It’s Brunch, Baby!

So far this week we’ve talked traditional dinners with spiral ham, and we’ve packed our cars and coolers for an Easter picnic. Today we’re going all in with Easter brunch […]

The Perfect Easter Picnic

So many ways to celebrate! The first blog in our Easter series was for folks who love a traditional Easter with white linens and grandma’s china. Today’s menu ideas are […]

Easter for Everyone

Maybe you’re in the camp that brings down grandma’s wedding china and irons the tablecloth. Or maybe you’re Team Picnic and head to the beach or park with a bag […]

Bacon wine? Well kind of…

We are so excited to introduce this new wine to you. Central Market is the first retailer in Texas to carry Bacon, but don’t let the name fool you, there […]

Get a dining room, you two!

Valentine’s Day is here, so if you are a little uneasy in the kitchen, but feel like a romantic night in is the perfect way to spend February 14th, we’ve […]

We put a zing on this breakfast classic

When I visited her in the summer, it was always a treat to make them with her. All of this said, to say, I have a pretty high bar for […]

What are you cooking on Game Day?

Up until recently we have had a great selection of drummettes that are perfect for snacking and mostly keeping your hands clean, but just this week we added another 7 […]

Rosé is Just Right

Rosé is kind of like the Goldilocks of wine, it goes with nearly everything and is just right. Now this is a special meal, and not just any Rosé will […]

Half Shell, Whole Lot of Awesome

Okay let’s start with picking the right oyster. The key is freshness and our fish mongers have that covered. Our oysters are flown in near daily from both East Coast […]

Have you tried Mostarda?

It might sound a little odd at first, but the sweetness of the fruit and the bright tang of the mustard make mostardas a perfect combination with a lot of […]

The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Cheese

So whether you want to add a little protein to you afternoon snack or add a bit of brightness to your next cheese board, take a peak below at our […]

Sweet as Pie

Apple Fritter Bread (yep, that’s it in the picture) is a sweet loaf of soft and tender dough filled with heirloom Northern Spy apples, which have a rich, mild sweetness, […]

Red Jacket Orchard Cider

Located in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York State along the rolling hills of Seneca Lake, Red Jacket Orchards have been harvesting and pressing premium fruits and juices […]

At Home Florist

Roses are beautiful on their own, no debating that, but with a few selections from our 3 for $10 section you will be ready to create an arrangement that fits […]

Ready to feed our favorite Frogs

Available starting this Friday, September 1st, and then throughout the season, home or away, the menu has a mix of platters, lunches, and even goodies for your littlest Frogs. A […]

Tilapia + Tortillas = Tasty Tacos

Grilled Tilapia Tacos with Cucumber Salsa Ingredients • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for the grill • 4 6-ounce tilapia fillets • 1 teaspoon ground coriander • 3/4 teaspoon […]

Luxurious Cherries

True Luxardo cherries start with a sour cherry as a base, which are harder to come by, so I tinkered with the recipe to start and used beautiful red cherries […]

Bordeaux for Your Burger

Let’s Face It… It’s Time for an Adult Beverage

Pour your favorite brew over Central Market’s Small Batch Craft Ice Cream then sip on your new favorite treat for a hot day. We have a few suggestions to get […]

Turn Your Backyard into Bordeaux

Don’t let the idea that this region is the center of the fine world throw you off. Let’s make Bordeaux easy and fun from the get go, case in point […]

Meet Muscadet's New Match

If you have never had Muscadet before, my first suggestion is to try it with oysters, in my opinion this is one of the true gold standards for wine and […]

Ham is Where the Heart Is

When we talk about Country Ham, these are cured hams, traditionally dry-cured in a mixture of salt, sugar, and other seasonings then smoked and aged. Now it sounds simple enough, but creating […]

Virginia is for Wine Lovers

Let’s start by sharing what Wine Enthusiast said about wines from Virginia just last summer, “Virginia wines strike a balance between Old World restraint and New World fruit expression. They’ve […]

Savor the Best of the South

Over the last year, we have sent our buyers on a scavenger hunt across Kentucky, Tennessee, North and South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Virginia to find the best growers and […]

Hey Y’all, Come and Taste the South

Today the southern U.S. is home to a host of culinary talent, including The Lee Brothers, Nathalie Dupree, Virginia Willis, and more. And if you want to taste the real […]

Ham = Easter

We have delicious bone-in and boneless hams that are glazed in-store by our Market Partners with our signature seasonings and then spiral-sliced for easy serving, in both Hickory and Honey […]

Cinnamon, Icing & Plastic Babies

All you have to do to earn these beads is stop in Central Market and head to the Bakery! 

We have fresh and fun New Orleans King Cakes decorated with the traditional purple, green, and yellow sprinkles, complete with the good luck baby. 

Be Fancy With Crème Brûlée

Show your Valentine how fancy you are in the kitchen with some homemade Crème Brûlée! (Or just pick up one of our big-enough-to-share Heart Shaped Crème Brûlées, and you can still be fancy, just without any work! Or torches.)

Order Valentine’s Day Meals for Two Today!

For some folks, time spent in the kitchen preparing a delicious meal for loved ones on Valentine's Day is how they show their love. For others, it's going out and having a chef prepare a top tier meal. Now, if you like the chef-prepared idea, but would rather stay in, or, say, have kids and kinda * have * to stay in, we have just what you need.

Football For Foodies

So, we hear there is a rather important sporting event coming up soon. We’re no armchair quarterbacks, but we do have a few plays up our sleeves when it comes to food.

Houston, We Have A Party

Houston, this post is for you! We're super excited about the football game this weekend, and are celebreating with in-store fun for you all week. Samples, demos, and a Saturday patio party are all on the calendar.

Here's a rundown of what we have planned, but check your store calendar online for any updates. 

Our Favorite Wines from 2016

Heidi, our Beer & Wine Manager in San Antonio, did a little year-end review and pulled together her favorite wine selections from 2016 to share with you.

While 2017 will surely bring many new and delicious discoveries, these gems are worth exploring as we look forward to the new year. Happy tasting! 

Tangerine Scones

Tangerine Scones Servings: 12 Prep Time: 10 Min Cook Time: 20 Min INGREDIENTS 2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled, plus more for pan 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp […]

Invite Sangria to Your Holiday Party

Sangria is a perfect holiday party drink that looks festive and tastes merry. It’s also easy to make! Surprise your guests with homemade sangria and don’t be surprised when they whip out their phones and start taking posting pics of their pretty glasses loaded with fruit and good cheer! 

Perfect Wine Pairings for Holiday Gatherings

Today our expert wine buyer answers your questions about what wines are great bets for holiday dinners and what they pair well with. These selections also make great host gifts if you're traveling! 

Let Us Do The Cooking This Holiday

Serving up an incredible holiday meal is deliciously easy: Let us handle it. You? You just pour a glass a wine and sit down and actually talk to all those family members and friends in your house. We've got dinner (and dessert, and appetizers) covered. 

Party Like A Pro

Wondering how many bottles of wine you'll need for a party of ten? Looking to introduce a few new twist to your traditional turkey? Or maybe you are revving up for some revelry wondering if you should serve profiteroles or popovers.

Holiday Decorating Ideas We Love

Decorating for the holidays is a chance for you to honor your family’s favorite traditions and try new things, too. From greenery from your yard to oranges and cranberries from the store, natural items used to highlight what you already own are where it's at this season! 

Thanksgiving Breakfast

If you are planning a special breakfast for your Thanksgiving crew we can help with tons of easy ways to make the morning special without committing yourself to extra time and stress in the kitchen. 

Fresh baked goods, juicy produce, and savory quiche are just the beginning!

Mimosas and Apple Sangria: Your Guests Will Thank You

Today's Thanksgiving prep: shop for nonperishables like alcohol. And when you do, pick up a few bottles of sparkly white wine to make mimosas and sangria for your holiday guests.  

Cheers to you for planning ahead!