MUSICALLY INCLINED — Local musicians and local restaurants are pairing for the 10th annual Health Alliance for Austin Musicians Benefit Day on September 1 (today). Eateries like La Condesa, Sway, Amy's Ice Cream, Lamberts Downtown Barbecue and others will feature live music and agree to donate 5% of proceeds to HAAM. Visit an establishment on the list to make a contribution. [EaterWire]
FOOTBALL SEASON — If you're looking for a fancy tailgating experience before a University of Texas game, stop by the Hotel Ella front lawn. For $50, guests get a complimentary buffet by Goodall's Kitchen, cocktails, beer and wine, shuttles to and from stadium, and a pre-game broadcast (they'll show the game too, but then the cash bar starts). The high-class shindigs start September 12 for the Rice game. Tickets are available online. [EaterWire]
BOOZE NEWS — On Thursday, September 17, guests to Whiskies of the World will have a chance to sample, well, whiskies from around the world. The event promises to showcase "hundreds of the world's finest and most unique whiskies." Tickets are $120 for general admission and $205 for "Bon Vivant" admission, which gives you an extra hour and twelve "VIP" tastings. Tickets are available online. [EaterWire]
SUPPERWIRE — The Texas Restaurant Association hosts a Backyard Supper on Sunday, September 27, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Johnson's Backyard Garden Farm. The evening is a chance to celebrate farmers and the chefs that work with them. Reserve a space online for an opportunity to try plates from chefs like Mark Buley and Sam Hellman-Mass (Odd Duck and Barley Swine), Rocky Stubblefield (Stubb's BBQ), Andrew Wiseheart (Contigo and Gardner), and many more. General admission to the evening is $75. [EaterWire]
EAST SIDE — Andrew Wiseheart is serving as Tour de Vin’s honorary chair for the Wine and Food Foundation of Texas fundraiser at the Fair Market on Thursday, September 17. Other announced chefs include Juliet's Jacob Weaver, Bribery Bakery's Jodi Elliott, Kin and Comfort's Ek Timrerk, and Vox Table's Joe Anguiano. [EaterWire]
DAI DUE CLASS — For $2,250, Coastal Wing Outfitters will take you on a Gulf Coast hunting, fishing, and cooking excursion from Sunday, September 20 to Wednesday, September 23. Dai Due owner Jesse Griffiths will teach cooking classes using the day's bounty of fish, ducks, and doves and chef Morgan Angelone will prepare meals. Lodging, meals, hunting, and fishing are included in the price. Reserve a space at email@example.com.