On Friday, December 14, Banger’s will host Austin Beerworks on the newly opened patio for an ugly sweater and Sputnik release party. Sputnik is a very highly sought after winter seasonal coffee stout from Austin Beerworks. Banger’s will be serving a special variant of Sputnik, called El Sputniko. In addition to Spunik, Banger’s and ABW will also be using fire to heat stones to brew Brimstone beer.  Arrive thirsty and show off your favorite ugly holiday sweater at the party for a chance to win a prize!


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Christmas at Bakery Lorraine

Bakery Lorraine is offering pies like Buche de Noel’s and limited edition holiday-themed macarons boxes available for order at their Austin location.  Inside the Buche de Noel’s are a vanilla mousse, cherry compote and a chocolate sponge soaked with kirsch syrup.  This is by special order only for $45 and will start being available for pickup by Dec 12th.  The pies will be $26 each and customers are able to place orders now through Thursday, December 20th.  Pick up day will be Sunday, December 24th, Christmas Eve.  Additionally Bakery Lorraine will have newly released, house-made jams that make great stocking stuffers. They are priced at $6 each and flavors include Raspberry Hibiscus and Spiced Mango and Guava.


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Domo Alley-Gato Tatsu-Ya Opens

The team behind Ramen Tatsu-Ya and Kemuri Tatsu-Ya are opening a new concept, Domo Alley-Gato Tatsu-Ya, patio bar and food truck next door to Ramen Tatsu-Ya’s location on the eastside. Domo Alley-Gato will soft open with discounted food items December 8, 9 and 12, from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. The patio space will grand open on Thursday, December 13. 
Domo Alley-Gato seeks to transport guests to the vibrant, buzzing nightlife found in some of Japan’s biggest cities. The space’s food truck, Karē Ban Ban, will offer dishes made with a painstakingly created 23-spice Japanese curry, and the bar will feature a vibrant drink menu of cocktails, Kirin Ichiban beer with frozen foam cap, a DIY Chu-Hi menu, and more.



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Bahama Buck’s Greatest Sno on Earth Expands to Bee Cave

Bahama Buck’s plans to make an avalanche of Sno® next week as the Lubbock-based Bahama Buck’s Franchise Corporation welcomes the opening of their location in Bee Cave, Texas. The island-inspired shop is set to open December 11 at 3944 S. FM 620 Rd. Bahama Buck’s is committed to offering island-inspired vibes, the friendliest staff, and the Greatest Sno on Earth.


Desert Door Texas Sotol Available Online in 41 States

Desert Door, the only domestically produced sotol made in Driftwood, Texas, is now available for purchase online in 41 states at through the spirits-focused e-commerce platform SpeakeasyCo. This news comes as Desert Door just celebrated its first successful year in business and its expansion of distribution sales network in bars, restaurants and liquor stores across Texas. Now with the online shop, consumers across the country will have access to the popular, unique spirit just in time for the holidays.



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Houndstooth Coffee’s Rock Rose Location

Houndstooth Coffee‘s newest location at Rock Rose in North Austin is now open. Guests may enjoy the shop’s signature menu of coffee, teas, handcrafted espresso beverages, wines, and local Austin beers, as well as a kegged cocktail program that is coming soon.   This location marks the seventh cafe for the brand, which has locations across Austin and Dallas. The space pays homage to sister cocktail bar, Jettison, and the six existing cafes, featuring design elements and inspiration pulled from each space to create a bold addition to the Rock Rose streetscape.



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#ATXmas at Craftsman 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and Craftsman is celebrating with an #ATXmas bash Saturday, December 15 from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. The ‘grammable event features an inflatable, house-sized Santa couch so you’ll never have to worry about being too big to sit on his lap. Drink specials courtesy of Dickel Whiskey and Dos XX  include $8 holiday cocktails such as the Bourbon Hot Chocolate with homemade whipped cream and cinnamon as well as $5 beers. The party wouldn’t be complete without food specials which include $1 off meat skewers from Botteco Espeteria and $1 Gochujang chicken wings from Alley Cat. Party admission is free.


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Holy Roller Hosts Pie Eating Contest Benefitting SAFE

Chef Callie Speer and her team at Holy Roller will welcome some of the city’s most prominent chefs and personalities for a pie eating contest to kick off the holiday season on Tuesday, December 11th at 6:00p.m. Defending Champion, Chef Casey Wilcox of Central Standard, will be back for the pie eating showdown. Participants will dive head first into some of Holy Roller’s homemade pies, all in the name of fun and charity while spectators will be able participate by placing bets on who might win. Guests are encouraged to purchase raffle tickets and use those to bet on the chef or personality they believe will take the cake, well… pie in this case. From there, the raffle tickets from the winning chefs’ bucket will be drawn for some raffle prizes, including a pair of wristbands for weekend 2 of ACL 2019!

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