Local items come from farms with a commitment to sustainable practices.
w/ Abita Beer
Tuesday, February 17th at 4pm
We may not be able to bring all of you to New Orleans but we can bring a little bit of New Orleans to y’all! Join us on Mardi Gras for a special tapping of two delicious Abita beers: a seasonal Strawberry Harvest made with their own berries and their “indestructible” Wrought Iron IPA.
Wedensday, Feburary 18th at 10:30am
Fara Coffee will be sampling a few of their roasts on Wednesday morning to help us kick off OUTsider Festival. No worries if you’re not a badge holder, though – samples are for everyone!
There will be NO Geeks Who Drink Trivia this week. See y’all February 26th!
Friday Night Porch Session
w/ David Diers
Friday, February 20th at 6pm
David Diers has fast become a regular of our porch, and for good reason: his powerful vocals and comical stage presence captivate and entertain every time. Start off your weekend with some live tunes and craft beer and support your local musicians and grocer. More info here
w/ Rebecca Patek
Saturday, Feburary 21st at 1pm
Y’all have just two more chances to catch Rebecca Patek play our porch this month. Her tasteful mix of original and traditional folk-country tunes is a perfect pairing with Saturday afternoons. Don’t let another week go by without checking her out! More info here.
Thurs, Feb 26th, 7pm: Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz
Fri, Feb 27th, 6pm: Live Music on the porch w/ David Diers
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.
Roasted Pork Tenderloin withShrub Drinks’ Balsamic Cherry Pan Sauce
There’s nothing quite like a home cooked meal on a cold night in, so if you’re looking for a great meal to warm your heart, look no further. Here’s a great recipe from one of our vendors Shrub Drinks using their amazing Balsamic Cherry Shrub. For more ideas be sure to check out their other recipes here.
1 1-1 ½ pound pork tenderloin, trimmed and patted dry
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
2 large shallots, finely chopped
1 large clove garlic, finely chopped
3 tablespoons Shrub Drinks Balsamic Cherry Shrub
1 ½ cup low sodium chicken stock
½ cup dried cherries soaked in ¼ cup bourbon for ½ hour
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Heat the oil in an ovenproof sauté pan. Season the pork with salt and pepper. When the oil is glistening, place the tenderloin in the pan and sear it until nicely browned on all sides. Place the pan in the oven to finish cooking the pork to an internal temperature of 145 degrees about 7 to 12 minutes. Take the pan out of the oven and remove the tenderloin to a plate and loosely tent the meat with aluminum foil. Strain the cherries, reserving the liquid. Set aside.
While the meat rests, place the pan over medium heat. Add the shallots and sauté until softened. Next, add the garlic and cook for a minute or 2 more. Be careful not to let the garlic get too brown or it will become bitter. Deglaze the pan with the ShrubDrinks Balsamic Cherry Shrub and the strained bourbon soaking liquid. It will reduce and begin to stick. Deglaze the pan again with the chicken stock, scraping up the browned bits on the bottom of the pan. Add the dried cherries. When it has reduced by about half, add any juices from the resting pork. Continue reducing to a sauce consistency. Off heat, swirl in the butter one tablespoon at a time to finish the sauce. Taste and adjust the seasonings.
Slice the pork on the diagonal about an inch thick. Place on a platter. Spoon some of the sauce over the top. Serve the remaining sauce at the table.
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Wine of the Week: Duchman Vermentino
Vermentino is widely planted in Sardinia, Liguria, Piedmont and to a smaller extent in Corsica, Bolgheri, Languedoc, and Provence. Outside of Sardinia (and Texas), Vermentino is known by a variety on monikers including Pigato, Favorita, and Rolle. Vermentino is a late ripening varietal, and the resulting wines are typically aromatic, light, and possess a refreshing acidity. Duchman Vermentino is right at home with freshseafood, particularly shellfish and oysters. The beautiful acidity allows this wine to be a versatile pairing wine with a variety of lighter dishes.
Coffee of the Month: Big Bend Coffee Roasters Mexico Chiapas
This month’s coffee is from one of our favorite non-Austin partners, Big Bend Coffee Rasters out of Marfa, TX. They roast this bright and crisp coffee to Full-City—their lightest roast—to emphasize its pleasant notes of chocolate, orange peel, and nut. Roasted any darker, the beans would lose the delicate brightness that makes it a favorite coffee for breakfast.
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We sure are lucky to call longtime Cherrywood resident Sue White, “Farmer Sue.” She’s known in gardening circles in Austin as one of the best backyard gardeners around. And she’s got the garden and veggies to show for it. Her own plot, just a block and a half down Walnut from in.gredients, is a veritable Eden built over the course of 20 years of gardening. As of this past fall, Sue tends to the plot in our front yard, too, which means that nearly everything grown on-site (by Sue’s masterful and sustainable green thumb) ends up in our cooler for you to take home. The only place you could find fresher, more sustainably-grown, and carbon-free produce is your own garden!