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Weekly Update and Specials :: August 5th-12th

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Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer

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What a week! Thank you for making our second anniversary celebrations successful and memorable.  From Austin Green Drinks, to the Ice Cream Social Game Night and documentary screening, to the amazing finale - Sunday’s big party - we had quite a bit of fun.  Check out some pictures here, or share some of your own with us!  Special thanks to Hops and GrainFresh Pressed JuiceHOPE Farmer’s MarketThird Coast Coffee, Tiny Pies, and the Austin EcoNetwork for their collaborations and partnerships.  On to year three

If you haven’t taken our survey yet, please do so!  For answering these ten simple questions we’ll give you 10% off your next purchase!  

Weekly Specials

Duchman Vermentino: $14.39 / bottle (Save $1.20)

Available all week by the glass, too!  A light and refreshing summer sipper. 
T-shirt – Original Anniversary Design: $9.89 (Save $2.11)
Last year’s t-shirts designed by Anis Mojgani, now very limited-edition!

Fara Coffee Espresso Beans: $7.99/lb (Save $1.00/lb)

Make your own cold brew at home with these rich beans from their Fincas in Nicaragua

T-shirt – Alternative Earth Cotton : $18.99 (Save $3.00)

For every t-shirt purchased Alternative Earth plants a tree.

Events

Geeks Who Drink Trivia

Thursday, August 7th at 7pm

Come compete with your friends and neighbors for some coveted prizes (including $25 and $10 store credit for first and second place, respectively).  This is a free and open event but please note that the content is not intended for children.   

Locally Sourced Comedy Night
Thursday, August 7th at 9pm

Host Ben Cholok curates a bi-weekly comedy night that showcases some of the best local talent.  Come support the Austin comedy scene and your neighborhood grocer in exchange for some good laughs. 
Upcoming Events
Wed, August 20th: Cherrywood Neighborhood Association Happy Hour
Sat, August 23rd: Harp Performance and Wine Tasting

Send us a message if you’d like to plan an event here – we’re a great spot to host your next happy hour, meeting, or birthday party.  

Promotions and News

A 10% Discount for Your Thougts

Click Here to Take Our Survey

Wine of the Week: Vermentino by Duchman Family Winery

Our new product spotlight, Wine of the Week, kicks off today with Vermentino, a light and aromatic white from Duchman Family Winery. It will be available by the glass all week, so give it a try before taking a bottle (on sale!) home.  Duchman Family Winery uses 100% Texas grapes, a commitment to local production that we (and you) can feel good about.  

New Product: Cricket Energy Bars!

Hopper Foods is in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for larger scale production.  Donate here and get some great perks!  In the meantime, you can find their bars available exclusively at in.gredients.  These are delicious and nutritious with the added benefit of highly sustainable cricket protein.  Available in three flavors, it’s easier than ever to eat bugs.  

Summer Recipe: Cold Brew Coffee at Home

Cold brew coffee made at home is easy, rewarding, and more affordable than alternatives.  Plus, it’s less acidic, versatile, and lasts in your fridge for up to two weeks.  The concentrate can also be used in baking, syrups/sauces, or in milkshakes (yum!). 

Here’s how to do it….. 

1. Coarsely grind 3 cups (or just over 1/2 a pound) of Fara Espresso beans.  
2. Fill your CoffeeSock with the grinds and moisten them for a ‘bloom.’ 
3. Secure the neck of the sock with the string and insert into 64oz Mason Jar.  
4. Fill the jar with cold, filtered water and let steep for 12-18 hours.
5. Remove sock (let drain at lip of jar) and voila, you’ve got a delicious cold brew concentrate.  
6. Mix (about 1:3) with water, milk, or milk alternatives to your desired strength.  
7. Store covered in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. 

Summer Drink Specials

Summer Hours 

Mon-Wed 9am-9pm
Thurs-Sat 9am-10pm
Sun 10am-9pm

Summer Happy Hour
Mon-Fri 5pm-close

You just might have to make us your summer watering hole.  Food specials coming soon, too!

Copyright © 2014 in.gredients All rights reserved.

Summer Hours:
Monday – Wednesday 9 am – 9 pm
Thursday – Saturday 9 am – 10 pm
Sunday 10 am – 9 pm

Happy Hour(s):
Monday-Friday 4-7 pm

Contact Us:
2610 Manor Road, Austin TX 78722
512-275-6357

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Written by Josh Blaine

August 5, 2014 at 4:53 pm

Celebrating Two Years!

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Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer

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Today kicks off our Anniversary Week!  Check out our list of events leading up to the Big Party on Sunday, August 3rd, including a community screening of the documentary “Ingredients” on Friday evening (to benefit HOPE Farmer’s Market), and Wednesday’s (Vegan) Ice Cream Social and Game Night.  

Have you taken our customer feedback survey yet?  Please take just a few minutes to answer these ten simple questions and we’ll give you 10% off your next purchase as a thank you.  

Weekly Specials

This week we’re running one of our favorite specials: the Ten Buck Growler!  All week get $2 off growler fills of some of the tastiest, freshest beer in Austin.  Don’t own a growler? No worries – we’re putting those on sale, too.  

64oz Amber in.gredients Growler: $6.00 (Save $1.00)

Keep your brews fresh while repping your favorite local grocer!
Mobi Travel Growler: $6.00 (Save $1.00)
This thing is perfect for beer on the go (camping, biking, hiking, walking – you name it!)

Growler Fills of Beer: $10 Craft, $13 Premium (Save $2.00)

Nothing quite like fresh draft beer in the comfort of your own kitchen (or at a party).  

Events

Austin Green Drinks 
w/ Hops and Grain

TODAY, July 29th, 6-8pm

Austin Green Drinks’ monthly happy hour is tonight at in.gredients!  Come meet like-minded folks in town while learning about our favorite triple-bottom line brewery from founder Josh Hare.  

Ice Cream Social + Game Night

Wednesday, July 30th at 7-10pm

FREE ice cream and games!  We’ll have Sweet Ritual vegan ice cream, a stellar sunday bar, and lots of fun games to play.  Feel free to bring your own games, too!

Geeks Who Drink Trivia

Thursday, July 31st at 7pm

Come compete with your friends and neighbors for some coveted prizes (including $25 and $10 store credit for first and second place, respectively).  This is a free and open event but please note that the content is not intended for children.   

Documentary Screening

Benefiting HOPE Farmer’s Market
Friday, August 1st at 9pm

Ingredients” the documentary film isn’t about us per say but it is about the local food movement.  Duchman Family Winery and Better Bites Bakery will be in attendance with samples.  We’ll be projecting the film on the lawn, so blankets and chairs are recommended.  A $5-10 suggested donation and proceeds from a raffle benefit HOPE.

Garden Workday
w/ Urban Patchwork
Saturday, August 2nd at 9am

Ever wondered about the garden in our front yard and wished you could be more in.volved? Here’s your chance to help out and learn about growing food.

2nd Anniversary Party

Sunday, August 3rd, 6-10pm
You won’t want to miss this!  Tons of vendor samples, a petting zoo for the kids from 6-7, arts and crafts, lawn games, and live music.  Plus, we’ll be premiering a small-batch Greenhouse Brew from Hops and Grain that includes collaborations with Fresh Pressed Juice and Johnson’s Backyard Garden.  It’s sure to be the party of the summer – see y’all there!
Upcoming Events

Wed, August 20th: Cherrywood Neighborhood Association Happy Hour
Sat, August 23rd: Harp Performance and Wine Tasting

Send us a message if you’d like to plan an event here – we’re a great spot to host your next happy hour, meeting, or birthday party.  

Promotions and News

A 10% Discount for Your Thougts

Click Here to Take Our Survey

Calling All Volunteers!

We’re looking for some friendly neighborhood cats (no, not you Cash!) to help us run a few activities during our big block party-style 2nd Anniversary Party on Sunday, August 3rd.  If you or someone you know might be down to help out, check out the details here.  

The Latest: Wider Beer Selection

 We’re huge fans of the incredible Austin craft beer scene, which is why we’re really excited to offer a wider selection of on-site options!  No need to worry about not finding your favorite local brew on tap: from Austin Beerworks, to Infamous Brewing Company to Hops and Grain, now we’ve got all your favorites, all the time.  

Summer Drink Specials

Summer Hours 

Mon-Wed 9am-9pm
Thurs-Sat 9am-10pm
Sun 10am-9pm

Summer Happy Hour
Mon-Fri 5pm-close

You just might have to make us your summer watering hole.  Food specials coming soon, too!

Copyright © 2014 in.gredients All rights reserved.

Summer Hours:
Monday – Wednesday 9 am – 9 pm
Thursday – Saturday 9 am – 10 pm
Sunday 10 am – 9 pm

Happy Hour(s):
Monday-Friday 4-7 pm

Contact Us:
2610 Manor Road, Austin TX 78722
512-275-6357

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Written by Josh Blaine

July 29, 2014 at 9:00 pm

Weekly Update and Specials :: July 22nd – 29th

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Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer

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As we approach our two-year mark, we’re looking for feedback from our wonderful community of neighbors and customers.  Please take just a few minutes to answer these ten simple questions and we’ll give you 10% off your next purchase as a thank you.  

Check out the host of events we’ve pulled together for next week’s Anniversary countdown (below).  The excitement starts Tuesday with Austin Green Drinks, includes an exciting community screening of the documentary “Ingredients” to benefit HOPE Farmer’s Market, and culminates, of course, with The Party on Sunday, August 3rd.  

Weekly Specials

This week’s specials are all about cold brew coffee.  Get some on tap for a steal, take some concentrate home for a quick mix, or take the super easy DIY plunge of making your own with a simple home-brew bundle (cold brew instructions below).  

Cold Brew Coffee DIY Bundle: $14.99 (Save $3.00)

Coldbrew Coffee Sock, 64oz Mason Jar, 1/2lb Fara Coffee Beans
Frios Mio Cold Brew Concentrate: $6.99 (Save $1.00)
You’ve had it on tap, now take it home and mix your own! 

Fara Coffee Espresso Beans: $7.99/lb (Save $1.00/lb)

Make your own cold brew at home with these rich beans.

Toddy Coffee Sock$8.68 (Save $1.30)

A great way to make your own cold brew in a Mason Jar.   
Frios Mio Ready-to-Drink: $3.00/pint (Save $1.00/pint)
Yup – it’s #ToddyTuesday ALL WEEK.  

Events

Anniversary Week (Next Week!) Schedule of Events
 

Tues, July 29th: Austin Green Drinks w/ Josh Hare of Hops and Grain
Wed, July 30th: Game Night and Ice Cream Social w/ Sweet Ritual
Fri, Aug 1st: Community Screening of “Ingredients” w/ HOPE 
Sun, Aug 3rd: The Big 2nd Anniversary Party

Geeks Who Drink Trivia

Thursday, July 24th at 7pm

Come compete with your friends and neighbors for some coveted prizes (including $25 and $10 store credit for first and second place, respectively).  This is a free and open event but please note that the content is not intended for children.   

Locally Sourced Comedy Night
Thursday, July 24th at 9pm

Host Ben Cholok curates a bi-weekly comedy night that showcases some of the best local talent.  Come support the Austin comedy scene and your neighborhood grocer in exchange for some good laughs. 

Global Soup Party
w/ Cooking Up Cultures

Sunday, July 27th at 6:30pm

This being our third collaboration with Cooking Up Cultures, we can confidently say this will be a night not to miss!  With French-inspired cuisine cooked up by a local chef, live music, and tons of engaging and interesting people, it promises to be a great night.

Send us a message if you’d like to plan an event here – we’re a great spot to host your next happy hour, meeting, or birthday party.  

Promotions and News

A 10% Discount for Your Thougts

Click Here to Take Our Survey

Calling All Volunteers!

We’re looking for some friendly neighborhood cats (no, not you Cash!) to help us run a few activities during our big block party-style 2nd Anniversary Party on Sunday, August 3rd.  If you or someone you know might be down to help out, check out the details here.  

The Latest: Wider Beer Selection

 We’re huge fans of the incredible Austin craft beer scene, which is why we’re really excited to offer a wider selection of on-site options!  No need to worry about not finding your favorite local brew on tap: from Austin Beerworks, to Infamous Brewing Company to Hops and Grain, now we’ve got all your favorites, all the time.  

Summer Drink Specials

Summer Recipe: Cold Brew Coffee at Home

Cold brew coffee made at home is easy, rewarding, and more affordable than alternatives.  Plus, it’s less acidic, versatile, and lasts in your fridge for up to two weeks.  The concentrate can also be used in baking, syrups/sauces, or in milkshakes (yum!). 

Here’s how to do it….. 

1. Coarsely grind 3 cups (or just over 1/2 a pound) of Fara Espresso beans.  
2. Fill your CoffeeSock with the grinds and moisten them for a ‘bloom.’ 
3. Secure the neck of the sock with the string and insert into 64oz Mason Jar.  
4. Fill the jar with cold, filtered water and let steep for 12-18 hours.
5. Remove sock (let drain at lip of jar) and voila, you’ve got a delicious cold brew concentrate.  
6. Mix (about 1:3) with water, milk, or milk alternatives to your desired strength.  
7. Store covered in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. 

Summer Hours 

Mon-Wed 9am-9pm
Thurs-Sat 9am-10pm
Sun 10am-9pm

Summer Happy Hour
Mon-Fri 5pm-close

You just might have to make us your summer watering hole.  Food specials coming soon, too!

Copyright © 2014 in.gredients All rights reserved.

Summer Hours:
Monday – Wednesday 9 am – 9 pm
Thursday – Saturday 9 am – 10 pm
Sunday 10 am – 9 pm

Happy Hour(s):
Monday-Friday 4-7 pm

Contact Us:
2610 Manor Road, Austin TX 78722
512-275-6357

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Written by Josh Blaine

July 22, 2014 at 4:51 pm

A 10% Discount for Your Thoughts

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As we approach the two-year mark, we are once again turning to our wonderful community of customers for feedback. This is your chance to help us navigate our pivotal third year of business!

If you shop at in.gredients regularly (or would like to shop here more regularly) please take just a few minutes to answer these ten simple questions. In exchange, we’ll give you 10% off your next purchase (find instructions to redeem your discount within the survey).

Click Here to Take the Survey

Thanks and see you ’round the ‘hood!

in.gredients

Written by Josh Blaine

July 21, 2014 at 4:16 pm

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Weekly Update and Specials :: July 15th – 21st

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Weekly Updates from in.gredients Neighborhood Grocer

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With such an abundance of local produce coming in from area farms, we felt compelled to write a blog post about the particular joys of eating locally and seasonally this time of year.  We included a few go-to recipes and tips, too. Plus, we’re featuring the “Fermentation Creation” in our Weekly Specials, since this is a great time to get into home fermenting (the heat really speeds up the process!).  Take one home for yourself or gift the nifty kit to that aspiring DIY fermenter in your life.  

Weekly Specials

Fermentation Creation: $21.99 (Save $4.00)

Ever think about getting into home fermenting? Now’s your chance! 
Pickling Cucumbers: $1.59/lb (Save $0.90/lb)
Who doesn’t love pickles? Make your own!

Cheesecloth: $2.79 (Save $1.20)

Not just for making cheese….

Wild Fermentation (Zine)$5.19 (Save $1.80)

This is a must-have for any aspiring DIY fermenter.  
Sea Salt: $0.66/lb (Save $0.23/lb)
Salting your veggies pulls out their natural moisture to create the brine.
Texas Garlic: $0.43/oz (Save $0.07/oz)
Cured garlic from our area farms is better than anything you can buy elsewhere.

Events

Geeks Who Drink Trivia

Thursday, July 17th at 7pm

Come compete with your friends and neighbors for some coveted prizes (including $25 and $10 store credit for first and second place, respectively).  This is a free and open event but please note that the content is not intended for children.   

Dog Adoption Day

Saturday, July 19th, 9am-1pm

There are many pets out there looking for happy, healthy homes and this Saturday morning CARS (Charity’s Animal Rescue & Shelter) will have foster dogs for adoption at in.gredients.  They are fully vetted, spayed/neutered, and have vaccines, microchip, and paperwork.  More pics and info here!

Saturday Night Porch Session
w/ Alicia Adkins

Saturday, July 19th at 7pm

This week our porch session falls on Saturday night. Catch some live music with country/Americana singer-songwriter Alicia Adkins.  Grab a local brew, bring the (newly adopted?!) dog and the kids and enjoy the night under our pergola.  
Upcoming Dates:
Thurs, July 24th: Locally Sourced Comedy Night
Sun, July 27th: Global Soup Party w/ Cooking Up Cultures
Tues, July 29th: Austin Green Drinks w/ Josh Hare of Hops and Grain
Sun, Aug 3rd: Two Year Anniversary Party 

Send us a message if you’d like to plan an event here – we’re a great spot to host your next happy hour, meeting, or birthday party.  

Promotions and News

Calling All Volunteers!

We’re looking for some friendly neighborhood cats (no, not you Cash!) to help us run a few activities during our big block party-style 2nd Anniversary Party on Sunday, August 3rd.  If you or someone you know might be down to help out, check out the details here.  

Hopper Foods Pre-Kickstarter Party Recap

We had a great time celebrating and sampling some of the newest products to enter the Austin entomophagy scene: Hopper Foods’ delicious line of cricket bars and “Cricker Crackers” made w/ cricket meal.  With all the Hop Overboards enjoyed that night, we will be donating $66 to Hopper Foods upcoming Kickstarter campaign! We also now have recipe-ready crickets for sale in our freezer! 

The Latest: Wider Beer Selection

 We’re huge fans of the incredible Austin craft beer scene, which is why we’re really excited to offer a wider selection of on-site options!  No need to worry about not finding your favorite local brew on tap: from Austin Beerworks, to Infamous Brewing Company to Hops and Grain, now we’ve got all your favorites, all the time.  

Summer Drink Specials

Summer Hours 

Mon-Wed 9am-9pm
Thurs-Sat 9am-10pm
Sun 10am-9pm

Summer Happy Hour
Mon-Fri 5pm-close

You just might have to make us your summer watering hole.  Food specials coming soon, too!

Copyright © 2014 in.gredients All rights reserved.

Summer Hours:
Monday – Wednesday 9 am – 9 pm
Thursday – Saturday 9 am – 10 pm
Sunday 10 am – 9 pm

Happy Hour(s):
Monday-Friday 4-7 pm

Contact Us:
2610 Manor Road, Austin TX 78722
512-275-6357

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Written by Josh Blaine

July 15, 2014 at 4:07 pm

Calling All Volunteers for August 3rd Anniversary Party!

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Calling all volunteers for….

in.gredients’ 2nd Anniversary Party!

We’re looking for a handful of folks to help us out during our 2nd Anniversary Party on Sunday, August 3rd from 6-10pm. If last year is any indication, it’ll be a blast! 

There are a variety of activities and shifts available during the party:

Activity
Times
Volunteers
Face Painting

6-8pm

8-10pm

3

2

Arts & Crafts Table

6-8pm

8-10pm

2

2

Paint-by-numbers Mural

6-8pm

8-10pm

2

2

Photo booth Set Up 5:30-6pm 1
Photo booth Breakdown 10-10:30pm 1 (or same person)
Photo booth Monitoring 6-10pm 1-2
Music: Sound & Set Up 6-10pm 1-2
Grounds Clean Up 10-11pm 1-2

If you are interested, please contact Jessica at jessica@in.gredients.com and indicate which activities and shift(s) you are available (you are welcome to work multiple shifts if desired). Please include your full name, current email address, and telephone number in your response. 

As a thank you for helping out, we’ll give you a few drink tickets to take advantage of during the event.

If you have any questions about volunteering or the event itself, don’t hesitate to ask. Thanks for your help, we can’t wait! 

The in.gredients Team

 

Written by Josh Blaine

July 14, 2014 at 5:05 pm

The Season of Abundance

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There’s no denying it- summertime in Central Texas is HOT!  But when it comes to eating seasonally and locally, we’ve got it made. Local farms, community gardens, and backyard gardens are exploding with a wonderful variety of fruits and vegetables, many of which can’t be found on any supermarket shelf.  Here’s a rundown of what we’re most excited about this season, along with some tips for putting these veggies to good use:

photo 3 (1)Peppers – Oh my, are there some lovely sweet and hot (!) peppers to enjoy right now.  Our favorites are the shishito (aka the Russian Roulette Pepper – you never quite know which ones will be spicy) and the sweet red carmen (aka Italian Frying) pepper. Currently we’ve got all the TexMex staples- plump jalapeños, the gorgeous and long cayenne, spicy serranos that leave a lingering heat in your mouth, bell peppers in every color of the rainbow, and poblanos that can be eaten fresh now or dried into smoky ancho chilies to savor once the season is over.

photo 2 (2)Squash – Summer and winter squash abound this time of year! The soft skinned summer varieties can be eaten raw, sautéed, steamed, grilled, stewed… you name it. There’s an acknowledged double-edged sword to the abundance of squash come summertime, though. Squash plants (cucurbita) are (in)famous (depending on how you look at it) for producing a LOT.  Try this tasty zucchini fritter recipe to get you through the summer’s harvest. The hard skinned squash – acorn, butternut, spaghetti – though referred to as “winter squash” are also abundant now.  They garnered the name “winter squash” for their storage capabilities.  Spaghetti squash is one of our favorites; here’s a great way to prepare them.

Fruit – Melons melons melons! Watermelons, honeydews, cantaloupes, and countless heirloom varieties are thriving in the heat. It’s prime picking time for blackberries and peaches, too, with figs and persimmons just around the corner.  Though strawberries are traditionally thought of as a summer fruit, ’round here they peak in mid-spring and taper off by the time the heat settles in.photo 1 (3)

Tomatoes - Here’s another classic “summer” veggie that has a different kind of life cycle in the heat of Texas.  Right now we’re enjoying the abundant and beautiful first harvest, with second plantings going in the ground now for a second crop in the fall.  The big heirlooms coming off the vine now make for a decadent caprese salad, and sweet cherry tomatoes are wonderful tossed in a pasta salad or just as is.

Eggplant - Like peppers, eggplant is one of the few veggies that can persist through most of the summer’s heat.  Black beauties are the largest, most common variety, and do great on the grill or as eggplant parmesan.  Other varieties grown here include the long asian eggplants great for sautéeing in curries and the beautifully striped graffiti eggplant.

Eating according to what’s locally available isn’t always easy, but right now in Central Texas, it’s about as good as it gets.  Before we know it, we’ll be limited to the heartiest of veggies and storage crops, but it won’t be too long until the next season of abundance rolls around in mid-late fall.  Happy cooking!

Written by Josh Blaine

July 9, 2014 at 3:30 pm

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