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Whole Foods Market - Lamar

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BA SCORE
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28 Ratings
Ratings: 28
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 7.37%
$$ - reasonable
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525 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, Texas, 78703-5411
United States
phone: (512) 476-1206

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spoots

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$$

Visiting the Whole Foods "mother ship" is a must-do in Austin. The store is incredible--the energy level is like Adderall mixed with espresso. I came here a couple of times during a recent trip, and spoke to Rebecca the beermonger. She epitomizes the Whole Foods attitude--which is to say no question is too dumb, and she literally did everything she could to make me feel welcome and help me find some memorable beers. I was looking at Indian Wells' Lobotomy Bock and she asked if I had tried it. I said no, and not only did she offer her personal tasting notes, she actually grabbed a sixer from the cold "cave", opened a bottle, and offered me a taste. I can't recall that happening to me in a beer store in a looong time.

The selection here is as good as any place I've seen in Austin--with the exception perhaps of Spec's, which is truly awesome. This Whole Foods location obviously has tremendous turnover. Everything looked fresh. Prices were decent and, as I said, the service was exceptional--which is worth a premium.

[One other item of note is that you can drink your purchase as you shop. This created some issues yesterday as throngs of drunks queued up for a wine bottle signing by a member of Tool. I found it pretty funny, but a few staffers were exasperated by the drunken crowd wandering the aisles creating their own "sampling stations" by just opening whatever appealed to them on the shelves. Talk about keeping Austin weird!]

03-25-2009 19:02:07 | More by spoots
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Whole Foods Market - Lamar in Austin, TX
91 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.