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Weekend Plans: Crawfish, Bagels, Tiki Drinks, Rose

Plus UT graduation celebrations, Nigerian pop-up, and more

Hotel San Jose
Hotel San Jose
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TIKI WIRETreaty Oak is having its Tiki Throwdown starting Friday, May 20, continuing through Sunday, May 22. There will be live music, Polynesian-inspired snacks, a live tiki carving demonstration, and tiki cocktail class. Events start at 3 p.m. on Friday, 12 p.m. on Saturday, and 1 p.m. on Sunday. [EaterWire]

CIDER HEREFork & Vine’s second Ciderfest is back this Saturday, May 21 from 12 to 3 p.m. Drink some cider and eat some swine. Tickets are $45. [EaterWire]

MORE CIDERTexas Keeper Cidery celebrates the release of Grafter Rose cider this Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. with a picnic and cider tasting. Tickets are $15 and include a picnic and special glass. Because bottles of Grafter Rose were so popular last year, the cidery made twice as much this time. [EaterWire]

ROSE WIRE — It’s the return of rose season and Wine For the People is holding its Pink Mahal Party for the fifth time at Whip In on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. For $25, you’ll get three glasses of wine, access to the appetizer bar, and a bunch of rosé-friendly pairings. [EaterWire]

CRAWDAD WIREMudbug season isn’t over yet. Bungalow is holding its first-ever Crawfish Against Cancer Jamboree on Saturday starting at 1 p.m. Twenty smackers will get you a Lone Star, crawfish, and sides, as well as access to the cornhole tournament. Drink specials abound including $2 Lone Star tallboys and $5 Moscow mules. Proceeds go to Young Texans Against Cancer. [EaterWire]

MORE CRAWDADS — Starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Little Woodrow’s on Burnet Road is also holding a crawfish boil. University of Texas and Houston Texans former football player Kasey Studdard will be on hand to sign autographs, with a whole bunch of drink specials. [EaterWire]

POP-UP WIRETunde Wey, the Nigerian-born chef of New York Times and Vogue fame, will be in town this Saturday at the Sustainable Food Center. He’ll cook dinner and hold a lively discussion about race. Tickets are $65 and seatings are at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. [Austin360]

GRADUATION CELEBRATION — This Saturday from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., W’s Trace’s graduation celebration comes with cocktails and free bourbon and rye tastings. [EaterWire]

SOUTH FIRST — Learn to sharpen your own knives at Metier this Saturday from 12 to 2 p.m. Co-owner and Lenoir executive chef of Todd Duplechan will hold a whetstone sharpening class for $25. [EaterWire]

BRUNCH WIREHotel San Jose’s last jazz brunch of the season is on Sunday, May 22, starting at 10 a.m. $4 mimosas and the $24 unlimited buffet brunch will be complemented by live music by the Wayne Salzmann Jazz Trio. [EaterWire]

BAGEL WIREBufalina, the constantly-packed Neapolitan pizzeria in East Austin, is testing its bagel pop-up this Sunday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., or until everything is sold out (which is far more likely). Get there early to try the wood-fired bagels. [EATX]

DOWNTOWN — For UT’s graduation, W Austin is throwing a special UT graduation brunch on Sunday from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Living Room Bar. The Burnt Orange Brunch includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, mimosas, and a Bloody Mary bar for $25. [EaterWire]

JERKY WIRE — On Sunday at 2 p.m., Shangri-La will host the first-annual Jerk Off, where cooking competitors will bring their best Jamaican dishes to the table. Drink specials, free stuff, and plenty of puns abound. [EaterWire]

WINE APPRECIATION — A class at Rotten Bunch, led by Sekt Wine Consulting’s local expert and educator Daniela DaSuta, helps attendees learn about Argentine wines this Sunday from 2:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. The $40 class will be capped at 25 students. [EaterWire]

— Abigail Bassett

Hotel San Jose

1316 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704 (512) 444-7322 Visit Website

Texas Keeper Cider

12521 Twin Creek Road, , TX 78652 (512) 910-3409 Visit Website


1016 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702 (512) 524-4291 Visit Website

Little Woodrow's

5425 Burnet Road, , TX 78756

Living Room

178 Avenue U, Brooklyn, NY 11223 (718) 996-8700 Visit Website

Whip In Convenience Store & Pub

1950 South I H 35, Austin, TX 78745

Treaty Oak Distillery

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


407 Main Street, , TX 77002 (713) 393-7868 Visit Website


200 Lavaca Street, , TX 78701 (512) 542-3600 Visit Website


2215 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78702 (512) 524-2523 Visit Website

The Rotten Bunch

14900 Avery Ranch Boulevard, , TX 78717 (512) 276-2537 Visit Website

Sustainable Food Center

2921 E 17th St Bldg C, Austin, TX 78702 (512) 236-0074

Fork and Vine [Closed]

3010 W Anderson Ln, Austin, TX 78757 (512) 489-7000 Visit Website

Métier Cook's Supply

1805 S First Street, Austin, TX (512) 276-2605 Visit Website