Whole Foods is awesome. Up until yesterday, I had been thoroughly unaware of just how awesome. Sure, I had been quick to pass judgment on the place. I had always had the perception that it is an expensive store run by pretentious hippies for pretentious yuppies. Well, I was only half-right! The hippies are anything but pretentious! The store is still expensive and caters to a pretentious crowd of people with money burning holes in their pockets, but a large portion of the food is made in-house by nice folk, many of whom have been friends of mine for years. Whether it be the pizza made in the wood-burning brick oven or the stunning variety of hand-made sausage, it's obvious to me that this place is pretty legit. Though I personally feel that ALL of their prices should be dropped by at least 20%, I also hold the opinion that they put great care and effort into the food they make!
I also had no idea that there was a bar with microbrews on tap until a friend mentioned it this past weekend. This had certainly piqued my interest and I just had to check it out after I'd heard about this. Who knew that you can get a pint and a burger during Happy Hour for only $5.99?! Why hasn't anyone mentioned this to me before?! Regardless, I was most thoroughly impressed by the kitchen they had set up for demonstration purposes behind a giant set of glass panels! Now I want my own kitchen in an aquarium!! 'Cept mine would have a "clean cycle" so that I could exit the room, close the door, hit the button and walk away after making a mess! Check it out! And yeah, so maybe I *am* the last person out there to have stepped foot into a Whole Foods!! So, what of it!? :)