November 2018 Austin Food Festivals & Events Round Up

Fall is one of the hottest seasons for Festivals and November has tons in store or Austin, TX. From BBQ, to Mac n Cheese, Wings and Bloody Mary\’s there is a plethora events to choose from. And in case you’re a planner like me, here are some food, chef and spirits centric festivals and/or events happening in Austin, Texas in November 2018:

Event: @TexasMonthly 9th annual BBQ Fest 

When: 11/3 – 1/4 
What: A weekend event and celebration of all things BBQ. The Texas Monthly BBQ Fest celebrates the award-winning magazine’s latest list of “Top 50 BBQ Joints in Texas” with a weekend full of exciting events and tasty meats. Saturday, Nov. 3 will kick off with \”Cue Course,\” a BBQ education course at Stiles Switch hosted by Texas Monthly BBQ editor, Daniel Vaughn; and the first ever Franklin and Friends\’ event hosted by Aaron Franklin himself. The main festival, which features a lineup of 30 of Texas Monthly\’s top BBQ joints in Texas, will take place on Sunday, Nov. 4 at the Long Center for the Performing Arts.
Tickets: Http://TexasMonthly.com/tmbbqfest

Event: Home Slice Pizza 2nd annual “DOUGHvember” 

When: November
What: Home Slice Pizza has just announced the return of the 2nd annual “DOUGHvember” event series, which will take place throughout the month of November (starting today) and will support a different local charity nonprofit partner each week. New this year, the month-long promotion will expand to take place at all 3 locations (not just dine-in at SoCo), including the newest location off North Loop; and will feature several special DOUGHvember-only menu items from which a portion of proceeds will be donated – in addition to all three locations offering their own free-pizza-for-a-year raffles. Plus, all three locations will host a profit-sharing event every Monday from 5-9pm benefiting a different charity partner each week, starting with Austin Bat Cave on November 5.
As a grand finale of sorts on Tuesday, November 27, Home Slice on South Congress will once again host a super rare collaboration featuring Via 313. This event will only take place at Home Slice\’s original location on SoCo and will happen only on November 27 – which also happens to be the same day as the global charitable campaign Giving Tuesday. Pinthouse Pizza will also be doing a 4-tap takeover the night of the grand finale event at the South Congress location.
RSVP: HERE.
Event: the Peached Tortilla Shakes, Burgers & Bubbles
When: 11/4
What: For their Fall edition of Shakes, Burgers & Bubbles, the Peached Tortilla is collaborating with their new neighbors down the street, Fluff Meringues & More! November\’s Fluff Monster-Shake features a gingerbread milkshake, ginger caramel, and sprinkles, all topped with a hazelnut meringue topper. As always, we\’ll have $8 JapaJam and Social Burgers, and $6 pours of sparkling rose and cava. Make your reservation today.
Event: Sterling Super Club Presents A Night in Old Havana

When: 11/7, 7pm – 10pm
What: Step back in time and place and experience the music, dance and ambience of the \”Old Havana\”. We will enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes inspired by Havana’s vibrant culture. Ticket includes: complimentary drink, passed appetizers, sides and dessert.











Event: @AustinMonthly Best New Restaurants Party

When: 11/8, 7pm – 10pm
What: Guests are invited to spend their evening sampling food from some of the city\’s top restaurants, including Lin Asian Bar + Dim Sum Restaurant, Intero, Yuyo, La Matta, and The Brewer\’s Table (which is our Restaurant of the Year)! Guests will also have access to a queso and salsa bar (courtesy of Siete Family Foods), tacos (from Discada), as well as bites from Frost Gelato, Citizen Eatery, and La Pera. In addition to experiencing Austin’s best eats, partygoers will have the opportunity to sip on local libations, courtesy of Drink Slingers, from Dripping Springs Vodka, Dulce Vida Tequila, Garrison Brothers Distillery, and Hilmy Cellars.
Benefits: Austin Food and Wine Alliance
Image Courtesy of Be More Pacific
Event: Be More Pacific Filipino Kitchen + Bar Celebrates One Year
When: 11/15, 7pm
Where: Be More Pacific restaurant
What: The anniversary celebration  begins with a suckling pig starter and moves on to a mini-kamayan platter curated by Melgarejo that features pork ribs three ways (adobo, asado, and Filipino barbecue); and debuts five new dishes, including binagoongang gulay (squash, long beans, eggplant, and red onion sautéed in shrimp paste); ginataang gulay (pork with squash, long beans, eggplant, and red onion stewed in coconut milk); kilawin (Filipino ceviche made with tuna); pares (Filipino beef stew); and bicol express (pork sautéed in shrimp paste and coconut milk atop green mango). The dessert feature is a Be More Pacific fan favorite, halo-halo, a specialty ice cream made with Amy’s Ice Cream and ube, a sweet purple yam. Filipino dancers from the Filipino Students Association at the University of Texas in Austin will be performing throughout the evening and there will be a raffle, giveaways, and a limited amount of free T-shirts
Price: $37, $45 at the door. Alcohol and gratuity are not included in ticket prices. And of course, kids eat free. 
Tickets: Purchase tickets here at Eventbrite. On-site tickets are $45. 
Event: @winefoodfdn 16th Annual Big Reds & Bubbles 

When: 11/9, 7pm – 9:30pm 
What: Enjoy an assortment of recent vintage and non-vintage “Bubbles\” and sample a complete range of \”Big Reds\” from all corners of the globe. Savory bites and sweet treats are whipped up on site by nearly two dozen of Austin’s top restaurants. While enjoying the delicious wine and fare, guests can dance to live local music and peruse the display of silent auction items. 

Event: @austinfoodmagazine 3rd Annual Austin @macncheesefest
When: 11/11, 11am – 5pm 
What: Unlimited Mac & Cheese tastings featuring local chefs with access to adult beverages and ONE vote for your favorite mac & cheese, to crown the Best Mac & Cheese Winner. Note, this festival is now traveling to other cities. 
Event: The Bloody Mary Festival 

When: 11/11, 12pm 3:30pm 
What: Ticket includes 2.5 hours enjoying Austin\’s most creative and innovative Bloody Marys, created by the finest restaurants and bars in Austin. In addition there will be delicious food and drink tastings from local companies, food trucks, live music and more. 
Benefiting: Boneshaker Project, helping keep local kids active and healthy.
Event: Austin Empty Bowl Project 

when: 11/18, 11am 
What: The Austin Empty Bowl Project is an annual family-friendly event that invites attendees to select a favorite from thousands of locally crafted ceramic bowls, have it filled with gourmet soup and bread and listen to live music while enjoying your lunch. 
Benefiting: Your $25 donation goes to Kids Cafe, a program of the Central Texas Food Bank, and Meals for Kids, a program of Meals on Wheels Central Texas. 
Event: @atxfoodwineally 8th Annual Wine & Swine 

When: 11/18, 3pm – 6pm 
What: More than two dozen top Central Texas chefs will ready their chops to prepare globally inspired pork dishes for the Austin Food & Wine Alliance’s 8th Annual Wine & Swine Pig Roast. Enjoy live music, premium wine, beer and spirit tastings with plenty o\’ pork. 
Event: Sterling Super Club Presents: \”La Vie En Rose\” with Christine Albert

When: 11/27, 7pm – 9pm
What: Join SSC for a culinary and music journey through France. Released in 1948, Edith Piaf\’s \”La Vie en Rose\”, or \”life through rosy glasses\” was an instant hit in Europe and has withstood the test of time. The song has been covered by many artists over the years, including Bing Crosby, Tony Martin, Louis Armstrong and Donna Summers. SSC are honored to showcase Austin-based musician, Christine Albert performing a sampling of her Edith Piaf show.
Tickets: https://www.sterlingsupper.club/article/la-vie-en-rose-christine-albert

Houston friends will want to check out Houston Chicken Wing Festival – @WingARama happening 11/10 from 1pm – 5pm! 

Am I missing one of your favorite November food and beverage related fests or events? Shoot me an email at Amy dot Drohen @gmail.com or leave a comment below. 

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