News & Events

Prepare your taste buds for what’s in store with updates about our newest and tastiest happenings. From new product rollouts to monthly festivals to celebrity chefs in our Cooking School, here’s where you’ll find the latest and greatest information about Central Market.

Our Fab Five Wine Sale is On!


Just in time for your New Year's Eve parties (or for your post-holiday cellar re-stock), we are again hosting our Fab Five wine sale, today through December 31. Simply put, you can save up to 25% on all wines with a price ending in "5." This means that you can choose from over 200 carefully selected, diverse wines that you won't find anywhere else in Texas.

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Make the Season Bright


The holidays are the perfect time to add a little bit extra to your doorways, mantels, or tables, and really capture the magic of the season.  With that in mind, I sat and chatted with Sarah Dyer, our floral buyer, about decorating trends and how to intermix new elements into classic Christmas decor.

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We Declare December Hot Cocoa Month


While the weather outside hasn't quite reached frightful yet, night and morning temperatures are definitely dropping. I personally love that. Why? Because not only does cold weather give me an opportunity to bundle up in scarves, but it also gives me a chance to indulge in hot chocolate. 

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Don't Forget the Little Things in the Holiday Home Stretch


With only a few hours to go before Turkey Day, you're no doubt ready for a well-deserved "whew!" But regardless whether you're set to roll up your sleeves and get to cooking, or turn on the oven and get to heating, make sure you've checked your list one more time. Don't forget these extras!

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Ohhhh... Christmas Tree!


There are about a million acres of land devoted to growing Christmas trees in the United States, and from those acres millions of trees are cut and shipped around the country, where they will be come the centerpiece of many families Christmas traditions.  This tradition that is a staple for many is actually a fairly new ritual.  Started by the Germans around the 16th century, most American families did not fully adopt the tradition until the mid-19th century.

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Big T Coastal Perfection


I grew up in South Carolina, so when our Dairy and Frozen buyer brought around a crab dip that is handmade in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, I naturally had high expectations. And let me just say that this dip, is simple, fresh, and a true taste of coastal South Carolina.

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What Wine Should I Pair With My...


Smoked turkey? Standing rib roast? In-laws? Well, this question is one that we hear all the time in our wine aisles, but especially now as we all get ready to celebrate the family, friends, and food in our lives. 

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Thanksgiving is Coming! Are You Ready?


Thanksgiving is two weeks away. That's 14 days to pull off a fabulously festive holiday feast. No pressure. And no worries. Because you've got us. First start with our list, and then you know, check it twice. Now, that is an easy way to know when to do everything from shop, brine, and dress to polish, clean, and chill.

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Flavor Flours: A New Way of Baking


Revolutionize your baking.

Innovative baker and cookbook author Alice Medrich, will be in Austin, Dallas, and Houston Cooking Schools this week to introduce you to the flavors and textures of classic treats made with wheat-free flours. Whether you are interested in upping the flavors in your baked goods, like to experiment with ingredients and texture, or are looking for reliable wheat-free recipes, you’ll want to attend Flavor Flours.

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Break Into Bordeaux


When you hear “Bordeaux,” do you immediately think of rare and expensive wines? It's okay, know I am guilty of it too, but what you might not realize is that some of the best values come from this great wine making region in France. 

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