Boozy Boba Pop-Up
A juicy Boba pop-up is taking over two Austin restaurants, led by Bubble House, from local mini-chain Bao’d Up in January and February. The first Boba cocktail popup will take place Friday through Sunday, January 29 through 31, at the District Kitchen’s North Shoal Creek location and Friday through Sunday, February 5 through 7, at the Cherrywood Tex-Mex restaurant, El Chile instead of The restaurant offers a different menu and opening times vary depending on the location and day. Districts include Gin & Jammin ‘, a jam drink made from gin and passion fruit with strawberry boba; midnight in Taipei, black tea with rye whiskey, oolong bitters, tapioca soaked in amaro, and brown sugar jellies soaked in cherry syrup; and the Tea-Key, a green tea with mezcal, bitter tea made from green tea, coconut jellies enriched with cachaca and litchibobas. El Chile has a range of margaritas with coconut jellies or mangobobas. District Kitchen’s Boba cocktails are only available on-site. El Chile’s is available for dining and take-away.
Austin’s Community Fridge Project is expanding
The ATX Free Fridge Project installed its third refrigerator in the Dove Springs neighborhood at 6710 Ripple Run this week. Like the other two on Nixta Taqueria on East 12th Street and East Second Street in East Austin, this refrigerator is open 24 hours a day for people needing to buy groceries and essentials, as well as those dropping off those goods . The artist Carmen Rangel will soon be equipping the refrigerator.
New shoe and shirt advantage for Austin Music District
Austin’s Red River Cultural District charity has a new shoe and t-shirt courtesy of the skateboard shoe and apparel company Vans. The custom footwear ($ 90) and shirt ($ 30) are branded with the organization’s logos. All of the net proceeds will go to the non-profit organization that uses the money for its Banding Together ATX emergency fund. The articles are part of Van’s broader initiative to support small businesses across the country.
It looks like McGuire Moorman Hospitaly’s upcoming downtown Austin pizza place, Favorite’s Pizza, will focus on what it calls Connecticut coal-fired style pizza. This comes from a job advertisement for a chef pastry chef for the restaurant Indeed. The shop that took over the liquor store of the same name will also sell sandwiches and beer. It accompanies the upcoming Italian-American restaurant Sammie’s, which will take over the former Hut’s hamburger room in West Sixth from this year.
Austin restaurants continue to feed students and carers
The Austin Independent School District and the Austin Ed Fund, with its restaurant partners such as Good Works Austin Places, will continue to provide meals for students and carers through September 2021.
Austin Music Venue, revived
The South Austin music venue and bar One-2-One is under new ownership, as reported by Austin 360. Former co-owners Gregg Ware and Destinee Ware take over FlipSide owners Flip Lockhoof in the Oak Hill sports bar. The bar had put up for sale in the summer. The bar will reopen with a menu on Friday February 12th.
New to-go cocktails
The South Congress Hotel Bar Watertrade has reopened From January 20th for restaurants and take-away. The latter offers 375-milliliter drinks such as Goma (a whiskey with sesame and vanilla) and Bartender’s Hand-Off (a mezcal drink made with the musician Mobley) or the bartender’s choice (cocktail called Omakase) where the People can choose their taste profiles); Sake sets and even caviar service. Take-away orders can be placed online.
Barbecue desserts specials
Austin’s grill truck, LeRoy & Lewis, is dedicated to sweets this week, with a different special every day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today through Sunday, January 3. Items today include the gooey cake with maple bacon, a peanut butter and jelly biscuit tomorrow a sandwich, and on Saturday a beet-red velvet brownie. Pick-up orders can be placed online or in person.
The southwest chain Z’Tejas opened a new terrace in the arboretum. The Z’ecret garden, with natural outdoor seating and fire pits, opened on January 23rd.
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