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Weekend Plans: Bakery Pop-Ups, Dirty Rice at Banger's, Drums and Drinks at Ramen Tatsu-Ya

Plus, beers, brunch, much more.


BRUNCHWIRE — Both Sway and Central Standard are launching weekend brunch service tomorrow, Saturday, February 13. Sway's begins at 11 a.m. with Thai dishes, and Central's runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include a raw bar, cinnamon rolls, and a fried chicken sandwich. [EATX, EaterWire]

RAINEY STREET — Banger's hosts its first Smoke Out Saturday of the year with a Cajun/Mardi Gras theme, featuring dirty rice, live music, and Abita Purple Haze from noon to 4 p.m. [EaterWire]

PASTRY POP-UPGelateria Gemelli hosts Hannah Casparian for another pastry pop-up on Saturday from noon until sell out. [EaterWire]

LUNAR LUNCH — Squeeze one more Chinese New Year celebration in with lunch at the northern Ramen Tatsu-ya on Saturday. There will be drums, dancers, and drink specials. [EaterWire]

BEER HERE — Independence Brewing Company welcomes spring (a bit early) with its White Rabbit release party on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., complete with a baby animal petting zoo, live music, and eats from Mighty Dogs Cafe. [EaterWire]

BEER HERE PART 2 — Leslie Knope would approve of Zilker Brewing Company's first-ever Galentine's Day. Assemble the squad at 1 p.m. on Saturday for beer, a pop-up trunk show, light snacks, and a raffle benefiting SafePlace with prizes from Jester King, Pinthouse Pizza, and Baked by Amy's. [EaterWire]

SOUTH LAMAR — Picnik hosts a paleo-friendly Chocolate Festival on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. [EaterWire]

EAST CESAR CHAVEZ Deep Eddy Vodka invites all to "Find Your Peach" at Craftsman on Saturday. Sample complimentary peachy cocktails from 8 to 10 p.m. with RSVP, along with shrimp burgers from Garbo's Lobster Truck and tacos from Pueblo Viejo. [EaterWire]

OPENING PARTY ALERTFlyrite Chicken celebrates its grand opening on Sunday, February 14 starting at 10 a.m. The first 300 customers will receive a free beer and koozie, and $1 from each entree, beer, or milkshake purchase made between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. will benefit the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation. [EATX]

POP-UP BRUNCH — It's like Groundhog Day at Lenoir, with take two of pastry chef Thomas Calhoun and cook Matt Lester's pop-up brunch at Metier Cook’s Supply on Sunday from 10 a.m. until sell out. The menu includes a variety of doughnuts and other pastries, tamale pie, a pork breakfast sandwich, coffee, mimosas, and more. [EaterWire]

SIDE HUSTLE — This weekend, Kebabalicious kicks off Side Project Sundays, in which local musicians air out their side projects during brunch service at the beloved Turkish food truck-turned-restaurant. Graham Wilkinson takes the stage at 1 p.m. The series lasts through April 24. [EaterWire]

SWEETS WIRELlama's Peruvian Creole food truck is offering free lúcuma ice cream on Sunday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. [EaterWire]

Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

79 Rainey Street, , TX 78701 (512) 386-1656 Visit Website

Alley Cat

2000 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, Texas 78702

Flyrite Chicken

2129 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702 (512) 284-8014


1311 East 7th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 466-6997 Visit Website


70 Westgate Parkway, , NC 28806 (828) 565-6111 Visit Website

Independence Brewing Co.

3913 Todd Lane, , TX 78744 (512) 707-0099 Visit Website

Picnik [South Lamar]

1700 South Lamar Blvd 400-B, Austin, TX 78704 (512) 827-8356 Visit Website


1807 South 1st Street, , TX 78704 (512) 215-9778 Visit Website

Zilker Brewing Co.

1701 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702 (512) 765-4946

Central Standard

1603 South Congress Avenue, , TX 78704 (512) 942-0823 Visit Website