"...On a blustery, cold Sunday at HOPE Market, the aroma and smoke draw you toward Ben Runkle's booth. There's a steady line of customers at the Salt & Time Artisanal Salumi and Pickles booth, crowding around a massive Weber Ranch Kettle grill..."
"...Georgetown Police Department Officer Ben Runkle was the first officer on the scene; he stopped Maspero as he walked. According to a memo prepared by Runkle, Maspero was drunk but not a danger to himself or others..."
"...Not long after the post went live, several readers were quick to point out I'd overlooked a version of the NOLA-born sandwich being served at the brand new Salt & Time Butcher Shop. That was my first inkling that store owners Ben Runkle and Bryan Butler intended to be somewhat more than Austin's newest artisan butchers..."
"...Stephanie McClenny of Confituras will invest a $10,000 grant in the Preserving Austin Project, an extension of her established canning business which will include gathering oral histories about canning and preserving, continuing community outreach through presenting classes, and creating a mobile kitchen and traveling canning museum. Ben Runkle and Bryan Butler of Salt & Time Butcher Shop & Salumeria will use their $5,000 grant to further the federal certification process in order to become Texas' first USDA-inspected salumi producer, at which point they can add a wholesale cured meat component to their business..."
"...They are also now offering brunch service on Sundays from 11am-3pm, with a menu that includes picnic fried chicken, corned beef hash, breads and pastries from Baked in Austin complemented by jams and jellies from Confituras, and coffees from Cuvée. S&T owners Ben Runkle and Bryan Butler have smartly created synergistic situations with other local businesses that work out in everyone's favor..."
"...Craft butchers Ben Runkle and Bryan Butler have announced plans to open Salt & Time Butcher Shop & Salumeria this summer at 1912 E. Seventh..."
"...[image-1] The Austin Food and Wine Alliance have announced the lineup for their annual beefy fundraiser Live Fire! on April 7. The sixth year is bringing out major talent including Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue, Rene Ortiz and Laura Sawicki of Fresa’s Al Carbon and Launderette, John Tesar of Knife (Dallas), Cody Sharp of Filament (Dallas), Katherine Clapner of Dude, Sweet Chocolate (DFW), Kevin Fink of Emmer & Rye, Miguel Vidal of Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ, Jason Stude of Boiler Nine, Evan LeRoy of Freedmen’s, Ryan Shields of Bullfight, Christopher Wilson of The Carillon, Christina Cheng of SPUN Ice Cream, Jodi Elliott of Bribery Bakery, Fiore Tedesco of L’Oca D’Oro, Zack Northcutt of Swift’s Attic, Kristine Kittrell of Weather Up, Scott Roberts of The Salt Lick BBQ, Ben Runkle and Bryan Butler of Salt & Time Butcher Shop, Becky Masson of Fluff Bake Bar (Houston), Jason Dady of Jason Dady Restaurants (San Antonio), and John Brand of Supper (San Antonio), and Josh Kaner of Pieous (Dripping Springs)..."
"..."There is a pretty tight community within the restaurant industry," writes Wohlgemuth, "and everyone is aware of who is doing what." In 2014, Era vended at Feliz – their first craft show – and there they met Natalie Davis of Canoe Goods, who is also co-owner of Salt & Time, along with her husband Ben Runkle. They commissioned some small bowls for Salt & Time, and Parkside Projects' Shawn Cirkiel was at an industry event there, where he spotted the vessels..."
"...Ben Runkle – Salt & Time..."
"...Several new chefs have also been added to the culinary roster, first announced in March: Elias Cairo (Olympia Provisions, Portland) for the “Hi, How Are You?” opening dinner featuring Franklin and Roy Choi; Jennifer Tucker (Jeffrey's) for “The Hi Lo” event; Justin Brunson (Old Major, Denver), Ben Runkle (Salt & Time), and Kristine Kittrell (Weather Up) for the “Hawaii, Texas” tiki party; and Laura Loomis (Two Bros BBQ Market, San Antonio) for the barbecue-focused Al Fuego...."
"...•Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue, pork steak and sausage gumbo •Michael Fojtasek of Olamaie, pulled pork with apple slaw and butternut butter •Stephen Stryjewski of Cochon (New Orleans), pork belly, pickled and grilled cabbage and bacon slaw on a potato roll •Bryce Gilmore of Odd Duck, slow cooked pig with seasonal garnishes •John Bates of Noble Sandwich Co., Cajun fried pork tenderloin on a lard biscuit •Adam Brick and Taylor Hall of Apis Restaurant & Apiary (Spicewood), “nduja" boudin on grilled sourdough and pork shoulder “tasso" remoulade •Pieter Sypesteyn of The Cookhouse (San Antonio), whole gator and hog sauce piquant •Andrew Wiseheart of Chicon and Contigo, whole hog gumbo •David Norman of Easy Tiger, flammekuchen (tarte flambé), Alsatian flatbread with fromage blanc, onions and lardons [image-2] •Jason Dady of Jason Dady Restaurants (San Antonio), fire-roasted porchetta with Creole crawfish sauce •Alma Alcocer-Thomas of El Alma Café, porchetta and salsa verde with habanero bacon cornbread •Ted Prater of Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden, smoked Cajun boudin, red beans, and rice •Misti Norris of Heritage Table (Dallas), pecan-smoked pork ribs, roux, puffed rice, and pickles •Lynzy Moran of Baton Creole, alligator cornbread topped with house boudin and a creamy mustard sauce •Amy Eubanks of Whole Foods Market, liver, rice, and onion sausage with sauerkraut, apples, and mustard •Jorge Hernandez of The Brewer’s Table, grilled trotter with garden gremolata •Ben Runkle of Salt & Time Butcher Shop & Salumeria, salt baked ham with hoja santa gremolata and savory beignets •Azhar Mohammad of The Carillon, pork belly poboy, shrimp, and celeriac remoulade •Susana Querejazu of Barley Swine, sweet potato Bourbon bread pudding •Erica Waksmunski of parkside, bananas foster with vanilla cream •Rebecca Masson of Fluff Bake Bar (Houston), fried king cake ice cream..."
"...Ben Runkle of Salt & Time and Nicholas Patrizi of Patrizi's at the issue launch party at the ABGB on Saturday, Feb. 7..."
"...Ben Runkle, Bryan Butler, and Josh Jones of Salt & Time Butcher Shop & Salumeria will present pork, many ways...."
"...• Salt & Time butchers Ben Runkle and Bryan Butler estimate that the opening of their brick-and-mortar location at 1912 East 11th will now be pushed back until September or October. Their boned and stuffed pig with a crisp crust made for some very good eating as were the grilled Anaheim pepper halves stuffed with their house sausage, cheese, and topped with an egg, sunny side up – wow!..."
"...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..."
"...7) Jesse Griffiths, Lawrence Kocurek, and Ben Runkle Local (and rival) artisan butchers have reconnected Austin to the national trend toward lovingly butchered and cured meats...."
"...3) Artisanal charcuterie I'm talkin' sausages, cured meats, pâtés, and potted meats. Talented, earnest chefs like John Bates, Brandon Martinez, Jesse Griffiths, Ben Runkle, and Lawrence Kocurek are introducing Austinites to the love that is quality charcuterie...."
"...• Ben Runkle's new Salt & Time Salumi (www.saltandtime.com) presents a four-course farm-to-table dinner featuring local produce, baked goods, and cured local meats paired with wines from East End Wines at the Victory Grill (1104 E. 11th)..."
"...The first caller said she was afraid the man, whom she described as drunk, would fall into the roadway; the second reported that the same man was urinating on the side of the road. While police determined that the man was both Maspero and certainly drunk, instead of ticketing him for public intoxication and/or urinating on the street, Officer Ben Runkle offered the sheriff a "courtesy transport" to a nearby home...."