happy hour: soular food garden, 5/16/2013

Date: Thursday, May 16 2013, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: 12th Street Soular Food Garden, 1112 E. 12th Street, Austin, TX 78702
Cost: $15 – includes appetizers, beverages and live music (cash or credit card)

Join us for May’s third Thursday happy hour at a tree-shaded, family-friendly outdoor space on the eastside — 12th Street Soular Food Garden. The evening will be full of delicious appetizers prepared by The Seedling Truck using the bounty of Austin’s local farms, as well as craft cocktails from Treaty Oak Distilling.

Enjoy acoustic musical accompaniment from Jerry Hagins and his string band.

Your $15 donation (via cash or credit card) includes food, drinks and music and goes to support Slow Food Austin’s educational programming.

happy hour: salt and time, 4/18/2013

Date: Thursday, April 18, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Salt and Time, 1912 East 7th Street, #A, Austin, Texas
Cost: Cash or credit card donations are accepted to benefit Slow Food Austin programming.  There will also be menu items available for $10 and under.

We are excited for April’s Third Thursday Happy Hour at the brand new Salt and Time on East 7th. This butchershop and salumeria just opened by Ben Runkle and Bryan Butler specializes in sausages, charcuterie, and salami made in-house using meats sourced from local farms. Ben and Bryan are working on a special Slow Food Austin menu for the evening, and there will be plenty of refreshing beverages on hand as well.

happy hour: hillside farmacy, 2/21/2013

Date: Thursday February 21st, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Hillside Farmacy, 1209 E 11th St, Austin, TX
Cost: drinks $5 suggested donation and appetizers under $10 (cash or credit card)

Join Slow Food Austin for happy hour at Hillside Farmacy, a deli-style eatery on the eastside that takes “farm fresh” to a whole new level. Chef Sonya Coté’s commitment to supporting local producers and her culinary prowess gained her a spot on Marie Claire’s 2012 list of “Women on Top” as “Top Foodie.”

Come share inventive, seasonal appetizers and a drink or two in this charming space that pays homage to its former life as an actual pharmacy.

happy hour: lenoir, 1/17/2013

Date: Thursday, January 17, 2013, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Lenoir, 1807 S. 1st Street, Austin, Texas 78704
Cost: drinks $5 and appetizers under $10 (cash or credit card)

Named one of the top five new Austin restaurants of 2012 by Eater and #1 of Fed Man Walking’s list of Austin’s 55 best restaurants, we are thrilled to hold January’s Slow Food Austin happy hour at the lovely Lenoir.
Join us for an evening of seasonal, farm-to-table appetizers prepared by the talented husband-and-wife team Todd Duplechan and Jessica Maher. With all appetizers under $10 and drinks just $5, it’s the perfect opportunity to get a taste of the Lenoir experience in their stunning backyard garden.
There will be plenty of heaters, but dress warmly!

happy hour: springdale farm, 11/15/2012

Date: Thursday, November 15th, 2012 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Location UPDATE: Springdale Farm, 755 Springdale Road 78702
Cost: $15 at the door (cash or credit cards)

Exactly one week before Thanksgiving, come out and show your appreciation for the local farming community with a Third Thursday Happy Hour at Springdale Farm in East Austin. Caterers Glass 2 Plate will create tasty bites using farm fresh ingredients, and craft beer will be provided by Rogness Brewery from up the road in Pflugerville. The entry price of $15 includes all appetizers and drinks as well as live music from Jerry Hagins and his crew.

Big thanks to Glenn & Paula Foore of Springdale Farm, Glass 2 Plate Catering, and all the folks at Rogness Brewing Co.

happy hour: pine street station, 10/18/2012

Date: Thursday, October 18th 2012, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Pine Street Station, 1101 E. 5th Street, Austin, Texas 78702

Please join us for our monthly happy hour at one of East Austin’s most charming spaces, Pine Street Station (home of the HOPE Farmer’s Market). Enjoy a taste of the season with appetizers created by Source Catering using local produce from HOPE Farmer’s Market vendors, as well as artful pâtés from Pâté Letelier. The entry price of $15 includes all appetizers and drinks at the bar. Lara Nixon, of Bad Dog Bar Craft, will be serving up craft cocktails and St. Arnold’s Brewery will be providing the Beer.

Live music will be provided by Jerry Hagins and his crew.

Big thanks to Michelle Letelier and Lizzie Garrett of Source Catering and Jackie Letelier of Pâté Letelier.

happy hour: whip in 9/20/12

Date: Thursday, September 20th, 2012 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Whip In, 1950 Interstate 35 Frontage Road, Austin, TX 78704

Slow Food Austin will host our Third Thursday Happy Hour at the newly-renovated Whip In.  The happy hour will include locally sourced appetizers prepared by Chef Martine Pelegrin, along with wine selections and a specially brewed beer.

Chef Martine Pèlegrin (néeTorres-Apónte), formerly of Bistro Le Marseillais, Chez Nous Bistro and Houston’s beloved La Mora Cucina Toscana, is a life-long cook and student of cooking. Heading up the Whip-in kitchen since the spring of 2011, she fuses authentic Indian home cooking with classic French technique, organic and locally-sourced goods, and regional flavors to create a post-colonial cuisine she calls pan-equatorial comfort food.

$15 donation includes food and beverages.

Proceeds from the Happy Hour support Slow Food Austin Programming.

happy hour: swift’s attic, 7/19/2012

Date: Thursday, July 19, 2012 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Swift’s Attic, 315 Congress, Austin, Texas 78701

Please join Slow Food Austin at our monthly happy hour at one of the hottest new restaurants in town, Swift’s Attic “where culinary artistry flies unfettered.” Come sneak a peak at Austin’s first “Gastroclub” while munching on seasonal food and sipping “slow” drinks. Chefs Mat Clouser and Zack Northcutt will be creating a special “slow” appetizer menu for $10 or less. The Bar will be serving a $5 “slow” drink and wine happy hour menu.
Thank you to our Sponsors Glazer’s and Swift’s Attic.

Proceeds from the Event will benefit Slow Food Austin Programming.

happy hour: olive and june, 6/21/2012

Date: Thursday, June 21, 2012, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Olive and June, 3411 Glenview Ave., Austin, Texas 78703

Please join Slow Food Austin at our monthly happy hour at Chef Shawn Cirkiel’s new Italian restaurant, Olive & June.  We will be camped out on the third floor at the newly opened event space.  Come sneak a peak at Austin’s new Italian gem while munching on yummy seasonal food and sipping on “slow” drinks.  The happy hour will feature a $10-or-less locally-sourced slow food appetizer menu and the bar will be serving a $5 “slow” drink and wine happy hour menu.

Menu:

Eggplant Polpette $3
(Johnson’s Backyard Garden, Austin)

Grilled Squash, Ricotta Salata, Oregano $6
(Pedernales Valley Farms, Fredericksburg)

Texas Gulf Coast Swordfish Spiedini $3
(San Miguel Seafood, Austin)

Chicken Spiedini $3
(Vital Farms, Austin)

Wild Boar Crostini $6
(Dutchman’s Market, Fredericksburg)

happy hour: boggy creek farm, 5/17/2012

Date: Thursday May 17, 2012, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Boggy Creek Farm, 3414 Lyons Road, Austin TX 78702
Cost: $15 suggested donation

Slow Food Austin will host our seasonal third Thursday farm Happy Hour at Boggy Creek Farm. The evening will feature food sourced directly from the farm and prepared by Chef Matt Taylor, cocktails will be whipped up by Bartender Lara Nixon (owner of Bad Dog Bar Craft Bitters) and will showcase spirits from Balcones Distillery and Dripping Springs Vodka. Sommelier Dirk Miller will be pouring wines that can stand the Texas Heat.  Music will be graciously provided by Jerry Hagins and Crew. This should be a beautiful evening! We hope to see you there. A suggested $15 will cover food and drinks. Proceeds from the evening will go to support Slow Food Austin Programming.