The first installment of 2013!
-- Swan Dive and Chef Sonya Cote host "Farm to Disco," a 1970's era fondue and disco fundraiser for the Sustainable Food Center's capital campaign, January 14th. Tickets are $60.
-- Austin Food and Wine Alliance's Chef Wine and Dine series kicks off with Chef David Bull on January 17th at the Austonian. Tickets are $150, and include valet parking; proceeds benefit AFWA's culinary grants, which last year, gave $20,000 to three programs.
-- Jo's Coffee on South Congress hosts their 7th Annual Chili Competition on January 27th to benefit People's Community Clinic. Chili tasting will be $20/person.
-- Epicerie Cafe and Grocery at 2307 Hancock Drive, serving a French-Louisiana inspired menu.
-- The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company has announced they will move into a warehouse space at 1305 W. Oltorf, about a quarter mile east of South Lamar (by the railroad tracks); it's founded by the former brew-masters at Uncle Billy's Brew and Cue.
-- River City Market, grocery store carrying local goods, at 2209 S. Congress
-- Casino El Camino is opening a south location at 1502 E. Ben White.
-- Agora Sports Bar
-- Mizu in Lakeway
-- Nuevo Leon on E. 6th will be closing in the coming month
-- Read here for Matt Odam's best new restaurants!