Meal Times

July 12-19

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

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

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

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. austinsixthstreet@savoryspiceshop.com

BASTILLE DAY AT CIPOLLINA Chef Daniel Hunt has created a special $30, four-course menu for Bastille Day that will be available in addition to regular offerings. Sat., July 14, 5-10:30pm. (2012) Cipollina, 1213 West Lynn, 512/477-5211. www.cipollina-austin.com

BASTILLE DAY FETE Artisan Bistro's annual Bastille Day celebration always includes delicious food and wine, live music, plus family-friendly games and entertainment. The bistro's French country buffet is $15 per person (free for kids under 12), and other food vendors will be on-site. Sat., July 14, 5-10pm. (2012) Artisan Bistro, Patisserie & Boulangerie, 900 RR 620 S. Ste. C-107, Lakeway, 512/263-8728. www.artisanbistroaustin.com

COOKING CLASS WITH CHEF SARA MOULTON Respected TV chef Sara Moulton shares memories of her years working alongside Julia Child while preparing a light meal of classic French dishes. The class is $15 for standing room only, followed by a book signing. Sat., July 14, 11am-1pm. (2012) Faraday's Kitchen Store, 12918 Shops Parkway #540, 512/266-5666. www.faradayskitchenstore.com

GLUTEN-FREE BAKING DEMO BY KAREN MORGAN Blackbird Bakery owner and cookbook author Karen Morgan presents a free gluten-free baking demonstration in the store. Sat., July 14, 1-3pm. (2012) Williams-Sonoma Great Hills, 9722 Great Hills Trail #150, 512/231-1813.

MEAT & GREET AT MEAT HOUSE AVERY RANCH The Meat House chain celebrates the opening of a second Austin location with family-friendly activities and tastings of organic, all-natural meats, exotic game meats, fresh fish, prepared meals, artisan cheeses, and bakery items. Sat., July 14, noon-4pm. (2012) Meat House Avery Ranch, 10621 W. Parmer Lane, Suite 103, 432-5553.

HALF WAY TO NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATION Trento hosts their first annual half-year party with live music by Sound of AM, refreshing St. Germain cocktails handcrafted by brand ambassador David Alan, half-off on selected bottles of wine, and special half-priced bar menu items and pizzas. Tue., July 17, 7-10pm. (2012) Trento CLOSED. www.trento360.com

BOOK SIGNING WITH CHEF MARCUS SAMUELSSON Chef/restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson will sign copies of his new memoir, Yes, Chef at the Central Market Cooking School. $20 reservation for the book signing includes a copy of the book. Wed., July 18, 4-6pm. (2012) Central Market North, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1000. www.centralmarket.com

ZAX CUSTOMER APPRECIATION PARTY Zax owners Mike Baldwin and Jeffrey Lynd thank their loyal patrons for sharing nine years of serious food, great beer, and stylish wines with a customer appreciation party offering specially priced menu items and $3 select draft beers. Wed., July 18, 4-10pm. (2012) Zax Restaurant & Bar, 312 Barton Springs Rd., 512/481-0100. www.zaxaustin.com

CLASSES AT CON' OLIO Con' Olio introduces guests to high-quality extra virgin olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars in classes at their new Downtown outlet: Olive oils for $19.99 on Thursday, July 19, 7pm and balsamic vinegars for $29.99 on Thursday, July 26, 7pm. 215 Lavaca, 495-1559. www.conolios.com

GUEST APPRECIATION ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Owner Willie Abraham invites friends and fans of the restaurant to drop by for a specially priced $6.95 per person buffet to celebrate the restaurant's first anniversary. Thu., July 19, (2012) Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine, 12407 MoPac N., 512/837-4444. www.tajmahalaustin.com

JAK-STYLE TAILGATE PREVIEW PARTY Chef Jack Gilmore invites you to check out his new Round Rock location and meet some of the farmers who will supply it. Take hard-hat tours of the new outlet and enjoy food from the grill, cold beverages, and peach cobbler with Amy's Ice Cream. Thu., July 19, 4-6pm. (2012) 2500 Hoppe Trail, Round Rock.

SUMMER HARVEST FESTIVAL The award-winning winery celebrates its 35th anniversary with a month-long harvest festival of fabulous weekend activities. Check out the event schedule at www.messinahof.com and reserve online or by phone. July 26-Aug. 19 Messina Hof Winery and Resort, 4545 Old Reliance, Bryan, 979/778-9463.


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