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.

Bacon Fest Leaves No Foodie Behind

If your bacon proclivities are rather particular (you don’t eat pork, or you only like round bacon, or local bacon, or you only eat bacon that’s been cooked outdoors), never fear! Bacon Fest is like a big tent of foodie fun, and we have just what you’re looking for. (Or maybe what you didn’t know you were looking for until it landed in your cart!) 

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Bacon: No pork? No problem!

Whether your diet doesn’t include pork, or you’re just looking for new bacon tastes, we have the alternatives you’re looking for: duck, wild boar, beef, and turkey. Here are a few featured products that will bring you the amazingness of bacon — without the pork:

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Revel in Your Love of Bacon

A man in England recently changed his name to Double Bacon Cheeseburger. I am not making this up. The man formerly known as Simon Smith had a cheeseburger crowned with bacon that was so delicious, he decided a name change was in order. And while I admire his dedication to bacon, there are certainly easier ways to revel in your love of pork. 

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Hog Heaven

When pigs fly…into your mouth…you know we’re kicking off Bacon Fest; the glorious two weeks when we celebrate the amazing food that makes everything better. 


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What’s Your Bacon Style

For our annual Bacon Fest, we are bringing you more than 75 varieties of specialty and artisan bacons in our Market and Deli, which means you have more than 75 different ways to let your bacon imagination take you beyond breakfast. Here are some basics of bacons to help you get started.

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How do you say bacon in Spanish? “Delicious!”

The famous Spanish Ibérico pigs — also called Pata Negra, which translates to black hoof — have roamed the old growth oak forests of the Salamanca and Cordoba mountains in western Spain for hundreds of years, eating wild herbs and acorns. This idyllic setting and regional diet results in the exquisite Jamón Ibérico, a rich, nutty pork meat hailed as the finest in the world.  

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Pick Poke

L.A. and NYC are wild about poke (POH-kay). A fleet of restaurants with names like Okee Poke and Pokeworks are popping up to serve the traditional Hawaiian fish salad, which is like a deconstructed sushi roll in a bowl. It’s made with large cuts of tuna marinated in soy sauce, sesame oil, sesame seeds and green onions, served along side rice. 

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Elusive Opah

An enormous silver disc with white speckles, tiny crimson fins and golden eyes, the Opah (Moonfish) is quite a looker — but not often seen. Opah prefer the deep sea and don't swim in eas-to-catch schools, making these elusive fish a seafood prize!

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Reel It In: Fresh Hawaiian Seafood

Hawaii. Home to tumbling waterfalls, active volcanoes, and a rainbowed assortment of incredible fish and seafood. Here in Texas, the natural glories of the Aloha State can seem out of reach. And when it comes to rainforests and lava, you’re right. 

But fresh Hawaiian seafood? We bring the authentic taste of island life to you, straight from the deep blue Pacific, seven days a week! 

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Super, Super Tuscan

So here is the scoop, this is the wine sale, that our wine buyer has been most excited about since last October, when the first details were in just in the works. Gaja (pronounced "guy-uh") Ca'Marcanda Magari is a Super Tuscan blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc and truly a wine lovers wine.

Keep in mind we only get one shot at this wine each year for a very short period, and every year the inventory of Gaja's Magari Super Tuscan goes as quickly as it arrives. 

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