Taste test girl scout cookie and whiskey pairings, meet the makers of Spokesman Coffee and more for South Austinites to do this weekend

Still Austin Whiskey is hosting a girl scout cookie and whiskey pairing event Feb. 18.

Still Austin Whiskey is hosting a girl scout cookie and whiskey pairing event Feb. 18.

Still Austin Whiskey Distillery is hosting a girl scout cookie and whiskey pairing Sunday. See the other events happening this weekend.


Friday, Feb. 16
Meet the makers of Spokesman Coffee
Visitors in attendance can meet Xavier Hamon and Hannah Stapleton, responsible for the making of Spokesman Coffee. Harmon and Stapleton have just returned from two weeks in Mexico filming "Gender Equity in Coffee- A Documentary."  Free.

5-7 p.m. Spokesman, 440 E. St. Elmo Road, Ste. A-2, Austin. 512-586-9657. www.spokesmancoffee.com






Saturday, Feb. 17
Peruse the SFC Sunset Valley Farmers’ Market
Every weekend in Sunset Valley the Sustainable Food Center hosts local farmers at a farmers market. Also included is a playground, live music, veggie sampling and food benefit programs. This week’s market will feature beef jerky company Old Gambler Jerky, local produce vendor Johnson’s Backyard Garden and a hippo paint party hosted by Hippo Home Insurance. Free.

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Toney Burger Center, 3200 Jones Road, Austin. 512-236-0074. www.sustainablefoodcenter.org






Learn to rest
The library offers free programs and workshops to help improve the health and well-being of patrons throughout the year. In this event series, professional rest encourager Carin Channing will guide guests through a restful state of mind. Free.

11 a.m.-noon. Manchaca Branch Library, 5500 Manchaca Road, Austin.
512-974-8700. www.library.austintexas.gov





Sunday, Feb. 18
Pair girl scout cookies with whiskey
Guests can choose a beverage while touring the distillery. A special cocktail menu was created that pairs the drink with a specific girl scout cookie. The event is for patrons 21 years of age and older. Emojis Grilled Cheese Bar Food Truck will also be on site. $10-$20.

3-5 p.m. Still Austin Whiskey Company, 440 E. St. Elmo Road, Austin. 512-276-2700. www.stillaustin.com




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