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Trader Joe’s Opens in Stone Oak


Trader Joes Logo croppedTrader Joe’s has opened its second San Antonio location. It’s at 403 N. Loop 1604 W., which is in the Stone Oak area.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

For more information, call 210-545-3123.

FOLC hosts wine tasting

FOLC Restaurant, 256 E. Olmos Drive, is hosting a wine tasting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The wines will be presented by sommelier Veronique Cecilia Barretto and Felicia Gonzales of Serendipity Wines.

The amuse-bouche pairings will be created by FOLC owner, chef Luis Colon.

The price is $20 a person. Seating is limited. Call (210) 822-0100 for reservations.

lockupguide1Herradura tasting at La Fogata

La Fogata, 2427 Vance Jackson Road, is featuring Herradura during its monthly free tequila tasting, which is set for 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 15.

After the tasting, you can make the evening even more flavorful by ordering a margarita made with Herradura alongisdde a Quesadilla de Flor de Calabaza, (otherwise known as pumpkin blossoms and white cheese on thick masa tortilla).

Call (210) 340-1337 for details.

Look for Tre Enoteca

Jason Dady is opening Tre Enoteca Tuscan Ristorante and Vino Bar at the Alley, 555 W. Bitters. It’s the space that once housed Bin 555 and, more recently, Umai Mi.

Umai Mi, meanwhile, is moving to a smaller space within the Alley.

Crumpets sets sights on Oregon

mouton noirCrumpets, 3920 Harry Wurzbach, will showcase wines from Oregon a special dinner set for 7 p.m. Nov. 14.

Highlights of the multi-course menu include smoked trout fillet with Willamette Valley Riesling; Vol au Vent with Scallops Montrachet with Silvan Ridge Viognier; and Duck Breast with Wild Mushroom Rossini Sauce paired with Mouton Noir O.P.P. Pinot Noir. (Mouton Noir is made by former San Antonian Andre Mack.)

The price is $75 a person. Call (210) 821-5600 for reservations.

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Trader Joe’s Seeking SA Store Manager


That headline just about says it all. If you go to Trader Joe’s website, and find your way to the job postings, there is an opening listed for store manager, location San Antonio. Also, for Houston and Dallas. (click here)

SavorSA has been having a great time pestering TraderJoesList on Twitter for the past couple of weeks to bring us a Trader Joe’s. We’d heard they were opening several Austin stores, and really, that just didn’t seem right! Does Austin have a Culinary Institute of America branch? No. Do they have a Pearl Brewery? No.

We’d heard for a couple of years that TJs was planning a store in the Quarry Market, and that still seems to be the speculation. But we don’t like to leave things at speculation (as much as we love to speculate!).

Here’s what the post says about the job, in case anyone wishes to apply. Location says San Antonio. Pay is “$40,000-$70,000 depending upon experience and qualifications”. Interestingly, no job postings appeared on the site for Austin store managers.

The store originated in Southern California and now has around 350 stores in the country. In past conversations with company employees, I was told the problems they had moving into Texas had to do with our alcoholic beverage laws. Trader Joe’s sells beer and wine.

From the website: “Trader Joe’s is unlike any other place you’ve ever worked. Trust us. We simply have no room for bureaucracy… all Crew Members support our stores to assist in the delivery of great products and experiences to our customers.

We have as few layers of management as possible, and welcome dynamic retail managers (from the Assistant Manager to District Manager level) to join our Crew as Mates.  A “Mate” is a salaried member of the store management team.  Each store has one Captain (that’s what we call our Store Managers around here) and multiple Mates.  Have your sights set on Captain?  Great!  We promote exclusively from within.”

Stay posted, we’ll look forward to updating information as soon as we get it. And, thanks to our Twitter friend, Sarah Loyd, for sending out the initial tweet!

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