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Behind on Your Barbecue? You Can Catch Up and Support a Good Cause at the Same Time

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Want to sink your teeth into some great barbecue for a good cause?

Check out some of the state's best 'cue.

Check out some of the state’s best ‘cue.

Travaasa Austin has announced that the Travaasa Austin BBQ Bash, a fundraiser for Foodways Texas, is happening on Saturday, June 15 from 5-9 pm.

The event marks the official launch of the highly anticipated Farm at Travaasa Austin, a 10-acre farm, with 3.5 acres developed for row crops, located across from the property on the edge of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve. Its address is 2769 Farm to Market 2769.

Some of the best barbecue joints in the state and a few of the state’s spirits producers have joined the lineup for the event:

The Marshall Ford Swing Band will perform.

The event is being hosted by Ben Baker, Tavaasa’s executive chef. “Guests will enjoy an unforgettable night at Farm at Travaasa Austin,” he said. “We have pulled together an amazing list of vendors for this event, including Pecan Lodge and Snow’s BBQ, both of which were ranked as one of the top 4 best barbecue places in the state in Texas Monthly’s famous Top 50 Texas BBQ list.”

This event marks the official launch of the Farm at Travaasa Austin, an exciting project that has allowed Travaasa to take the “farm-to-table” concept to heart by cultivating a 10-acre farm, with 3.5 acres developed for row crops. Located across from the property on the edge of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve, the farm features more than 80 varieties of vegetable crops, perennial fruit orchards, native pecans, edible flowers, and culinary and medical herbs, all of which are used extensively in the resorts food and beverage offerings as well as in treatments at the award winning spa. Additionally, the farm includes a 360-square foot greenhouse, a 2,300-square foot activity garden for hands-on growing classes, and a 680-square foot chicken coop with more than 100 laying hens of five different breeds and two roosters, as well as the property’s new equine center which is home to seven horses and the resort’s Equine Encounter program.

Individual tickets and room packages are available now with proceeds supporting Foodways Texas, an organization founded to preserve, promote and celebrate the diverse food cultures of Texas. Tickets cost $100 and can be purchased by clicking here. Call (855) TO.TRAVAASA (855-868-7282) for information.




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