Our 7th Annual Eat Drink Local Week!
Join us for our annual homage to local food. We urge you to dine out, cook in, and celebrate the ingredients, landscape and people behind our plates through our events, restaurant meals and plenty of cooking and drinking at home.
Find a restaurant near you that sources predonimantly from local farms and artisans using our handy map!
An Evening with Will Allen
Dec. 8 | 7:30 PM
STATESIDE AT THE PARAMOUNT
Join us at Stateside at the Paramount for an unforgettable evening featuring Will Allen, the founder and CEO of Growing Power Inc., a farm and community food center in Milwaukee. Will is widely considered the leading authority in the expanding field of urban agriculture and promotes the belief that all people, regardless of their economic circumstances, should have access to fresh, safe, affordable and nutritious foods at all times.
A panel discussion will follow the talk with Don Shaffer, Dr. Michael Webber, Erin Flynn, and panel moderator, Evan Smith. And after the show you may meet area farmers and shop at Edible Austin’s Farmers Market in the Theatre’s lobby.
Participating Farmers Market Vendors: Greenling, Farmhouse Delivery, HOPE Farmer's Market, Urban Roots and Sustainable Food Center.
Proceeds from this event will support the historic Paramount Theatre, Sustainable Food Center and Urban Roots.
Edible Austin VIP Reception
Edible Austin will present a VIP reception before the show from 6–7 pm, where you can meet Will Allen and the panelists while enjoying locally sourced, seasonal tastings from Austin’s chefs, along with local wines and spirits and live music by Austin’s Bluegrass Outfit.
VIP Reception features:
Hillside Farmacy/Eden East
Kerby Lane Café
Salt & Time
Princess & Moose's Sister Bakery
Paula's Texas Spirits
Pedernales Brewing Co.
Presented by Paramount Theatre and the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation in partnership with Edible Austin and The Texas Tribune.
WINTER HARVEST DINNER PARTY
Dec.10 | 6:30 PM
PRESENTED BY BREAD & CIRCUS SUPPER CLUB
Hosted at the Palm Door in partnership with Pink Avocado Catering
Join us at this fun gathering for a family-style feast with a winter harvest menu. Enjoy a live fiddle/guitar duo, cocktails like the Maple Sangree (bourbon, calvados, maple simple syrup and nutmeg) and the Luxardo Manhattan (rye, luxardo, bitters, orange bitters and cherry), delectable food and amazing company! Cash bar. Tickets $65
BUY TICKETS HERE.
Advanced screening of Farm-City, State
Dec.12 | 7:00 PM
PRESENTED BY WHEATSVILLE FOOD CO-OP
Hosted at the Blanton Museum of Art
Watch an advanced screening of Farm-City State, the movie that asks "What if an entire city could feed itself?" playing at the Blanton Museum of Art. Enjoy free cookies from Sweetish Hill supplied by Greenling after the show!
Stay after the film for a Q&A with director and producer David Barrow and special guests: Dan Gillotte (Wheatsville Food Co-op), Mason Arnold (Greenling), Carol Ann Sayle (Boggy Creek Farm), Brenton Johnson (Johnson's Backyard Garden), Stephanie Scherzer (Rain Lily Farm) and more. Admission is free, but seating is limited so RSVPs are required.
Watch the trailer below:
OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
We love to engage with the community over Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Follow us at @edibleaustin and tag us in anything/everything related to Eat Drink Local Week with the hashtag #EDLW13
Whether it's at farmers markets, farm stands or grocery stores like in.gredients, Rosewood Community Market, Wheatsville Food Co-op or Whole Foods—try cooking one meal entirely from local produce and proteins! Then post a photo of it, obviously.
SUPPORT RESPONSIBLE SOURCING RESTAURANTS
We've launched a mapped guide to local-sourcing restaurants in Austin. If you're planning on going out to dinner, check out our map to find someplace to eat that's both delicious and sustainable! The best food comes from close to home, so it's also just a simple way to find a great meal in town.
A benefit for Sustainable Food Center and Urban Roots.
Thank you to our sponsors: