Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Bits and Bites

Okay, what things have we come across lately?

-- The Alamo Drafthouse and Parkside restaurant are hosting a screening of Ferris Bueller's Day Off on September 11th at 7:30 pm, at 6th and San Jacinto. Admission is free, but a $5/person donation is suggested, and it benefits the 6th Street Austin Association. For more info, go here 
-- Beginning September 13th, you can learn the secrets of mixology with the guys from Tipsy Texan! For more info and to register....
-- The Blanton Museum of Art and the Capital Area Food Bank are hosting a panel discussion and screening of Dive! Living Off America's Waste, at the Blanton on September 15th at 6:30 pm. The documentary looks at the paradox between wasted food and record-levels of hunger in America. To RSVP and for more info.
-- On September 24th, the Texas Craft Brewers Festival will be held at Fiesta Gardens. This non-profit event benefits the Austin Sunshine Camps.
-- A new non-profit supper club, A Torrid Affair, will host their inaugural dinner on September 26th at 7:30 pm at Springdale Farms; proceeds benefit the Dell Children's Medical Center Tickets for the 5 course meal are $175/person, and can be purchased here. {The PR company forwarded me a press release with menu info; email me if you want me to forward it. I don't see a weblink to it, or else I'd post it.....I will say the menu looks divine!}

-- Dock and Roll Diner, a trailer just past 360 on Bee Caves, at 6416 Bee Caves. They will feature "globally inspired sandwiches." Nicely done website, especially for a trailer!
-- Austin Java and Austin Chill (a frozen yogurt shop) have opened next to each other at 6550 Comanche Trail, in the Oasis, Texas Village.
-- Estancia Churrascaria, the Brazilian-style meat house, is opening a second location at the Arboretum in September. Mmmmeat!
-- Cazamance, Austin's only Senegalese food that I am aware of, has expanded to a new place at 1102 E. Cesar Chavez. So while's it's not far from their original trailer on Rainey, this brick and mortar spot is open 10 am - 5pm daily. {Update on 9/1 -- I emailed them for clarification, and the word back is: "(it's) a trailer attached to an event center, in a beautiful garden." I stand corrected!}

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