First Course: Mozie's turns 5, Fat Monday at Feast and new Quarry Farmers Market vendors

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They grow up so fast. Mozie’s Bar and Grill (1601 Hunter) is turning five on Sunday, February 23 and throwing a ‘Gimme Five’ celebration. Mozie’s is serving up their slider plate for $5 for one day only. The cheddar cheese topped mini burgers are served super greasy with skinny fries or potato chips.

Speaking of delicious, Feast (1024 S Alamo) is having another guest chef dinner planned for Monday, March 3 a.k.a Lundi Gras Fat Monday. What better way to spend it than with Pieter Sypesteyn of Where Y’ At Food Truck and some good grub? While the menu is still in the works, expect to find Sypesteyn's take on Cajun and Creole cooking in family style serving sizes. Tickets are tentatively priced at $60. Cocktail hour starts at 6; dinner at 7:30 p.m. This will likely be the last guest chef dinner as chef Stefan Bowers will focus a new project at The St. Anthony Hotel.

If you’re more of a morning person, visit the Quarry Farmers Market (255 E Basse) on Sunday morning and try the newest additions to the foodie festivities. Quarry Farmers has taken on an international theme covering fine cuisine from Spain, China, Germany, Chile, Venezuela, Mexico, Korea and India.

Peaceful Pork from Loncito Cartwright, otherwise known as the “lamb guru,” offers pork cuts from nose-to-tail. But if sausage is what you’re looking for then try La Mancha Specialties which has three kinds of authentic Spanish chorizo available fresh or dried. For the sweet tooth, pick up a container of Mother Culture yogurt which uses raw milk to make Michelle’s greek yogurt in several varieties all available with raw, local honey. Which makes this guilt free right? Oh Kimchi Austin has made it’s way to the Alamo City and so has its authentic Korean kimchi in half a dozen varieties. They sell out every week, so get that spicy goodness fast.

If you’ve got any food scoop email us at flavor (at) sacurrent (dot) com.

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