Monday, May 4, 2015

Bits and Bites -- the Mother's Day Edition

South Austin Foodie
Where to eat on Mother's Day (It's this Sunday, May 10th! Hurry up and make a reservation!)
-- Finn and Porter, 11 am - 3 pm, $55/4 courses
-- Due Forni, a la carte, 11 am - 3 pm
-- The Carillon, 4 seatings: 10:30 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 1:30 pm, $65/buffet, under 12 years old, $19.95
-- Sagra, $28.99/buffet
-- Daily Grill, a la carte
-- Gardener, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm, $30/set menu
-- Bribery Bakery has baskets for breakfast in bed available, from $45
-- La Patisserie has baskets starting at $36, place orders by May 8th

-- Central Market's Passport Greece event continues through May 12th (both locations)
-- La Condesa's 7th Annual Cinco de Mayo block party celebration, May 5th,  5 - 9 pm; live music and Mexican Street foods
-- MexicArte's Taste of Mexico, May 5th, 6 - 9 pm, $50 - 7, various chefs/restaurants 
-- Teachers eat for free at CiCi's Pizza for National Teacher Appreciation Day.
-- Forrest Wine dinner at Olive + June, Wednesday, May 6th, $100
-- Salvation Pizza's Rainey Street Grand Opening Celebrations, May 7 - 10; proceeds benefit the Glimmer of Hope Foundation
-- Metier is hosting "Ice Cream and Cocktails" in conjunction with Lick Ice Cream and Genius Gin, May 9th, 1 - 3 pm 
-- Wheatsville Co-op on South Lamar is holding a chocolate truffle workshop (great for Mother's Day!), May 9th, 10 am  - 1 pm, $35
-- Sustainable Food Center's Farm to Plate Dinner, May 14th at Barr Mansion, various prices; a sip and stroll event with bites from over 30 of Austin's top chefs
-- The Texas Olive Festival runs May 28 - 31, with various tastings, tours, vendors, chef demos and vineyards represented at different times.
-- Trailer Food Tuesdays return to the Long Center: June 9, July 7, and August 4
-- Cooking Light and Health magazine's Fit Foodie 5K Race Weekend will be June 12 - 14, with tastings, cooking and fitness demonstrations, a yoga/Pure Barre class, 5K, and more. Benefits the American Diabetes Association.
-- Early bird tickets for the Austin Food Blogger's Alliance (of which I am a member) conference Byte of Texas (October 10 - 11 at Saengerrunde Hall) have just gone on sale through May 31st, $40 - 120.

-- VOX Table at Lamar Union
-- Shake Shack at Lamar Union
-- Jack Allen's Kitchen on 360
-- Via 313 Pizza in Oak Hill 


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