Meal Times

September 14-19

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

Saturday 15

FIESTA DE INDEPENDENCIA Celebrate Mexico's independence from Spain at Takoba with live music and DJ's, plus special prices on Cervesa Indio and cocktails made with Ilegal and Wahaka Mezcal. Sat., Sept. 15, 5pm-1am. (2012) Takoba, 1411 E. Seventh, 512/600-4715. www.takobarestaurant.com

Sunday 16

BAKING DEMONSTRATION AND BOOK SIGINING Authors Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito, owners of the Brooklyn bakery Baked, will sign copies of their newest cookbook, Baked Elements: Our 10 Favorite Ingredients (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, $40), and present a baking demo. Check out our blog, On the Range, for a review of this new book. Sun., Sept. 16, 2-4pm. (2012) Williams-Sonoma Great Hills, 9722 Great Hills Trail #150, 512/231-1813.

FAMILY-STYLE BOUCHERIE Chef Ben Hightower prepares a Louisiana-style pig roast complemented by side dishes and legendary New Orleans cocktails with live music and a screening of Saints game highlights on the patio. Reserve by phone. Sun., Sept. 16, 3-9pm. (2012) Trace at the W Hotel, 200 Lavaca, 512/542-3660. $35 ($12 for kids 6-12). www.traceaustin.com

Tuesday 18

'FIFTY SHADES OF GREY' TRIVIA PARTY Indulge in cocktails, cake balls, and sexy trivia at a special Ladies Trivia Night based on the popular summer page-turner. RSVP online. Tue., Sept. 18, 7pm. (2012) Austin Cake Ball Kitchen & Bar, 3401 Esperanza Crossing #104, 512/215-3633. www.austincakeball.com

COCKTAIL & APPETIZER PAIRINGS Enjoy savory appetizers paired with cocktails designed to enhance the culinary experience. $65; reserve by phone. Tue., Sept. 18, 7-9pm. (2012) Tavern on Main, 116 N. Main, Buda, 512/295-0121.

Wednesday 19

BEAUJOLAIS & BURGERS Enjoy tasty pairings of Beaujolais wines with gourmet burgers. Go online to buy tickets or check our blog, On the Range, this week to win free passes. Wed., Sept. 19, 7pm. (2012) parkside, 301 E. Sixth, 512/474-9898. $15. www.beaujolaisandburgersaustin.eventbrite.com

BROOKLYN BREWERY DINNER Brooklyn Brewery co-founder Steve Hindy will be on hand to pair some of his beers with five courses of chef Andrew Curran's inspired cuisine. Reserve by phone. Wed., Sept. 19, 6pm. (2012) Easy Tiger, 709 E. Sixth, 512/614-4972. $70. www.easytigeraustin.com

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

TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY Ahoy, matey! Show up at the Freehouse in costume to enjoy live pirate entertainment, costume contests and drink specials. Wed., Sept. 19, 7-10:30pm. (2012) Opal Divine's Freehouse CLOSED. www.opaldivines.com

WINDY HILL GOAT & THIRSTY PLANET BEER DINNER The final meal in our Chef's dinner series features several dishes made with Windy Hill goat meat paired with Thirsty Planet beers, plus live music. Reserve by phone. Wed., Sept. 19, 7pm. (2012) Olivia, 2043 S. Lamar, 512/804-2700. $75. www.olivia-austin.com

WIZDOM WEDNESDAY Enjoy a three course meal prepared by Dr. Foo Swasdee during a fascinating evening with radio and TV food critic Dr. Rob Balon. RSVP by phone or via email at wizdomwednesday@gmail.com. Wed., Sept. 19, 6:30-8:30pm. (2012) Satay, 3202 W. Anderson #205, 512/467-6731. $30. www.satayusa.com

Thursday 20

NOBLE PIG SANDWICHES MEET COLORADO CRAFT BREWS Noble Pig chefs John Bates and Brandon Martinez team up with Breckenridge Brewery's Todd Usry for a multicourse pairing of artisan meats, charcuterie, and beer. Reserve online or by phone. Thu., Sept. 20, 6:30-9pm. (2012) Central Market North Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1014. $50. www.centralmarket.com

THIRD THURSDAYS WINE WALK Every third Thursday from September through December enjoy sips, shopping, and sunsets for good causes at the Oasis. Purchase a $5 wristband to sample wines while shopping this week to benefit the Austin Children's Shelter. Thu., Sept. 20, 6-9pm. (2012) Oasis, Texas, 6550 Comanche Trail, 512/992-0938. www.oasistex.com

Friday 21

AUTUMN PICNIC WITH THE PASTRY QUEEN Learn how to make delectable sweet treats from the pastry queen herself, Rebecca Rather at this delicious class. Fri., Sept. 21, 6:30-9pm. (2012) Central Market North Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1014. $55; reserve online or by phone. www.centralmarket.com

BEERS FOR BUILDINGS Black Star demonstrates their status as a Breadwinner for the Sustainable Food Center's building fund by hosting an all day fundraiser. The co-op will donate $1 for each High Esteem beer sold that day to the SFC capital campaign. Fri., Sept. 21, 11-1am. (2012) Black Star Co-op Pub and Brewery, 7020 Easy Wind #100, 512/452-2337. www.blackstar.coop

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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