Offering 18 beers on tap, self-serve pizza, cauliflower nachos, vegan sushi, cake decorating and more
SEDONA, Ariz., 2016-Feb-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market’s Sedona store, at 1420 West Highway 89A, has expanded its bar and restaurant, Bar 1902, and has increased offerings in the prepared foods and bakery departments. The enhancements are part of a two-phase expansion project.
Bar 1902 launches a new seasonal menu today and offers a wide selection of beer and wine, including 18 local and craft beers on tap. Open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., the bar and restaurant offers a daily happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m., with items like jackfruit-and-short-rib quesadillas, poutine and cheese plates for $7 or less, along with $2 off draft beer and wine.
From green chile braised short ribs and a porchetta sandwich to expanded vegan options like cauliflower nachos, vegan sushi, grilled vegetable tamales and roasted mushroom flatbread featuring nut-based, Kite Hill chive artisanal spread, the menu has something for everyone. All menu items meet Whole Foods Market’s strict quality standards, which prohibit artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, sweeteners, and partially hydrogenated fats or oils.
Bar 1902 has free wi-fi, indoor and outdoor seating for more than 100 people, and TVs, featuring regional and local games. Upcoming events include wine and beer pairings, live music and family-friendly activities. On Friday, Feb. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m., Bar 1902 will host a craft beer and raw chocolate pairing, featuring local, raw and vegan Lulu’s Chocolate; a flight of four beers, expertly paired with Lulu’s favorite chocolates, costs $10.
In the new prepared foods section, shoppers will find a salad bar with 40 organic ingredients, a self-serve pizza station, a new sandwich menu with eight signature sandwiches, like the Red Rock Reuben, and a wide variety of items such as hand-crafted pizza (check out the beer stout crust!), whole or by the slice, in-house chips and meals-on-the-go. Additional offerings include a hot bar with 14 wells with BBQ Comfort, Asian and Indian food dishes and made-to-order sushi. Catering is available for office and home entertaining needs.
The updated in-house bakery includes a large pastry case with many vegan options, Non-GMO Project-verified cookies, an array of freshly baked breads and fresh cakes decorated in house, available for any occasion. Local offerings include cakes from Tempe-based Honeymoon Sweets and local hearth-style breads from Mediterra Bakehouse, based in Coolidge.
“Whether looking for a quick meal or planning for a special occasion, our goal with this expansion is to offer more delicious and unique options to shoppers of all diets and lifestyles,” said Anibal Monroy, the store’s team leader. “From the prepared foods section for people on the go, to happy hour at Bar 1902, to our catering and cake decorating in bakery, we’re thrilled to provide the Sedona community with additional amenities.”
Phase two of the remodel will include an olive bar, additional cheese, wine, and beer offerings in the specialty department, and an updated grocery section.
Sedona Recycles, dedicated to improving recycling services for Sedona and Verde Valley residents and businesses, will receive 5 percent of the store’s net sales on Wednesday, March 2. Details on other upcoming events can be found on the store’s events page.
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