Food Events

September 20-25

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

Saturday 22

AMERICAN DECADES NIGHT W/ CHEESEBURGERS ON THE MENU The final Roots Series music concert of the year offers popular standards from the 1940's through the 1980's performed by three different bands while the Longhorn Street Cafe serves up a $10 meal. Beer, wine, and sodas also for sale. Sat., Sept. 22, 5pm. (2012) Gillespie County Historical Society, 312 W. San Antonio St., Fredericksburg, 830/997-2835. $12; kids, free. ($2 discount online). www.pioneermuseum.com

BANGER'S OKTOBERFEST Brand new Banger's hits the ground running with a fortnight of Oktoberfest activities through Oct. 7. Enjoy food and drink specials, a petting zoo, crazy lawn games, polka music, whole animal roasts, and contests, depending on the date. Complete schedule online. Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden, 79 Rainey, 386-1656. www.bangersaustin.com

ESPRESSO 101 WORKSHOPS Enjoy free coffee all day while a training specialist demonstrates how to make various coffee drinks with Jura Automatic Coffee Centers during three seminars. We'll supply the pastries. Reserve your spot online or by phone. Sat., Sept. 22, 9:30, 11am, & 1pm Faraday's Kitchen Store, 12918 Shops Parkway #540, 512/266-5666. $10. www.faradayskitchenstore.com

Sunday 23

AUSTIN RESTAURANT WEEK Restaurants all over the city will be offering special two or three course fixed-price menus from $11-17 for lunch, $17 for brunch at select locations, and $27-37 for dinners during Austin Restaurant Week. Proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels and More. The website has a complete list of participating restaurants. Sept. 23-26 and Sept. 30-Oct. 3 www.restaurantweekaustin.com

SUGARVEIL DEMONSTRATION & SKYLINE TEMPLATE CLASS Expert cake artist Lauren Kitchens will present a free demonstration on the use of SugarVeil, a new flexible icing product from noon until 1pm. Later, she teaches a class on creating standing cityscapes for themed cakes which will include templates and several useful techniques. Reserve online or by phone. Sun., Sept. 23, 2-5pm. (2012) Make It Sweet, 9070 Research #203, 512/371-3401. $145 (supplies included). www.makeitsweet.com

Monday 24

AUSTIN RESTAURANT WEEK Restaurants all over the city will be offering special two or three course fixed-price menus from $11-17 for lunch, $17 for brunch at select locations, and $27-37 for dinners during Austin Restaurant Week. Proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels and More. The website has a complete list of participating restaurants. Sept. 23-26 and Sept. 30-Oct. 3 www.restaurantweekaustin.com

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION PARTY Owners Mary Jenkins and Cody Symington demonstrate their gratitude for six successful months in business with food and drink specials, and a cool raffle. Mon., Sept. 24, 6-10pm. (2012) Cenote, 1010 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/524-1311. www.cenoteaustin.com

LAGUNITAS PAIRING DINNER Enjoy a five course Mexican-inspired meal paired with beer from Lagunitas Brewery. Reserve tickets online or by phone. Mon., Sept. 24, 6-10pm. (2012) 24 Diner, 600 N. Lamar, 512/472-5400. $65. www.24diner.com

Tuesday 25

AUSTIN RESTAURANT WEEK Restaurants all over the city will be offering special two or three course fixed-price menus from $11-17 for lunch, $17 for brunch at select locations, and $27-37 for dinners during Austin Restaurant Week. Proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels and More. The website has a complete list of participating restaurants. Sept. 23-26 and Sept. 30-Oct. 3 www.restaurantweekaustin.com

BOURBON, BLUEGRASS, & BBQ FESTIVAL The United States Bartenders' Guild hosts the third annual Bourbon Heritage Month party with live music, plenty of barbecue, and bourbon libations from some of your favorite local bartenders. Tue., Sept. 25, 7-11pm. (2012) Stubb's, 801 Red River, 512/480-8341. $25. tinyurl.com/d7jttdb

MAN FIRE FOOD VISITS AUSTIN Be sure to catch a segment of Cooking Channel's Man Fire Food featuring Tom Spaulding of Live Oak Barbecue preparing a South American-style parilla. Tue., Sept. 25, 9pm. (2012)

MONTHLY WINE DINNER Enjoy a four-course Italian meal paired with wines chosen by sommelier Pier Manna. $45 per person; reserve by phone. Tue., Sept. 25, 7pm. (2012) Andiamo Ristorante, 2521 Rutland, 512/719-3377. www.andiamoitaliano.com

Wednesday 26

AUSTIN RESTAURANT WEEK Restaurants all over the city will be offering special two or three course fixed-price menus from $11-17 for lunch, $17 for brunch at select locations, and $27-37 for dinners during Austin Restaurant Week. Proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels and More. The website has a complete list of participating restaurants. Sept. 23-26 and Sept. 30-Oct. 3 www.restaurantweekaustin.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

Friday 28

BOURBON HERITAGE MONTH DINNER Adam Harris of Jim Beam Distillery will join chef David Griffin in presenting a three course meal with bourbon in each course paired with a custom bourbon cocktail. Reserve by phone. Fri., Sept. 28, 5-10pm. (2012) Austin Cake Ball Kitchen & Bar, 3401 Esperanza Crossing #104, 512/215-3633. $35. www.austincakeball.com/kitchenandbar

FOOD FOR BLACK THOUGHT SYMPOSIUM This symposium led by scholars, community organizers, and culinary professionals will explore Black experiences with the social, political, historical, and economic aspects of food, over two days of seminars, discussions, readings, meals, and documentary film screenings. The daytime event on Friday will take place on the UT campus, while the film screening Friday night and all the Saturday sessions will be held at the Carver Cultural Center. All events are free and open to the public. Go online for a complete schedule. Fri., Sept. 28, 11am-9:30pm; Sat., Sept. 29, 11am-6pm Warfield Center for African American Studies at UT, Jester A232A; Carver Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina. www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/caaas/events/24115

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.theparishaustin.com

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, 512/852-2360. 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

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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