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Memorial Day Weekend Plans: Brunches, Tiki Drinks, Crawfish

Plus military discounts, Tarantino film screening, and more

Hotel Van Zandt's pool deck
Hotel Van Zandt's pool deck
John Kim
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.

MEMORIAL DAY — If you don’t have any plans, fill up your weekend with burgers, fried chicken, brunches, frozen drinks, and so much more. [EATX]

MEMORIAL DAY SPECIALS — All Foreign & Domestic meals will be half-off for anyone who has served or is serving in the military, available through Saturday, May 28. Wine bottles are 25% off all weekend, too. Over at Max’s Wine Dive, first responders and military members will receive a free appetizer and dessert with any entree through Tuesday, May 31. [EaterWire]

SOUTH CONGRESSInfinite Monkey Theorem is screening Inglorious Basterds tonight, Friday, May 27 with wine slushies, food, and trivia, beginning at 8:30 p.m. Yes, there’s a rain plan in place, too. [EaterWire]

SALE WIRE — Dig through Metier’s Memorial Day weekend sale on Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29, with cookbooks, barware, and more. Cold Ones Artisan Paletas will be dishing out refreshing sweets, too. [EaterWire]

SOCCER WIRE — Soocer fans can hole up at Bullfight at noon on Saturday to watch Real Madrid play Atletico Madrid. [EaterWire]

BAKE SALE — Franklin Barbecue buddies Legend Coffee are teaming up with I Knead That for a bake sale on Sunday. Starting at 8 a.m., there will be English muffins and other pastries, plus coffee. [EaterWire]

TIKI WIRE — If the rain holds out, Geraldine’s will finally throw its deck party with tiki drinks on Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. [EaterWire]

ANNIVERSARY WIRE — For Swift’s Attic’s fourth birthday, the downtown restaurant’s party is offering drinks, music, and free bites on Sunday at 6 p.m. [EaterWire]

CEVICHE WIRESunday's all about ceviche at Llama's Food Trailer. From 6 to 8 p.m., the trailer is dishing up the dish made with Peruvian vegetables and fish, alongside Inca Kola. [EaterWire]

MUDBUG WIRE — The time for crawfish is dwindling down, and this weekend, there are three boils to catch. Sunday brings Lenoir's one at Springdale Farm and Zilker Brewing Co.'s one with Crawfish and Brews. Shoal Creek Saloon is throwing a special Memorial Day one on Monday, too. [EATX]

MEMORIAL DAY BRUNCHESEl Alma and Sway are throwing brunches on Monday, May 30. El Alma’s lasts from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., leading straight into happy hour until 6 p.m. [EaterWire]

HAPPY HOUR ALERT — To mark the beginning of summer, Fixe is introducing all-night happy hour on Sundays through Thursdays, beginning on Memorial Day. Also on Monday, anyone with proof of military service or first responders will receive half-off meals. Everyone will get a free bourbon jar with any purchased plates from the Daily Social menu. [EaterWire]


605 Davis Street, , TX 78701 (512) 476-4755 Visit Website

Swift's Attic

315 Congress Avenue, , TX 78701 (512) 482-8842 Visit Website

Métier Cook's Supply

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


3437 Bee Caves Road, , TX 78746 (512) 326-1999 Visit Website

Springdale Farm

755 Springdale Rd, Austin, TX 78702 (512) 386-8899

Llama's Peruvian Creole

675 Trinity St, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 529-4444 Visit Website

Foreign & Domestic

306 East 53rd Street, , TX 78751 (512) 459-1010

Shoal Creek Saloon

909 North Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78703 (512) 474-0805 Visit Website

Legend Coffee Co.

900 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702 (512) 387-6669 Visit Website

MAX's Wine Dive

696 Sherman Street, , CO 80203 (303) 593-2554 Visit Website

Bullfight [Closed]

4807 Airport Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78751 Visit Website

El Alma

1025 Barton Springs Road, , TX 78704 (512) 609-8923 Visit Website

Zilker Brewing Co.

1701 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702 (512) 765-4946

Infinite Monkey Theorem

121 Pickle Road, Austin, TX (512) 956-7757