TLC Grand Opening Party
Thursday, February 8th: The newest addition to the Lamar Union will feature specials to celebrate their grand opening, including: $5 ½ dozen oyster platters, $5 rotating signature cocktail specials (10 cocktails on tap), live music by The Bruce Smith Band beginning at 5pm, and giveaways. 10% of all seafood boil proceeds will be donated to the Sustainable Food Center, whose mission it is to cultivate a healthy community by strengthening the local food system and improving access to nutritious, affordable food. TLC, 1100 S Lamar, Ste 1150.
Jo’s 12th Annual Chili Cook-Off
Chili tasting and live music start at noon. All proceeds benefit Urban Roots, a non-profit using food and farming to empower youth and nourish community. Jo's Coffee, 1300 S. Congress Ave. Event details.
2018 Farmshare Farmraiser: “Love is in the Share”
Enjoy a wild boar, plenty of vegetarian sides prepared by Austin chefs and local libations, all set to live music by the Barn Owls, an old-time square dance band. Chefs include those from Dai Due, Parkside, Trace Austin, Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, Monument Cafe, Sawyer, Texas French Bread, and Curcuma. Beverage sponsors include the ABGB, Texas Keeper Cider, Austonian Spirits, and Tito's Vodka. Proceeds support Farmshare Austin's programs to train new organic farmers and improve access to affordable, healthy, fresh foods throughout the community. Saengerrunde Halle, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd. Tickets.
Wu Chow Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Dog
The restaurant will donate 100% of proceeds of their plush pandas ($10 ea) sold Feb. 16-Feb. 19 to Austin Pets Alive!. On Monday, Feb. 19, the Chinese New Year Party will have family-friendly festivities, including an Austin Pets Alive! Puppy Party from 5-7 pm. Wu Chow, 500 W 5th St, #168
Breakfast Bash benefiting No Kid Hungry Austin
Join Austin's finest chefs and mixologists for Breakfast Bash for No Kid Hungry, a new event supporting No Kid Hungry's work to make sure every kid starts the school day with a healthy breakfast. Chef Bryce Gilmore (Odd Duck, Barley Swine) and Pastry Chef Amanda Rockman (South Congress Hotel) have teamed up to curate more than 30 top chefs and bartenders, who will present tastes of their breakfast and brunch favorites. Fair Market, 1100 E 5th St. Tickets.
VEG OUT: A Pop Up Dinner
This event features a 4-course vegetarian meal by Chef Monique. A portion of proceeds will benefit Asian Family Support Services of Austin. Forthright, 35 Brazos St. Tickets.
The Junior League of Austin presents Austin Entertains, a culinary experience led by Austin’s greatest female chefs who are leading Austin’s culinary scene, with tastings, libations from local mixologists, and a live music showcase. All funds raised through this event will benefit The Junior League of Austin’s programs including FIT – Food in Tummies, Coats for Kids, and more than 36 local, community non-profits. Fair Market, 1100 E 5th St. Tickets.
Austin Oyster Festival
Oysters served raw, grilled, roasted and fried...alongside delicious seafood accompaniments, Bloody Marys, beer, wine and spirits...with a side of Cajun, Bluegrass, and "Newgrass" music. Event benefits Central Texas Food Bank. The Lawn at Seaholm, tickets.
Toast & Roast
The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas partners with Texas Monthly for an exclusive tasting of their "Top Texas Wines of 2017" to celebrate and support Texas' growing wine industry. The Texas Wine of the Year will be announced and guests choose this year's Fan Favorite. Along with a sip and stroll tasting of the best Texas wines produced last year, renowned Texas chefs will prepare a farm to table feast. The WFFT invests in the wine and food community through education, appreciation, and enjoyment. Grant recipients have included Urban Roots, Central Texas Food Bank, Dell Children’s Medical Center, and more. Stonehouse Villa, 15110 Fm 150 W, Driftwood. Tickets.
Flyrite Lunch Money Fund
Did you know 55% of Austin students require assistance to purchase a school lunch? Support Austin ISD school lunches by using Flyrite Loyalty Points to donate or adding $1 to your next order at either Flyrite location. Every $3 that is donated helps ensure a child has a meal. Details.
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