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Live Fire! Party Funds Local Culinary Grants

Salt Lick Pavilion hosts sizzling benefit now in its third year
Virginia B. Wood, 12:00pm, Tue. Apr. 23, 2013

Kicking off a busy weekend of food and wine events around Central Texas, the Austin Food & Wine Alliance hosts Live Fire!, a delicious sip and stroll event at the Salt Lick Barbecue's Pecan Grove Pavilion on the banks of Onion Creek on Thursday, April 25.

courtesy Austin Food & Wine Alliance

A roster of top chefs from Austin, Houston, and San Antonio will serve signature beef dishes ranging from tacos to ramen to curry. Guests can enjoy 30 selections of wines, ciders, and spirits, four Austin craft beers, and even cold-brewed Cuvee coffee. The menu is irresistible:

Mastery of live fire cooking
courtesy Austin Food & Wine Alliance

Aaron Franklin of Franklin’s Barbecue – Brisket

Rene Ortiz of Sway – Jungle Curry with beef, red chili, and coconut cream

Jesse Griffiths of Dai Due Supper Club – Flatiron tacos with carrot top salsa

Jason Dady of Jason Dady Restaurants in San Antonio – Tongue and Cheek beef

Laura Sawicki of Sway – Smoked Hazelnut and Chocolate S’mores

Ned Elliott of Foreign & Domestic – Roast culotte of beef w/ pickled strawberries

Josh Watkins of the Carillon – Richardson Farm beef chuck ribs

Randy Rucker of Briar & Bramble in Houston – Corned and smoked beef ribs

Kristine Kittrell of Mulberry – Coconut beef with blistered beans

Sonya Cote’ and Tink Pinkard of Homegrown Revival – Flank steak roulade

Jesse Perez of Arcade in San Antonio – Matambre with rice and chorizo

Eric Lucas of Whole Foods Market in Austin – Beef Argentine style

Scott Roberts of Salt Lick BBQ – Brisket-stuffed mushrooms, brisket tacos

Tatsu Aikawa of Ramen Tatsu-Ya – Oxtail Ramen with beef tongue chashu

Jeff Martinez of El Chile Café & Cantina – Lengua de res (beef tongue)

Janina O’Leary of Trace – Meyer lemon budino, chocolate Bourbon s’mores

Jodi Elliott of Foreign & Domestic – Butterscotch, strawberry & hazelnut parfait

Chefs serving dishes
courtesy Austin Food & Wine Alliance

Musical entertainment will be provided by Grammy-award winner guitarist Red Volkeart.

Guitarist Redd Volkeart
photo by Austin Chronicle

Proceeds from the event will fund the Alliance's culinary grants program for chefs, farmers, artisan food producers, and food-focused non-profits. This line up and menu are far too good to miss: Tickets for Live Fire! are $75 and can be purchased here.

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