Connoisseurs of local fare invited to go “hog wild” at local event

Slow Food Edmonton presents 3rd annual Wild Boar and Beer BBQ

(Edmonton – July 22, 2007) What has 4 hooves, 200 hungry mouths, and enjoys live music? If you said Slow Food Edmonton’s Wild Boar and Beer BBQ, then you know a great time when you hear one! Tickets for this year’s BBQ, a lavish repast of locally grown organic foods and award-winning microbrewed beer, are now on sale.

“We are quite excited about this year’s BBQ,” said Slow Food Edmonton member and event chair Jennifer Cockrall-King. “Our last two events have been completely sold out. Based on these successes, we expect tickets for this year’s affair to go quite quickly.” The event, which is open to the general public, will be held on Sunday September 16th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Alley Kat Brewery (9929 60th Avenue). With an accent on regionally produced food and drink, including a wild boar prepared by Mayerthorpe’s Hog Wild Specialties, the event will also include tours of Alley Kat’s Brewery and live music by local musicians Terry Morrison and John Gorham.

The Slow Food movement is a worldwide campaign dedicated to the revival of the kitchen and the table as centres of pleasure, culture and community; to the invigoration and proliferation of regional, seasonal culinary traditions; and to living a slower and more harmonious rhythm of life. For more info, go to Slow Food now has over 1000 members across Canada, and 80,000 members world-wide. Slow Food Edmonton supports this mandate through events such as Wild Boar and Beer BBQ and hosting of other educational events.

Tickets are $40 per person for the general public, $35 for Slow Food members; youth 10 and under are $10. Tickets can now be purchased online at’s ticket sales page ; memberships may also be purchased through a secure server. Tickets will also be available for purchase in person at Alley Kat Brewery as of August 1st. Further event updates will be available online at between now and the event.
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