Eat Drink Local Week 2013

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


WillAllenJoin 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
Hoover's Cooking
Kerby Lane Café
Salt & Time
Princess & Moose's Sister Bakery
Paula's Texas Spirits
Pedernales Brewing Co.

Admission is $35. VIP tickets are $100. 
For tickets, visit or call 512-474-1221.

Presented by Paramount Theatre and the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation in partnership with Edible Austin and The Texas Tribune.


Dec.10 | 6:30 PM

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

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FCS Poster-webAdvanced screening of Farm-City, State

Dec.12 | 7:00 PM

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.

Click here to RSVP now! 

Watch the trailer below:

Official Farm-City, State Trailer from anchorHD Films/ Revival Films on Vimeo.


Social Media

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. 


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.

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