Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmer's markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of June 10, 2021

Saturday 12

ATX SLIDERS: GRAND OPENING Austin-based restaurant group Delectable Innovations presents its newest food truck, ATX Sliders, at the legendary Saxon Pub in South Austin. Helmed by Valentina’s Tex Mex co-founder chef Michael Lerner and Carlos Cruz, former executive chef of Hilton Austin, this kitchen-on-wheels will be serving up a variety of gourmet beef, chicken, and vegetarian sliders, and, with each purchase of the Slider of the Month, the team will donate $2 to the monthly nonprofit partner. (June's slider is a Green Chile Pork Slider – a pork patty, provolone, hatch green chile, baby arugula, pickled onions, and green chili aioli – benefiting Austin Pets Alive!) This Saturday's debut is especially gonna rock, they're telling us, with giveaways and live music and more. Sat., June 12, 11am-4pm. (2021) Saxon Pub, 1320 S. Lamar, 512/448-2552. atxsliders.com

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 St., at the Hotel Ella, 512/495-1800. $15-25. hotelella.com/goodalls

WATERLOO GIN: WORLD GIN DAY AT TREATY OAK DISTILLING Yes, Waterloo Gin, those local producers of that favorite of boozy botanicals, celebrates World Gin Day with a party out in Treaty Oak's Hill Country patch of paradise this weekend – and you're invited. In addition to complimentary tastings, there'll also be an exclusive release of barrel-aged Old Yaupon Gin; the stuff's been aged for two years in one of Treaty Oak's second-use Ghost Hill Bourbon barrels to create its uniquely sophisticated flavor. Oh, and? A whole day of cocktail flights (featuring Waterloo Gin, of course), along with food and drink specials at the venue's acclaimed Alice’s Restaurant. What a wonderful use of a Saturday! Sat., June 12, noon-9pm. (2021) Treaty Oak Distilling, 16604 Fitzhugh Rd., Dripping Springs. www.treatyoakdistilling.com

Sunday 13

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 St., at the Hotel Ella, 512/495-1800. $15-25. hotelella.com/goodalls

WINE & FOOD FOUNDATION: TOAST OF TEXAS Got your tickets yet, dear reader? For real. Because a Sunday afternoon in the Hill Country, with some great wine, delicious Texas barbecue by SLAB, and live music by Guy Forsyth? You know this gig's gonna sell out like bacon-studded hotcakes. Sun., June 13, 2-4:30pm. (2021) Stonehouse Villa, 15110 RM 150, Driftwood. $80. winefoodfoundation.org

Monday 14

UCHIKO'S SWEET BOX FOR FATHER'S DAY Yes. This box. Yes. Hai Hospitality's executive pastry chef Ariana Quant's confections – pineapple cotton cheesecake with citrus kosho, peach + peach leaf shortcake, coffee bourbon entremet, cookies 'n' (tonka) cream, strawberry umeboshi, and vanilla-filled choux – will be paired with a bottle of Provenance Blood Orange and Tangerine beer by Austin's Jester King. We mean, omg, just look at that box. Is your Dad worthy of such a thing? Note: Order by phone ASAP. Uchiko, 4200 N. Lamar, 512/916-4808. $95. www.uchikoaustin.com

Tuesday 15

UCHIKO'S SWEET BOX FOR FATHER'S DAY Yes. This box. Yes. Hai Hospitality's executive pastry chef Ariana Quant's confections – pineapple cotton cheesecake with citrus kosho, peach + peach leaf shortcake, coffee bourbon entremet, cookies 'n' (tonka) cream, strawberry umeboshi, and vanilla-filled choux – will be paired with a bottle of Provenance Blood Orange and Tangerine beer by Austin's Jester King. We mean, omg, just look at that box. Is your Dad worthy of such a thing? Note: Order by phone ASAP. Uchiko, 4200 N. Lamar, 512/916-4808. $95. www.uchikoaustin.com

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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