On a recent trip to Houston, Texas for a family wedding, I had an opportunity to visit the newest member of the Whole Foods Market family. I am a loyal Whole Foods Market Venice team member but when I get a chance to visit other stores…especially new ones out of state, I get very excited! I also, am a proud Texan so it was an extra treat to be able to visit Whole Foods Brewing Company. It’s a big one too at 48,000 square feet and located in the Galleria area of Houston, Texas.
In case you couldn’t tell by the name, the new Whole Foods is a brewery as well as a market! A lot of the Whole Foods stores have beer on tap and wine bars (yep…that’s right…you can have a drink at a grocery store) but this one is the first in the family to brew their own beer! Vey exciting! I tasted the four beers they had on tap and I’m happy to report all were delicious. They had a fun and unique “sweet potato” beer that I really liked but could probably only drink one. I’m not a beer snob or connoisseur but I do like trying new things and the sweet potato beer was a tasty spin on beer for the fall season.
Check out my quick little slideshow I put together on my brief walk through Whole Foods Market Brewing Company. Please keep in my mind I took all these photos with an ipod and rather quickly because I had family members with me who were less enthusiastic than I was. 🙂
I had so much fun playing in the kitchen for our Halloween menu! My daughter is a senior in high school now. I feel our Halloween days are going to be limited or come to an end. She will be off doing her own adventurous and more grown up things very soon! But for now while I still have her attention and have her at home, I wanted us to have a good old fashioned, fun filled Halloween.
She’s been past the age of trick or treating for some time now. Nowadays we usually decorate our patio with old and new Halloween decorations…I have a box of decorations I’ve collected over the years of her growing up that she still gets excited to pull out! And, I love to get in the kitchen and make some fun fall festive foods. We all gather on the patio for a simple little party and hand out candy to all the adorable kids. My daughter still loves to see and and talk to all the little ones dressed up in their little costumes. She jumps up with the candy bowl every time she sees trick or treaters walking up!
Here’s a look at this years menu and some fun pictures of our night…