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Austin’s Best Food and Drink Events This Week: Dinner Parties, Farmers’ Markets, Beer, Wine and More for the Week of July 7, 2022

thursday 7

ANI’S DAY & NIGHT: ROSÉ FOR ROE Rest assured: this event is over supreme than any damn to research. Your ticket includes access to sips and samples of more than 10 growers and distributors from Texas and beyond. Plus, there are raffles to be won and a silent auction to bid on, and all proceeds here – 100% – go to Lilith Fund.

Thu 7 July 6-9 p.m. (2022) Ani’s Day and Night, 7107 E. Riverside.


EL RANCHO DE MATT: 70TH ANNIVERSARY On July 7, 1952, Matt and Janie Martinez opened the doors of El Rancho de Matt in a small location on E. First & San Jacinto. Today, their iconic South Lamar location can accommodate nearly 600 people and employs more than 200, while continuing to serve the same family recipes that have brought them fame. The restaurant is currently owned and operated by the daughters of Matt and Janie – Gloria Reina, Cecilia Muelaand Cathy Kreitz (and daughter-in-law Estelle Martinez) – and they’ll be celebrating the auspicious occasion with a live performance from the Austin-based band El Tule.

Thu 7 July 11am-10pm. (2022) Matt’s El Rancho, 2613 S. Lamar, 512/462-9333.


OTOKO: KAIEKI-RYORI Otoko’s leader, Yoshi Okai, launches Kaieki Ryori, a new 12-course omakase experience served only on the first Thursday of every month. The dozen fresh wonders are presented, as always, with consummate skill.

First Thursday of each month Otoko, 1603 S. Congress, 512/994-0428. $100.


friday 8

SIDE EYE PIE: OPENING FOR BREWING IN THE MEANWHILE Chief Tony Curet launches its new wood-fired food truck specializing in “weird, wild, and wonderful pizzas” at its permanent location. Why is this news worthwhile? Because the pizza is so good. And Why is the pizza that good? Well, besides Curet’s obvious skills, the dough is created with a flour mix including Texas Red Wheat Flour from Barton Springs Mill; all pies are baked in a wood-fired oven with local pole oak logs; red sauce is made with California Bianco rustic crushed tomatoes, all meat is slow food-accredited, and Hi-Fi Mycology and iron ox farms are among the chef’s other supply partners. This is why, pizza lover.

Fri, July 8 noon-10 p.m.

Meanwhile Brewing Co., 3901 Promontory Point, 512/308-3659.


saturday 9

FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL This elegant oasis of names and mixology in the heart of downtown Austin brings us, on the second Saturday of every month this blazing summer, even more reasons to visit: Starting at 4 p.m., check in at the elegant Ellis Bar to receive your event passport. Explore Fareground and collect a passport stamp at each vendor counter to receive a total of ten specialty and classic bites of their award-winning cohorts – and featured wines from DRINK and Ellis.

Saturday, July 9, 4-8 p.m. Fareground, 111 Congress, 512/465-2107. $45.


GOODALL’S AFTERNOON TEA Mmmmm, sip your weekend afternoons with a selection of organic blends from Austin’s Zhi Teas and an assortment of traditional tea sandwiches, pastries and confections.

Saturday and Sunday, 3-5 p.m. Goodall’s Kitchen, 1900 Rio Grande St., at the Ella Hotel, 512/495-1800. $15-25.


HI SIGN BREWING: GRAND OPENING OF THE TAPROOM Brewers at Hi Sign Brewing welcome one and all to the grand opening of their new 13,000 square foot tasting and production room in East Austin, revealing an updated logo and can designs alongside two beers from seasonal summers and a permanent addition to their core line of craft beers. Now it is how to celebrate a fifth anniversary, tell you what! Bonuses: The Kitchen Burro Cheese food truck begins its residency on site – and DJ Stefon Osea spins the tastiest tunes (from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.).

Sat. July 9 noon-10 p.m.

Hi Sign Brewing, 730 Shady, 512/432-5144.


ICE CREAM COMPANY This afternoon celebration of sweet and creamy showcases the unique flavors of Central Marketsmall-batch ice cream and tasty treats, with samples from companies like High Point Creamery, Eiskaffee, Noona’s, Ample Hills Creamery, and more. And of course there are also many special offers to better store your dessert freezer in an economical way.

Sat. July 9 2-4 p.m.

North Central Market, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1000.


DINNER WITH FRIENDS: ISLAND DELIGHTS 2Dine4 Cateringleader Brandon Hanna brings the best of island cuisine to the elegant setting of Swoop House for that Saturday night dinner, gracing plates of grilled oysters in herb butter, succulent crab cakes, seared red snapper (with black rice a la coconut kaffir lime, smoked baby bok choy and Nam Jim sauce) and lime pie for dessert. Pro tip: Wine pairings Organized by Greg Randle are a plus that any true oenophile will appreciate.

Sat. July 9 7 p.m.

Swoop House, 3012 Gonzales, 512/467-6600. $70.


sunday 10

GOODALL’S AFTERNOON TEA Mmmmm, sip your weekend afternoons with a selection of organic blends from Austin’s Zhi Teas and an assortment of traditional tea sandwiches, pastries and confections.

Saturday and Sunday, 3-5 p.m. Goodall’s Kitchen, 1900 Rio Grande St., at the Ella Hotel, 512/495-1800. $15-25.


Monday 11

GARBO FUNDRAISING FOR PLANNED PARENTHOOD Fresh Maine lobster from Garbo is usually closed on Mondays, yes. But they will be open this Monday to organize a fundraiser for women’s reproductive health care. This event will be hosted by owners and volunteers, who will serve their popular dish of fish and chips (beginning at 11:00 a.m. and ending when sold out), with 100% of revenue go to Planned parenthood.

Monday, July 11, 11 a.m. while supplies last Garbo’s Fresh Maine Lobster, 12709 N. MoPac, 512/387-1328.


In progress


Saturday, 9am-1pm. Barton Creek Square, 2901 Capital Hwy TX. S., 512/327-7040.



Sunday, 11am-3pm. Saltillo Square, 412 Comal, 512/727-8363.



Sunday, 10am-2pm. 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave.



Saturday, 9am-1pm. Toney Burger Activity Center, 3200 Jones, 512/414-2096.



Saturday, 9am-1pm. Lakeline Mall, 11200 Lakeline Mall Drive, Cedar Park, 512/363-5700.



Sunday, 10am-2pm. Mueller Lake Park and Browning Hangar, Airport 4209.



Wed-Sat, 8am-1pm. Boggy Creek Farm, 3414 Lyons, 512/926-4650.