Pies & Pigs Benefit

The Tastiest Food Party of the Year for a Great Cause

Pies & Pigs Benefit

Austin’s artisan food community is coming together in support of one of their own at a benefit called Pies and Pigs. While the event is for a very good cause, it could very well be the tastiest food party of the year in the bargain.

Local artist Colleen Sommers, the owner of Pie Fixes Everything, has been diagnosed with breast cancer and her friends are raising money to help defray the cost of her treatments because she’s uninsured. It just so happens that Colleen knows some of the most talented artisan food purveyors in town and the party they’re putting together will be one of the most delicious events this town has ever seen at any price, much less a $25 donation.

There will be a Dueling Pig Roast between pork specialists Raymond Tatum of Three Little Pigs and Ben Runkle of Salt & Time with side dishes prepared by HOPE Market farmers and food vendors. Christian Bowers of Bola Pizza will be on hand slinging his distinctive pizza pies. Drinks will be provided by Hops & Grain Brewery, Thirsty Planet Brewing, Saint Arnold Brewing, and East End Wines. Many of Austin’s top bakers and pastry chefs are donating pies for an auction, as well as for eating, and guests can pair them with flavors of custom gelato and sorbetto from Teo’s or scoops of Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla. All of this good eating and auction bidding will be complemented by music from the Greyhounds and the Whiskey Shivers on the shady grounds at Springdale Farm. What’s not to love? Bring your appetite, a blanket or a lawn chair, and do not miss this party!

Pies & Pigs at Springdale Farm (755 Springdale Rd.) $25 per person. Donations and ticket purchases at www.springdale.ticketbud.com/piespigs Thursday June 14, 6-9pm

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