Ever wanted to watch some of your favorite hospitality industry veterans go head to head in industry-related games and possibly make fools of themselves all in the name of a good cause? Monday night is your chance. Heard, an non-profit organization that offers support and resources for hospitality industry members, is hosting its first Austin field day at Republic Square Park from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday.


As with the pie-eating contests that have become famous at Holy Roller, attendees can buy raffle tickets to support the team they think will win. Tickets cost $5 for 1 and $90 for 20. The raffle cost is in addition to the suggested donation of $5.


What are you gambling on, exactly? Teams from Comedor, Holy Roller, Foreign and Domestic, El Dorado, Via 313, Nickel City, Stiles Switch BBQ, The Liberty, Parkside Projects, New Waterloo, Fixe Southern House, Rustic Tap and more will compete in events like a Ticket Time Relay, Sidework Showdown and Tableside Service to see who can complete the myriad tasks of restaurant work the fastest and cleanest.


There will be food sold from standout taco truck Pueblo Viejo and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for sale.


The afterparty takes place at Rustic Tap from 9 to 11 p.m. with with specialty cocktails and spirit-free drinks, live music, fire pits and yard games.


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