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Today's Austin food news

Isla (photo by Jana Birchum)

Rum tastings, culinary road trips, and more in today's food news.

The Dominican Republic’s Brugal Rum is teaming up with BFF bars Péché and Isla for two evenings of rumology. But you better be a rum runner if you want in. The rum 101 classes are both complimentary to the first 25 guests (the tasting starts at 6:30pm sharp). Those who show up late will be unceremoniously kicked to the curb (or given a free cocktail and directed to the next event, same diff). Péché hosts today, and Isla raises their glass Tuesday.


The Jaleberry Goes Pink (photo courtesy of Searsucker)
Two Austin restaurants are pitching in to fight cancer. Searsucker is turning their Jaleberry Strawpeno cocktail into the Jaleberry Goes Pink during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All October, $1 of every Jaleberry sold will be donated to the local chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Meanwhile, the Hightower is donating 25% of this week’s lunch sales to ColorCancer, an organization that helps with at-home suppliers for patients in need.
Apis (photo by John Anderson)
We know that going to eat out at Apis Restaurant & Apiary is like the freeway scene in Clueless, but instead of having sex with Donald Faison, you get to eat a delicious meal. We also know our analogies could use some work. Regardless, Apis is taking the scary drive out of the equation and going straight Faison with a new prix fixe package. Starting this Wednesday through November 18, the buzzy eatery is partnering with Vintage Innovations to offer a ride out to Spicewood on Willie Nelson's Family Band tour bus. The $150 ticket includes all tax and gratuities, the bus ride, a welcome cocktail, and a three-course dinner. Make reservations on Monday before 8pm at 512/436-8918.
Kitchen Underground’s Elizabeth Winslow, whose beautiful Winslow + co site makes a bunch of carrots look like a Judith Leiber miniaudiere, is teaching three classes at Métier Cooks Supply in October. First up is a pasta making course that covers all the basics, including sauce. Later in the month, Winslow tackles apples and pies. More details and tickets available here.

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