18 months ago today, we put this simple chalkboard sign out on the sidewalk of 2610 Manor Road and began this amazing ride. We’ve still got lots to do – as a store, as a community – but we sure are grateful for all that’s come to pass. Thanks to all those that have supported and encouraged us so far!
This week’s specials are all about the beloved waffle. If you found yourself checking the social media world this recent drizzly Sunday, you may have seen our “beta brunch” posts featuring some delicious multigrain apple walnut waffles. We’re preparing to roll out a Sunday brunch menu featuring these and maybe a few other special items. Keep your eyes peeled in the coming weeks for the full story. In the meantime, this week’s specials highlight all the ingredients you’d need to make these simple pleasures at home (find the full recipe below). Enjoy!
Multigrain Pancake/Waffle Mix: $2.19/lb (Save $0.60/lb) Bona Dea GF Waffle Mix : $5.09/lb (Save $0.90/lb) Vital Farms Chicken Eggs: $0.40 ea (Save $0.05 ea)
Non-GMO Canola Oil: $2.39/lb (Save $0.60/lb)
Organic Apples : $2.59/lb (Save $0.30/lb)
Organic Walnuts : $12.99/lb (Save $2.00/lb)
Organic Grade B Maple Syrup : $8.49/lb (Save $2.46/lb)
February is shaping up to be a busy month at your neighborhood grocer! Check our events page for the full picture, or send us a message if you’d like to host an event of your own.
Geeks Who Drink Trivia
Thursday, February 6th at 7pm
After a long hiatus, Geeks Who Drink returns to Manor Road this week! Come see what all the hype is about and compete with your neighbors for some coveted prizes. This is a free and open event but please note – the content is not intended for children.
Some of you may remember our raucus in.session last March with the Whiskey Shivers. Guitarist Horti makes his solo debut on our porch this Friday night. Come support local music, local breweries (always on tap), and your local grocer.
Go Texan, Go Local Workshop Sunday, February 9th at 6 pm
Our upcoming workshop with Traveling Recipesis full. Keep your eye out for our next one in April if you’ve yet to experience the wonder of these fun, delicious, and free events.
We had so much fun last year, we had to do it again. With Tiny Pies, Lick Ice Cream, Chocosutra, and id Soda all represented, you’ll be too happy not to fall in love – we promise.
Promotions and News:
Community Partner Spotlight
It’s almost time to choose our next community partner! That means now is a great time to encourage your favorite Austin non-profits to fill out our partner application.
We believe in supporting our community. That’s why we donate 5 cents for every container you bring to in.gredients to reuse. Our current partner is SafePlace, a non-profit dedicated to ending domestic abuse and violence. Practice zero waste with us and support our community partner!
Recipe of the Week
Sunday Morning Waffles
This week we put a belgian waffle iron to work on Sunday morning to the delight of a few of our regulars. Our multigrain pancake and waffle mix combined with Vital Farms eggs and some chopped organic walnuts and apple left ’em sated and smiling. With a side of Maple Valley Coop organic grade B syrup, it was near perfection. Here’s how to make these beauties at home.
2 cups multigrain waffle/pancake mix
2 Vital Farms pastured, organic chicken eggs
2 Tbs Non-GMO Canola Oil
1 1/2 cups lukewarm water
1/2 cup organic, raw walnuts – chopped
1/2 cup organic fuji or pink lady apple – chopped
2 Tbs Organic Grade B Maple Syrup (plus more for serving!)
Combine eggs, canola oil, and water in a bowl and whisk together.
Add to waffle mix and gently stir, just to combine.
In separate bowl, combine finely chopped walnuts and apples with maple syrup.
Pour ~3/4 cup mix onto a pre-heated waffle iron (or fill the mold ~3/4 full)
Sprinkle the apple-walnut mixture to cover the surface.
Cook until waffles are browned (usually ready when steaming from the sides of the iron). Keep heated in 200F oven until ready to eat.