— Austin lovers of Guy Fieri are in luck: there’s an entire event dedicated to the mayor of Flavortown happening in the city on Saturday, October 20. Guy FieriCon is a restaurant and bar-crawl where participants are encouraged to dress up like the the Platinum Prince himself (frosted tips, bowling T-shirts, consuming tons of donkey sauce). This will be the fourth edition of FieriCon (the first two took place in New York, and there’s another one scheduled for Milwaukee later this month).
— Getting into the political action, Circle Brewing Co. is betting on Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic nominee for the Texas Senate, with its latest beer. The Election Pale Ale is meant to promote O’Rouke’s campaign and raise midterm election awareness (no, sales won’t go towards the campaign). It will be available from August through the election in November. There’s a release party on Saturday, August 18, where proceeds will be donated to nonprofit RAICES.
— West 5th area restaurant and bar Better Half introduced a new happy hour, where cheeseburgers are $5 and there’s $5 sangrias and $3 canned beers available from 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.
— Pizza trailer Li’l Nonna’s is dedicating its menu to vegan pies for the entire month of August.
—Tex-Mex chain Chuy’s limited hatch green chile menu is almost here, with dishes will include chicken velvet enchiladas, green chile chicken flautas, and more. It’s available at all locations from from Monday, August 13 through Sunday, September 2.
— People who donate to any We Are Blood center will be able to get a free milkshake from P. Terry’s from Wednesday, August 15 through Friday, August 31.
— Ahead of the Texas Book Festival in October, the nonprofit is hosting some preview events this month. There’s a screening of Marx Brothers film The Cocoanuts at the Austin Film Society with themed cocktails on Sunday, August 12. Then there’s an all-ages reading event with ice cream and drinks at Prohibition Creamery, benefitting the organization’s literary crawl in the fall as well on Tuesday, August 14.