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

New month, six new food and drink events.

The Chronicle's Hot Sauce Festival in 2014
The Chronicle's Hot Sauce Festival in 2014
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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.

Matt McCallister at GardnerFT33 and Filament Dallas chef Matt McCallister is co-hosting the next chef dinner at Gardner on Tuesday, August 4. Tickets for the $75 six-course dinner at 6 p.m. are still available. [EaterWire]

Six Burgers, One Month — Attempt to eat six burgers in a month for free gift cards with McGuire Moorman Hospitality's challenge. Grab a punch card from any of the group's half-dozen restaurants: Lambert’s, Perla’s, Clark’s, Josephine House, Jeffrey’s, and Elizabeth Street Cafe (where the new burger is off-menu). Eat all six burgers during August, and receive a $50 gift card to any restaurant; or complete it in a week for a $250 card. The person who eats the most burgers in the month also wins a 25% discount at all locations for the year and a much-needed JuiceLand cleanse. Update, August 14, 12:10 p.m: Happy hour burgers, going forward, don't qualify for the contest. Only full-price burgers will. [EaterWire]

[Photo: McGuire Moorman Hospitality/Official]

[Photo: McGuire Moorman Hospitality/Official]

Pay It Forward — Daniel Curtis’s Lone Star Paralysis Foundation benefit is taking place on Thursday, August 6 for the fifth time at the AT&T Executive Education Conference Center. Participating chefs include David Bull, Tyson Cole, Bryce Gilmore, and Philip Speer. VIP tickets are $125, and general admission is $75. [EaterWire]

Twin Peaks and Jester King — Alamo Drafthouse’s next Rolling Roadshow is screening the David Lynch cult classic Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me at Jester King Brewery on Thursday, August 6. The 7 p.m. screening comes with a damn fine cup of coffee and cherry pie from Royers Pie Haven. [EaterWire]

Eat. Drink. Empower. — The dinner benefitting SafePlace and celebrating Austin’s female chefs and bartenders returns on Saturday, August 22. Announced participants so far include Bribery Bakery’s Jodi Elliot, Independence Brewing Co. co-founder Amy Cartwright, Whisler’s Jenna Jones, El Naranjo’s Iliana De la Vega, Vox Table’s Allison Henschel, Erica Waksmunski, and more. The $195 dinner is taking place at Max’s Wine Dive from 6-11 p.m. [EaterWire]

Hot Sauce FestivalThe Chronicle’s hot sauce fair is back for the 25th year on Sunday, August 23 at Fiesta Gardens. People who want to make their own hot sauce have until Wednesday, August 19, to register. [Chronicle]

Fiesta Gardens

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

Jester King Craft Brewery

13005 Fitzhugh Road, Austin, TX 78736 512 537 5100 Visit Website

Clark's Oyster Bar

1200 West 6th Street, , TX 78703 (512) 297-2525 Visit Website

Josephine House

1601 Waterston Avenue, , TX 78703 (512) 477-5584 Visit Website

Elizabeth Street Café

1501 S 1st Street, Austin, TX 78704 512 291 2881


1204 West Lynn Street, , TX 78703 (512) 477-5584 Visit Website


401 West 2nd Street, , TX 78701 (512) 494-1500 Visit Website

MAX's Wine Dive

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

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

1900 University Ave. (W. Martin Luther King Blvd.), Austin, TX, Austin, TX 78705 (512) 404-1900 Visit Website


1400 South Congress Avenue, , TX 78704 (512) 291-7300 Visit Website


1914 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78762 Visit Website