Take It Slow

Happy hour isn’t just about cheap drinks, half-price appetizers and stimulating conversation anymore. Once a month, happy hour is also about purpose.  At least it is for the people at Slow Food Indy, the local chapter of Slow Food USA. Sip, Slow Food Indy’s own version of happy hour, aims to bring together like-minded people to discuss good, clean, and fair food at some of the breweries and wineries in Indianapolis that practice those values.

Don’t worry. There are still drinks and food. This month, the event is held on Sept. 18 at Goose the Market’s (2503 N. Delaware St., 317-924-4944) cellar wine bar, Enoteca. At 5:30 p.m., store staff member and former Slow Food Indy board member Corrie Quinn will be on hand to share a few words (and pictures) on how the Slow Food movement has influenced The Goose. And by “slow food” she means building community around food that tastes great and was sustainably raised by people who were treated fairly. Attendees can order drinks and dishes ranging from $3 to $6 off a menu created especially for this event. Sip is free and open to the public, but space is limited to 25. Tickets can be reserved through www.eventbrite.com.