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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
$10 suggested donations can be paid with cash or credit card, and donations will benefit Slow Food Austin programming and our Scholarship Program.
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.
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!