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Rare Bourbon Batch at The Highball; TrailerWeek in May

SOUTH LAMAR — The Highball is one of four lucky locations in Texas to get a special batch of Buffalo Trace Bourbon, chosen by some of our top bartenders (including their new beverage director Bill Norris) at a tasting earlier this year. The batch consists of four separate barrels, each from the same batch, "distilled on the same day and aged on the same floor of the rickhouse. The only difference is the wood." The pouring begins today, and you can sample any of the four bourbons until they're gone. [The Highball]

RESTAURANT DEALS — Austin Restaurant Week announced today that next year they will start their first trailer food version of their popular dining series. TrailerWeek will begin in May and offer similar special discounted menus to Austin's meals-on-wheels scene. [-EW-]

COCKTAILS — Bar Congress was recognized by TastingTable, a national food and beverage site, as having one of the top ten cocktails in the US. Adam Bryan's Miso Mule won the honors. [TastingTable]

EAST SIXTH — Volstead's Justin Elliott, an alumnus of Peche, shakes up the drink list this week, introducing his fall cocktail menu. Expect spiced, warmer flavors to become your new favorites. [Thrillist]

I SCREAM YOU SCREAM — Blue Bell brings in the holiday season by introducing two new ice cream flavors and bringing two seasonal favorites back. The new flavors are Banana Nut Bread Ice Cream and Christmas Cookies Ice Cream, while Spiced Pumpkin Pecan and Peppermint are returning to the shelves. [Blue Bell via EHTX]

The Highball. [Photo: The Highball/Facebook]

The Highball

1142 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX