Food Events

Aug. 31-Sept. 5

Friday 31

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

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

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

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

Saturday 1

BECKER VINEYARDS GRAPE STOMP Celebrate the annual harvest by stomping grapes and leaving footprints on a souvenir T-shirt or enter the Lucy & the Italian Woman Costume Contest based on the classic I Love Lucy grape-stomping segment. Enjoy food vendors, live music, and wine tastings. Sat., Sept. 1, 10am-6pm; Sun., Sept. 2, noon-5pm Becker Vineyards, 464 Becker Farms Rd., Stonewall, 830/644-2681. www.beckervineyards.com

FALL CREEK VINEYARDS LABOR DAY GOURMET GETAWAY Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Fall Creek Vineyards with a gourmet getaway weekend. Enjoy a casual lunch on the vineyard patio on Saturday or Sunday ($17.50) or take a guided bus tour of the 100-foot Fall Creek Falls with fascinating historical commentary by rancher/winemaker Ed Auler complete with a gourmet picnic lunch. $42.50 per person for bus tour/picnic. RSVP for all events by phone. Sat.-Sun., Sept. 1-2, 11am-2pm Fall Creek Vineyards, 1820 CR 222, Tow, 325/379-5361. www.fcv.com

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

Sunday 2

BECKER VINEYARDS GRAPE STOMP Celebrate the annual harvest by stomping grapes and leaving footprints on a souvenir T-shirt or enter the Lucy & the Italian Woman Costume Contest based on the classic I Love Lucy grape-stomping segment. Enjoy food vendors, live music, and wine tastings. Sat., Sept. 1, 10am-6pm; Sun., Sept. 2, noon-5pm Becker Vineyards, 464 Becker Farms Rd., Stonewall, 830/644-2681. www.beckervineyards.com

FALL CREEK VINEYARDS LABOR DAY GOURMET GETAWAY Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Fall Creek Vineyards with a gourmet getaway weekend. Enjoy a casual lunch on the vineyard patio on Saturday or Sunday ($17.50) or take a guided bus tour of the 100-foot Fall Creek Falls with fascinating historical commentary by rancher/winemaker Ed Auler complete with a gourmet picnic lunch. $42.50 per person for bus tour/picnic. RSVP for all events by phone. Sat.-Sun., Sept. 1-2, 11am-2pm Fall Creek Vineyards, 1820 CR 222, Tow, 325/379-5361. www.fcv.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

NXNW 13TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY Help the owners and staff of NXNW celebrate 13 successful years in business at a party with a purpose featuring live musical entertainment, birthday cake, and plenty of beer. Proceeds go to Blue Dog Rescue. Sun., Sept. 2, 6pm. (2012) North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery, 10010 N. Capital of TX Hwy., 512/467-6969. $2 suggested donation. www.nxnwbrew.com

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

Monday 3

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

Tuesday 4

WINE ME DINE ME DINNER SERIES Winemaker Gianni Gagliardo is flying in from Italy to present his wines with the four-course Italian menu at the monthly wine dinner. Reserve by phone. Tue., Sept. 4, 6:30pm. (2012) Cafe Josie, 1200-B W. Sixth, 512/322-9226. $69, all inclusive. www.cafejosie.com

Wednesday 5

EDIBLE AUSTIN & PAPI TINO'S CHEF CHALLENGE DINNER SERIES This hip Eastside venue hosts talented students from four of Austin's top culinary education programs during the month of September in a Chef Challenge competition. Students prepare appetizer and entrée courses to be paired with Oaxacan mezcal and Papi Tino's will provides desserts. Admission gets you three courses with mezcal pairings and a signature cocktail. Buy tickets at www.facebook.com/events 199666736830125. Wednesdays in September, 7pm Papi Tino's CLOSED. $35. www.papitinos.com

Friday 7

FIFTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS Zhi Tea celebrates five years in business with a week of specials and events: free shipping, a blending party, tea happy hour, an afternoon tea preview, and private tasting party. Check their website for complete details and don't miss the big anniversary party with cocktails, mocktails, food, and more. Fri., Sept. 7, 7-10pm. (2012) Zhi Tea, 4607 Bolm, 888/944-4832. www.zhitea.com

VEGAN INDIAN COOKING CLASSES Cookbook author Anupy Singla presents two classes based on recipes from her new book, Vegan Indian Cooking, this weekend. Friday, $50; Saturday, $70. Reserve by phone or via email culinary.center@wholefoods.com. Fri., Sept. 7, 6:30pm; Sun., Sept. 9, 10am Whole Foods Market Culinary Center, 525 N. Lamar, 512/542-2340.

Ongoing

12 DAYS OF DESSERTS Each dinner features desserts themed for a day in the classic song. Through Dec. 24 laV. www.lavaustin.com

ACC’S BISTRO 3158 International cuisine from Austin Community College Culinary Arts students. Thursdays, 6pm ACC Eastview Campus, 3401 Webberville Rd, 512/223-5334. $22. www.austincc.edu/cularts/Bistro

AFTERNOON HIGH TEA Every Sunday afternoon, this Downtown cafe transforms into a Victorian tea room with plenty of brewed teas, dainty finger sandwiches, and delectable desserts. Hours by appointment. Sundays. Cafe Ruckus, 409 W. Second, 512/476-7825. $30. info@caferuckus.com, www.caferuckus.com

ALL-DAY HAPPY HOUR $9 selected saké carafes. Wednesdays, 11am-10pm. Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen, 1303 S. Congress, 512/444-8081. www.luckyrobotrestaurant.com

ALL-NIGHT HAPPY HOUR Tipsy Tuesday until 2am. Tue., Nov. 24 - Tue., March 1. Roosevelt Room, 307 W. Fifth, 512/494-4094. www.therooseveltroomatx.com

BANGER'S BIG BAND BRUNCH Don't fear the Manmosa. Sundays, 11am-3pm. Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden, 79 Rainey, 512/386-1656. www.bangersaustin.com

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

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

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

BOURBON MONTH Through Sept. 30 Opal Divine's, all locations. www.opaldivines.com

CHARCUTERIE AND CHEESE Tue., Dec. 8 & Thu., Dec. 10 Antonelli's Cheese House, 500 Park Blvd.. $60. www.antonellischeese.com

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

CULINARY CRAWLS Explore Austin's culinary scene with your fellow foodies. Thursdays, 6-8:30pm. www.austindetours.com

CULT MOVIE NIGHT Projected on the wall for maximum viewing every Monday. Mon., Nov. 23 - Mon., Feb. 29. Roosevelt Room, 307 W. Fifth, 512/494-4094. www.therooseveltroomatx.com

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

ESPRESSO HAPPY HOUR Get your morning buzz on with free espresso shots. Tuesdays, 10-11am. Thunderbird Cafe and Tap Room, 1401 Koenig, 512/420-8660. Free. www.fb.com/thunderbirdkoenig

HEIRLOOM TOMATO FESTIVAL Enjoy fresh-off-the-vine heirloom tomatoes. Through August 31. Crú Food & Wine Bar, both locations. www.cruawinebar.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

HOLIDAY PAIRINGS: HOW TO CELEBRATE WITH CHEESE Some of our most sought-after Winter seasonal cheeses. Tue., Nov. 17 - Thu., Dec. 17, 6:30-8:30pm. (2015) Antonelli's Cheese House, 4220 Duval St., 512/531-9610. $50. www.antonellischeese.com

HOPE FARMERS' MARKET Sundays, 11am-3pm. Plaza Saltillo, 412 Comal, 512/727-8363. www.hopefarmersmarket.org

HOTEL SAN JOSE'S BAVARIAN NIGHTS Tue., Dec. 16, (2014) Hotel San Jose, 1316 S. Congress, 512/852-2350. www.sanjosehotel.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, 512/852-2350. $24. www.sanjosehotel.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, 512/852-2350. www.sanjosehotel.com

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

MOOJO'S SHAKE-IT-UP MONDAY! Get 30% off the Shake That Cookie! Mondays. Moojo, 2322 Guadalupe, 269/873-6101. www.moojo.net

MOOJO'S SMUSH-IT WEDNESDAY! Get $1.00 off the superhero sandwich! Wednesdays. Moojo, 2322 Guadalupe, 269/873-6101. www.moojo.net

NATIONAL SALAD MONTH Lettuce count the ways. Mon., May 11 - Sun., May 31, (2015) Fuzzy's Taco Shop, all locations. www.fuzzystacoshop.com

NATIONAL SANDWICH MONTH 15% discount on all sandwiches during lunch. Through Aug. 31. The Hightower, 1209 E. Seventh, 512/524-1448. www.thehightoweraustin.com

OKTOBERFEST Traditional and special German beer, and bratwurst. Through October 31 Smoke n' Hops, 3799 Hwy. 290 E., Dripping Springs, 512/655-3069.

PRIMETIME HAPPY HOUR Late-night happy hour. Nightly, 7-10pm. W Hotel, 200 Lavaca, 512/542-3600. www.whotelaustin.com

RAW NIGHTS Crudo, ceviche, and poké. Through September Mongers Market + Kitchen, 2401 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/215-8972. www.mongersaustin.com

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

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

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

SULLIVAN’S WHITE HOT PARTY Exclusive giveaways, summer entertainment and delicious eats. Fri., Sept. 4, 5-9pm. (2015) Sullivan's Steakhouse, 300 Colorado #200, 512/495-6504. www.sullivansteakhouse.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

TASTE OF THANKSGIVING Everything from vegetarian options to traditional pies. Sat., Nov. 14 - Sun., Nov. 22, (2015) Wheatsville Food Co-op, 3101 Guadalupe, 512/478-2667. www.wheatsville.coop

TEXAS FARMERS' MARKET AT LAKELINE Saturdays, 9am-1pm. Lakeline Mall, 11200 Lakeline Mall Dr., Cedar Park, 512/363-5700. www.texasfarmersmarket.org/lakeline

TEXAS FARMERS' MARKET AT MUELLER Sundays, 10am-2pm. Mueller Lake Park & Browning Hangar, 4209 Airport. www.texasfarmersmarket.org/mueller

THREE COURSE SAVORY TASTING MENU Every evening in December. $30 for wine pairing. Daily through Dec. 30 laV. $60. www.lavaustin.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

TOY DRIVE Three-week toy drive benefiting Dell Children’s Hospital at both Cedar Park locations. Through Dec. 18 PDQ, both locations. www.eatpdq.com

VINTNER DINNER SERIES: WESTCAVE CELLARS WINERY Round Mountain vintner teams up with chef Chris Huffman. Sat., Jan. 23 - Sat., Feb. 27, (2016) Blair House, 100 W. Spoke Hill Dr., Wimberley, 512/847-1111. $70. www.blairhouseinn.com

WEDNESDAY DINNER BUFFET Dinner features an array of food fairs, Russian comfort food, Ukrainian cuisine, Georgian cuisine, Central Asian cuisine, as well as the best traditional drinks like mors, kompot, and Russian tea included in the price. Wed., Nov. 18 - Wed., March 16. Russian House, 307 E. Fifth, 512/428-5442. $30. www.russianhouseofaustin.com

WHISKEY WEDNESDAY December means Scotch. Wed., Dec. 2 - Wed., Dec. 30, 4pm. (2015) 416 Bar & Grille, 5011 Burnet Rd. #150, 512/206-0540. www.416barandgrille.com

WHISKEY WEDNESDAYS Half-priced pours on select bottles of whiskeys. Wed., Nov. 25 - Wed., March 2. Roosevelt Room, 307 W. Fifth, 512/494-4094. www.therooseveltroomatx.com

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