Hat tip to the folks at Refinery29 for alerting us to the very welcome news that, like Whole Foods, Target has announced lower prices on all sorts of items, including those in the grocery aisle. Meaning: You’ll have more money to spend on all the crap you don’t need, but always makes its way into your cart anyway. (Pastel Sharpies! Mason jars! Living room poofs!)
• Sore muscles seem to be the signifier that you crushed your gym sesh, riiiight? Well, it turns out that feeling that kicks in 24 to 48 hours after your workout, called delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS, could actually be your body’s way of telling you to change your workout routine. While DOMS can be a good sign after you’ve, say, tried out SoulCycle for the first time, it can be a bad sign if you seem to be sore after every single workout. If you seem to have chronic DOMS, your body may be telling you you need more rest days or that you need to reconfigure your workout routine entirely. [SELF]
In her recent column on the now-open Rodin Square development, Philadelphia Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron gave the project a B-plus for its organization and an F for its appearance, lamenting both the suburban scale of its anchor tenant and the bland metal monotony of its residential tower.
That apartment building, whose name — Dalian on the Park — will now be what just about everyone around here will call the entire complex, could indeed have had a lot more panache and dignity. But what’s inside counts a lot, too, and as a way of squaring two circles, Rodin Square has raised the bar to a level I hope other local developers will emulate. Read more »
Attention, Whole Foods shoppers: The supermarket chain has issued a recall of more than 230 pounds of prepared chicken and pasta salads over concerns of possible listeria contamination. Read more »
If you’re sticking around this weekend (me too!), here’s something to add to your calendar: This Friday, Whole Foods Market Plymouth Meeting is hosting a Summertime Sayonara yoga class-cum-happy hour on its roof deck.
Whole Foods Market South Street is teaming up with its neighbor, the Yoga Garden, for an a.m. outdoor yoga class on the roof.
This may just win the award for the most creative event I’ve seen in a long time. Next Friday, March 28th, from 7 to 9 p.m., you can score a three-course Italian meal with a serenade from live opera singers—right inside Whole Foods Market South Street.
Not sure if any of you saw this, but I got some weird invite-only email from Groupon yesterday saying they were running some secret deal with Whole Foods that was only available to invitees. One day later, that deal is now open to the masses, so if you’re a regular Whole Foods shopper—and, for some reason, not on Groupon’s super secret deal list—you can get the deal now, too.
As I have noted on this blog time and time again, I am not the biggest fan of grocery-shopping trips. So when I caught a post on Foobooz yesterday about a new online, same-day grocery-delivery service called Instacart that just launched in Philly, I’m fairly certain my coworkers could hear an audible squee coming from my office.