Thursday, April 5, 2012

BIts and Bites

What's new this week?

-- Backstage Grill, new trailer of fusion foods on Rainey Street
-- Workhorse Bar, at 100 E. North Loop, featuring over 50 beers on tap
-- Max's Wine Dive is debuting a new spring menu
-- Fonda San Miguel will be hosting a four course dinner paired with South African wines; April 25th, $75/person. The dinner will feature the head of Cape Classics, the largest importer of South African wines in the US.
-- A new website, Culinary Programs, designed to show where culinary schools nationwide are located. I tested it by entering my zip code, and while it does come up with local schools as well as online programs, it did not pull two local cooking schools that I know of here in Austin, one of which is in my zip code. I've emailed the creator of the site back, asking how the site pulls data. 
-- A number of local businesses & restaurants will be participating in Give 5 Day on April 21st, in honor of Earth Day, where they give 5% of proceeds to a collaboration of environmental organizations (Hill Country Conservancy, Texas Land Conservancy, Tree Folks, Sierra Club, Clean Water Fund, & Friends of Barton Springs Pool). Just a few of the restaurants in South Austin include: Bouldin Creek Cafe, Phil's Ice House, Red's Porch, and La Boite; see the full list. So go eat or shop at these places, and know that your money is going to a good cause!

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