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Weekend Plans: Early Thanksgiving Parties, Barbecue Buffet Film Screenings

Plus another new brunch option.

The Salt Lick
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Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so gear up with this weekend’s holiday-themed parties and charitable events. Don’t forget to place your preorders for turkeys and pies, or plan out your Thanksgiving meal. Add these nine food and drink events to your calendar.

DRIFTWOODAlamo Drafthouse is setting up two film screenings at Salt Lick’s Pecan Grove this weekend, with barbecue buffets. The first is tonight, Friday, November 20, with Blazing Saddles, and the second, tomorrow on Saturday, November 21, is Three Amigos!. Doors open for both at 5:30 p.m, with the films starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $13.65 to $41.08. [EaterWire]

HYDE PARK — Watch the soccer match between Barcelona and Real Madrid up at Bullfight on Saturday, November 21. Beginning at 10:30 a.m., there will be special tapas and drinks until 2 p.m. Reservations are recommended. [EaterWire]

SOUTHEASTIndependence Brewing is throwing a Friendsgiving food drive on Saturday. For every two non-perishable food items donated to the Capital Area Food Bank, people will get a free Hop Brownie sweet. There will be Thanksgiving dishes from Ginger Armadillo, music, and a small vendor fair, from 12 to 7 p.m. [EaterWire]

HYDE PARKVino Vino’s Turkey Fest on Saturday features Thanksgiving wines and snacks from 12 to 2 p.m. For $15, try out any of the 35+ wines available. [EaterWire]

RAINEY STREETBanger’s next Smoke Out Saturday is Thanksgiving-themed, featuring smoked turkey legs, baked potatoes, and stewed green beans. The special menu is available starting at 2 p.m for $15 a plate. [EaterWire]

EAST CESAR CHAVEZ — There’s a new brunch in town with Craftsman and trailer Pueblo Viejo’s Sunday menu beginning at 11 a.m. on November 22, along with a special mimosa list, with takes on the cocktail like the Old Fashioned and Mai Tai. Dishes will include huevos rancheros, tacos, and more. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWN — For grilled oysters, head to Lavaca Street Bar for an oyster grill on Sunday. Starting at noon, find grilled oysters served in different styles like New Orleans and Rockefeller. [EaterWire]

EAST SIDE — Try out Thanksgiving sandwiches from Austin Daily Press paired with Hops & Grain beers on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m at the brewery. Tickets are $27.22. [EaterWire]

RAINEY STREET — There’s another Friendsgiving food drive over at Icenhauer’s, also benefitting the Capital Area Food Bank on Sunday. It starts at 1 p.m. with free food from Hoover’s Cooking (with a drink purchase). Bring canned goods to donate to Capital Area Food Bank of Texas for a free mimosa. [EaterWire]

Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

79 Rainey Street, , TX 78701 (512) 386-1656 Visit Website

Alley Cat

2000 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, Texas 78702


83 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 473-0005 Visit Website

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

1120 South Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78704 (512) 861-7040 Visit Website

Hops & Grain

507 Calles St, Austin, TX 78702 Visit Website

Independence Brewing Co.

3913 Todd Lane, , TX 78744 (512) 707-0099 Visit Website

Bullfight [Closed]

4807 Airport Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78751 Visit Website

Lavaca Street Bar

405 Lavaca Street, , TX 78701 (512) 469-0106 Visit Website

The Salt Lick

18300 Farm to Market Rd 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619 (512) 858-4959 Visit Website

Vino Vino

4119 Guadalupe Street, , TX 78751 (512) 465-9282 Visit Website

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