Food Events

Friday 13

FIVE-8 BREW TOUR Join The Austin Chronicle and fellow craft beer lovers in tasting the Five-8 this summer! This self-guided tour offers one complimentary pour at each of the eight locations – 4th Tap! Adelbert's! Austin Beerworks! Austin Homebrew Supply! Celis! Circle Brewing! Fairweather Cider! Oskar Blues! – and a tour bandanna with purchase of a brew-pass. Spend a July weekend visiting them all, citizen, because your thirst deserves to be slaked in style. July 13-15 $25.

SALTY SOW: HOMEGROWN BY HEROES LUNCH The popular neighborhood gastropub has teamed with veteran-owned Ranger Cattle to offer Wagyu burgers and meatloaf sandwiches on their patio on Thursdays and Fridays, with a portion of sales going to benefit the Homegrown by Heroes program. Thu.-Fri., 11am-2pm. Salty Sow, 1917 Manor Rd., 512/391-2337. www.saltysow.com

SUPPER FRIENDS: CHEF WILLIAM NIKKEL The Austin-based and rising culinary star returns to Swoop House with a terrific two-nights-only menu, featuring watermelon gazpacho, truffle-fry poutine, pork spare ribs, and – go ahead, see the Supper Friends website to glimpse the hors d'oeuvres and dessert. July 13-14. Fri.-Sat., 7pm Swoop House, 3012 Gonzales, 512/467-6600. $65. www.supperfriends.com

THE AUSTIN BLIND CAFE EXPERIENCE At this unique event – a touring national phenomenon – you’ll be challenged to socially engage as you literally break bread for a fine vegetarian meal at large tables, participate in a social impact discussion with legally blind staff, and experience an intimate music concert – and all of this, for almost two hours, in 100% darkness. July 12-13. Thu.-Fri., 5:30 & 8:30pm The American Legion - Charles Johnson House, 404 Atlanta St., 512/767-0788. $95 and up. www.theblindcafe.com

Saturday 14

BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATION AT LE POLITIQUE It's always a good idea to overthrow feckless tyranny – hint, hint – and it's also good to celebrate historical triumphs of the same flavor. Especially when the place that's celebrating is much about flavor, n'est-ce pas? And so here's that excellent French restaurant in the Seaholm district, brightening our Bastille Day with freshly baked red-white-and-blue macarons (from 7am-4pm), Popsicle-and-Champagne pour-overs (from Champagne Supply Co.), sweet and savory crêpe stations during brunch service, a freakin' Champagne waiters' race(!) at 11am, and, oh, yes: live music and dinner specials. Vive la résistance! Sat., July 14 Le Politique, 110 San Antonio St., 512/580-7651. www.lepolitiqueaustin.com

BRUNCH AT SATELLITE You already know that those brothers who ran the Flipnotics Coffeespace on Barton Springs Road for so many years are the helmsmen of this excellent eatery on Slaughter, right? OK, you're cool. But did you know that Satellite's weekend brunch hours have changed? And that they've got that big-ass brunch going on Fridays, too? Uh huh – wipe that drool off your gob and check the website, breakfastlover. Satellite...Eat. Drink. Orbit., 5900 Slaughter #400, 512/288-9994. www.satelliteatx.com

FARM TO FORT FARMERS' MARKET Every Saturday Buzz Mill Coffee, 1505 Town Creek, 512/912-9221. www.buzzmillcoffee.com

FIVE-8 BREW TOUR Join The Austin Chronicle and fellow craft beer lovers in tasting the Five-8 this summer! This self-guided tour offers one complimentary pour at each of the eight locations – 4th Tap! Adelbert's! Austin Beerworks! Austin Homebrew Supply! Celis! Circle Brewing! Fairweather Cider! Oskar Blues! – and a tour bandanna with purchase of a brew-pass. Spend a July weekend visiting them all, citizen, because your thirst deserves to be slaked in style. July 13-15 $25.

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. Goodall's Kitchen, 1900 Rio Grande, at the Hotel Ella, 512/628-4200. $15-25. www.goodallskitchen.com

SUPPER FRIENDS: CHEF WILLIAM NIKKEL The Austin-based and rising culinary star returns to Swoop House with a terrific two-nights-only menu, featuring watermelon gazpacho, truffle-fry poutine, pork spare ribs, and – go ahead, see the Supper Friends website to glimpse the hors d'oeuvres and dessert. July 13-14. Fri.-Sat., 7pm Swoop House, 3012 Gonzales, 512/467-6600. $65. www.supperfriends.com

Sunday 15

FIVE-8 BREW TOUR Join The Austin Chronicle and fellow craft beer lovers in tasting the Five-8 this summer! This self-guided tour offers one complimentary pour at each of the eight locations – 4th Tap! Adelbert's! Austin Beerworks! Austin Homebrew Supply! Celis! Circle Brewing! Fairweather Cider! Oskar Blues! – and a tour bandanna with purchase of a brew-pass. Spend a July weekend visiting them all, citizen, because your thirst deserves to be slaked in style. July 13-15 $25.

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. Goodall's Kitchen, 1900 Rio Grande, at the Hotel Ella, 512/628-4200. $15-25. www.goodallskitchen.com

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

WINE WALKAROUND WITH TEXAS' TOP SOMMELIERS In vino veritas, indeed. Join Master Sommelier June Rodil and three of her mentors and friends as they share their picks from the TEXSOM 2018 International Wine Awards. Note: A light dinner will be served off the marble buffet as you enjoy plenty of bottles from around the world. Sun., July 15, 5-8pm Josephine House, 1601 Waterston, 512/477-5584. $55. www.josephineofaustin.com

Monday 16

CENTRAL MARKET COOKING CLASSES Check out the CM Cooking School for a full slate of classes covering everything from savories to sweets, from paella to pork to pomegranate au gratin. And, word to the wise, longtime (and way popular) instructor Cindy "Knife Skills" Haenel will be retiring in January – as we report in full right here – so now is the time to schedule a class and glean some sharp acumen from this hometown guru of gastronomy. Daily Central Market North Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1014. www.centralmarket.com/cooking-school

MERRY MONDAY AT LALA’S LITTLE NUGGET Have yourself a merry little summer at Lala's with Monday happy hour featuring half-price nachos and $4 beer specials. Mondays, 4pm Lala's, 2207 Justin, 512/487-5297. Free. www.lalasaustintexas.com

Tuesday 17

FOOD TRAILER TUESDAY Sample an array of new trailers every month while enjoying live music, craft beer, and a beautiful view of the city – right there on the lawn of the Long Center. Tue., July 17, 5-9pm Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside, 512/474-5664. www.thelongcenter.org

GUILD HAPPY HOUR: EXTENDED MENU So, serving up exquisite sea-centric fare for dinner isn't enough for Chef Sterling Ridings, now he's got to increase the goodness of Guild's happy hour with lavender-brined fried chicken, a vegan summer "ceviche," clam beignets, and other specials? The answer – we say, happily licking our chops and taking another sip of their new Kentucky Mule cocktail – the answer is, "Yes, he does." Clam beignets? Happiest hour. Guild, 3800 N. Lamar. www.guildaustin.com

Wednesday 18

GUILD HAPPY HOUR: EXTENDED MENU So, serving up exquisite sea-centric fare for dinner isn't enough for Chef Sterling Ridings, now he's got to increase the goodness of Guild's happy hour with lavender-brined fried chicken, a vegan summer "ceviche," clam beignets, and other specials? The answer – we say, happily licking our chops and taking another sip of their new Kentucky Mule cocktail – the answer is, "Yes, he does." Clam beignets? Happiest hour. Guild, 3800 N. Lamar. www.guildaustin.com

Thursday 19

BEER + BLUEGRASS Thursdays, 7-10pm St. Elmo Brewing Co., 440 E. St. Elmo, 737/300-1965. www.stelmobrewing.com

CENTRAL MARKET COOKING CLASSES Check out the CM Cooking School for a full slate of classes covering everything from savories to sweets, from paella to pork to pomegranate au gratin. And, word to the wise, longtime (and way popular) instructor Cindy "Knife Skills" Haenel will be retiring in January – as we report in full right here – so now is the time to schedule a class and glean some sharp acumen from this hometown guru of gastronomy. Daily Central Market North Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1014. www.centralmarket.com/cooking-school

EASY TIGER'S SUMMER OF BEER: OMMEGANG The refreshing series continues, with our favorite tiger pouring great drafts from New York's Brewery Ommegang. We're talking about Saison Rosé, Game of Thrones Queen of the Seven Kingdoms Sour Blonde, Pale Sour, and Hennepin Saison. Oh, and there'll be artwork created right before your eyes (and then raffled off) by Austin's own ER. Bonus: Teku glasses! Thu., July 19, 5pm Easy Tiger, 709 E. Sixth, 512/614-4972. www.easytigeraustin.com

GUILD HAPPY HOUR: EXTENDED MENU So, serving up exquisite sea-centric fare for dinner isn't enough for Chef Sterling Ridings, now he's got to increase the goodness of Guild's happy hour with lavender-brined fried chicken, a vegan summer "ceviche," clam beignets, and other specials? The answer – we say, happily licking our chops and taking another sip of their new Kentucky Mule cocktail – the answer is, "Yes, he does." Clam beignets? Happiest hour. Guild, 3800 N. Lamar. www.guildaustin.com

SALTY SOW: HOMEGROWN BY HEROES LUNCH The popular neighborhood gastropub has teamed with veteran-owned Ranger Cattle to offer Wagyu burgers and meatloaf sandwiches on their patio on Thursdays and Fridays, with a portion of sales going to benefit the Homegrown by Heroes program. Thu.-Fri., 11am-2pm. Salty Sow, 1917 Manor Rd., 512/391-2337. www.saltysow.com

TINY PIES: SUMMER PIE SOCIALS We love pies, of course, but we rarely discover anything new under the sun (or out of the oven) in pieworld. That's no longer the case, as Tiny Pies has partnered with local breweries and distilleries and chocolatiers and more, to debut a new pie each Thursday during this Social Pie series of theirs – unveiling a new flavor at 7pm, passing out samples of the pie, and selling the scrumptious things in their South Lamar shop through Wednesday. Look: double espresso chocolate pie, July 19; and, finally, vegan berry pie, on July 26. Thursdays through July 26 Tiny Pies, 2032 S. Lamar, 512/916-0184. www.tinypies.com

Friday 20

SALTY SOW: HOMEGROWN BY HEROES LUNCH The popular neighborhood gastropub has teamed with veteran-owned Ranger Cattle to offer Wagyu burgers and meatloaf sandwiches on their patio on Thursdays and Fridays, with a portion of sales going to benefit the Homegrown by Heroes program. Thu.-Fri., 11am-2pm. Salty Sow, 1917 Manor Rd., 512/391-2337. www.saltysow.com

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