2019 is just flying by and it’s already Valentine’s week (initiate eye roll). You may or may not be planning to treat your sweetheart to a wonderful night of food, wine and chocolate for the holiday, but you still have to stuff your face with a few of Austin’s other sweet surprises throughout the rest of the week. Check out the latest and greatest happy hours, dinners and sweet treats being offered around town.
*NEW Featured Dish* Neighborhood Family-Style Night: Every Wednesday – Dig into Mattie’s newest Neighborhood Family-Style Night dish. Currently on the rotating menu is a recipe that is familiar, but updated with a little twist, Chicken & Dumplings. A fresh perspective from new Executive Chef Ethan Holmes, this Chicken & Dumplings special is gluten-free and paleo-friendly, yet just as savory and flavorful! Grab family and friends to enjoy this delicious family-style meal every Wednesday night.
Valentine’s Day Weekend Cocktail Specials: February 14-16 – In honor of the romantic holiday, backYARD will be offering two drinks specials throughout the weekend. Cheers with a mini bottle of Moet & Chandon Rose ($20) and a Valentine’s Day exclusive cocktail, the Sicilian 75 ($12) with Dripping Springs artisan gin, fresh blood orange juice, Campari, champs, and an orange twist.
On Thursday, February 14, smother your significant other with queso love. Freebirds is offering their legendary liquid gold for free when you dine-in on the special day. Top any burrito, bowl, taco or salad with melted goodness or ask to receive your queso on the side.
Sour Duck Market, Bryce Gilmore’s newest fast-casual, east side concept and baby sister to Odd Duck and Barley Swine is offering dinner plates which will be available after 5 PM while supplies last, featuring: Fried Red Fish ($19) w/ caper mayo, home fries, slaw; Beanie Weanie ($15) w/ borracho beans, beef sausage, kimchi; Fried Smoked Half Chicken ($18) w/ salsa dona, chicken fat mushrooms; and Half Pound Smoked Brisket ($21) w/ green chile grits, goat cheese.
Launderette will be launching its first-ever partnership with Favor to offer a special Valentine‘s Dessert kit for two on February 14. The dessert kit, which will be available exclusively through Favor’s app and website for $24, will feature two mini Boca Negra Cakes, as well as toppings including bourbon caramel, whipped crème fraîche, crisp chocolate pearls and heart shaped macarons. Interested buyers are encouraged to act fast though as less than 100 dessert kits will be available.