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.
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.
September 24, 2018
I’ll be returning to my friend Chef John Gurnee’s restaurant Drake for a small game feast in Bend, Oregon. Cost is $85 per person, and that includes a signed copy of “Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail.”
Call the restaurant at (541) 306-3366 to make your reservations!
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 and tickets are available here.
Portland Cooking Demo and Book Signing
September 28, 2018
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! RSVP here so I know how many books to bring.
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. Details and reservation information are here.
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. Register here. Everyone who attends gets a signed copy of the book!
Minneapolis Book Party
October 8, 2018
Swing on by Fulton Brewing in Minneapolis for our Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail book party! We’ll have book-inspired food specials, signed books, and maybe, just maybe, a very special beer brewed just for the party. I’ll be selling the book at a discount, too. You won’t want to miss this event. No cover charge, just show up.
Twin Cities Book Dinner
October 9, 2018
I am teaming up again with James Beard Award winning chef Lenny Russo for a small game book dinner — this time at his new restaurant 925 at Hotel Landing in Wayzata. Details are TBD, but seating will be very limited for what will be a meal to remember! Stay tuned for more details.
Fargo Book Party
Fargo, North Dakota
October 10, 2018
Heading back to Fargo, where I was blown away at the skill of Chef Ryan Nitchske — well, he’s at Luna now, and will be cooking up a small game feast! Everyone’s ticket comes with a signed book. Details and cost TBD.
Governor’s Pheasant Opener
October 12-13, 2018
I’ll be a guest at the Governor’s Pheasant Opener in Luverne. I won’t be taking the spotlight at this event, but it is open, so check out the details here.
South Dakota Book Party and Beer Bash
Valley Springs, South Dakota
October 13, 2018
Right after the Governor’s pheasant hunt I’ll be setting up shop signing books at A Homestead Brewing in nearby Valley Springs for a book signing, beer party with food truck food inspired by Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail. Cost is TBD, but it’ll be open to the public, no tickets needed. See you there!
LaCrosse Book Dinner at The Charmant
October 20, 2018
Finally getting myself to LaCrosse, Wisconsin! We’ll be doing a book signing dinner at The Charmant Hotel. Everyone’s ticket comes with a signed book. Details of the evening are here, and you can reserve your spot here.
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. Here’s the tentative menu:
- Confit of pheasant, spinach, fermented aronia-apple vinaigrette with shaved parsni and apple
- Braised Quail pierogis with a cranberry-quail sauce and hen of the woods mushrooms
- Buttermilk Fried Rabbit, apple slaw and maple-cayenne syrup
- Sorghum Ice Cream, fried quail skin and hazelnut crumble
Cost is $75 for dinner and a signed copy of the book. Make your reservation by calling Forequarter at 608/609-4717.
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 party 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. Cost will be .
Indiana Beer Bash
Fort Wayne, Indiana
October 25, 2018
At last, my first ever book event in Indiana! I will be signing books and drinking beers at Trubble Brewing in Fort Wayne the evening of the 25th. We’ll have food specials based on the cookbook, and lots of craft beer. This is a free event, so swing by, get a beer and a book, and have some food! See you there.
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.
Storytelling and Book Signing in Detroit
November 2, 2018
I’ll be talking about wild game and fish at the Filson sporting goods store, 441 W Canfield St, 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!
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. Cost is $75 for a four course meal plus the book. Make your reservation (for whatever time is best for you) here.
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.
Washington DC Book Dinner
November 30, 2018
I will be teaming up with my friend Liam LaCivita at his new restaurant Via Umbria for a small game feast Italian style! Details TBD, but everyone who attends will get a signed copy of the book.
Richmond Cooking Demo
December 1, 2018
Love Richmond, the Holy City! Happy to be signing books and demonstrating some of my poultry cooking techniques in Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail at Mise en Place in downtown Richmond. Details on the class TBD, but it will be very limited! Stay tuned.
Homecoming Book Dinner
December 9, 2018
This is it, the LAST book dinner of the season! I will return home to Sacramento to team up with my friend Chef Oliver Ridgeway at his new restaurant Camden Spit & Larder for a holiday feast! Menu and cost TBD, but everyone who comes will get a signed copy of the book!