With long lines, blazing sunshine, and long walks between venues, SXSW can be physically grueling. That is why it is important to start the day right with a healthy, well-rounded breakfast. This morning we hosted a small brunch that featured locally available seasonal ingredients from Johnson’s Backyard Garden, the largest organic community supported agriculture farm in Texas. James and I are proud Johnson’s volunteers, and this time of year our refrigerator is flush with greens and root vegetables. With this inspiration we decided to serve a Peruvian style Sweet Potato and Kale Tortilla along with Spiced Carrot Bread.
To me, there is no better way to start the day than to have a nice hot cup of coffee, but SXSW demands nutrient dense foods in addition to caffeine. We opted to compliment our meal with a classic salty dog, a cocktail that make use of our wonderful seasonal Ruby Red Texas grapefruits and Tito’s Handmade Vodka, another celebrated Austin brand.