6 things to know in Austin food now: Burger bar hops into east side

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The local Austin burger bar is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a new restaurant on the east side and a host of other festivities. On Thursday, October 22nd, Hopdoddy will officially celebrate its 10th anniversary in the capital with the opening of a new location at 1011 E. 5th St. on Plaza Saltillo. The new location will continue the chain’s ongoing Goodnight for a Good Cause program, in which a portion of the proceeds from each Goodnight Burger specialty – caramelized onions, jalapenos and caffeinated barbecue sauce – are donated to the Austin-based nonprofit Health Alliance for Austin goes musician. Hopdoddy will also be hosting a number of promo events the week leading up to opening, including offering $ 5 classic cheeseburgers at all locations on October 13, as well as an Instagram giveaway October 13-15 with prices from Brands like YETI, Zilker Brewing and Deep Eddy Vodka.

The Oaks at Lakeway shopping mall is getting a touch of classic New York flair thanks to a stylish new restaurant. The newest project from owners Suzanne and Billy-Joe Hunt, The Gramercy tries to pay homage to the Big Apple Hotel of the same name (itself a derivation of the French term “Grand Merci”, which means thank you very much). “The Gramercy has a sense of style and elegance that is common in boutique hotels from the 1920s,” said Billy-Joe Hunt in a press release. “Our family has a strong … historical connection to the Gramercy Park Hotel in Manhattan. [an] Cult place in the world of hospitality. “The restaurant menu features fine fare from the classic American bar, including steak fries, sliders, and a Texas keelbasa with house mustard. The drinks menu features curated beverages, including classic cocktails like Paloma, Manhattan, and French 75. The Gramercy is currently open for dining service with both indoor and outdoor seating. The opening times of the restaurant are from Tuesday to Thursday from 4 p.m. to midnight and from Friday to Saturday from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.

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Neither snow, rain, nor a global pandemic will stop one of the most iconic pizzerias in downtown Austin from celebrating #NationalPizza Month. All month long Hoboken Pie, the Red River favorite known for its New Jersey-style pizzas, is offering customers a whopping 25 percent off pizzas ordered whole or by the piece. Pizza fans can take advantage of the discount by using the promo code “PIZZAMONTH” when ordering online or through the newly available Hoboken Pie app, available for both iOS and Android devices. Hoboken Pie opened in 2008 and is now open daily from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM at 718 Red River St. Delivery options are available until midnight.

With an early vote in Texas October 13-30 Austin Eastciders offers a free pint of cider to those exercising their civic duty. During this time, early voters over 21 can claim a free drink by showing their “I Voted” sticker when ordering from one of Austin Eastciders’ Barton Springs taprooms at 1530 Barton Springs Road. or the Eastside Collaboratory at 979 Springdale Rd, Ste. 130. The company’s Barton Springs locale is currently open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 10:00 pm. Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., while the taproom on the east side is currently open from Friday to Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Austin Roast Chicken Favorite Zupfer Wing Bar hosts its annual Halloween trivia event, albeit with a virtual twist. On Wednesday, October 28th, starting at 7:30 p.m., trivia nerds can access the restaurant’s Halloween trivia live stream on Facebook Live. Guests use the online form on the website to enter answers for each of the eight rounds and receive a free starter for their participation (valid for orders of USD 30 or more). For families looking to have fun, a spooky version of the restaurant’s weekly Sunday Family Trivia Game Night will air the following Sunday, November 1st, starting at 6 p.m., featuring both kid-friendly trivia and physical challenges. Attendees can attend both events by viewing the livestream on the company’s Facebook page and using the virtual trivia forms here.

Artisan cheese shop in the neighborhood Antonellis On Wednesday October 14th, the final edition of the virtual advanced cheese tasting class, Cheese 201, will take place. As always, it will be hosted by food scientist and Cheesescience.org editor Pat Polowsky with the title “American Originals and the Mighty Cheese Curd”. “Will celebrate the upcoming National Cheese Curd Day. The senior class focuses on the building blocks of cheese, offering attendees seven different cheeses and seven pairings that come with them, including jams, chocolates, and more. Polonsky will also walk students through some iconic original American cheeses, how differently bound and vacuum-sealed cheeses age, and other interesting facts about the age-old process of making cheese. Tickets are $ 50 per participant. The event is expected to last around an hour in total. Customers can pick up their tasting cheese at 500 Park Blvd. from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the day of your event or choose to have it delivered straight to your door for $ 12 to $ 30 at the checkout. The deadline to purchase tickets for this event is midnight on October 13th. Interested parties can reserve their place here.

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