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Week of July 16th

Ongoing Programming:

Rosewood, the new East Austin dining destination is now serving brunch. The new menu features dishes reflecting Chef Jesse Deleon’s south-Texas roots and includes a selection of brunch-only cocktails. The new brunch menu will include options like Queso Flameado with over easy eggs and fried pinto beans served with house-made tortillas; Barbacoa served with hash browns, crema, and poached eggs; Baked Egg Whites with veggie chorizo sofrito and avocado; Peach Leaf Pancakes with crème fraiche and candied pistachio; Steak with scrambled eggs, nopales, and roasted corn huarache; Fried Oyster Tacos with marinated zucchini, toasted peanuts, and thai chili; a Porchetta Sandwich served with a fried egg, and jalapeno coleslaw on an English muffin; a Brisket Croque Madame with cheddar cheese, quail eggs, and mixed greens; and Fried Chicken with pan de campo, and serrano pickled onions drizzled with red eye gravy. Pastries include the Blackberry Concha with whipped crème fraiche and pickled blackberries; a Donut with malted milk crumble and coffee granita; an Empanada stuffed with Malabar spinach, beef bacon, and gruyere; and a Kolache with jalapeno-cheddar sausage and fig mostarda. Brunch-only cocktails include options like a Habanero Bloody Mary, with Deep Eddy Vodka, habanero, watermelon, tomato, celery and lime; the English Breakfast, Pimm’s Gin, blackberry, elderflower, lemon and tonic; and a Rosemary Mimosa with sparkling wine, grapefruit, and rosemary. Brunch will be served Saturdays and Sundays from 11AM to 2PM, for walk-in customers only.

Leave it to Hopdoddy to make a Hot Dog Burger. The limited-time only menu item (July 16th-20th) not only coincides with National Hot Dog Day on July 18th but also with America’s favorite pastime – The Major League Baseball All-Star Game on July 17th. The Great Hambino includes a beef patty with a hot dog that is gaveled and split, stacked with Chicago relish, diced onions, pickles and peppers, tomato, caraway honey mustard all between two poppy seed egg buns. Find it at all Hopdoddy locations and on happy hour for $5 on National Hot Dog Day!

Boiler Nine is treating local book worms and library fans alike to a special discount when stopping in to satisfy pre- and post-library hunger. Located just across the street from the new library within the Seaholm District, enjoy 10% off your Boiler Nine bill when presenting your library card to your server!

Fairmont Austin has a new Sunday event series at their bar Rules & Regs called Bubbles & Beats. They’re offering bubbles by the glass ranging from $5 for house bubbles to $35 for Dom Perignon, Bottles of bubbly, and fancy sparkling cocktails ranging from $7 to $15.

Following the success of Yes We Can Wine’s Sway Rosé, Texas winegrowers Chris Brundrett of William Chris Vineyards and Andrew Sides of Lost Draw Cellars are pleased to announce the launch of Sway Blanc, a white blend canned wine, which is now available at Whole Foods Markets across Texas.

InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel is celebrating the return of summer with seven refreshing ways to cool off. They recently launched the 7 Flavors of Summer boozy popsicle cocktail series to highlight Texas’ rich bounty of craft distillers in a fun format. The hotel, which is dog-friendly, is also offering two flavors of non-alcoholic pup-sicles this summer and $1 from every 7 Flavors of Summer pop-tail sold will be donated to Austin Pets Alive. The Boozy Popsicle Cocktails include:

  • Paloma Smash Pop-tail made with Playa Real Mandarin Tequila
  • AppleTini Pop-tail made with Tito’s Vodka
  • Peach Bellini Pop-tail made with Deep Eddy Peach Vodka
  • Pina Colada Pop-tail made with RumHaven Coconut Rum
  • Grand Marnier Creamsicle Pop-tail
  • St. Germain Champagne Pop-tail
  • Red Wine Sangria Pop-tail

Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden has expanded its menu, including summer-inspired cocktails and iced coffees to beat the heat. For a limited run, the menu will feature several drinks – both boozy and non-alcoholic – augmenting the coffee offerings of their beverage program. Additionally, Cosmic recently rolled out reverse happy hour specials from Sunday through Thursday, 9pm until close. Daily Rotating Specials Include:

  • Sunday – Industry Night: 20% For All Industry Guests

  • Monday – Industry Night: 20% For All Industry Guests, $6 Lone Star + Tully, $6 Pacifico + Tequila

  • Tuesday – Taco Tuesday: $3 Pacifico, $3 Arette Blanco, $5 Paloma

  • Wednesday – Wine Down Wednesday: $5 All Wine

  • Thursday – Thirsty Thursday: $5 Frozens, Staff Pick

Uncle Billy’s Brewery & Smokehouse is now a breakfast and coffee destination on Barton Springs Rd in South Austin. The restaurant is open at 7:00 a.m. each day and offers morning meals, espresso, coffee drinks, and breakfast cocktails. Following a successful run of offering breakfast during the World Cup matches, and the recent departure of Austin Java on Barton Springs Road, Uncle Billy’s chose to serve breakfast as a staple for the neighborhood.  Uncle Billy’s Brewery & Smokehouse is serving its weekend brunch menu every day until 2:00 p.m. including breakfast tacos, smoked brisket hash, pork belly and fried egg sandwiches, savory corn cakes, French toast eggs in a hole, and Billy’s Big Breakfast. Breakfast. It will soon expand the menu to include daily breakfast specials. The full lunch and dinner menu is still available beginning at 11:00 a.m. IIn addition, Uncle Billy’s serves fresh-ground espresso drinks, hand-shaken specialty coffee drinks, drip coffee, and tea. Uncle Billy’s will soon have cold brew coffee on tap. The full bar is open in the morning offering craft cocktails such as Bloody Mary’s, Vimosas, and coffee cocktails.

Independence Brewing Co.has partnered withAlamo Drafthouse for an exciting statewide summer film series celebrating Texas filmmakers and the launch of Independence’s new craft beer, a seasonal Pilsner dubbedNative Texan.The film series will kick off with a screening of Bottle Rocket in Denton, Texas, right where the cult classic was filmed nearly 23 years ago. Additional films will be screened at Alamo Drafthouse locations in Austin, Corpus Christi, El Paso, Dallas (Las Colinas), Houston, Laredo, Lubbock, New Braunfels, and San Antonio. Admission will be free to the public, however, attendees can reserve a seat by purchasing a $5 voucher, which can be redeemed at the theater for an ice-cold can of Native Texan or another concession item. The full Native Texan Films screening schedule can be found below along with ticket links.

Hideaway Kitchen & Bar, a casual, chef inspired restaurant and full service bar + lounge now open in southeast Austin, has launched its happy hour program, which runs every day from 4-7 PM. Featuring half-off small plates, $3 off craft cocktails, $2 off draft beers and glasses of wine, and $1 off bottled and canned beers, happy hour at Hideaway is the perfect plan to both beat the heat and meet & greet with family and friends.

For the entire month of July, Perry’s is offering a unique special in honor of the nearly four decades since their modest butcher shop beginnings. Guests can join the celebration by visiting Perry’s downtown Austin and enjoying four courses with four different menu options per course for just $44. Menu options include Perry’s signature Fried Asparagus, Butcher’s Chop salad, Famous Pork Chop and Nutty d’Angelo that is prepared and served tableside.

Guild launched an extended happy hour menu that includes exclusive new menu items, including a vegan summer “ceviche,” fried lavender-brined chicken, clam beignets, whitewater mussels served with brioche soldiers, and mixed dozen oysters.  Additionally, the exclusive happy hour beverage menu features six cocktails, including:

  • Dark N Shandy with Myers’s Dark Rum, lemon, honey and Live Oak Hefe
  • Real Playa’s Sunrise with Playa Real tequila, pineapple juice, and Luxardo syrup
  • Fiery Mule with Reyka vodka, fresh jalapeno slices, lime, and ginger beer
  • Kentucky Mule with Old Overholt Rye, lime, and ginger beer
  • Paloma with Sauza tequila, lemon, grapefruit juice, and soda
  • Gin-ger Tini with Monopolowa gin, ginger liqueur, lime, and grapefruit soda
Guests of Le Politique may enjoy 15% off their meal when they present a ticket for a show at ACL Live or Violet Crown Cinema to their server. This offer is only valid on the date of the show and can be applied once per party before or after the show. It does not apply to holiday prix-fixe menus. Additionally, members of Ballet Austin’s Perks Program can show their club membership card for 10% off their bill. 
Hopdoddy will be presenting a new Bew Series Burger called the Sweet Carolina Burger. This one-of-a-kind burger includes a pulled pork patty, backyard slaw and a Saison Carolina Gold BBQ sauce paired with a pint of Austin’s Strange Land Saison. Pro tip: Come grub between 3:00 – 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and the Brew Series Burger + brew of the month will be $5 each!
Be More Pacific is bringing the island chill vibes! The Filipino treasure is slinging brand new cocktails featuring tropical flavors and favorite Filipino fruits, including a boozy fish bowl that serves up to four people and a cocktail with Filipino coconut liquor Lambanog. Their Filipino island-inspired cocktails include: Manilalada with Waterloo gin, coconut milk, lemon, lime, simple syrup; Palawan Punch with Dolce Vida Tequila, ancho reyes, agave, lime, fresh lemonade; Prickly Pear Rita with Dolce Vida Tequila, fresh prickly pear juice, lime; Cucumber Cilantro Spritzer with Treaty Oak Rum, muddled cucumber & cilantro, topo chico, lime, simple syrup; and a Pacific Sour with Texas whiskey, red wine, agave, lemon and blueberries to name a few.

Sway is presenting a fully reimagined brunch menu that unites Thai flavors with Southern comfort food for a unique yet familiar dining experience. Brunch is available from 11am to 3pm every Saturday and SundayMenu highlights include

  • Chiang Mai Chili: A Thai-meets-Texas classic with fermented black bean and pork chili, rice “corn chips,” crispy chicken skins, coconut cream, pickled okra and fresno, marinated tofu, chive blossoms and herbs

  • Moo Sway Congee: Savory dish featuring coconut rice grits topped with seasonal pickled greens, sugar-cured pork butt, son-in-law egg and Thai chili

  • The French Toast: Inspired by Thailand’s popular mango sticky rice dessert, showcasing toasted rice and mango bread custard, caramelized banana, toasted sesame seed and coconut cream

  • Chia Seed Bowl: Light and refreshing vegan dish with chia coconut pudding, puffed rice granola, and seasonal fruits

The beverage menu also features innovative takes on popular brunch cocktails, such as a hibiscus grapefruit mimosa, spicy bloody mary and more.

Wild Chix & Waffles’ Waffle Wednesdays continue through July. Come back every Wednesday of the month for new specials each week, including:

  • $5 Don’t Tell Mama– July 18
  • $5 Waffle Nachos– July 25
For those looking to eat their dinner alongside live music, east Austin’s new Italian restaurant Il Brutto will have gypsy jazz quartet Django Foxtrot outside on the heritage oak tree-shaded patio every week on Thursdaysfrom 7:30 to 9 p.m. Guests can indulge in pasta, pizza or a bottle of wine outdoors while enjoying tunes by the local band.
All New Waterloo properties will start to offer 50% off their full beverage program at happy hours across the city this summer. Whether lounging in the Lobby Bar at South Congress Hotel or drinking a monk water and waiting for their table at Sway, guests are able to enjoy the beverage of their choice at half price. 50% off drinks during happy hour applies to all New Waterloo locations excluding La Matta, Café No Sé and Mañana.

**Now through the end of September, TRACE will be offering 1/2 priced bottles of Rosé , 7 days a week. On Wednesdays, enjoy Rosé Wednesdays in the Front Yard with $7 Frosé and live music by Joshua Klaus during happy hour from 5pm – 7pm. Featured bottles throughout summer include:

  • Caves Sao Joao Espumante Rosé Bruto, Bairrada, Portugal $58
  • Covides Casteller Brut Rosado Cava, Catalonia, Spain $48
  • Proverb Rosé , California $40
  • Charles and Charles Rosé $45

Summer Fridays are a lot cooler when you’re hanging out at the W Austin pool. Buy a day pass for $10 or wait until happy hour at 5 pm, when access to the WET Deck becomes complimentary Monday through Friday (except during holiday weekends). From noon to sunset, DJ Kurupt and Buck Rodgers are spinning tunes. W Austin presents a Sunday Funday favorite – SOUNDWAVE SUNDAYS from 12 PM – sundown. BEATS by DJ Bird Peterson and special guests play poolside while guests lounge comfortably in cabanas. Tickets are $20 for non guests and the event is complimentary for guests of W Austin.

July 17th:

Briggo, the Austin-based automated coffee providers will be opening a new Coffee Haus location inside ABIA. Believe it or not this Briggo location will mark the first app-based, robotic, specialty coffee system installed in an airport anywhere in the world!

July 18th

Get ready to say bye bye to hangovers! Bibi Beverages, and Austin-based company, is launching their new Indie Gogo campaign for their hangover and flush prevention drinks on July 18th! The three new alcohol detox drinks prevent, as well as eliminate, hangovers in addition to reducing redness from facial flushing when drinking. Each drink is two ounces and contains more active ingredients than any other hangover product, making these drinks the most compact and effective detox shots on the market and something you and your liver will appreciate! Click here on July 18th to check out the campaign, and make sure to get your six pack to support a local Austin business and do good for yourself when you decide to have a few cocktails, your future self will thank you 😉

July 20th

The Food Truck Festival is hosting a “Taste The World” event at Barton Creek Mall.  The event takes place from 7 pm until 11:30 pm, and they will primarily be focusing on a variety of diverse and international trucks. Not all trucks will be international, but they will highlight where the food was inspired and the history of the food. There will be live music, henna, and they’re still considering a live petting zoo of exotic animals on site! Tickets can be purchased at, and kids under 12 are free.

July 21st

Join Bumble BFF + Outdoor Voices for a poolside workout at Austin Motel at 10 am with The Barre Code followed by fun in the sun and an ice cream social with Squeezery ATX and snacks from FitJoy!

July 26th

Snarf’s will celebrate their riff on the Cubano sandwich on July 26. Their Cubano Sandwich, offered for a limited time through September 2, is piled high with slow roasted pork that is ordered locally and prepared in house, smoked ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard on their famous “toasty on the outside, doughy on the inside” bread. The public is invited to visit Snarf’s locations nationwide on July 26 only to enjoy $2 off the Cubano sandwich. In August Snarf’s will offer additional specials leading up to National Cuban Sandwich Day on August 23.

July 27th

Cannon + Belle will host a special dinner featuring award-winning local brewery, Celis Brewery from 6:30-8:30. Chef Yesi Arredondo worked to develop each dish to best pair with the selected brew. A Celis representative will be on hand at the dinner to discuss the beers and answer any questions. Founded in 1992, Celis Brewery is Austin’s first craft brewery, producing Belgian-style ales and the original witbier brewed by Pierre Celis in Hoegaarden, Belgium among others. Tickets are $48 (plus tax and gratuity), For reservations, call 512-493-4900 or email Complimentary self-parking in the garage and $5 valet.  The menu includes: 

  • First course: Pickled shrimp with green curry mayo, purple daikon, cilantro, finger limes, grapefruit, benne seed crackers and fennel flowers; Paired with Citrus Grandis (IPA – East Coast, 5% ABV)

  • Second course: Spicy pecan-crusted confit duck leg accompanied by sweet bread and corn pudding, brussel sprout kimchi and Pale Bock gastrique; Paired with Pale Bock (Bock, 4.9% ABV)

  • Third course: Beer-battered cod served with pan-fried turnip greens, shiitake mushrooms, snap beans, sweet peppers, satsuma, peanuts, chili broth and bachelor buttons; Paired with Celis White (Witbier, 4.9 % ABV)

  • Fourth course: Beignets with a side of oatmeal stout ice cream topped with a coffee chocolate drizzle; Paired with Oatmeal Stout (Stout, 5.4% ABV)


July 29th:

Nland’s Surfreza Sundays take place the last Sunday of every month and July’s iteration will feature a special screening of surfing documentary, Step Into Liquid. Directed by Dana Brown, the film features interviews with some heavy hitters from the surfing world. The day’s festivities will also include feature music by DJ Manolo Black and Soulies and Audic Empire. Leading up to the screening there will be live music and Cold Ones Popsicles giveaways while supplies last. Additional limited-edition popsicles flavors can be purchased and a dollar from every Blackberry Honey Lemonade popsicle sold goes to American Honeybee Protection Agency and their efforts to relocate bees safely.  There will also be a raffle to win a Firewire surfboard, all raffle proceeds will benefit EarthxFilm. So come on out to surf, drink and eat for a cause. Onsite brewery, NLand Breweing Company will be serving Surfreza (a light, Mexican lager) on special for $3. NLand encourages guests to surf first, drink responsibly, and ride safely! Lyft is offering 25% off a ride to the event on July 29th. Ticket options are screening ($10) only or screening and surfing, with a complimentary dryland surf session ($40). Tickets can be purchased in advance through EventBrite: All ages are welcome.

That’s all I have for you this week, and feel free to email me at in case I’m missing anything important going on this week.


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