Friday, June 26, 2015

Bits and Bites: Austin Food News

Austin food news
-- Patika is hosting a Pan-Asian supper club dinner, Friday, June 26th, $50/person
-- Seventh Flag Coffee celebrates their one-year anniversary on Saturday, June 27th from 12-4 pm with live music, beer + kombucha tastings, and food from neighboring trailer Regal Ravioli.
-- Six course dinner at Gardner with guest Chef Steven Satterfield from Miller Union in Atlanta; $75/person + $35 with optional wine pairings, June 28th
-- The Hightower and Hops + Grain get together on June 30th for a five course dinner with beer pairings, $55/person
-- Jacoby's is hosting a five course local farm dinner on July 10th, $100/person.
-- Counter 3.FIVE.VII is hosting a 15 course dinner, Monday, July 13th, $180/person or $300 with wine pairings.
-- Trailer Food Tuesday will be July 7th  at the Long Center. Food trucks galore!
-- The annual Pay it Forward with Daniel Curtis, benefiting the Lone Star Paralysis Foundation, returns to the AT+T Conference Center on August 6th, $75-125/person.
-- Mark your calendar (and save up your pennies) for the first Austin Alfresco Culinary Retreat at Carson Creek Ranch, October 16-18. Spend the weekend with some of the areas top chefs, with culinary demos, food and wine tastings, outdoor activities, and much more. See the website for further details as they become available. $975+/person

-- Tim Love's Lonesome Dove opens this week at 419 Colorado (old Kenichi).
-- Michi Ramen has opened a take out operation at 3005 South Lamar (by Kerbey Lane and Torchy's)
-- Juliet will serve Italian fare at 1500 Barton Springs Road beginning July 1st (the old Romeo's and Umami Mia).
-- Stella San Jac will open at the corner of 5th and San Jacinto in the new Westin Austin Hotel on July 16th, and will serve Austin-inspired Southern foods.
-- Geraldine's at 605 Davis in the Rainey Street district, will open later this summer with Uchi alum Chef Frank Mnuk at the helm, serving contemporary Austin food.
-- Rocco's Grill has moved from Lakeway to Bee Cave, 12432 Bee Cave Road (FM 2244); the new space featured a covered outdoor dining area and an oyster bar.
-- Lady Luck Food Truck, a new Southern foods-inspired food trailer is parked outside of Hard Luck Lounge at 3526 E. 7th Street
-- Gino's East will be serving up authentic Chicago deep dish pizza at 214 E. 6th Street.
-- This fall, 51 Rainey Street will become home to Emmer + Rye, serving rustic cuisine along with dim sum carts as a regular part of their service.
-- Crepe Crazy is coming to 3103 South Lamar (the old Boardwalk Burger + Fries)
-- Snarf's Sandwiches opening at 1400 S. First Street later this fall.

-- Freddie's on South First closes this weekend; a new location of Fresa's Chicken will take over this fall. 
-- Crepes Up trailer at South First and Live Oak
-- Hill-bert's Burgers on 35th Street

-- Help local farm El Cruz Ranch with a Kickstarter project so they can buy a food trailer to sell prepared Mexican foods on the go! 
-- From the press release: "The GRACE Communications Foundation today launched its new Eat Well Guide, the largest online directory of sustainable food vendors in the country with 25,000 listings of restaurants, farms, farmers’ markets, food co-ops and more across the United States." Great resource!
-- Farmbox Direct is now shipping boxes of locally-sourced produce to its subscribers in a customizable CSA box. (I received a vague response when I asked what Texas farms they were working with.)
-- A new chocolate bug collection from Delaysia Chocolatier; crickets, meal worms and grasshoppers, oh my!
-- Olamaie will start lunch service on July 1st. 
-- Shake Shack will have corn dogs and Blueberry Pie oh My Concretes from Thursday, July 2 – Sunday, July 5And starting Thursday, July 2, their summer seasonal Peach Lemonade will be available. 
-- Salvation Pizza has new menu items including wings, arancini, new subs and desserts.
-- Maple bacon waffle cones now available at Hopdoddy through July 4th.