Posts tagged ‘movement’

July 31, 2009

I love Saturdays: CrossFit before Cupcakes, with a side of (512) Beer

Saturdays in Austin are sometimes lazy recovery days, and sometimes jam-packed adventure days. OK, who am I kidding, they’re always adventurous, sometimes I just choose to laze about instead of partaking. But this Saturday I won’t be missing out on any of these awesome events:

9-11:30am: The Movement @ RunTex on Lake Austin Blvd

The Movement is a CrossFit block party celebration post-workout … free UTB (and bring the kiddos, there’ll be a free CrossFit Kids workout too!) from 8-9am, then partay with breakfast tacos from Taco Deli and CrossFit stuff like:

– The NEW Movement Video (Movement from CrossFit Central on Vimeo)
– Fight Gone Bad Demonstration
– Unveiling of the CrossFit Women’s Challenge
– New program information including CrossFit Endurance & CrossFit Kids
– Giveaways & Discounts

Head home for a shower before splitting your time between Beer and Cupcakes… if only everyone’s lives included decisions so difficult.

2-5pm: 1st Anniversary Celebration at (512) Brewery

The beer will be flowing at the baby brewery, which boasts such amazing beers as the (512) Pecan Porter. I cannot wait to taste the 1st Anniversary Ale, (512) ONE, a Belgian-Style Strong Ale with organic base grains, Forbidden Fruit yeast, domestic hops and local Good Flow wildflower honey. Mmmmm. (Homer?)
(512) Brewing, 407 Radam, F200, 78745 (Between South 1st & South Congress, one block south of Ben White)

4-7pm: Cupcake Smackdown at One-2-One Bar

Cupcake Smackdown

Austin’s first Cupcake Smackdown includes a blind tasting contest of all the store front bakeries, an amateur baking contest, a cupcake silent auction, the people’s popular vote, and a cupcake eating contest for both dogs and humans! Live music will be performed by Arielle Nicole.

For the blind tasting, a panel of local chefs and foodies will be chowing down on vanilla, chocolate, and a baker’s choice cupcake from each of the eight store front shops. Each cupcake will be judged on the flavor, texture, and aroma.

Other activities include a bake off in which amateur bakers can enter either the vanilla, chocolate, or freestyle cupcake competition. There will be two categories for the cupcake eating contest: one for human participants and one for canine participants. Canines will be eating pupcakes for speed (not quantity). Ginger carrot pupcakes provided by Grand Dog Bakery. Spectators will also be invited to vote for the People’s Choice award for any of the store front bakeries, vote for the cutest cupcake at the Smackdown, and also participate in a cupcake silent auction. Proceeds to go to Wine and Food Foundation of Texas.

The event is kid and dog friendly. Pre-entries for the cupcake eating contest are being accepted and will be accepted until the day of the event pending space. Each entry for the eating contests costs $10. Entry forms for the eating contests are available at All-In-One Bakeshop on 183. Please bring water and a spray bottle to keep your dog cool. It will be hot. Admission to the event is free. Please tip your bartender.

Email to participate, enter yourself or your dog, enter your cupcakes, or to sponsor the event.


4:00 – 6:30 – Live Music, People’s Popular Vote, Cutest Cupcake Vote, Silent Auction

4:00 – 5:00 – 1st round blind tasting of cupcake entries

5:30 – 6:00 – Final round of blind cupcake tasting

6:00 – 6:30 – Canine eating cupcake contest – pupcakes provided by Grand Dog Bakery

6:30 – 7:00 – Human eating cupcake contest – cupcakes provided by All-In-One Bakeshop

Sponsors include: Rise and Shine Bakery, Sugar Mama’s, Polka Dots Bakery, Mad Cakes, Luxe Sweets, L’s Cupcakes, The Cupcake Bar, Hill Country Bakery, Wicked Cakes, Danger Cakes, Cupprimo, Grand Dog Bakery, Austin Urban Gardens, All in One Bakeshop, Growing Concerns on KUT, Do512,, Bella Cupcake Couture

March 14, 2009

Erin Patton of Jordan and Starbury Fame Speaks

Sunday at Noon. This flyer says it best:

Erin Patton

I think a church is sponsoring it, but regardless of religious affiliation, it should be an engaging and interesting talk. Especially for anyone complete unmotivated by the SXSW hype!


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