Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

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

Thursday 14

EASY TIGER: HOLIDAY BREAD SPECIALS If people ever did live "by bread alone," it'd probably be on loaves from this lovely place. And now, just for the year's end, they're doughing it up all international holidaywise – with Stollen (Dec. 8-24), Swedish Saffron Buns (Dec. 9-13), Vörtbröd (Dec. 15-17; 22-24), and Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls (Dec. 15-24). Easy Tiger, The Linc, 6406 N. I-35 #1100, 512/494-4151. www.easytigerusa.com

EDIBLE HOLIDAY BAZAAR: SUPPORT WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES Two Hives Honey presents this market of women-owned local artisanal foodmongers – La Flaca, Springdale Handmade, Sheena's Pickles, Texas Keeper Cider, and more – offering their favorite edible gifts for you and yours. Bonus: live holiday caroling from Lamar Middle School Choir. Thu., Dec. 14, 7-9pm Two Hives Honey, 720 Bastrop Hwy. #307.

ICE CREAM FOR BLOOD We're not implying that Amy Simmons is a secret vampire or anything like that, but everyone who donates at a We Are Blood location or mobile drive in December will receive a voucher for a free pint of Amy’s Ice Creams. Suggestion: Get you a taste of that cold, creamy, public good! Through Dec. 31 www.weareblood.org

LUCKY ROBOT'S WINTER COCKTAILS The popular SoCo eatery spikes the year's end with imbibables called apple cinnamon-infused bourbon saké, Pear Fizz, and Drunken Pun'kin. (That last one, OMG, it's coffee-infused saké, nigori, pumpkin, and cream.) Bonus: Demon Slayer saké juiceboxes during lunch. Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen, 1303 S. Congress, 512/444-8081. www.luckyrobotrestaurant.com

PRIX FIXE DINNER AT LA CONDESA The evening's menu includes a hanger steak, aquaponic greens, pinto beans with bacon, and pecan pie, as the acclaimed modern Mexican restaurant hosts this one-night prix fixe meal as part of the 2nd Street District's Sip & Shop initiative. Thu., Dec. 14, 5-8pm La Condesa, 400-A W. Second, 512/499-0300. $45. www.lacondesa.com/austin

SOURS & STOUTS WITH AVERY AND ODELL Banger’s welcomes two popular Colorado brewers, Avery Brewing Co. and Odell Brewing Co., to a friendly competition of sours & stouts. The event pits eight beers in each category, from each brewery, against each other. Thu., Dec. 14, 7-10pm. (2017) Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden, 79 Rainey, 512/386-1656. www.bangersaustin.com

WHISLER'S TOYS FOR TOTS MENU IN DECEMBER During the month of December, Whisler’s will be celebrating the holiday season with its annual Toys for Tots menu. A portion of the proceeds from each cocktail goes toward the charity, all month long. There's Oaxacan Hot Chocolate, Whisler's Eggnog, and a whiskey and mulled spice Smooth Criminal. Fri., Dec. 1 - Sun., Dec. 31, (2017) Whisler's, 1816 E. Sixth, 512/480-0781. www.whislersatx.com

Friday 15

EASY TIGER: HOLIDAY BREAD SPECIALS If people ever did live "by bread alone," it'd probably be on loaves from this lovely place. And now, just for the year's end, they're doughing it up all international holidaywise – with Stollen (Dec. 8-24), Swedish Saffron Buns (Dec. 9-13), Vörtbröd (Dec. 15-17; 22-24), and Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls (Dec. 15-24). Easy Tiger, The Linc, 6406 N. I-35 #1100, 512/494-4151. www.easytigerusa.com

FREEDMEN’S MARKS FIVE YEARS WITH A WHISKEY PIG ROAST Freedmen’s celebrates its fifth birthday with a Southern-style whiskey and pig roast in its beer garden. Each guest receives a plate featuring a half-pound of pork, collard greens, jalapeño-cheddar grits, black-eyed peas, and a buttermilk biscuit. During December, five whiskeys and a pairing menu of select barbecue options will also be available. Fri., Dec. 15, 6:30pm. (2017) Freedmen's. $25. www.freedmensbar.com

ICE CREAM FOR BLOOD We're not implying that Amy Simmons is a secret vampire or anything like that, but everyone who donates at a We Are Blood location or mobile drive in December will receive a voucher for a free pint of Amy’s Ice Creams. Suggestion: Get you a taste of that cold, creamy, public good! Through Dec. 31 www.weareblood.org

LUCKY ROBOT'S WINTER COCKTAILS The popular SoCo eatery spikes the year's end with imbibables called apple cinnamon-infused bourbon saké, Pear Fizz, and Drunken Pun'kin. (That last one, OMG, it's coffee-infused saké, nigori, pumpkin, and cream.) Bonus: Demon Slayer saké juiceboxes during lunch. Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen, 1303 S. Congress, 512/444-8081. www.luckyrobotrestaurant.com

MOTOWN CHRISTMAS AT GERALDINE'S The Hotel Van Zandt grooves up its annual holiday series with a Motown Christmas-inspired show by Tje Austin at Geraldine’s tonight, the fourth-floor pool deck sparkling with a cookie bar, fireplace, specialty cocktails, and more. Fri., Dec. 15, 8pm. (2017) Geraldine's, 605 Davis, 512/476-4755. Free. www.geraldinesaustin.com

SANS BAR POP-UP Yes! Here's the sneak preview opening of the first sober bar in Texas – with food, drinks, entry, free parking, and live music from Juston Hargrove and DJ Isabella Von Black. Fri., Dec. 15, 8pm. (2017) 2055 S. Lamar. $22. www.thesansbar.com

SLOWPOKE BRISKET SHACK HOLIDAY PARTY This barbecue joint's inaugural year-end shindig has Santa in a hot rod (for photo ops!), crafts for kids, an ugly sweater contest, a cake walk, and more – with the Jess Ross Band performing holiday hits. And they're accepting donations for SAFE Austin. Fri., Dec. 15, 6pm. (2017) Slowpokes Brisket Shack, 737 FM 1626, Manchaca. www.slowpokesbrisketshack.com

WHISLER'S TOYS FOR TOTS MENU IN DECEMBER During the month of December, Whisler’s will be celebrating the holiday season with its annual Toys for Tots menu. A portion of the proceeds from each cocktail goes toward the charity, all month long. There's Oaxacan Hot Chocolate, Whisler's Eggnog, and a whiskey and mulled spice Smooth Criminal. Fri., Dec. 1 - Sun., Dec. 31, (2017) Whisler's, 1816 E. Sixth, 512/480-0781. www.whislersatx.com

Saturday 16

AVIATOR PIZZA'S ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY Better get there early, we reckon: To celebrate the end of their first year, Aviator's giving away 20 free beers starting at 3pm. Sat., Dec. 16, 3-11pm Aviator Pizza & Drafthouse, 6501 S. Congress #1-105, 512/326-1150. Free. aviatorpizza.com

CHRISTMAS LUAU AT TREATY OAK RANCH Never mind the slight chill, it's time for a Tiki-tinted departure into quasi-Hawaiian holiday goodness, with a full dinner packed with juicy pork and chicken and seafood goodness, with a special reserved rum-release, with Tiki cocktail classes, and live music from Peggy Stern. Sat., Dec. 16, noon-9pm Treaty Oak Distilling, 16604 Fitzhugh Rd., Dripping Springs. www.treatyoakdistilling.com

EASY TIGER: HOLIDAY BREAD SPECIALS If people ever did live "by bread alone," it'd probably be on loaves from this lovely place. And now, just for the year's end, they're doughing it up all international holidaywise – with Stollen (Dec. 8-24), Swedish Saffron Buns (Dec. 9-13), Vörtbröd (Dec. 15-17; 22-24), and Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls (Dec. 15-24). Easy Tiger, The Linc, 6406 N. I-35 #1100, 512/494-4151. www.easytigerusa.com

ICE CREAM FOR BLOOD We're not implying that Amy Simmons is a secret vampire or anything like that, but everyone who donates at a We Are Blood location or mobile drive in December will receive a voucher for a free pint of Amy’s Ice Creams. Suggestion: Get you a taste of that cold, creamy, public good! Through Dec. 31 www.weareblood.org

LUCKY ROBOT'S WINTER COCKTAILS The popular SoCo eatery spikes the year's end with imbibables called apple cinnamon-infused bourbon saké, Pear Fizz, and Drunken Pun'kin. (That last one, OMG, it's coffee-infused saké, nigori, pumpkin, and cream.) Bonus: Demon Slayer saké juiceboxes during lunch. Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen, 1303 S. Congress, 512/444-8081. www.luckyrobotrestaurant.com

ORF BREWING SOLSTICE CELEBRATION They figure it's close enough to the solstice, it's time to celebrate with cold Orf beer, food from Lotus Joint, and some kind of live entertainment. Wassail, yo! Sat., Dec. 16, 2-6pm Orf Brewing, 4700-F Burleson. www.orfbrewing.com

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO BREAKFAST Guests will enjoy a buffet breakfast with BRIO's brunch favorites, house-made muffins, and beverages. There will be holiday crafts for the kids, and Santa will visit each table to collect wish lists and be available to take photos with guests. (BYOCamera.) Sat., Dec. 16, 9-11am. (2017) BRIO Tuscan Grille at Arboretum, 10000-C Research. $12.95 per adult; $6.95 per child. www.brioitalian.com

WHISLER'S TOYS FOR TOTS MENU IN DECEMBER During the month of December, Whisler’s will be celebrating the holiday season with its annual Toys for Tots menu. A portion of the proceeds from each cocktail goes toward the charity, all month long. There's Oaxacan Hot Chocolate, Whisler's Eggnog, and a whiskey and mulled spice Smooth Criminal. Fri., Dec. 1 - Sun., Dec. 31, (2017) Whisler's, 1816 E. Sixth, 512/480-0781. www.whislersatx.com

Sunday 17

EASY TIGER: HOLIDAY BREAD SPECIALS If people ever did live "by bread alone," it'd probably be on loaves from this lovely place. And now, just for the year's end, they're doughing it up all international holidaywise – with Stollen (Dec. 8-24), Swedish Saffron Buns (Dec. 9-13), Vörtbröd (Dec. 15-17; 22-24), and Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls (Dec. 15-24). Easy Tiger, The Linc, 6406 N. I-35 #1100, 512/494-4151. www.easytigerusa.com

ICE CREAM FOR BLOOD We're not implying that Amy Simmons is a secret vampire or anything like that, but everyone who donates at a We Are Blood location or mobile drive in December will receive a voucher for a free pint of Amy’s Ice Creams. Suggestion: Get you a taste of that cold, creamy, public good! Through Dec. 31 www.weareblood.org

LUCKY ROBOT'S WINTER COCKTAILS The popular SoCo eatery spikes the year's end with imbibables called apple cinnamon-infused bourbon saké, Pear Fizz, and Drunken Pun'kin. (That last one, OMG, it's coffee-infused saké, nigori, pumpkin, and cream.) Bonus: Demon Slayer saké juiceboxes during lunch. Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen, 1303 S. Congress, 512/444-8081. www.luckyrobotrestaurant.com

STILL AUSTIN WHISKEY CO. HOLIDAY ART MARKET The distillery’s newly opened gallery hosts an array of local craftsmen and artists, including Sono Osato/Studio Ditties, Monsters in Austin, Sassmouth Apparel, Arctic Union, My BFF Grooming, 333 Succulents, Feats of Clay, Merida Bow Ties, Fifty-Nine Parks, and more. Sun., Dec. 17, 2-5pm Still Austin Whiskey Co., 440 E. St. Elmo. www.stillaustin.com

THE HIGHTOWER DOES THE HOLIDAYS In which the Hightower teams with Zilker Brewing Company for a Christmas-y Austin shindig, offering a sweet array of drinks, food, raffle prizes, and more drinks: hot cocktails, cold cocktails, beer, and wine. Sun., Dec. 17, 7pm-12mid The Hightower. www.thehightower.com

WHISLER'S TOYS FOR TOTS MENU IN DECEMBER During the month of December, Whisler’s will be celebrating the holiday season with its annual Toys for Tots menu. A portion of the proceeds from each cocktail goes toward the charity, all month long. There's Oaxacan Hot Chocolate, Whisler's Eggnog, and a whiskey and mulled spice Smooth Criminal. Fri., Dec. 1 - Sun., Dec. 31, (2017) Whisler's, 1816 E. Sixth, 512/480-0781. www.whislersatx.com

Monday 18

EASY TIGER: HOLIDAY BREAD SPECIALS If people ever did live "by bread alone," it'd probably be on loaves from this lovely place. And now, just for the year's end, they're doughing it up all international holidaywise – with Stollen (Dec. 8-24), Swedish Saffron Buns (Dec. 9-13), Vörtbröd (Dec. 15-17; 22-24), and Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls (Dec. 15-24). Easy Tiger, The Linc, 6406 N. I-35 #1100, 512/494-4151. www.easytigerusa.com

EL CHIPIRÓN HOLIDAY G&T MIXOLOGY CLASS This class will teach guests how to make three Spanish gin & tonics, with two pinchos paired with each, plus the history of gin & tonics de España. Mon., Dec. 18, 6:30-8:30pm. (2017) El Chipirón, 2717 S. Lamar #1085. $65 per person ($25 deposit to reserve your seat). contact@elchipironaustin.com

GUILD POP-UP AT FOREIGN & DOMESTIC The Chameleon Group’s upcoming seafood-driven restaurant is the latest in F&D's “Indie Chef Series,” featuring menu items from Chef Sterling Ridings that will be exemplary of what the imminent Rosedale neighborhood venue has to offer. Mackerel, octopus, lavender chicken, and – intrigued? See ticket link for details. Mon., Dec. 18, 6pm. (2017) Foreign & Domestic, 306 E. 53rd, 512/459-1010. $60. www.fndaustin.com

ICE CREAM FOR BLOOD We're not implying that Amy Simmons is a secret vampire or anything like that, but everyone who donates at a We Are Blood location or mobile drive in December will receive a voucher for a free pint of Amy’s Ice Creams. Suggestion: Get you a taste of that cold, creamy, public good! Through Dec. 31 www.weareblood.org

LUCKY ROBOT'S WINTER COCKTAILS The popular SoCo eatery spikes the year's end with imbibables called apple cinnamon-infused bourbon saké, Pear Fizz, and Drunken Pun'kin. (That last one, OMG, it's coffee-infused saké, nigori, pumpkin, and cream.) Bonus: Demon Slayer saké juiceboxes during lunch. Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen, 1303 S. Congress, 512/444-8081. www.luckyrobotrestaurant.com

WHISLER'S TOYS FOR TOTS MENU IN DECEMBER During the month of December, Whisler’s will be celebrating the holiday season with its annual Toys for Tots menu. A portion of the proceeds from each cocktail goes toward the charity, all month long. There's Oaxacan Hot Chocolate, Whisler's Eggnog, and a whiskey and mulled spice Smooth Criminal. Fri., Dec. 1 - Sun., Dec. 31, (2017) Whisler's, 1816 E. Sixth, 512/480-0781. www.whislersatx.com

Tuesday 19

EASY TIGER: HOLIDAY BREAD SPECIALS If people ever did live "by bread alone," it'd probably be on loaves from this lovely place. And now, just for the year's end, they're doughing it up all international holidaywise – with Stollen (Dec. 8-24), Swedish Saffron Buns (Dec. 9-13), Vörtbröd (Dec. 15-17; 22-24), and Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls (Dec. 15-24). Easy Tiger, The Linc, 6406 N. I-35 #1100, 512/494-4151. www.easytigerusa.com

FREE HEALTHY FOOD! There's a variety of fresh food – meat, beans, canned vegetables and fruit, soup, cereal, potatoes, rice, and more – being distributed this day. Bring a box, basket, or bag to carry the food. Note: Must be 18 years of age or older. Tue., Dec. 19, 9:30-10:30am Church of Christ at East Side, 5701 E. MLK. Free. www.eastsidecoc.com

ICE CREAM FOR BLOOD We're not implying that Amy Simmons is a secret vampire or anything like that, but everyone who donates at a We Are Blood location or mobile drive in December will receive a voucher for a free pint of Amy’s Ice Creams. Suggestion: Get you a taste of that cold, creamy, public good! Through Dec. 31 www.weareblood.org

LUCKY ROBOT'S WINTER COCKTAILS The popular SoCo eatery spikes the year's end with imbibables called apple cinnamon-infused bourbon saké, Pear Fizz, and Drunken Pun'kin. (That last one, OMG, it's coffee-infused saké, nigori, pumpkin, and cream.) Bonus: Demon Slayer saké juiceboxes during lunch. Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen, 1303 S. Congress, 512/444-8081. www.luckyrobotrestaurant.com

MORT SUBITE: UNCLE BILLY'S PINT NIGHT Featuring Uncle Billy's ClusterFuck Beer tonight. Grab a pint and keep the glass while supplies last! Tue., Dec. 19, 6-8pm Mort Subite, 308 Congress. www.mortsubite.com

WHISLER'S TOYS FOR TOTS MENU IN DECEMBER During the month of December, Whisler’s will be celebrating the holiday season with its annual Toys for Tots menu. A portion of the proceeds from each cocktail goes toward the charity, all month long. There's Oaxacan Hot Chocolate, Whisler's Eggnog, and a whiskey and mulled spice Smooth Criminal. Fri., Dec. 1 - Sun., Dec. 31, (2017) Whisler's, 1816 E. Sixth, 512/480-0781. www.whislersatx.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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