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Weekend Plans: Ice Cream Festival, Kerlin BBQ’s Birthday, More

Plus, San Antonio barbecue, beer dinner, and others

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FESTIVAL WIRE — The cure-all for hot August days is the 10th annual Austin Ice Cream Festival, taking place on Saturday, August 13 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m at Fiesta Gardens. Enjoy frozen treats from local favorites Amy’s Ice Cream, Austin Scoops, Good Pops, Moojo’s, dairy-free NadaMoo and more, plus live entertainment, games and contests. (Tip: Bring your popsicle stick sculpture game face!). Tickets are $15 and include three complimentary ice cream tasting/activity tickets. Children 8 and under are free. [EaterWire]

SAN ANTONIO BARBECUE WIRE — Former La Barbecue pitmaster Esaul Ramos is hosting a barbecue pop-up Saturday on S. W.W. White Road from 11 a.m. until sold out. Ramos is opening up his own smoked meats shop, 2M Smokehouse, which he and his brother Joe have been raising funds to help build. Get a taste of what’s to come with barbecue, sides, and desserts. Plan ahead: It's taking preorders on whole briskets and pork butts. BYOB. [EaterWire]

NORTH AUSTIN — Haven’t experienced Rock Rose yet? Consider this your chance: Rock Rose All Access event is happening on Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. The $5 all access pass gets you bites from buzz-worthy restaurants and bars like Thai-Kun, General Tso'Boy, Mia Italian Tapas & Bar, and more. The pass also includes gifts from boutiques and a free morning yoga session from Corepower Yoga. To top it off, event attendees will be entered for a chance to win a prize package. Get your all access ticket online through tonight at 9 p.m. [EaterWire]

EAST CESAR CHAVEZKerlin BBQ is celebrating its 3rd anniversary on Sunday, August 14 beginning at 11 a.m. Visit the barbecue truck, and chow down on smoked meats while enjoying complimentary beer and live music. [EaterWire]

ICE CREAM WIREStop by Stephen F. Frostin', South Congress Hotel's artisanal ice cream truck this Sunday for the next ice cream social from 1 to 4 p.m. Cool off with frozen treats created by executive pastry chef Amanda Rockman and guest pastry chef Dana Cree of The Publican in Chicago. Plus stick around for drink specials, a photobooth, and lawn games. [EATX]

BEER HERE — On Sunday, Contigo is hosting a five-course India Pale Ale pairing dinner at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy special IPAs from Austin Beerworks, Real Ale, Friends & Allies, Adelbert’s Brewery, and Jester King Brewery. Tickets are $60 per person for communal seating and $75 per person for a private table. [EaterWire]

Fiesta Gardens

2101 Jesse E Segovia St, Austin, TX 78702 (512) 480-3036 Visit Website

South Congress Hotel

1603 South Congress Avenue, , TX 78704 (512) 920-6405 Visit Website

Kerlin BBQ

2207 East Cesar Chavez Street, , TX 78702 (512) 412-5588 Visit Website

Contigo

2027 Anchor Lane, , TX 78723 (512) 614-2260 Visit Website

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