Hello readers! First of all, I want to thank all of you for your support in last week’s Austin Blogger Awards! I am proud and honored to say I took my first award home since I won “most likely to conquer the world” in 8th grade and went home with a nurf baseball bat. (true story) Thank YOU for reading, commenting, feedbacking, and voting!
The real purpose of this post is to celebrate local food! When we purchase local food, whether at a farmer’s market, through a Community Support Agriculture (CSA) program where you purchase a share of local produce, or in local restaurants and markets, we are supporting our local community and the people who help provide us the nourishment we need to live in this fabulous city!
This week is Edible Austin‘s Eat Local Week- an entire week dedicated to edibles produced in and around Austin! There are some really awesome events happening like a showing of Chocolat tonight at Alamo Drafthouse paired with a movie-inspired local multi-course dinner (get tix here), Drink Local Night on Tuesday, celebrating locally stirred and shaken bevs. at Peche (get tix here!), and Fine Food & Art Night, a progressive tasty and artsy tour for only $20! (What a great date idea! Get your tix here.)
And, if you have dinner plans this week, think about choosing one of the local restaurants that is participating in Eat Local Week! Several Rebeccammended restaurants are participating: Blue Dahlia, Buenos Aires Cafe, El Arbol, Foreign and Domestic, Jack Allen’s Kitchen, La Condesa, Snack Bar, Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop, Uchiko, Urban at the Domain. These are just some of the local dining spots that are offering specials to celebrate localism. Check the website for all Eat Local Week info and this week, let’s support the local community of food producers, growers, chefs, vendors, and distributors. May the local force be with you…