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Weekend Plans: Tailgating, Fluff Bake Bar Pop-Up, More

Football season begins.

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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.

The first weekend of unofficial fall means one thing: football. This Saturday, there’s plenty of tailgating options. Elsewhere throughout the weekend, there’s free custard, cider, a bakery pop-up, beer dinner, and more.

CAMPUS — UT’s first home game is tomorrow, Saturday, September 12 and there are plenty of tailgating options around the city. Hotel Ella’s tailgating series will take place on the lawn from 4 to 7 p.m. There will be a buffet from its restaurant Goodall’s Kitchen, drinks from Deep Eddy Vodka, stadium shuttles for those with tickets to the game, and televisions. There’s also Panda Expressorange chicken food truck. For those who crave Contigo, Tacodeli, Hoover’s, or Stubb’s, can rent spots from Tailgate Guys, which includes catering from those restaurants. Or if you opt to watch from home, order Salt Lick via Favor or grab Fresa’s Chicken al Carbon’s sweet arbor chile glazed chicken wings, only available until October 10. Attendees of the game can finally buy booze and Torchy’s. [EaterWire]

AUSTIN — On the heels of the newest Mast Brothers and Shake Shack chocolate collaboration, the burger chain is giving out free custard scoops with all purchases of the buttermilk chocolate bar on Saturday and Sunday, September 12 and 13. [EaterWire]

DRIPPING SPRINGS — Cider lovers, head to Argus Cidery's reopened tasting room on Saturday, September 12. Pours and bottles of the cider will be available from 1 to 6 p.m. [EaterWire]

PFLUGERVILLERogness Brewery is holding an all-you-can-eat pig roast on Saturday, September 12 from 5 to 10 p.m. The $25 ticket comes with food and two beers, and the $20 designated driver option swaps out the drinks for non-alcoholic ones. [EaterWire]

WEST SIXTHCafe Josie’s Clarksville Hoedown will have a barbecue buffet on Sunday, September 13, starting at 4 p.m. Besides food, there’ll be music, beer, wine, and dancing. [EaterWire]

EAST SIXTH — Baking extraordinaire Rebecca Mason is bringing her Fluff Bake Bar to Weather Up's brunch service for a pop-up on Sunday, September 13. Expect to find couch potato ice cream sandwiches and more rom 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. [EaterWire]

ROUND ROCKGreenhouse Craft Food’s next beer dinner features Grapevine Craft Brewery on Sunday, September 13 at 6:30 p.m. The five course meal will feature fried quail, trout confit and wild boar tenderloin. Reservations are $57.71. [EaterWire]

EAST SIXTHBarman’s Fund is taking over Whisler’s for its next fundraiser with a burlesque show and Jameson Irish Whiskey on Sunday, September 13 from 7 to 11 p.m. Proceeds will benefit SafePlace. [EaterWire]

Hotel Ella

1900 Rio Grande Street, , TX 78705 (512) 495-1800 Visit Website

Cafe Josie [CLOSED]

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

Greenhouse Craft Food

1400 E Old Settlers Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78664 (512) 366-5567 Visit Website


1816 East 6th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 480-0781 Visit Website

Rogness Brewing

2400 Patterson Industrial Dr, Pflugerville, TX 78660 (512) 670-2537 Visit Website

Fresa's Chicken Al Carbon

915 North Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78703 (512) 428-5077 Visit Website

Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium

2100 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX 78712 (512) 471-4602 Visit Website

Argus Cidery

12345 Paul's Valley Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78737 (512) 288-0801

Shake Shack [Austin]

1100 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78704 Visit Website

Weather Up

159 Duane Street, Manhattan, NY 10013 (212) 766-3202 Visit Website

The Salt Lick

18300 Farm to Market Rd 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619 (512) 858-4959 Visit Website