I am delighted to have two articles in the Fall edition of Edible Austin. The first recounts a fantastic weekend in San Antonio exploring the real food scene on the River Walk. I was amazed how each place had such unique character – I felt like I was walking into a completely different city with each new venue. And, more importantly, the food was fantastic. If you haven’t been to San Antonio lately, I highly recommend it for a weekend away.
The Embracing Local article explains how to pick a Community Supported Agriculture or local produce delivery service. Many farms are still taking members for the fall season and this article can help you narrow your choice to the service that will work best for you.
You can view the entire issue online or pick up a copy at a local farmers market, restaurant or store.
|SFC Triangle Farmers Market|
Busy next Monday night, September 12th? Join me for dinner at FINO Restaurant Patio + Bar where I’m honored to be serving as the Dining for Life Dinner Captain to help AIDS Services of Austin raise money for HIV/AIDS prevention, education and treatment in our community.
Dining for Life, one of Austin’s signature food events for the last 19 years, is next Monday, September 12 and Tuesday, September 13. FINO and 65 participating restaurants are donating a percentage of their evening receipts to help make sure that no one in Central Texas faces AIDS alone. You enjoy a lovely meal and help a great cause at the same time.
Some other notable events in the next few weeks include:
Thursday, September 8, 7:00 to 10:00 pm, Foodways Texas, which preserves the vibrant foodways of Texas through oral history projects, documentary films, recipe collections, and scholarly research, is hosting a benefit highlighting Texas products including cocktails, wine and beer at the Culinary Institute of America in San Antonio. Chefs for the dinner include Jason Dady chef and restaurateur of The Lodge; Tan Nguyen of Central Market, San Antonio; Jesse T. Perez Burbank graduate and executive chef, consultant for Alamo Cafe; Rebecca Rather restaurateur of Rather Sweet Bakery & Café and author of “The Pastry Queen”; and Andrew Weissman, restaurateur of Il Sogno & Sandbar and CIA grad. Author Molly O’Neill, “One Big Table; A Portrait of American Cooking,” will speak about immigrant foodways and sign copies of her book (available for purchase). Tickets are $150 per person including beverages and dinner.
Sunday, September 11, 6:30-9:30 pm, Chefs Under Fire Austin/San Antonio Regional Competition, will feature 7 talented semi-finalist chefs competing in two rounds of preparing secret ingredients for an esteemed panel of chefs including Jason Dady of The Lodge in San Antonio, Paul Qui of Uchi/Uchiko and Bryce Gilmore of Barley Swine and Odd Duck Farm to Trailer. The winning chef will advance to the Chefs Under Fire Final Competition on October 16 at AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center. Ticketholders will enjoy small bites prepared by students of Escoffier School of Culinary Arts and other local favorites (in partnership with the Sustainable Food Center). Tickets are $35; ticketholders must be at least 21 years of age. A percentage of ticket proceeds will be contributed to the Sustainable Food Center. The competition is being held at Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, 6020-B Dillard Circle, Austin, TX 78752.