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Old 07-27-2007, 04:10 AM
 
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I really enjoyed A Southern Season 12 years ago when it was located in a small space next to Eckerds in University Mall and I was 18 years old. Nowadays with Whole Foods and Trader Joe's in town, A Southern Season seems kind of pedestrian but they definitely deserve credit for raising the bar.
That's funny, because I find Whole Foods more "pedestrian" than A Southern Season and as excited as I am about having a Trader Joe's here after visiting Trader Joe's in other cities, I actually think A Southern Season has a better selection, overall. For wines, I think A Southern Season has everyone in the area beat.

Plus, I do prefer to shop a local, freestanding store over a chain whenever I get a chance. That's why I tend to choose Weaver Street over Whole Foods.
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Old 02-10-2010, 03:29 PM
 
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Any chance of Southern Season expanding up north? We are always it with higher prices and to find chocolate at a reasonable price is a hunt. We have Trader Joes and Whole Foods, TJ is limited in its chocolate selection and WF is off the charts expensive.
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Old 02-10-2010, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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vosges is awesome, i hate curry, but their bacon chocolate is fantastic (as are nearly all of them)
i love southern season. i think i need to go back, i haven't been since the fall.
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:32 PM
 
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Any chance of Southern Season expanding up north?
Wouldn't that make it "Northern Season"?
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Old 02-11-2010, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill
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Southern Season and TJ's are two very different animals. The two shouldn't be compared.
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Old 02-11-2010, 02:38 PM
 
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vosges is awesome, i hate curry, but their bacon chocolate is fantastic (as are nearly all of them)
i love southern season. i think i need to go back, i haven't been since the fall.

Bacon Chocolate???? Do you have a cardiologist?
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Old 02-11-2010, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Southern Season is a food lover's paradise. They have the best cheese department of any place in the area. They have a terrific selection, all well stored, and with very knowledgeable staff. The selection of oils, spices, pastas, etc. is just awesome. I don't think that the comparisons to Whole Foods or even Wegman's really fit (as much as I love Wegman's). Their entire inventory is focused on quality and/or speciality products, many of which you won't find at a WF or even a Wegman's. If you love food, you really should check it out. It's one of my favorite things about the area. I just wish they were in Raleigh.
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Old 02-12-2010, 04:34 PM
 
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Minor thing though, their British and Irish teas display has a borderline offensive sign... 'teas of the British Isles' indeed.

Only a matter of time before an Irish person gets upset about that!

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Old 02-12-2010, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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Minor thing though, their British and Irish teas display has a borderline offensive sign... 'teas of the British Isles' indeed. Only a matter of time before an Irish person gets upset about that!
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The British Isles are a group of islands off the northwest coast of continental Europe that include Great Britain, Ireland and over six-thousand smaller islands.
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Old 02-12-2010, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Efland
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But it seems the Irish find it offensive.

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The term British Isles is controversial in relation to Ireland,[7][11][12] where there are objections to its usage due to the association of the word "British" with Ireland. The Government of Ireland discourages its use,[13][14] and in relations with the United Kingdom the words "these islands" are used.[15][16] Although still used as a geographic term, the controversy means that alternative terms such as "Britain and Ireland" are increasingly preferred.[17][18]
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