grub trivia, 8/16/2015

Date: Sunday, August 16, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Saengerrunde Hall, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701 (Free parking is available on Sunday in the state parking buildings across the street from Saengerrunde Hall.)
Tickets: General Admission – $40 Slow Food Members; $45 Non-Members purchase online
Team Registration – up to six members per team $375 register online


Are you a self-described food nerd? A glutton for gastronome geekery? You might be one of the next champions of Slow Food Austin’s Grub Trivia.

Slow Food Austin’s third annual Grub Trivia competition is on August 16th at Saengerrunde Hall. Up to 27 teams will compete to win the surprise grand prize and the honor of being named Austin’s ultimate slow foodies.

This year tickets for the food-focused, pub-style trivia game will feature an open bar and a special tasting from more than a dozen of Austin’s finest “slow” restaurants and artisans. There will be a raffle with prizes from local businesses. The competing teams will include up to six members, and team members will each receive a Slow Food Austin t-shirt.

John Antonelli of Antonelli’s Cheese Shop will join as master of ceremonies. Bryan Butler of Salt and Time Butcher Shop and Salumeria will host the famous halftime hog butchery show with a live auction of the cuts. Special guest Andy Langer will be the half-time show auctioneer.

Slow Food Austin will also present its Snailblazer of the Year Award to a member of the food community who has made a significant impact for the cause of “Good, Clean, and Fair Food.”

All are welcome – as teams or individual “spectators” – to join in the fun and savor an edible education!

Our Grub Crawl Tasting will include:

At the bar, we’ll have:
Cocktails with Banner Distilling Company Vodka and Whiskey, Texas Keeper Cider, beer from Real Ale Brewing Company, and Cuvee cold brew coffee.

If you’d like to volunteer at Grub Trivia, submit your info here.



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first fridays at whole foods domain, 8/7/2015

Date: Friday, August 7th, 5:30pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Whole Foods Domain, 11920 Domain Dr, Austin, Texas 78758
Tickets: $10, purchase online or at the door


Sip wine and sample delicious bites of food in each department around Whole Foods Market at the Domain on the first Friday of every month, from 5:30-8:00 pm. Proceeds are donated to a different nonprofit organization each month, and Slow Food Austin will benefit on 8/7. Tickets are $10 per adult and can be purchased online or at the door. Children under 12 are free when accompanied by a paying adult. #domainontap

Thank you to Whole Foods Austin for choosing Slow Food Austin as the benefiting nonprofit for August’s First Fridays event!

tomato dinner with springdale center for urban agriculutre, 6/9/2015

Date: Tuesday, June 9 2015, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Springdale Farm, 755 Springdale Road, Austin, TX 78702
Tickets: $100 purchase online take-home tomato baskets also available for $10 or $20 (pre-purchase with dinner ticket)


Celebrate the flavors of vine-ripened tomatoes at the height of the season with a feast on the farm. The Tomato Dinner will begin with a seasonal cocktail and appetizers, followed by entree courses and a plated dessert, all with a focus on Springdale Farm tomatoes. Complimentary wine will be included. Participating chefs and artisans include Antonelli’s Cheese Shop, Sam Addison from Pogue Mahone Pickles, Stephanie McClenny from Confituras, Sonya Cote from Eden East Austin, Ned Elliot from Foreign & Domestic, Brandon Fuller from Juliet, Sarah McIntosh from épicerie, Josh Jones from Salt & Time Butcher Shop and Salumeria, and Janina O’Leary from la V.

Use the discount code CHEROKEEPURPLE for $15 off the ticket price until midnight on 5/31. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Springdale Center for Urban Agriculture and Slow Food Austin.

Thank you to our sponsors:
Farm To Table
Keeper Collection, LLC
Ensemble Beverages
Cigliuti Winery

amaro and gelato tasting, 6/3/2015

Date: Wednesday June 3, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Gelateria Gemelli, 1009 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78702
Tickets: $10, purchase online


Join Slow Food Austin and Gelateria Gemelli for a tasting of amaro and gelato. Ticket price covers three 1-oz pours and a scoop of your choice.  Learn about Amaro, meaning “bitter” in Italian, and also a category of bittersweet herbal spirits.

Gelateria Gemelli makes organic, small-batch gelato and sources only the best ingredients to preserve the integrity of the product. Gemelli also serves Negroni, Amari, and other fine spirits as well as espresso drinks sourced from Tweed Coffee.

family-friendly social hour at hausbar farm, 5/21/2015

Date: Thursday, May 21st 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Hausbar Farm, 3300 Govalle Avenue, Austin, Texas 78702
Cost: $20 suggested donation, payable with cash or credit card
RSVP: Please join the Facebook Event.


Bring the whole family for a fun spring evening on the farm. Enjoy snacks prepared by Barnison Catering, beer from Zilker Brewing, fresh juices from Juiceland, as well as gin cocktails and sangria.

All proceeds benefit Slow Food Austin programming including our Scholarship Program.

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scholarship: slow meat symposium 2015

Scholarship Application Deadline: Friday, March 27, 2015


Slow Food Austin is offering a full scholarship to the second Slow Meat Symposium, June 4-6,  in Denver, Colorado. This Slow Food USA event will bring together leaders in sustainable meat production from across the country to discuss current practices in sustainable meat and to develop strategies for the future of good, clean and fair meat production and consumption.

The event will include opportunities for networking, peer learning, and breakout discussions. The symposium delegates will also collaborate to establish a set of recommendations for organizations, businesses, and individuals interested in making more sustainable meat choices. Therefore, the scholarship recipient should expect to be an active participant throughout the symposium.The full schedule will be available soon. For additional information please visit the Slow Food website.
The scholarship recipient will represent Slow Food Austin as the chapter’s designated delegate*. The scholarship will cover the full cost of registration and include a stipend of $500 for travel and lodging. The scholarship recipient will be reimbursed upon receipt of purchase of travel and lodging.
For an opportunity to win this scholarship, please complete the application below by Friday, March 27.The scholarship winner will be contacted directly by Slow Food Austin. If you have any questions about this opportunity please contact Hannah Kane, Scholarships Coordinator (

*The Slow Food Austin Scholarship for Slow Meat is independent of the Slow Meat Symposium Delegate application found on the Slow Food website. Applicants for the Slow Food Austin Scholarship to Slow Meat will be evaluated by the Slow Food Austin Board. The Delegate Application for the Slow Meat Symposium through Slow Food USA does not cover any costs and applicants will be evaluated by the national Slow Food office.

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farm tour: agua dulce farm, 2/21/2015

Date: Saturday February 21st, 11:30 am – 2:20 pm
Location: Agua Dulce Farm, 5015 Maufrais Lane, Austin, TX 78744
Tickets: $35 includes farm tour, lunch and refreshments from Cote Catering, and a take-away of fresh farm vegetables. Purchase Online (Children 12 and under may attend with parents for free.)


Slow Food Austin wants to whet your appetite for aquaponics! Join us on Saturday, February 21, for lunch and a tour of Agua Dulce Farm, an urban aquaponic farm in southeast Austin. We’ll tour the farm, meet Jack Waite (the farmer), and learn all about the benefits of aquaponics, a sustainable farming practice that combines hydroponics (soil-less farming) with aquaculture (fish farming) in a closed re-circulating system.

We’ll also enjoy Agua Dulce’s pure and delicious vegetables in a farm-to-table lunch menu developed by chef Sonya Cote of Cote Catering, Eden East, and Hillside Farmacy.

BYOB. Seating is limited and there will be no tickets at the door. With advance notice, we can accommodate our vegetarian or gluten-free friends.  Refunds will only be given in case of cancellation due to inclement weather.

ALL ticket revenue goes back to the farm so come on out and support the farmers who are keeping your food good, clean, and fair!


happy hour: the hightower, 1/29/2015

Date: Thursday, January 29th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: The Hightower, 1209 East 7th Street, Austin, TX 78702
Cost: $15 suggested donation payable via cash or credit card


We are kicking off 2015 with happy hour at The Hightower! Having just celebrated their one year anniversary, this casual East Austin spot dishes up elevated comfort food with global accents (fans rave about their pork jowl and fried chickpeas!) and craft cocktails.

Your $15 entry donation includes local drinks and goes to support Slow Food Austin’s educational programming. Specially priced happy hour snacks will also be available.

See the Facebook event page.

scholarship: TOFGA annual conference

Scholarship Application Deadline: January 9th, 2015

Slow Food Austin is offering a scholarship to the Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (TOFGA) annual conference in San Antonio, Texas from January 29th-31st. This conference offers discussions on a variety of topics of utmost importance to farmers and gardeners in Central Texas with organic growing practices and organic advocates.


There will be breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and the option for attendees to concentrate on a specific topic of interest by following any of six different tracks, from Organic 101 to Advanced Producer. The full schedule is available here. For additional information about the conference, please visit the Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association website.


The scholarship will cover the full cost of registration.


For an opportunity to win this scholarship, please submit a completed application below. The deadline for submissions is January 9th. The scholarship winner will be contacted directly by Slow Food Austin.


For any questions about this opportunity please contact Hannah Kane, Scholarships Coordinator (


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Annual Beer and Cheese Tasting with 512 Brewing and Antonelli’s Cheese, 12/4/2014

Date: Thursday, December 4, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: 512 Brewery, 407 Radam Lane, Austin, TX 78745
Tickets: $55.00 general admission, $45.00 for Slow Food members, Purchase tickets online


Please Join Slow Food Austin, (512) Brewing Company, and Antonelli’s Cheese Shop for our annual Beer and Cheese Tasting.

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.

Ticket price includes a 512 Brewing pint glass.