6 Things to Know About Austin Food: Japanese Spot Reveals New Happy Hour

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tenThe modern and moody Japanese restaurant on West Sixth Street has introduced a new happy hour menu (weekdays 4:30-5:30 p.m.) diverse enough to cover dinner. For lovers of dark meat, chicken karaage is a hearty and lighter take on fried chicken, served with chile, honey, and mayonnaise. Eight types of small hand wraps offer options for groups with different opinions about raw fish, including the crunchy coconut shrimp tempura. Most importantly at any happy hour, cocktails, wine, sake and half spirits are all served, including a smoky and sweet “tanto tai” that’s no different from Japanese pina colada.

APT 115 He is rebranding from a mere wine bar to a fine wine bar and restaurant newly under his supervision Chef Charles Zhou. The tasting menu, although it changes often, focuses on surprising hikes made with minimal equipment; For example, cauliflower fondue or pork belly rillette. Wines from Texas and far countries are available from the extensive menu at a 30 percent discount after the meal, and tunes from the owner’s private collection are in constant rotation.

Other news and notes

Lake Honest Ice Cream Seeks more honesty by partnering with Bright Littles, a brand that offers tools to create structure around difficult conversations with children. author Tara Miku Balloon, the creator of Bright Littles, will be at the Lick Store in Mueller May 25 from 3-6 p.m., selling conversation cards and a home safety magazine, luring buyers with a free scoop of ice cream. Isn’t ice cream the perfect stimulus to get out and talk about practical safety and emotional awareness?

Real Beer Brewing Company The 26th Anniversary Party – more than just a full-fledged festival – took place on May 21. The honor beer will be Lil Devil, a golden Belgian-style beer made with American and New Zealand hops, and sold alongside other brands – fresh beer and some cocktails. While travelers enjoy booze and Hill Country, Colombian funk band Superfónicos and songwriter Andrea McGee will continue the party, with bites of food vendors (Yapa Empanadas, Cast Iron Punk, and Abby Jane Bakes) and a local artisan market. Tickets are available at Eventbrite.

California wine maker Tarpon cellars Breaking into the Texas market, starting work with a launch party in Cork and screw May 22 from 1:30-7pm. One ticket ($45) includes three Tarpon Cellars wine samples, a branded glass of wine, all-day wine specials, and live music by Sir Woman, She Returns From War, and DJ Harry Paradise. This event, which also includes meals from Sammotaro Pizza, will benefit Lift Collective, which aims to create a more inclusive wine industry through “discussion, scholarship opportunities, and mentorship.” Tickets are available at simpleetix.com.

For this FifthVirtual wine tasting May 25 at 8pm, participants can listen in the comfort of home, not picking a specific driver, and enjoy the rest of each bottle. To celebrate National Wine Day, Chris Brundrett by William Chris Vineyards And Andrew Sides from Lost Draw Cellars They share their thoughts as winemakers while they lead participants through four bottles of their very own Texas wine. The bundle ($139) and more information about the live stream are available at williamchriswines.com.

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