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Via 313’s Fundraiser, Austin Eastciders’ Expansion, More

Plus, MAD Green’s second opening and new Rainey Street brunch

Via 313 in Oak Hill
Via 313 in Oak Hill
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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.

PIZZA FOR A GOOD CAUSEVia 313 is rallying for a longtime staffer's father's medical expenses by donating all sales on Thursday, June 23 at the Oak Hill location. There will be special kegs from Friends & Allies and Twisted X, and raffle prizes. [EaterWire]

BRUNCH ALERT — Sunday brunch comes back to No Va starting on July 3. Brunch burgers, pork cheeks with eggs, and more will be found from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. [EaterWire]

OPENING ALERTMAD Greens’ second location out in Lakeway opens tomorrow, Thursday, June 23. A portion of the opening day sales will go towards the Sustainable Food Center. The Colorado-based salad chain made its Austin debut in the Domain's Rock Rose in the spring. Next up will be the downtown Austin spot. [EaterWire]

BOOZE NEWS — Get fried chicken, champagne, and now booze with Max’s Wine Dive first-ever cocktail menu, which includes takes on the Manhattan, Moscow Mule, and more. [EaterWire]

CIDER EXPANSIONAustin Eastciders is adding a second cidery to amp up production of the cider cans. The new spot on Commercial Center Drive Between Ben White Boulevard and East St. Elmo Road will become Eastciders’ manufacturing center, whereas the original building on Springdale Road will become dedicated to research and development. It officially opens on July 1, but does not include a tap room. [EaterWire]

RIESLING WIRE — Austin restaurants and bars are embracing the summer wine by pouring out special glasses, tastings, and events starting now until August. This includes Jeffrey’s and Lenoir. The full list runs below. [EaterWire]

AWARDS SEASONJames Beard Foundation announced its list of Leadership Award honorees this year, which includes Austin-based food academic and activist Raj Patel. The group will be honored with a dinner in New York in October. [EaterWire]

Summer of Riesling Participating Austin Restaurants
Josephine House
Lake Travis Wine Trader
Lenoir Restaurant
Red Room Lounge
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Via 313 [Oak Hill]

6705 Highway 290, Austin, Texas

MAX's Wine Dive

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

NO VA Kitchen & Bar

87 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 382-5651 Visit Website

MAD Greens

3100 Esperanza Xing Ste 130, Austin, TX 78758 (512) 942-9394 Visit Website