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Happy Hours, Birthdays, and Brunches

What's new with Shake Shack, Cafe No Se, and others

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HAPPY HOUR — Backbeat launches themed happy hour specials this week. On Tuesdays, enjoy specials on sherry; Wednesdays are about boilermakers and "ballermakers" (so, beer and spirits pairings); Thursdays are wine days. Food specials include reduced-price oysters, beet salad, and charcuterie. [EaterWire]

WINE TIME — As of this week, Cafe No Se offers 25% off all bottles of rosé all day, every day. Enjoy. [EaterWire]

BURGER TIME — Shake Shack celebrates its first year in Austin on Thursday, May 5. The first 50 customers of the day will receive a free burger (your choice of a ShackBurger or a Lockhart Link burger) and a limited edition t-shirt. There will also be birthday cake concretes on the dessert menu. [EaterWire]

SOUTH FIRST — Metier hosts respected cookbook author and Mexican food expert Diana Kennedy for a signing of her recently updated Nothing Fancy in the Lenoir wine garden on Thursday, May 5, at 5 p.m. [EaterWire]

MEALS ON WHEELS — In food truck news, mega burrito emporium Freebirds will premiere a shiny new food truck at the Lone Star Jam on May 7 and 8. Also, Trailer Food Tuesdays will return to the Long Center for a very limited engagement this summer on June 7, July 19, and August 16. The organizers seek 15–20 trucks for each event, so get your applications in now. [EaterWire]

OAK HILLGraceland Grocery launches Sunday brunch on May 8. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., enjoy tacos, brisket on a biscuit, biscuits and gravy, sweet potatoes, banana pudding, frozen mimosas, Mean Margaritas from sister restaurant Mean Eyed Cat, and Cuvee Coffee. [EaterWire]

Graceland Grocery

8600 West Highway 290, , TX 78736 (512) 301-8552 Visit Website

Shake Shack [Austin]

1100 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78704 Visit Website


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

Cafe No Sé

1603 South Congress, Austin, TX 78704 (512) 942-2061

Backbeat [Closed]

1300 South Lamar, Austin, TX 78704