Thanksgiving Dining, Intero Opens Poeta, Boggy Creek Farm Goes Theatrical, Eastciders Gets Pumped, Taco Mafia’s on the Air, and More

All the news that’s fit to get your taste buds quivering

Here’s some of what's happening in Austin's culinary scene – as wrangled from numerous PR releases, words on the digital street, and even the occasional (verified) IRL eavesdroppings.

Chef Michael Fojtasek brings Prime Rib Fridays to Maie Day

Yes, it’s your “Food News Buffet” for the second week of November.

Gobble-gobble, citizen! Turkeyday is coming up fast, of course, and we’ve gathered a fine mess of dining options for you right here.

Krystal Craig and Ian Thurwachter, those culinary savants of Intero on E. Cesar Chavez, are opening an all-day Italian diner called Poeta – in the Frances Modern Inn (1123 E. 11th) – in December. The elegant new venue, presided over by chef Kevin Donovan, will be open seven days a week, featuring a sumptuous menu supercharged with happy hour and antipasti specials daily (3-5pm) and weekend brunch (10am-3pm)…

Sublime Paradigm Supper Club is presenting a musical foodie adventure with the unveiling of "Fables From the Farm," an immersive show crafted by local artist Jade Fusco. Set at Austin's oldest regenerative urban farm, Boggy Creek Farm (3414 Lyons), this event (Nov. 18-19: Sat., 1pm; Sun., noon and 3pm) is an afternoon of musical moments, storytelling, and ritual theatre – paired with a delectable seven-course, farm-to-table tasting tour. Find more info on their Instagram

This city’s beloved Austin Eastciders team has officially partnered with Blake’s Hard Cider out of Michigan, looking to, you know, leverage brand synergy and alla that happy biz-talk stuff. But, fear not: Eastciders isn’t leaving Texas – their excellent Collaboratory’s going strong at 979 Springdale – and the product (those tasty, tasty ciders) will remain unchanged…

The nixtamalization will be televised! Our sudsy friends at Meanwhile Brewing (3901 Promontory Point) are hosting watch parties for the local PBS series Taco Mafia, which follows the exploits of the gustatory wizards behind Nixta Taqueria, Cuantos Tacos, and Discada. Catch the action at Meanwhile on Monday nights, 6pm, through Nov. 27…

Komé, that exemplary bastion of sushi and much more Japanese goodness on Airport, is hosting Sake! Sip & Savor flights from Nov. 18 to Dec. 1, offering “a journey into the world of sake and its unique flavors and cultural significance”…

Amber McCullough and Kris Carpenter of Lass Haüs Ales (Photo by Jana Birchum)

Let’s see – what else, what else? Christina Garcia takes a look at “The Only All-Woman-Owned-and-Brewed Beer in Austin”… Haris Qureshi reports on the expansion of popular coffee shop Figure 8… photographer David Brendan Hall reveals a gallery of 60 images from last week’s Austin Food & Wine Festival… ahhhhh, we told you this was in the works, and now, yes: The second location of beloved El Alma Cafe y Cantina is open at 4521 West Gate – and you don’t want to miss out on that Chuleta en Coca-Cola sous vide

WUXTRY! Chef Michael Fojtasek’s got those $19 Prime Rib Fridays (11am-1pm) in full swing for lunchtime dining at his Maie Day venue in the South Congress Hotel (1603 S. Congress), and, boy howdy, that’s some damn fine eating…

Now eat as well as you can, tip like it’s going out of style, and wonder, however briefly, if “bird” really is the word.

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