Wine barrels stored underground

Storing Vintage Wine, Celebrating Italian Style, Cheesing National Queso Day, Tiki-ing Up the Roosevelt, and More

Here’s some of what’s happening in Austin’s culinary scene – as wrangled from numerous PR releases, words on the digital street, and even the occasional (verified) IRL eavesdroppings.

Austin Restaurant Weeks continue through Sept. 17!

Yes, citizen, it’s your “Food News Buffet” for the second week of September.

Austin Restaurant Weeks – the acclaimed program featuring specially priced lunches, dinners, and cocktails at the city’s best restaurants to help support the Central Texas Food Bank – continue through Sept. 17…

And, O holy Scoville, this is the weekend of the 33rd annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival, bringing you the most and the best of local culinary heat in a peppery style: Sun., Sept. 10, at the Far Out Lounge (8504 S. Congress)

Dig this, oenophiles! Vintage Wine Storage (10615 Metric), a state-of-the-art wine storage facility and tasting room servicing Central Texas, is set to open on Tue., Sept. 12, to begin serving “Austin’s demand for high-end and accessible wine storage facilities.” The founder, Gabe Anderson, is “determined to spearhead this untapped market and is committed to providing customers with optimal cellar standards and practices.” Yes, well. Folks who can actually afford to live in Austin these days might need this sort of thing, hmmm? We wouldn’t be at all surprised, but we’re still keeping our Boone’s Farm in the garage fridge…

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