Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmer's markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of July 8, 2021

Friday 9

BULL & BOWL GRAND OPENING PARTY They're insisting this place on West Sixth is "the first duckpin bowling alley, bar, bistro, arcade, and mechanical bull venue ever established;" and, you know? Initial, cocktail-fueled research seems to corroborate that assertion. And you might want to corroborate yourself a win at the opening party this weekend, citizen – a win in the Mechanical Bull-Riding Tournament, a you-versus-the-bull battle that's replete with potential prizes and glory. Bonus: Fierce set of chunes from DJ Eric Generic. Fri., July 9, 7-11pm. (2021) Bull & Bowl, 501 W. Sixth #200, 512/992-0707.

KEEPERS COASTAL KITCHEN: GRAND OPENING This new restaurant – from those acclaimed Hajimaleki Brothers, Amir and Ali, of Oasthouse fame – with chef partner René Melendes – will offer sustainably caught seafood from across the country, with flavors from around the world. It's a family-friendly, casual eatery, this place, starting out with just dinner service – later expanding to lunch and take-out. (Why "Keepers," you wonder? It's named after Amir's favorite pier in Port Aransas, is why; but we'd reckon also because, yeah, it's def a keeper.) Fri., July 9, opening at 3pm Keepers Coastal Kitchen, 5701 W. Slaughter Bldg D.

Saturday 10

MASSKRUGSTEMMEN BEER STEIN HOLDING CONTEST Short road trip, anyone? The New Braunfels-based Krause's Café & Biergarten challenges guests (21 and older) to "hold their bier" by hosting this series of stein-holding contests all summer long. It's not just fun for fun's sake: The ultimate winner will receive airfare and a two-night hotel stay in New York City. Note: Join the competition each Saturday for an entry fee of $20; the finals will be on Aug. 21. Pro tip: Try the Jager Schnitzel while you're there, liebchen; that mushroom sauce is *chef's kiss* ... Sat., Aug. 21, 7:30pm Krause’s Cafe & Biergarten, 148 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels, 830/625-2807. $20.

Tuesday 13

RED BEANS AND RICELY YOURS, AUSTIN This community initiative, headed by Chris Cubas and Maris Clegg, is dedicated to providing free meals (of red beans and rice, andouille sausage, cornbread, fruit, dessert, and a drink) to Austinites in need. "On Tuesdays, we will provide a link to sign up for a free home-made meal delivered to you with safety in mind," goes their announcement on Facebook. "There is no judgment and the form is anonymous. If you have been affected by the impact of Covid-19 or are having a hard time, we would like to make a small portion of your day a little bit better." Or, if you'd like to donate your time in driving, baking treats, or providing cases of nonalcoholic beverages, please reach out to


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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