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Aaron Franklin Talks Barbecue With Smoked Meats Expert Steven Raichlen

Plus happy hour specials, sausage party, and more

Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

HAPPY HOURIsla is going happy hour-crazy by offering every cocktail on the menu for $5 until Wednesday, June 1, in honor of the bar’s new menu. It’ll be available all day Tuesday and Wednesday, and from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Thursday, and Friday. [EaterWire]

ZOMG BBQ —Talk, eat, and learn about barbecue when Aaron Franklin hangs out with Project Smoke author Steven Raichlen on Wednesday, May 25, at BookPeople. Food and music begins in the parking lot at 5:30 p.m., with the discussion inside the bookstore at 7 p.m. Tickets come with purchases of Raichlen's book, which are required for barbecue samples. [EaterWire]

WEST CAMPUS — It’s a sausage party for Lucky Peach and Freedmen's to celebrate the publication's latest book, The Wurst of Lucky Peach on Wednesday. The $40 ticket comes with the book, magazine subscription, cocktails, and sausages from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. [EATX]

WINE WIRE — All wine by the glass will be $2 off at Rock Rose’s St. Genevieve for National Wine Day on Wednesday starting at 7 p.m. until 2 a.m. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWN — Slow Food Austin’s next happy hour takes place at Olamaie on Thursday, May 26. From 5:30 to 7 p.m., cocktails and bites will be available. The additional $10 suggested donation will go towards Dewberry Hills Farms, which experienced recent thunderstorm and tornado damages. [EaterWire]

POP-UP WIRE — Try out gluten-free tapas and desserts with Barlata's and Blackbird Bakery's dinner series, which begins on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The $80 tickets include five dishes, two desserts, and three cocktails. [EATX]

St. Genevieve [Closed]

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Isla [Closed]

208 W 4th St, Austin, TX 78701 (301) 370-8986


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Franklin Barbecue

900 East 11th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 653-1187 Visit Website