National Queso Day is Tuesday, September 20 and what better way to celebrate than dipping into a smooth and creamy queso in the comfort of your own home with consumer-packaged favorite, Tacodeli Queso.
Available in Whole Foods across Texas, Tacodeli’s queso (a.k.a pure liquid gold) from the Austin-based farm-to-taco concept is made with a blend of original flavors with hints of serrano pepper, onion and garlic.
Whole Foods Market in Uptown Dallas will open its doors for business Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 8:00AM as the only grocer in the metroplex located in a vertically integrated, mixed-use development. The store is 38,000 square feet and, like all Whole Foods Market stores, will have its own unique design and product selection specific to its neighborhood and community. Continue reading →
While scratching your head over the new Dallas grocery bag ordinance, we see zero changes for Whole Foods shoppers. Their paper bags meet environmental criteria so there’s no charge for them. Whole Foods hasn’t used plastic bags at checkstands in five years, and has been giving rebates of ten cents for every one of their “Better Bags” or another multi-use recyclable bag, and five cents if you bring a plastic bag or a single-use or a paper bag at their checkout.
The law requires Dallas retailers to charge shoppers 5 cents for most single-use carryout bags, whether paper or plastic. The Dallas ordinance includes several exemptions, such as dry cleaning bags and most restaurant takeout bags. The law also requires that a reusable bag say on its exterior that it can be reused or recycled, and pass the test of being able to use the bag one hundred times. Continue reading →
Whole Foods Market will anchor The Forum at Wade Park, the retail center of the expansive 110-acre, mixed-use development announced today by developer Thomas Land & Development, LLC. Located at the Southeast corner of the Dallas North Tollway and Lebanon Road in Frisco, Texas, Wade Park will be one of the region’s foremost developments, merging upscale retail, fine dining, entertainment, hotels, commercial office space and residential housing.
The Forum at Wade Park will be an ideal and convenient setting for the new 45,000 square foot Whole Foods Market, offering a large selection of natural and organic products in a store with features unique to this location and tailored to the community. The store is set to open in Fall 2015. Continue reading →
That is what Sabrina Houser has heard on “good authority”. She is with Dry Comal Creek Vineyards and Winery which I used as example when I wrote about non-Texas wine in the Texas wine section of a new Whole Foods Market in the Dallas area. If her source is correct, Whole Foods may be implementing a policy change whereby the Texas wine section will be populated only by Texas wines. California wine sold by Texas wineries will be moved elsewhere. This actually opens up the tantalising possibility of Whole Foods sourcing more Texas wines from more wineries (they could use the winners of our Viognier tasting or our Tempranillo tasting as a crib sheet to start off). Furthermore, it makes Whole Foods a leader in Truth In Labelling regarding Texas wines. Continue reading →
Walking around the new Whole Foods Market in Addison this weekend I came across a whole pallet of Texas wines. Or so it seemed. One of them was the wine below. It is the Dry Comal Creek Vineyard ‘Comal Red XI’ Red Wine. The front label points out that the winery is in New Braunfels, so you might think that this is a Texas wine. On the bottom right of the label is a star decal which says ‘featuring Texas-Style wines’. That also appears to indicate that this is a Texas wine. Continue reading →