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It’s officially Spring in Texas!
With the new season comes some serious spring bounty. To celebrate, we’re hosting another Homegrown Revival dinner on Tuesday, May 21.
For those of you who haven’t heard about The Homegrown Revival, get ready to be inspired. This incredible local non-profit brings education and local food to the table. By hosting dinners, making videos and sharing recipes they’re educating consumers on how to prepare and consume fresh and nutritious food within their communities.
We can’t think of a better partner to share in our love of food. Come join us for our spring dinner where Chef Sonya Cote will be sourcing produce from our Urban Patchwork garden and other nearby farms. Watch as she turns food into art and dishes up a fresh, healthy and local dinner for every lucky guest. To make the dinner even more exciting, the one and only Tink Pinkard will join us with some “big fish” stories contributing whatever protein he happened to procure that week.
Just when you thought it couldn’t get better, it does. We’re teaming up with the Homegrown Revival to offer up the opportunity to win two tickets to this meal. During the month of April, stop by in.gredients to pick up your in.gredients loyalty card. Every time you spend $15 or more at in.gredients, you get a stamp. At the end of the month, turn in your loyalty card and whoever has collected the most stamps will win two tickets to the spring Homegrown Revival dinner at in.gredients (that’s a $130 value!)
Let’s celebrate the return of spring and gather around local food. Tickets for the dinner are $65, and can be purchased here. Please know that this dinner will be filmed as part of a cooking show, so feel free to come dressed… well, exactly how you are because that’s why we love you.
South By is upon us, and we have in.vited musicians from all over Austin and all over the world to come by our space and record a few songs inside the store in front of a live audience. We call these in.sessions, and we’re pretty excited about who we’ve got lined up this year.
These shows are free and open to our customers to attend, but please be aware that space inside is limited, so we will have to manage the number of people allowed in during recording. Don’t worry, though – we’ll be piping the music outside to our beer garden all the while, so everyone will have a chance to enjoy the live tunes.
This year we’re also doing Porch Sessions, which will be short acoustic sets on our front porch from a similarly diverse collection of musicians. Expect free live music all day Friday and Saturday starting at noon. Here’s to living in the live music capital of the world!
And now for the schedule – keep your eyes peeled for more band announcements coming soon (TBA)!
TUESDAY, March 12th – in-store (live recorded) in.sessions:
5:30 – Whiskey Shivers (Austin, TX)
6:15 – The Falls (Australia)
7:00 – Hi Ho Silver Oh (Los Angeles, CA)
7:45 – Sun Club (Annapolis, MD)
9:15 – Highasakite (Norway)
WEDNESDAY, March 13th – in-store (live recorded) in.sessions:
5:30 – Ravenna Woods (Seattle, WA)
6:15 – Plastic Flowers (Greece)
7:00 – Friendly People (Brooklyn, NY)
7:45 – M. Lockwood Porter (Berkley, CA)
8:30 – Pree (Washington, DC)
9:15 – Pocket Vinyl
THURSDAY, March 14th – in-store (live recorded) in.sessions:
5:30 – Johanna Chase (Los Angeles, CA)
6:15 – Ashlynn Ivy (Beaumont, TX)
7:00 – Jillette Johnson
7:45 – The Florida Kilos (FL)
8:30 – Actual Wolf (Minneapolis, MN)
9:15 – TBA
FRIDAY, March 15th – Acoustic Porch Sessions:
12:00 The Golden Hour (Austin, TX)
12:30 Idiot Glee (Lexington, KY)
1:00 The Hounds Below
1:30 BEARDS (Australia)
2:00 Katie Frank (Philadelphia, PA)
2:30 Thee, Idea Men (Philadelphia, PA)
3:00 Leah Nobel (Austin, TX)
3:30 Jason Blum (Austin/New York)
4:00 The Everymen (New Jersey)
4:30 Shawnee Kilgore and William Wallace (Austin, TX)
5:00 Miracles of Modern Science (Brooklyn, NY)
5:30 Brett Randell (Austin, TX)
6:00 Small Houses (Philadelphia, PA)
6:30 Star and Micey (Memphis, TN)
7:00 The Carolina Story (Nashville, TN)
7:30 Sam Hammerman (Austin, TX)
8:00 Jason Ludwig (Cincinnati/Austin)
9:00 HEADLINER: Young Empress (Los Angeles, CA)
SATURDAY, March 16th – Acoustic Porch Sessions:
12:00 Dean Johanesen (Sarasota, FL)
12:30 Mick Leonardi (Oakland, CA)
1:00 Erin Miley (Baton Rouge, LA)
1:30 BEARDS (Australia)
2:00 Mandy Sloan (St. Augustine/Austin)
2:30 Decker (Arizona)
3:00 The Sea Life (Washington DC)
3:30 Katy Starr (Austin, TX)
4:00 Jennifer Lee Stuart (Northampton, MA/Austin, TX)
4:30 Chris Strand (South Dakota, Austin)
5:00 Patrick Brooks (Ohio, Austin)
5:30 The Villettes (Austin, TX)
6:00 Kurt Grein (Austin, TX)
6:30 Kestrels (Canada)
7:00 Tony Redman (Austin, TX)
7:30 Common Mama (UK)
8:00 The Boston Boys (Boston, MA)
8:30 Friendly People (Boston, MA)
9:00 HEADLINER: Eli Mardock (Nebraska)
Have you listened to a TED talk yet?
If you haven’t, picture this: influential people giving short lectures on things that matter. With the mission, “ideas worth sharing”, TED talks were developed to showcase the convergence between technology, entertainment and design. Since 1983 the format of TED talks has changed and expanded, offering up unique presentations to stimulate dialogue on a variety of issues.
One addition has been the TEDx program. The TEDx talks are designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to create dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. There seems to be one popping up in every city, creating a culture of knowledge and innovation around the world.
While scrolling through the list of TEDx talks, we were excited to see that TEDx Manhattan’s theme is Changing the Way We Eat. This day long conference on Saturday, February 16th, brings together leaders from the food community to present on why our food system matters, and what needs to change.
Knowledge is meant to be shared, so we’re hosting a screening of the TEDx talk at in.gredients. We’ve invited local food leaders from our community to come be a part of the event and help facilitate discussions about our local food scene.
Come join us on Saturday, February 16th from 9:30-4:30 for this inspiring TEDx talk. We’ll have snacks available as well as food and drink specials. Our sponsors, Pate Letelier and Third Coast Coffee, will be providing some delicious local goodies during the conference. Afterwards we’ll have a social happy hour so we can discuss all the new ideas and information we’ve gleaned from the TEDx talk. If you want to attend, check out the schedule details here and RSVP so we can prepare snacks and drinks accordingly.
We’ll see you there!
We were all at the Homegrown Revival dinner because we love food. This was apparent as the big smiles mingled with the occasional gasps and applause when the food was presented.
Started in Austin, the Homegrown Revival exists to educate, inspire and get people talking about local, farm grown food. Using community building events such as pop up dinners, they gather people together to enjoy a meal prepared by Austin’s own Sonya Cote – owner of the Hillside Farmacy.
These pop up dinners feature all things local. The dinner hosted at in.gredients last night featured produce from Tecolote farm while the meat was hunted and prepared by Tink, the Revival’s outfitter.
When you have a dinner that is sourced from nearby, you get to know its story. Before digging into the plate of heavenly scented duck and deer, we learned exactly where the meat came from, and got to shake hands with the hunter.
We’ve come to the conclusion that local tastes better.
Living in the urban farm hub that is Austin, chef Sonya Cote takes the idea of farm-to-table dining to a whole new level. As a nationally recognized chef, Sonya’s food is breathtaking (in every sense of the word). When you eat one of her creations, you can taste the thought, energy and understanding that went into the dish. I had no idea that a cauliflower gratin could taste that amazing. During the dinner, five courses were served, family style, over two hours. This invited people to meet and share in all things delicious.
Food really does bring people together, and with organizations like the Homegrown Revival you get to discover what local tastes like on a whole new level. With monthly pop-up dinners, as well as a variety of other events, there is always something to look forward to. You can find more information about the organization here, and make sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter so you can jump on a ticket when the next dinner is announced.
We adore Hops and Grain.
Not only do they give a portion of their annual revenue to local environmental non-profit organizations, they reuse their recycled grains to make brew biscuits for the dogs in our lives.
A business that makes beer, strives for sustainability AND makes tasty treats for man’s best friend? We think they’re all kinds of awesome.
To continue our celebration of Eat, Drink Local week we’re having a Keep the Pint Night this evening, starting at 6 pm. This dog-friendly event is all about the beer. We will have pint glasses to give away to the first 50 people, growlers to raffle off and dog treats for any and all four-legged friend you want to bring.
The celebration kicks off at 6 pm and we will have three tasty Hops and Grain brews on tap.
We will have the ALT-eration, the limited ALTeration which has been aged in bourbon barrels, and the Pale Dog. You can check out what these beers are below.
We will see y’all tonight!
(make sure to bring your dogs – they’ll appreciate the free dog treats, you’ll appreciate the beer)
December 1-8 is Eat, Drink Local Week here in Austin, TX. There are events all around town celebrating local food, farms and vendors. The proceeds benefit the Sustainable Food Center and Urban Roots, two amazing organizations in Austin working for a more sustainable, just food system.
We’re celebrating the week with a bunch of different activities. Come stop by on the Urban Farm Bike Tour this Saturday, on Wednesday drink some beer and meet the fellas from Hops and Grain and on Friday we’ll be screening the documentary LOCAL, followed by a Q&A with the film maker. You can find out specifics here.
As a participating business, we’re offering up our local food box. It will be available starting tomorrow, December 1st.
Looks delicious, doesn’t it?
The box is $38, or $35 if you bring your own box! Check out what you’ll get when you purchase your local food box.
- 6 eggs from Vital Farms
- Lucky Layla Golden Butter
- 1 jar of Confituras jam
- 1 lbs of Gourmet Texas Pasta
- 1 bunch of kale from Johnson’s Backyard Garden
- 1 head of lettuce from Johnson’s Backyard Garden
- 1 head of broccoli from Johnson’s Backyard Garden
- 1 bunch of carrots from Johnson’s Backyard Garden
- 4 oranges from G&S Groves
- 2 grapefruit from G&S Groves
What better way to wind down on a Tuesday evening then crafting? Gather up that project that you’ve set aside for months (or years), and spend a couple of hours creating over beer and good conversation.
The Creation Station and Doodle Hut will be hosting a Creation Station evening every Tuesday from 6 – 8 pm, using their artistic sensibilities through free-form expressive drawing and crafting. Bring yourself, your kids, your friends, your dog, and your crafts! There will be art supplies on hand, but feel free to bring your own project, or some materials to share.
Up-cycling is highly encouraged.
To get you inspired, we found a neat crafting project on how you can organize and label your spices.
This stroke of genius came from the blog, A Cozy Kitchen. An organized spice drawer sounds like good crafting inspiration to us.
First you’ll want to get containers. You can use mason jars if you know you’ll be storing large amounts of spices. Look for containers that are wide-mouthed so you can fit a tablespoon for scooping purposes.
The next step is getting some chalkboard paint (which you can buy at local hardware stores) you can either paint the top of the jar or you can paint on the front of the jar.
Gather all your spices, write down what you have, and start painting. She recommends painting on two coats of chalkboard paint, and using a coat of primer if you have any.
Let the paint dry for about 20 minutes, and then label using whatever colored chalk tickles your fancy. The nice thing about using the chalk board method, is you can erase and re-label if needed.
We love do-it-yourself projects. Especially the ones that involve storing bulk items. Happy crafting!
We love that this weather still calls for outdoor events where the only addition needed is possibly putting on a sweater.
To celebrate, we’re starting to host featured brewer nights on a regular basis. We think it’s a great way to showcase the amazing things “brewing” (we love a good pun) down here in Austin.
Come out this Wednesday, November 7th from 7-9 p.m. and raise your glasses to Lone Star’s Texas Bock. This lager has a roasted, malty aroma with a mild caramel taste. And the best part about it (except for the beer, of course) is you get to take home a Lone Star pint glass (first come, first serve- we’ve got 50 glasses.) Good beer and free glassware? Yes, please.
On top of all that magic, the Bee Creek Boys will be playing on our porch starting at 8 p.m. Come down and enjoy the beautiful Fall evening, listen to some local tunes AND drink beer out of your new pint glass. Wednesday evenings just got more awesome. Happy drinking!
Nothing says Saturday morning like a cup of coffee.
Casa Brasil is one of our wonderful local coffee roasters providing that daily caffeine fix, and we’re proud supporters of their products.
Join us this morning (Saturday, October 27th) from 11 am-3 pm to sample their coffee and learn more about their business.
Casa Brasil began in 2005 as a Brazilian Cultural Center in Austin, TX with a three-part mission: to facilitate the lives of Brazilians living in the United States, to provide a place to touch Brazil, and to promote Brazilian culture. Their motto is “harvest to home”, as they purchase directly from the producers, import the beans and then roast to order.
Not only is their product amazing, we love that this local company offers free bike delivery to downtown Austin. Local business owners who are environmentally conscious and produce great coffee? That’s something we can get behind.
We’ll see you this morning!
We wanted to join in the festivities and celebrate a local brewery. This Wednesday, October 24th, we’ll be hosting the Rogness Brewing Company.
You can swing by and meet the brewer from 5-8 pm and try out some of their delicious beer, which we’ll feature all evening.
We will have a raffle with giveaways from in.gredients and Yoga Yoga (a chance to win a month of unlimited yoga while drinking beer? Sounds like a good evening to us.)
Rogness Brewing Company specializes in small, handcrafted batches of beer. Having owned a successful home-brew supply shop for 10 years the owners, Forrest and Diane Rogness, are no stranger to experimenting with different hops and unique ingredients.
This Wednesday we will feature four types of Rogness beer on tap:
Rogtoberfest (Oktoberfest)- A seasonal beer, this malty beer uses Smaragd (German for emerald) hops. Beer drinkers can expect a smooth beer with a pleasant but not overpowering floral nose.
Rook (Scotch Ale)- This beer has a bold malt character. Peat smoked malt creates a distinctive earthy scottish flavor that complements English toffee notes.
Ost (Porter)- Seven different malts and three different hops go into our Porter for a smooth, complex flavor. It offers a bold roast flavor with a rich smoothness and a dry finish.
Yogi (Spiced Amber)- Diane, an active yogi, created this beer to show her love for the practice. With a consistent practice at Austin’s own Yoga Yoga, the beer has similar tastes to the tea served after practice. This beer has a rich copper color with aromas of honey, oak, lavender and black tea. This is an exotic beer, with Saigon cinnamon, clove, ginger, cardamom and black pepper.