Is it Worth It… to pay $11 for one glass of wine at Whole Foods?

By Lori Rodgers –

Is it Worth It…

to pay $11 for one glass of wine…at Whole Foods?


The long-awaited day finally came. The new Whole Foods at University and Honore is open. I’m especially happy because its approximately 7 minutes from my home. I waited until two days after the grand opening to make the trip. And people say I have no self-control!


It was packed, and the crowds were a more homogenous blend than the downtown store. First stop was the pizza bar. My teenage son came with me and our first mission was to check the pizza bar for vegan pizza. They didn’t have any ready, but they offered to make a fresh one for us. In fact, we decided to order an entire pizza to go. I have two vegan teenagers at home.

While waiting for the pizza we strolled around the store and discovered there is a restaurant and bar inside, Brasserie Honore. It was Friday afternoon, approaching 5 PM and I decided a glass of wine would really hit the spot. Trying new wines whenever I get the opportunity, I chose a Bordeaux in the upper middle price range, $11 for one glass. But wait…they have a Happy Hour $2 off not just wines by the glass but also draft pints, personal size pizzas and burgers!

My son and I found a free table and decide to dive into the pizza while it was still hot. The servers brought us his Zevia and my wine and w munched, drank, and people watched. The wine was smooth; a new addition to my list of faves.


Is it Worth It? $9 for a glass of really good wine and experiencing the newest addition to our combo shop and eat places? Yes!


PS The vegan pizza is yummy


Lori Rodgers – Lori’s passion for food and fine dining began at an early age. She started reading Gourmet at 8, and was fortunate to have a father who included her in his travels to cites across the US, often frequenting restaurants she had read about in the magazine. After studying hotel and restaurant management at FSU for two years and thoroughly enjoying the summer program in Switzerland, she graduated with a degree in International Business with a minor in Spanish. Lori owned and operated the family business, Bert Rodgers Schools of Real Estate for 25 years, indulging her cooking hobby by whipping up meals for family and friends on the weekends. She has two teenagers who have adopted a vegan lifestyle, adding a new challenge to Lori’s cooking repertoire. Lori recently sold the business and is embarking on a new chapter and new career, returning to her true calling, cooking and exploring the multifaceted world of food!
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