Texas Tiki Week, and More of Austin’s Top Food Events

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Texas Tiki Week, and More of Austin’s Top Food Events
15 Sep
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Welcome to Eater Austin’s events roundup of the best upcoming local dining and drinking festivals, classes, workshops, pop-ups, dinners, fundraisers, and more. Updated once a week, this is your one-stop-stop for Austin and beyond events worthy of your time and stomach. For even more things to do in Austin, check out Eater’s weekend restaurant suggestions, pop-up guide, and the evergreen guide to the best events in the city.

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Ongoing

Austin restaurants, food trucks, bars, breweries and more are raising money for Hurricane Harvey relief through events, parties, donations, etc.

September 2017
Through Sunday, September 17

Texas Tiki Week

What

: It’s all about rum cocktails and fruity drinks with the return of Texas Tiki Week. Events include tiki brunches at Weather Up, tiki dinner at Revelry, karaoke at Firehouse Hostel and Lounge, and cocktails at participating bars.

Where: Throughout Austin

Details: Some events require RSVPs and other ticketed event prices range from $7 to $28.

Thursday, September 14

Whisler’s Tiki Party

What: Whisler’s annual tiki party comes complete with a tiki-themed menu (which will be available for the week from Monday, September 11 through Sunday, September 17). Along with drinks, there will be a dance performance.

Where: Whisler’s, 1816 East 6th Street, East Side

Details: It goes from 4 p.m. to midnight.

Chicon Neighborhood Bash

What: Celebrate Chicon’s updated space with complimentary snacks, drinks, music, and happy hour prices all night long.

Where: Chicon, 1914 East 6th Street, East Side

Details: It goes from 5 to 8 p.m..

What

: Chocolaterie Tessa is celebrating the release of food writer Megan Giller’s latest book,Bean-to-Bar Chocolate: America’s Craft Chocolate Revolution. Pre-order the book to get access to the event and chocolate samples.

Details: It goes from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Seven Grand and Las Perlas Opening Party

What: Twinned bars the whiskey-obsessed Seven Grand and just-opened mezcal-loving Las Perlas are celebrating with a party full of whole hog roast, drink specials, and music.

Where: Seven Grand and Las Perlas, 405 East 7th Street, Downtown

Details: It runs from 5 p.m. until close.

Sourdough

Book Signing

What: Author Robin Sloan will read from his novel, Sourdough, where the main character receives a sourdough starter, at BookPeople, along with Easy Tiger bites and Saint Arnold beer.

Where: BookPeople, 603 North Lamar Boulevard

Details: It begins at 7 p.m. The event is free but the book costs $26.

Aldrich Street Grand Opening

What

: The Mueller district is celebrating its opening with a block party. Forthcoming will serve poptails, WhichCraft will offer beer flight samples, J.T. Youngblood’s will have pie and chicken wings, L’Oca d’Oro will host a chef demonstration, the anticipated Kerbey Lane Cafe will have queso, Bao’d Up will have Szechuan fries, Stella Public House will have pizza, and there will be chocolate espresso martinis from Halcyon.

Where: 1905 Aldrich Street, Mueller

Details: It runs from 7 to 10 p.m.

Friday, September 15

Lucky Lab Coffee’s Opening

What: Lucky Lab Coffee celebrates its first brick and mortar cafe within Urban Outfitters’ Space 24 Twenty with a daytime party full of free cold brew, treats, lawn games, and rescue dogs.

Where: Space 24 Twenty, 2420 Guadalupe Street, West Campus

Details: It runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Saturday, September 16

Oskar Blues Brewery’s Anniversary

What: Oskar Blues Brewery is celebrating its birthday with local live music, exclusive Texas-brewed beers, community service opportunities, and food trucks.

Where: Oskar Blues Brewery, 10420 Metric Boulevard, North Burnet

Details: The party begins at 4 p.m. Tickets cost $28 at the door.

Taiwan Night Market

What: The Taiwan Night Market is bringing Taiwanese market culture to Austin. Expect a day of family-friendly fun with games, prizes, and food.

Where: Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Road, North Austin

Details: The market lasts from 4 to 8 p.m.

North Loop Fall Block Party

What

: North Loop is hosting a block party, where Foreign & Domestic will throw a pig roast with $5 plates of food and $3 beers, Epoch Coffee is offering half/iced mojo and half iced coffee drinks for half-off, Workhorse Bar will have a beer trough and barbecue trailer, and vegan gluten-free bakery Zucchini Kill celebrates its opening with a cupcake eating contest.

Where: North Loop

Details: It runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Bean to Bar Chocolate Cheese and Chocolate Event

What

: Bean to Bar Chocolate: America’s Craft Chocolate Revolution author Megan Giller and Askinosie Chocolate’s Lawren Askinosie will taste cheese and chocolates at Antonelli’s Cheese Shop with guests.

Where: Antonelli’s Cheese Shop, 4220 Duval Street, Hyde Park

Details: The $60 ticket includes a copy of the book. It runs from 4 to 6 p.m.

Goodnight for Good in Support of Dell Children’s Medical Center

What

: Bowling alley The Goodnight is hosting a party for Dell Children’s Medical Center, where all sales and donations will be donated to the facility.

Where: Goodnight, 2700 West Anderson Lane, North Shoal Creek

Details: It costs $20 for adults and $25 for children. It runs from 1 to 4 p.m.

Sunday, September 17

Franklin’s Backyard Barbecue

What: Since Franklin Barbecue is temporarily closed anyway while it repairs the smoke-damaged pit room, Aaron Franklin is hosting a barbecue pop-up to raise money for Global Giving’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund at Mohawk. There’s a second one on September 24 too.

Where: Mohawk, 912 Red River Street, Downtown

Details: Tickets are $30, it’s first come, first served.

Gibson Street Bar’s Luau

What

: The South Lamar bar is hosting a luau party with a water slide, tiki cocktails, and pig roast from Luke’s Inside Out.

Where: Gibson Street Bar, 1109 South Lamar Boulevard, South Austin

Details: It runs from noon to 8 p.m.

Two Hives Honey’s Grand Opening

What: Celebrate the post-poned opening of Two Hives Honey and check out beekeeping equipment, classrooms, event space, gift shop, and food from Puli-Ra. The first 20 guests get a free gift.

Details: The celebration will last from 1 to 5 p.m.

West 6th Street Neighborhood Barbecue

What: The West 6th Street Business Association is hosting a neighborhood barbecue with barbecue plates from Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ, Freedmen’s, and OneTaco, along with beers from Celis Brewery, Uncle Billy’s Brewery, and Altstadt Brewing.

Where: West 6th Street

Details: Tickets are $30, and it runs from 1 to 4 p.m.

Tuesday, September 19

Alcomar’s Fall Chef Dinner Series

What: Alcomar is kicking off its three-part fall series, Flavors of Mexico, with a taco and tequila pairing. Each dinner will feature a different four-course pairing of classic Mexican dishes.

Where: Alcomar, 1816 South First Street, Bouldin

Details: The event runs from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Tickets cost $75.

Bodega Bites

What: Tequila Cazadores is debuting a new food series, Bodega Bites, which highlights local bodega and mercado owners. The Austin stop pairs chef Aarón Sánchez and Supermercado El Mercado. A portion of the proceeds from tacos and cocktails will go towards Hurricane Harvey relief.

Where: Javelina, 69 Rainey Street, Downtown

Details: It goes from 6 to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, September 20

Paula’s on the Patio

What: Paula’s Texas Spirits hosts its last patio happy hour with cocktails.

Where: Vinaigrette, 2201 College Avenue, South Congress

Details: It runs from 5 to 7 p.m.

Thursday, September 21

Revolver Brewing Beer Dinner

What: Revolver Brewing is teaming up with Peached Tortilla for three-course beer dinner. Dishes and pairings include bo ssam with Blood and Honey, and the salted chocolate chip ice cream sandwich with Bock.

Where: Peached Tortilla, 5520 Burnet Road, Allandale

Details: There are two seatings, 6:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Tickets are $35

Slow Food Austin’s Happy Hour

What

: Slow Food Austin’s next happy hour benefits the Texas Farmer Rancher Disaster Relief Fund, to help farmers and ranchers deal with Hurricane Harvey damage.

Where: ATX Cocina, 110 San Antonio Street, Downtown

Details: $10 donation, it runs from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Andiamo’s Fall Harvest Dinner

What

: The Italian restaurant is ushering in fall with a four-course seasonal dinner with dishes like fennel salad, pumpkin ravioli, and pork chops.

Where: Andiamo, 2521 Rutland Drive, North Burnet

Details: $50 for dinner, additional $30 for wine pairings. Reservations recommended.

Saturday, September 23

Chilean Wine Tasting

What: Second Bar and Kitchen, Archer Hotel Austin, and Vine Connections are teaming up for a night of Chilean wine tasting at the Domain restaurant.

Where: Second Bar + Kitchen, 3121 Palm Way, #101, Domain Northside

Details: The tasting goes from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance.

Sunday, September 24

Franklin’s Backyard Barbecue

What: Since Franklin Barbecue is temporarily closed anyway while it repairs the smoke-damaged pit room, Aaron Franklin is hosting a barbecue pop-up to raise money for Global Giving’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund at Mohawk.

Where: Mohawk, 912 Red River Street, Downtown

Details: Tickets are $30, it’s first come, first served.

Greenhouse Craft Food’s Beer Dinner

What: Greenhouse Craft Food is hosting a four-course dinner with beer pairings from Save the World Brewing.

Where: Greenhouse Craft Food, 1400 East Old Settlers Boulevard, #110, Round Rock

Details: Appetizers start at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $64.

Thursday, September 28

En Garde

What: Les Dames d’Escoffier of Austin is hosting its annual En Garde event, celebrating the city’s leading culinary ladies. The night will include a Chopped-style competition, a variety of local eateries, a wine event, and an auction to support scholarships and grants for Austin women in culinary professions.

Where: Barr Mansion, 10463 Sprinkle Road, Northeast Austin

Details: General admission tickets cost $50 in advance.

Saturday, September 30

Texas Craft Brewers Festival

What: The Texas Craft Brewers Festival is back with more than 65 Texas breweries for you to try. The event will also offer non-alcoholic beverages as well as a variety of food vendors.

Where: Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Jesse E. Segovia Street, Holly

Details: The event runs from 2 to 6:30 p.m. with a VIP noon entrance on Saturday. Early bird tickets start at $30.

Soul Food Truck Fest

What: The Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce is hosting a food truck festival featuring ten African-American-owned food trucks.

Where: Freedom Plaza, 1165 Angelina Street, Central East Austin

Details: It goes from noon until 5 p.m.

October 2017
Sunday, October 1

Far East Fest

What: Enjoy the best of Austin’s Asian cuisine at the Asian food festival. Think curries, dumplings, noodles, sushi, wontons, and more from participating restaurants like Wu Chow, Sway, Thai Kun, Jenna’s Asian Kitchen, Dee Dee, Phonatic, and others.

Where: Austin American Statesman, 305 South Congress Avenue, South Austin

Details: It goes from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets start at $55.

Wednesday, October 4

Party for the Parks

What: The Austin Parks Foundation is throwing a party for its 25th anniversary with food from Kemuri Tatsu-ya, Peached Tortilla, Launderette, and others, along with an auction, music, and drinks.

Where: Brazos Hall, 204 East 4th Street, Downtown

Details: The celebration starts at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $150.

Sunday, October 15

The Butcher’s Ball

What: The Butcher’s Ball is back after a successful debut last year. Enjoy Texas country live music, demonstrations, cocktails, discussion, and, of course, lots of meat. Ben Runkle from Salt & Time and Dawn Burrell from Uchiko will represent Austin in the butchery competition.

Where: Rockin’ Star Ranch, 8002 Fuelburg Pease Lane, Brenham

Details: Tickets start at $100.

Wednesday, October 18

Austin Beerworks and Hightower Beer Dinner

What

: The Hightower and Austin Beerworks are teaming up to serve a five-course beer dinner, which includes Austin Beerworks’ latest brew, the Garde Tower.

Where: The Hightower, 1209 East 7th Street, Central East Austin

Details: The dinner goes from 6:30 to 9 p.m.. Tickets cost $80.

Sunday, October 22

Austin Fermentation Festival

What: Texas Farmers’ Market and Barr Mansion are partnering to present the fermentation festival with speakers, workshops, an auction, food vendors, a mini farmers market, live music, and more.

Where: Barr Mansion, 10463 Sprinkle Road, Northeast Austin

Details: The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. Purchase general admission tickets and workshop specific tickets online.

Wednesday, October 25

Film and Food Fundraising Party

What: The Driskill is hosting the 15th annual Film & Food Fundraising Party, as part of the Austin Film Festival, featuring drinks and bites from 20 of Austin’s top restaurants like Justine’s, Bullfight, and Texas French Bread.

Where: Driskill Hotel, 604 Brazos Street, Downtown

Details: It runs from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $100.

Saturday, October 28

Austin Margarita Festival

What: The Austin Margarita Festival will feature over 20 different flavors of the cocktail, rom pumpkin spice to peach mango to jalapeno pepper.

Where: Austin American Statesman, 305 South Congress Ave., Travis Heights

Detail: It runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.. Presale tickets start at $40.

Sunday, October 29

Hey Sugar Dessert Festival

What: Peached Social House is hosting Austin’s first dessert festival which will feature up to 20 local vendors. Look forward to ice cream, cookies, macarons, chocolate, pies, and more.

Where: Peached Social House, 6500 North Lamar Boulevard., Crestview

Detail: The festival will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Tickets start at $10.

Green Corn Project’s Fall Fundraiser

What

: The Green Corn Project is hosting its 19th annual “Grow Locally Cook Globally” fall festival. Enjoy food from more than 20 local restaurants, live music, a silent auction, and a children’s area.

Details: The fundraiser goes from noon until 3:30 p.m.. Early bird tickets cost $35.

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