Visit Whole Foods, get a free ride home…sort of

whole_foods_195.jpgIn order to promote their newest location in Manhattan, Whole Foods will use Zipcar to give any shopper who shows up on Thursday, March 29th, between 3pm and 9pm, a free ride home. But there’s a catch (there always is, isn’t there?)…they will only drive you home if it’s below 42nd Street. That puts me out of range, but I suppose I could take the Zipcar to 42nd Street and then catch a cab or bus from there.

Regardless of how I get home, I do plan on visiting the store, even though it’s location of Houston and Bowery is waaaay out of my “convenience zone”. Why would I visit it, even though there are Whole Foods in Columbus Circle and Union Square that are more convenient? Well, I have a confession to make, and I haven’t told this to anyone…I like to cook. There, I’ve said it. Whew, feels like a weight’s been lifted off me. I’m not very good at it, and it’s sort of at odds with my perfectionist/analytical personality, but I like it, and I love the Food Network. So, I will definitely be checking out their Culinary Center where they’ll have classes for all skill levels (I’m a pre-novice), and their Fromagerie (that’s a new word to me, btw). In addition to those exciting attractions, they are supposed to be one of the “greenest” supermarkets in the city.

I won’t make it for opening night, but I will check it out, even if it is a trek and a half for grocery shopping. If anyone does go, I want a report!

2 Comments so far

  1. J$ (unregistered) on March 20th, 2007 @ 6:53 pm

    does brooklyn count as below 42nd street?! nothing wrong with cooking.


  2. Josh (unregistered) on March 21st, 2007 @ 7:40 am

    Sorry, but they specifically mentioned Manhattan, below 42nd Street, as the boundary.



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