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Category Archives: Happenings

Farmhouse Delivery Brings More Local Food to Austin Doorsteps

Austinites are a lucky breed, it’s true: Culinarians, especially, can eat like royalty in the capital city. This spring, they got even luckier when a new delivery grocer started business.
Texas Locavore is late to tell you about this. Why? One of the owners of the new company, Farmhouse Delivery, is my friend Elizabeth Winslow. Covering [...]

Does this mean I’m obsessed?

I *promise* I wasn’t stalking them. (My husband was driving.) This truckload of watermelons, spotted on I-35 N last week, were apparently headed north up out of the Valley. I wonder where they ended up?

Peach Season, Baby

You know you want them. But are you afraid you can’t have them? Central Texas had a late, killing freeze this spring that took out much of the 2009 peach and nectarine crop. All is not lost, though; you’ll just have to look a little harder than usual to find local peaches this year. Check [...]

Dai Due, April Schedule

Jesse and Tamara have announced the schedule for April’s Dai Due suppers. To get full detail, visit their website. And don’t dally. With only three exquisite, unparalleled offerings for the month, first-come, first-served is an urgent proposition.

Seafood Supper Club at Johnson’s Backyard Garden, Sunday April 5th, 3pm

…amazing produce and super fresh Gulf seafood from our [...]

How Funky is Your Chicken?

Mark your calendar and start the countdown: Austin’s first Funky Chicken Coop Tour happens on April 11. Raising chickens is a hot trend this season, in case you didn’t notice. If you want to get in on the bird action (like me), you won’t want to miss this opportunity to see where Austin’s chickens lay [...]

Today’s the Last Day for Early-Bird Tickets

The Sustainable Food Center’s annual Farm to Plate fundraiser happens again this year on May 7. Today’s 40-degree gray makes May seem far away, but it’s going to sneak up fast. More importantly, early-bird ticket sales end today. Individual tickets are $75, and tables that seat eight people are $700. But prices go up starting [...]

Berry My Heart*

Strawberry season is upon us again, oh joy, oh joy! My first local strawberry of the year came from Poteet and was soused with white wine, brandy, and prosecco in a specialty sangria at Fino last night. Have you had your first Texas strawberry yet this year? How was it? (If you missed my treatise [...]

Local Wine and Cheese at Central Market (Austin)

A dynamic duo in Texas wine and food will offer up their insights along with their goods this Thursday evening from 6:30 until 9 at the Central Market Cooking School. From the Mozzarella Company, Paula Lambert will cook with her Dallas-made cheeses. Susan Auler, of Fall Creek Vineyards in Tow, will pair dishes like Celery [...]

Gelato Savings (Austin)

In what he has dubbed an original economic stimulus plan, Teo of Austin gelato fame is offering $2 gelato servings every Tuesday from noon until 10 at both Teo locations. Ask for the TEO Plan – that’s Teo Economic Opportunity. Hey, don’t knock it. This is high-quality, locally made gelato. We’ll take our discount and [...]

More Local Options for Valentine’s Day

A couple more ways to love, locavore-style, have come across my desk since I last posted on the subject:

Who could forget Tiff? With her sweetie Leon, she opened Austin’s first cookie-delivery company ten years ago. (Check out the story Addie Broyles wrote about them in a recent issue of the Statesman.) Tiff’s Treats is offering [...]