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August 23-29

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

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION LUCKY DRAW Andiamo commemorates eight successful years in business by offering loyal customers the opportunity to win a bottle of Bressan Pinot Nero ($70 value) in a lucky drawing. Fill out a Lucky Draw card or drop off a business card at the restaurant between now and Aug. 31. Winner will be announced Sept. 10. Andiamo Ristorante, 2521 Rutland, 512/719-3377. www.andiamoitaliano.com

GRAPE STOMP & HARVEST FESTIVAL Enjoy two Saturdays of festivities that include grape-stomping, vineyard tours, special reserve wine tastings, barbecue lunches on the patio, and chef cooking demos paired with luncheons. Full details and reservation info online. Sat., Aug. 18 & 25, 11am-5pm Fall Creek Vineyards, 1820 CR 222, Tow, 325/379-5361. www.fcv.com

TOUR DE VIN The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas presents a globe-trotting culinary showcase with dishes from top Austin chefs paired with a selection of wines from around the world. $60 for members; $80 for the general public at www.winefoodfoundation.org. Fri., Aug. 24, 6:30-9:30pm. (2012) W Hotel, 200 Lavaca, 512/542-3600. www.whotelaustin.com

GLUTEN-FREE SUMMER PIZZAS Gluten-free baking expert Karen Morgan demonstrates the preparation of gluten-free summer pizzas. Sat., Aug. 25, 1-3pm. (2012) Williams-Sonoma Great Hills, 9722 Great Hills Trail #150, 512/231-1813.

HATCH CHILE RECIPE COMPETITION Central Market's Hatch Chile Festival culminates with seven finalists preparing their chile dishes at the South store on Sat., Aug. 25 at 3pm and at the North store on Sun., Aug. 26 at 4pm. A panel of celebrity judges will evaluate creativity, taste, and presentation; prizes will be awarded. Central Market South, 4477 S. Lamar; Central Market North, 4001 N. Lamar.

OLIVE OIL PAIRING DINNER WITH AUTHOR TOM MUELLER This evening will include a five-course Interior Mexican menu paired with extra virgin olive oils selected by Con' Olio owner Jeff Conarko and wines chosen by Fonda San Miguel Sommelier Brad Sharp. Author Tom Mueller will discuss his book Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil. $85, all inclusive; reserve by phone. Sat., Aug. 25, 7:30pm. (2012) Fonda San Miguel, 2330 W. North Loop, 512/459-4121. www.fondasanmiguel.com

MONTHLY WINE DINNER WITH SOMMELIER PIER MANNA Enjoy a four-course Italian meal paired with wine for $45 per person. Reserve by phone. Tue., Aug. 28, 7pm. (2012) Andiamo Ristorante, 2521 Rutland, 512/719-3377. www.andiamoitaliano.com

OSKAR BLUES BEER DINNER Enjoy a five-course meal paired with beers from Colorado's Oskar Blues. $65 per person; reserve by phone. Tue., Aug. 28, 6-10pm. (2012) 24 Diner, 600 N. Lamar, 512/472-5400. www.24diner.com

13TH ANNIVERSARY BREWER'S DINNER The evening will include a tour of the brewery, a five-course meal paired with some of our best handcrafted brews, and guests will take home a NXNW logo pint glass. Reserve by phone. Wed., Aug. 29, 7pm. (2012) North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery, 10010 Capital of TX Hwy. N., 512/467-6969. $49. www.nxnwbrew.com

50 SHADES OF RED PARTY Inspired by this summer's hottest read, Sullivan's is throwing a party complete with a red carpet, red appetizers and $6 specialty red cocktails, hot tunes, and exciting raffle prizes, plus the opportunity to have pictures taken in your red outfits with Fifty Shades of Grey character look-alikes. Fri., Aug. 31, 7-10pm. (2012) Sullivan's Steakhouse, 300 Colorado #200, 512/495-6504. www.sullivansteakhouse.com

MARFA DIALOGUES Attend a free three-day symposium where artists, performers, entrepreneurs, scientists, and writers such as Michael Pollan participate in conversations about climate change and sustainability. Check out the program online. Fri.-Sun., Aug. 31-Sept. 2 Marfa Ballroom, 108 E. San Antonio St.,, Marfa. www.ballroommarfa.org

Ongoing

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