Friday, May 17, 2013

Scene's From Our 'Hood - Pirate Woes

One of the reasons I love our location is that we are walking distance to most everything.  Need an expensive but ridiculously good coffee? Go to 49th Parallel.  Want a bacon rimmed Caesar with bacon flavored vodka? Yeah you do, well head on over to The King's Head. Craving sushi? Walk down to Octopus Garden. Fresh ricotta/ red pepper and feta spread? Whole Foods is right on the corner, and if you are craving Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pretzels, you'll have to drive to Bellingham to Trader's Joe's right?  Wrong.  This is where Pirate Joe's comes in.  It's a little shop where the owner carries a very limited amount of Trader Joe's most popular items. Yes, it's a little bit more expensive but everything is a bit more expensive here. I just love the fact that if I need something, they may have it.  And honestly, it reminds me of home.  Even if I am not buying anything, when I walk by I smile, yes I am that dorky. 

Pirate Joe's is not affiliated whatsoever with Trader Joe's. Trader Joe's has a problem with the owner buying the products and reselling them in his store. I am not a lawyer so we'll let them figure it out, all I know is I think most people are fully aware of what is going on in the store and you can either choose to shop here or not shop here. I only come here to get a few things, like those damn Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pretzels.  Seriously, have you ever had one?  They are like crack. Anyhow the owner recently took the "P" down so now his sign says "Irate Joe's."  I hope both parties can come to some sort of an agreement.  If you want to read the whole story you can do so by clicking here.

Below is my FAVORITE Trader Joe's item, what's yours??  Leave me a comment below!
Hello, I am your crack for the day.

The little store with ALL THE THINGS!


  1. You crack me up Lisamarie! Also, now I'm going to have to try some of those pretzels!!

  2. Marsha "MOM" NariMay 20, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Why have I not heard about those chocolate covered pretzels before? ya knows your Mommy loves pretzels & chocolate....Will have to try them...but no "IRATE JOE'S' will go to TRADER JOE's.

    One of my favs from TJ'S is their Honey Wheat Pretzels , I was told by one of the guys there that they are best dipped in peanut butter...Yummers.

    Love &Stuff
    Mama :)
    PS...Love your be very funny !!!!


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