Ice Cream Frozen Cocktails To-Go
For Memorial Day weekend, Central East Austin bar Nickel City is partnering with Austin frozen sweets mini-chain Amy’s Ice Creams for to-go boozy frozen concoctions of the Midwest variety. There’s the Brandy Alexander, made with Amy’s Mexican vanilla, chocolate and cream flavors; and the Grasshopper, made with its Mexican vanilla, mint, chocolate, and cream ice creams. Plus there are add-ons such as miniature chocolate chips, Heath bars, Kit Kats, and Andes Mints. To-go orders can be placed online and its hours are from noon to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 22 and 23; and then from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 24. The ice cream shop will also scoop up ice cream at the East 11th Street bar during those times as well.
Two Updated Protocols for Reopening Bars
There are two updated recommendations for bars reopening for business today, courtesy of the TABC. First: the physical bar and bar seats must be closed off to customers completely. This means people cannot sit at the bar at all, nor place orders at the bar (keeping in line with the table or online-ordering service guidelines). And second: bars can use non-disposable glasses, plates, utensils, etc.
Austin Restaurant Burglary
Vegan and vegetarian restaurant Mr. Natural was broken into last week and “took a big hit,” according to its Instagram account. It is collecting donations to help make up for that loss through its web store. It’s also offering ten percent off burritos for the rest of this week at both locations.
Austin Beer Collaborations
East Austin brewery Lazarus Brewing Co. is teaming up other breweries to brew up collaborative beers, along with Charles Faram Inc.’s (CFI) hop-breeding program. The four-part Desperate Measures beers will be released in four parts. The first is Desperate Measures #1, brewed with forthcoming brewery Meanwhile Brewing Co., an Austin-style IPA made with CFI’s harlequin hop. It’s available as of Friday, May 22 in 12-ounce six packs, through Lazarus’s website or in-person orders. Forthcoming beers in the series will include Hold Out Brewing Co.
Taco Truck Vacation
Cherrywood taco truck Cuantos Tacos is taking a short break, which started on Sunday, May 17 and runs through Wednesday, June 2.