Plus, this week's Event Menu!
Austinites will have the opportunity to choose their favorite local margarita at BOBaritaville, a local margarita celebration and tasting contest in Waterloo Park sponsored by BOB-FM 103.5 and benefiting the Austin Children's Shelter. At least 25 area restaurants, bars, and hotels will participate in the margarita competition, and a panel of judges (including some Chronicle Food writers) will select the best margarita in Austin through blind taste-tests. Party guests can dance to live music and vote on the People's Choice award for their favorite libation. Contestants are encouraged to decorate their booths to demonstrate the unique character of their enterprise and take a shot at the Showmanship Award. Concessions will include margaritas, beer, nonalcoholic beverages, and dishes from several local restaurants. The winning business will receive a trophy and $6,000 worth of advertising spots on BOB-FM, while the Showmanship Award winner gets a trophy and $3,000 worth of advertising. The party is open to guests 21 and older, and tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the gate; 2-8pm, Saturday, May 27. Local animal rescue activists Tony Romano and Allison Schmidt and their ailing pooch Curly could use some help with mounting veterinary expenses, so the nice folks at Woody's South (321 W. Ben White, 851-9663) are throwing them a fundraiser. The event will include live music by Black Molly and the Archibalds, a silent auction, plus the sale of handmade dog treats, dog-motif T-shirts, and hand-painted pet portraits by Paige Moore. Woody's will donate a percentage of all bratwurst sales that day to the Curly Fund. Well-behaved dogs on leashes will be welcome on the patio; 4-7pm, Saturday, May 27.
Event Menu: May 27-June 1
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