Sunday, December 6, 2009
ATTN Foodies: Eat Local Week Dec 5-12
Excite your boring week of finals, or work, with Eat Local Week by Edible Austin! The event kicked off yesterday at the downtown Farmer's Market with a proclamation by the mayor and goes on until the 12th. Basically, all local restaurants and markets are participating to please your taste buds with special menus and locally-sourced entrees and products. Quel Festin!
The event is a fundraiser for Urban Roots, a youth development program which uses sustainable agriculture as a means of education for youth, and as a way of increasing available healthy food in Austin. Over 50 restaurants and markets are participating in the week long event, which will all donate their proceeds of a specific menu special or a portion of their sales to Urban Roots.
Here's a tease of what kind of locally sourced featured dishes you will find throughout the week. At Annie's Cafe and Bar: Grilled Wild Atlantic salmon with organic watermelon radishes and turnips from Boggy Creek Farm and organic romanesco from Harvest Time Farm, served in a light lemon beurre blanc sauce.
For a full list of events through out the week check out the ELW Calendar. Whole Foods and the Austin Museum of Art are among the locations that will host events but What I'M most excited for: Meet Your Local Brewers Happy Hour hosted by the Whip In Parlor Cafe and Market. Live Oak Brewing Company, (512) Brewing Co, Independence Brewing Co., Real Ale Brewing Company, Saint Arnold Brewing Company and Shiner Beers will be in attendance to share the tastes of their locally made goodness. A $20 Event ticket gets you a pint-sized taste of six beers, plus a la cart gourmet foods from the Whip In, MMMPanadas, the Best Wurst, Sushi-a-Go-go, The Texas Cuban, Flip Happy Crepes, The Mediterranean Chef, Vital Farms, Buddha's Brew, WaterOak Farms, Austinnuts and Austin Slow Burn. The event is from 4-8pm, in the fantabulous Whip In beer garden. See you there.