Here it is! The Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail Book Tour Map!
This is where I’ll be as I tour the nation and Canada this year for Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail: Upland Birds and Small Game from Field to Feast, the third book in my wild game trilogy. As you can see, I’ll be, like Johnny Cash, everywhere. More or less. I will try to update this page, as well as the map, as well as my Events Page on Facebook, as often as I can.
There are many events I don’t have 100% nailed down yet. Until they are confirmed, they won’t go on this page or on the Facebook page. The map is where I am trying to go, and in some cases need venues still. I hope to have all this settled soon.
I should always have some copies of my venison book, Buck, Buck, Moose, and my duck book, Duck, Duck, Goose, while on tour, but if you want to ensure that I do, drop me an email at scrbblr AT hotmail DOT com to let me know you are coming and want one of these books. I am also happy to sign books you’ve already bought.
As many of you know, I’ve been stricken with a very, very serious case of bacterial pneumonia, and have been dealing with it all year. I finally turned the corner in mid-April, but recovery is a long road. So I have postponed all my Pacific Northwest book tour events until fall. Stay tuned for new dates.
Storytelling and Book Signing at Filson SF
San Francisco, California
May 17, 2018
I will be teaming up with Filson, which makes ultra high quality outdoor gear (it’s what I use a lot), to do a series of events for the book tour this year. This event will be at the Filson store on 722 Montgomery St in San Francisco. I’ll be talking about small game, telling stories from the field, and signing books. This is a free event.
Baton Rouge Beer Bash
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
May 23, 2018
Party time! I’ll be teaming up with Tin Roof Brewing, 1624 Wyoming St, for a Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail beer bash! The brewers are planning on designing a special beer for the event, and we’ll do PQC-inspired food specials, too. Come for the book, drink a special beer and get a taste of the cookbook! Super stoked for this event!
NOLA Small Game Feast and Book Signing
May 24, 2018
I am teaming up with one of the best gumbo kings of Louisiana, Chad Blanchard of Charlie’s Restaurant in Violet, right outside New Orleans. We’ll get your Memorial Day weekend started early with a series of rabbit, quail, and maybe some weirder stuff tossed in for the hell of it. It’s Louisiana, right? Cost and menu TBD.
Mobile Book Party
May 31, 2018
Looking forward to some serious Southern food at Noble South on 203 Dauphin St. in Mobile. Menu will be lots of small plates passed around. It’ll be a combination of Gulf seafood and game inspired by Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail. Everyone who attends gets a signed book. Exact cost and menu TBD. Stay tuned!
Auburn Book Dinner
June 4, 2018
We’ll be doing a small game feast at the James Beard Award-nominated restaurant Acre in Auburn, Alabama. Seating at this dinner is VERY limited, so buy your ticket ASAP! (Here is the link to get yours) Everyone who attends will get a copy of Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail. Stay tuned!
Atlanta Book Dinner
June 5, 2018
I am returning to one of my favorite restaurants in the country, Holeman & Finch, for a small game feast. These dinners — this is my fourth at H&F! — have always sold out, so reserve your spot ASAP. Here is the link to get your ticket. Everyone who attends will get a copy of Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail. Stay tuned!
South Carolina Book Signing and Cooking Demo
Columbia, South Carolina
June 6, 2018
I’ll be cooking up some quail and maybe a rabbit or two, talking about how to get the most out of your small game, and signing copies of Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail at The Market restaurant‘s demo kitchen, on 322 Little Brooke Ln. in Columbia. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and includes cold drinks and appetizers, and you’ll sample the quail dish I am demo’ing. Cost, which includes a signed copy of the book, is $40 per person, $60 for a couple. Proceeds of the event will help both Quail Forever and the South Carolina Bobwhite Initiative — so do it for the birds! RSVP by calling Amy Allen with Tall Timbers at 850-893-4153, ext. 249 or email her at email@example.com.
Raleigh Book Dinner
Raleigh, North Carolina
June 7, 2018
Back to North Carolina for the first time since 2011! We’ll be putting on a small game dinner at Royale in Raleigh. We’ll start with an open cocktail hour from from 5-7 p.m., where you can drop by get a signed book, a drink and an appetizer — anyone can swing by for this. Then, at 7 p.m., we’ll start a multi-course book dinner in the restaurant; this will be limited to 60 people. Cost is $100 per person, which includes dinner, a signed copy of Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail, tax and tip. Call the restaurant at 919/977-3043 to reserve your spot!
Storytelling and Book Signing at Filson Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia
June 29, 2018
I will be teaming up with Filson, which makes ultra high quality outdoor gear (it’s what I use a lot), to do a series of events for the book tour this year. This event will be at the Filson store on 47 Water St in Vancouver, BC. I’ll be talking about small game, telling stories from the field, and signing books. This is a free event and there will be refreshments.
Beer Dinner and Book Signing in Calgary
July 3, 2018
Come hoist a beer with me at Last Best Brewing in Calgary! We’re starting with a VIP beer dinner, with dishes from the book paired with Last Best beers; everyone getting a ticket for that gets a signed copy of the book. Then, afterwards, I’ll be hanging out in the taproom. I’ll have books for sale, and we’ll chew the fat and talk wild game, fish, beer, 11th century Viking tactics… whatever! The beer dinner is likely to sell out fast, so contact the brewery to hold your spot!
Winnipeg Book Dinner
July 6, 2018
Another Canadian city, another brewery! This time I’ll be doing a full on book dinner at Trans Canada Brewing. We’ll put together a great small game menu, all with beer pairings. You’ll need to make a reservation for this event, so call them at 204 666 2337. Everyone who gets a ticket will get a signed copy of the book.
Toronto Book Dinner
July 9, 2018
Really excited to work with Chef Michael Hunter at Antler Kitchen & Bar to put together a great small game feast! This event will likely sell out fast, so you will want to hold your spot by calling them at 647 345 8300. Everyone who attends will get a copy of the book.
Storytelling and Book Signing at Filson Toronto
July 10, 2018
I will be teaming up with Filson, which makes ultra high quality outdoor gear (it’s what I use a lot), to do a series of events for the book tour this year. This event will be at the Filson store on 694 Queen Street W in Toronto, ON. I’ll be talking about small game, telling stories from the field, and signing books. This is a free event.
Buffalo Book Dinner
Buffalo, New York
July 12, 2018
I’m coming back to the Black Sheep! Buffalo blew me away with its support last time, so how can’t I come back! I’ll be teaming up with Chef Steve Gedra at The Black Sheep on 367 Connecticut St. for a small game book dinner; everyone who attends will get a signed copy of my latest cookbook. This one sold out in 48 hours last time, so get on it! UPDATE: Tickets available here. (Scroll down a bit.)
Boston Book Dinner
July 18, 2018
I’m coming back to Kirkland Tap & Trotter! We’ve had some amazing book dinners with James Beard Award-winning Chef Tony Maws and his excellent crew, and we’re coming back for another — this one focusing on birds and small game. The last dinner sold out, so I’d call them at 857 259 6585 to hold your spot. Everyone who attends gets a signed book. Cost and menu TBD.
Dallas Book Signing
August 4, 2018
I return to the Beretta Gallery, 41 Highland Park Village, for another book signing. The last one went really well, and it was good to finally get to Dallas! There will be catered finger food, and I’ll be signing copies of Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail, which will be on sale at a discount. No charge to attend, so just show up, get a book, and stare at all those amazing shotguns…
Austin Storytelling and Book Signing
August 5, 2018
I will be teaming up with Filson, which makes ultra high quality outdoor gear (it’s what I use a lot), to do a series of events for the book tour this year. This event will be at the Filson store on 11700 Domain Blvd., Ste. 100 in Austin from 1 to 4 p.m. I’ll be talking about small game, telling stories from the field, and signing books. This is a free event.
Austin Taco Party
August 6, 2018
I’m teaming up again with my friend Jesse Griffiths of Dai Due for a small game taco party! The last dinner sold out, so stay tuned for reservation information. Everyone who attends gets a signed book. Cost and menu TBD.
Anchorage Book Party
August 9, 2018
I will be teaming up with Stand For Salmon for a book event in Anchorage. Venue and format is TBD, but save the date!
Alaska Beer Bash
August 11, 2018
Alaskan Brewing Co., one of my favorite breweries in the country, is hosting a beer bash for Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail! This will be a free event, so just come by, hoist a beer, get a signed book, and eat some awesome food truck specials based off the book!
Cooking Class with Traeger Grills
Salt Lake City, Utah
August 28, 2018
Details and even the exact date of this class are TBD, but I am planning on doing a small game cooking class with Traeger Grills right before Labor Day. Stay Tuned!
Book Dinner at The Hive
September 7, 2018
Book dinner at one of Bentonville’s best restaurants, Chef Matt McClure’s The Hive, on 200 NE A St. This is a warm-up for the annual World Squirrel Cook Off the following day. Details and cost TBD.
World Squirrel Cook Off
September 8, 2018
I’ll be a judge at the annual World Squirrel Cook Off. Yep, you read that right. It’s a damn fun party, and you can still enter a team if you dare! I’ll have plenty of books on sale, too, so bring your appetite. Details are TBD.
Little Rock Beer and Book Party
Little Rock, Arkansas
September 9, 2018
I return to Rebel Kettle, one of my favorite stops on my 2016 book tour, for a book signing, beer drinking, comfort food eating party. We’ll have specials based off the book, lots of beer and plenty of cookbooks available. No charge to attend, so just show up, get a book and a beer, and say hi!
Storytelling and Book Signing in Seattle
September 13, 2018
I’ll be telling stories from the field, answering questions on cooking fish and game, and signing books at Filson sporting goods’ flagship store in Seattle. This is a free event. Refreshments will be served!
Seattle Book Dinner
September 15, 2018
I’ll be teaming up with Chef Michael Easton of Il Corvo, one of the best pasta chefs in America, for a special Italian night featuring small game, pasta, and fine wines. This is a small, exclusive dinner — only 36 seats! The restaurant will start accepting reservations as of August 15 — so when that day comes, call the restaurant at 206/538-0999 to reserve your seat. This sold out quickly when we did our venison dinner in 2016!
Bend Book Dinner
September 24, 2018
I’ll be returning to my friend Chef John Gurnee’s restaurant Drake for a small game feast in Bend, Oregon. Details TBD, but save the date!
Portland Book Party
September 26, 2018
Come to Elder Hall for our book bash! We’re assembling a team of top Portland chefs to each do a small plate inspired by Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail! Every ticket gets a signed book, too! Details TBD.
Portland Cooking Demo and Book Signing
September 28, 2018
Wild About Game
September 30, 2018
Come enjoy a wild game festival at the resort town of Welches, Oregon! Sponsored by Nicky USA, Wild About Game features a game cooking competition and all sorts of farm-to-table products… and my book! I’ll have copies of Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail available at the show available at a special discount, and of course I will sign them for you.
Nebraska Small Game Seminar
October 4, 2018
This will be my first-ever event in Nebraska, and I am definitely looking forward to it. I’ll be talking about how to get more out of your wild game, focusing on upland birds, at the Nebraska Game & Parks Outdoor Education Center in Lincoln. This is a chance to get some tips and pick up some new techniques for prepping and cooking your game and fish, and get a signed cookbook, which I’ll be offering at a discount. This event is free to attend, and remember that a portion of the proceeds of every cookbook sold goes to Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever to support habitat restoration. Get a book for the birds!
Book Dinner at Proof
Des Moines, Iowa
October 5, 2018
I’ll be returning to Proof on 1301 Locust St. in downtown Des Moines for another awesome book dinner with Chef Sean Wilson. We’ll feature lots of small game, and each ticket will get a copy of Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail. Cost and menu TBD.
Cooking Demo at Hotel Kirkwood
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
October 6, 2018
I’ll be walking you through some key techniques for cooking small game, as well as answering your wild game cooking questions, at the Hotel Kirkwood on 7725 SW Kirkwood Blvd. in Cedar Rapids. Details TBD.
LaCrosse Book Dinner at The Charmant
October 20, 2018
Finally getting myself to LaCrosse, Wisconsin! We’ll be doing a book signing party on the roof of The Charmant Hotel, with small plates and beer pairings. Everyone’s ticket comes with a signed book. Details and cost TBD.
Madison Book Dinner at Forequarter
October 21, 2018
I’ll be back at Forequarter, my favorite restaurant in Madison, where I went to college – Go Badgers!! This dinner is always a highlight of the book tour, and it will not disappoint! Everyone’s reservation ticket comes with a signed book. Details and cost TBD.
Cedarburg Beer Bash
October 22, 2018
Beer. Books. Food. What’s not to love? I’ll be returning to the Fermentorium, home of awesome beers, for another beer dinner and general debauchery. Everyone’s ticket comes with a signed book. Details and cost TBD.
Chicago Book Dinner at Vie
Western Springs, Illinois
October 23, 2018
Ah, Vie. This will be my third book dinner here, and Chef Paul Virant’s Michelin-star quality food is not to be missed. This will be a dinner to remember. Everyone’s ticket comes with a signed book. Details and cost TBD.
Cincinnati Book Dinner
October 24, 2018
Finally getting myself to Cincinnati! But it will be with an old friend, Chef Ned Elliott of Foreign & Domestic. That restaurant originated in Austin, Texas, but Ned came home to Cincinnati to open another one — and that’s all it took me to book a dinner there. Ned’s food is innovative and hyper-local, so expect a fall feast. Everyone’s ticket comes with a signed book. Details and cost TBD.
Storytelling and Book Signing in Columbus
October 27, 2018
I’ll be talking about wild game and fish at the Filson sporting goods store, 3980 Easton Station, P107, answering questions and signing books. This is a free event, but there will be an RSVP link up soon – they need to know how much beer and snacks to get!
Columbus Book Dinner
October 28, 2018
I couldn’t leave Columbus without doing a book dinner. This one will be at Wolf’s Ridge Brewing, and will be a full-on small game feast, all with special beer pairings. Everyone’s ticket comes with a signed book. Details and cost TBD.
Pittsburgh Book Dinner at Cure
October 29, 2018
We’ll be celebrating small game – and cured meats – at Cure for a book dinner on October 29. Everyone’s ticket comes with a signed book. Details and cost TBD.
Michigan Book Dinner
November 1, 2018
Back at Red Haven again! These folks do such a fantastic job, and the crowd is so great, that I can’t not return here! Everyone’s ticket comes with a signed book. Details and cost TBD.
Denver Book Dinner
November 14, 2018
I’ve had such a great time at Old Major in Denver, I had to come back! This time we’ll be featuring birds and small game, but expect a few surprises. Everyone’s ticket comes with a signed book. Details and cost TBD.
Kansas Ringneck Classic
November 16, 2018
I’ll be hunting, talking small game, and maybe even doing a little cooking at the annual Kansas Ringneck Classic. Details TBD.
Maryland Small Game Seminar
November 29, 2018
I will be returning to Washington College on the Eastern Shore to talk about small game, answer any questions you might have on wild game or fish, and of course sign books, which I will be selling at a discount. Details TBD.
Arizona Quail Festival
December 8, 2018
I’ll be hunting, talking small game, and maybe even doing a little cooking at the annual Arizona Quail Festival. Details TBD.
Arizona Quail Festival
December 8, 2018
I’ll be hunting, talking small game, and maybe even doing a little cooking at the annual Arizona Quail Festival. Details TBD.