Tito’s Vodka Can’t Be Used for Hand Sanitizer
Austin-based vodka company Tito’s went on a Twitter-replying spree yesterday informing people that, no, its vodka cannot be used to make hand sanitizer, which has become a needed commodity to help protect against the novel coronavirus outbreak. Tito’s vodka comprises 40 percent alcohol, which is much less than the recommended 60 percent or more required to make hand sanitizer, as the alcohol company told people. Soap and hand sanitizer have been selling out quickly at stores to the point where people are looking to make the cleansers themselves.
Austin’s Live Fire’s Back
The annual Live Fire event, which focuses on beef, is taking place this spring again at Camp Mabry this year. Participating chefs include lauded Houston chef Hugo Ortega, Tony Ibarra of Dallas restaurant Petra and the Beast, Houston chef Ronnie Killen, Otoko’s Yoshi Okai, Nixta’s Edgar Rico, Laura Sawicki’s Launderette, and others. Chef Bradley Nicholson will serve something from forthcoming place Lutie’s, which could potentially work as a preview of the spring restaurant if it doesn’t open before then. San Antonio bar The Esquire Tavern will serve drinks too. Little Longhorn Saloon is also hosting chicken shit bingo, plus there’s live music. General admission tickets are $95 and VIP Passes, which include early entry and access to special areas, are $150. It takes place on Thursday, April 2, from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Japanese Restaurant’s Cherry Blossoms
South Congress Japanese restaurant Lucky Robot is bringing back its decorative cherry blossom art display. Owner Adam Weisberg worked with Fabian Salcedo of Monarch Florals to create the installation, which will be unveiled on Wednesday, March 11
Free Food and Discounts for Park Volunteers
As part of It’s My Park Day this weekend, during which volunteers are encouraged to help Austin parks, several restaurants are offering free items or discounts to people wearing their T-shirts. This includes half-off coffee from Bennu, free biscuit with jam at Bird Bird Biscuit, buy-one-get-one-free plate of migas or tacos from Tamale House, 25 percent off at Salt & Time, and more. Everything takes place on Saturday, March 7.