Al Fuego

Al Fuego is Hot Luck’s main event: a live-action, flame-fueled celebration of open-air cooking styles — from Texas to Thailand. We coax the chefs to kick it casual (not that hard) and cook what they might for friends in their own backyards. We set them up with the best meats, the coldest beer, and Aaron Franklin might even build them a specialty cooker. It’s the entire reason Hot Luck exists: To celebrate the fare rarely seen at large events: the obsessively prepared, passionately executed, inspiring food that chefs love to eat.

The Lineup

Abe Conlon - Fat Rice

Alon Shaya – Saba

Andrew Wiseheart - Contigo

Austin Rocconi – Hotel Ella

Bryan Butler & Ben Runkle – Salt & Time

Chris Bianco – Pizzeria Bianco

Doug Adams – Bullard

Fermin Nunez & Sam Hellman-Mass – Suerte

Gabe Erales – Comedor

Greg & Gabi Denton – Ox

Jason Stude – East Austin Hotel

Jeremiah Stone – Contra

Kevin Fink – Emmer & Rye

Laura Sawicki – Launderette

Max Snyder – Pitchfork Pretty

Philip Speer – Comedor

Sarah Heard & Nathan Lemley – Foreign & Domestic

Sarah Kramer & Sarah Hymanson – Kismet

Steve McHugh – Cured

Tatsu Aikawa – Kemuri Tatsu-ya

Tyson Cole – Uchi

Zach Hunter – The Brewer's Table


This event is from 7:00 PM–10:00 PM and is available a la carte. Whole Enchilada Ticket Package purchasers will be granted early access at 6:30 PM.

$215 per Ticket

Price covers food and refreshments. 21 and over only.

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Very Important Parking Information:

Parking for this event will be at Akins High School Parking Lot. The PARKING LOT ENTRANCE will be located at 10801 Old San Antonio Rd, Austin, TX 78748. There will be signage directing you to the parking location. There is NO PARKING at the Ranch. A complimentary shuttle bus will be provided from the High School to the Ranch.

*Please note that the parking lot entrance address is different from the Akins High School address.

VERY IMPORTANT RIDE SHARING INFORMATION: If you are using a ride-sharing service to drop you off at the event, your driver MUST drop you off and pick you up at Akins High School Parking Lot located at 10801 Old San Antonio Rd, Austin, TX 78748. There will be signage directing your driver to the drop off location. There is NO DROP OFF OR PICK UP at the Ranch. A complimentary shuttle bus will be provided from the High School to the Ranch.

*Please note that the parking lot drop off address is different from the Akins High School address.

VERY IMPORTANT ATTIRE INFORMATION: The event will be held outdoors in a grass field at the Ranch. Please plan your attire and footwear accordingly (i.e. high heels and dress shoes are STRONGLY DISCOURAGED).

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