Where: Max's Wine Dive Underground
The lowdown: Austin's top female culinary talent joined Max's Wine Dive Executive Chef Erica Beneke for the second annual Eat.Drink.Empower. event on August 21. A lively cocktail hour — featuring such specials as Jessica Sanders' Southern Exposure — kicked off an evening that was about more than just indulgent food and drinks.
During the event, guests enjoyed a special 12-course feast that highlighted the chefs' individual talents, while showcasing the collaboration in Austin's culinary scene and supporting local women. A portion of the proceeds from the event go directly to SafePlace's domestic violence and sexual assault programming.
Who: Erica Beneke of Max's Wine Dive, Callie Speer of Swift's Attic, Angel Begaye of TRACE, Lisa Siarkowski, Mason Rogers.