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Weekend Plans: Quesoff, Restaurant Garage Sale, 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 hot in Austin, which means the best distractions from the heat are food and drink. This weekend, there’s plenty of queso, eating for a good cause, and even a restaurant garage sale to keep you busy, or check out the city's most essential spots for eating.

Quesoff Returns — Get ready to line up early for entry into the fifth annual Quesoff on Saturday, July 11. This time, among the cheesy dips, there will be a new category: guacamole. No peas, please.

Restaurant Garage Sale — The El Chile Group (El Chile, El Chilito, Alcomar, and others) is hosting a commercial restaurant equipment garage sale. There’s a pizza oven with stones from Marfa, a charbroiler, steam wells, and a pastry case. It’s open on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the warehouse next to El Chilito.

Springdale Farm Fundraiser — Get ready to "Lettuce Turnip the Beet" (actual name of the event) at Cafe Josie to help support Springdale Farm’s appeal to the city regarding its conditional use permit. The $25 tickets come with food from the cafe, Swift’s Attic, and Contigo. It’s on Sunday, July 12 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Cafe Josie [CLOSED]

1200 W 6th St Ste B, Austin, TX 78703 (512) 322-9226 Visit Website

The Mohawk

912 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 666-0877 Visit Website

El Chilito

2219 Manor Road, , TX 78722 (512) 382-3797 Visit Website

El Chilito [East 7th]

1623 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702 (512) 334-9660 Visit Website