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 bigparty – 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 Grain, Fresh Pressed Juice, HOPE Farmer’s Market, Third Coast Coffee, Tiny Pies, and the Austin EcoNetwork for their collaborations and partnerships. On to year three!
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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.
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.
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.
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!).
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
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You just might have to make us your summer watering hole. Food specials coming soon, too!