Gay foodies rejoice! Uptown has its first Whole Foods. The newly-opened grocery store along McKinney Avenue is conveniently located across the street from Gold’s Gym, to make it oh-so-simple for you to pick up some protein powder and get in some weights and cardio without having to park twice (and there’s two levels of underground parking). The concierge program (basically a personal shopper who’ll pull your shopping list for you to pick up) is actually free right now on Thursdays, which makes it easy to drop off your list, grab a craft beer from the tap wall, pick up a half-priced pizza and enjoy the patio. Oh, and the foodie mecca has a pet section that’s more than twice as big as most of their stores. Why? “The locals have more dogs than children,” they told me. Uh-huh. That’s Uptown.

— A.W.J.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition August 21, 2015.