7 things to know in Austin: Burger chain raises minimum wage to $15

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Openings and reopenings

After a week of delays Quiet tiger has officially opened its newest location on the east side. As at the two previous locations of the bakery, beer lovers can enjoy a variety of baked goods and hearty brunch items such as sandwiches and pretzels with their meals on the 15,000 square meter terrace of the outpost, or simply take away an expertly baked bread. Easy Tiger East is now open Sunday through Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Friday through Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 1501 E. Seventh St.

As if you needed another reason to grab a double cheese P. Terrys (plus a big oreo shake, why not?) the popular local burger stand recently raised the minimum wage for its full-time workers to $ 15 an hour, an increase of more than 50 percent in a state where the required minimum wage is 7, 25 USD. The new tariff came into effect in January and now applies uniformly to all 20 locations of P. Terry’s Burger, his central commissioner’s kitchen and his to-go Taqueria Taco Ranch. P. Terry’s opened its newest location (20th overall) in Pflugerville earlier this year and plans to round out 2021 with three new locations in San Antonio and one additional location in Austin.

A popular New York pizza chain has found its way to the capital. Grimaldi’s pizzeria Debuted its first Texas outpost in Dallas-Fort Worth in 2007, and has since brought its menu of delicious charcoal-fired cakes, bold Mediterranean salads, and decadent oreo biscuit cheesecakes to several additional restaurants across the state. Now the company has brought its second satellite kitchen operation (the first to open in Scottsdale, Arizona, November 2020) into the largest shared ghost kitchen space in town. Kitchen United Mix. Customers can order contactless takeaway from Grimaldi as well as from other Kitchen United Mix concepts such as Tejis Indians and Hawaiian Bros. Island Grill daily from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Other messages and notes

This year for Amplify Austin Day, the annual day of giving that is sponsored by nonprofits. I live here, I give here, two Red River staples that give back in a significant way. From March 1st to 5th, when customers pick up a single slice of pizza from Hoboken Pie or a classic taco plate from Pelons Tex-Mex (with your meat choices), a portion of every sale will benefit from it Tie the ATX together, the nonprofit organization created in response to COVID-19 for the Red River community of artists, venue owners, and hospitality workers. In addition to supporting these two companies directly, local gourmets are encouraged to donate directly to amplifyatx.org.

While our eagerly awaited Major League Soccer team Austin FC won’t kick off until April 17th, Austin Eastciders is already in the game day spirit. First, the club’s official cider sponsor is planning a series of watch parties in its two tasting rooms (979 Springdale Rd. And 1530 Barton Springs Rd.) Where $ 1 of every pint sold is donated to the charity 4 ATX Foundation’s youth development program . The embroidery also brings out loaded matchday tailgate specials available at their Barton Springs location. These party packs include smoked chicken wings, chef specialty dip, two 12-inch pizzas, and nadamoo! dairy-free ice cream and a 12-can pack of Eastciders Cider or Hard-Seltzer, all of which feed a group of four for $ 55. Finally, FC superfans can follow Eastciders’ Instagram page to win a free custom Austin FC or Austin Eastciders tattoo (one per week) courtesy of Tiny Tats ATX.

Texas Hill Country wildflowers are always a sight to see, but they’re even better with a glass of wine. Wine and Wildflower Tour 2021 runs from March 22nd to April 16th and offers amateur sommeliers the opportunity to enjoy both bluebonnets and bevs alike. The second of four self-guided passer-by events held each year by the Hill Country Wineries nonprofit trade association. By purchasing the event’s digital pass, guests can enjoy up to four free winery tastings per day from any of the 45 participating wineries in the area, including Tejas winery, Limestone terrace vineyard, and Texas Mead Works, among other. Pass holders also receive a 15 percent discount on the purchase of three bottles. Pass cards are $ 65 per person and $ 100 for a couple’s pass and can be purchased from texaaswinetrail.com.

The Californians may flock to our dear state, but at least they bring serious cocktail knowledge with them. Now available on local shelves Live wire drinks, a new line of cocktails from the can from veteran LA bartender Aaron Polsky. These cocktails are made together with expert mixologists and bring the Honeydew Collins (an electrifying blend of gin, honeydew and elderflower) to the market. Live Wire’s Honeydew Collins is available in select specialty stores, via the third-party alcohol app Drizly, or online.

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