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Weekend Plans: Breakfast at Metier, VegFest, John Besh's NOLA Brunch, and More

Plus, futbol at Bullfight, Sunday fun times at Easy Tiger, and a vegan pop-up dinner

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Bullfight
Bullfight
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BEER HERE — Among the beer-centric events kicking off the weekend include Uncle Billy’s First Friday Firkin at 5 p.m. today, April 1. The barbecue-and-brewery joint will tap a 10-year anniversary IPA and will offer $3 firkins. Over at Whip In, Saint Arnold’s Brewery enacts a tap takover featuring flights of Divine Reserve 9–16. The fun starts today at 4:20 p.m. [EaterWire]

RISE AND DINE— Chefs Tyler Johnson and Kyle McKinney host a breakfast pop-up on Saturday, April 2 from 10 a.m. at Metier Cook’s Supply in support of their forthcoming grocery restaurant Delicious. Items include green chorizo kolaches, blueberry upside down cakes, breakfast sandwiches, and more. Update, April 2: The pop-up is cancelled. [EATX]

VEG OUT — The fifth annual Texas VegFest happens on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Fiesta Gardens. In addition to live music, Zumba and yoga classes, presentations from the authors of The Taco Cleanse and Jessica Pavs of the Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts, there will be food from local vegegtable-centric outfits like Sweet Ritual, Capital City Bakery, Rabbit Food Grocery, and more. [EaterWire]

SOCCER WIRE— If you’re looking for a place to watch the El Clasico clash between Barcelona and Real Madrid on Saturday, you’re in luck. Bullfight’s doors open at noon for the 1:30 p.m. kickoff, with tapas and drink features. Reservations are recommended. Takoba also hosts a watch party, with seating beginning at 12:30 p.m. [EaterWire]

BON TEMPS — Head out to the Cedar Park Center for the inaugural NOLA, Texas Food and Music Festival on Sunday, April 3. There will be lots of live music from acts like Dr. John, Leon Russell, and Asleep at the Wheel, as well as NOLA-centric eats including a VIP brunch headlined by Chef John Besh and an all-day crawfish boil run by Crawfish King Chris "Shaggy" Davis. Tickets for the festival are $28.25 each; the $150 VIP brunch package includes early access to the food and music festival, a meet-and-greet with Besh, parking passes, and more. [EATX]

SUNDAY FUNDAYMake the most of the last day of the weekend with Easy Sunday at Easy Tiger. Enjoy $1 cans of Austin Beerworks brews including Fire Eagle, Pearl-Snap, Peacemaker, and Black Thunder while supplies last, along with food specials and a raffle to win tickets to the Austin Food & Wine Festival. Plus live music and a Metier pop-up. [EaterWire]

MORE BEER HERE — Trace and Circle Brewing have teamed up for a beer dinner on Sunday, April 3. Tickets are $55 plus tax and include six courses with beer pairings. [EaterWire]

VEG OUT, PART 2 — Roots to Leaves Supper Club pops up at Fork & Vine on Sunday and Monday, April 3 to 4, with vegan dinner seatings from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. [EATX]

Uncle Billy's Brew & Que

1530 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704 (512) 476-0100 Visit Website

Bullfight [Closed]

4807 Airport Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78751 Visit Website

Takoba

1411 East 7th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 628-4466 Visit Website

Whip In Convenience Store & Pub

1950 South I H 35, Austin, TX 78745

Trace

200 Lavaca Street, , TX 78701 (512) 542-3660 Visit Website

Easy Tiger

3508 South Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78704 (512) 964-8229 Visit Website

LENOIR

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

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