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A Look Ahead at Austin’s December Food and Drink Events

New month, five new food and drink events.

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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

O’Learys’ Dinner Series — Now that Janina and Sean O’Leary left LaV earlier this fall, the Eater Award-winning pastry chef and chef will be cooking three dinners over at Swoop House this month, with three completely different menus. The first is tomorrow, Tuesday, December 2, with butternut squash tortellini and poached pear tarts. On Wednesday, December 9, there will be grilled quail and chocolate budino. Lastly, on Saturday, December 12, dinner will feature pork neck agnolotti and Janina’s famous warm doughnuts. All dinners are $55 and last from 7 to 10:30 p.m. [EaterWire]

LaV’s Christmas Tree — It’s Christmas time for LaV on Saturday, December 5 when the restaurant lights up its tree in the outdoor garden. Warm up with warm drinks like hot chocolate, cider, and boozy mulled wine, hot toddies, and spiked cider, along with other bites from the trailer. For the kids, Santa Claus will be making an appearance. The event lasts from 4 to 7 p.m. [EaterWire]

ZOMG Holiday MeatsStiles Switch BBQ & Brew is bringing back its 12 Days of Smoked Meats again this year, starting on Tuesday, December 8. The restaurant will create a brand new special meaty item available just for that day. This year's line-up includes beef rib brioche, brisket meatloaf, and chicken fried beef rib with tater tot casserole. [EaterWire]

Odd Duck’s Anniversary Party — It’s Odd Duck’s second birthday this year, and its Trailer Throwback Party is happening again on Wednesday, December 9, from 5 p.m. to midnight. The menu will feature dishes from the restaurant’s trailer days, including those pork belly sliders, soft poached duck eggs, and more. $25 donations are suggested with  proceeds going towards Zilker Elementary. [EaterWire]

Chili Cookbook Signing — Texan food writer Robb Walsh is heading to Lenoir's wine garden to talk about his latest book, The Chili Cookbook, on Saturday, December 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. The $30 ticket includes a bowl of chili (made using a recipe from the book) and the book itself, which Walsh can sign. [EaterWire]

Odd Duck

939 South 2nd Street, , WI 53204 (414) 763-5881 Visit Website

La V

1501 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702 512.391.1888

Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew

6610 N Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78757 Visit Website


1807 South 1st Street, , TX 78704 (512) 215-9778 Visit Website


3012 Gonzales St, Austin, TX 78702 (512) 467-6600