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By Hannah Morrow | April 17, 2017 | Culture
Have sushi with the Mayor or meet the new UT football coach at one of Toast of the Town's intimate, exclusive events.
Go ahead, pick your party. Instead of one big gala, the St. David’s Foundation offers a series of exclusive celebrations all over the city April 15–May 13 as part of its Toast of the Town fundraiser. The series comprises 20 uniquely intimate events, from wine tastings to a shooting gallery honky-tonk, all benefiting the St. David’s Neal Kocurek Scholarship program for Central Texas students (last year, Toast of the Town raised $1.5 million). Over the course of six weeks, there’s sure to be an event to please your philanthropic palate.
Buddy up to new head UT football coach Tom Herman at a Texas Stampede shindig (May 9) or give a warm welcome to Edith Royal, accompanied by Bevo XV and the Texas Cowboys, at a Westlake Hills backyard buffet (April 30). If you’re hungry for Austin’s finest, Uchi’s Chef Tyson Cole will serve his sashimi at the home of Mayor Steve Adler (May 1), and Chef David Bull of Second Bar + Kitchen will host a dinner on the terrace at the Archer Hotel at Domain Northside (May 11).
To feed your belly and your brain, skip the line at Franklin Barbeque with Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush (May 11), or chat with author Philipp Meyer about the AMC television show based on his epic Texas novel, The Son (May 4).
PHOTOGRAPHY BY STACEY HARRELL (ALL ABOUT AUSTIN, FESTIVAL OF INDIA); ROBERT GODWIN (CORDOVA QUARTET); MATTHEW FULLER (STUDIO 54)