We won’t bore you with another best of recap of 2014 but suffice to say we’re grateful for all the good times and good deeds we’ve shared as a community. Here’s to doing even more good (while having even more fun) in 2015!
Stock up for that New Year’s Eve party or New Year’s Day brunch with local goods and brews! We’ll give you 10% off any purchase of $25 or more (excluding alcohol) and $2 off any growler fill of one of our superb craft beers. We’ll raise our glasses to that!
10% Off Any Purchase of $25 or More: Stock up!
$2 off Growler Fills of Beer: $10 for Craft & $13 for Premium
New Years Good Luck
In honor of the new year, we thought we’d highlight a few of the food traditions that might bring you good luck in 2015 because let’s be honest, who couldn’t use a little luck every now and again. Consider welcoming the new year with one of these foods and see if a little superstition might pay off.
Greens are symbolic of wealth and money so if you’re looking for a financial break this year, chomp on some tasty (hyper-local!) lettuce by Farmer Sue, make a homemade saurkraut with one of three styles of cabbage, or sauté up some kale for a savory snack or side. Broccoli Greens: $1.99 per bunch Buttercrunch Lettuce: $0.50/oz
Savory Cabbage: $2.99/lb
Curly Green Kale: $1.99 per bunch
Beans, like greens, can mean money (think coins). Why not try making the traditional New Years black eyed peas (perhaps with some kale?) and you could be ringing in the new year with health and wealth.
Black Eyed Peas: $2.79
Kidney Beans: $2.19/lb
Pinto Beans: $2.19/lb
Black Beans: $2.42/lb
NOODLES & GRAINS
They say eating a bowl of noodles is good for longevity. The stretched grain is supposed to be representative of the years of your life stretching out ahead of you. So, kick off 2015 in honor of a long and meaningful life, and get that water boiling. Soba Pasta: $3.74
Organic Spaghetti: $3.49 Whole Wheat Spaghetti:$3.49
In Mexico, one of the traditions is to eat a piece of fruit on each ring of the strike of midnight. Each bell represents one month of the coming year. Land a sour bite one strike? Watch out for that month of 2015! Granny Smith Apples: $2.59/lb Oranges: $1.99/lb Tangerines: $2.49/lb Grapefruit: $1.29/lb Lemon: $1.33/lb
Recipes for New Years
Need some specifics to pull that New Years dish together? Here are two recipes from our friends at Bon Appetit to give you a little direction and inspiration.
Shoyu Cabbage Soup
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
2 carrots, peeled, thinly sliced
2 celery stalks, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 head cabbage, chopped
4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
2 tablespoons (or more) shoyu (Japanese soy sauce)
2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
2 cups cooked ramen or soba noodles
Hot chili paste (or your favorite Austin hot sauce) and fresh cilantro leaves (for serving)
Heat oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrots, celery, and garlic and cook, stirring, until softened, 10–12 minutes. Add cabbage, broth, shoyu, vinegar, and sugar and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover partially with a lid, and simmer until vegetables are very tender, 15–20 minutes; season to taste with more shoyu if desired. Serve over noodles topped with hot chili paste and cilantro.
Collard Green and Radish Slaw with Crispy Shallots
2 small shallots, sliced into rings
6 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 bunch collard or broccoli greens (stems removed, thinly sliced)
6 small radishes, trimmed, sliced
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
Freshly ground black pepper
Total Time: 20 mins
-Cook shallots and oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until shallots are golden, 8–10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer shallots to a paper towel–lined plate; season with salt. Transfer oil to a small bowl and let cool.
-Combine collard greens, radishes, and vinegar in a large bowl; season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with shallot oil and toss to coat. Top with crispy shallots.
-Do Ahead: Crispy shallots can be made 2 hours ahead. Store shallots and oil separately at room temperature.
This month’s Block Party is on the second Friday of the month (because who wants to party the day after New Years?) with lots of great food and drinks lined up: Rahr & Sons Brewing Co will be visiting from Forth Worth to sample out their tasty brews, EIEIO Organic Farm in Wimberley will be here with their fantastic homemade mayo, pesto and other spreads, and MALK Artisan Almond & Pecan Milks will have their sweet dairy alternatives for all to try. Meanwhile, listen to the sweet live tunes of Alicia Adkins and maybe have a seat for a chair massage from Devon of One Love Healing Center. All this to support and benefit our Community Partner, Literacy Coalition!
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.
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Mulled Wine Monday & Tea Pot Tuesday!
Come in and warm up with a glass of homemade mulled wine or a pot of one of our many teas. Get $1 OFF every Monday and Tuesday, respectively and start your week off right. #MWM #TPT
Happy Hour(s) $1 off pints/cans of beer and glasses of wine
$2 off pitchers and bombers Mon-Fri 4-7pm
Wine of the Week: Argus Cidery 2013 Perennial
The 2013 Perennial by Argus Cidery is the first edition of what will become an annual release including the early season harvest of last year’s growing season. Aged in french and american oak, this cider highlights the fruit profiles from the different Texas terrains. Enjoy this dry blend of Panhandle and Bandera county apple varietals including gala, blaze, jonathan, cameo, and jonagold. On sale all week and available by the glass.
Coffee of the Month: New Sweden Coffee Ethiopia Duromina
With the new year comes a new roaster for our coffee of the month! A sweet and fruited cup with peach/nectarine jammy flavors, berry notes, fruit juice acidity, and a raw sugar sweetness layered on a thick mouthfeel. Excellent as a brewed coffee or single origin espresso.
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Weekly profiles of some of our favorite regulars
Cash The Cat
Describe yourself in 3 words: Cool, friendly & lovable
What’s your favorite part about the neighborhood? All the households that love and feed me!
How did you hear about in.gredients? I just strolled up one day…
Why do you come back? Sometimes they give me a little food, but mostly for the loving attention from all the customers and staff. Besides, it’s where all the cool cats go.
What are you favorite things about in.gredients? So many wonderful humans!
If you were to describe in.gredients in one word, what would it be? Meow
Last but not least, if you were a fruit or vegetable, what would you be and why? Liquorish. Because of the color and because I can be an acquired taste.