Garden Bloggers Spring Fling 2008



Spring Fling, Good Eats

Austin is famous for its barbecue and Tex-Mex cuisines. A tasty fajita lunch and a Texas-sized BBQ dinner will keep our army of garden bloggers on its feet as we Spring Fling around town. If you travel on your stomach, here are some details you might be craving.

Lunch with Tom Spencer: “Gathered Stones: Garden Memories”

Tom Spencer
Saturday, April 5, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Nuevo Leon in Circle C
5900 West Slaughter Lane #D550
512-288-4550

Beef and Chicken Fajita Buffet

$20 per person (includes tax and tip)

Marinated, grilled beef and chicken with tortillas, served with guacamole, sour cream, cheese, pico de gallo, rice and beans. Includes chips, salsa, and iced tea.

Other beverages or alcoholic drinks are not included and must be paid for separately.

BBQ Dinner and Door Prizes

County Line Photo Credit Pam PenickSaturday, April 5, 7:30 pm
County Line on the Lake
5204 FM 2222
512-346-3664

“The Cadillac” All-You-Can-Eat

$31.50 per person (includes tax and tip)

Choose up to 7 meats including: lean brisket, moist brisket, sausage, beef ribs, pork ribs, chicken, and ham. (Turkey may be substituted for brisket, beef ribs, or pork ribs at no charge.) Veggies include potato salad, cole slaw, and beans. Beverages include sodas and iced tea. Homemade bread and ice cream are also included.

Other beverages or alcoholic drinks are not included and must be paid for separately.

They don’t call it a party room for nothing! A few lucky guests will win fabulous, garden-related door prizes.

Friday Welcome Dinner

Matt’s El Rancho, 6:00 pm SHARP
2613 S Lamar Blvd
512-462-9333
Matt's El Rancho

If you’ll be in town on Friday evening, the Austin garden bloggers would be pleased to join you for a Tex-Mex dinner and welcome you to Austin. We are not renting a party room at Matt’s, and everyone will be ordering off the menu, so we do not require pre-payment for this meal. However, in order to make a reservation for a big-enough table or group of tables, we ask that you let us know as soon as possible whether you’ll be joining us.

How To Make a Seating Reservation

We’ve reserved private dining rooms at both Nuevo Leon and The County Line on the Lake. Seating is limited to 45 and 40 guests, respectively, and a spot will be held in your name with pre-payment. Already nearly half of the seats at lunch are spoken for, so we encourage you to send payment ASAP to hold your spot.

In order to accommodate as many bloggers as possible, seating at both lunch and dinner is currently restricted to garden bloggers only. However, if dinner seating is still available on March 15, the reservation deadline, we may open seating at the County Line to spouses/significant others as well. Seating reservations and payment will be considered final as of March 15. After March 15, we cannot accept cancellations, and no refunds will be given. Space in the private rooms is limited to those purchasing meals.

Please send a check for the total amount for one or both Saturday meals in order to hold your seats. Seats available on a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t delay. Checks should be made out to Pam Penick and mailed to her; email Pam for the address. Please indicate on the check which meal(s) you are paying for. She will send you confirmation of your reservation(s) via email.

Please email us if you have any questions about the meals or the seat-reservation process. We look forward to seeing you on April 5th!

Contact: Make Lunch and Dinner Reservations

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