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Asian Cocktail Pop-Up Comes Back With General Tso’s Manhattans

Birthday cake biscuit holes, plus more news

The Crazy Rich Lychee martini from Daijoubu
The Crazy Rich Lychee martini from Daijoubu
Daijoubu [Official]
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.

Asian Cocktail Pop-Up
Daijoubu, the Asian cocktail pop-up run by the Roosevelt Room’s Caer Maiko and Sharon Yeung, is coming back this weekend. It’s taking place at Central East Austin bar Nickel City’s pop-up area, aka Cash Only, which means it will be cash-only. The money raised will go towards funding the pop-ups eventual tour of Texas. It runs on Sunday, June 30 from 7 to 11 p.m., and Monday, July 1 starting at 7 p.m. until everything is sold out. On deck will be mostly $10 cocktails like the General Tso’s Perfect Manhattan, made with chili oil from Chinese restaurant Wu Chow and a General Tso-spiced vermouth; Tapioca Express with boba pearls infused with rose liqueur; and the Ramon’s Onsen where tom kha broth comes with a side of blistered shisito peppers infused with tequila. The duo are also making dollar snacks too, Yeung overseeing the tea eggs and Maiko the miniature rice balls. Sales from that will go towards the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance on Sunday, and Liberty in North Korea on Monday. Scope out the full menu below.

Bird Bird Biscuit’s Birthday Dough Doughs
In honor of Bird Bird Biscuit’s first birthday, the biscuit sandwich shop is making birthday cake dough doughs (its version of doughnut holes made with biscuit dough) starting today through Sunday. The restaurant is also hosting a raffle of ten $100 gift certificates.

Food Truck’s Temporary Closure
Brentwood food truck Three Little Pigs is currently temporarily closed. It started on Thursday, June 27, and will remain closed through Thursday, July 4.

A taro cocktail from Daijoubu
A taro cocktail from Daijoubu
Daijoubu [Official]

Daijoubu’s Pop-Up Menu

#1 General Tso’s Perfect Manhattan: Dickel Tabasco Rye, “Hoisin” Xaymaca Plantation Rum, General Tso Spiced Martini Riserva Speciale Rubino and Ambrato, Angostura Bitters, Citrus Oil, Wu Chow Chili Oil

#2 Tapioca Express: Santa Teresa Rum, Tazo Earl Grey Noir Tea, Cream, Brown Sugar, Italicus Infused Boba Pearls

#3 Hai-Ball: White Peach Infused Absolut Elyx Vodka, Choyo Japanese Plum Wine, Sakura Cordial, Soda Water, Flowers

#4 Dope Ass Midori Sour: Midori, Hendrick’s Gin, Lustau Manzanilla Sherry, Baiju, Honeydew Melon, Cucumber, Lime, Sugar, Yuzu, Maraschino Cherry

Combo #5; A Glass of Kirin Light and a shot of Peanut Sauce Fat Washed Jameson Caskmates Stout Whiskey

#6 Sweet and Sour Sour: Ford’s Gin, Plantation Pineapple Rum, Lemon, Hibiscus Sweet and Sour Syrup, Peychauds Bitters, Egg White, Fried Wonton, Sesame Seeds

#7 Ramon’s Onsen: Hot Tom Kha Broth served with a side of Blistered Shishito infused Tequila Espolon Blanco* with thai basil and cilantro

Bird Bird Biscuit

1401 West Koenig Lane, , TX 78756 (512) 551-9820 Visit Website

Nickel City

212 South Main Street, , TX 76104 (512) 987-4294 Visit Website

Three Little Pigs

1209 Rosewood Ave, Austin, TX 78702 (512) 653-5088 Visit Website