Salt & Time, TX
Ben Runkle started Salt & Time in 2010 and began selling the first artisan dry cured meats produced in Texas at Austin farmers' markets. A mutual friend introduced him to Bryan Butler and the two set out to open Austin's first butcher shop committed to sourcing whole animals directly from Texas ranchers. That dream became a reality in February 2013 when they opened Salt & Time Butcher Shop and Salumeria in East Austin.
As well as a butcher shop, the space includes a restaurant that serves up the finest cuts and quality local, sustainable ingredients. Open 6 days per week, the spot has become a go-to for many dining out in East Austin, especially with a burger names on of "the 21 Essential hamburgers in America" by Eater.
Ben has worked with inKind multiple times, most recently to help finance plans for a second location.
Salt & Time is a much loved restaurant in the local community and folks are excited to help support Ben expand, especially when they get bonus credit on their House Accounts for doing so.