On Thursday, May 10th, Austin’s restaurants will showcase an eclectic mix of bar nibbles and sweets at this year’s annual Official Drink of Austin cocktail competition.  The city’s finest cocktail-friendly bites from 16 bars and restaurants will be featured along with the top contenders for this year’s Austin’s Official Drink for 2018.


Eight bar teams from local bars and restaurants were selected in a rousing citywide competition. The winning teams will mix up Austin-inspired cocktails and top-notch bar food for the May 10 event at Fairmont Austin, 101 Red River St., from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. to raise funds for culinary grants while trying to capture the title of Austin’s official drink for 2018. Tickets are available online at AustinFoodWineAlliance.org for $70 per person. The annual event typically sells out. Tickets at the door, if available, will be $85.


See also: Official Drink of Austin Returns on May 10th

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Restaurants featured at the Official Drink of Austin include:

Central Standard – Stuffed Snap Peas

Colleen’s Kitchen – Mini-Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie with Peppermint Buttercream

COUNTER 3. FIVE. VII – Loaded Baked Potato with Cheddar Cheese and Bacon

District Kitchen + Cocktails – Braised Goat Shoulder with Pickled Mustard Seed and Apple Relish, Horseradish Mousse, Celery Greens & Kennebec Potato Chip

Fixe – New Orleans-Style BBQ Shrimp Toast with Ocean Bread, Wild Gulf Shrimp, Rock Shrimp, New Orleans BBQ & Smoked Butter

Flyrite Chicken – Spicy Chicken & Cocoa Waffle

Foreign & Domestic – Windy Hill Goat Heart, Huancaina, & Yucca

Garbo’s Fresh Maine Lobster – Oysters on the Half Shell

Ghost Hill at Treaty Oak Distillery – Smoked Brisket with Sweet Corn, Pecan Cream, Corn-Sourdough Crisp & Cilantro

Lick Honest Ice Creams – Brown Derby – Bourbon, Grapefruit & Honey

Nightcap – Beef Tartare with Black Currant, Mustard & Hazelnut

Rules & Regs – Rohan Duck Tamale with Black Bean Mole

Skull & Cakebones – Pineapple Rum Trifle – Treaty Oak Barrel Reserve Rum Cake, Pineapple Jam & Coconut Buttercream

Swift’s Attic – Tuna Tartare with Nuoc Cham, Kizame & Avocado Puree

Vino Vino – Two Spanish Tortillas: Spring Onion & Chorizo with Anchovy

Weather Up – Chilled Sweet Pea Soup with Pink Peppercorn Cream


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