May 2013

Sun
05
PlantStrong™ Brunch
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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PlantStrong™ Brunch
Sunday, May 5th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $8 per plate

The first Sunday of the month, join our Healthy Eating Specialists and Prep Foods Chef for a tasty and inexpensive brunch in our Whole Lifestyle Center! On this special Sunday, come in for a PlantStrong, Whole food, Healthy Fat and Nutrient Dense breakfast.  If you have been a 28 day challenger or just looking for some healthier options, this is the brunch for you! Check out our menu in the Whole Lifestyle Center window. It’s an open house while food lasts, so be sure to reserve your seat in advance at customer service.

Thu
16
Dine and Demo
6:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Dine and Demo
Thursday, May 16th
6:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $15

Join our Healthy Eating Specialists as they demo a delicious meal of black bean plantain stuffed peppers with salsa verde, chipotle polenta fries with creamy chipotle dip, and apple pie bites. Enjoy watching your delicious, freshly-made dinner being prepared and learn how you can do it at home. You leave with a satisfied palate, full belly, and great recipes. All recipes are Plant-Strong and Dairy Free. Must sign up in advance, 48 hour cancellation policy. Space is limited.

Thu
16
Twitter Chat: Light Up the Grill
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Light Up the Grill
Thursday, May 16th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Fee

The weather is warming up and that means it's time to head outside for some cooking over the coals or gratesl. Let's chat about our favorite foods to kiss with flame, tips and tricks for seasoning, and more. Follow #wfmdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
18
Bottle & Bottega Painting Party!
12:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Bottle & Bottega Painting Party!
Saturday, May 18th
12:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $40

Paint a masterpiece step by step with neighborhood studio Bottle & Bottega, creators of the social art party! Bottle & Bottega travels to venues and homes throughout Chicago and the suburbs for public, private and corporate events. Cocktail social begins at 12:00pm, painting from 12:30 - 2:30pm.

For more information about Bottle & Bottega and to register for the event, please visit bottleandbottega.com/events/public-parties. Cost Includes One Drink from the Engine Room, Light Appetizers, Canvas and all Paint Supplies.

Sun
19
Prep-Cook-Go
1:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Prep-Cook-Go
Sunday, May 19th
1:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $20

Have a busy work week? Need healthy meals to nourish you along the way? Join our Healthy Eating Specialist Becky and a group of people enjoying the day together prepping, cooking, and packaging three portioned entrees to help get you through the week. All meals will be Plant-based and Dairy Free.  This month’s entrees will be Shiitake Soba, Mango Baked Beans and Sweet Potato Black Bean Burritos. Must sign up in advance. Call 312.435.4600 to register. 48 hour cancellation policy. 

Wed
22
Stir, Shake, Punch! With St. George Spirits
7:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Stir, Shake, Punch! With St. George Spirits
Wednesday, May 22nd
7:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, Suggested $10 Donation to Rebuilding Exchange

Take a night off and grab a girlfriend or a friend for this exclusive night out at Whole Foods Market South Loop! Join Matty Eggleston, one of Chicago’s most accomplished mixologists, and Spirits Portfolio Manager at Tenzing Wine & Spirits for a fun class in the art of mixology. Eggleston will lead attendees through an assemblage of two full cocktails, one shaken and one stirred then build a punch to be shared by the class. Don’t miss this fun and interactive event! Light appetizers will be served. Register in advance by calling (312) 435-4600 to secure your spot. Space is limited!

Thu
23
Raw Food Made Easy
6:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Raw Food Made Easy
Thursday, May 23rd
6:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $15

Get yourself picnic ready the raw way. Join our resident Healthy Eating and Raw Food Chef, Bonita Kindle, for fun-filled class that includes tasty and delicious recipes and samples. Must sign up at Customer Service in advance, 48 hour cancellation policy. Space is limited.

Sat
25
Turf Wars: Gin & Juice Edition
12:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Turf Wars: Gin & Juice Edition
Saturday, May 25th
12:00 PM
Specialty Department, Free!

Join us for a very special edition of Turf Wars when Whole Foods Market South Loop hosts its third edition of its new event series. This month’s battle features local gin producers Death Door Spirits, Few Spirits, and Journeyman Distillery presenting their very best gin recipes and raffling off company swag and prizes to win your vote. Stop by and cast your vote for South Loop’s most loved local gin producer, sip on some gin and juice, and walk away with some sweet giveaways.

Thu
30
Gluten Intolerance Group
6:30 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Gluten Intolerance Group
Thursday, May 30th
6:30 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, Free!

Are you interested in learning more about a gluten-free lifestyle or are you the top celiac chef in your family? Stop by every last Thursday of the month at 6:30pm for new topic discussions, creative recipe ideas and delicious gluten free food tastings. This month’s meeting will feature Skincare and Cosmetics: The truth about when these need to be Gluten Free.

Thu
30
Twitter Chat: Wines of Summer
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Wines of Summer
Thursday, May 30th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, Free

Cool, crisp whites, reds to pair with your favorite steak - wine is made for summer food. Join us as we chat about pairing wines with both weather and favorite summer foods. Follow #wfmwine to join the conversation from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST.

Fri
31
Blueberry Blitz
12:00 PM @ Store-wide
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Blueberry Blitz
Friday, May 31st
12:00 PM
Store-wide, Free!

Don’t be blue! Celebrate the great and wonderful blueberry on our company’s annual 1-day blueberry sale. Join us for some midday inspiration on the sales floor as we show you how to create blueberry-infused salads, juices, and more.

Events At Nearby Stores

Lent Friday Feature
Friday, March 6th
3:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Seafood Department, Free!

Look for Friday Specials on select items in our Seafood Department and ask our fishmongers for recipe tips!

Look for Friday Specials on select items in our Seafood Department and ask our fishmongers for recipe tips!

18th Annual European Union Film Festival Opening Night
Friday, March 6th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Gene Siskel Film Center,

Whole Foods Market is thrilled to host the Opening Night Reception for the 18th Annual European Union Film Festival at Gene Siskel Film Center. Purchase opening night tickets here and enjoy the delightful feature-lenght animation THe GOLDEN HORSE, based on a Latvian folk tale. Buy ticktets today and enjoy the reception afterward!

Whole Foods Market is thrilled to host the Opening Night Reception for the 18th Annual European Union Film Festival at Gene Siskel Film Center.

Swag Bag Surprise
Saturday, March 7th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Store, $25 donation

Saturday, March 7 • 12-3pm while supplies last!
$25 donation to Whole Planet Foundation

We love surprises…that’s why each gift bag contains a gift card of mystery value! We’re packing swag bags full of our favorite products plus a Whole Foods Market gift card. Gift cards start at $5, but one lucky contributor will find a $50 gift card inside! So treat yourself to some swag, and help pave the road to prosperity for people around the world!

Saturday, March 7 • 12-3pm while supplies last!
$25 donation to Whole Planet Foundation