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Something for the Weekend: Memorial Day Edition

Corn dogs, queso, pig roast, and more.

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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.

It’s the start of a three-day weekend, which means there’s plenty to do in Austin, including these six events. Otherwise, there are always new brunch menus to check out, burgers to try, patios to lounge in if the rain holds off, and new and cheap cocktails to drink.

Shake Shack’s Corn Dogs — Shake Shack’s bringing back its Shack Corn Dog, along with the red velvet cake concrete, for Memorial Day starting now until Monday, May 25. [EaterWire]

Eurovision Screening — Fans of extravagant international song performances should head to the Russian House on Saturday, May 23, when Eurovision will be screened starting at 2 p.m. [EaterWire]

Cider & Pig Roast — Fork & Vine is hosting a cider tasting and pig roast on Saturday, May 23. For $45, enjoy cider, plus beer and wine from the bar, as well as food on the patio. [EaterWire]

Brews for Better Lives Party — Hops & Grain will pour beers made with cold brew coffee, tea, and chocolate at the third annual Brews for Better Lives party on Sunday, May 24, from 12-6 p.m. The $25 ticket comes with three beer tickets, a Hops & Grain glass, and one food truck ticket. All proceeds go towards the Whole Planet Foundation. [EaterWire]

Free Torchy’s Queso — Cheesy dip lovers willing to go on camera should head to Torchy’s on Mueller for the X Games filming and preview party on Sunday, May 24 from 2-5 p.m. Yes, there will be an open queso bar. [EaterWire]

El Chile’s Memorial Day Brunch — Drink mimosas and eat huevos rancheros with El Chile’s Tex Mex brunch on Monday, May 25 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. [EaterWire]

Hops & Grain

507 Calles St, Austin, TX 78702 (512) 914-2467 Visit Website

Fork and Vine [Closed]

3010 W Anderson Ln, Austin, TX 78757 (512) 489-7000 Visit Website

El Chile Cafe y Cantina

1809 Manor Road, , TX 78722 (512) 457-9900 Visit Website

Russian House

307 East 5th Street, , TX 78701 (512) 428-5442 Visit Website

Shake Shack [Austin]

1100 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78704 Visit Website

Torchy's Tacos

Mueller Market District, 1801 East 51st Street, Austin, TX 78723, USA