On April 25th, the Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn will present a beer dinner for Richard Linklater’s film Slacker, featuring a four course Austin-inspired menu created by Drafthouse chef Ronnie New and Threes Brewing beers paired with each course.
The second-earliest film in what would become a more-than-illustrious filmography, 1991’s Slacker shows Richard Linklater in his most rudimentary stages as a filmmaker – while also exhibiting lengthy flashes of the promise that he would deliver upon over the course of his career. In his first attempt at the ‘Austin Still Life’ that would become his most distinguishing trademark, Linklater takes a day in Austin, Texas and turns it into an occasionally meditative and always offbeat slice of independent Americana, brimming with quirky characters and poetic insights.
Reviewed by New York Times critic Vincent Canby as “a 14-course meal composed entirely of desserts”, the Slacker beer dinner menu chooses a savory route, with Ronnie New’s menu evoking all the best flavors of Richard Linklater’s hometown including barbecue, red-eye gravy, and even a take on the breakfast taco. Not letting Canby down, the four course meal will close with Captain Quackenbush’s Ice Cream Sandwich paired with Threes Brewing’s Voluntary Exile Baltic Porter. Slack off to the Alamo on April 25th and enjoy four Austin-inspired courses with Linklater’s film on screen.
Here’s the full menu:
Quail Egg, chorizo, avocado, salsa, cilantro
paired with Vliet Pils
Smoked Brisket on Texas toast
pickles, BBQ sauce
paired with There You Are IPA
G-M’s Steak and egg
flat iron steak, hash browns, red-eye gravy, fried egg
paired with Tyranny of Mirrors American Pale Ale
Captain Quackenbush’s Ice Cream Sandwich
espresso ice cream, triple chocolate cookies, white chocolate, almonds
paired with Voluntary Exile Baltic Porter
The Beer Dinner for Slacker takes place on Tuesday, April 25th, at 7:00pm. Tickets are $70 and are on sale via the Alamo Drafthouse website.