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Weekend Plans: Beer, Wine, Pizza, and More

Plus Mother's Day shopping with champagne and Orthodox Easter


BEER HERE — Lots of beer goings-on this weekend. Abita is popping up at bars around Austin today and tomorrow, April 29 and 30, to roll out its new Big Easy IPA. Pinthouse Pizza on Burnet launches its 2016 Jaguar Shark bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout tomorrow. Bottles go on sale at 11 a.m., doors open at 10 a.m.. Also on Saturday, it’s mudbug time for Adelbert’s Brewery, which throws its Bugs & Beer Crawfish Boil from 1 to 4 p.m. [EaterWire]

DRIPPING SPRINGSTreaty Oak Distillery hosts Jack Gilmore for a signing of his 2014 cookbook, Jack Allen’s Kitchen: Celebrating the Tastes of Texas, on Saturday, April 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be pimiento cheese samples and Treaty Oak cocktails. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWN — Get a head start on Mother’s Day at Searsucker on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. The New American restaurant plays host to Baubles and Bubbles, a shopping event featuring designer Kendra Scott’s jewelry and other accessories offered at a 15% discount. Shoppers can enjoy complimentary champagne. Brunch reservations are also available. [EaterWire]

OPENING ALERT — The latest Mod Pizza outlet, this one at Tech Ridge, marks its grand opening on Saturday, starting at noon. The first 52 fans in line will receive free pizza, and diners can also enter to win free pizza for a year. Proceeds from the day’s sales will benefit the Pflugerville Education Foundation. [EaterWire]

EASTER WIRERussian House observes Orthodox Easter with brunch on Sunday, May 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., complete with a blessing by Father Aidamon of Holy Protection Orthodox Church. [EaterWire]

FRENCH KISSEasy Tiger celebrates the cultural melting pot of Eastern France on Sunday with "Bringing Alsace to Austin." Enjoy Alsatian wines by the glass and regional culinary specialties, including sausages, sauerkraut, and cake, from noon to 4 p.m. [EaterWire]

SOUTH FIRSTAlcomar turns one with a party on Sunday with with $1 oyster shooters, mimosas, and beers. The restaurant is taking the opportunity to show off its new bar menu, including margarita and sangria pitchers, and new drinks. The festivities last from 1 to 3 p.m. [EaterWire]

Pinthouse Pizza

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

Searsucker [Closed]

415 Colorado Street, , TX 78701 (512) 394-8000 Visit Website

Adelbert's Brewery

2314 Rutland Drive, , TX 78758 (512) 662-1462 Visit Website

Russian House

307 East 5th Street, , TX 78701 (512) 428-5442 Visit Website

Treaty Oak Distillery

16604 Fitzhugh Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620 (512) 599-0335

Easy Tiger

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