Recap: Our ACL Festival Gourmet Happy Hours

El Alma

Each day during both weekends of this year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival, we gathered an all-star cast of top area chefs to whip up delicious bites for our daily Gourmet Happy Hours in the VIP Grove. The literal buffet of small plates brought the best of the Austin FOOD & WINE Festival to the music-loving crowd, introducing them to the chefs and their inventive dishes. From Contigo, Lucy’s Fried Chicken, Lenoir and Fresa’s to Arcade Midtown Kitchen, El Alma and Searsucker, a range of top restaurants joined in on the fun!


Ben Edgerton, Contigo | James Holmes, Lucy’s Fried Chicken

White Bean Purée, Caponata & Micro Basil Chalupas (Jason Dady) | Goat Cheese Mousse Chalupas (Jason Dady)

H-E-B Cafe Mueller’s Gourmet Sliders | Brain Fritter w/ Bone Marrow Aioli on Sesame Profiterole, Olivia