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On Our Radar: July 14, 2017

James Beard Foundation Taste America Culinary Tour, 12th Annual Andy Roddick Foundation Gala, National Ice Cream Day at Lick, Alcomar Micheladas and Mariscos, Texas Tribune Festival TribFeast

FOOD: James Beard Foundation announced their fifth anniversary Taste America® Culinary Tour and Austin is one of the 10 stops, November 3-4. Austin’s weekend-long Taste America program will feature an exclusive kick-off event, a one-of-a-kind benefit dinner prepared by Taste America all-star Ludo Lefebvre, local star Tyson Cole and pastry chef Laura Sawicki. Tickets are now on sale.

NONPROFIT: The Andy Roddick Foundation released their date and artist for their 12th Annual Andy Roddick Foundation Gala. The evening will feature a cocktail reception, an extensive live auction, an elegant dinner and live concert with special musical guest Jake Owen on Monday, October 30. Sponsorship opportunities are now available.

CHARITY: On July 16 – National Ice Cream Day – Lick Honest Ice Creams will donate 7% of the day’s sales proceeds to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas AND Ronald McDonald House Charities San Antonio.

FOOD: El Chile Group’s Mexican seafood restaurant, Alcomar, recently announced a DIY summer series featuring craft cocktails and artist-led tutorials inspired by the art that adorns the restaurant’s walls. The next upcoming part of the series is Micheladas & Mariscos this Saturday, July 15​. Each ticket is $50 and includes a 3-course cooking class, full recipes and lunch.

NONPROFIT: The annual Texas Tribune Festival announced a new event for 2017: TribFeast, Saturday, September 23.  Guest for the evening is Katy Tur of MSNBC and author of the soon-to-be-published book Unbelievable, her front-row account of the craziest campaign in American history. Individual tickets and tables are available, including a special VIP package for two that includes Festival tickets. Proceeds from TribFeast benefit the Tribune’s ambitious, award-winning work.

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Written by Laura Villagran Johnson

Co-Founder and Creative Director,
Austin Social Planner

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