Meal Times

Jo's Chili Cook-Off

Jo's seventh annual cook-off offers a two-step dance competition, plenty of chili tastings from competitors, plus live music from Jeff Hughes & Chaparral and the Jo's House Band. Cool prizes and plenty of fun, all to benefit the People's Community Clinic. noon-3pm. $10 for dance contest, $20 chili-tasting.

Jo's Coffee, 1300 S. Congress, 382-9017


Somms Under Fire


The Driskill Hotel, 604 Brazos, 327-7555


VINclusive! Weekend Retreat

Enjoy a weekend filled with five meals complemented by wines, hands-on workshops on vine pruning and wine blending, and deluxe accommodations at the resort. Reserve online or by phone. Fri.-Sun., Jan. 25-27. $900 per couple.

Messina Hof Winery and Resort, 4545 Old Reliance, Bryan, 979/778-9463

Vintner Dinner at Hill Top Cafe

Proprietors Johnny and Brenda Nicholas welcome winery owners Dr. Richard and Bunny Becker for a four-course dinner created to pair with Becker wines. Reserve by phone. 5:30pm. $75.

Hill Top Cafe, 10661 Hwy. 87 N., Fredericksburg, 830/997-8922