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MasterChef Winner Christine Ha Is Cooking at a ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Dinner in Austin

Plus an Austin bagel shop opens a Leander trailer, and more news

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Christine Ha
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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.

— MasterChef season three winner Christine Ha is cooking at a fancy party for forthcoming film Crazy Rich Asians in Austin. The VIP dinner at the Long Center will include a panel, a clothing showcase by Project Runway winner Chloe Dao, an auction, a ticket to the Austin premiere of the movie, cast members Chris Pang and Ronny Chieng, and more. There’s a general admission party as well, minus Ha, which is meant to mimic a night market with food from Asahi Imports, Lotus & Cleaver, Sa-Ten, Houston food truck Spicy Bear, and others. It takes place on Saturday, August 4. VIP tickets are $150. Ha is in the middle of opening a Houston restaurant within the Bravery Chef Hall, The Blind Goat.

— Austin bagel shop Rockstar Bagels opened up a food truck out in Leander, Texas. The menu is similar to the Rosewood Avenue one, with bagels, spreads, and sandwiches.

— Downtown club Ethics Music Club is closed, but it will relocate into a new address to be announced later.

— There’s a bunch of Austin restaurants included in Wine Spectator’s annual restaurant awards, including Jeffrey’s, June’s, Olive & June, 68 Degrees Kitchen, It’s Italian Cucina, among others.

68 Degrees Kitchen

2401 Lake Austin Boulevard, , TX 78703 (512) 766-6868 Visit Website

Olive & June

3411 Glenview Avenue, , TX 78703 (512) 467-9898 Visit Website

Long Center

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

It’s Italian Cucina

1500 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78704

Rockstar Bagels

1900 Rosewood Avenue, , TX 78702 (512) 524-1401 Visit Website