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A Look Ahead at Austin’s June Food and Drink Events

New month, ten new food and drink events

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Stephen F. Frostin’ ice cream truck
Stephen F. Frostin’ ice cream truck
Nick Simonite

TX GERMAN BIER FESTIVAL
When: Saturday, June 4, 5 to 11 p.m.
What: New to the beer festival, which is featuring 15 beers from the state like Austin Beerworks, Real Ale, and Live Oak Brewing, is the grilled käse (German for cheese) competition. Tickets come with grilled cheese samples, beer tastings, and a glass boot.
Where: Scholz Garten, Downtown
More info: General admission tickets are $45.

ICE CREAM SOCIALS
When: Every Sunday this summer starting on June 5, 12 to 5 p.m.
What: The South Congress Hotel is getting ready for the hot, hot summer by executive pastry chef Amanda Rockman will be whipping up ice cream and other delicacies from the Stephen F. Frostin’ truck. She’ll also partner with guest chefs on select days, including Dai Due’s Abby Love on June 5, Fluff Bake Bar’s Rebecca Masson on July 24, and The Publican’s Dana Cree on August 14. Plus, there will be music with rose, bubbles, and beer drink specials.
Where: South Congress Hotel, South Congress

JACQUES PEPIN
When: Sunday, June 5, 3 p.m. at the Long Center; 7:30 p.m. for dinner at Launderette
What: The lauded French chef is gracing Austin with his presence twice. First, he will speak at the Long Center about his television cooking shows and history. That is followed by a special tribute dinner cooked up by Launderette's Rene Ortiz and Laura Sawicki with soft scramble eggs, Floating Island desserts, and more.
Where: Long Center, South Austin; Launderette, Holly
More info: Long Center tickets range from $19 to $100; the dinner is sold out.

TRAILER FOOD TUESDAYS
When: Tuesday, June 7, 5 to 9 p.m.
What: Austin’s favorite food trailer park is back again this summer. The line-up includes Peached Tortilla, Dock & Roll, Mission Dogs, Rosarito, Vegan Nom, and others. Chill out on the dog-friendly lawn with music and great spot-on downtown views
Where: Long Center, South Austin
More info: For the full line-up, visit the website.

TEXAS FRIED CHICKEN THROWDOWN
When: Sunday, June 12, 2 to 4:30 p.m.
What: Jack Gilmore and Bud Royer are hosting the second annual fried chicken competition out in Round Top, Texas. This year’s contenders include Gilmore, Royer, Hoover Alexander, Fork & Vine’s Camden Stuerzenberger. From Houston, there is Josh Martinez from the Modular Food Truck, Punk’s Simple Southern Food’s Brandi Key, and Max’s Wine Dive’s Masaru Fukuda. John Russ from Luke represents San Antonio. Joining the group is Round Top's Danny Ribling and Mike Kunkel from The Prairie. Beer, lemonade, pie, and ice cream will also be served. All proceeds go towards Meals on Wheels.
Where: Royers Round Top Café, 105 Main Street, Round Top
More info: Tickets are $35.

BACON AND BEER FESTIVAL
When: Sunday, June 12, 2:30 to 5 p.m.
What: After being postponed, the world's one true pairing is back again, this time in way out in Circuit of the Americas. Trek out to eat 18 bacon-centric dishes from places like Swift's Attic, Frank, and Fukumoto, plus beers from 13 breweries. The festival benefits Central Texas Food Bank.
Where: Circuit of the Americas, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Boulevard
More info: General admission tickets are 46.40 and VIP is $85.

RENEE ERICKSON AT JOSEPHINE HOUSE
When: Sunday, June 12, 6 to 10 p.m.
What: Josephine House’s next guest pop-up dinner is with James Beard Award winner Renee Erickson. The Seattle chef runs The Walrus and the Carpenter, The Whale Wins, and other seafood-inspired restaurants. The menu will include fried salmon skin, smoked corn broth with Manila clams, and grilled Hama Hama oysters.
Where: Josephine House, Clarksville
More info: Tickets are $75, and include a signed copy of her cookbook, A Boat, a Whale, & a Walrus.

BAR INSTITUTE
When: Sunday, June 12 through Tuesday, June 14
What: The Bart Institute is bringing a version of Portland Cocktail Week to Austin with classes and dinners centered around the idea of "social good." Look out for MashUps, where out-of-town teams take over Austin bars, from Remedy (Dallas), Anvil (Houston), Cane and Table (New Orleans), and Milk Room (Chicago).
Where: The Driskill, Downtown
More info: Trade passes are $25, priority passes are $50.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL SUPPER
When: Thursday, June 16, 6 to 9 p.m.
What: Spun is teaming up with Anjore for a duck-filled dinner pop-up with whiskey cocktails. Yes, even the ice cream will include the bird.
Where: Black Lagoon, 4201 Guadalupe Street
More info: Tickets are $75..

FIT FOODIE RUN
When: Friday, June 24 through Sunday, June 26
What: Running and eating come together with Cooking Light’s race on Saturday, bookended with parties and work-out sessions.
Where: 4550 Mueller Boulevard
More info: Register and check out the full schedule.

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