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No One Knew Neiman Marcus Was Also An Expensive Online Grocery Store

Up until this point, department store Neiman Marcus had been known for carrying expensive designer clothing that catered to a more wealthy clientele. However, it’s been revealed that the high-end retailer has discretely been selling more than just luxurious garments and unmentionables.

We’re not quite sure when this happened, but we became aware that Neiman Marcus is currently selling frozen handmade tamales for $92 — plus shipping for $18 — on its website.

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Marketed as, Red River Tamales by Pedro’s Tamales INC., the Red River Tamales come with a choice of beef, chicken, pork or assorted. However, it doesn’t stop with the tamales. Not even close.

We learned quickly that the well-established department store had built an entire line of food products advertised as “Gourmet Food” that contained subcategories listed as, “Meat and Poultry”, “Complete Meals,” and “Boxed Treats” on its website.

From boxed chocolates to a $72 Enchilada dinner, the list is seemingly endless. There’s even breakfast options that you can order. So, next time you’re browsing for a pair of Gucci heels or Christian Louboutin red bottoms, add an Alewel’s Country Meats 5-lb. Stuffed Beef Tenderloin, for only $320, plus $32.00 for shipping. The Stuffed Beef Tenderloin looks pretty standard and the website indicates it will feed 10-12 people, at 7 oz. per person.

That’s about $32.00 a person, which seems steep, because that doesn’t include, a side or a beverage.

Described as a, “beef tenderloin stuffed with a mix of julienned bell peppers, spinach, mushrooms, and feta cheese,” and includes a “16 ounce truffled red-wine sauce.”

It’s hard to determine what the most astonishing part is. It could be the fact that Neiman Marcus considers itself a legitimate food retailer that employs a food “buying team.”

In an interview with the Huffington Post, a spokesperson said the company outsources its food from “a variety of different vendors,” then Neiman Marcus’ “buying team determines what they consider the very best that [they] can offer,” a spokesperson recently told the Huffington Post.

However there are limits to Neiman Marcus’ culinary reach. The company only delivers perishable items on certain days, “to ensure freshness,” meaning some perishable items cannot be delivered on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, or on holidays.

Leave it to Neiman Marcus to make ordering food online as trendy as celebrities wearing Calvin Klein underwear. Maybe they should consider a name change to, “Neiman Market.”

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Restaurants

Starbucks’ La Boulange Hits LA, to Serve Croissant Bun Burgers & Cocktails

La Boulange

La Boulange baked goods have invaded your local Starbucks. The coffee empire acquired the San Francisco-based bakery within the past year, and now, La Boulange is setting up shop in Los Angeles on the corner of La Brea and Fourth Street.

Opening June 12th, the new restaurant will include breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails, all of which have gourmet-style offerings. Customers will dine on sandwiches like the B.E.L.T. — fried egg, bacon, tomato, lettuce and aioli on ciabatta — or a smoked trout salad with walnut bread croutons, potatoes, apple and a citrus vinaigrette. But if you prefer to go the burger route, La Boulange will have a croissant bun to make your experience extra, er, crafty.

La Boulange

In addition to tasty salads and sandwiches, the restaurant is set to offer thick milkshakes made with house jams and a selection of cocktails and beer, among other items.

H/T + Picthx LA Times