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
ROGNESS BREWERY GRAND OPENING Bring your ID, some sunscreen, and a camp chair to the grand opening of Rogness Brewing Company, where we'll be sampling six different beers, including Rattler Pale Ale. Ticket price includes a tour of the brewery and a limited edition glass for sampling. Food trucks and craft sodas will be for sale. Well-behaved children are welcome at no charge. Sat., July 7, noon-3pm & 4-7pm Rogness Brewing Company, 2400 Patterson Industrial Dr., Pflugerville, 512/670-2537. www.rogness-grand-opening.whindo.com
MEAT & GREET REGIONAL ROULETTE The Volstead Lounge presents the second installment of its Meat & Greet regional roulette featuring a Greek-style lamb roast prepared by pitmaster Justin "Junebug" Spencer paired with ouzo, Metaxa, and a variety of Greek beers and wines. This event is free and open to the public. Mon., July 9, 8pm. (2012) Volstead Lounge, 1500 E. Sixth, 512/680-0532. www.facebook.com
AVIARY LOUNGE SANGRIA NIGHT Beat the heat with a pitcher of homemade red wine sangria ($30) and a selection of our meat and cheese plates ($10 and up) while doing a little shopping. Tue., July 10, 6-10pm. (2012) Aviary Lounge, 2110-C S. Lamar, 512/916-4445. www.aviarydecor.com
BABY-FOOD MAKING CLASS The market plays host to Whirled Peas Baby Food, with Hilary Simon presenting a free class in which both new and experienced parents can learn to make their own baby food. Tue., July 10, 11am. (2012) SFC Farmers' Market at YMCA, 5315 Ed Bluestein.
ASTI LOBSTERFEST Celebrate an annual summer tradition with a three-course family-style feast including a Caprese salad, a lobster entree, and watermelon granita for dessert. Reserve by phone or online. Thu.-Sat., July 12-14 Asti, 408-C E. 43rd, 512/451-1218. www.astiaustin.com
HOT SPOTS, COOL DRINKS Three teams of chefs and mixologists will create dishes from hot climates paired with cool cocktails at this rooftop event where guests will vote on their favorite pairing. Thu., July 12, 7:30-10pm. (2012) Austin Museum of Art – Downtown, 823 Congress, 512/495-9224. $20 ($15 for AMOA members). www.amoa.org
BASTILLE DAY FOOD & WINE CELEBRATION Enjoy French-inspired dishes paired with some of the country's most distinctive varietals chosen by the Austin Wine Merchant. $40; reserve by phone or email. Fri., July 13, 6:30pm. (2012) Savory Spice Shop, 1201 W. Sixth, 524-1093. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
JAZZ BRUNCH Live jazz accompanies this bimonthly brunch buffet held in the hotel's courtyard lounge. $3 mimosas. Sat., March 1 - Sat., May 24, 10am-2pm, 10am-2pm, 10am-2pm, 10am-2pm, 10am-2pm, 10am-2pm. Hotel San Jose, 1316 S. Congress, 512/444-7322. www.sanjosehotel.com