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Olamaie On Track; Speed Rack 2014; New Year's Day Good & Evil

DOWNTOWNOlamaie's Michael Fojtasek reports that the Modern Southern restaurant is tracking to open in Spring 2014. Says Fojtasek: "The bones of the restaurant look beautiful. We can't wait to get the approvals to cover her up. It's been really helpful to get encouragement from great guys like John Bates, Shawn Cirkiel, and Stephen Dilley, because they know." [Eaterwire]

RED RIVER — Red 7 will host the 2014 Speed Rack tour's Austin stop. The event showcases women in the cocktail industry and raises charity funds to fight breast cancer. Tickets to the bartending competition are $22 and are available now. [Eaterwire]

EAST SIDECounter Culture will host a New Year's Day brunch for those wishing to start their resolution keeping promptly: greens, black eyed peas, and grits will be featured dishes. A lineup of five DJ's including Jim Bradford, KOOP's Dennis Campa, and Topper James will play music from 1 p.m. on. [Eaterwire]

HYDE PARK — For imbibers wishing to drink off their NYE hangover, Flying Saucer will throw a "Recovery Brunch" from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will include $3 bloody marys and mimosas, big screen college football, and a special tapping of Deschutes' Super Jubel 2010 Winter Ale. [Eaterwire]

- Tom Thornton

Flying Saucer - Austin

815 W 47th Street, Austin, TX 78751 512 454 8200 Visit Website

Counter Culture

2337 East Cesar Chavez Street, , TX 78702 (512) 524-1540 Visit Website

Olamaie

1610 SAN ANTONIO STREET Austin TX 78701

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