Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmer's markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of September 13, 2018

Thursday 13

MATTIE'S NEIGHBORHOOD FAMILY-STYLE NIGHTS This beloved venue of fine dining now offers a rotating family-style dish that's served for groups of four or more. Currently on the menu: chicken & dumplings (with a biscuit and house salad for each guest). Aaaand, on Thursdays, indulge yourself at Mattie’s for Chicken-Fried Steak Night. Mattie's, 811 W. Live Oak, 512/444-1888. $24 ($12, kids).

THE SWITCH'S BREW & Q WITH ABITA BREWING We already told you about this Southwest Austin venture from those Stiles Switch folks. Now the veritable House of Succulent 'Cue unveils a one-night collaboration with Abita, featuring fried catfish, fried boudin balls, fried shrimp with slaw, fries, and hush puppies – paired with, of course, some of the brewery's best-crafted drafts. Thu., Sept. 13, 5-9pm. (2018) The Switch, 166 Hargraves Ste. G-100. $20.

Friday 14

ADP + HI SIGN: BEER PAIRING DINNER And here's a dinner collab between Austin Daily Press and Hi Sign Brewing, featuring four courses paired with craft beer, the sumptuous vittles created by ADP's own chef Reed Faitak and Bellows Bakery's pastry chef Rachel Bach. Bonus: Part of the night's proceeds benefit HAAM. Fri., Sept. 14, 7pm. (2018) Austin Daily Press, 1900 E. MLK, 512/828-6463. $44.

OKTOBERFEST Come celebrate (an early) Oktoberfest with the release of Black Star's first-ever Oktoberfest-style beer, brewed with 100% Blacklands malt. The co-op honchos tell us that schnitzel, steins (newly branded steins), and shenanigans are inevitable. Fri., Sept. 14, 4-11pm. (2018) Black Star Co-op Pub and Brewery, 7020 Easy Wind #100, 512/452-2337. Free.

THE WHISKYX The touring event that brings together the best of classic distilleries with premium whisky tastings, signature dishes from acclaimed chefs, and live music – it's a veritably spiritual event for aficionados – brings the celebration of all things potable to Austin's Fair Market for an evening of 60-plus whiskies that concludes with a performance by St. Paul & the Broken Bones. Whisky? How about Ardbeg, Bruichladdich, Bulleit, Crown Royal, Dewar’s, Glenmorangie, Glen Moray, Nine Banded, WhistlePig, Wild Turkey, Wyoming, and – yes – so much more! Bonus: Use code CHRONWHX for a limited-time offer of 20% VIP discount. Fri., Sept. 14, 6pm. (2018) Fair Market, 1100 E. Fifth, 512/494-9093. $50-125.

Sunday 16

A CLARKSVILLE COOKOUT Bring all your friends to enjoy this neighborhood backyard bash done just right – Josephine House-style! – with Hi Sign Brewing kegs on the patio deck, brats & burgers sizzling on the outdoor grill, live music, lawn games, and more. Sun., Sept. 16, 5-8pm. (2018) Josephine House, 1601 Waterston, 512/477-5584. $45.

DIECISÉIS DE SEPTIEMBRE WITH NELLY NIGHTS Laced With Romance invites you to an elegant dinner (deliciously anchored by ancho ribeye steaks) to celebrate Mexican Independence Day with chef Josie Paredes of Nelly Nights Supper Club, and cocktails by Dulce Vida Spirits. Sun., Sept. 16, 7-10pm. (2018) Laced With Romance Vintage, 2404 E. Seventh, 512/971-4291. $100.

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. DrinkWell, 207 E. 53rd, 512/614-6683. $25 per class.


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

BEE CAVE FARMERS MARKET Sundays, 10am-2pm. 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave.

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

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 Branch Park Pavilion, 2006 Philomena.

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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