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Austin’s Best Food Events This Week: Dinner Parties, Farmers’ Markets, Beer, Wine and More for the Week of August 18, 2022

thursday 18

GATEWAY TO THE DESERT: MARGARITA CONTEST The Desert Door margarita craze continues, with champions vying for top honors with their best margarita recipe featuring this delicate yet potent spirit called sotol. Note: These parenthetical battles continue throughout August, and the final two winners will be added to the permanent DD drink menu. Round 3: August 18-21, 3 p.m.-9 p.m.; round 4: August 25-28, 3 p.m.-9 p.m.

Thurs-Sun, Aug 18-21, 3-9pm Desert Door Sotol, 211 Darden Hill Rd. Ste. 200-A, Driftwood, 512/829-6129. $18-65.

desertdoor.com

HOTEL GRANDUCA: STEAK AND BOURBON LONG TABLE DINNER What drink pairings could match the Texas steaks at the hotel’s final Long Table dinner? The answer: the richness of bourbon offered by these fiery scientists at Treaty Oak Distilling, taking this multi-course feast and music in a place close to whiskey heaven.

Thu Aug 18, 5:30 p.m. (2022) Visconti Ristorante, 320 Capital of TX Hwy. S., Bldg. B, 512/306-6400. $95.

granducaaustin.com

SHUCKFEST AT THE VEGAS HOTEL These mighty mollusk adepts Austin Oyster Co. bring the best of the tastiest to the Vegas Hotel, with more than 4,000 oysters from 20 different farms on the other side Maine, Massachusetts and Prince Edward Island – and food complementary to oysters from Las Brasa, Reese Brothers BBQand Disgusting Burrito. And how about cold drinks from Austin again? Yes! And how about live music from Pierson Saxon, lower hourand DJ Cassandra? Yes! Bonus: Proceeds from this event will support Coalition of shellfish farmers for the climate and Southern Smoke.

Friday, August 19, 6-11 p.m. Hotel Vegas, 1502 E. Sixth, 512/524-1584. $25-75.

austinoysterco.com

Friday 19

GATEWAY TO THE DESERT: MARGARITA CONTEST The Desert Door margarita craze continues, with champions vying for top honors with their best margarita recipe featuring this delicate yet potent spirit called sotol. Note: These parenthetical battles continue throughout August, and the final two winners will be added to the permanent DD drink menu. Round 3: August 18-21, 3 p.m.-9 p.m.; round 4: August 25-28, 3 p.m.-9 p.m.

Thurs-Sun, Aug 18-21, 3-9pm Desert Door Sotol, 211 Darden Hill Rd. Ste. 200-A, Driftwood, 512/829-6129. $18-65.

desertdoor.com

SHUCKFEST AT THE VEGAS HOTEL These mighty mollusk adepts Austin Oyster Co. bring the best of the tastiest to the Vegas Hotel, with more than 4,000 oysters from 20 different farms on the other side Maine, Massachusetts and Prince Edward Island – and food complementary to oysters from Las Brasa, Reese Brothers BBQand Disgusting Burrito. And how about cold drinks from Austin again? Yes! And how about live music from Pierson Saxon, lower hourand DJ Cassandra? Yes! Bonus: Proceeds from this event will support Coalition of shellfish farmers for the climate and Southern Smoke.

Friday, August 19, 6-11 p.m. Hotel Vegas, 1502 E. Sixth, 512/524-1584. $25-75.

austinoysterco.com

saturday 20

GATEWAY TO THE DESERT: MARGARITA CONTEST The Desert Door margarita craze continues, with champions vying for top honors with their best margarita recipe featuring this delicate yet potent spirit called sotol. Note: These parenthetical battles continue throughout August, and the final two winners will be added to the permanent DD drink menu. Round 3: August 18-21, 3 p.m.-9 p.m.; round 4: August 25-28, 3 p.m.-9 p.m.

Thurs-Sun, Aug 18-21, 3-9pm Desert Door Sotol, 211 Darden Hill Rd. Ste. 200-A, Driftwood, 512/829-6129. $18-65.

desertdoor.com

INTERNATIONAL BACON DAY BRUNCH Yes, Texan, over there is a International Bacon Day – and we count this party from noon to Dive house is the best way to celebrate it: two weeks in advance and with the chef Dante’s Hill as patron of this brunch marvel. Mmmmm, listen: pork carnitas in De Nada tortilla cups, wedge salad (with bacon bits, blue cheese dressing and cracked cornbread with whiskey apple butter), eggs Benedict (with Brabant potatoes on the side) and a dessert called Elvis Presley Parfait: burnt bananas with peanut butter mousse, candied bacon bits and fresh whipped cream.

Sat Aug 20, 11 a.m.

Swoop House, 3012 Gonzales, 512/467-6600. $40.

2dine4.com

sunday 21

GATEWAY TO THE DESERT: MARGARITA CONTEST The Desert Door margarita craze continues, with champions vying for top honors with their best margarita recipe featuring this delicate yet potent spirit called sotol. Note: These parenthetical battles continue throughout August, and the final two winners will be added to the permanent DD drink menu. Round 3: August 18-21, 3 p.m.-9 p.m.; round 4: August 25-28, 3 p.m.-9 p.m.

Thurs-Sun, Aug 18-21, 3-9pm Desert Door Sotol, 211 Darden Hill Rd. Ste. 200-A, Driftwood, 512/829-6129. $18-65.

desertdoor.com

YASSS QUEEN ICE CREAM SOCIAL You know that Tavel Bristol-Joseph from Emmer and rye and canje fame is unmatched when it comes to creating dessert dishes, isn’t it? And you absolutely know how hot it is right now. Think you are going to like an afternoon featuring the acclaimed chef cold and creamy confectionery during a celebration of pride which includes drag performance by Louisiana Purchase and Chic Fil-Atio.

Sun Aug 21 noon-3 p.m.

Emmer & Rye, 51 Rainey #110, 512/366-5530.

emmerandrye.com

In progress

BARTON CREEK FARMERS MARKET

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

bartoncreekfarmersmarket.org

HOPE FARMERS MARKET

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

www.hopefarmersmarket.org

LONE STAR FARMERS MARKET

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

lonestarfarmersmarket.com

SFC SUNSET VALLEY FARMERS MARKET

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

sfcfarmersmarket.org

TEXAS FARMERS MARKET IN LAKELINE

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

texasfarmersmarket.org/lakeline

TEXAS FARMERS MARKET IN MUELLER

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

texasfarmersmarket.org/mueller

BOGGY CREEK FARM STAND

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

boggycreekfarm.com