Weekly Update 2/24/15

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The resurgence of winter weather makes it even harder to believe that March in Austin is only a few weeks away, but our beloved in.sessions – three days of free live music by bands from all over the world – is right around the corner.  Thursday, March 19th through Saturday, March 21st enjoy a mellower festival from the comfort of your neighborhood grocer.  Skip the chaos and let us bring the music to you.  

Weekly Specials

This week’s deals are all about “The Ultimate Veggie Burger,” a recipe we found recently that you think you’ll dig (see below).  Happy cooking!

Organic Black Beans: $2.49/lb (Save $0.30/lb)
Bob’s Red Mill TVP: $3.19 (Save $0.43)
Bob’s Red Mill Flaxseed: $3.99 (Save $0.40)
Bob’s Red Mill Vital Wheat Gluten: $7.39 (Save $0.60)
Lundburg Risotto: $3.59 (Save $0.40)
Lundburg Whole Grain Wild Rice: $3.59 (Save $0.30)

This Week’s Produce

All non-local items are Certified Organic.
Local items come from farms with a commitment to sustainable practices.

Weekly Recipe: The Ultimate Veggie Burger

1/4 cup Flax Seed
2 cups Organic Black Beans
2 cup TVP
1-2 Tbls Tamari
1 cup Finely Sliced Onion
2 Cloves Garlic
1 tbls Smoked Paprika
1 tsp Chili Flakes
1 tsp Cumin
2 tsp Oregano
Basil or Parsley
Salt & Pepper
Olive Oil
A Splash of Red Wine Vinegar
  1. Hydrate and season the dried mushrooms and TVP with boiling water and Braggs or soy sauce.
  2. Saute the sliced onion and garlic with smoked paprika, chili flakes, cumin, oregano, salt, pepper. Then splash some red wine vinegar into the pan to deglaze and add some acid.
  3. Mash the cooked black beans into a chunky puree.
  4. Stir together the black beans, sauteed onion/garlic/spice mix, hydrated TVP & porcini mushrooms, fresh basil and parsley, and a few drops of liquid smoke.
  5. Sprinkle in freshly ground flax seed (1/4 cup) which acts as an egg to bind the mixture.
  6. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour (the longer the better – cooling the mixture allows the burgers to hold better).
  7. Dab some olive oil on your hands to prevent the burgers from sticking. Press the mixture into a mason jar lid wrapped in plastic aka my DIY burger mold. This method ensures that the burgers are all about the same size, and will therefore cook at the same time.
  8. Pan-fry the burgers in olive oil until they are crispy and browned on both sides. Then transfer back to baking sheets and bake at 350-400 for about 10 minutes.
  9. Coriander/parsley olive oil. One of the major criteria for an epic burger is ‘juiciness’, which comes from the fat-content of beef (and cooking time of the burger). To replace the saturated un-healthy fat from meat, I  used  monounsaturated olive oil, a healthy fat, to moisten the burgers and make them juicy. Simply spoon 1 tsp of herb oil over each burger.

Recipe & Photo Credit: Danielle Levy

Build your mighty burger as you wish!


AZWA Monthly Meeting
@ Willie Mae Kirck Branch Library

Wednesday, Feburary 25th, 7pm

Join us as we continue our work with other organizations and activists around Austin to move the city closer to its zero waste goals.  This month’s meeting features a guest speaker from the Alliance for Recycling and is open to the public.  


Geeks Who Drink Trivia

Thursday, Feburary 26th at 7pm

The weather is looking just warm enough for trivia this week – fingers crossed! Come compete with your friends and neighbors for some coveted prizes(including $25 and $10 store credit for first and second place, respectively).  This is a free and open event but please note that the content is not intended for children.  

Friday Night Porch Session
w/ David Diers

Friday, February 27th at 6pm

David Diers has fast become a regular of our porch, and for good reason: his powerful vocals and comical stage presence captivate and entertain every time.  Start off your weekend with some live tunes and craft beer and support your local musicians and grocer.  
Upcoming Events
Thurs, Mar 5th, 7pm: Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz
Fri, Mar 6th, 5-9pm: First Friday Block Party
Sat, Mar 14th: Closing early for private wedding
Mar 19th – 21st: in.sessions 2015 

Send us a message if you’d like to plan an event here – we’re a great spot to host your next happy hour, meeting, or birthday party.  

Promotions and News

OUTsider Festival Recap

Major shout out and congratulations to our friends at the OUTsider Festival for a wildly successful first run.  We had a blast acting as the box office and lounge for the duration and look forward to many more!  Thanks for the inspiration, laughs, and many new faces!  
Happy Hour(s)
$1 off pints/cans of beer and glasses of wine
$2 off pitchers, bombers, and bottles of wine

Mon-Fri 4-7pm

Wine of the Week: McPherson Sangiovese

Sangiovese is an Italian cultivar that is well suited for Texas’ unforgiving climate. Working with this varietal for over a decadeMcPherson Cellars has developed a consistent style which mimics many of the Sangiovese wines of Tuscany. At the heart of the bouquet is a stunning red licorice and black cherry cola aroma. Aged in French oak marries this varietal character with a delicate oak nuance and adds a beautiful texture. Enjoy by the glass or take a bottle home for 10% OFF.  

Coffee of the Month: Big Bend Coffee Roasters Mexico Chiapas

This month’s coffee is from one of our favorite non-Austin partners, Big Bend Coffee Rasters out of Marfa, TX. They roast this bright and crisp coffee to Full-City—their lightest roast—to emphasize its pleasant notes of chocolate, orange peel, and nut. Roasted any darker, the beans would lose the delicate brightness that makes it a favorite coffee for breakfast.

Partner Spotlight

You may recognize their logo from our Community Board on the back wall or email sign up list on the front counter.  That’s because we’re partners and we love what they do.  Want to get more in.volved in the Austin green scene? Join their mailing list and jump in.  

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Monday – Wednesday 9 am – 10 pm
Thursday – Saturday 9 am – 11 pm
Sunday 10 am – 10 pm

Happy Hour(s):
Monday-Friday 4-7pm

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Written by BigOlQuinn

February 24, 2015 at 7:18 pm

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