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Here are the top 5 food and drink events happening in Austin this week

Here are the top 5 food and drink events happening in Austin this week

Ruth's Chris cocktails on bar
Get classy with Ruth's Chris Steakhouse during the 1965-themed cocktail party. Photo courtesy of Ruth's Chris Steak House

Need dinner plans? This week is full of fun food and drink events, from cooking classes to cocktail parties. For more tasty tidbits, check out our events calendar.

El Naranjo presents "Oaxacan Summer Seafood" Cooking Class
Chef/owner Ilian de la Vega of El Naranjo will be teaching a fun class at the Central Market Cooking School on North Lamar. Learn how to make fresh dishes like tuna ceviche, pescado costeño and more for just $60.
Tuesday, August 18 at 6:30 pm

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse 1965 Cocktail Party
In honor of the steak house's 50th anniversary, Ruth's Chris is throwing a themed dinner party at various locations across the country — including Austin. Enjoy a five-course menu with old school cocktails for $90. Please note that reservations are required.
Thursday, August 20 at 6:30 pm

An Evening of Dining and Listening with Matt the Electrician
Listen to live tunes from Matt the Electrician while you dine on a seasonal, three-course menu at Winflo Osteria's Listening Room (vegetarian options available). Admission is $20; the supper is an additional $35.
Thursday, August 20 at 7 pm

Fleet Coffee Pop-up at The Hightower
Sip on Fleet Coffee before its East Austin location opens later this year. The Hightower will host the buzzy coffee bar during Saturday brunch so you can get a taste of the caffeine goodness that is to come.
Saturday, August 22 at 11 am

Max's Wine Dive presents "Eat.Drink.Empower"
Chef Erica Beneke of Max's Wine Dive has put together a stellar, all-female team of local chefs and drink pros for the third annual female empowerment dinner. Guests will enjoy eight courses, a fun cocktail hour and more. A portion of the proceeds from the evening will benefit SafePlace.
Saturday, August 22 at 6 pm