Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmer's markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of August 23, 2018

Thursday 23

ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE FEAST: CRAZY RICH ASIANS Jon M. Chu's comedy – the first major studio film with an entirely Asian cast in more than 25 years – gets an Alamo-type celebration this night, the food on your plate inspired by the food on the screen, with chef Brad Sorenson dishing up the satay-style chicken and shrimp, the pork and ginger and lychee nuts and so on, to mouthwatering capacity; and mixologist Bill Norris concocting the relevant cocktails; and – oh, you know how they do their culinary thing, by now, right? Get your CRA feasting on at the Alamos at Slaughter Lane (Aug. 21), Mueller (Aug. 22), or Lakeline (Aug. 23). See website for details. Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter, 512/861-7060. $64.95. drafthouse.com/austin/theater/slaughter-lane

AUSTIN RESTAURANT WEEKS Say, citizen, what's annual and tasty AF and supports our local communities? For one thing, this two-week-long dining extravaganza that features specially priced lunches, dinners, cocktails, and beers at restaurants and bars throughout the Austin area – with a portion of every meal donated to the Central Texas Food Bank. And when we say "restaurants and bars throughout the Austin area," we mean the likes of Barley Swine, Easy Tiger, Hillside Farmacy, Lucky Robot, L'oca d'oro, Austin Taco Project, the Driskill Grill, and so many more. See right here for details.

Hey, thanks, Tito's Handmade Vodka!

Through Sept. 3 www.austinrestaurantweeks.org

NEW CHEF AND OWNERS AT THE TAVERN Yes, that Tavern. The one that's, you know, air-conditioned? It's been taken over not by some faceless corporation, but by Shannon Sedwick and Michael Shelton (of Esther's Follies fame), and new chef Ana Stewart is rolling out the revamped menu this week, featuring a fresh twist on beef stroganoff, the sea-licious "Charred Seafood Burger," and more. And … drink specials? Duh. Check 'em out all this week and beyond The Tavern, 922 W. 12th, 512/320-8377. www.tavernaustin.com

Friday 24

AUSTIN RESTAURANT WEEKS Say, citizen, what's annual and tasty AF and supports our local communities? For one thing, this two-week-long dining extravaganza that features specially priced lunches, dinners, cocktails, and beers at restaurants and bars throughout the Austin area – with a portion of every meal donated to the Central Texas Food Bank. And when we say "restaurants and bars throughout the Austin area," we mean the likes of Barley Swine, Easy Tiger, Hillside Farmacy, Lucky Robot, L'oca d'oro, Austin Taco Project, the Driskill Grill, and so many more. See right here for details.

Hey, thanks, Tito's Handmade Vodka!

Through Sept. 3 www.austinrestaurantweeks.org

MESSINA HOF HARVEST FESTIVAL This acclaimed Hill Country winery hosts its 41st annual Harvest Festival, starting off on Friday with a blessing of the grapes – followed by grape picking and stomping, wine tasting classes, and vineyard dining. If wine is worth a drive to you, this festival is well worth your time. Fri., Aug. 24, 6-10pm 9996 Hwy 290 E., Fredericksburg, 830/990-4653. $25-75. www.messinahof.com

NEW CHEF AND OWNERS AT THE TAVERN Yes, that Tavern. The one that's, you know, air-conditioned? It's been taken over not by some faceless corporation, but by Shannon Sedwick and Michael Shelton (of Esther's Follies fame), and new chef Ana Stewart is rolling out the revamped menu this week, featuring a fresh twist on beef stroganoff, the sea-licious "Charred Seafood Burger," and more. And … drink specials? Duh. Check 'em out all this week and beyond The Tavern, 922 W. 12th, 512/320-8377. www.tavernaustin.com

WYATT MCSPADDEN: TEXAS BBQ Ain't a thing on the planet, when it's photographed by this McSpadden, that won't look even more awesome than it does outside of his expert lens. How lucky for citizens living in this land of nonpareil ribs-n-brisket that the acclaimed shutterbug enjoys documenting the best barbecue around – from small towns to downtown, as this new coffeetable book's subtitle says – and that he's presenting his latest volume at a BookPeople event curated by edible Austin and enhanced with refreshments from Black's BBQ and Saint Arnold's Brewery. Fri., Aug. 24, 7pm. (2018) BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar, 512/472-5050. www.bookpeople.com

Saturday 25

AUSTIN RESTAURANT WEEKS Say, citizen, what's annual and tasty AF and supports our local communities? For one thing, this two-week-long dining extravaganza that features specially priced lunches, dinners, cocktails, and beers at restaurants and bars throughout the Austin area – with a portion of every meal donated to the Central Texas Food Bank. And when we say "restaurants and bars throughout the Austin area," we mean the likes of Barley Swine, Easy Tiger, Hillside Farmacy, Lucky Robot, L'oca d'oro, Austin Taco Project, the Driskill Grill, and so many more. See right here for details.

Hey, thanks, Tito's Handmade Vodka!

Through Sept. 3 www.austinrestaurantweeks.org

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

DOG DAYS OF IPA Know these three things happening here today, Austinite. 1) Celis launches two new brews: East Coast Juicy IPA and West Coast IPA. 2) There'll be live music and a skate demo by the Texas Skateboarding Club (2-6pm), with a custom-printed skateboard raffle. 3) Garbo's Lobster Truck ATX will be there to sell you some of the tastiest sandwiches you've ever had. Mmmmmmmyeah! Sat., Aug. 25, noon-10pm Celis Brewery, 10001 Metric, 512/524-2377. www.celisbeers.com

NEW CHEF AND OWNERS AT THE TAVERN Yes, that Tavern. The one that's, you know, air-conditioned? It's been taken over not by some faceless corporation, but by Shannon Sedwick and Michael Shelton (of Esther's Follies fame), and new chef Ana Stewart is rolling out the revamped menu this week, featuring a fresh twist on beef stroganoff, the sea-licious "Charred Seafood Burger," and more. And … drink specials? Duh. Check 'em out all this week and beyond The Tavern, 922 W. 12th, 512/320-8377. www.tavernaustin.com

Sunday 26

AUSTIN RESTAURANT WEEKS Say, citizen, what's annual and tasty AF and supports our local communities? For one thing, this two-week-long dining extravaganza that features specially priced lunches, dinners, cocktails, and beers at restaurants and bars throughout the Austin area – with a portion of every meal donated to the Central Texas Food Bank. And when we say "restaurants and bars throughout the Austin area," we mean the likes of Barley Swine, Easy Tiger, Hillside Farmacy, Lucky Robot, L'oca d'oro, Austin Taco Project, the Driskill Grill, and so many more. See right here for details.

Hey, thanks, Tito's Handmade Vodka!

Through Sept. 3 www.austinrestaurantweeks.org

LIBATION BIBLE SCHOOL This here's an occasional Sunday afternoon educational drinking experience, an informative series hosted by cocktail maven (and Drink.Well owner) Jessica Sanders and a captivating roster of guest speakers. Not drunk history, but drink history: Learn about the tipple before you topple! With classes on American whiskey (Sept. 16), and agave-based spirits (Oct. 21). Note: Every class includes two cocktails and a guided spirits flight. Drink.Well, 207 E. 53rd, 512/614-6683. $25 per class. www.drinkwellaustin.com

NEW CHEF AND OWNERS AT THE TAVERN Yes, that Tavern. The one that's, you know, air-conditioned? It's been taken over not by some faceless corporation, but by Shannon Sedwick and Michael Shelton (of Esther's Follies fame), and new chef Ana Stewart is rolling out the revamped menu this week, featuring a fresh twist on beef stroganoff, the sea-licious "Charred Seafood Burger," and more. And … drink specials? Duh. Check 'em out all this week and beyond The Tavern, 922 W. 12th, 512/320-8377. www.tavernaustin.com

VERACRUZ ALL NATURAL 10TH ANNIVERSARY They started out in a tiny trailer, selling snow cones and fruit cups on East Cesar Chavez. Now, a decade later, Veracruz All Natural commemorates the event at Radio Coffee – with a music-spiked party all night long, a perfect culinary storm of food trucks, and free margaritas (from 6-7pm). Sun., Aug. 26, 6pm-12mid Radio Coffee & Beer, 4204 Menchaca Rd., 512/394-7844. www.veracruzallnatural.com

Monday 27

AUSTIN RESTAURANT WEEKS Say, citizen, what's annual and tasty AF and supports our local communities? For one thing, this two-week-long dining extravaganza that features specially priced lunches, dinners, cocktails, and beers at restaurants and bars throughout the Austin area – with a portion of every meal donated to the Central Texas Food Bank. And when we say "restaurants and bars throughout the Austin area," we mean the likes of Barley Swine, Easy Tiger, Hillside Farmacy, Lucky Robot, L'oca d'oro, Austin Taco Project, the Driskill Grill, and so many more. See right here for details.

Hey, thanks, Tito's Handmade Vodka!

Through Sept. 3 www.austinrestaurantweeks.org

NEW CHEF AND OWNERS AT THE TAVERN Yes, that Tavern. The one that's, you know, air-conditioned? It's been taken over not by some faceless corporation, but by Shannon Sedwick and Michael Shelton (of Esther's Follies fame), and new chef Ana Stewart is rolling out the revamped menu this week, featuring a fresh twist on beef stroganoff, the sea-licious "Charred Seafood Burger," and more. And … drink specials? Duh. Check 'em out all this week and beyond The Tavern, 922 W. 12th, 512/320-8377. www.tavernaustin.com

Tuesday 28

AUSTIN RESTAURANT WEEKS Say, citizen, what's annual and tasty AF and supports our local communities? For one thing, this two-week-long dining extravaganza that features specially priced lunches, dinners, cocktails, and beers at restaurants and bars throughout the Austin area – with a portion of every meal donated to the Central Texas Food Bank. And when we say "restaurants and bars throughout the Austin area," we mean the likes of Barley Swine, Easy Tiger, Hillside Farmacy, Lucky Robot, L'oca d'oro, Austin Taco Project, the Driskill Grill, and so many more. See right here for details.

Hey, thanks, Tito's Handmade Vodka!

Through Sept. 3 www.austinrestaurantweeks.org

BREW & BREW: NATURALLY FUNNY This night of comedy and brewskis benefits Austin Parks Foundation, and if laughter can benefit anything, then the APF is gonna be in clover for decades – because the lineup here is Elizabeth Spears, Carina Magyar, Chris Cubas, Enzo Priesnitz, and Derek Phelps. Big comedy firepower among the coffee and the cold ones! Tue., Aug. 28, 8pm. (2018) Wright Bros. Brew & Brew, 500 San Marcos St. #105, 512/477-1566. $10 ($7, in advance). www.thebrewandbrew.com

NEW CHEF AND OWNERS AT THE TAVERN Yes, that Tavern. The one that's, you know, air-conditioned? It's been taken over not by some faceless corporation, but by Shannon Sedwick and Michael Shelton (of Esther's Follies fame), and new chef Ana Stewart is rolling out the revamped menu this week, featuring a fresh twist on beef stroganoff, the sea-licious "Charred Seafood Burger," and more. And … drink specials? Duh. Check 'em out all this week and beyond The Tavern, 922 W. 12th, 512/320-8377. www.tavernaustin.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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