A special night of stories and food from The Salt Lick hosted at the Bullock Museum
Who: Evenings Out: Salt Lick @ Bullock Museum
What: The Bullock Museum hosts special events that range from cultural, geographical, local, and historical
When: July 12th, 2016, but check their calendar for future events
Where: The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum is located at 1800 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701
Why: In the heart of Texas we have a lot of Texas pride, we’re the Capital city after all. And situated in the middle of downtown we have a museum that is all about Texas, where we came from and where we’re going. I love visiting the Bob Bullock Museum to check out what new exhibits are being featured or showing it off when I have friends visiting from out of state. But to me, one of the most special things to be able to do is to attend a special event at the museum.
During the summer they had an exhibit called “Our Global Kitchen”, it featured a narrative around how different cultures grow, hunt, and bake their meals. I actually attended a few events featured around that particular exhibit, and each was unique in their own way and showed off a different side of the museum. I think ever since I saw “Night at the Museum” I’ve been intrigued with going into Museums at night or after hours, something about it just comes alive.
So when I had heard the museum was featuring a special night around The Salt Lick and their new cookbook, I had to learn more. It turns out it was going to be a conversation with the Salt Lick owner, Scott Roberts, and Certified Sommelier, book author, and regular Texas Monthly columnist, Jessica Dupuy.
Tickets were $35 for non-members, and $25 for members (more info on becoming a member) and gave you access to an open bar featuring beer and wine. The wine for the event was from The Salt Lick Cellars, the winery which now operates out of the Driftwood BBQ location. We also had access to the exhibit halls and heard a short story from both Jessica and Scott, about how they came together to work on The Salt Lick cookbook, and how much of Scott’s family history is what makes The Salt Lick so special just being recipes passed down from generation to generation.
It was special, there were maybe 100 people all in all, so you had the opportunity to mix and mingle with Scott and Jessica. Being able to get a peek into the history of one of Texas’ famous BBQ operations was truly unique and could only have been made possible by the Bullock Museum team.
Definitely keep an eye on their calendar and see what other events are coming up, and when you go be sure to tell them Dine With Shayda sent you! And follow my daily food adventures on Instagram and Snapchat at @DineWithShayda.