Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmer's markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of September 14, 2017

Thursday 14

ALDRICH STREET GRAND OPENING STREET FAIR Celebrate the grand opening of Mueller's newest dining, entertainment, and retail district with poptails, refreshing beer samples, delicious food samples, a hand-pulled mozzarella demonstration, henna tattoo artists, giant Jenga, dominoes, ladder ball, a ring toss and other giveaways/activities. Thu., Sept. 14, 7-10pm. (2017) Aldrich Street District in Mueller.

AUSTIN BEERWORKS BEER DINNER The Hightower and Austin Beerworks team up for a five-course paired beer dinner that will include Austin Beerworks newest brew, a Bière de Garde named Garde Tower. Thu., Sept. 14, 6:30-9pm. (2017) The Hightower. thehightower.com/

CAPITOL HILL SERIES A ceremonial tapping of the Elysian Brewing's Cedrela Odorata beer and a toast from lead brewer Hiawatha Rhyans – plus live music from Löwin and A. Sinclair. Proceeds from Cedrela Odorata sold during the event will go directly to the American Red Cross to help fund the recovery effort in Houston. Thu., Sept. 14, 7pm. (2017) Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden, 79 Rainey, 512/386-1656. www.bangersaustin.com

CHOCOLATE TASTING CLASS (WITH BROWNIES!) Celebrate food writer Megan Giller's new book, Bean-to-Bar Chocolate: America's Craft Chocolate Revolution, with a guided chocolate tasting. You'll learn about the flavors, aromas, and characteristic notes of single-origin, bean-to-bar chocolates. Wed., Sept. 13 - Thu., Sept. 14, 8:30pm. (2017) TIE: Central Market North Cooking School; Central Market North, Central Market North Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1014; Central Market North, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1000. $55. www.centralmarket.com

FLYING SAUCER HURRICANE RELIEF Throughout September, cash donations for hurricane relief will be accepted in-store. On each Wednesday, 100% of proceeds from a selected keg tapping will be donated to the relief fund. Until Sep. 17, Saucer will choose a "Harvey beer" of the day, for which $2 of each sale will be donated to the relief fund. Wed., Sept. 6 - Sat., Sept. 30, (2017) Flying Saucer. www.beerknurd.com

HOPDODDY HURRICANE RELIEF All September long, all Hopdoddy locations will donate $1 for every Goodnight/Good Cause burger sold to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. On September 4-5, all sales from the burger will be donated along with $1, up to $10,000, for every drink made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Fri., Sept. 1 - Sat., Sept. 30, (2017) All Hopdoddy Burger Bar locations. www.hopdoddy.com

KERBEY HARVEY RELIEF Through the end of September, Kerbey Lane Cafe will donate $1 from every crispy chicken Benedict and green chile mac & cheese sold at its seven locations to the Austin Community Foundation Central Texas Long-Term Hurricane Recovery Fund. Wed., Sept. 6 - Sat., Sept. 30, (2017) All Kerbey Lane locations. www.kerbeylanecafe.com

LICK HONEST ICE CREAMS HURRICANE RELIEF Lick Honest Ice Creams is donating 100% of proceeds from their Texas Sheet Cake pints sold at all of their shops to the American Red Cross throughout September. Fri., Sept. 1 - Sat., Sept. 30, (2017) All Lick Honest Ice Creams locations. www.ilikelick.com

SEVEN GRAND WHISKEY BAR AND LAS PERLAS MEZCALERIA GRAND OPENING Say hello to two of Austin's newest bars with a spirits emporium, drink specials, a whole hog roast, and more. Thu., Sept. 14, 5pm. (2017) TIE: Seven Grand; Las Perlas Mezcaleria, Seven Grand, 405 E. Seventh, 512/520-4582; Las Perlas Mezcaleria, 405 E. Seventh, 512/906-0143. www.sevengrandaustin.com

TEXAS TIKI WEEK Celebrate tiki cocktails and culture at participating bars. Mon.-Sun., Sept. 11-17 Various locations. www.texastikiweek.com

TINY PIES HOUSTON FOOD BANK FUNDRAISER $1 of every Texas Two Step Tiny Pie sold will be donated to the Houston Food Bank. Wed., Sept. 6 - Sat., Sept. 30, (2017) Tiny Pies, both locations. www.tinypies.com

UNDERGROUND CHOCOLATE SALON Preorder Megan Giller's new book, Bean-to-Bar Chocolate: America's Craft Chocolate Revolution, send a copy of the recipe to megan@chocolatenoise.com, then taste bars from Amano Artisan Chocolate, Askinosie Chocolate, Fresco Chocolate, and Srsly chocolate as well as single-origin bonbons made by Chocolaterie Tessa. Thu., Sept. 14, 6:30-8pm. (2017) Chocolaterie Tessa. www.chocolaterietessa.com

Friday 15

FLOAT THE KEG FRIDAYS Enjoy beer samples from a variety of guest breweries. Fri., Sept. 15 - Fri., Sept. 22, 5pm. (2017) Little Woodrow's Sixth, 520 W. Sixth, 512/477-2337. www.littlewoodrows.com

FLYING SAUCER HURRICANE RELIEF Throughout September, cash donations for hurricane relief will be accepted in-store. On each Wednesday, 100% of proceeds from a selected keg tapping will be donated to the relief fund. Until Sep. 17, Saucer will choose a "Harvey beer" of the day, for which $2 of each sale will be donated to the relief fund. Wed., Sept. 6 - Sat., Sept. 30, (2017) Flying Saucer. www.beerknurd.com

HOPDODDY HURRICANE RELIEF All September long, all Hopdoddy locations will donate $1 for every Goodnight/Good Cause burger sold to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. On September 4-5, all sales from the burger will be donated along with $1, up to $10,000, for every drink made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Fri., Sept. 1 - Sat., Sept. 30, (2017) All Hopdoddy Burger Bar locations. www.hopdoddy.com

KERBEY HARVEY RELIEF Through the end of September, Kerbey Lane Cafe will donate $1 from every crispy chicken Benedict and green chile mac & cheese sold at its seven locations to the Austin Community Foundation Central Texas Long-Term Hurricane Recovery Fund. Wed., Sept. 6 - Sat., Sept. 30, (2017) All Kerbey Lane locations. www.kerbeylanecafe.com

LICK HONEST ICE CREAMS HURRICANE RELIEF Lick Honest Ice Creams is donating 100% of proceeds from their Texas Sheet Cake pints sold at all of their shops to the American Red Cross throughout September. Fri., Sept. 1 - Sat., Sept. 30, (2017) All Lick Honest Ice Creams locations. www.ilikelick.com

SUPPER FRIENDS WITH CHEF RENE DE LEON Four courses and passed apps in an intimate setting. Fri., Sept. 15, 7pm. (2017) Swoop House, 3012 Gonzales, 512/467-6600. 76.95. www.2dine4.com

TEXAS TIKI WEEK Celebrate tiki cocktails and culture at participating bars. Mon.-Sun., Sept. 11-17 Various locations. www.texastikiweek.com

TINY PIES HOUSTON FOOD BANK FUNDRAISER $1 of every Texas Two Step Tiny Pie sold will be donated to the Houston Food Bank. Wed., Sept. 6 - Sat., Sept. 30, (2017) Tiny Pies, both locations. www.tinypies.com

Saturday 16

FLYING SAUCER HURRICANE RELIEF Throughout September, cash donations for hurricane relief will be accepted in-store. On each Wednesday, 100% of proceeds from a selected keg tapping will be donated to the relief fund. Until Sep. 17, Saucer will choose a "Harvey beer" of the day, for which $2 of each sale will be donated to the relief fund. Wed., Sept. 6 - Sat., Sept. 30, (2017) Flying Saucer. www.beerknurd.com

FRENCH RIVIERA COOKING CLASS Mediterranean niçoise salad, prosciutto-wrapped shrimp skewers with pesto dipping sauce, and more. Sat., Sept. 16, 5-7pm. (2017) Faraday's Kitchen Store, 12918 Shops Parkway #540, 512/266-5666. $65. www.faradayskitchenstore.com

GREEN CORN PROJECT FALL DIG-INS Help Green Corn Project in their mission of bringing nutritious, affordable food to all Austinites by volunteering to install a new garden or clean up an existing one. Sat., Sept. 9 - Sun., Oct. 1, 8:30am-1pm. (2017) Green Corn Project, PO Box 49468, Austin, TX 78765. www.greencornproject.org

HOPDODDY HURRICANE RELIEF All September long, all Hopdoddy locations will donate $1 for every Goodnight/Good Cause burger sold to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. On September 4-5, all sales from the burger will be donated along with $1, up to $10,000, for every drink made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Fri., Sept. 1 - Sat., Sept. 30, (2017) All Hopdoddy Burger Bar locations. www.hopdoddy.com

ICE CREAM SOCIAL Blenders & Bowls teams up with NadaMoo! to raise funds for Austin Pets Alive! Sat., Sept. 16, 11am-3pm. (2017) Blenders & Bowls, 206 E. Fourth. www.blendersandbowls.com

KERBEY HARVEY RELIEF Through the end of September, Kerbey Lane Cafe will donate $1 from every crispy chicken Benedict and green chile mac & cheese sold at its seven locations to the Austin Community Foundation Central Texas Long-Term Hurricane Recovery Fund. Wed., Sept. 6 - Sat., Sept. 30, (2017) All Kerbey Lane locations. www.kerbeylanecafe.com

LEROY & LEWIS POP-UP LeRoy & Lewis rolls up to Argus Cidery with a menu paired (and cooked with) cider. Sat., Sept. 16, 1-6pm. (2017) Argus Cidery, 12345 Pauls Valley Rd..

LICK HONEST ICE CREAMS HURRICANE RELIEF Lick Honest Ice Creams is donating 100% of proceeds from their Texas Sheet Cake pints sold at all of their shops to the American Red Cross throughout September. Fri., Sept. 1 - Sat., Sept. 30, (2017) All Lick Honest Ice Creams locations. www.ilikelick.com

PLUCKERS BACK TO SCHOOL BASH Compete in a Rock, Paper, Scissors tournament before the broadcast of the UT vs. USC game for a chance to win tickets to the UT vs. OU game in October – plus $2 Coors Light pints during the game. Sat., Sept. 16, 7:30pm. (2017) Pluckers Wing Bar, 2222 Rio Grande, 512/469-9464. www.pluckers.com

TAILGATE AT THE BACKYARD On every away game in the UT season, join Texas Exes Austin Chapter for activities and food & drinks. Pre-game with a Bloody Mary bar, themed cocktails, craft brews, and signature tacos from backYARD’s airstream. Plus, a livestream of the game on a big screen. Sat., Sept. 16 - Sat., Nov. 18, 6:30pm-1am. (2017) Backyard at Waller Creek, 701 E. 11th.

TEXAS TIKI WEEK Celebrate tiki cocktails and culture at participating bars. Mon.-Sun., Sept. 11-17 Various locations. www.texastikiweek.com

TINY PIES HOUSTON FOOD BANK FUNDRAISER $1 of every Texas Two Step Tiny Pie sold will be donated to the Houston Food Bank. Wed., Sept. 6 - Sat., Sept. 30, (2017) Tiny Pies, both locations. www.tinypies.com

WHISKIES OF THE WORLD Seminars from brand ambassadors, special appearances from distillers, food pairings, cigar pairings on an outside patio, and samples of more than 200 whiskies from around the world. Sat., Sept. 16, 6-9pm. (2017) JW Marriott Austin, 110 E. Second. $120 ($145 VIP). www.whiskiesoftheworld.com/austin

ZUCCHINI KILL BAKERY GRAND OPENING Celebrate the opening of Austin's newest (vegan, gluten-free) bakery with free beer, a cupcake eating contest, a raffle, and more. Sat., Sept. 16, 6-9pm. (2017) Zucchini Kill, 701 E. 53rd, 737/215-5936. https://www.zucchinikill.com/

Sunday 17

ANTONELLI'S CHEESE SHOP WINE & CHEESE PAIRING CLASS Try six artisanal cheeses from Antonelli's with six Fall Creek wines. Sun., Sept. 17, 4-6pm. (2017) Fall Creek Vineyards Driftwood, 18059 FM 1826, Driftwood, 512/858-4050. $55. www.fcv.com/events

CHOCOLATE, BEER, AND BANDS BOOK RELEASE PARTY Celebrate food writer Megan Giller's new book, Bean-to-Bar Chocolate: America's Craft Chocolate Revolution, with chocolate, beer, and bands. Sun., Sept. 17, 1-5pm. (2017) Hops & Grain Brewery, 507 Calles, 512/537-9756. www.hopsandgrain.com

FLYING SAUCER HURRICANE RELIEF Throughout September, cash donations for hurricane relief will be accepted in-store. On each Wednesday, 100% of proceeds from a selected keg tapping will be donated to the relief fund. Until Sep. 17, Saucer will choose a "Harvey beer" of the day, for which $2 of each sale will be donated to the relief fund. Wed., Sept. 6 - Sat., Sept. 30, (2017) Flying Saucer. www.beerknurd.com

FRANKLIN BACKYARD BBQ The folks at Franklin are throwing a pop-up to benefit those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Come early before they sell out and stay for the all-day happy hour. Sun., Sept. 17 - Sun., Sept. 24, 11am. (2017) Mohawk, 912 Red River, 512/666-0877. $30. www.mohawkaustin.com

GOSPEL BRUNCH SUNDAYS WITH GUY FORSYTH Live music, brunch specials, craft beer, and specialty cocktails. Sun., Sept. 3 - Sun., Sept. 24, 2-5pm. (2017) Treaty Oak Distilling, 16604 Fitzhugh Rd., Dripping Springs. www.treatyoakdistilling.com

GREEN CORN PROJECT FALL DIG-INS Help Green Corn Project in their mission of bringing nutritious, affordable food to all Austinites by volunteering to install a new garden or clean up an existing one. Sat., Sept. 9 - Sun., Oct. 1, 8:30am-1pm. (2017) Green Corn Project, PO Box 49468, Austin, TX 78765. www.greencornproject.org

HOPDODDY HURRICANE RELIEF All September long, all Hopdoddy locations will donate $1 for every Goodnight/Good Cause burger sold to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. On September 4-5, all sales from the burger will be donated along with $1, up to $10,000, for every drink made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Fri., Sept. 1 - Sat., Sept. 30, (2017) All Hopdoddy Burger Bar locations. www.hopdoddy.com

KERBEY HARVEY RELIEF Through the end of September, Kerbey Lane Cafe will donate $1 from every crispy chicken Benedict and green chile mac & cheese sold at its seven locations to the Austin Community Foundation Central Texas Long-Term Hurricane Recovery Fund. Wed., Sept. 6 - Sat., Sept. 30, (2017) All Kerbey Lane locations. www.kerbeylanecafe.com

LICK HONEST ICE CREAMS HURRICANE RELIEF Lick Honest Ice Creams is donating 100% of proceeds from their Texas Sheet Cake pints sold at all of their shops to the American Red Cross throughout September. Fri., Sept. 1 - Sat., Sept. 30, (2017) All Lick Honest Ice Creams locations. www.ilikelick.com

TEXAS TIKI WEEK Celebrate tiki cocktails and culture at participating bars. Mon.-Sun., Sept. 11-17 Various locations. www.texastikiweek.com

TINY PIES HOUSTON FOOD BANK FUNDRAISER $1 of every Texas Two Step Tiny Pie sold will be donated to the Houston Food Bank. Wed., Sept. 6 - Sat., Sept. 30, (2017) Tiny Pies, both locations. www.tinypies.com

WINE & CHEESE PAIRING CLASS Enjoy six Fall Creek Wines paired with six artisanal cheeses from Antonelli's Cheese Shop. Sun., Sept. 17, 4-6pm. (2017) Fall Creek Vineyards Driftwood, 18059 FM 1826, Driftwood, 512/858-4050. $55. www.fcv.com

Monday 18

FLYING SAUCER HURRICANE RELIEF Throughout September, cash donations for hurricane relief will be accepted in-store. On each Wednesday, 100% of proceeds from a selected keg tapping will be donated to the relief fund. Until Sep. 17, Saucer will choose a "Harvey beer" of the day, for which $2 of each sale will be donated to the relief fund. Wed., Sept. 6 - Sat., Sept. 30, (2017) Flying Saucer. www.beerknurd.com

GUILD POP-UP Be one of the first to try out Chameleon Group's new seafood-focused concept. Mon., Sept. 18, 6-10:30pm. (2017) Counter 3. Five. VII. $60. www.counter3fivevii.com

HOPDODDY HURRICANE RELIEF All September long, all Hopdoddy locations will donate $1 for every Goodnight/Good Cause burger sold to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. On September 4-5, all sales from the burger will be donated along with $1, up to $10,000, for every drink made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Fri., Sept. 1 - Sat., Sept. 30, (2017) All Hopdoddy Burger Bar locations. www.hopdoddy.com

KERBEY HARVEY RELIEF Through the end of September, Kerbey Lane Cafe will donate $1 from every crispy chicken Benedict and green chile mac & cheese sold at its seven locations to the Austin Community Foundation Central Texas Long-Term Hurricane Recovery Fund. Wed., Sept. 6 - Sat., Sept. 30, (2017) All Kerbey Lane locations. www.kerbeylanecafe.com

LICK HONEST ICE CREAMS HURRICANE RELIEF Lick Honest Ice Creams is donating 100% of proceeds from their Texas Sheet Cake pints sold at all of their shops to the American Red Cross throughout September. Fri., Sept. 1 - Sat., Sept. 30, (2017) All Lick Honest Ice Creams locations. www.ilikelick.com

TINY PIES HOUSTON FOOD BANK FUNDRAISER $1 of every Texas Two Step Tiny Pie sold will be donated to the Houston Food Bank. Wed., Sept. 6 - Sat., Sept. 30, (2017) Tiny Pies, both locations. www.tinypies.com

Tuesday 19

FLAVORS OF MEXICO: TEQUILAS & TAQUITOS Chefs Alma Alcocer and Jeff Martinez present a multicourse Mexican seafood dinner. Tue., Sept. 19, 7:30-10pm. (2017) Alcomar. $55. www.alcomaratx.com

FLYING SAUCER HURRICANE RELIEF Throughout September, cash donations for hurricane relief will be accepted in-store. On each Wednesday, 100% of proceeds from a selected keg tapping will be donated to the relief fund. Until Sep. 17, Saucer will choose a "Harvey beer" of the day, for which $2 of each sale will be donated to the relief fund. Wed., Sept. 6 - Sat., Sept. 30, (2017) Flying Saucer. www.beerknurd.com

HATCH GREEN CHILE COOKING CLASS Celebrate the bounty of Hatch chiles available in late summer. Tue., Sept. 19, 6-8pm. (2017) Faraday's Kitchen Store, 12918 Shops Parkway #540, 512/266-5666. www.faradayskitchenstore.com

HOPDODDY HURRICANE RELIEF All September long, all Hopdoddy locations will donate $1 for every Goodnight/Good Cause burger sold to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. On September 4-5, all sales from the burger will be donated along with $1, up to $10,000, for every drink made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Fri., Sept. 1 - Sat., Sept. 30, (2017) All Hopdoddy Burger Bar locations. www.hopdoddy.com

KERBEY HARVEY RELIEF Through the end of September, Kerbey Lane Cafe will donate $1 from every crispy chicken Benedict and green chile mac & cheese sold at its seven locations to the Austin Community Foundation Central Texas Long-Term Hurricane Recovery Fund. Wed., Sept. 6 - Sat., Sept. 30, (2017) All Kerbey Lane locations. www.kerbeylanecafe.com

LICK HONEST ICE CREAMS HURRICANE RELIEF Lick Honest Ice Creams is donating 100% of proceeds from their Texas Sheet Cake pints sold at all of their shops to the American Red Cross throughout September. Fri., Sept. 1 - Sat., Sept. 30, (2017) All Lick Honest Ice Creams locations. www.ilikelick.com

TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY Avast! Shiver me timbers! Walk the plank! Parlay! Tue., Sept. 19, 7pm. (2017) Opal Divine's Penn Field. www.opaldivines.com

TINY PIES HOUSTON FOOD BANK FUNDRAISER $1 of every Texas Two Step Tiny Pie sold will be donated to the Houston Food Bank. Wed., Sept. 6 - Sat., Sept. 30, (2017) Tiny Pies, both locations. www.tinypies.com

Ongoing

BARTON CREEK FARMERS MARKET Saturdays, 9am-1pm Barton Creek Square, 2901 Capital of TX Hwy. S., 512/327-7040. www.bartoncreekfarmersmarket.org

HOPE FARMERS MARKET Sundays, 11am-3pm Plaza Saltillo, 412 Comal, 512/727-8363. www.hopefarmersmarket.org

LONE STAR FARMERS’ MARKET Sundays, 10am-2pm 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. www.lonestarfarmersmarket.com

SFC SUNSET VALLEY FARMERS’ MARKET Saturdays, 9am-1pm Toney Burger Activity Center, 3200 Jones, 512/414-2096. www.sfcfarmersmarket.org

TEXAS FARMERS’ MARKET AT LAKELINE Saturdays, 9am-1pm Lakeline Mall, 11200 Lakeline Mall Dr., Cedar Park, 512/363-5700. www.texasfarmersmarket.org/lakeline

TEXAS FARMERS’ MARKET AT MUELLER Sundays, 10am-2pm Mueller Lake Park & Browning Hangar, 4209 Airport. www.texasfarmersmarket.org/mueller

BOGGY CREEK FARM STAND Wed.-Sat., 8am-1pm Boggy Creek Farm, 3414 Lyons, 512/926-4650. www.boggycreekfarm.com

SPRINGDALE FARM STAND Wednesdays & Saturdays, 9am-1pm Springdale Farm, 755 Springdale, 512/386-8899. www.springdalefarmaustin.com

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