SOUTH LAMAR — Uchi and Uchiko are donating 100% of their proceeds off their "Heart of Japan" Onigiri to Mercy Corps to support the humanitarian effort in Japan. [Uchi]
EATER GIVEAWAYS — The winner of our Texas Hill Country Wine and Food Festival VIP ticket giveaway was Eater Austin reader Eric, whose submission you can read below. Eric was selected for his wit as well as the degree to which we felt his restaurants represented Austin. Thanks to everyone who entered!
Since your request was to identify the "itinerary of where you would eat over the course of a perfect Austin weekend", and, similar to y'all my weeks of hell always end at 5PM on Fridays, I'm going to consider 5:00:01PM the freakin weekend and eligible for the itinerary.
5:01 Haribo twin cherries in the car on the way to happy f'ng hour
5:30 Whip In - Appetizer: Toasted naan with ghee, chips w/ queso con chutney; Drinks: 512 Barrel Aged Double Pecan Porter and a Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout
8:00 Buenos Aires Cafe - Starter: Carne Picante, Spinach Salad; Dinner: Gnocchi quartet; Drink: 05 Luigi Bosca Doc Malbec; Dessert: Quatro Leches
9AM Thunderbird Coffee - Horchata Latte (while its ridiculously no longer officially offered, this my fantasy, amirite?) and cinnimmon roll (delivered from Quacks)
10:30AM Franklin BBQ - Jump in the queue, crack a St Arnold Divine Reserve 11
10:40AM Franklin BBQ - Divine Reserve 11 number 2
10:55AM Franklin BBQ - Divine Reserve 11 no. 3, start to get emotional about 8.9% beer, ribs, and brisket. Confirm with fellow 'que nerds that hangovers are for the weekdays.
11:20AM Franklin BBQ - Pork Ribs (3), 1/2 lb fatty, sausage link, side of beans, Big Red; get frivolous with Divine Reserve 11 no. 4.
7PM Food Trailer Crawl - all BYOB establishments
Site 1:Odd Duck: Pork Belly Slider, Dogfish Head Pangea
Site 2: Gordoughs: Dirty Berry
Site 3: El Naranjo: Oaxacan blackbean, plantain, and cheese stuff molotes, '05 Barbera D'Alba Bricco Delle Olive
Site 4: Bits n Druthers: Small fish n chips, Independence Brewery Convict Hill Oatmeal Stout
Site 5: Pig Vicious: Peanut Butter Monk, 4Loko Grape (original recipe)
11 AM Foreign & Domestic - brunch: fried chicken n buscuit w/ red eye gravy and romaine slaw, strong coffee
3PM: Alamo Drafthouse - Raging Bull Pizza, Pitcher of Fireman's #4
8:30 PM Crown n Anchor - Last slivers of blissful weekend freedom, sunday funday on the porch, Cheeseburger and pitcher of Live Oak Hefe. Thank everything holy that I get to live in Austin, thank same entity we weren't raised in Edinburgh, Scotland or Waco on jellied eels.
It’s Friday, Friday
Gotta get down on Friday
Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend, weekend
Partyin’, partyin’ (Yeah)
Fun, fun, fun, fun x 100000
Lookin’ forward to the weekend
Uchiko. [Photo: Uchiko / Facebook]