Meal Times

September 7-11

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.

Saturday 8

DISHIN' WITH THE DIVAS COOKING CLASS Mady Kaye & the Beat Divas dish up fabulous end-of-summer recipes along with jazzy food songs and wine. Reserve by phone. Sat., Sept. 8, 6:30-9pm. (2012) Central Market North Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1014. $55. www.centralmarket.com

KIOLBASSA & KAB ON WINE ROAD 290 Twelve wineries along Highway 290 West team up with area restaurants to present signature dishes made with sausage from Kiolbassa Provision Company paired with Cabernet Sauvignon. No tickets needed; map available on the web. Sat., Sept. 8, 10am-6pm. (2012) Fredericksburg Wine Road 290, Gillespie County. www.wineroad290.com

Sunday 9

HOPE FARMERS MARKET'S EAST SIDE COUNTY FAIR The second annual East Side County Fair features family-friendly games and activities, live music, free beer from Adelbert's and Rogness, and a photo booth. Proceeds benefit HOPE's food stamp acceptance program. Sun., Sept. 9, 11am-3pm. (2012)

JUICING FOR BEAUTY Learn about juicing raw foods for health and beauty from Artemis and Kristalle Feszainn of the New Earth Center. Reserve by phone. Sun., Sept. 9, 11am-1pm. (2012) Faraday's Kitchen Store, 12918 Shops Parkway #540, 512/266-5666. $10. www.faradayskitchenstore.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.

Monday 10

DINING FOR LIFE The fall fundraising season kicks off with Dining for Life to benefit AIDS Services of Austin. More than 65 restaurants around the city will donate the proceeds from specific meals to ASA. Mon.-Tue., Sept. 10-11

FARM & FOOD LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE Attend one of the few national conferences focused on government policies that impact local food and sustainable agriculture. Be inspired and empowered to become an advocate for local food and family farms. Lunch each day by Dai Due. Complete details and registration online. Mon.-Tue., Sept. 10-11, 9am-5:45pm Bastrop Convention & Exhibit Center, 1408 Chestnut Street, Bastrop, 512/332-8981. www.farmandranchfreedom.org/conference-2012

Tuesday 11

DINING FOR LIFE The fall fundraising season kicks off with Dining for Life to benefit AIDS Services of Austin. More than 65 restaurants around the city will donate the proceeds from specific meals to ASA. Mon.-Tue., Sept. 10-11

FARM & FOOD LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE Attend one of the few national conferences focused on government policies that impact local food and sustainable agriculture. Be inspired and empowered to become an advocate for local food and family farms. Lunch each day by Dai Due. Complete details and registration online. Mon.-Tue., Sept. 10-11, 9am-5:45pm Bastrop Convention & Exhibit Center, 1408 Chestnut Street, Bastrop, 512/332-8981. www.farmandranchfreedom.org/conference-2012

Wednesday 12

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

Thursday 13

A TASTE OF MOROCCAN FOOD & WINE Enjoy a tasting of a variety of dishes representing the exotic cuisine of Morocco, paired with wines from the Austin Wine Merchant. Reserve by phone. Thu., Sept. 13, 6:30-8pm. (2012) Savory Spice Shop, 1201 W. Sixth, 512/524-1093. $40.

SIMPLIFY 2.0 HANDS-ON COOKING CLASSES SERIES Utilize this five-week cooking class series to build a core of techniques and a base of culinary knowledge with chef Katy Parker as your guide. Register by phone. Thursdays for five weeks, 10am-noon & 6-8pm Faraday's Kitchen Store, 12918 Shops Parkway #540, 512/266-5666. www.faradayskitchenstore.com

Friday 14

MUSIC ON THE MENU COOKING CLASS The Music on the Menu cooking class series continues with Ruby Dee of Ruby Dee & the Snakehandlers preparing dishes from her Ruby's Juke Joint: Americana Cookbook. Five courses will be paired with beers. Reserve by phone. Fri., Sept. 14, 6:30-9pm. (2012) Central Market North Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1014. $50. www.centralmarket.com

Ongoing

$0.25 MARTINI LUNCH Select martinis for a quarter on weekdays. Mon.-Fri., 11am-2pm. 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 Sundays, 11am-2pm. CRAVE, 304 E. Second, 512/469-0000. www.cravetexas.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

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-close. 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, 9am-1pm. Mueller Hangar, 4550 Mueller Blvd. www.texasfarmersmarket.org

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

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

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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