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Inclusive Vegetarian Cooking by Taylor Cook & James Seppi

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SXSW Eco Falls Short, Cowspiracy, and Steamed Green Beans

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I was fortunate to receive a badge to the South by Southwest Eco Conference this weekend. Since moving to Austin I have been a big fan of SXSW Conferences, namely the music “conference” when free parties, complete with mediocre food, drink, and music, take over most of Central Austin. It is baldfaced indulgent consumerist hedonism and, since I am human, I enjoy it. It is kind of like New Orleans at Mardi Gras when the whole town shows up to eat and drink the worst products that the culinary capitol of the South has to offer (seriously, king cake?) and fight over stands of molded plastic crafted by undoubtedly exploited people in a developing country. Mardi Gras has a built in reckoning though – Lent, a period of time for the whole city to face their shame in the vomit soaked bead strewn streets and try to be better people until Jazz Fest starts. At least I think that is the idea.

After SXSW Austin needs a moment of collective shame to reflect on what just happened. Instead, almost eight months later we get SXSW Eco where, as I found out, attendees learn that the climate is changing, oceans are dying, and the best thing any person can do is reconsider their landscape design and buy wedding rings from a company that promises to invest in clean water.


Farmshare Austin Farm Raiser

2014 has proven to be a very busy year for us at Coseppi but I am happy to share the good news that our hard work is paying off. We should be moving in to our new and completely renovated house later this month and my work as the Executive Director of Farmshare Austin is keeping me busy this summer with a major fundraising push. farmraiser flyer final (black)

Farmshare is a new 501c3 dedicated to helping new organic vegetable growers succeed in this challenging field. This year we have secured a location for the educational farm, hired a wonderful farm manager and lead instructor to develop the program, and opened the application process for our first class of students.  In the next few months we will be working very hard to raise the remaining capital needed to build a classroom, furnish student housing, and provide scholarships.


Bar Congress

Bar Congress

Bar Congress

Quick Information:

Bar Congress is the best place to enjoy a cocktail downtown when you need a break from mayhem, music, heat, and food trucks. The  cozy space– about a dozen seats at the bar and a few small tables– can be accessed by a Congress Avenue entrance or through its sister restaurant, Second Bar + Kitchen. The bar has a small selection of beers, most local, and a notable wine list, but what makes Bar Congress worth a visit are the mixed drinks.


Flat Track Coffee

Quick Information

Flat Track

Flat Track’s Interior

Flat Track Coffee is a small Austin coffee roaster with a tiny espresso counter located in the back of Farewell Books on Austin’s East Side. Flat Track prepares coffee for the aficionado and newbie alike, but don’t come here looking for caramel whip anythings. The baristas carefully prepare espressos, cortados, lattes, and other espresso-based drinks using their in-house roasted beans. Expect to find a rotating selection of single origin coffees, but don’t expect to park with your laptop and surf the web. The owners of Flat Track decided not to offer WiFi, which is actually not a bad idea for such a small shop. Rather, customers are encouraged to chat with the baristas, owners (who are often there), and each other.

Side wall of Farewell Books

Side wall of Farewell Books and entrance to Flat Track

In addition to their prepared coffees, Flat Track also sells bags of their house roasted beans, growlers of iced coffee, branded apparel and rags, and some truly delightful scratch-made caramels from Butterdays Confections (owned by Flat Track barista Emily Jackson).


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