Monday, August 01, 2005

penzeys spices

OK it's a multiple choice (fun!). What is most interesting about Penzeys* Spices, a new store set to open in mid-Aug at Preston & 635?: 1. That it’s based in Brookfield, WI (which is home to a spice company … why?). 2. That a store dedicated to spices seems to indicate that spices are yet-another food category undergoing the same "boutiquification" as coffee, bread, cheese, etc. 3. That it’s located in a former tire center. 4. That it has more than 20 stores across the mid-section of the country and is spreading W and SW. 5. That its name sounds very much (one might even say suspiciously) like a certain FW-based spiciere* and that, after this dallas branch, there's talk of a FW branch too.

12835 Preston Rd. 972-392-7777

*do ALL spice companies have some kind of issue w/ apostrophes or what?

11 Comments:

At August 01, 2005 10:30 AM, Blogger Kirk said...

The addition of Penzey's to the Dallas area is great news, tg. They have a huge selection of very high quality spices and spice mixes. In fact, they may be the only reason anyone would ever want to go to Brookfield, WI.

I've been confused by the similarity to Pendery's in the past, too.

I am also a fan of The Spice House, which was started in Milwaukee by one of the Penzey daughters and her husband, and has since expanded to the Chicago area. (If you want to visit their website, makes sure you type www.THEspicehouse.com, because you'll get something entirely different if you omit the "the.")

 
At August 01, 2005 10:56 AM, Blogger TG said...

nice work kirk (hey i rhymed). having never been to penzeys OR WI, i was hoping someone might be able to weigh in w/ some personal experience

 
At August 01, 2005 12:28 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

Nice links today. Any chance this spice hut sells pot? The medical kind, of course.

 
At August 01, 2005 1:11 PM, Blogger Kirk said...

Only in the Madison, WI, store.

 
At August 01, 2005 3:03 PM, Anonymous quiz taker said...

I guess 2. or 5. Do we get points for getting the right anser?

 
At August 01, 2005 4:02 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

Yeah, when DO we get the answers?

 
At August 02, 2005 7:09 AM, Anonymous son of psat said...

quiz taker didn't read the question, which was WHAT IS MOST INTERESTING ABOUT....? hence, there can only be one answer. however, any one of the five choices you make is correct if it is the most interesting to you.

 
At August 02, 2005 10:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that all you've got Gubbins? Sugar and now Spice?

 
At August 02, 2005 11:30 AM, Blogger TG said...

you forgot caffeine

 
At August 02, 2005 5:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, the S Bux.

 
At September 28, 2005 10:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I use AmericanSpice.com pretty much exclusively. I've had a couple of experiences with Pendery's, but deliver was a bit slow.

 

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