Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmer's markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of February 24, 2022

Thursday 24

MARDI GRAS AT EASY TIGER Sure, they'll have live music and games and such going at all three Easy Tiger locations for Mardi Gras, but we're shouting them out here because, well, King Cakes, right? We've gotta have one, and we know the Tiger makes the bready confections so fresh and tasty – with their signature pain au lait dough stuffed with a rich cinnamon sugar paste and sprinkled with colorful sanding sugar on top. Each will serve 8-10 people, and they'll come with a baby tiger (OK, a small plastic rendition of a baby tiger) for good luck. Bet your fur and whiskers this'll be a pastry-potent power move for your best holiday party. Note: Pre-order now; available Feb. 24-March 1. $35. easytigerusa.com

Friday 25

MARDI GRAS AT EASY TIGER Sure, they'll have live music and games and such going at all three Easy Tiger locations for Mardi Gras, but we're shouting them out here because, well, King Cakes, right? We've gotta have one, and we know the Tiger makes the bready confections so fresh and tasty – with their signature pain au lait dough stuffed with a rich cinnamon sugar paste and sprinkled with colorful sanding sugar on top. Each will serve 8-10 people, and they'll come with a baby tiger (OK, a small plastic rendition of a baby tiger) for good luck. Bet your fur and whiskers this'll be a pastry-potent power move for your best holiday party. Note: Pre-order now; available Feb. 24-March 1. $35. easytigerusa.com

Saturday 26

AUSTIN OYSTER FESTIVAL The Austin Oyster Festival returns for its ninth year of honoring the sea’s most decadent mollusk – served up on the half shell, grilled, roasted, fried, in gumbo, and more – from the culinary savants of Mongers, Night Cap, Salt Traders, Shore ATX, and others – alongside seafood dishes, a veritable flotilla of cocktail pairings, and live music from Chansons et Soulard, the Blue Mist, and the Lost Pines. Bonus: It's all to benefit the Central Texas Food Bank. Sat., Feb 26, noon-6pm Republic Square, 422 Guadalupe, 512/381-1147. $75. austinoysterfestival.com

MARDI GRAS AT EASY TIGER Sure, they'll have live music and games and such going at all three Easy Tiger locations for Mardi Gras, but we're shouting them out here because, well, King Cakes, right? We've gotta have one, and we know the Tiger makes the bready confections so fresh and tasty – with their signature pain au lait dough stuffed with a rich cinnamon sugar paste and sprinkled with colorful sanding sugar on top. Each will serve 8-10 people, and they'll come with a baby tiger (OK, a small plastic rendition of a baby tiger) for good luck. Bet your fur and whiskers this'll be a pastry-potent power move for your best holiday party. Note: Pre-order now; available Feb. 24-March 1. $35. easytigerusa.com

Sunday 27

BLOODY MARY FESTIVAL These days, seems like every other Bloody Mary is a sort of all-you-can-eat buffet, y'know what we're saying? And now this Sunday's eighth annual celebration of the popular cocktail (and smorgasbord vehicle) will showcase the best of what's locally available – from the likes of the Cavalier, Z'Tejas, Lustre Pearl, Snooze, Hillside Farmacy, Better Half, and more – during a convivial afternoon of boozy, tomato-based brilliance Downtown. Sun., Feb. 27, noon-3:30pm. (2022) Fair Market, 1100 E. Fifth, 512/494-9093. $49.50-67.50. thebloodymaryfest.com

MARDI GRAS AT EASY TIGER Sure, they'll have live music and games and such going at all three Easy Tiger locations for Mardi Gras, but we're shouting them out here because, well, King Cakes, right? We've gotta have one, and we know the Tiger makes the bready confections so fresh and tasty – with their signature pain au lait dough stuffed with a rich cinnamon sugar paste and sprinkled with colorful sanding sugar on top. Each will serve 8-10 people, and they'll come with a baby tiger (OK, a small plastic rendition of a baby tiger) for good luck. Bet your fur and whiskers this'll be a pastry-potent power move for your best holiday party. Note: Pre-order now; available Feb. 24-March 1. $35. easytigerusa.com

SUERTE X DAME: BRUNCH FENOMENAL For one day only, Ed Szymanski and Patricia Howard of Dame in NYC will be joining chef Fermín Nuñez and the Suerte familia to prepare a seafood-focused pop-up menu, including oysters on the half shell with chiltepin mignonette; Squid Alambres with pistou macha verde and scallions; Kedgeree a la Tumbada with grilled monkfish and a soft egg; Fish a la Talla, and more. Mmmmmmm, we're trying to imagine a better brunch this weekend, but we just keep drooling. Sun., Feb. 27, 11am-3pm. (2022) Suerte, 1800 E. Sixth, 512/953-0092. suerteatx.com

Monday 28

MARDI GRAS AT EASY TIGER Sure, they'll have live music and games and such going at all three Easy Tiger locations for Mardi Gras, but we're shouting them out here because, well, King Cakes, right? We've gotta have one, and we know the Tiger makes the bready confections so fresh and tasty – with their signature pain au lait dough stuffed with a rich cinnamon sugar paste and sprinkled with colorful sanding sugar on top. Each will serve 8-10 people, and they'll come with a baby tiger (OK, a small plastic rendition of a baby tiger) for good luck. Bet your fur and whiskers this'll be a pastry-potent power move for your best holiday party. Note: Pre-order now; available Feb. 24-March 1. $35. easytigerusa.com

Tuesday 1

COSMIC COFFEE CRAWFISH BOIL The mighty mudbug masters of Eastside Boilers roil up a Mardi Gras feast for all y'all crustacean-craving Austinites, bringing pounds and pounds of crawdads and shrimp to the boil, adding all the classic fixin's to the mix, serving it up right there on the vast patio of this well-caffeinated and brewski-abetted southside hang. Tue., March 1, 3-7pm. (2022) Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden, 121 Pickle #111, 512/481-0694. $11-45. cosmichospitalitygroup.com

MARDI GRAS AT EASY TIGER Sure, they'll have live music and games and such going at all three Easy Tiger locations for Mardi Gras, but we're shouting them out here because, well, King Cakes, right? We've gotta have one, and we know the Tiger makes the bready confections so fresh and tasty – with their signature pain au lait dough stuffed with a rich cinnamon sugar paste and sprinkled with colorful sanding sugar on top. Each will serve 8-10 people, and they'll come with a baby tiger (OK, a small plastic rendition of a baby tiger) for good luck. Bet your fur and whiskers this'll be a pastry-potent power move for your best holiday party. Note: Pre-order now; available Feb. 24-March 1. $35. easytigerusa.com

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 [email protected]. redbeansaustin.com

Ongoing

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

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

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

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 Branch Park Pavilion, 2006 Philomena. texasfarmersmarket.org/mueller

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

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