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Weekend Plans: Oyster Festival, Chili Cook-offs, Johnny Cash’s Birthday

Plus, a farm tour, toasts and roasts, and beer party.

Toast & Roast in 2015
Toast & Roast in 2015
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The last weekend of February brings Austin oysters, chili (even kosher options), and biscuits.

MAN IN BLACK — Today, February 26 is Johnny Cash’s birthday, which is as good an excuse as any to swizzle some Jack Daniels and try on a bad attitude. To that end, Mean Eyed Cat is hosting Cash’s Birthday Bash from 8 to 10 p.m., featuring live music from the Band in Black, along with drink specials. [EaterWire]

BISCUIT WIREI Knead That is teaming up with Confituras for a jam and biscuit bakery pop-up at Springdale Farm starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, February 27. [EaterWire]

FUTBOL WIRE — Soccer fans can watch the big game between Madrid Derby Real and Atletico at Bullfight on Saturday morning. Doors open at 8:30 a.m., kick-off is at 9 a.m. There will be several TVs, classic tapas and drink specials; reservations recommended. [EaterWire]

OYSTER WIRE — The French Legation Museum hosts the fourth annual Austin Oyster Festival benefiting H.O.P.E. on Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets are $50 and include five food and beverage vouchers, which you’ll have to spend wisely from among the raw, fry, and Bloody Mary bars and the Thirsty Planet beer station. Additional vouchers available for purchase at the festival. [EATX]

GREEN ACRESSlow Food Austin hosts a tour of Urban Roots on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. The objective is to showcase the ways that Urban Roots teaches kids how to grow food, eat healthfully, and how to be leaders in their communities. Tickets are $15 and include the cost of the tour, sliders from Native Family, and beverages. [EaterWire]

DANCE PARTY WIRE — It’s party time at Rain Lily Farm, which is the site of Farmhouse Delivery’s Fais Do Do and Gumbo Cook-off on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. $25 gets you gumbo, beer, cocktails, and live music from the Gulf Coast Playboys. All proceeds benefit Urban Roots. [EaterWire]

CHILI COOK-OFF, PART 1Spicewood Vineyards has invited chili aficionados who think they’ve got the skills to concoct a chili that goes well with their claret to bring five gallons of their tastiest red to the eighth-annual Pair It With the Claret Chili Cook-off. Hungry spectators can pay $20 to get in on the sampling on Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m. [EaterWire]

CHARITY WIRE — After a Second Bar + Kitchen chef's home was destroyed during a fire this month, the restaurant is running a bake sale to raise money for her family. 25 restaurants will contribute including Parkside Projects, Elizabeth Street Cafe, Philip Speer, and many others. The fundraiser will be held on Saturday from 12 to 6 p.m. [EaterWire]

BEER HERECraft Pride celebrates its third birthday with a whole bunch of special beer taps starting at 3 p.m. on Saturday. [EATX]

TOASTING AND ROASTING — The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas celebrates the state’s thriving wine industry with Toast & Roast at the Stonehouse Villa in Driftwood on Sunday, February 28 from 2 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $75 and include a sip and stroll tasting of Texas Monthly’s Best Texas wines of 2015 and a roast courtesy of chef John Bates of Noble Sandwich Co. [EaterWire]

CHILI COOK-OFF, PART 2 — If one chili cook-off in a weekend isn’t enough, there is also the Austin Kosher Chili Cook-off at the Jewish Community Center on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. Wristbands are $15 for adults and $12 for kids, and there will be both carnivore and vegetarian categories. [EaterWire]

WHOLE HOG WIRE — Swift's Attic hosts a whole wild hog dinner on Sunday beginning with cocktail hour at 5 p.m. The $100/plate dinner is a fundraiser for Operation Turkey, which provides food and supplies to the homeless during Thanksgiving. [EaterWire]

Swift's Attic

315 Congress Avenue, , TX 78701 (512) 482-8842 Visit Website

Bullfight [Closed]

4807 Airport Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78751 Visit Website

Second Bar + Kitchen

200 Congress Avenue, , TX 78701 (512) 827-2750 Visit Website

Mean Eyed Cat

1621 West 5th Street, , TX 78703 (512) 920-6645 Visit Website

Jewish Community Association of Austin (JCC)

7300 Hart Ln, Austin, TX 78731 (512) 735-8000 Visit Website

French Legation Museum

802 San Marcos Street, , TX 78702 (512) 472-8180 Visit Website

Springdale Farm

755 Springdale Rd, Austin, TX 78702

Stonehouse Villa

15110 FM 150 W, Driftwood, TX 78619 (512) 608-3166 Visit Website

Rain Lily Farm

914 Shady Ln, Austin, TX 78702

Craft Pride

61 Rainey Street, , TX 78701 (512) 428-5571 Visit Website

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