Once the lovely Spring weather returns, fun events start piling up, so I’m trying to get a handle on the things I’ll be attending. All of these events are open to the public. Here are some of my favorite events:
February 17, 2011 – Slow Food Austin Happy Hour at Malverde at La Condesa. Come see what Slow Food is all about! www.slowfoodaustin.org
February 23, 2011 – 5:00 – 7:00 – Happy Hour at Rain Lily Farm, with live music and Bola Pizza.
March 5, 2011 – Sunshine Community Gardens Spring Plant Sale – This is the biggest fundraiser for the Sunshine Community Gardens, and is perfectly timed for Spring gardeners to get all the transplants they need to get their gardens started. This sale hosts a huge variety of heirlooom tomatoes, heirloom peppers, herbs and everything else. And it’s fun. But, get there early, there will be a line and it gets a little frenzied.
March 13, 2011 - Brooklyn Brewery is bringing the Food Experiments, a series of amateur cook-offs launched in Brooklyn, on a multi-city tour that starts in Austin “The Pork Experiment.” Over twenty home chefs will create delectable pork dishes for the chance to win cash, prizes and a round-trip ticket to New York City to compete in the Food Experiments All Stars Competition. The Pork Experiment will take place on March 13, 2011 at Club Deville 900 Red River Street from 12:00 – 4:30 pm. (from their press release) www.foodexperiments.com
Texas Hill Country Wine and Food Festival – Ongoing Events
April 17, 2011
2nd Annual East Austin Urban Farm Tour – a self guided tour of 4 urban farms located just off of Springdale Road, Boggy Creek Farm, Hausbar Farm, Springdale Farm and Rain Lily Farm. Local chefs will be preparing locally sourced tasty bites at each location
April 23, 2011 10:00 – 4:00
Funky Chicken Coop Tour – This Self Guided Tour of some of Austin’s most interesting Home Chicken Coops, starts at Buck Moore Feed. Free Event