Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Bits and Bites: The Easter Edition

Places for Easter Brunch (that's THIS Sunday!)

The Capital Grille, $49/adults + $15/children
The Carillon, $65/adults + $19.95/children
Eddie V's, $49/adults + $15/children
Estancia Churrascaria, $44.95
Hotel Ella, $65/adults + $27/children
Olive + June, 11a - 2p and 5 - 9p
Russian House, buffet
Sagra, $29/adults + $12/children
Tiny Pies has pies available

-- Johnson's Backyard Garden's annual spring picnic is Saturday, March 26th.
-- Prelog's anniversary celebration is March 25-27, with various specials. 
-- Metier is hosting a pop-up breakfast with  Chef Tyler Johnson and Pastry Chef Kyle McKinney, on Saturday, April 2nd, starting at 10 a.m. until sold out. These two are teaming up to open Delicious, a neighborhood "groceraunt" coming soon to South Lamar.
-- Texas French Bread hosts a four-course dinner with Springdale Farms, April 3rd, $60/person + $40/optional wine pairings.
-- April 7th, the Austin Food and Wine Alliance presents Live Fire! a meat and wine extravaganza at the Salt Lick Pavilion, $85/person with $20 option for park + ride.
-- The Austin Food Blogger Alliance (of which I am a member) presents the first Colossal Curry Cook-off, April 16th, 2 - 4pm at Shangri-la, $15/person (adults only). Interested in flexing your curry-making skills? Email cookoff at austinfoodbloggers dot org for contestant guidelines, or buy tickets (free for contestants) at the link above.
-- Waller Creek Conservancy's pop-up picnic will be April 16th at 6:30 pm. 
-- The Austin Food + Wine Festival, April 22-24 has published their chef's showcase. 
-- May 11th, Sustainable Food Center's Farm to Plate Event with over 20 local restaurant chefs. Tickets and more info here.

-- Manana Coffee + Juice inside the South Congress Hotel is now open.
-- Italic now offering Sunday brunch.
-- Lick Ice Cream is moving their South Lamar location a few blocks north to Lamar Union.
-- Dine at the Radisson is now offering a prix fixe dinner menu, Monday through Wednesday for $32
-- From Jack Allen's Kitchen, comes Salt Traders Coastal Cooking, a seafood concept in Round Rock, coming soon....
-- From the folks behind drink.well, a new bar (conveniently next door to Ramen Tatsuya) called Backbeat at 1300 South Lamar. 
-- Mama Fu's fast casual Asian is opening new locations in Round Rock, Pflugerville, Bastrop, and Cedar Park.
-- Chef Sonya Cote is now offering farm to table catering
-- Chicon (the former Gardner) at 1914 E. 6th is almost open.
-- Central Market has launched small-batch artisan ice cream pints, with flavors like Saigon Cinnamon, Coconut Ginger, and Tahitian Vanilla.

Round Up
You may have seen my individual posts for the Austin Food Blogger Alliance's City Guide; if not go back a post or two for my Best of South Austin, Best of South Austin food trailers, and Best Mexican in town. Here's the link to the ENTIRE City Guide! Bookmark it for great reference and please SHARE! :)

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