Visit Whole Foods on Friday nights and try some new wines and food for $5.

Five After Five

A few years back, I ran into a friend at Whole Foods and asked why it was so busy. I found out that they offer a special deal called Five After Five that allows people to sample food from each area of the store with a select wine for $5 on Fridays. You get a wine glass, which you keep, and a list of the food/wine you'll be trying for $5. If you return with your glass for the next Five After Five event, the cost is only $4. It's a great way to try some new recipes and wines without breaking the bank. Think of it as a roaming tapas bar kind of thing. It's usually fairly busy, so be sure to get there as soon as you can on Friday night. For more information about this program and others offered at Whole Foods, visit