Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Beer + sausage = awesome

I took a trip back to Oakland a few months back, and while I was there I swung by the Fatted Calf's new store in San Francisco. First of all, what an awesome shop. If you get the chance, go. Second, they have started making really great beer links, using their favorite craft beers. On my flight back to Austin, I thought about all the great breweries starting up in Texas and decided I had to import this idea.

So, without further ado, I'm proud to announce our Craft Beer Link of the Month. Each month, we will be making a sausage and a mustard featuring beer from the best breweries in Texas. The first six breweries we will be collaborating with are Jester King, Real Ale, Live Oak, Thirsty Planet, Southern Star, and Hops & Grain. On Saturday March 5th, we're taking our grill and heading to Thirsty Planet to kick things off. Come on out and get a Buckethead IPA Link with Thirsty Goat Mustard and enjoy some beer. We'll also be featuring the Buckethead Link all month at the HOPE Farmers Market.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Oh man, it's been a while...

This is the part of the post where I apologize for taking so long off from writing and explain that things are really hectic around here. Broken record, I know, I know.

So here's a quick update on what we've been up to.

In November, the Austin City Council took action to allow cooking at Farmers Markets. Since then, we've been grilling a variety of our sausages at the HOPE Farmers Market on Sundays. Austin Chronicle food writer Mick Vann stopped by one weekend and had one of our Mortadella Hot Dogs. He said it was the best Hot Dog he'd ever had. No kidding! If you haven't been out to HOPE yet, you're missing a hell of a good time. We're grilling the hot dogs, currywurst and more every week, there are complimentary cocktails, I repeat COMPLIMENTARY COCKTAILS, from Austin Personal Bartenders and a bunch of awesome farmers and vendors.

Photo by John Anderson. Courtesy of the Austin Chronicle.

In other news, that bearded fellow in the picture is Bryan Butler. Bryan has been Austin's neighborhood butcher for the last decade, first at Fresh Plus Grocery and for the last six years at Wheatsville Coop. Late last year he left Wheatsville and joined Salt & Time. I can't tell you how excited I am that Bryan is now part of Salt & Time. Needless to say, Bryan brings with him a ton of experience and shares the same passion that inspired me to start Salt & Time. Please join me in welcoming Bryan.

I have some other things to tell you about, but I think I should save them for another post... Stay tuned.