slow session: hunting and sustainability at dai due, 11/21/2017

Date: Tuesday, November 21st, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: Dai Due, 2406 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722
RSVP: claim a FREE ticket to reserve your spot

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There are currently 2.6 million wild boar in Texas, causing $1.5 billion in annual damage by rooting up crops and eating livestock. Jesse Griffiths, chef/owner of Dai Due and cookbook author, has written and spoken extensively on how these invasive species translate into sustainable, delicious protein. For November’s Slow Session, we will gather on the back patio of Dai Due, where Jesse will explain the history and physiology of hunting, butchering and serving wild hog. He will also serve up samples of wild hog preparations, and an abbreviated drink menu will be available as well.

Note: In the case of inclement weather, this outdoor event will be rescheduled.

If no spots remain, email veronica@slowfoodaustin.org to be added to the waiting list.

happy hour: the little darlin’, 10/19/2017

Date: Thursday, October 19th 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: The Little Darlin’, 6507 Circle S Rd Austin TX 78745, Austin, Texas 78745
Cost: $10 suggested donation payable with cash or credit card
RSVP: See the Facebook event page

 

For our October happy hour, join us for craft beer, cocktails, and horseshoes at The Little Darlin’ where they’re supporting our local farms with ingredients for their menu. Kids are welcome with adults, and dogs can join the fun on the patio too. The $10 suggested donation will support Slow Food Austin programming including our Scholarship Program.

happy hour: atx cocina, 9/21/2017

Date: THIS HAPPY HOUR IS BEING RESCHEDULED DUE TO A WATER LEAK IN THE BUILDING. MORE INFO COMING SOON!
Location: ATX Cocina, 110 San Antonio Street, Suite 170, Austin, Texas 78701
Cost: $10 suggested donation, payable with cash or credit card
RSVP: join the Facebook event

September brings a busier time of year, but slowing down for happy hour is always a good idea. Join us this third Thursday at ATX Cocina for a modern approach to Mexican cuisine and cocktails. All funds raised at our September happy hour will benefit the Texas Farmer Rancher Disaster Relief Fund. Funds raised through this campaign will help farmers and ranchers rebuilding from damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. Let’s support our area farms and this new Austin restaurant by coming together for happy hour.

happy hour: old thousand, 8/17/2017

Date: Thursday, August 17th, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: Old Thousand, 1000 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702
Cost: $10 suggested donation, payable with cash or credit card
RSVP: join the Facebook event

Summer isn’t over, and we’ll keep the fun of the season going at our August happy hour at Old Thousand. Their Lucky Time menu of $5 cocktails, beer, and wine plus bar snacks will make you forget the heat outside. Join us on the third Thursday! Donations support Slow Food Austin programming including our scholarship program.

slow session: barton springs mill, 7/23/2017

Date: Sunday July 23rd, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Barton Springs Mill, 252 Frog Pond Ln, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
RSVP: claim a FREE ticket to reserve your spot

This month’s Slow Food Session will be held at Barton Springs Mill, where proprietor James Brown will speak about his work with local grains, explain the process of harvesting, and give us a milling demo (in his very air-conditioned facilities!) Then we will get to sample various items from the test kitchen, all made using different grains.

Andrew Braunberg of Still Austin will also be there to speak about our city’s first grain-to-glass distillery and how they’re working with BSM to re-introduce heritage winter wheats that grew in Texas early in the last century and would have flavored pre-prohibition Texas whiskeys.

It should be a very educational (and delicious!) event.. looking forward to seeing you all there!

happy hour at emmer and rye: 7/20/2017

Date: Thursday, July 20th, 5:30 pm – 7:30pm
Location: Emmer and Rye, 51 Rainey, Suite 110, Austin, TX 78701
RSVP: See the Facebook event page
Cost: $10 suggested donation

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Come out for some summer fun on July’s third Thursday! Meet us at Emmer and Rye for a nice and cool, air conditioned, indoor happy hour. Explore their incredible cocktail menu and the dim sum small plates. Donations will support Slow Food Austin programming including our scholarship program.

happy hour: the hightower, 6/15/2017

Date: Thursday, June 15th, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: The Hightower, 1209 E 7th St, Austin, Texas 78702
RSVP at the Facebook page
Cost: $10 suggested donation payable with cash or credit card

Take a moment to enjoy the last bit of spring and join us for happy hour at The Hightower with bar snacks, cocktails, beer, and wine! After hearing about the recent storm damage at Skinny Lane Farm, we wanted to take this opportunity to bring the local community together to show support for the farm and raise funds for repairs. Instead, the farmers let us know that insurance has covered their losses, and they would like the fundraising to instead benefit Farmgrass which assists with emergency medical funds for Central Texas farmers. We’re often reminded that farming isn’t easy, and we want to show appreciation and support for all the hard work being done to bring great food to our area. $10 suggested donations at this happy hour will benefit Farmgrass and Slow Food Austin.

annual tomato dinner, 6/8/2017

Date: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Springdale Farm, 755 Springdale Rd, Austin, TX 78702
Tickets: $85 dinner, $20 take-home tomato basket option, $10 take-home tomato basket option Please purchase online in advance.

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Come to Springdale Farm to celebrate tomato season on June 8th. Our Annual Tomato Dinner, benefiting Springdale Center for Urban Agriculture and Slow Food Austin, will highlight a variety of types and preparations of home-grown tomatoes from the farm. The evening will begin with a seasonal cocktail and appetizers, followed by entree courses and a plated dessert. A selection of wines from the Slow Wine Guide, all from Italian producers who make quality wines with respect for the environment, biodiversity, traditional grape varieties, and their local areas, will be included with the meal.

Participating chefs and artisans include:
Alejandro Munoz, Apis
Bryce Gilmore, Barley Swine
Brewer’s Table, Zach Hunter
Stephanie McClenny, Confituras
Sonya Cote, Eden East
Emmer and Rye, Page Pressley
Taylor Chambers, Justine’s Brasserie
Kristine Kittrell, Weather Up
Abby Love, Dai Due

Gates will open at 6:00 pm when passed appetizers and cocktails will be served. The seated dinner will begin at 6:30pm.

Vegetarian options are available upon request. Please include request in comments with ticket purchase. No other substitutions or changes to the menu are permitted.

Thank you to Antonelli’s Cheese Shop for providing burrata cheese for the event.

Special thanks to our event sponsor: Whim Hospitality.

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slow session: apis and pizzeria sorellina, 5/27/2017

Date: Saturday, May 27th, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Apis Restaurant & Pizzeria Sorellina, 23526 TX-71, Spicewood, TX 78669
RSVP: Please claim a FREE ticket to reserve your spot.

This winter, chef-owner Taylor Hall and chef de cuisine Adam Brick launched Pizzeria Sorellina in Spicewood. True to the sustainable foundation they laid with Apis (the fine dining concept adjacent to Sorellina), Taylor and Brick have developed a virtually zero-waste, vertically integrated food system by partnering with local farmers and ranchers.

In this very special Slow Session, the chefs will lead participants on a tour of the apiary and garden, then see the animals raised on-site (pigs and chickens). Inside the pizzeria, James Brown (of Barton Springs Mill) will talk to the group about how they are working with the restaurant to grow their own wheat, and Brick will explain how they make all their salumi from wild boar. The presentation will be followed by a hands-on pizza-making demo — and a sampling of the fruits of your labor!

Please note that Apis/Sorellina is a 20-25 minute drive from downtown Austin. We are anticipating this to be a very popular event, so please only reserve a ticket if you are absolutely sure you will be able to attend! Once all the tickets are accounted for, email veronica@slowfoodaustin.org to join the waitlist. Looking forward to seeing you there!

farm tour: richardson’s farm dairy, 4/23/2017

Date: Sunday, April 23rd, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Richardson’s Farm Dairy, 2850 County Rd, Rockdale, TX 76567
Tickets: $18 tour and take home milk and cookies, $10 tour only, children 12 and under may attend for free

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(We’ve rescheduled the tour that was originally planned for last December.) Come enjoy a spring tour of the newly opened Richardson Farms dairy and see the milking process. After the tour, attendees will enjoy some fresh, raw milk from the farm and cookies from Sara’s Sweets. You can also take a quart of raw milk and cookies to enjoy at home. Bring a cooler to keep your milk cold for the drive home. Gluten-free cookies are available upon request. Please email jhdanehy@gmail.com to make a request.

The tour will be indoors, so this event is rain or shine. And, everyone will be welcome to make purchases at the farm store.