Event Menu

Jan. 7-10

• The Tailgatin' for the Title party on the patio at Jack Allen's Kitchen (7720 Hwy. 71 W.) happens rain or shine, with crispy whole 'Bama pig, Bevo's BBQ Rib Sliders, gumbo, chicken wings ($10 for food), Burnt Orange Mar­ga­ritas, and frozen Texas tea. Thursday, Jan. 7, 3pm.

• Put on that lamé jumpsuit and celebrate what would be Elvis Presley's 75th birthday at your favorite Chuy's outlet (five area locations, www.chuys.com) with green chile fried chicken or an Elvis Memorial Combo. Show up dressed as Priscilla or the King and eat for free! Friday, Jan. 8, all day.

• Spicewood's Cuvée Coffee Roasting Co. joins the Specialty Coffee Assoc­i­a­tion of America in co-hosting the annual South Central Regional Barista Championship at the Sheraton Austin (701 E. 11th). Winning regional baristas go on to compete at the national level later in the year. See full schedule and info at www.usbaristachampionship.org. Friday-Sunday, Jan. 8-10.

• Local chili chefs have until 9pm, Thursday, Jan. 7, to enter the fourth annual Jo's Chili Cold Blood Chili Cook Off at Jo's (1300 S. Congress, 444-3800). Contestants will be assigned spaces in the Hotel San José parking lot and prepare 4 to 5 gallons of chili for contest judging and paid crowd samples. Proceeds benefit Caritas of Austin; festivities will include live music and dancing. For complete details and to register, go to www.joscoffee.com, call the Hotel San José at 852-2391, or contact Chuck Lindsey at chuck@joscoffee.com. Saturday, Jan. 9, 8am-4pm.

• Monica Caivano of EsquinaTango and Laura Pellegrino of Tango in Texas join in presenting a weekly milonga, or tango social, at Annies Cafe & Bar (319 Congress, 472-1884, www.anniescafebar.com). Each evening begins with mini dance lessons, and live musicians will alternate with DJs. Wednesdays, 7pm.

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