Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmer's markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of August 2, 2018

Thursday 2

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.

PAY IT FORWARD WITH DANIEL CURTIS This eighth annual event is a fundraiser for spinal cord injury and features more than 20 of the city’s most celebrated restaurants. The Carillon, Uchiko, Barley Swine, Odd Duck, Juniper, Salt Traders, Jack Allen’s Kitchen, Olive & June, Parkside, TRIO, District Kitchen, oh, we'll stop now – but of course there's more. And an open bar stocked by Treaty Oak Distilling, Patrón Spirits, Dulce Vida Tequila, American Born Whiskey, The Tipsy Texan, Austin Eastciders, and so on in a delicious tippling fashion. And live music from the Nightowls. Thu., Aug. 2, 6-10pm AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Dr., 512/404-1900. $75-150.

Saturday 4

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.

CELIS BREWERY: SATURDAY SHRIMP MAYHEM Those canny beermongers at Celis have teamed up with the Hoodoo Crawfish folks to present this afternoon shrimp boil, wherein your ticket nets you a half-pound plate of shrimp (and sides of sausage, corn, and potato) – plus a beer or two soft drinks – in a joyous foodie scene of live music and a craft market. Sat., Aug. 4, 1-7pm Celis Brewery, 10001 Metric, 512/524-2377. $20.

WHITE LINEN NIGHT IN THE SECOND STREET DISTRICT Here, some rake might say, is why Downtown exists in the first place: a fancy soirée that benefits the Austin Food & Wine Alliance, replete with so many sumptuous snacks and wine pairings from the area's finest restaurants – Trace! Cru! Wu Chow! Le Politique! La Condesa! y más – and a tempting array of shopportunities along the bustling mercantile avenues, and the joy of dancing the glittery night away to the tunes of Austin's queen of soul, Tameca Jones. Hell, we haven't even mentioned the posh afterparty, have we? See website for details. Sat., Aug. 4, 6-9pm $55-85.

Sunday 5

CHEZ ZEE: AUSTIN JAZZ SOCIETY Epicurean suggestion: Follow your tasty Sunday brunch at Chez Zee with this afternoon concert from the Gianni Bianchini Quartet, right there in the gallery. Sun., Aug. 5, 3-5pm Chez Zee, 5406 Balcones Dr., 512/454-2666. $10-20.

EASY TIGER + ODELL BREWING = TIGER WHISPER PALE ALE That's right, these two Austin powerhouses of flavor have joined forces – for the third year in a row – to create a limited-edition, single-hopped (centennial) pale ale with an adjunct of ginger. (An adjunct, they say!) And this here's the official release party, with a few other tasty Odell whistle-wetters on hand. Plus, swag. Sun., Aug. 5, 5pm. (2018) Easy Tiger, The Linc, 6406 N. I-35 #1100, 512/494-4151.

Monday 6

EQUALITY TEXAS FUNDRAISER WITH NEW WATERLOO Love good food and good people? Then gather yer crew for a fancy Monday dinner at this month's New Waterloo restaurant – 10% of dinner sales gets donated to EQTX. Fighting the good fight never tasted so good. Mon., Aug. 6, 5-10pm. (2018) Le Politique, 110 San Antonio St., 512/580-7651.

Tuesday 7

LE POLITIQUE + FAVOR = FREE MACARONS Heads up, citizens, and mouths open! That fine French eatery will be adding two free macarons to every order delivered by Favor this Tuesday and Wednesday. Tue.-Wed., Aug. 7-8, 11am-7pm Le Politique, 110 San Antonio St., 512/580-7651.

TRAILER FOOD 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., Aug. 7, 5-9pm Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside, 512/474-5664.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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