Big Reds & Bubbles marries cuisine created by Austin’s finest chefs with the work from some of the world’s finest winemakers. An assortment of recent vintage and non-vintage champagnes and sparklers, affectionately dubbed “Bubbles,” prepare palates to sample a complete range of “Big Reds” from all corners of the globe. Savory bites and sweet treats are whipped up on site by nearly two dozen of Austin’s top restaurants. While enjoying the delicious wine and fare, guests can dance to live local music and peruse the display of silent auction items that include rare and unique wines, local dining opportunities, and more. November 17 at 7pm to 9:30pm at the Driskill Hotel.
Want to feast guilt-free? Compete with the best of Austin or bring the kids for a more relaxed holiday jog. Start your Thanksgiving off at the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot, which has taken place in Austin for 27 years running. Whether you opt for the 1-mile walk, the timed or untimed 5-mile run, or simply to volunteer, you can feel good about helping Caritas of Austin, which combats poverty, homelessness, and hunger in the city. If that doesn’t earn you an extra piece of pie, nothing does. It’s happening on Thanksgiving morning at the Long Center.