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Whole Foods gets an awful lot of love in the local media when it comes to special events and rooftop parties, but Central Market is not to be outdone when it comes to the art of celebrating great food and drink. This weekend caps off the ultra-organic Texas-based grocer’s fall beer festival, taking place in the form of “Brewniversity” beer tastings. The final two tastings take place this Saturday courtesy of two brewers: Rahr & Sons Brewing Co and Independent Brewing, both lasting from 4 to 7 pm. Taste some beer, pick up some eats and stick around for some equally yummy live music on the deck thanks to funk/soul outfit Roxy Roca, taking the stage at 6:30 pm and rocking out until 9 pm.
Central Market Brewniversity Beer Tastings, 4001 North Lamar
Saturday, September 21 from 4 to 7 pm; live music til 9 pm
If you feel the need to practice your swing this summer but just can’t stand the heat, TopGolf’s got your answer, and quite frankly, it couldn’t be sweeter. The putting range just outside The Domain offers a host of golf-themed games for players of every imaginable level, from first-timers to practical pros, and word has it the food and drinks are as much of a draw as the activity itself. Pro tip: book your bay early and when you get there, enjoy the cotton candy.
TopGolf, 2700 Esperanza Crossing (at Burnet Road)
Sun-Weds 9 am – midnight, Thurs-Sat 9 am – 2 am
While the most well-known Japanese restaurants in Austin (namely, Uchi and Uchiko) are run by the same television-friendly star chef and cost a pretty penny to get into, that’s not to say the city’s without its more budget-friendly options. Promising “oriental grandeur at its finest aptitude,” Hanabi on West Anderson Lane offers one such example, and while it uses Japanese tradition as the base of every dish, we’re curious to see if any Korean influences make their way into the menu — after all, Executive Chef Dong Ho Choo was once a demi-chef at the COEX Westin in Seoul, where he won multiple culinary awards, including “Chef of the Year” not once, but twice before his departure for the States. With lunch, dinner and happy hour menus available, there’s also an Omakase menu on hand, but it’s only offered for those who specifically RSVP for it. Stop in and give the city’s latest Japanese hotspot a try.
2525 West Anderson Lane, Bldg 3, #120
Mon-Weds 11am-10pm, Thurs-Sat 11am-10:30pm, Sun noon-10pm
Few things are as quintessentially Austin in nature as whiling away the late afternoon hours on a patio or porch with a drink in hand, enjoying good company and good music as the sun sets in the distance. Knowing this, the folks behind ACL Live host “The Wine Down,” a 10-week series of free events each spring, bringing together the best local live music with drink specials, tasty bites and a heaping helping of laid-back downtown atmosphere. Each Wednesday through June 5, the ACL Live music porch opens to the public for free with a midweek happy hour that’s not to be missed.
Admission is free: see website for live music schedule and details