"...After taking inspiration for his business model from an old Italian proverb, Dai Due Butcher Shop and Supper Club proprietor Jesse Griffiths stuck with the famous Texas adage about "dancing with the ones who brung you" when his new brick-and-mortar eatery opened this week...."
"...You must compare and contrast different versions (and will likely still have a hard time settling on a favorite). And just as slow-smoked brisket hasn't quite taken off in CDMX, legit tacos al pastor are also hard to come by here in Austin – though they're experiencing a reawakening thanks to the chefs behind Dai Due's new taqueria in Fareground, Austin's first food hall...."
"...Celebrity chef Aarón Sánchez was head judge and he sampled tacos from all of the competing chefs. From jackfruit tacos in soft corn tortillas from Cool Beans to wild boar al pastor al carbon from Dai Due, Sánchez watched chefs get creative with the batter to elevate the often humble tortilla...."
"...Born into a Texas lineage of hunters and gun owners, I have a deep-rooted respect for the raw power of firearms, and I love the flavors of wild game. Apart from a brief flirtation with vegetarianism in my early twenties, I'm a lifelong omnivore with a profound passion for the intersection of food and culture, so I did not hesitate for a second when presented with the opportunity to gain a firsthand education in direct sourcing my food at Dai Due's Hunting School for Women..."
"...No one in Austin is more passionate about local, fresh, natural pork than Jesse Griffiths of Dai Due Supper Club (www.daidueaustin.com, 769-7261). With any class or dinner that Dai Due presents, everything is all-natural and grown, harvested, and consumed in season..."
"...When you order a dish named "persimmons and tangerine" in 2014, it's a bit of a surprise to get just that. We would have hardly raised an eyebrow if the lunch side ($5) appeared shaved or squawked, but Dai Due gave no such displays of technique..."
"...In addition to menu items from the Eastside neighborhood favorite like the Contigo burger (and veggie burger), chef Andrew Wiseheart and co-owner Ben Edgerton add locally sourced rotisserie chicken with house-made sauces, several ready-to-grab fresh salads, and chicken wings. Breakfast gets an upgrade with delectable sandwiches and fruit hand pies that are a great treat to bring back to the office to butter up your officemates. Dai Due..."
"...Chameleon Group expands, Dai Due goes whole hog, and Hopdoddy salutes the troops...."
"...Jesse Griffiths is excited that the debut of the brick-and-mortar location of Dai Due (2406 Manor Rd.) is just a few weeks away. Since the butcher shop and restaurant will maintain his dedication to local sourcing, he's been busy choosing local beers and Texas wines (made from only Texas grapes), pickling like crazy to put up seasonal crops such as cucumbers for the coming year, developing recipes for seasonal sodas and aguas frescas, and choosing a team of professionals who share his vision about both food and hospitality..."
"...The Sunday farmers markets were tough last weekend, weather-wise, due to that icy polar wind just whipping across town...."
"...Jesse Griffiths' reputation as a devoted locavore chef and artisan butcher began to develop when he created the Dai Due Supper Club in 2006, offering seasonal supper club menus and a line of prepared foods based on local, sustainable ingredients. The supper club eventually evolved to include an online butcher shop with a popular retail outlet at the Sustainable Food Center's Downtown Farmers' Market on Saturday mornings..."
"...From there, Shridhar decided she needed to learn how to butcher. "I thought that was really the next step in becoming a wholly realized cook, I guess." An Internet search led her to Dai Due (then a supper club and butcher shop pop-up at the farmers' market) and a move to Austin..."
"...Speaking of baking, summer fruits are showing up in area farmers' markets, so Dai Due invites home bakers to participate in a pie-baking contest. To enter, just take a generous slice of pie made with Dai Due's organic leaf lard and local fruit to the Dai Due booth at the Downtown Farmers' Market (Fourth & Guadalupe) any Saturday morning through July 2..."
"...It is currently available by subscription only at $15-16 per pound. To get on the waiting list for a subscription slot, e-mail email@example.com. Dai Due769-7261 www.daidueaustin.com..."
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"...On the other side of the counter, diners are becoming more open-minded, or perhaps they relish the shock value of their social media post. Jesse Griffiths, executive chef/owner of Dai Due Butcher Shop & Supper Club, hunting instructor, and expert on nose-to-tail cooking, believes the general public is beginning to understand true sustainability..."
"...According to Dai Due chef/owner Jesse Griffiths, the restaurant is going through 20-30 rabbits a week, a particularly high volume. Because Dai Due generally serves it as a whole half-rabbit, that represents close to 40-60 servings..."
"...Dewberry Hill Farm (Really Good Chicken) will only be at the Sunset Valley Market this Saturday. [image-1] Sweet bell peppers are beginning to hit their stride right about now, so it is a great time to make Italian sausage and peppers. As luck would have it (and I mean good luck), Dai Due Butcher Shop is selling sweet Italian sausage this week ($12/lb.) Jesse Griffiths and company also have Sweet Potato Sausage this weekend ($12/lb.), made with pork, sweet potatoes, and sweet potato greens..."
"...Jesse Griffiths of Dai Due Butcher Shop will begin his yearly Peach Pie contest next Saturday, June 29. Just bring a big slice of your peach pie made with Dai Due Lard in the crust, and the winner will be announced on Tuesday, July 2..."
"...These sandwiches are some of the best in town, and it's just the kind of food you want to eat when totally sloshed. From the generous portions to the unpretentious and fast service, Luke's has it down. 8) Dai Due..."