Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Bits and Bites

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!


  1. ooohhh, thanks for the info. Nothing better than TEXAS CHILI, so I can't wait for that chili tasting night at Jo's. The thing is (I've learned), when you Texans say "a little spice" WATCH OUT!

    1. LOL, you're right about the spice levels, JoAnn! ;) It does sound like a fun event AND for a good cause!