If you read this title and thought something along the lines of “who wants to après at a grocery store?” you haven’t enjoyed one of the best after skiing deals in town. The Jackson Whole Grocer checks off all the boxes for a great après spot including good food, reasonable prices, and cheap drinks. I’m not going to lie, I had heard it was a great place to end up after a ski day from a few friends but never tried it out. Then last week, hungry and on my way back from the village, I decided to give it a try and I was definetly not disappointed.
The deals go from 3 to 6 p.m. daily with the Whole Grocer offering two slices of pizza or two soft tacos with your choice of fillings and a tall boy for $5. Grab your food first and then head over to the bar to pick up your beer, it can be enjoyed at the cafeteria in front or at the bar itself. I decided to go with the two soft tacos loaded with carnitas, salsa, and roasted veggies which turned out to be more than ample to satisfy my post skiing hunger. Top it all off with a Rainier, and you got one of the best deals in town for ski bums or post work shoppers alike.
Don’t let the après party end with your meal, do a little shopping at their well curated liquor store and keep the party going. If you purchase six or more bottles of wine, you receive 10 percent off your bill. Chances are even with the discount you will be breaking the $50 mark. Not to fret however as a JWG receipt over $50 gets you a $1 beer, wine, or coffee drink. With up to eight different microbrews on tap from both local (Snake River, Thai Me Up, and Roadhouse Brewing) and national breweries, there is sure to be something to quench that post-riding thirst. If you still feel like shopping after your meal you can check out their weekly specials here. If your basket is full of drinks, then maybe grab some traditional après food as well to round out the evening. Stock up on all the fixings for a traditional fondue spread or sausage sampler utilizing their house made links to warm up your belly after a long day on the slopes.