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The Legendary Ina Garten Is Coming to Austin

Plus Ramen Tatsu-ya’s vegan ramen, and more news

Food Network 25th Birthday Party Celebration At 11th Annual New York City Wine & Food Festival
Ina Garten signing books at a Food Network event in October
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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.

— Food Network star and cookbook author Ina Garten is coming to Austin behind her next book, Cooking Like a Pro. The Long Center event features a discussion with the Barefoot Contessa, as well as a Q&A, on Tuesday, February 5, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which begin at $49.50, go on sale on Friday, November 16 starting at 10 a.m.

Ramen Tatsu-ya is introducing a limited vegan ramen during these cold days. The kabocha ramen is made with vegan broth, kabocha squash, kale, corn, sage, and togarashi. It’s available at all three ramen shops.

— Austin now has a new boozy day: November 16 is Texas Sotol Day, in honor of Dripping Springs distillery Desert Door’s first anniversary. To honor the day, Desert is hosting an anniversary party with cocktails, music, dishes from Mexican restaurant Licha’s Cantina, and more on that day from 7 to 10 p.m.

— Austin Food & Wine Festival announced its next dates: Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28, 2019.

New Tastemade digital series Basic vs. Baller will visit Austin in a forthcoming episode. The show, which focuses on budget and luxury travel, will hit up Austin places like Pueblo Viejo, Otoko, and La Barbecue.

— Amazon Prime added a new lunch delivery option to its repertoire. The Daily Dish highlights six midday menus from Austin restaurants, including Clay Pit, El Taquito, and others.

Pueblo Viejo

502 Brushy Street, , TX 78702 (512) 373-6557 Visit Website

Desert Door

211 Darden Hill Road, Driftwood, Texas 78619 Visit Website

la Barbecue

2401 East Cesar Chavez Street, , TX 78702 Visit Website

Long Center

701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704 (512) 457-5100


1603 South Congress Avenue, , TX 78704 (512) 994-0428 Visit Website

Clay Pit

1601 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701 +1 512-322-5131 Visit Website