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Everything but the kitchen sink: FosterATX, Made in Cookware team up for free SXSW food party this weekend

Addie Broyles

Bands and chefs will be making music and food all over the city this weekend, but two local companies are hosting Ode to Austin, a free two-day event at the Kasita Showroom, 1304 E. Fourth St., with music and food from more than half a dozen local eateries. (Free, but RSVP at

Foster ATX, an events company that hosts intimate pop-up dinners and concerts, and Made in Cookware, an online company that sells pots and pans out of Austin, will bring together bands on Saturday night and food makers on Sunday in two no-badge-required events, Sounds of Austin (5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday) and Made in Austin (noon to 6 p.m. Sunday).

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No details about the bands or local chefs, but here’s how the hosts described the parties:

SOUNDS OF AUSTIN — a thoughtfully curated music festival, showcasing 6 different genres, 12 local bands, and an evening full of music, art and drink.

MADE IN AUSTIN — a celebration of the local Austin food scene. We’ve curated 7 intimate experiences that highlight the diverse cultural scene here in our city. Featuring 7 local chefs, guest will enjoy carefully crated bites with local libation pairings, plus 2 Kasita experiences, pop-up tents, a vinyl DJ lounge, and an immersive VIP experience.

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