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.
Scholarship Application Deadline: Monday, August 7th, 2017
Slow Food Austin is offering a scholarship to the 8th Annual Chefs Collaborative Summit, Growing Community – Owning the Future, in Atlanta, Georgia from September 9th to September 11th, 2017. This year’s conference will include presentations, hands-on workshops, shared meals and celebrations working to build a better and more sustainable food system. In addition, various food professionals will be attending to explore and converse about current issues and solutions regarding the transformation of the food industry.
For additional information about the summit, please visit the Chefs Collaborative website. For a full schedule of the summit, please click here. The scholarship will cover the ticket for the summit and a travel stipend of $750. For an opportunity to win this scholarship, please submit the application below. The deadline for submission is Monday, August 7th, 2017. The scholarship winner will be contacted directly by Slow Food Austin.
For any questions about this opportunity please contact Rita Herzog, Scholarships Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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!
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, 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.
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.
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 email@example.com to join the waitlist. Looking forward to seeing you there!
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
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.