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for Sat., Dec. 11
  • Be the Change Virtual Cooking Classes

    Chef Pierre Thiam is a celebrated chef, restauranteur, author, entrepreneur, and environmental activist known for his innovative cooking style, rooted in West African culinary traditions. Virtual class access + cook along ingredient kit are $85 per household; virtual class access only is $20 per household.
    Fri. Feb. 4, 6pm-7:30pm  
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    Jester King: SPON Day

    Here's one of Jester King's biggest annual events, where they release their annual three-year blend of spontaneously fermented beer, feature a few favorite "spon" beers and wines, and celebrate the season with a holiday market that includes delicious noms, live music, vendors, tours/tastings, goat photos, and more. (Note: Aaaaaah! Goat photos!)
    Sat., Dec. 11, 11am-9pm. Free.
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    Fareground: The Ginger Festival

    The thing about Fareground is that it's like the fanciest food court in the city, featuring outposts of some of our finest restaurants, all gathered in a stylish Downtown setting: Little Wu (from Wu Chow), Henbit (from Emmer & Rye), Austin Rotisserie, TLV, Taco Pegaso, and more, and they're celebrating with a venue-wide showcase of ginger- and turmeric-focused specials. YMMV, foodie, but your reporter's main reco: TLV's Chicken Hawaiej Hummus, with chicken thighs marinated in Yemenite spice blend served over hummus. Follow that with a Ginger Island negroni at Ellis, and it's already the happiest of holidays, even mid-week.
    Through Jan. 3. Daily, 11am-9pm
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    Fierce Whiskers: Holiday Tipples

    The tasting room's open at this new local whiskey distillery, and chief cocktail wrangler Lisa Husberg and her mixological cohorts are serving up powerful holiday beverages for one and all. Tell St. Nick to cool those reindeer jets of his and stop on by for a Hot Toddy, a Figgy Pudding, an Espresso Martini, and more.
    Thu. & Sun., 4-10pm; Fri., 4pm-12mid; Sat., noon-12mid
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    Food Access Resources From SFC

    The Sustainable Food Center has put together a thorough compilation of food access resources for Central Texans, ranging from farmers' markets to CSAs to delivery options and everything in between, so you can ensure that healthy food stays on your table. And if you're able to contribute they're accepting online donations, which support farmers and low-income families facing food insecurity. Get all the details on their website.
    Citywide
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    Fresa's: Holiday Tamales

    From those excellent culinaristas at Fresa's comes an array of tamale meals (served with charro beans, Mexican rice, salsas, queso and guacamole), tamales-by-the-dozen, and special desserts to supercharge your holidays in a delicious Tex-Mex fashion. (E.g., Chicken tinga tamales, $26 per dozen; and black bean and cheese tamales, $24 per dozen.) Fresa's is taking pre-orders until Dec. 23, with a 5pm cutoff for following-day orders. Pickups will be available Dec. 22-24.
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    Goodall’s Afternoon Tea

    Mmmmm, sip your weekend afternoons away with a selection of organic blends from Austin-based Zhi Teas and an assortment of traditional tea sandwiches, pastries, and confectionary sweets.
    Saturdays & Sundays, 3-5pm.. $15-25.
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    Hotel Van Zandt's South Pole Winterscape

    That style-forward boutique hotel Downtown brings back its fourth-floor South Pole, a reimagined rooftop deck featuring outdoor igloos for private dining, with holiday-themed cocktails and dishes courtesy of Geraldine’s restaurant. Note: That last part means delicious noms from chef Chris Schaefer and pastry chef Yolanda Diaz, which might even surpass the awesomeness of the new seasonal drinks (and those continuing Friends-inspired tipples, too).
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    Museum of Ice Cream: Pinkmas

    This eminently Instagrammable bastion of ice cream celebration in the Domain plunges elf-first into the holiday spirit, with drink specials (a gingerbread milkshake, a Pinktini, a Sprinkle Pool sundae) and a "winter-fied" game of I Spy, singalongs to holiday favorites, candy cane hunts, educational information about holiday celebrations from around the world, and more. Bonus: Bring a toy for Toys for Tots and you'll get a complimentary ice cream scoop at the cafe.
    11506 Century Oaks Terrace #128
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    Red Beans and Ricely Yours, Austin

    This community initiative, headed by Chris Cubas and Maris Clegg, is dedicated to providing free meals (of red beans and rice, andouille sausage, cornbread, fruit, dessert, and a drink) to Austinites in need. "On Tuesdays, we will provide a link to sign up for a free home-made meal delivered to you with safety in mind," goes their announcement on Facebook. "There is no judgment and the form is anonymous. If you have been affected by the impact of Covid-19 or are having a hard time, we would like to make a small portion of your day a little bit better." Or, if you'd like to donate your time in driving, baking treats, or providing cases of nonalcoholic beverages, please reach out to redbeansaustin@gmail.com.
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    Vista Brewing x Farmhouse Delivery

    Yes! The fine folks at Vista Brewing are hosting Saturday Market Days throughout December – and they're featuring Farmhouse Delivery this weekend, which will make all the farm-centric (or just good-food-loving) citizens mighty happy. We told you about Farmhouse a while ago, so you'll be glad to know that signing up for the service will get $30 off your first order and a free beer from Vista. And? And Vista is releasing their Treaty Bourbon Barrel Aged Oatmeal Stout on this day – which is, as you might guess, an oatmeal stout that's been aged in barrels that formerly held bourbon from Treaty Oak Distilling. (And that, as you might further guess, is a True Good Thing.) Also? Live music, fire pits, and s'mores!
    Sat., Dec. 11, noon-5:30pm
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