Austin Entertains

A culinary experience led by Austin’s Top Female Chefs & Bartenders

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February 28, 2019 at Fair Market

General Admission: 7:00pm

VIP Admission: 6:30pm

The Junior League of Austin will host its 3rd annual Austin Entertains event Thursday, February 28th, 2019 at Fair Market.

This year’s attendees can look forward to bites from some of their favorite chefs from years past and a few new additions. See the full lineup of chefs, bartenders, and presenting wineries and spirit purveyors below.  Attendees can also expect fun games, a raffle of our “wine wall” which features 100 of the best vintages in Central Texas, and some wonderful auction items including tickets to the Austin City Limits Music Festival, autographed UT football gear, and much more! Also expect to take full advantage of both the indoor and outdoor space at Fair Market, smoke cigars by the “campfire” and dance the night away with music by DJ Diesel and Love & Happiness Band. With sponsorships from Nyle Maxwell Family of Dealerships, Kendra Scott, C3 Presents, and the support of many other local area businesses (see full list below), Austin Entertains not only promises to be a fantastic evening of fun but also intends to raise critical funding for the signature programs of The Junior League of Austin, including Coats for Kids, Kids in Cool Shoes-KICS, and Food In Tummies-FIT.

We offer two ticket options for the night:

    • General Admission tickets are $85 and include:
      • Access to nearly 30 chefs, wineries, breweries and spirit purveyors
      • Enjoy signature cocktails at 3 separate bars
      • Live music from the exciting cover band Love & Happiness   and  DJ Diesel, and lawn games in the backyard
      • Auction bidding for items like ACL Tickets and autographed UT gear
      • Raffle and wine giveaways
      • Donate-to-FIT backpacking station
      • Photo booth
    • With a VIP ticket for $150, you get all of the above and more, including:
      • 30-minute preview beginning at 6:30pm
      • Access to an exclusive VIP-only lounge
      • Bubble bar sponsored by Kendra Scott
      • VIP-only bites and sweets
      • Complimentary valet
      • VIP Gift bag featuring gifts from our sponsors
      • And more surprises to come!

Thank you to our sponsors, especially our title sponsor Nyle Maxwell Family of Dealerships,  for their generous support.



Some of this Year’s Talent:

Featured Chefs:

Callie SpeerHoly Roller

Amanda Turner – Juniper

Bonnie Wright – Olamaie

Ariana Quant — Hai Hospitality, Uchiko

Sonya CoteEden East + Hillside Farmacy

Mary Catherine CurrenELM Restaurant Group

 Janie Ramirez – Dai Due’s New School of Traditional Cookery and Butcher Shop

Stephanie Garcia-  Dai Due Taqueria

Amanda Pallagi-Naim — Ciclo, Four Seasons

Sarah HeardForeign & Domestic

 Alex Sanguinetti – Alamo Drafthouse

Allie Olivia- ATX Cocina

DeeDee Sanchez – Jack Allen Kitchen

Courtney Franke – Salt Traders Coastal Cooking

Sarah Mar-Chun- Central Standard

Jessica Halich-Fancy Fluff

Rachel Musquiz- Curcama

Carol Huntsberger- Quality Seafood

Tiny Pies

Featured Bartenders:

Erin Ashford – Olamaie

Courtney Cloyd – Hillside Farmacy

Rachael Treadwell- Copper

Hosanna Payne- Holy Roller


Featured Local Wineries & Breweries:

Vista Brewing

Mesa Vineyards and RAYS Spirits

Wedding Oak Winery

C.L. Butaud

Celis Brewery

Featured Local Spirits:

Dulce Vida Tequila

Deep Eddy Vodka

Nine Banded Whiskey

Elevate Bartending

Caffe del Fuego

Desert Door