Homegrown Revival

A Midsummer’s Night Picnic

While the date may vary slightly from year to year, the summer solstice, also known as midsummer, officially marks the first day of the summer season. The summer solstice occurs when the orbit and axial tilt of the planet positions our hemisphere closer to the sun than at any other point during our yearly trek […]

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A Night With The Homegrown Revival: Food, Conversation, & Community

Leigh and I have been attending The Homegrown Revival’s dinners for nearly two years now. We’ve only missed a couple during that time, and I start to get a little antsy if too many days tick by without seeing The Homegrown Revival Team and the Revivalists. The friends. The food. The conversations. Breaking bread and […]

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The Homegrown Revival

In this podcast episode Hyperliterature Presents The Homegrown Revival, click here to subscribe in iTunes, I had the pleasure of talking with Sonya Cote, executive chef at Hillside Farmacy and the executive chef and owner of the upcoming Eden East restaurant. She’s such a lovely, amazing woman. And talented. She’s crazy talented. We talk about […]

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Farm To Disco: Culinarily Sensuous

I love food. I imagine that statement doesn’t come as much of a surprise to most of my regular readers. I love food for a lot of reasons. I love that it provides us with a link to a past. Recipes passed down from relatives provide us with tangible links to days gone by.  I […]

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The Homegrown Revival’s 2nd Pop-up Dinner or: How THGR Avoided The Sophomore Slump

Last Wednesday, The Homegrown Revival held its second pop-up dinner.  The Homegrown Revival Team held the first pop-up dinner in September of this year. The pop-up dinners, as THGR Team likes to call them, are unique in that the attendees don’t know the location of the event until the day of the event itself. Several […]

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Thanksgiving with The Homegrown Revival

Austin’s a bit of an odd duck. According to the 2010 Census, young people make up a large part of the Austin population. Roughly 39.9% of Austin residents are between the ages of 20-40. And not only are they young, but they’re also displaced. Between 2000 and 2012, Austin has grown by nearly 200,000 people. […]

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The Life and Times of an Urban Farmer–Meet Aaron Morris

I recently met Aaron Morris, owner of Austin Urban Farm, at his home and farm, which is situated in a crowded neighborhood just east of I-35 in Austin. It was a slightly drizzly Texas morning when I stood on his stoop, ringing the bell, wondering if I had the right address. I checked my phone—few […]

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SXSW Eco and The Homegrown Revival: An Unforgettable, Ecologically Conscious, Culinary Collaboration

This past Wednesday, my wife and I had the unique pleasure of attending the SXSW Eco Welcome Dinner. SXSW Eco, if you’re unfamiliar with it, is “a three-day conference addressing the need for a concerted, cross sector approach to solving the recognized challenges facing the economy, the environment and civil society.” Currently in its sophomore […]

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Raw, Wild, & Unpasteurized–How Homegrown Revival Keeps Wowing Me

Last Saturday evening, Homegrown Revival held its inaugural dinner for the Fall 2012 dining season. The Homegrown Revival Team, those cunning provocateurs of culinary pretention, mixed up an event that was two part autumnal comfort food, one part interactive art installation, a dash of slow food community awareness, and a wee pinch of the subversiveness […]

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Homegrown Revival’s Axis & Oysters Dinner–You Shoulda Been There

May 16th represented the penultimate Homegrown Revival dinner for this year. I’ve written about Homegrown Revival in the past, so I won’t retread old ground concerning art and food. I’ll just say this: The good folks from Homegrown Revival have created a wonderful community that revolves around local, sustainable foods. We need this type of […]

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