Restaurants and bars around the city will celebrate Bastille Day on July 14.
West Sixth Street bistro Arro will serve half-price glasses and bottles of rosé and a $10 chef’s board that includes a selection of housemade charcuterie, French cheese, seasonal accoutrements, and a brioche made especially for the occasion. 601 W. Sixth St. 512-992-2776, arroaustin.com.
Chez Nous, Austin’s charming French home adjacent to Dirty Sixth, will have its annual Bastille Day dinner with special entrees in addition to the regular menu. 510 Neches St. 512-473-2413, ChezNousAustin.com.
Easy Tiger baker David Norman will create a brioce especially for Bastille Day. It will only be available on July 14. People can order the bread at the restaurant or purchase at the bakery to take home for their own parties. 709 E. Sixth St. 512-614-4972, EasyTigerAustin.com.
Provencal-inspired restaurant LaV celebrates Bastille Day in their East Seventh Street. The party in the garden adjacent to the restaurant will feature an open bar and menu of charcuterie, cheese plates, sandwiches, snacks and desserts available for purchase from the Say LaV trailer. There will also be free passed appetizers from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door, and ticket price includes open bar and two dinner items from Say LaV. A portion of the proceeds for the event, which will feature live music from 80s cover band Thunderpants, will benefit the Wimberley Relief Fund. For tickets, call 512-391-1888 or email email@example.com. 1501 E. 7th St. 512-391-1888, lavaustin.com.
La Madeleine Country French Café will give guests a free mini Liberté Tart. The tart is layered with blueberries, whipped cream and raspberries – representing the blue, white and red of the French flag. Find out more at LaMadeleine’s Facebook page.
Warehouse District restaurant/bar Peche celebrates with $5 absinthe specials all night (starting at 4 p.m.), plus specials on French-inspired dishes like pork rillette, leek and bacon quiche, salad Lyonnaise, friture frit (fried white bait) with garlic aioli, and a combo platter with brains and toast, boudin noir and bone marrow. 208 W. Fourth St. 512-494-4011, PecheAustin.com.
Texas French Bread will serve a trio of $7 specials at dinner on July 14. The cozy neighborhood bakery and bistro will serve $7 glasses of rosé, $7 bowls of mussels, and $7 orders of frites. Dinner will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 2900 Rio Grande St. 512-499-0544, TexasFrenchBread.com.
Hyde Park wine bar and bistro Vino Vino will serve their wildly popular moules-frites (mussels & fries, white wine, tarragon, and aioli), regularly $14, for $7. They will also serve bouillabaisse for $22. 4119 Guadalupe St. 512-465-9282, vinovinoaustin.com.
Justine’s will throw Austin’s wildest Bastille Day party. The East Austin revelers and Francophiles are throwing what they call a Punk Rock Revolution. The night will feature music from trailblazing 70s French punk rock band Métal Urbain and San Antonio band Pinata Protest, and DJ music and spoken word from Jello Biafra, former lead singer of San Francisco punk band the Dead Kennedys. The event will also have an art installation from Los Angeles artist Emily Hughes, handmade t-shirts, and a red-white-and-blue Holi powder photo booth. The party runs from 8:30 p.m. until 2 a.m. No word on food or drink specials. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. More information and tickets here. 4710 E. Fifth St. 512-385-2900, Justines1937.com.
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