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    Easy Tiger at the Linc: Grand Opening

    Sure, we've spent a lot of time snarking about how the former Lincoln Village complex rebranded itself with the heyyyyy-we're-so-casually-hip appellation "The Linc" a few years ago. We've been cracking wise about it even though the rambling mall is home to the Austin Film Society cinema we love so much. Because, what else did it have? A Pluckers? Ha!

    But then came that excellent Peruvian restaurant Lima Criolla into the same complex, and we were like, uh, OK, hold on just a second.

    And then, most recently, Tio Pepe Chicken opened its Portuguese-inflected doors to birdy heaven in that very Linc.

    And now we're just gonna STFU and embrace the area's corporately cute name – because next week the expansion of Downtown's brilliant bakery-and-brewpub Easy Tiger is opening in the Linc, and we've had a sneak peek at it, and we're thinking that, no matter what you call that commercial development between ACC Highland and I-35, by now it should be one of your best friends. Even just because of that big new Tiger all by itself: The new digs boast more of the same thirst-quenching beers and other adult beverages, ditto for delectable culinary creations – the pastries to die for, those big soft pretzels, charcuterie and loaves of bread and sandwiches like they probably serve in Valhalla – all the things that Easy Tiger's become known for. And now the venue's infrastructure is a soaring Furman + Keil-designed store and outdoor biergarten (full bar, gorgeous dining tables, Ping-Pong rigs), and their grand opening is this weekend, and, tbh, we just want to hang out there all the livelong day and night, forever, and the rest of the world and its stress-o-matic bullshit can go to hell.

    Grand opening: Dec. 8-9. Sat., 7am-2am (bake shop), 11am-2am (beer garden); Sun., 7am-12mid (bake shop), 11am-12mid (beer garden)
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    Fresa's Holiday Menu Preordering

    Fresa's, that local powerhouse of Mexican-inflected sabor – is offering a special menu this holiday season, featuring tamales (chicken tinga or black bean & cheese) and a variety of tasty desserts – and you can preorder the goods online for your own fête as of … right now! (Note: Same-day orders can be placed December 22-24, from 11am until they're sold out.)
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    Gibson Street Bar Gets Jolly With It

    And now that rockin' Gibson on South Lamar joins in with the jiggery jingles, featuring over-the-top holiday decor (a totally Instagrammable sleigh, FFS) and a slate of seasonal libations. (We're partial to the so-called Rum-Pa-Pa-Pum, because a mix of Sailor Jerry's, cinnamon-brown-sugar butter, clove, and honey is, woooo, powerfully delicious.) Bonus: live music from the Misfit Toys on Wednesday nights.
    Through Dec. 31
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    Goodall's Afternoon Tea

    Mmmmm, sip your weekend afternoons away with a selection of organic blends from Austin-based Zhi Teas and an assortment of traditional tea sandwiches, pastries, and confectionary sweets.
    Saturdays & Sundays, 3-5pm.. $15-25.
    Goodall's Kitchen, 1900 Rio Grande, at the Hotel Ella, 512/628-4200
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    Lone Star Farmers Market at Hill Country Galleria

    Sundays, 10am-2pm.
    12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave
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    Miracle on 5th Street

    The Roosevelt Room & the Eleanor have teamed up for this second annual holiday pop-up bar, transforming the space to look like a classic family living room on Christmas morning. There's also a ski lodge on the dance floor and a mountain summit on the mezzanine. Snag a special holiday drink and explore.
    Through Dec. 29  
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    Nickel City: Sippin' Santa

    Wait, Nickel City has done what? Turned itself into a sort of tiki-powered Polynesian holiday wonderland? Yes, until the year's end – with a raft of new themed cocktails among the classic oceanic gewgaws. (Kris Kringle Colada, anyone? How about a Rudolph Shoots the Curl?) And they'll be hosting a luau party every Saturday in December. Bonus: 10% of all sales go to Action Against Hunger.
    Through Dec. 31
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