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Slaughter Lane Officially Opening March 8, 2012!

We finally have an opening date for you! Get excited about that while you feast your eyes on the delicious menu for The 400 Rabbits!

Slaughter Lane Officially Opening March 8, 2012!

Alamo Drafthouse is thrilled to announce Thursday, March 8, 2012 as the opening date for Alamo Slaughter, a state-of-the art 8 screen venue located at the corner of Mopac & Slaughter Lane in Austin, TX.  The full drink & food menu for the adjacent stand-alone 400 Rabbits cocktail lounge is available for the first time.  Patrons will have the opportunity to sample the menu at an upcoming tasting event on Saturday, February 4th at The Highball

The name 400 Rabbits, is derived from the Aztec goddess Mayahuel, the divine personification of the agave plant.  According to Aztec lore Mayahuel gave birth to the Centzon Totochtin, which in English translates to The 400 Rabbits.  These 400 Rabbits were fed by Mayahuel’s four-hundred breasts that produced fermented agave.  The 400 Rabbits are said to be the gods of intoxication due to their strict diet of “tequila” and are a fitting namesake to the lounge at Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane.   

Alamo beverage director Bill Norris took a sabbatical to Jalisco last year to learn the production methods and history of Tequila and to prepare the 400 Rabbits menu (you can read about Bill’s travels here).   Inspired by Latin American street food, Executive Chef John Bullington has created a selection of snacks that pair perfectly with Bill’s tequila-centric bar offerings.  Although the cocktail menu features a wide variety of fine sipping tequilas and innovative tequila and mezcal cocktails, The 400 Rabbits will also offer a full line of other spirits. The full, finalized menu of food and drinks is below.

In honor of the upcoming opening of Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane and 400 Rabbits, Alamo will be hosting a tequila paired dinner that will offer an advance taste of the menu with a sampling of the drink and food items from 400 Rabbits.  The event will offer 5 courses, each paired with a signature drink from the 400 Rabbits menu.  This advance sampling of the menu will be an intimate affair with room for 30 attendees. Tickets are $50/person and are available on the Highball website.

Full 400 Rabbits Food Menu:
Tres Sabores:
Refried White Beans with roast garlic cilantro oil and chile thread, warm roast tomato salsa with Cheddars avocado tomatillo

Torta Ahogada: Carnitas, pickled onions, refried white beans, cotija, on a toasted bolillo drowned in arbol sauce topped with fresh oregano and served with chips

Chicharrones: Freshly fried pork rinds with Salsa Ahogada 

Alambres: Grilled Skewers of NY Strip, bacon, and poblano peppers

Queso Asado: Asadero cheese seared with toasted pasilla and cilantro.  With Corn Tortillas 

Sonoran Hot Dog: Bacon wrapped hot lat grilled with salsa, lettuce, white beans, pickled onions, tomato, cilantro mayo, cotija in bolillo 

Quatro Leches: Vanilla cake soaked in 4 milks including coconut milk topped with whipped cream and mango in tequila

Full 400 Rabbits Drink Menu:
400 Rabbits Signature Drinks

Jalisco Sour: hibiscus infused tequila, lime, mint infused agave nectar, egg white

Pasado de Moda: silver tequila, mezcal, honey, mole bitters, orange peel

Sherry Darling: silver tequila, orange infused sherry, grand marnier

Afinidad: Mezcal, sweet vermouth, dry vermouth

La Playa Sunset: silver tequila, young coconut water, falernum, lime, bitters

Me Encante: silver tequila, mole bitters, orgeat, agave nectar and fresh lime juice


400 Rabbits Classic Tequila Cocktails

Tequila con Sangrita: A neat shot of any tequila on the shelf, with a seasonal, chilled sangrita back

The Margarita: The grand-daddy of them all, silver tequila, orange liqueur, and fresh lime, served up or on the rocks, with or without salt

El Diablo: A tall refreshing mix of reposado tequila, lime, ginger beer and casis

Paloma: The most popular tequila drink in Mexico, reposado, grapefruit soda and a pinch of salt

Rosita Cocktail: A south of the border Negroni, reposado tequila, sweet and dry vermouth, campari and bitters

The Brave: Anvil’s Bobby Heugel (Houston) created this modern classic, undiluted, unchilled, reposado tequila, mezcal, sotol, averna and bitters


Other Sprits Signature Drinks

Mangi: garlic basil infused vodka, tomato juice crushed black pepper lightly drizzled with olive oil
Lester Burnham: gin, limondada rose water topped with a splash of Prosecco and candied rose petals
Fennell : orange vodka, fennel syrup, Marie Brizard chocolate liquor
Lotus: Soju, muddled lychee, ginger syrup and pear liquor

Agave Flights
1 oz of each, with an ice cold seasonal sangrita

Tequila Regions: Chinaco (Tamaulipas), Siembra Azul (Highland), Partida (Lowland)
Plata, Reposado, Anjeo

Tequila Highlands: Tequila Ocho, 7 Leguas, Siembra Azul
Plata, Reposado, Anjeo

Tequila Line-Up: Pick any Tequila we carry and sample the Plata, Reposado & Anjeo

Smoke and Mirrors, Mezcal: Sombra, Del Maguey San Luis Del Rio, Wahaka Espidin

Aged Smoke: Illegal Reposado, Wahaka Reposado Con Gusano, Los Nahules Reposado

Wild Mezcal: Del Maguey Tobala, Wahaka Tobala, Wahaka Madre Cuishe

All Across Mexico: Simebra Azul Reposado, Del Maguey Vida, Hacienda de Chihuahua Sotol Reposado

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*PS - The above image is the new sign in the lobby! There's a reason that it looks like that, and that reason will be revealed next week! 

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