Gourmet Happy Hours
Each day featured a different Austin FOOD & WINE Festival – sponsored Gourmet Happy Hour. What exactly does a tasty two-hour extravaganza like that entail? From Contigo and La Condesa to Lenoir and Barley Swine, a bevy of Austin’s celebrated restaurants — and their brilliant chefs — were on hand, whipping up unique dishes and interacting with excited fans as they grabbed a quick bite and took a minute to relax before heading back out to the music.
“I love all of these things that Austin does that make it an international city. We moved here from New York so all of these events make it feel like it’s really buzzing.”— Todd Duplechan, Lenoir
and Spiced Popcorn from Barley Swine
from Jack Allen’s Kitchen
from Foreign & Domestic
In a separate area, famed grill-master and FOOD & WINE Festival favorite, Tim Love was roasting up something special for a few of ACL’s musical guests. Namely, an entire pig for headliners The Black Keys.
“Cooking back here is the best part of these festivals, meeting people and talking with the fans and musicians. I’ve made some lifelong friendships with some of the bands here.”
But why grill just a whole pig when you can add an antelope to the menu as well? Love upped his own ante and brought the heat (quite literally) with this additional grilling feat.
And over in the Media Area, guests sipped on tasty Pop’Tails. Super simple and the perfect afternoon cooldown. GoodPops are made with organic, all-natural ingredients and come in flavors like Watermelon Agave, Strawberry, and Hibiscus Mint.