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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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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 neo–soul, 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.
Austin Parks Foundation’s 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/
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.
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/
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.
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/
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”
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
The 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: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
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).
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.
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.
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