Last Chance for TMBBQ Fest

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photo by Jeff Amador Courtesy of TMBBQ Fest

Kitchen Underground takes on gumbo, Austin Beer Guide takes to the streets, and more in your afternoon food news.

You might want to sit down for this one. As hard as it may be to believe, there are still a handful of tickets available for this Sunday’s TMBBQ Fest at the Long Center Terrace. Curated from Texas Monthly barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn’s annual Top 50 BBQ Joints list, the fest features mind-blowing smoked meats from the best eateries around the state, including your best chance to eat Franklin Barbecue without waiting in an hours-long line. Full details and tickets at the link.


Now that the weather is cooling down, that could mean one thing: footie pajamas. Well maybe that and gumbo. And although the folks at Hops & Grain can’t help you with the former, they can help you with the latter. On Monday, Nov. 9, the brewery will be hosting Kitchen Underground chef and food writer Maggie Perkins, who will teach you how to make a mean chicken and andouille gumbo. You will roux the day if you don’t attend.


photo by John Anderson
Wine genius Paula Rester has returned to Austin and the La Corsha Hospitality Group (Second Bar + Kitchen, Congress, Bar Congress, Green Pastures, and the upcoming Boiler Nine Bar + Grill), where she will be curating their various eatery’s wine lists as the company's wine director. Rester was previously the captain and sommelier of Congress before moving to New York to work as the sommelier at Maialino, the Italian restaurant from Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group. Although we are sure that New York will miss her near-encyclopedic knowledge, we’re totally #sorrynotsorry.


Does your usual exercise routine involve chasing after the can that dislodged from your six pack? If so, the folks behind Austin Beer Guide are your spiritual Richard Simmons. Get your shortest shorts and sparkliest tank tops out for their #CraftSlacker Bike Pub Crawl on Sunday, Nov. 1. The tour de pants travels from Ozone Bike Dept. to final destination the Draught House with plenty of stops on the way. festivities begin at 1pm. Full details here.
photo by John Anderson
The warlocks over at Noble Sandwich Co. will be one of five nationwide restaurants taking part in the very first Signature Sandwich Swatch to benefit Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign. Every week in November, the fantastic five will swap sandwiches – donating $1 of each special sold to the campaign. Joining the Noble endeavor is Charleston’s Butcher & Bee, New York’s No. 7 Sub, Portland’s Bunk, and Ann Arbor’s Zingerman’s.

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