Meal Times

June 21-27

SUMMER OF '79 From Memorial Day through Labor Day, Sullivan's Steakhouse offers three-course dinners. Sullivan's Steakhouse, 300 Colorado #200, 512/495-6504. $79 three course dinner for 2. www.sullivansteakhouse.com

WAY OUT WINERIES SUMMER COOK-OFF ROAD TRIP The 11 Way Out Wineries at the top of the Hill Country present a summer cook-off road trip with wine tastings and chef-prepared dishes at every stop on the trail. One $25 ticket gets you into all participating wineries. Fri., June 22 - Sun., June 24, 10am-6pm, noon-5pm. (2012) Alamosa Wine Cellars, 677 CR 430, Bend, 325/628-3313. www.wayoutwineries.com

AUSTIN BUG FESTIVAL Alan Davison and Marjory Wildcraft host this fascinating event where you'll need a good appetite and an adventurous palate to participate. Bring your own bugs, what you'd like to drink, and regular food for the potluck dinner. Davison will grill and serve bugs and talk about the edibility and cooking of insects. Sat., June 23, 5:30pm. (2012) Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Rd., 512/974-6700. $5 (kids, free). www.austintexas.gov/department/zilker-metropolitan-park

HOW OUR FOOD GROWS PAGEANT Elementary school children participating in the Theater Action Project will present a puppet pageant and parade celebrating How Our Food Grows during the Downtown Farmers' Market followed by a watermelon eating and seed spitting contest. Sat., June 23, 9:30am. (2012) SFC Farmers' Market Downtown, Fourth & Guadalupe, 512/236-0074. www.sfcfarmersmarket.org

JAZZ BY STARLIGHT The Hill Country Pasta House and Lake Travis Liquors present an evening of jazz with the River City Trio and special guest Courtney McAdams in the restaurant's Rosemary Hall. Beer, wine, and food service will be available. Sat., June 23, 7:30pm. (2012) Hill Country Pasta House, 3519 FM 620 N., 512/266-9445. www.hillcountrypasta.com

ROOTS MUSIC CONCERT & DINNER The Roots music series continues with an evening of Swing performed by the Lucky Strikes, the Border Bootleggers, and the Nash Hernandez Orchestra on the grounds of the Pioneer Museum. Dinner will be served by the Longhorn Street Cafe ($10) and beer, wine, and sodas will be for sale. Adults, $12; kids free. Sat., June 23, 5:30pm. (2012) Gillespie County Historical Society, 312 W. San Antonio St., Fredericksburg, 830/997-2835. www.pioneermuseum.com

SLOW FOOD YOUNG CHEFS COOKING CLASS SERIES Slow Food Austin hosts the Young Chefs Cooking Class Series at the Central Market Cooking School. Students 7-12 must be accompanied by an adult and will learn basic skills such as shopping, prepping, cooking, and cleaning up. $20 cost per class includes ingredients and recipes plus the potential to win door prizes. 9am-noon Central Market North Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, 206-1014. www.centralmarket.com

DRISKILL ACADEMY Think of the Driskill Academy as Hogwarts, but boozier when they offer a Tequila 101 tasting and dinner with cocktail pairings by Christina Valenzueala, Scott Ota, and Nathan Prater. Call to make reservations. Wed., June 27, 7:30pm. (2012) Driskill Grill, 604 Brazos, 474-5911. $65. www.driskillgrill.com

HOMESWEET HOMEGROWN BOOK SIGNING Blogger and author Robyn Jasko and illustrator Jenn Biggs will sign copies of their book, Homesweet Homegrown, at an end of tomato season celebration on the grounds of Springdale Farm. $15 covers the cost of a signed book, a garden-inspired cocktail, and food samples presented by Source Catering. Wed., June 27, 6-8pm. (2012) Springdale Farm, 755 Springdale, 512/386-8899. springdale.ticketbud.com/homesweethome

JOHN T. EDGE BOOK SIGNING Southern Foodways Alliance director and award winning food writer John T. Edge will discuss the Austin trailer food scene and sign copies of the Food Truck Cookbook - 150 Recipes and Ramblings from America's Best Restaurants on Wheels (Workman, $18.95). Come hungry, because some of the Austin food trucks featured in the book will be on hand. Wed., June 27, 7pm. (2012) BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar, 512/472-5050. www.bookpeople.com

SPANISH WINES & TAPAS Representatives of Tapeña will be pouring a selection of Spanish wines paired with complementary tapas for your tasting pleasure. Thu., June 28, 5-7pm. (2012) Roaring Fork, 701 Congress, 512/583-0000. www.roaringfork.com

BALSAMIC VINEGAR & CHEESE PAIRING CLASS Jeff Conarko of Con' Olio Oils & Vinegars will moderate a tasting of aged balsamic vinegars from Modena, Italy, paired with select cheeses in a class at the Whole Foods Market Culinary Center. $25 per person; reserve at 542-2340. Fri., June 29, 6pm. (2012) Whole Foods Market, 525 N. Lamar, 512/476-1206. www.wholefoodsmarket.com

EATING WELL WITH A BUSY LIFE Chef Andrew Brooks' summer cooking class series at Spirited Food Co. kicks off with a simple and delicious dinner menu. Admission includes dinner and drinks. Reserve by phone or email. Fri., June 29, 6-8pm. (2012) Spirited Food Co., 1208 W. Fourth, 844-1833. $50. chefandrew@spiritedfood.com, www.spiritedfood.com


SPAGHETTI WESTERN NIGHTS Art Blondin will serve up all-you-can-eat spaghetti with rib sauce and garlic bread for $9.95 along with free shows by Western Swing or Blue Grass bands on Wednesday evenings. Wed., July 18, 6-10pm. (2012) Jax Neighborhood Cafe CLOSED. www.jaxjoint.com

SFC EAST FARMERS' MARKET Tuesdays, 3pm-7pm Corner of MLK & Miriam. www.sfcfarmersmarket.org

SFC FARMERS' MARKET AT THE TRIANGLE Wednesdays, 3-7pm Triangle Park, 4700 N. Lamar, 512/452-1404. www.sfcfarmersmarket.org

SFC SUNSET VALLEY FARMERS' MARKET Saturdays, 9am-1pm Toney Burger Activity Center, 3200 Jones, 512/414-2096. www.sfcfarmersmarket.org

SFC DOWNTOWN FARMERS’ MARKET Saturdays, 9am-1pm Republic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe, 512/974-6700. www.sfcfarmersmarket.org

BARTON CREEK FARMERS' MARKET Saturdays, 9am-1pm Barton Creek Square, 2901 Capital of TX Hwy. S., 512/327-7040. www.bartoncreekfarmersmarket.org

MUELLER FARMERS MARKET Sundays, 10am-2pm Mueller Hangar, 4550 Mueller Blvd. www.texasfarmersmarket.org

HOPE FARMERS' MARKET Sundays, 11am-3pm Plaza Saltillo, 401 Comal, 512/727-8363. www.hopefarmersmarket.org

CEDAR PARK FARMERS MARKET Saturdays, 9am-1pm Lakeline Mall, 11200 Lakeline Mall Dr., Cedar Park, 512/257-8500. www.texasfarmersmarket.org/cedar-park

LONE STAR FARMERS MARKET Sundays, 10am-2pm Shops at the Galleria, Shops Parkway, off Highway 71, Bee Cave. www.lonestarfarmersmarket.com

BLUEBONNET FARMERS’ MARKET Sundays, 11am-3pm 2323 S. Lamar. www.bartoncreekfarmersmarket.org

DRINK LOCAL HAPPY HOUR Local brews for cheap. What better way to prepare for hump day? Tuesdays, 5-7pm Contigo, 2027 Anchor, 512/614-2260. $2 pints. www.contigoaustin.com

JAZZ BRUNCH Live jazz accompanies this bimonthly brunch buffet held in the hotel's courtyard lounge. $3 mimosas. Second and fourth Saturdays of the month, 10am-2pm Hotel San Jose, 1316 S. Congress, 512/852-2360. www.sanjosehotel.com

TOKYO HAPPY HOUR BRUNCH Check out the new Tokyo Brunch menu on weekends where made-from-scratch Japanese dishes are paired with sake cocktails. Enjoy happy hour prices from 10-11:30am at brunch during an introductory period. Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen, 1303 S. Congress, 512/444-8081. www.luckyrobotrestaurant.com

BOGGY CREEK FARM FARM STAND Wednesdays & Saturdays, 8am-1pm Boggy Creek Farm, 3414 Lyons, 512/926-4650. www.boggycreekfarm.com

SPRINGDALE FARM FARM STAND Wednesdays & Saturdays, 9am-1pm Springdale Farm, 755 Springdale, 512/386-8899. www.springdalefarmaustin.com

LONGHORN BREAKFAST CLUB Bloody Mary bar and brunch menu every home game day. Complimentary party bus to tailgates. Oct. 4 & 18, Nov. 8 & 27 J Black's, 710-B W. Sixth, 512/433-6954. www.jblacks.com

TAILGATE ON THE LAWN Three hours prior to UT football kickoff time, Hotel Ella serves up food, brews, and cocktails, plus shuttle service to and from the stadium. Oct. 4 & 18, Nov. 8 Hotel Ella, 1900 Rio Grande, 512/495-1800. $50. www.hotelella.com

JAZZ BRUNCH Live jazz, $3 mimosas, and a brunch buffet. Sept. 20, Sept. 27, Oct. 18, Oct. 25, Nov. 15, Nov. 22 Hotel San Jose, 1316 S. Congress, 512/852-2360. $24. www.sanjosehotel.com

HOLIDAY FAVORITES AT CENTRAL MARKET’S COOKING SCHOOL An array of holiday-themed cooking classes. Sun., Nov. 2, (2014) Central Market North Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1014. centralmarket.turnstilesystems.com/LocationDetail.aspx/AustinNorthLamar

COMMUNITY TABLE AT UCHI Enter a lottery to attend a community table at Uchi. Tue., Nov. 25, (2014) Uchi, 801 S. Lamar, 512/916-4808. austin@uchirestaurants.com, uchiaustin.com

12 DAYS OF DESSERTS Each dinner features desserts themed for a day in the classic song. Through Dec. 24 LaV, 1501 E. Seventh, 512/391-1888. www.lavaustin.com

HOTEL SAN JOSE'S BAVARIAN NIGHTS Tue., Dec. 16, (2014) Hotel San Jose, 1316 S. Congress, 512/852-2360. www.sanjosehotel.com