Check this page out weekly to stay up to date on all the best upcoming food and drink events in Austin, updated every Monday for the week ahead.

November Programming:

Salt & Time has partnered with two ranches to bring you the best Turkey options for your Thanksgiving celebration. They have pastured Heritage Breed Turkeys from Roam Ranch in Fredericksburg and pastured Broad Breasted White Turkeys from Martin Heritage Farm in Coupland. Both are available for pre-order here. Supplies are limitid and the pre-order deadline is Novmber 12.

Il Brutto is excited to announce the launch of three new weekly events: Italo Nights every Tuesday, Musica Thursdays and Sunday Spritz.

  • Italo Nights – Italian Disco at Il Brutto: Every Tuesday Night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Four-man DJ crew Flying-Turns will be spinning 70’s and 80’s Italian disco records on the patio while Executive Chef Erind Halilaj shows off his best dance moves. Happy Hour, which features half-off the entire drink menu, is available every weekday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Musica on the Terrazza – Classic Jazz at Il Brutto: Every Thursday Night from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  Join Il Brutto for dinner as Jazz group Django Foxtrot plays beneath the live oak tree on the patio. Be sure to try the housemade Gnocchi; available only on Thursday nights.
  • Sunday Spritz – Sunday Brunch at Il Brutto: Every Sunday Brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The only acceptable drink of choice for any thirsty Italian: the Aperol Spritz. Every Sunday, DJs King Louie and Soy Ella Ella will host a parti in its honor; live tunes paired with $5 spritzes, $3 mimosas and Italian breakfast favorites will be available for purchase. For those who can’t make it for the music, drink specials are available during Saturday’s brunch service as well.
Mongers Market + Kitchen recently launched Fish + Chips Wednesdays,. Now dedicating their Wednesdays to a fan favorite, Monger’s Fish + Chips Wednesdays is available all day and patrons can delight in Stark’s fresh cod, delicately fried in beer batter and served with homemade wedge fries for $15.
Visit La Volpe for Happy Hour Tuesday through Friday, 5pm-630pm. Enjoy select cocktails and wine for $7 a glass and draft beers for $5; enjoy a scrumptious selection of happy hour priced appetizers like Meatballs; Baby Artichoke; Chicken Liver Mousse; Scallop Crudo; Small Mushroom Paperdelle; and Small Blue Crab Risotto $8-$12. Located at 201 Brazos St, Austin, TX., Wanna stay for dnnner? Book a table for dinner at https://www.lavolpeaustin.com/ 
 Irene’s will be having some fun themed-brunches on Sundays:
  • Sunday, November 4: Beyoncé
  • Sunday, November 11: Wu Tang
  • Sunday, November 18: 90’s Hip Hop
  • Sunday, November 25: 80’s

 

Visit El Gaucho Winery for Sunday Asados! Every Sunday sip and snack on delicious Argentine-style BBQ and El Gaucho wines at the winery! There will be a tent for outdoor seating and food, music and festivities from 12:30 PM – 6 PM.,, Live music from 1-4PM! There are no entry tickets, but reservations are appreciated by calling 512-382-0620.  El Gaucho Winery is located at 21301 Kathy LnSpicewood,TX.

South Congress Hotel has launched a free, monthly series focused on Women’s Wellness and Sustainability: Survive and Thrive.  Hosted each month by Austin creative, Margaret Williamson Bechtold, and held in the South Congress Hotel Library, the series explores topics like fashion sustainability, chakra healings and modern motherhood. Happy hour drinks and food specials are available for purchase from the award-winning South Congress Hotel Lobby Bar. Those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP on the event page, which will be posted at the link here: facebook.com/pg/southcongresshotel/events.  Upcoming Sessions:
  • Sunday, November 4th: Modern Motherhood w/ AustinBorn

  • Tuesday, December 11th: Collaging w/ illustrator and muralist Emily Eisenhart

 

This fall, Perry’s Downtown Austin is honoring loved ones with specials for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Veterans Day, as well as celebrating Thanksgiving with a special three-course prix fixe dinner menu. Perry’s fall lineup includes:

  • Veterans Day – Perry’s is saluting veterans with the famous Sunday Supper Special this Veterans Day. U.S. veterans and active military will be treated to a complimentary three-course meal including a choice of Salad followed by Perry’s Famous Pork Chop topped off with a Dessert Trio of Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée, Chocolate Crunch and Praline Cheesecake.
    • Price:
      • Free for U.S. veterans and active military with a valid military ID
      • Each veteran must be accompanied by a paying guest ordering a dinner entrée or Sunday Supper Special
      • Does not include tax or gratuity
    • Available only on November 11, 4-9 p.m.
    • Reservations are required
  • Thanksgiving Day – Perry’s invites guests to start a new Thanksgiving tradition by spending it at the downtown Austin restaurant. In addition to the full dinner menu, Perry’s will feature a special three-course prix fixe dinner menu for $49.95. The menu will start with a choice of Butternut Squash Soup or Honey Crisp Apple Salad with dried cherries and maple syrup vinaigrette followed by Roasted Turkey Breast with pan gravy and traditional sides including Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean Almondine, Sausage and Sage Cornbread Stuffing and Cranberry Relish. For the final course, Perry’s will serve a Pumpkin Pie with Chantilly Cream.
    • Price,$49.95 per person
    • Kids’ Thanksgiving entrée with sides, $15
    • Available only on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Watertradethe cocktail bar at South Congress Hotel that sits adjacent to Otoko recently launched ‘Sunday Sessions,’ a monthly event that features local artists in an intimate, acoustic setting. Free + open to all, guests are invited to experience omakase cocktails and sui generis sets in a one-of-a-kind venue. Doors open at 5pm. Capacity in Watertrade is limited. Sunday Sessions are first come, first served to max capacity. You can view their artist lineups scheduled throughout the end of the year below. This is a special opportunity for guests to experience personal shows for up-and-coming artists as well as well-established ones:
  • Sunday, November 4th
    • Sheridan Reed: Texas singer and songwriter Sheridan Reed’s music is influenced from a number of artists, ranging from Stevie Wonder and The Jackson Five to more recently Billie Eilish and Allen Stone.
    • Zach Person: Zach Person is a singer/songwriter and guitarist from Austin, Texas. Inspired by blues, rock & soul music, as well as neosoul, his sound is dirty-rock and indie-funk.
    • Sunday, December 9th 
    • Malia Grace: Award winning country artist Malisa Grace will perform a number of songs that exemplify the gutsy outlaw vibes of Margo Price, the Americana sounds of Ryan Adams, and the sultry vocals of Norah Jones.
November 1st:
In celebration of Texas Craft Brewery Week, Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden is partnering with Hops & Grain Brewing for a special event to feature their collaborative beer, the Bangin’ Pale. Additionally, Hops & Grain will be serving their Pale Mosaic three ways: regular, double dry hopped and coffee-infused. Try a flight with all four beers and pair it with Banger’s special Korean-style sausage served with grapefruit and Korean Chili powder, topped with kimchi, mango and Serrano relish, fried garlic slivers, soy caramel, and Sriracha to highlight the sweet hoppy flavor of the brews. The event will be held at Banger’s on Thursday, November 1 with the Hops & Grain team on site to meet and interact with guests from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Founded in 2011, Hops & Grain has since become a staple in Austin’s beer scene, producing award-winning handcrafted ales. Banger’s is excited to partner with Hops & Grain for a fun filled evening!
November 2nd:
To celebrate the arrival of cooler temps and all things fall, The Brewer’s Table is hosting a Friday Night Cookout in the Lager Garden on Nov. 2 featuring a collaboration with chef Zach Hunter and lauded Pitmasters Evan LeRoy and Matt Horn. Join for an evening of beer, BBQ, and bocce.  Tickets are $30 and include a heaping plate of food with an element from each Chef (menu to be announced soon) and two of Drew’s new brews. Additional food and drinks will be available for purchase at the Lager Garden and cocktail bar’s outdoor container bar. Guests can mingle with the chefs at the outside smoker and enjoy games in the outdoor space including bocce. Tickets can be purchased in advance HERE.
November 3rd:
Texas Monthly BBQ Festival, taking place Nov 3-4 in Austin, celebrates the award-winning magazine’s latest list of “Top 50 BBQ Joints in Texas” with a weekend full of exciting events and tasty meats. Saturday, Nov. 3 will kick off with “Cue Course,” a BBQ education course at Stiles Switch hosted by Texas Monthly BBQ editor, Daniel Vaughn; and the first ever Franklin and Friends’ event hosted by Aaron Franklin himself. The main festival, which features a lineup of 30 of Texas Monthly’s top BBQ joints in Texas, will take place on Sunday, Nov. 4 at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. While the Saturday events are sold out, GA and a very limited number of VIP tickets for Sunday’s event are still available. TICKETShttps://www.texasmonthly.com/event/tmbbq-fest-2018/
The Chicken Cordon Bleu sandwich, available from November 3 until January 1, is BRAND NEW to Snarf’s secret “not on the menu” menu created just for National Sandwich Day on November 3. The Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich is a toasted sandwich piled high with juicy rotisserie chicken and sweet ham on Snarf’s signature crunchy-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside bread, dripping with melted provolone and Swiss cheeses, and is topped with a tangy brown mustard and creamy parmesan dressing, making this the perfect sandwich for celebrating National Sandwich Day. Price is $10.50 for 7 inches and $13.50 for 12 inches.

Austin Parks Foundations annual city-wide volunteer event It’s My Park Day’s Fall Edition is coming up on Saturday, November 3rd. Volunteer registration is now open and with over 80 projects to choose from – like clean ups, trail repair, tree care and even a kids’ crew – there’s something for everyone. They’re thrilled to have over 40 different restaurant locations participating in the event this Saturday and giving back to the volunteers. Participating partners will be offering freebies or discounts to any IMPD volunteers that show up wearing their volunteer t-shirt on Saturday, Nov. 3.To register volunteers can visit https://www.austinparks.org/impd/.  A few of the participating restaurants include the following:

P. Terry’s (all 15 locations)free lemonade

Taco Ranch (both locations) free limeade

CAVA: Buy one, get one free offer

Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden: 20% discount

Houndstooth (Martin Luther King Jr Blvd location): Free hot or iced coffee.

November 6th:
ThoroughBread, a small-batch bakery specializing in all-organic flour and naturally leavened sourdough, is slated to open on November 6th. Musician-turned-baker Ryan Goebel, owner and creative energy behind ThoroughBread, has crafted a straightforward, no-frills menu that features slow-processed goods made with pure ingredients and a passion for perfection. The menu includes sourdough breads, traditional breads, decadent cookies and savory breakfast pastries. The one-man shop in South Austin offers in-store grab and go, online ordering for easy pickup, and delivery to patrons living in the 78704 neighborhood The bakery will be located at 1709 Bluebonnet Lane,
Where to get specials for having voted: 

Hotel Ella will be hosting a midterm election watch party on Tuesday, November 6th from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Guests can watch the results roll through under the tent on the front lawn. Drink specials and bar snacks will be available for purchase and free tap beer will be available for those who wear an “I Voted” sticker. Those interested in attending are invited to make an RSVP here: facebook.com/events/501533213655617/. $5 valet parking will be available; happy hour prices will also be honored until 7 p.m. 

At urban winery, The Infinite Monkey Theorem, voters can enjoy $2 off any glass of wine as this libation is not only an expression of local fruit, the process, and the personality of the winemaker, but also expressions of the people drinking the wine. It is a product born out of the community and thus representative of the community.

 Mere steps from Austin City Hall, W Austin and TRACE are rolling out happy hour pricing all day long for those practicing their civic duty of voting to celebrate Austin’s spirit of independence.

Voters can toast to their candidates at APT 115 with $2 off everything on the menu including beer starting at $1 (*one beer per person) and wine starting at $5. APT 115 offers a thoughtfully curated wine list highlighting a number of off-the-beaten path wines, from region to varietal, all the while keeping value in mind. Austinite, musician and hospitality veteran Joe Pannenbacker curates the wine list, which changes daily.

Complimentary toasted barley ice cream cones topped with yeast caramel, hop honey, and beer grain waffle will be gifted to voters at The Brewer’s Table where beer and food share the spotlight. From inspiration and collaboration, to sourcing and presentation, The Brewer’s Table offers a crossover of ingredients used to make beer as good as food as good as beer to embody the true American spirit.

November 10th:

COVER 3 is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its original location on Anderson Lane with a special day-long football-watching party on Saturday, November 10. In an effort to give back to the greater Austin community who have continued to support COVER 3 over the past decade, owners and Austin natives Doug Young and Matt Dodson have decided to throw a special celebratory event for attendees of all ages, dubbed the “Great Texas Tailgate.” Tickets to the event are on sale now for just $20 at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cover-3s-10th-anniversary-party-the-great-texas-tailgate-tickets-51741913456. The Great Texas Tailgate will take place in the parking lot immediately outside of the Anderson location’s main entrance. The event is set to conclude with the UT Longhorns vs Texas Tech Raiders college football game that will be shown live on a massive 6’9”x12’ high-def TV. At the event, A portion of proceeds from the event will be donated to Partnerships For Children (PFC), COVER 3’s official charity partner in Austin. PFC is a local nonprofit that provides critical resources to abused and neglected children in Central Texas who are in the care of Child Protective Services.For more information, please visit the official Facebook event page HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/278476519458210/. Make sure to RSVP in advance as additional details are set to announced specifically through this Facebook event page. To date, COVER 3 has donated more than $450,000 to PFC which has then gone on to support year-round initiatives and programs.COVER 3 will feature a variety of fun, and family-friendly activities, including but not limited to the following:

  • Unlimited access to a complimentary spread of traditional tailgate staples like hand-dipped corn dogs, chili dogs and more, in addition to COVER 3-favorites like frito pie (as seen on Travel Channel’s “Food Paradise”) and chicken wings (which won “Best Wing” at the Austin Chicken Wing Festival this year)

  • Live music performances from Suede, oft-labeled as “Austin’s Best Cover Band”

  • Chicken-wing eating-competition

  • Lawn games, including cornhole, giant Jenga and more

  • Raffles and door prizes

  • $1,000’s of dollars in gift card giveaways

Easterseals’ is having a Dia de los Muertos concert on Saturday, November 10th.  As you may know, Easterseals is the leading 100-year-old charity serving people with disabilities. Tied to Disability Awareness Day, each year they hold a huge concert at Stubb’s BBQ with live music, art, food and drinks as part of the Dia de los Muertos cultural experience. ***This year, AB. Quintanilla (Selena’s brother!) and the Kumbia Kingz are headlining, and additional local DJ’s and bands will be playing throughout the day.*** Here is the Official website:http://www.austindiadelosmuertos.com/ and link to buy tickets: https://stubbs.frontgatetickets.com/event/wiycyzuv0piok75f#_ga=2.241979266.1828870077.1539793786-571403164.1539182539

Cannon + Belle will host a wine dinner with Familia Torres, the largest winery in Spain. Chef Yesi Arredondo will present a five-course meal paired with select wines and a brandy from the Familia Torres brand. Established in 1870 and headquartered in Catalonia, Spain, Familia Torres is a family business, currently managed by the fourth generation of the Torres family. Familia Torres was named The World’s Most Admired Wine Brand in 2018 by Drinks International. Tickets are $80 (plus tax and gratuity). For reservations, call 512-682-2885 or email ricardo.chapa@hilton.com. Complimentary self-parking in the garage and $5 valet. Here is the menu:

  • First course: Sobrassada, accompanied by a fried quail egg, quince and pan al horno; Paired with Priorat Salmos

  • Second course: Mussels with tomatoes, Spanish chorizo, olives and saffron aioli; Paired with Pazo das Bruxas Albariño

  • Third course: Lamb served with fine beans, gnocchi pimenton, rosemary and manchego jus; Paired with Ribera del Duero Crianza Celeste

  • Fourth course: Branzini with a sofrito crust and Texas paella; Paired with Sangre de Toro Casta Rosé

  • Fifth course: Persimmon Cake soaked in Torres Orange Liqueur with apples, honey mascarpone and flan ice cream; Paired with Magdala Orange Brandy

November 11th:
Pluckers will treat veterans and active duty military who bring in a valid military ID to a free meal that includes a complimentary entree, side, and non-alcoholic beverage from Pluckers’ extensive menu (up to $15) when dining at the restaurant from 11 am until 11 pm.
November 15th:

The James Beard Foundation’s 2018 Taste America®cross-country culinary series, which will visit Austin from November 15-17 for a weekend of food-filled events, is fast approaching and they’ve announced their menu for the dinner on the 16th.  A limited number of tickets for the Gala are now available to the public starting at $250. All Taste America benefit dinner VIP ticket holders and table purchasers will participate in an exclusive meet & greet with the chefs, and have access to the November 15 kick-off event Smoke Session, an evening of BBQ, brews, and blues. Austin’s Friday, November 16thbenefit dinner will kick off with a reception filled with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from local chefs and restaurateurs. Afterwards, guests will be seated for an exceptional dinner prepared by Taste America Visiting All-Stars Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson and Local All-Star Michael Fojtasek.  To cap off the evening, guests will be treated to a walk-around dessert reception featuring sweet bites from local chefs. The opening tasting reception menu will include:

Kemuri Tartare with Smoked Miso, Shiso Oil, Salted Shishito Peppers, and Pickled Daikon

(Tatsu Aikawa, Kemuri Tatsuya, Austin)

Fall Squash Barbecue with Apple–Saison Marmalade, Sunchoke Cream, and Candied Seeds and Grains

(Zach Hunter, The Brewer’s Table, Austin)

Swordfish pancetta with Green Papaya

(Ben Lustbader and Jason Vincent, Giant, Chicago)

Verlasso Salmon Crudo with Dashi, Lemon, Avocado, and Oregano

(Rene Ortiz***, Launderette**, Austin),

Pickled Gulf Shrimp Cocktail with Okra and Pepper Rémoulade

(Manuel Rodriguez, Host Chef, W Austin, Austin)

Beet Pastrami Sandwiches with Collard Greens, Swiss Cheese Whiz, and Puffed-and-Candied Rye Berries on Fried Rye

(Callie Speer, Holy Roller, Austin)

Assorted Cheeses sponsored by Kerrygold.

Following the reception, guests will be seated for dinner and enjoy an exceptional menu†:

1st Course: Sarah Hymanson*** and Sara Kramer, Kismet**, Los Angeles

Little Gem Lettuce with Roasted Tomatoes, Grapefruit, and Sheep’s Milk Feta

2nd Course: Michael Fotjasek, Olamaie***, Austin

Potato–Country Ham Salad with Veldhuizen Cheddar 

3rd Course: Sarah Hymanson*** and Sara Kramer, Kismet**, Los Angeles

Verlasso Salmon with Moroccan-Spiced Carrots, Almond Broth, and Green Zhoug

Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Menu is subject to change

A sweet finale to the dinner, the dessert reception menu will feature items such as:

Dark Chocolate Mousse with Milk Chocolate–Texas Pecan Mole, White Chocolate Crumbs, and Citrus Marmalade

(Tavel Bristol-Joseph, Emmer & Rye, Austin)

Chèvre Cheesecake with Honey Apples and Bourbon Pecans

(Sarah Prieto, Austin)

Grapefruit Curd with Aloe Foam, Grapefruit Sorbet, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil

(Ariana Quant, Uchi + Uchiko, Austin).

Coffee Service Compliments of Chameleon Cold Brew.

Tickets for Austin’s Taste America benefit dinner are available for purchase at jamesbeard.org/events/taste-america-austin For the full schedule of events and more information, visit jamesbeard.org/taste-america-austin. An infographic on JBF’s 2018 Taste America can be downloaded here (abridged version here).

 

November 16th:

Can’t decide on what type of bubbles to serve during the holidays…Champagne, Cava, Prosseco or Sparkling Wine? Learn the differences in how each wine is made, what grape varietals are used and why there is such a wide range in prices, all the while sipping on some of co-owner and sommelier Eugenia’s favorites at El Gaucho Winery.  Holiday classes fill up quickly, make your reservations now.  Argentinian sausage, meats and appetizers will be served.  The class is from 7pm-9pm and is $115 per person.

November 18th:

Austin Food & Wine Alliance has announced that tickets are on sale now for Wine & Swine 2018. Central Texas’ top chefs will compete for a worldly take on pork from around the globe at the Austin Food & Wine Alliance (AFWA) 8th Annual Wine & Swine on Sunday, November 18, from 3 – 6 p.m. New this year is a celebration of flavors from around the world.  Five global villages will represent cuisines of Asia, Central/South America, Europe, Middle East/Africa, and North America. Guests are invited to visit different continents and taste the special fare from their favorite chefs of Central Texas with 27 chefs preparing pork dishes, whole roasted pigs, and desserts inspired by all parts of the globe.  This popular outdoor party will also include live music and premium wine, beer, and spirit tastings. advance purchase tickets will be available online for $85, with tickets at the door for $95. VIP tickets are available for $150— only 120 VIP tickets will be sold—and includes early entry, a Yeti Rambler Wine Tumbler, and special tastings.  Tickets are available for online purchase now.

THANKSGIVING:

Cannon + Belle will celebrate Thanksgiving with a special buffet-style menu on November 22 from 11 am – 4 pm. The restaurant will have several stations including a carving station, salad bar, sides and dessert. Pricing is $49.95 for adults, $22.50 for children 6-12 and free for children 5 years and under. Guests can make reservations through Yelp, call 512-493-4900, or emailricardo.chapa@hilton.com. Reservations are highly recommended. Complimentary self-parking is available at the garage located on Red River St. between 4th and 5th St. as well as $5 valet.

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

 

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