Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmer's markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of September 6, 2018

Saturday 8

ARTISTA ROSSO: GRAND OPENING Celebrate the opening of this new upscale artisan grocery market and restaurant, partaking of the live music, free gelato, menu tastings, giveaways, and other special promotions throughout the day. Bonus: A portion of the proceeds will benefit Austin Pets Alive! Sat., Sept. 8, 9am-9pm. (2018) Artista Rosso, 1100 S. Lamar #1105.

DRIPPING WITH TASTE WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL More than 80 vendors will be on hand to provide 2,500 festival patrons a hearty taste of not just wine, but also a variety of distilled spirits, brewed fermentations, and local, fresh fare out there in Dripping Springs. Sat., Sept. 8, noon-6pm Dripping Springs Ranch Park Event Center, 1042 Event Center Dr., Dripping Springs, 512/658-4942. $30-40.

NATIONAL SOUR BEER DAY Wait … is it? Well, damn – thank you, Google – looks like it is National Sour Beer Day! And the good folks at Easy Tiger are celebrating it with nine American craft brews that fit right in with the theme. Blue Owl Tiger's Blood. Real Ale Imperium Persicum. Jester King Boxer's Revenge. Victory Sour Monkey Remix. And at least five more, yes. Suggestion: Get you one of those Antonelli's cheese plates, too. Note: All pours are half-pints, while supplies last. Sat., Sept. 8 - Sun., Sept. 9, 11-2am. (2018) Easy Tiger Downtown, 709 E. Sixth, 512/614-4972.

SCOBY'S TONICS LAUNCH PARTY And, tonight, Austin Kefir Microbrewery and the Lighthouse Cuisine present new tonics with which to quench your thirstiest thirst: probiotic, caffeine- and gluten-free, lower in sugar than juice and sodas, naturally effervescent, and delicious. Celebrate with free snacks and tonic tastings. Sat., Sept. 8, 6-8pm. (2018) The Lighthouse Cuisine, 8650 Spicewood Springs Rd. Ste. 133-B.

Monday 10

WINE & DINE COLLAB: KEVIN FINK AND ALON SHAYA Of course you know, local foodie, that chef Fink is why Emmer & Rye is held in such high esteem. And maybe you know that chef Shaya is the man responsible for New Orleans' acclaimed Shaya and Saba dining spots? But only a seat at tonight's table will let you know what these two culinary savants can come up with together as they create a four-course, family-style meal to provide your palate with a gustatory adventure you won't soon forget the beauty of. Mon., Sept. 10, 6:30pm. (2018) Emmer & Rye, 51 Rainey #110, 512/366-5530. $250.


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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