happy hour: independence brewing, 6/16/2016

Date: Thursday, June 16, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Independence Brewing Co., 3913 Todd Ln. Ste 607, Austin, TX 78744
Cost: $15 suggested donation, payable with cash or credit card
RSVP: Join the Facebook event


For this month’s happy hour, we’re going to the source. Join us at Independence Brewing Co. for cold beer and snacks from BENTO + PICNIC. A suggested donation of $15 will get your first beer and a Bento snack. Proceeds will benefit Festival Beach Food Forest and Slow Food Austin. Festival Beach Food Forest is currently raising $15,000 in order to meet requirements to receive a $65,000 grant. The funds will go toward accessible pathways, park benches, educational signage, and 1000 edible understory plants. Come out to show support for the project and help them reach their goal!


happy hour: olamaie, 5/26/2016

Date: Thursday, May 26, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Olamaie, 1610 San Antonio Street, Austin, TX 78701
Cost: $10 suggested donation, payable with cash or credit card
RSVP: Join the Facebook Event


Start your Memorial Day weekend fun on Thursday May 26th with Happy Hour at Olamaie. They’ll have a happy hour menu of cocktails and appetizers. The suggested donation of $10 will benefit Dewberry Hills Farm and Slow Food Austin. On Saturday, April 30th a massive thunderstorm devastated their small, sustainable, pastured poultry farm. 75-mile-an-hour winds and torrential rain destroyed the movable chicken tents, flooded pastures, and many birds were lost. All of this, after financial loss due to damage from a tornado on December 13th. The farm is raising funds to be able to make significant infrastructure changes and be better prepared for any future weather events. Join us for happy hour and to show support for another farm in need.

farm tour: coyote creek farm, 5/21/2016

Date: Saturday, May 21st, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Coyote Creek Farm, 13817 Klaus Lane, Elgin, Texas 78621
Cost: $18.00, please purchase tickets online in advance


Enjoy a spring day at Coyote Creek Farm. We’ll tour the farm and see the feed mill, the mobile chicken coops, and the egg washing shed. We’ll learn about their organic farming practices and how they maintain their non-gmo fields. Coyote Creek Farm is the only certified organic, non-gmo feed mill in Texas–and all the way from here to North Carolina.

All attendees will take home a dozen Coyote Creek eggs.

After the tour,  a picnic lunch on the farm will be provided by Elgin Local Goods. Lunch will include:
Vegetable and egg torta made with Coyote Creek eggs
Local, organic vegetable salad
Pot de creme

Bring a blanket for the picnic lunch!

slow session: kombit screening, 5/2/2016

Date: Monday, May 2nd, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: in.gredients, 2610 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722
RSVP: Please claim a FREE ticket to reserve your spot.


KOMBIT: The Cooperative, which recently debuted at SXSWEco, is a documentary chronicling outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland and Haiti’s non-profit Smallholder Farmer Alliance’s combined efforts to reforest Haiti in five years through the creation of a sustainable agro-forestry program.

Come enjoy all night happy hour at in.gredients while viewing a free screening of KOMBIT on the lawn, starting at 8pm! Our Slow Sessions are always free to attend, but please claim a FREE ticket to reserve your spot.

happy hour: barley swine, 4/28/2016

Date: Thursday, April 28th, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Barley Swine, 6555 Burnet Rd Suite 400, Austin, Texas 78757
Cost: $10 suggest donation payable with cash or credit cards
RSVP: Join the Facebook Event


Come out to celebrate spring at our Happy Hour on the patio at Barley Swine on Thursday April 28th. A special happy hour menu of cocktails and small plates will be offered. The suggested donation of $10 will benefit Tandem Farm Co. and Slow Food Austin. Tandem Farm is a family run livestock farm just outside of Austin, Texas. In a recent storm, the farm lost 375 meat birds which was a considerable loss of investment and future sale and was absolutely devastating to this farm.

slow session: spun ice cream, 2/29/2016

Date: Monday, February 29th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: SPUN Ice Cream, 1912 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702
Tickets: Please claim a FREE ticket to reserve your spot at 6:00 pm or 6:30 pm


Slow Food board member and SPUN co-owner Ashley Cheng will be giving a short talk on the farm-to-table concept behind Austin’s first liquid nitrogen ice cream shop, which she opened with her sister Christina this winter. After a demonstration on how the ice cream is crafted on the spot as it is ordered, each participant will receive a free scoop with one topping!

Our Slow Sessions are always free to attend, but please claim a ticket to reserve your spot. Space is limited, and there will be two separate demos with one beginning at 6:00 pm and the next at 6:30pm.

farm tour: urban roots, 2/27/2016

Date: Saturday, February 27th, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Urban Roots, 7651 Delwau Ln, Austin, TX 78725
Tickets: $15 includes tour, food, and beverages Purchase Online in advance

Come out to Urban Roots on Saturday, February 27 for a tour of this local, sustainable farm. We’ll learn more about how Urban Roots uses food and farming to transform lives and inspire, engage, and nourish the community. Youth leaders emerge from Urban Roots internships with meaningful community connections; a deep understanding of healthy eating, urban farming, and the effects of access to healthy food on their community; and the skills needed to be community leaders. Youth leaders engage diverse members of the community by selling their produce at farmers markets, working at soup kitchens and food pantries, and hosting volunteers on the farm.

After the tour, Native Family Co. will be serving Detroit Style Sliders or Veggie Burgers with assorted local, farm grilled vegetables–all prepared on their bike grill. Native Family Co. is a husband and wife led hospitality collective comprised of industry professionals dedicated to supporting local agriculture. Beer and wine will also be available.

$15 ticket includes tour, food, and beverages

slow session: argus cidery, 1/24/2016

Date: Sunday, January 24th, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Argus Cidery, 12345 Pauls Valley Rd, Austin, TX 78737
Tickets: slow sessions are always FREE, but reserve your spot by claiming a ticket



Come experience an exclusive behind the scenes look at Argus Cidery, the first place to make hard cider made using apples sourced from Texas and Arkansas. Owner Wes Mickel will lead us in a tour followed by a tasting, explaining how he uses winemaking techniques to craft his cider, resulting in a dry, champagne-like product. He will also explain how he makes tepache, still ciders and other fermentables in the same space. Light snacks will also be provided and, as always, this Slow Session is free of cost. Space is limited, so reserve your spot by claiming a FREE ticket a the link provided.

6th annual beer and cheese tasting with 512 brewing and antonelli’s cheese, 12/3/2015

Date: Thursday, December 3rd, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Locations: 512 Brewing Company, 407 Radam Lane, Austin, TX 78745
$60 non-members, $50 Slow Food Members Purchase Online


Join us on Thursday December 3rd for our 6th Annual Beer and Cheese Tasting Event with (512) Brewing Company and Antonelli’s Cheese Shop! Breads from Easy Tiger will be paired with the cheeses.

This has become a mainstay in our annual scheduling. A Beer and Cheese Pairing…an homage to the bi-annual event held in Bra, Italy by Slow Food International, CHEESE.

Proceeds benefit Slow Food Austin Programming including our Scholarship Program.

happy hour: texas french bread, 10/27/2015

Date: Tuesday, October 27th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Texas French Bread, 2900 Rio Grande St, Austin, Texas 78705
Suggested Donation: $5 (payable with cash or credit cards)


Join us for Happy Hour in the garden at Texas French Bread! (weather permitting)

There will be Happy Hour-priced rose by the glass ($6) and a full wine/beer menu available as well.

The Slow Food Austin Happy Hour specials menu they’re preparing includes:
– baked boggy creek polenta, seasonal veggies
– olives
– house pickles
– cornmeal fried okra, boquerones aioli
– radishes, smoked pork butter, sea salt
– grilled toasts
– charcuterie plate
– cheese plateTxFrBreadLogo