happy hour: dai due, 4/20/2017

Date: Thursday, April 20th, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: Dai Due, 2406 Manor Road, Austin 78722
Cost: $10 suggested donation payable with cash or credit card

Spring is here, and we’re celebrating with our April Happy Hour at Dai Due! Dai Due is known for sourcing food that is “produced in a fair and equitable way, represents local culinary traditions, and supports farmers and ranchers who are striving to improve the quality of our food,” and we appreciate all they do for our local food system. In the spirit of supporting our local farms, this happy hour will be a fundraiser for Tecolote Farm as they rebuild following the Presidents’ Day storm. That storm caused an estimated $130,000 worth of damage. Join us on Thursday 4/20 to show support for a local farm as they work through repairs and continue growing beautiful food.

slow session and happy hour at black star coop, 03/04/2017

Date: Saturday, March 4th 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Black Star Coop, 7020 Easy Wind Drive, Suite 100
Cost: Slow Session are always free, but reserve a spot here — for the happy hour, there will be a $10 suggested donation payable with cash or credit card

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This March we will visit Black Star Co-op, the world’s first cooperatively-owned brewpub, for an exclusive brewery tour and talk led by beer team leader Andy Martinec. We will get a chance to try their latest brew, Rebellious Dockhand, a sour mash porter made with a secondary fermentation of boysenberries.

Afterward, stay for a Slow Food happy hour starting at 3 pm. A suggested donation of $10 will support Black Star Coop and Slow Food Austin, and attendees will enjoy a selection of snacks. The chef will speak to us about Black Star’s commitment to local farmers. Select local craft beers will also be available at the special price of $3.

happy hour: hillside farmacy, 2/16/2017

Date: Thursday, February 16th, 5:000 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: Hillside Farmacy, 1209 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702
Cost: $10 suggested donation, payable with cash or credit cards

Join us for our February happy hour at Hillside Farmacy where local farms are always supported. Enjoy cocktails, beer, wine, snacks, and the raw bar for a festive third Thursday. Donations will support Slow Food Austin programming and our scholarship program.

happy hour: vinaigrette, 1/19/2017

Date: Thursday, January 19th, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Vinaigrette, 2201 College Ave,  Austin, Texas 78704
Cost: $10 suggested donation, payable with cash or credit cards

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We’re starting the new year with a fresh take for our January happy hour. Join us at Vinaigrette for their SaladBar cocktail menu including signature and classic cocktails, beer, and wine. Vinaigrette is known for their salads, soups, and sides that leave you feeling healthier, and they now have a farm in Bastrop to provide produce for the menu. Our third Thursday happy hour donations will support Slow Food Austin programming including our scholarship program.

happy hour: contigo, 10/20/2016

Date: Thursday October 20th, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Contigo 2027 Anchor Ln, Austin, Texas 78723
Cost: $10 suggested donation, payable with cash or credit card
RSVP: Join the Facebook event

It’s time to enjoy this cooler fall weather with an outdoor happy hour at Contigo Austin. Join us on the third Thursday in October for farm-fresh bar snacks to go with great drinks. Our happy hour attendees will be served appetizers including:
Charcuterie Tasting with local meat
Cucumber Salad
Texas Okra
$10 suggested donations can be paid with cash or credit card, and donations will benefit Slow Food Austin programming and our Scholarship Program.

happy hour: wu chow 9/15/2016

Date: Thursday September 15th, 5:00pm – 6:30 pm
Location: Wu Chow, IBC Bank Plaza, 500 W 5th St #168, Austin, TX 78701
Cost: $10 suggested donation, payable with cash or credit card
RSVP:
Join the Facebook event

The beginning of fall is just around the corner, and we’ll be celebrating the change of season with our September Happy Hour downtown at Wu Chow. Join us on Thursday the 15th at 5:00pm for farm-fresh, Chinese appetizers and a delicious cocktail menu. Through their local farm and ranch partnerships, Wu Chow creates fresh, regionally-influenced dishes. Co-owner C.K. Chin will speak about why they source locally, from whom, and their take on authentic Chinese food. At this Happy Hour, your donation will support Green Gate Farms‘ Farm Camp Scholarship Fund and Slow Food Austin.

The Farm Camp Scholarship Fund is for children living near the farm in East Austin. For many of the children who received scholarships this year, Farm Camp was their first summer camp experience. As one camper said, “If it weren’t for this camp, we’d have nothing to do, we’d be watching TV all day.” Green Gate’s Farm Camp is an important step in a lifetime of health for these children. The campers have hands-on learning experiences with everything from feeding animals to harvesting vegetables and flowers, and helped with other farm chores every day. Voted “Best of Austin” by Austin Chronicle, the camp has hosted over 700 campers since its inaugural week-long camp in 2010. Camp activities are centered on farm-based, hands-on education in nutrition, organic systems, and environmental stewardship – with plenty of time to relax and have fun on the farm.

happy hour: the abgb 8/18/2016

Date: Thursday August 18th, 5:30pm – 7:30 pm
Location: The ABGB, 1305 W. Oltorf Austin, TX 78704
Cost: $15 suggested donation, payable with cash or credit card
RSVP: Join the Facebook event

For our August Happy Hour, meet us at The ABGB for local, craft beer and seasonal pizzas and lots of other great drinks and snacks too! We’ll be celebrating our Austin delegates to Terra Madre as they prepare to attend the Slow Food International event in September in Turin, Italy. Donations will benefit our Terra Madre delegates and Slow Food Austin, and with a donation you will receive a ticket good for a beer, a glass of wine, or a can of Argus cider.

Terra Madre and Salone del Gusto is Slow Food’s largest international gathering that happens every two years in Turin, Italy. It brings together farmers, chefs, writers, educators and food producers from over 150 countries to discuss and celebrate edible biodiversity and the future of food. It is the largest food festival on earth and perhaps the most diverse – attracting the Slow Food Movement’s vast Terra Madre Network of indigenous food communities from around the word. It is designed so that everyone from a First Nations farmer to a Michelin-starred chef can eat together and exchange ideas. Through its many lectures, exhibitions, panel discussions, dinners, and tasting workshops – Terra Madre is an educational experience for Slow Foodies to learn more about the cultures that surround food, international food policy issues (such as land grabbing and seed patenting), and sustainable solutions for the future. Slow Food Austin helped select the group of Austin-area delegates who will represent the U.S. this September at Terra Madre 2016 and share the ideas our city has to offer with the world. Our group of delegates are leaders in Austin’s sustainable food movement, and we are confident that they will each use the wisdom and experiences they glean from Terra Madre to benefit our community. Help us support our delegates at this life-changing global gathering!

happy hour: l’oca d’oro, 7/21/2016

Date: Thursday, July 21st, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: L’oca D’oro, 1900 Simond Ave, Austin, TX 78723
Cost: $10 suggested donation, payable with cash or credit card
RSVP: Join the Facebook event

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Summer is here, and it’s time to relax and enjoy happy hour fun at one of Austin’s newest restaurants. Join us at L’Oca d’Oro for happy hour on the third Thursday of July. There will be bar snacks and a menu of icy cold cocktails, wine, and beer. Donations will benefit Slow Food Austin and our scholarship program. Come out to help us welcome this new restaurant to the local food scene.

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

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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!

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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

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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.