Meal Times

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, 800/946-9463. 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, 800/946-9463. 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 Capital of TX Hwy. N., 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 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

$0.25 MARTINI LUNCH Select martinis for a quarter on weekdays. Monday-Friday, 11-2 The Parish Underground, 214 E. Sixth, 512/494-6078. www.bealestreettavern.com

12 DAYS OF DESSERTS Each dinner features desserts themed for a day in the classic song. Through Dec. 24 laV, 1501 E. Seventh, 512/391-1888. 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 sake carafes. Wednesdays, 11am-10pm Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen, 1303 S. Congress, 512/444-8081. www.luckyrobotrestaurant.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

CEDAR PARK FARMERS MARKET Saturdays, 9am-1pm Lakeline Mall, 11200 Lakeline Mall Dr., Cedar Park, 512/257-8500. www.texasfarmersmarket.org/cedar-park

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

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.thunderbirdaustin.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

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, 512/852-2360. 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, 512/852-2360. $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, 512/852-2360. www.sanjosehotel.com

JAZZ BRUNCH Sundays, 11am-2pm CRAVE, 304 E. Second, 512/469-0000. www.cravetexas.com

LAV APRÈS-MIDI Discounted wine, cocktails, and small plates. Tuesdays-Fridays, 5-6:30pm laV, 1501 E. Seventh, 512/391-1888. www.lavaustin.com

LAV LATE NIGHT Weekend reverse happy hour. Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30pm laV, 1501 E. Seventh, 512/391-1888. www.lavaustin.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

MUELLER FARMERS MARKET Sundays, 10am-2pm Mueller Hangar, 4550 Mueller Blvd. www.texasfarmersmarket.org

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

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

TIKI SUNDAYS AT PÉCHÉ Enjoy imaginative tiki cocktails every Sunday; grass skirts and leis optional. Sundays Peche, 208 W. Fourth, 512/494-4011. www.pecheaustin.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

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