Meal Times

June 28-July 4

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

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

BURGERS 'N BLUES WITH WINE FLIGHT FIGHT Enjoy music by the Red, White and Blues Boys on the winery's mist-cooled patio while guest chef Joanne Bondy fires up burgers on the grill and guest sommeliers Jane Nickles and Shields T. Hood conduct a special battle of the palates or flight fight tasting. The event is free but lunch reservations are necessary; adults $19, kids 11 and younger, $10. Sat., June 30, noon-2pm. (2012) Fall Creek Vineyards, 1820 CR 222, Tow, 325/379-5361. www.fcv.com

GROW TOGETHER INTERNATIONAL COOK-OFF Sample cuisines from around the world as international cooks from the refugee community compete for prizes and recognition at this cook-off sponsored by Grow Together. Live music; $10 suggested donation. Sat., June 30, 6-9:30pm. (2012) Capitol Village Apartments, 6855 Hwy. 290 E.. www.grow-together.org

ROYAL FIG ARTISAN DINNER SERIES Chef Dan Stacy continues the artisan dinner series with a a multicourse meal featuring cheeses created by CKC Farms, located in Blanco. Reserve by phone or email. Sat., June 30, 6pm. (2012) Royal Fig Harvest Room, 4238 Bee Caves Rd., 739-3233. $65, BYOB. harvestroom@royalfig.com, www.royalfig.com

REPUBLIC TEQUILA TASTING Sample cocktails and wine-a-ritas made with Republic Tequila and their exclusive line of spirit blends while shopping for chocolate strawberries, wine and liqueur-filled chocolates, and their new Purple Heart chocolates in honor of military veterans. Register for a chance to win some Republic Tequila or tequila-filled chocolates while you're there. Tue., July 3, 5-7pm; Wed., July 4, noon-2pm & 5-7pm Chocolat Quintessential Chocolates, 251 W. Main, Fredericksburg, 830/990-9382. www.chocolat-tx.us

BECKER VINEYARDS FOURTH OF JULY CHILI COOK-OFF Becker Vineyards and the Chili Appreciation Society International host the annual Chili Cook-off to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Greater Fredericksburg. This year's event features both chili and salsa competitions as well as wine tastings and live music. Entry fee for chili competitors is $20, $10 for salsa makers. Contact Alan Dean at 512/567-2835 to enter. Guests can enjoy 10 chili samples for $5. Sampling begins at 11am until the chili runs out; judging at 2pm. Wed., July 4, 10am-5pm. (2012) Becker Vineyards, 464 Becker Farms Rd., Stonewall, 800/946-9463. www.beckervineyards.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 Mar bar and brunch menu every home game day. Complimentary party bus to tailgates. Aug. 30, Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Oct. 18, Nov. 8, Nov. 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. Aug. 30, Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Oct. 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