Slow Food Austin reconnects people with the food they eat. Our educational initiatives, social activities, fundraising events, and community volunteer projects inspire respect for where food comes from and awaken true pleasure in eating.

annual event, quizbowl, 08/12/2012

July 26, 2012

Date: Sunday, August 12, 2012, 12:00 pm  – 4:00 pm
Location: The Highball, 1142 South Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78704
Tickets: $25, which includes the restaurant nibbles, happy hour priced drinks, and the most fun you’ll have all summer. Purchase tickets online.

On Sunday August 12th from 12-4pm, Slow Food Austin will host the 2nd Annual Quiz Bowl at The Highball. This trivia style contest (think game show) is not for the faint of heart.  Teams comprised of local food celebrities and food hot shots, will compete for the honor of being the official “Food Geeks” of Austin.  Slow Food Austin’s 2011  Quiz Bowl winners, Barley Swine, are out to defend their title against returning finalist, Whole Foods Market and new competitors including Pioneer Wine Company, Bread and Butter PR, and Olive & June.

The fast-paced, ruthless, all-in-good-fun, competition will feature questions developed by Addie Broyles of the Austin American-Statesman, Slow Food Austin’s very own Valerie Broussard of the W Austin and several other field experts. Our teams will need to know their stuff about food history, cheese, food pop culture, beer and spirits, food artisanry, and foodie trends.  You’re bound to learn something interesting whether you are playing or watching.

While you’re enjoying the atmosphere of the Highball and the excitement of the Quiz Bowl, you can taste delicious delights from local “slow” restaurants and artisans along with happy-hour-priced “slow” drinks from the bar.  It gets better!  We will also host a Texas-style half-time show during which Bryan Butler of Salt and Time will dress a pig. We’ll have a not-to-be-missed live auction for the cuts of meat.  Yes, we said a live auction for meat!

$25 entry gets you in the door, the restaurant nibbles, happy hour priced drinks, and the most fun you’ll have all summer.  We will also have a grand door prize and a variety of Slow Food-approved raffle items.  We sold out last year and will likely do so again this year!  Buy your admission tickets early and you get five free raffle tickets at the door.

What could be better on a hot August afternoon in Texas than to be at the trendy Highball enjoying a little healthy competition with friends and food?  Come meet some of the most amazing people in your food community- chefs, experts, visionaries, trend-setters, and treasures.  We want to honor the people who make our food community great by hosting an event that can make you laugh while you are doing the serious work of eating, learning, and showing your support for the local food system.

*A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit Slow Food Austin Programming and one very lucky local food charity!

If you are interested in volunteering contact Megan@slowfoodaustin.org.

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