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ROSE WIREBackbeat is celebrating the rosiest days of the year with 20% off rosé bottles, a $20 tasting flight of house rosés, and special menu items between until June 12th. On Saturday, June 11, the bar will party with special bottle options and break-even bubbles. [EaterWire]

DOMAIN — Want to impress your friends with your mad pastry skills? Head to Macy’s up in the Domain on Saturday as it welcomes James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini for a cooking demo and book signing. [EaterWire]

CESAR CHAVEZ — Revelry and Weather Up team up on Saturday for the launch of SIP, a monthly brunch and cocktail series. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., sample tasty bites off bar’s new brunch menu on its patio while experienced bartenders walk you three cocktail recipes. Tickets are available for $75 per person or $125 for two. [EaterWire]

PIZZA WIREAroma Italian Kitchen is introducing its summer special where all pizzas half-off from June to August. The offer is available for dine-in only. [EaterWire]

MIMOSA WIREDue Forni will keep your thirsts quenched this summer with its new bottomless mimosas. Starting this coming weekend, classic orange juice, grapefruit, ginger mango or off-menu Texas peach and basil shrub bottomless mimosas will be available for $12.00 a person, or $3.00 for just one. [EaterWire]

BAR CRAWL — Rock Rose’s Kung Fu Saloon, The Dogwood, Lavaca Street Bar, and Jack & Ginger’s team up for the Buds & Burgers pub crawl and burger cook-off on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. Tickets are available for $20 with all ticket proceeds going to the Central Texas Food Bank. [EaterWire]

RAINEY WIREHalf Step is throwing a taco and cocktail party on Saturday serving a variety of small batch tequilas and rums, along with Rosita’s Al Pastor tacos. The celebration goes from 4 to 7 p.m. [EaterWire]

VEGAN WIREThe Vegan Nom is throwing a launch party for the opening of its newest location at 913 East Cesar Chavez on Saturday. On the menu will be tacos of all varieties, along with free beer and live music, from 6 to 10 p.m. [EaterWire]

FRIED CHICKEN WIRE — Jack Gilmore and Bud Royer are hosting the second annual fried chicken competition at Royer’s Round Top Café on Sunday, June 12 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Beer, lemonade, pie, and ice cream will also be served with proceeds going to Meals on Wheels. [EATX]

FERNET BRANCA WIRE — Austin’s Fernet-Branca Barback Games will be hosted at Whisler’s on Sunday. Free to participants and spectators, the event begins at 2 p.m. and includes a pig roast and specialty Fernet-Branca cocktails served throughout the day. [EaterWire]

SOCCER WIRE — Looking for a good place to watch the Euro 16 tourney? 4th Tap Brewing Co-Op is hosting a viewing party on Sunday with La Gala Peña Ceviches and lots of cold beer. The action goes from 2 to 7 p.m. [EaterWire]

BACON & BEER HERE — Everyone’s favorite pairing is being celebrated on Sunday at the Bacon & Beer festival held at the Circuit of the Americas. Tickets give you access from 2:30 to 5 p.m. to 18 bacon-centric dishes from places like Swift's Attic, Frank, and Fukumoto, which will be offered alongside beers from 13 breweries. [EATX]

FOOD TRUCK WIREGelateria Gemelli is celebrating the end of the school year and the opening of four new food trucks in the lot, including one of its own, on Sunday. Free beer and gelato will be available from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Aztec Food Trailer Park. [EaterWire]

EAST SEVENTHBundrick’s Traveling Tea Parlour and Party Craft are teaming up for the perfect little planting tea party on Sunday. Starting at 4:30 p.m., guests will learn how to make custom tea themed succulent arrangements while being served endless iced tea and snacks to match. Tickets are $30 and must be purchased ahead of time. [EaterWire]

EAST SIXTHChicon is introducing a steak night on Sundays from 5 to 10 p.m. starting this week. The twelve-ounce Niman Ranch prime ribeyes will be available for $28, along with a selection of sides a la carte and beverages including red & white wines by the glass, martinis, and whiskey for only $6. [EaterWire]

POP-UP WIREJosephine House’s next guest pop-up dinner is with James Beard Award winner Renee Erickson on Sunday. Starting at 6:00 p.m., the menu will include fried salmon skin, smoked corn broth with Manila clams, and grilled Hama Hama oysters. Tickets are $75 and include a copy of her cookbook, A Boat, a Whale, & a Walrus. [EATX]

COCKTAIL WIREThe Bar Institute’s cocktail week comes to the Driskill starting on Sunday. The three-day, bar education-focused gathering schedule is now up, which includes MashUps featuring out-of-town teams taking over Austin bars. Holiday Cocktail Lounge from New York is set to take over Firehouse Lounge & Hostel, while Bad News from Houston at Small Victory, both taking place on Sunday from 9 p.m. to midnight. [EATX]

—Max Bonem

Half Step

75 1/2 Rainey Street, , TX 78701 Visit Website

Due Forni [Closed]

106 E Sixth St, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 391-9300 Visit Website


11701 North MoPac Expressway, Austin, TX 78759 (512) 490-3300 Visit Website

Bundrick's Traveling Tea Parlour

1403 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702 (512) 975-9259

Round Top

, , TX 78954

Small Victory

108 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701 (737) 701-0500

Rock Rose Avenue

Rock Rose Avenue, Austin, TX 78758 (512) 682-5589 Visit Website

4th Tap Brewing Cooperative

10615 Metric Boulevard, , TX 78758 (512) 904-9817 Visit Website

Backbeat [Closed]

1300 South Lamar, Austin, TX 78704

Weather Up

159 Duane Street, Manhattan, NY 10013 (212) 766-3202 Visit Website

Firehouse Lounge

605 Brazos Street, , TX 78701 (512) 212-4244 Visit Website


1816 East 6th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 480-0781 Visit Website

Josephine House

1601 Waterston Avenue, , TX 78703 (512) 477-5584 Visit Website

The Driskill

604 Brazos Street, , TX 78701 (512) 439-1234 Visit Website

Chicon [Closed]

1914 East 6th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 354-1480 Visit Website

Aroma Italian Kitchen & Bar [Closed]

3403 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704 (512) 900-8670 Visit Website

The Vegan Nom

2324 East Cesar Chavez Street, , TX 78702 (512) 497-3147 Visit Website

Circuit of The Americas

9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin, TX 78617 (512) 301-6600 Visit Website