Austin Daily Press opens in East Austin; Austin Oyster Festival debuts Nov. 9
Open: The Goodnight, the bowling alley/cocktail bar/restaurant at 2700 W. Anderson Lane serving everything from pizzas and salads to pistachio-crusted halibut and goat cheese mashed potatoes from executive chef Reggie Ferguson. 459-5000, thegoodnightaustin.com.
Open: Austin Daily Press, the brick-and-mortar restaurant at 1900 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., from the team that runs the popular grilled cheese food truck. 828-6463, austindailypress.com.
Reopen: R.O.’s Outpost, the barbecue restaurant in Spicewood that closed earlier this year, has reopened in a trailer at 22518 Hwy 71 West. 264-1169, rosoutpost.com.
Closed: 11th Street Station Restaurant & Bar, the Southern restaurant on East 11th Street, has closed.
The Austin Raw Food & Music Festival will take place from noon to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard, 1106 E. 11th St. Live music from international performers including Brazil’s Seu Jacinto and Iranian vocalist-percussionist Mohammed Firoozi. $10 at the door. Information at 636-2389.
- At 7 p.m. Sunday, New York puppeteer Thu Tran is scheduled to show clips from her imaginative series “Food Party” and host an on-stage culinary demo at the Alamo Ritz downtown. (Haven’t caught her show on IFC? Search for clips online so you know what to expect. The show is seriously kooky.) Tickets cost $10 at drafthouse.com.
From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Inherit Austin, a membership branch of the Heritage Society of Austin, is hosting its third annual Somewhere in Time dinner at Camp Mabry, 2200 W. 35th St. In addition to the fundraiser dinner, from 34th Street Cafe, guests will also have the chance to learn about the history behind the central Austin landmark that is the home of the Texas National Guard and tour the Texas Military Forces Museum. Tickets ($75) are available at heritagesocietyaustin.org.
- Rodeo Austin is hosting the third annual Off the Vine Wine & Food Tasting fundraiser at West Austin Youth Association, 1314 Exposition Blvd., from 6 to 10 p.m. on Nov. 8. Tickets, which include wine and food samples, start at $125 and are available at rodeoaustin.com.
- From 6 p.m. to midnight Nov. 9, you can explore the wide world of oysters at the first Austin Oyster Festival, taking place at Shoal Crossing Event Center, 8611 N. MoPac. Patricio Sandoval, the culinary director for Mercadito Mexican restaurants in New York, Chicago and Miami, has put together most of the menu, which will showcase the diversity of oysters available in North America. You’ll find raw, grilled and fried oysters, oyster po’boys and the Oysters Rockefeller, as well as complementary sides dishes and desserts. The event will benefit the Nature Conservancy of Texas and the Smile Never Fades breast cancer charity. Tickets ($30) available at austinoysterfestival.com.