On Saturday, July 14th, South Congress Hotel will host its 2nd annual Ice Cream Showdown, featuring some of the city’s best culinary talents going head to head to create the most delicious and creative flavors of the night. Reigning champion Amanda Rockman, New Waterloo’s corporate executive pastry chef, will co-host the night alongside Joe Barlow, host of KXAN Studio512 and A Cup of Joe.


Chefs participating include Sarah Prieto of Barley Swine, Tavel Bristol-Joseph of Emmer & Rye, Britt Castro of Holy Roller, Anthony Sobotik of Lick Ice Creams, Juliann Stoddart of Parkside, Natalie Gazaui of Ramen Tatsu-Ya, and Lindsey Flagg of South Congress Hotel. After the crowning of the new ice cream showdown champion, the movie “Clueless” will be shown so that attendees may enjoy their ice cream alongside a movie.


The night will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the hotel’s courtyard with a live DJ set and full bar. A portion of proceeds from Clueless-themed speciality cocktails will benefit the Austin Food + Wine Alliance. Guests can purchase ice cream tickets for $3 each from the Stephen F. Frostin’ truck and make their way around the competition. Throughout the night, attendees will vote for their favorite scoop, and at 8:15 p.m. the polls will close in preparation for the crowning of the new winner at 8:30 p.m.





Saturday, July 14th

6:30 p.m. – Event opens to the public

8:15 p.m. – Polls close

8:30 p.m. – Winner crowned

8:45 p.m. – Showing of “Clueless” begins



Event Host – Joe Barlow, KXAN Studio512 + A Cup of Joe Host

Amanda Rockman, New Waterloo Corporate Executive Pastry Chef

Sarah Prieto, Barley Swine Pastry Chef

Tavel Bristol-Joseph, Emmer and Rye Pastry Chef

Britt Castro, Holy Roller Pastry Chef

Anthony Sobotik, Lick Ice Creams Co-Owner and Chef

Juliann Stoddart, Parkside Executive Pastry Chef

Natalie Gazaui, Ramen Tatsu-Ya Executive Pastry Chef

Lindsay Flagg, South Congress Hotel Executive Pastry Chef



South Congress Hotel 1603 S Congress Ave. Austin, TX 78704


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