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Red's Porch Crawfish Boil; Antonelli's Cheese Dinner at Emmer & Rye; More

Plus, Lunar New Year and Fat Tuesday celebrations.

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CHINESE NEW YEAR — Today, February 8, marks the Lunar New Year and there are many related events taking place around the city. [EATX]

BOOZE WIRE — The Austin Food & Wine Alliance and CultureMap host the School of Bourbon at the Palm Door tonight from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include signature cocktails from Andrea Aguilera of Gardner and Nicki Petry of Roosevelt Room, and bites from Swift’s Attic. [EaterWire]

RAINEY STREET — As part of a week of events celebrating its six years in business, Antonelli's Cheese has partnered with Emmer & Rye to offer a five-course cheese dinner on Tuesday, February 9 served dim sum style and with samples and stories behind the cheeses used in each course. The dinner is $75 per person and the first seating is at 5:30 p.m. [EaterWire]

MARDI GRAS — In case you’re not done partying, here’s where you can find Fat Tuesday celebrations around town. [EATX]

CRAWFISH ALERTRed’s Porch holds a crawfish boil on Tuesday, complete with potatoes, corn, and $5 hurricanes, to mark the end of Mardi Gras. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. on Tuesday and last until 11 p.m. [EaterWire]

SOUTH AUSTIN — Austin-area kindergarten through 12th grade teachers are invited to a teacher appreciation happy hour at Whip In from 4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10. Educators can enjoy half-off appetizers, $3 pints of selected Independence Brewing brews, and $5 glasses of organic French wines. [EaterWire]

BRENTWOOD — Break out your best moustache to celebrate Burt Reynolds Burt-Day Bash at Pinthouse Pizza this Thursday. Moustaches both real and false will be rewarded with a $1 discount on house brews. Compete in the Burt Reynolds moustache and costume contest at 7 p.m. for the chance to win prizes and bragging rights. [EaterWire]

WINE WIRE — Lenoir’s wine expert, Chris Kelly, hosts a complimentary Valentine’s Day-themed wine tasting at Metier on Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Participants can sample a variety of wines and purchase their favorite on-site for romantic weekend imbibing.  [EaterWire]

ROUND ROCK — Start Friday off on a sweet note at the Maison Cuit Bakery grand opening fete in Round Rock. Sample some sweets, grab a box of treats to share with coworkers, and enjoy a complimentary mimosa from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.. [EATX]

Pinthouse Pizza

2800 Hoppe Trail, , TX 78681 (512) 717-0869 Visit Website

Red's Porch

3508 South Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78704 (512) 440-7337 Visit Website

Antonelli's Cheese Shop

4220 Duval Street, , TX 78751 (512) 531-9610 Visit Website


68 Wentworth Street, , SC 29401 (843) 534-9031 Visit Website

Emmer & Rye

51 Rainey Street, , TX 78701 (512) 366-5530 Visit Website

Maison Cuit

10 Chisholm Trail, Round Rock, TX 78681, USA