Breweries this weekend & TLT’s Local Foods Dinner – tickets still available!

Saturday evening, August 1, La Pampa will be grilling at Eudora Brewing Company on Wilmington Pike in Kettering. Eudora donates a portion of every sale to a charity that helps provide clean water to people in need. Info and directions: http://eudorabrewing.com/  Sunday, Aug 2, we’ll be back in our hometown at the Yellow Springs Brewery from 4:30pm until 8pm!

20140804_175340Monday, Aug 3, La Pampa is teaming up with The Winds Café to prepare the Tecumseh Land Trust’s 12th Annual Local Foods Dinner. This is a five-course meal with Mariano preparing a side of local, grass-fed beef hardwood grilled in traditional Argentine style: “asado al asador.” The Winds will prepare soup, salad, a cheese plate and dessert. All proceeds support the Tecumseh Land Trust’s ongoing efforts to preserve natural and agricultural land in our area. Tickets are still available for the 5pm and 8pm seating! For details, and tickets: http://tecumsehlandtrust.org/ or call 937-767-9490.

Wellness Center Wednesdays and YS Brewery Sat July 26

11202578_816830755069032_8585649015121125667_nHave you been to a Wellness Center Wednesday lunch with La Pampa yet this summer? A wonderful meet-up spot under the shade or a great stop after a swim, yoga class or ball game inside–La Pampa is truly enjoying grilling each week on campus in partnership with Antioch College and its beautifully renovated Wellness Center. This week we’ll have our classic Argentine Sub, “el choripan,” and seasonal veggies from Patchwork Garden grilled and served on The Emporium’s organic whole grain toast drizzled with olive oil.

Weather permitting, we’re grilling Wednesdays from 11:45 to 1:30pm. For directions and more info, go to: http://wellnesscenter.antiochcollege.org/

La Pampa at the BreweryWe’re back at Yellow Springs Brewery on Saturday–always a pleasure to serve up patrons along with Nate, Lisa and the whole Brewery team! We’ll be there from 4pm until 8:30pm. Each week, our seasonal menu highlights local, family-owned and operated farms. When Mariano’s not out behind the grill, he’s making a trip to one of the many dedicated small-scale farms (and butchers) that make it all possible. We are so lucky to have you in our region TS Farm, Smaller Footprint, Morning Sun Farm, Patchwork Garden, Palara Farms, Flying Mouse, Peach Mountain, Anderson Farm, and Peifer Orchards, among many others!

Ohio Chautauqua in Clifton and more!

20140816_141208Our neighbors in Clifton, Ohio, are hosting the Ohio Chautauqua living history tour this week from June 30-July 4. Clifton was chosen by the Ohio Humanities Council as one of the few communities in the state to host this event! La Pampa will be grilling this week for event-goers to grab dinner and then enjoy the shows and workshops under the big tent!

Visit the Village of Clifton’s website for more info: http://www.villageofclifton.com/ohio-chautauqua/ Here is the schedule of events: http://www.villageofclifton.com/schedule-of-events/

Wednesdays (July 1, 8, 15, etc) at the Wellness Center at Antioch College continue this summer with La Pampa grilling lunch from 11:45am – 1:30pm. Check on Facebook for our rotating weekly seasonal menu!

Sunday, July 5, La Pampa will be at the Yellow Springs Brewery from 4pm – 8pm!

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La Pampa at The Wellness Center on Street Fair

11202578_816830755069032_8585649015121125667_nLa Pampa Grill will be serving lunch at the Wellness Center at Antioch College on Saturday, June 13 from 11am – 2pm. We will also be grilling at the Wellness Center on Friday, June 12 from 5-7pm.

Away from the hullabaloo, we hope to see many local, friendly “townie” faces and others who are out exploring the village and Antioch’s beautiful campus that day! The rotunda in front of the Wellness Center is a great meet-up spot with patio tables under shaded parasols – and an outdoor gaga pit for kids! Inside, you can buy cool drinks or coffee and take advantage of everything from yoga classes to pickleball!

While you’re on campus, check out the exhibits at the Coretta Scott King Center and The Herndon Gallery – retrospectives of Danny Lyon on the Civil Rights Movement and a National Exhibition on The Freedom Riders in 1961.

For directions and more info, go to: http://wellnesscenter.antiochcollege.org/11139973_1592366934384206_5071413625070898498_n

Upcoming Calendar of Events

483012_459620000750885_179110891_nCheck out our upcoming schedule below. We hope to see you soon!

We’re also booking summer and fall 2015 private parties, weddings and events. To find out more, contact us.

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Upcoming May Highlights

20150418_112106La Pampa has kicked off the 2015 grilling season and is hitting the street this month with our fresh “farm to street” seasonal menu. Here are some May highlights below. We’re also booking summer and fall 2015 private parties, weddings and events. To find out more, contact us. We hope to see you soon!

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La Pampa’s 2015 Season kicks off Sat April 18

La Pampa’s 2015 season is kicking off this weekend! This Saturday, April 18, from 10am to 7pm La Pampa will be grilling at EarthFest at Garden Station in downtown Dayton!

20140816_141002This is a local DIY festival with live music, crafts and activities for the kids, and free workshops on beekeeping, beer crafting, raising chickens, installing solar panels from local experts, and more!

La Pampa will offer our locally sourced classic Argentine sub – the “chori-pan” – on organic baguette bread with chimichurri.

For directions and more EarthFest Info, check out their Facebook page here, or visit the Garden Station website at: http://daytongardenstation.org/earthfest/earthfest-2015/

To stay tuned for more of La Pampa’s upcoming spring events follow us on Facebook, here.

Letter of Thanks at Year’s End

FarmersMarket16As we finish out 2014 and welcome in the new year, La Pampa Grill would like to say thank you for the continued support during our third year in business. 2014 was a year of transition and new partnerships for La Pampa, in which we were able to solidify the foundation of the business moving forward. However, it began with a rocky start primarily due to the bureaucracy that comes with the annual licensing of a mobile food vendor.

After we put forth much energy to be part of the efforts of Synergy Incubators’ innovative business plan for a food business incubator in downtown Dayton in 2013, we were disappointed to see these efforts ended without having been brought to their full potential in only one year of operation. Thus, at year’s end in 2013, La Pampa was in search of a new home.

In the early months of 2014, a new local potential partner emerged: Antioch College. Based right here in Yellow Springs, Antioch College has revived itself with a mix of enduring grit, exceptional talent, and ceaseless efforts by many near and far. When approached by La Pampa Grill to partner as our “commissary kitchen” the college expressed interest and good will. After months of working through the details of a contract, by June La Pampa had a new home base. We are thrilled at this partnership moving forward and very grateful for the insight and forward thinking of Antioch College.

In the midst of this transition, La Pampa was still able to host some wonderful spring evLa Pampa Argentine Grillents with temporary licenses. In April, La Pampa Grill and Emporium Wines in downtown Yellow Springs held the first Chefs Collaborative Earth Dinner. A local, seasonal menu prepared by La Pampa was paired with a selection of featured wines from Ohio and Argentina. After the “tabla de quesos,” a selection of local cheeses from Blue Jacket Dairy, we served local, grass-fed beef grilled right outside in a traditional wood-fired Argentine style by the “parrillero” Mariano. Seasonal greens from Flying Mouse Farms and Patchwork Gardens accompanied the steak. Afterwards each enjoyed an espresso with petits fours made from scratch.

20140816_141002In addition, La Pampa grilled for a series of home games of the Yellow Springs High School baseball team at Gaunt Park, and kicked off another round of its seasonal outdoor grilling parties at Yellow Springs Country Bed and Breakfast and Peifer Orchards. We also returned to the annual Yellow Springs Street Fair in June and October, as well as the Clifton Gorge Music and Arts Festival in August. At Troy’s Festival of Nations, La Pampa Grill was awarded “Best Food” by the festival committee!

Unfortunately, despite these events La Pampa was not back on the street grilling during the summer, as we were tied up with a lengthy bureaucracy to renew our food vendor license in Greene County. Complying with a new round of regulations and a long wait prior to our inspection, we were finally licensed in the end of September—with summer ended and a brief fall season ahead of us.

La Pampa at the BreweryIt was only during the months of October, November and December that we were able to return to Peifer Orchards with our Argentine classic sub sandwich, the chori-pan, and a new seasonal special of grilled, stuffed acorn squash. We also were back at the Yellow Springs Brewery warming the chilly evenings with the wood-fired grill and portable bonfire.

Finally, our tradition of grilling Thanksgiving turkeys was another successful year. In fact, their popularity has spilled over to the Christmas holidays. La Pampa grilled individual turkeys for families at both holidays, bringing locally raised turkeys grilled for the hour of serving the family meal.

As we welcome in 2015, we wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone over this past year, and particularly for your patience! Despite the late start in 2014, we are delighted to have strengthened our partnerships and continue to offer the finest seasonal products raised and grown on local farms—our real heroes! Thank you to Anderson Farm, Apple Oak Meadows, Flying Mouse Farm, Morning Sun Farm, Smaller Footprint Farm, Palara Farm, Patchwork Gardens, Peifer Orchards and all our butcher friends!

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Turkeys to order for the Holidays

After another successful Thanksgiving, La Pampa has been asked to grill wood-fired turkeys to order on December 26th. Is your family in town for the holidays? Thinking of how to organize another family meal together?

Each interested family purchases their own local turkey (we’re happy to give suggestions) and brings it the day before to be cooked over the wood-fired grill on the 26th. Families return on the 26th to take their turkey straight home to their dinner table!

SPACE IS LIMITED. Contact us to talk details!

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