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So you’re trying to be healthy this year? That doesn’t mean you can’t happy hour. Picnik just launched their happy hour and this needs to be on your radar!
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Thanks to an upgraded bar, patrons of Picnik can now enjoy a tasty cocktail like the Berry Basil Smash or the Pitaya Margarita with their guilt-free meal. Made only with natural, gluten-free ingredients, these cocktails offer a tasty, healthier way to toast to the new year.
Here are the happy hour details:
  • 1/2 price shareable plates on the food menu
  • $2 off wine by the glass
  • $2 off ciders (exception Texas Keeper)
  • $2 off beer

When: Monday – Friday

Time: 3-6 p.m.

Location:
Burnet Road
4801 Burnet Rd.
Austin, TX 78756

 

Have you resolved to be good this year? No meat, no dairy, no alcohol, no refined sugar, no caffeine, and no fun? Well, join the club. We’re all trying to be the best version of ourself in 2017, but some days are much harder than others. That’s why your friends at Favor will bring whatever you are craving right to your door, with their No Judgement $3 Deliveries.

Whether you’re starving because that juice cleanse didn’t come with any food, or you’ve fallen off the wagon again and had a double burger for lunch, Favor can help.

Now through Sunday, January 15th, their deliveries from the following places—which feature healthy and not-so-healthy options—are just $3. Again, no judgement! Eat whatever you want.

Lucy’s Fried Chicken

Maiko Sushi Lounge

Mai Thai

Galaxy Cafe

Pinthouse Pizza

Blenders and Bowls

To learn more about Favor or to download the app, click here. Use the code 365THINGS to get your first delivery free!

We know, we know—you haven’t even thought about New Year’s Eve yet. How could you with all the shopping, caroling, baking, traveling, gifting, and eating you still need to do? We get it.

That’s why we’ve put together this guide to some of the best options for you to commit to before it’s December 30th and you realize there is nothing on the books! The following are some festive offerings from a few of our favorite Austin spots. Let’s ring in 2017 in style, shall we?

Backbeat

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The New Year’s Eve party lasts from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. and will include a special limited cocktail menu with an emphasis on Champagne and whiskey drinks, plus large format punches available for groups of 4, 6 or 8.

Launderette

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Their Second Annual New Year’s Eve Extravaganza, will feature a four-course prix fixe dinner, tented Bellini Lounge and more.

Eden East

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Not shy to intimate dinners, Eden East will serve a special New Year’s Eve dinner on the farm on Friday, December 30, and Saturday, December 31, to bring in the new year.

Grizzelda’s

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The newly opened Grizelda’s is the perfect place to enjoy dinner on New Year’s Eve. They will offer the full menu along with some exciting New Year’s inspired specials.

Isla 

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Isla jwill host a Peruvian New Year’s Eve Feast with a midnight Pisco toast. The feast includes cebiche, skewers, miso frita, jalea (a dish of fried, lightly breaded tuna) and more.

Jacoby’s 

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Jacoby’s will offer a special New Year’s Eve menu from December 28-31. They will also have a New Year’s Day brunch.

Jeffrey’s

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Jeffrey’s will offer a four-course dinner for $100 pp. Kevin Lovejoy will play on the baby grand in the bar beginning at 6 p.m. and the bar opens at 4:30 p.m.

Josephine House

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Josephine House is having a three-course dinner for $75 pp and $115 pp with wine pairings. First course is choice of Lobster Wedge Salad, Musrhoom Soup, or Foie Gras Terrine. Second course is Steak Frites, Jumbo Lump Crab Cake, Crispy Red Snapper a la Plancha, or Hand-Cut Noodles with Black Truffles. The dessert course is Dark Chocolate & Mint Tart, Vanilla Bean Creme Brûlée, or Stinky Cheese.

Ruth Chris Steak House

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Ruth Chris Steak House will be offering a special Lobster Surf and Turf menu plus their regular menu.

Lambert’s

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Lambert’s is hosting Lee Fields & the Expressions along with DJ Chicken George. There will be a champagne toast and late night BBQ tacos. Guests can buy tickets here.

Sophia’s

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To ring in the New Year Sophia’s is featuring an amazing prix fixe menu, optional wine parings, party favors and more. Staring at $85, guests can enjoy a four-course meal featuring a salad, pasta, entrée, dessert and a glass of prosecco.

Parkside

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For New Years Eve, Parkside is offering a four-course prix fixe menu boasting a selection of signature favorites including Ruby Snapper Crudo with winter citrus, buttermilk and radish, Leek Veloute with potato fondant and caviar, and 44 Farms New York Strip served with oxtail jam and beef fat sunchokes to name a few dishes.

Emmer & Rye

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Emmer & RyeSurrender or revolt this New Year’s Eve at Emmer & Rye with a special themed menu to ring in the New Year. Guests will be given the opportunity to surrender to the kitchen and let the chefs choose the menu or they can revolt and select the dishes that will make up their last meal of the year. Dinner is $100 per person.

Culinary Dropout

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Culinary Dropout will be offering a four-course prix fixe menu for $50 per person. The menu features champagne and antipasti to start, followed by the Dolce Gorgonzola Salad and a choice between Pan Roasted Salmon and Korean Ribeye Cap Steak, and ends on a sweet note with Chocolate S’Mores Pudding.

St. Genevieve

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St. Genevieve will be offering a four-course dinner for $50 per person. Dinner is complete with a live DJ, party favors and champagne. Seatings are available from 6-9pm and 9pm-close. 

Olive & June

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OLIVE & JUNE Shawn Cirkiel’s Southern Italian eatery is offering a four-course prix fixe menu for New Year’s Eve. The authentic Italian menu is broken up into Antipasti, Primi, Secondi and Dessert, and complemented with an Amuse Bouche and family-style plates for the table to share. Signature dishes include Beet pansotti, ricotta, brown butter, sage and Texas quail, golden raisin, celery, porchini.

Bullfight

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BULLFIGHT Bullfight is thrilled to offer a special treat to ring in the New Year: cochinillo. A delicacy from Spain, Cochinillo is a roasted baby suckling pig traditionally served to celebrate the New Year in Castilla and particularly in Madrid. These authentic and tender cochinillos are not found anywhere in the U.S., but Chef Shawn Cirkiel will be flying them in directly from a longtime purveyor’s farm in Spain. Guests must pre-order this special offering by Wednesday, December 28. Bullfight’s Chef Ryan Shields will serve these rare cochinillo pigs table-side and family-style using traditional Spanish techniques. Each cochinillo serves four people and is available by pre-order only for $200. Guests can enjoy this traditional

Eberly

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Eberly on South Lamar is throwing a roaring 1920’s party with champagne, cash bar, photo booths, live music, late night treats, and aerial entertainment and more. Tickets include entrance to the event, heavy hors d’oeuvre stations, dessert and coffee bar, live entertainment including a live band, DJs, dancers, a champagne toast at midnight, and a post-midnight snack.

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We love a homegrown Austin business and Odd Duck really did grow—from a humble trailer into a big, beautiful restaurant. And they never forget their awesome roots! Odd Duck’s #TrailerThrowback party is back, this time to celebrate the restaurant’s third year in their brick-and-mortar space. Friends, family, and fans can stop in for beer and wine, as well as the Odd Duck Farm To Trailer food from the days of yore. This is the one time each year when the OG dishes return, including grits with soft poached duck eggs, grilled broccoli, and chef Bryce Gilmore’s famous pork belly sliders.

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Entry into the party is a minimum donation of $25, with proceeds benefiting Sustainable Food Center and SFC Farmers’ Markets. A silent auction will also be set up at the event to raise further money for Zilker Elementary School’s school garden, which the Odd Duck team was instrumental in developing.

When: Today, December 11th

Time: 5-10 p.m.

Location:
Odd Duck
1201 S Lamar Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78704

Image via Facebook. Credit: Jody Horton Photography. 

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