5 Things to Know About Austin Food Right Now: Iconic Ski Shores Cafe Reopens

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Historic Lake Austin Fried Cottage Ski Shores Cafe reopens Wednesday, June 22, with all the classics—burgers, sandwiches, fried catfish, chicken, and more. Now owned by McGuire Moorman Lambert Hospitality, it serves refreshing marshmallows, beer, iced wine, and cocktails to enjoy indoors, on the balcony, or in the garden by the fire. This local staple has been charming lake-goers since 1954, but plenty of commentators are raising red flags about the prices. What’s more classic than high prices?

Popular seafood trucks berries move to Still the Austin Whiskey Company. To open July 2nd. Two years after the truck opened, the service has expanded to include lunch and brunch on weekends, with the latter beginning in “a few weeks,” according to a release. Some of the new menu items steer clear of seafood, but embrace the Southern theme, including pancake melt meatloaf and sweet pepper cheese dip. The truck will be arriving early for the Pride Party on June 25th. Find more information at Still Austin Whiskey.

Other news and notes

Not a lot of people talk about behaving properly these days, but Austin Proper Hotel Gives visitors a chance to take out those pinkies and enjoy a cup with class in the “The right tea at Goldie’s. The weekly event ($60) serves cucumber sandwiches, egg salad, and French macarons alongside a selection of teas in one of the most luxurious dining rooms in all of Austin. Goldie’s Cocktail Bar is usually only open to hotel guests and residents, but tea service welcomes For all Austinites who are interested in getting a little fancy on Sundays, reserve your spot for tea on OpenTable.

Here’s one of life’s greatest mysteries: How can a three-course meal be eaten if a course never ends? fusion pot, a national chain of fondue fun, is seeking to answer this by re-introducing its endless entry now through July 20, Monday through Wednesday. Three courses ($47) include salad and a chocolate fudge fondue, with main dishes including herbed-crusted chicken, Memphis ham, teriyaki-marinated steak, and shrimp. Cheese fondue can be added for a fourth course. (Isn’t that the point?)

Gorgeous Sotol Hill Country Distillery desert gate About her third soul in the Conservation series, which highlights local news important to land conservation and care. This year’s spirit, Pollinators ($49.99), references Austin’s final status as “City of Bees,” using mesquite, persimmon, and honeysuckle—all native plants pollinated by Texas bees, the distillery explains in a statement. A product launch and fundraising will be July 6 for the nonprofit distillery, Wild Spirit Wild Places, ($50), where visitors can watch a video about the importance of bees and sample the new sotol variety. Tickets are available at Eventbrite.

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