Austin bakery HayleyCakes and Cookies is participating in Facebook’s whole birthday stories launch, which means it will offer free cookies today, Friday, May 10 at the South Lamar shop starting at 7 a.m. until everything is gone.
New Culinary Mental Health Support Group
San Antonio-based organization Heard, which offers mental health, wellness, addiction recovery, and sobriety support for those in the culinary and beverage industries, is now available in Austin. The weekly, anonymous meetings began this week and will be held every Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the First Unitarian Universalist Church in Brentwood on 4700 Grover Avenue. The organization is also looking for facilitators to lead meetings in Austin, San Antonio, and nearby areas.
Downtown Pacific-Asian restaurant She’s Not Here is hosting a Hawaiian-themed party with the restaurant’s chefs John Gocong and Joseph Gomez, along with freelance chef Page Pressley (formerly of Emmer & Rye). Tickets ($15 advance, $20 at the door) comes with food, but there’s a cash bar. It takes place tonight, Friday, May 10 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Bourbon Bartender Winner
The winner of Texas bourbon establishment Garrison Brothers Distillery bartender contest last week was downtown hidden bar Here Nor There’s Terance Robson. He won $10,000 from the distillery’s public charity Good Bourbon for a Good Cause, as well as a bourbon barrel.