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

New month, five new food and drink events.

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One of the winning cocktails from last year's San Antonio Cocktail Conference
One of the winning cocktails from last year's San Antonio Cocktail Conference
Nadia Chaudhury/EATX

SPEED RACK
Where: St. Anthony Hotel, 300 East Travis Street, San Antonio
When: Tuesday, January 12, 5 to 9 p.m.
What: The all-female bartending competition’s Texas stop is San Antonio this month. Judges include Alba Huerta from Julep, Chris Bostick from Half Step, and Jason Kosmos from Employees Only. Austin competitors include Jennifer Keyser from Hotel Van Zandt, Ashley Hausserman from The Roosevelt Room, Madelyn Kay from Vox Table, and others.
More info: Advanced tickets are $20, and $25 at the door.

SAN ANTONIO COCKTAIL CONFERENCE
Where: San Antonio, Texas
When: Thursday, January 14 through Sunday, January 17
What: The booze-filled conference is back again this month with seminars, tastings, and lots of parties with Texas bartenders like Jessica Sanders, David Alan. There will be a tribute to the late mixologist master Sasha Petraske in the form of a panel and daiquiris. Check out last year’s coverage.
More info: The pass is $385, and individual events range from $45 to $115.

MONICA POPE’S R3 SUMMIT DINNER
Where: Moody Theater, 310 Willie Nelson Boulevard
When: Friday, January 15, 9 p.m.
What: The opening night of the R3 Summit from Prevention Magazine will feature a dinner from Sparrow’s Monica Pope, from Houston. The menu includes meatless meatballs, gridded polenta, and salmon cakes.
More info: Tickets are $75.

ANJORE’S POP-UP AT BLACK'S BBQ
Where: Black’s BBQ, 3110 Guadalupe Street
When: Thursday, January 14, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
What: The Indian-Texas farmer’s market stand’s next pop-up is with the Austin location of Black’s BBQ. Treats will include tikka masala barbecue sauce with sausage, oysters Rockefeller Kati rolls, and a custom Zilker Brewing beer made with smoked satsuma syrup.
More info: Advanced $25/$30 door tickets come with one roll and drink ticket.

AUSTIN BACON AND BEER FESTIVAL
Where: Fair Market, 1100 East 5th Street
When: Sunday, January 24, 2:30 to 5 p.m.
What: While tickets are technically sold out for the bacon and beer festival, Edible Austin might release more later this month. Participating restaurants include Frank, Peached Tortilla, Salty Sow, and more, with beers from (512), Last Stand, and others.
More info: Sold out, but more tickets might be released later.
Update, January 22: The even has been postponed until summer.

The St. Anthony Hotel

300 E Travis St, San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 227-4392

Black's BBQ

3110 Guadalupe Street, , TX 78705 (512) 524-0801 Visit Website

Fair Market

1100 East 5th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 710-8832 Visit Website

ACL Live at The Moody Theater

310 West Willie Nelson Boulevard, , TX 78701 (512) 225-7999 Visit Website

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