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Weekend Plans: Hot Sauce, Lobster Rolls, and More

Eat.Drink.Empower returns.

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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.

Temperatures are rising again this weekend, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying Fleet’s coffee, Eat.Drink.Empower’s female-focused dinner, The Chronicle’s epic hot sauce gathering, and more this weekend.

EAST 7TH — Austin’s upcoming coffee shop Fleet is pairing up with The Hightower for a pop-up brunch on Saturday, August 22. Fleet will be selling espresso and pour-overs to go along with the New American brunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWNTickets are still available for this year’s Eat.Drink.Empower benefitting SafePlace on Saturday, August 22. The 6 p.m. dinner highlights Austin’s female chefs and bartenders. Recently added names include Juliet’s executive pastry chef Carly Rossmeissl, Weather Up’s Kristine Kittrell, and Toast’s Hannah Love. Check out the full menu below. [EaterWire]

SOLA — Pluckers is hosting a lip sync battle at the South Lamar location on Saturday, August 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. Ten selected participants will compete to win tickets to the wing chain’s upcoming ACL concert with Passion Pit and Bleachers on Saturday, September 5. [EaterWire]

EAST SIDEHot sauce lovers need to hit up The Chronicle’s festival on Sunday, August 23. Along with competing sauces made by home cooks, restaurants, and retailers, El Naranjo and Greenhouse Craft Food will hold hot sauce demos. Admission is just $5 or or a donation of three nonperishable food items. [Chronicle]

NORTH BURNET — This year’s Mobile Truck Throwdown will pit Dock and Roll Diner and Garbo’s Lobster Truck in what it dubs as "Clawmageddon" to see which trailer makes the best lobster roll on Sunday, August, 23. Though sold out, attendees will the burden of trying each truck's roll to declare a winner. It will be held at Austin Beerworks from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Last year, Chi’Lantro won against The Peached Tortilla. [EaterWire]

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Fiesta Gardens

2101 Jesse E Segovia St, Austin, TX 78702 (512) 480-3036 Visit Website


3909 South Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78704 (512) 443-9464 Visit Website

Garbo's Lobster Truck

Austin, Austin, Texas

Dock & Roll Diner

1503 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704 (512) 924-1766 Visit Website

MAX's Wine Dive

696 Sherman Street, , CO 80203 (303) 593-2554 Visit Website

Austin Beerworks

3001 Industrial Terrace, , TX 78758 (512) 821-2494 Visit Website

The Hightower

1209 East 7th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 524-1448 Visit Website