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Austin officialy gets a new Chinese restaurant tonight, with the opening of Old Thousand, an eat-in/take-out Chinese brasserie and cocktail bar. The buzz from their preview nights has been exciting and the press release calls the menu an eclectic and inventive mix of flavors, ingredients and styles with modern interpretations of classic American-Chinese recipes. Here’s a little taste of what you can expect:

Starters include homemade pickles, pork and shrimp potstickers, pork ribs with honey black vinegar glaze, squid and shrimp shumai with flying fish roe and crispy garlic, and fried chicken feet. Hot offerings include an old g noodles with pork bone broth and egg noodles and nai nai chicken rice congee. Cool offerings include the tea leaf salad made with greens from HausBar Farms and the ooh baby I like it raw featuring yellowtail, charred grape, honey grape pickling juice, and garlic chive oil.

For mains, Old Thousand offers noodle and rice dishes including the dan dan noodles with shiitake puree, crispy mushrooms, and tofu and the brisket fried rice made with smoked brisket. House specials include the hot pot with pork belly, Chinese sausage, mushrooms, duck confit, and chili-soy; honey prawn with local honey and pecans; spicy fish in a black bean chili sauce, char siu Chinese barbecued pork with steamed buns; and the crispy noodle nest with shrimp, baby scallop, squid, crispy egg noodles, mushrooms, and baby bok choy.

Yum! Be one of the first in town to try this funky little neighborhood place.

When: Today, December 4th

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Location:
1000 E 11th St #150
Austin, Texas

Photo Credit: Kristen / Food Fash

Man, it’s going to be a beautiful day for this one—come one, come all! The 11th annual Carnival O’ Pizza is back for an afternoon of pizza-themed fun that’s bigger and better than before! Call all your pizza-obsessed friends and get down to South Congress to enjoy the perfect Austin day. Pants with an elastic waistband are highly recommended.

A celebration of Home Slice’s love for all things pizza, this free family-friendly event will have over-the-top pizza-themed activities and exciting prizes, with all proceeds to benefit Austin Bat Cave!

There will be carnival-inspired games, dancing, a photo booth,and raffles to win one of 60 prizes. One lucky raffle winner will be the only person in the world who can make a reservation at Home Slice for the next year!

When: Today, November 12th

Time: noon – 7 p.m.

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Location:
Home Slice Pizza
1415 And 1421 South Congress Ave.
Austin, Texas 78704

It’s humpday, so let’s go downtown and start the weekend waaaaay early. Stop by Italic this afternoon for a fabulous rustic Italian happy hour. Lots of goodies await you …

*$5 glasses of wine
*Free cheese tasting
*Four cheeses for $12
*Half-off pizzas

When: Today, November 2nd

Time: 3-6:30 p.m.

Location:
123 w. 6th St.
Austin, TX 78701

We’ll keep this short and sweet because you don’t have much time for reading. Taco lovers (that’s everyone, right?) are encouraged to stop by the new Fresa’s location at 1703 S. 1st Street for a complimentary breakfast taco of their choosing. That’s free breakfast tacos on a Friday—what are you waiting for?

When: Today, October 21st

Time: now – 11:00 a.m.

Location:
Fresa’s South First
1703 S 1st St.
Austin, TX 78704

Put on your best pair of lederhosen, because it’s Oktoberfest in Austin! Banger’s three-day festival continues today with live music, German-inspired food, games, and some of the best fall beers around..

They”ll have your regular favorites on the menu, plus: Spaetzle, Schnitzel, Weisswurst, and German Potato Cakes!

When: Today, October 14th – Sunday, October 18

Time: noon-midnight

Check out the full schedule here.

Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden
79 Rainey St.
Austin, Texas 78701

Easy Tiger and Irene’s have both added a Louisiana inspired item to their menu’s and all proceeds will go to the Red Cross to help with flood relief efforts. Come out and dine for a great cause!

Irene’s:
Red Beans & Rice $15
White Rice, Andouille Sausage, Cornbread

Easy Tiger
New Orlean’s Board $15
Chicken Chaurice, Andouille Sausage, Creole Cream Cheese, Chow Chow, Muffuletta

Where:
Irene’s
506 W. Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701

Easy Tiger
709 East 6th Street
Austin, Texas 78701

South Austinites: The wait is finally over! Favor has just announced the expansion of several markets in Texas, including Austin, which will see its coverage area double in size starting today. The on-demand delivery app that connects customers with their own personal “runner” will now serve larger areas of both North and South Austin (North to Cedar Park and South to Slaughter). Here’s the new Austin zone:

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In addition to the Austin expansion, the company will now deliver to Addison, which completes the Dallas metroplex, and five more communities in the Fort Worth Area. Lastly, Favor is also launching in The Woodlands!

So Favor yourself some queso today; it’s Tuesday and you deserve it! Or hey, how about some nuggets? In honor of all of this launching and expanding, Favor is offering Chick-fil-A deliveries for a flat $1 delivery fee from now through Saturday.

Use code 365Things to get your first Favor free!

For me, it doesn’t get much better than this: Larry McGuire’s new restaurant June’s is opening on South Congress. Named after master sommelier June Rodil, the primary focus of this place is wine. They will be serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

June’s took over Wahoo’s on South Lamar and their patio will be dog friendly.

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That’s all the news I have for now. But I’ll be by today to learn more. McGuire really knows his restaurants, so I’ve been highly anticipating this spot!

Hours: Sunday – Thursday 8 a.m. – midnight
Friday & Saturday: 8 a.m. – midnight

Location:
June’s
1722 South Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78704

http://junesallday.com

 

Some time ago, a fabulous group of people (whoever it is that decides these things!) came together and declared that July 24th would henceforth be known as National Tequila Day! I love this holiday very very much. It’s circled three times on my calendar along with doodles of a lime, a salt shaker, and a little worm wearing a top hat.

Here is a list of over 40 places in town to grab a margarita and celebrate. If you want a detailed rundown check out our list of Top Places To Get A Margarita In  Austin.

  1. Central Standard
  2. Maudie’s
  3. Trudy’s
  4. TNT – Tacos & Tequila
  5. Hula Hut
  6. Juilet
  7. Polvos
  8. La Condesa
  9. Fonda San Miguel
  10. Pelons
  11. South Congress Cafe
  12. Guero’s Taco Bar
  13. El Chile Cafe y Cantina
  14. The W
  15. Curra’s Grill 
  16. Baby Acapulco
  17. Chuy’s
  18. The Cedar Door
  19. Jorge’s
  20. Ranch 616
  21. Z Tejas
  22. Matt’s El Rancho
  23. Texas Chili Parlor
  24. Jack Allen’s Kitchen
  25. Rio Rita Cafe y Cantina
  26. Key Bar
  27. The Oasis
  28. Abel’s On the Lake
  29. Little Woodrow’s
  30. Santa Rita Cantina
  31. Red’s Porch
  32. Sazon
  33. El Arroyo
  34. Icenhauer’s
  35. Threadgill’s
  36. Takoba
  37. El Alma
  38. Ski Shores
  39. El Naranjo
  40. Uncle Julio’s 
  41. The Goodnight

 

 

 

The name says it all! This little gem just opened earlier this summer and has quickly become a favorite. It’s officially a “gourmet grocery store” where you can pick up necessities, but the real joy of this place is grabbing a bottle of wine from the store and having it opened at the bar while you enjoy their stellar food menu. Their hot sandwiches are legit.

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They have happy hour everyday from 3–6 p.m.

Location:
Lamar Union
1100 South Lamar #1105
Austin, Texas 78704

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