Hot Dish Radio: Chef Damien Brockway of Distant Relatives + Valentine’s Day in Austin

Posted on: February 7, 2021
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Honoring Black History Month, HDR featured upcoming concept, Distant Relatives. Chef Damien Brockway traces foodways of the African diaspora through barbecue at his spot in the historical Rosewood neighborhood of East Austin. Conceived from a conversation with a fellow cook a few years back, he has launched a concept that will forever change Austin’s culinary landscape. Dishes will explore his West African heritage. For more information and to learn more, you can visit their Instagram page or their website (coming soon).

Austin restaurants, bars and artisans are cooking up ways to honor your loved ones this Valentine’s Day.

For the wine lovers, CL Butaud and Wine for The People are offering up tastings at their new Texas Ava Tasting Room all weekend long.

The Carpenter Hotel is offering up a special dinner for 2 to delight all of the sense. Guests can also opt for staying the night with full staycation vibes.

Emmer & Rye has their dining room open for a romantic meal but their take-out option is definitely getting some buzz. They have transformed their cacio e pepe into a fondue for you to enjoy at home.

Olamaie may still have their dining room closed but their kitchen is closed offering up a wonderful meal for two and a dessert trio with beverage pairings. To learn more, visit their site.

Srsly Chocolate offers their sustainably sourced chocolate all year round and for Valentine’s Day they are offering up the “Love Bar” and box of 12 bon bons with flavors like aged, brandied cherry and white chocolate.

And the Austin Food & Wine Alliance is hosting an online bake sale to showcase local restaurants, bakers and bars with an array of treats and cocktails for your loved ones.

For those wanting to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

Daijoubu Pop Up is celebrating with a Year of the Ox box. Inside the box one will find a handful of AAPI owned small businesses to give you all the food and drink (and surprise treats) for you to celebrate at home. Learn more on their Instagram page