It’s June 1 today, and summer is almost upon Austin. Before it becomes too hot out there, here are three food and drink events to look out for this month.
Negroni Week — It’s that time of year again when drinking Negronis is even better because all sales of the classic cocktail will go towards charity this week, starting today until Sunday, June 7. Participating bars in Austin include Half Step, Midnight Cowboy, Odd Duck, and many more. [EaterWire]
Texas Fried Chicken Throwdown — There’s never enough fried chicken, so find out who makes the best in Texas when chefs gather to compete at Royer’s Cafe in Round Top on Sunday, June 14, from 2-4:30 p.m. From Austin, Jack Gilmore and Hoover Alexander will participate. Tickets are $20 and include fried chicken and side. [EaterWire]
Citywide 86’d — The city’s Chopped-like cooking competition will come to a close on Monday, June 15 at 6 p.m. when four chefs will face off at the AT&T Executive Executive Education Conference Center. They will create three courses with mystery bags of ingredients, and the winner gets to stage at a known restaurant. The finalists are St. Philip's Joel Garza, Eden East's Claire Helbig, Barley Swine's Kevin Cannon, and
Qui's Alice Gonzalez Update! Gonzalez is no longer competing and Parkside Project's Oscar Yip is taking her place. Judging the contest: Aaron Franklin, Andrew Wiseheart, and Jason Dady. The $75 tickets are on sale now. [EaterWire]