Austin Restaurants Salute the Life of Betty White with Charitable Events


Whether you knew her for her iconic role as Rose Nylund on *Golden Girls* or from her irreverent appearances in movies and sitcoms later in life, Betty White was a legend. The whole world mourned her loss when she died this past New Year’s Eve at the age of 99.

To celebrate what would have been White’s 100th birthday, Austin, Texas restaurants are planning events that honor both the late actor’s notable life as well as a cause close to her heart—animals.

House Wine, a south Austin bar, is giving a nod to the actor’s Golden Girls character by hosting a Rosé Nylan benefit on January 17. The bar will be serving rosé from Casa Santos Lima, a winery in Portugal. Five dollars from each sale will go towards supporting the nonprofit Austin Pets Alive.

On Austin’s eastside, La Barbecue, a restaurant specializing in Central Texas barbecue, is throwing a 100th birthday party for White on January 17 from 4:30 to 9 p.m. The barbecue joint will be serving pickled martinis and hot dogs with all merchandise proceeds going to Austin Pets Alive.

Finally, in Austin’s Bouldin Creek neighborhood, bakery Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop has created the Golden Girl, a French custard cupcake topped by a macaron. The cupcake is being sold for a limited time with all proceeds going to support Austin Pets Alive.

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