A forum on freedom and foodways.
On June 19th, the Roadhouse will honor a very important day in American history by doing something new and exciting– a speaker event, with our friend Stephen Satterfield!
A self proclaimed “Origin Forager” Stephen is a food writer, multimedia producer, speaker and founder of Whetstone Magazine, the ground-breaking journal on food origins, culture and anthropology. Stephen is that rare food expert who is able to use the themes of food and drink as an entry point into an exploration of the human condition. We are excited to welcome him to talk to us about Juneteenth, a day of freedom for slaves in Texas, and about African American foodways.
With its proximity to Cuba, the coast of Texas and Galveston Island harbored a port for slave trade in the early 19th century. This trade in Texas continued for two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation, which declared slaves in rebel states were free, but was only practical to slaves close to Union territory. On June 19th 1865, Union General Gordon Granger issued an order declaring: “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free…”
The Roadhouse invites you to an unforgettable evening remembering one of the most important dates in American history. Stephen Satterfield will talk to us about its significance overall, and its impact on the foodways we share today. While this is not a full dinner, we will offer small plates of what Americans traditionally enjoy on this national holiday, including Texas hot links!
Join us for an evening rich in friendship, good food, and a celebration of freedom! We guarantee you won’t want to miss it!
SMALL PLATES MENU
Texas Hot Links
Wrapped in buttermilk biscuits.
Black Eyed Pea and Sweet Potato Salad
With young mustard greens and sorghum vinaigrette.
A sweetened tea made of hibiscus, ginger, and lime, served over ice.
WINE AND COCKTAIL
Abbey Creek $15/$8
Pinot Noir 2016
Maison Noir $12/$6
Knock on Wood Chardonnay.
Strawberry Ranch Water $13
Cimarron Blanco tequila, real crushed strawberry juice, fresh squeezed lime juice and Topo Chico sparkling mineral water.