This Friday is our first Block Party of 2015 and we’ve got quite the event lined up. Tiny Pies and Wunder-Pilz will both be on site sampling out their superb products, Fifth Dimensions will be in the yard with their mobile book truck, and some of our favorite musicians – Ethan and Jeff, and Brand New Key – will be providing live musical entertainment. Come enjoy all of this in the company of your favorite neighborhood friends to support the Literacy Coalition, our current community partner.
This week we brought in a new artisanal pasta from the Houston area. The folks at Tavola Pasta take great pride in their handmade process, which starts with organic semolina flour grown in North Dakota, and natural spring water. Then they add local produce and extrude through bronze dies (rather than Teflon) before slowly air drying. The result is a rich and flavorful pasta that will shine on its own or tossed with some Kitchen Pride “Baby Bellas” sautéed in a little bit of butter. Get great deals on all of the above this week. Bon appétit!
Tavola Pasta, 1lb box:$5.89 ea (Save: $1.40 ea)
Tavola Pasta, bulk: $4.69/lb (Save: $1.00/lb)
Kitchen Pride Mushrooms: $2.99/lb (Save $1.00/lb)
This Week’s Produce
All non-local items are Certified Organic.
Local items come from farms with a commitment to sustainable practices.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’re making sure you know how to please your locavore lover this year. Here’s a preview of just a few items we’ll be stocking this week and next. Don’t forget our Game Night and Single’s Mixer on the 14th, too!
Geeks Who Drink Trivia
Thursday, Feburary 5th at 7pm
After a brief holiday hiatus, trivia is back! 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.
First Friday Block Party
Friday, Feburary 6th at 5pm
w/ Rebecca Patek
Saturday, Feburary 7th at 1pm
Rebecca Patek is no stranger to our porch, but it has been a few months since we’ve had the honor of hosting this fiddle and guitar-playing country songstress. Her unassuming stage presence belies her deep talent and passion for the music.
Every Thurs, 7pm: Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz
Fri, Feb 13th, 6pm: Live Music on the porch w/ Anthony Carson
Sat, Feb 14th, 1pm: Live Music on the Porch w/ Rebecca Patek
Sat, Feb 14th, 7-10pm: Singles Mixer and Game Night
Feb 18-22nd: OUTsider Festival
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.
Cashew Milk Recipe
It’s pretty amazing what one cup of cashews can do! We’ve all heard of soy milk and almond milk, but have you ever heard of cashew milk? Here’s a super simple recipe that just might change your perspective on all nut milks.
Use this as a base in Thai food, soups, or even reduced to make a cream sauce. Or just drink it straight!
We love this recipe because it’s easy to make, easy to keep, and tastes delicious. When we say it’s easy, it’s kind of an understatement. Here’s your list of in.gredients:
1 cup Organic Raw Cashwes
2 oz of simple syrup (1:1 cane sugar & hot water) 3 cups filtered water
Soak 1 cup of cashews in 3 cups of filtered water for about an hour (20 mins with hot water if you want to speed it up)
Put cashews & water in a blender and blend on high until the chunks of cashews are finely ground (about 5 mins)
Strain the liquid through a nut milk bag, cheese cloth or muslin bag (nut milk bag works best)
Sweeten as desired (or leave unsweet if you want to cook with it)
If you prefer a thinner milk, add a little more water during the blending process. If a heavier milk is desired, reduce the water by about a 1/2 cup.
Promotions and News
Happy Hour(s) $1 off pints/cans of beer and glasses of wine
$2 off pitchers and bombers Mon-Fri 4-7pm
Mulled Wine Monday & Tea Pot Tuesday!
Get $1 OFF our in.house mulled wine and pots of tea every Monday and Tuesday, respectively, and start your week off right.
Wine of the Week: Duchman Winery 2012 Dolcetto
Native to the Piedmont region of Italy, Duchman’s Dolcetto is grown in the deep soil on the Texas High Plains. The Dolcetto grape is thick skinned and naturally tannic. Through very careful handling and neutral oak aging, Duchman Dolcetto is a pure expression of the grape and the vintage. Dark fruit and red plum notes along with well balanced acidity are hallmarks of this wine.