Archive for March, 2011

Menus from Urban Eating League Round 2

March 25th, 2011

Here’s 4 out of the 5 menus from the Urban Eating League on Sunday for your imaginary culinary pleasure. Enjoy!

Faith, Geoff, and Lindsey’s “Homebrew” Dinner (Hotel Zorba):
1. Skewers of deep-fried sweet potato and apple with a leek walnut cream dressing.  Paired with homebrewed kombucha.

2. Stew and a Biscuit – Dried fava and cranberry bean stew (with fennel, celery, onion, leek, and soup stock made from the Divis Market juice booth scraps! garnished with fresh fava puree) with a quinoa flour cornbread slider, stuffed with roasted leeks and fennel.  Served with a “mimocha,” a mimosa of kombucha and fresh mandarin juice.

3. Birds Nest Salad – a nest of pea shoots, beet green chiffonade, and home-sprouted alfalfa, topped with mandarin slices, sunflower » Read more: Menus from Urban Eating League Round 2

Urban Eating League Round 2 Recap

March 22nd, 2011

Well, it’s official. We’ve spawned a monster. The Wigg Party and Apothocurious hosted round 2 of the Urban Eating League last night, and in just one month the event has grown by an order of magnitude. We upped the ante from three host sites to five, but it was really the creativity of the Eating teams that saw the biggest leap.

Homemade rosemary crackers, Bella Carpa chevre, fig compote and apple bourbon compote - No Big Deal

Whereas last time only a handful of teams brought their “A” game with costumes and skits, this version saw almost every team dress up, perform games and skits, and embark on an evening of impromptu revelry. Through the luck of the draw, I found myself escorting Team Snowpants or No Pants a.k.a. Team 4X4 Conversion Van which was decked out in snow gear and held as their mission for the evening to make it to first chair in Tahoe. While they didn’t quite find a way, they did tear up the streets of SF with some serious schussing. Ja?

Team Snowpants or No Pants

And it was truly a sight to behold when Team Snowpants or No Pants merged with Team 1/6th Asian (which also happened to be decked out in serious neon gear) at our second stop, Hotel Zorba. An impromptu skiing dance was choreographed in » Read more: Urban Eating League Round 2 Recap

Please vote for the Wigg Party in the Green Awards

March 17th, 2011

The Wigg Party has entered our very first competition to try to win some money to support our growth, and we need your help! Please click on this link and vote for us in the Green Awards: http://www.THEGreenAwards.com/Default.aspx?v=176

Here’s the video we made for our submission: Morgan Fitzgibbons WIGG PARTY

If we win, we’ll receive $25,000! Runner-up gets $2,500, which isn’t too shabby either. You can vote once per day until March 27th. We’re up against some other great projects (particularly school projects – man those kids know how to get votes…) so you’re contribution is incredibly meaningful! Please vote and tell your friends. Many blessings.

SOLIDARITY

March 3rd, 2011

We at the Wigg Party wanted to show our support for all of our brave brothers and sisters taking a stand against the treasonist policies being pushed by the far Right of American politics. Here’s what we came up with…

The Heroic Wisconsin 14

http://www.facebook.com/14Democrats

Planned Parenthood

http://www.facebook.com/PlannedParenthood

American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

http://www.facebook.com/AFSCME

AFL-CIO

http://www.facebook.com/aflcio

PBS

http://www.facebook.com/pbs

350.org

http://www.facebook.com/350.org

Stand Up for Ohio

Stand Up for Ohio

United States Environmental Protection Agency

http://www.facebook.com/EPA

Wigg Party Featured on the Green Scene TV

March 2nd, 2011

Many of you may have already heard, but the Wigg Party was recently featured on an episode of the Green Scene TV. The Green Scene is a web series focused on all things green and is hosted by Brent Green. We encourage you to go check out some of their other episodes (including the one they did on Hayes Valley Farm), but here is the one featuring us: