Food Events

October 4-11

Friday 5

SULLIVAN'S PINK MENU FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS All month long Sullivan's Steakhouse, 300 Colorado #200, 495-6504. $39.95.

Saturday 6

SULLIVAN'S PINK MENU FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS All month long Sullivan's Steakhouse, 300 Colorado #200, 495-6504. $39.95.

Sunday 7

26TH ANNUAL GRUENE MUSIC & WINE FEST This festival offers four days of delightful wine, food, and music events in historic Gruene. For complete details and tickets, call or go online. Thu.-Sun., Oct. 4-7 Gruene Historic District, New Braunfels, 830/629-5077.

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.

BOOKSIGNING BRUNCH Noted culinary tour leader and award-winning cookbook author Marilyn Tausend will sign copies of her new book, La Cocina Mexicana: Many Cultures, One Cuisine (Univ. of California Press, $40) during the Fonda's renowned Sunday brunch. Look for a review of the book in our On the Range blog. Sun., Oct. 7, noon-2pm. (2012) Fonda San Miguel, 2330 W. North Loop, 512/459-4121.

CULINARY COLLABORATIVE DINNER Austin Restaurant Week concludes with the inaugural dinner collaboration presented by chefs Shawn Cirkiel of parkside, Ned Elliott of Foreign & Domestic, and Janina O'Leary of Trace at the W to benefit Meals on Wheels and More. Call or go online to reserve your seat. Sun., Oct. 7, 6-7:30pm. (2012) Meals on Wheels Central Texas, 3227 E. Fifth, 200-3439. $85.

EMMA'S 2012 PIE SOCIAL Pie maven Emma Little invites you to a sweet and savory pie social to benefit the South Austin Popular Culture Center. Register to bring one pie to serve and another to sell via email at with Pie Social in the subject line, or pay $5 at the door to enjoy pie, a silent auction, and music by Denny Freeman. Sun., Oct. 7, 2:30-5:30pm. (2012) Antone's CLOSED.

HOPE MARKET MEAT & GREET Market manager Alexa Senter leads a meat tour of the market, introducing ranchers and farmers who raise sustainable meats for the market as well as prepared food vendors who utilize them. Heather Frambach will speak about the paleo diet, followed by a Q&A. Sun., Oct. 7, noon-3pm. (2012)

MIX & MINGLE WITH CHEF AIDA MOLLENKAMP Food Network and Cooking Channel star Aida Mollenkamp hosts a party to launch her new book, Keys to the Kitchen: The Essential Reference for Becoming a More Accomplished, Adventurous Cook (Chronicle Books). RSVP online. Sun., Oct. 7, 6-8pm. (2012) Hotel Saint Cecilia, 112 Academy, 512/852-2400.

SULLIVAN'S PINK MENU FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS All month long Sullivan's Steakhouse, 300 Colorado #200, 495-6504. $39.95.

Monday 8

FOOD FIGHT ONLINE CHARITY AUCTION The Austin chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier launches their fourth annual Food Fight online fundraiser, which offers more than 50 unique and taste-tempting culinary experiences ranging from foodie getaways to hands-on cooking classes to signed cookbooks and exclusive restaurant dinners. The 12-day online bidding begins on Oct. 8 at and proceeds will benefit culinary scholarships for young women and local school gardens.

SULLIVAN'S PINK MENU FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS All month long Sullivan's Steakhouse, 300 Colorado #200, 495-6504. $39.95.

Tuesday 9

SULLIVAN'S PINK MENU FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS All month long Sullivan's Steakhouse, 300 Colorado #200, 495-6504. $39.95.

Wednesday 10

GLENMORANGIE SCOTCH TASTING A representative of Glenmorangie will present five different Scotch whiskeys to taste with menu pairings by Executive Chef Carlos Garcia. $25; reserve by phone. Wed., Oct. 10, 6-8pm. (2012) Sullivan's Steakhouse, 300 Colorado #200, 512/495-6504.

SIP 'N SPIN WITH MARK SAYRE Join current sommelier and former DJ Mark Sayre as he indulges his love for good food, wine, and music at a party on the back lawn at the Four Seasons. Price include access to free-flowing appetizers and wines specially selected by Sayre to pair with his hand-mixed tunes. Wed., Oct. 10, 7-9pm. (2012) Four Seasons Hotel, 98 San Jacinto, 512/478-4500. $35 ($25, advance).

SULLIVAN'S PINK MENU FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS All month long Sullivan's Steakhouse, 300 Colorado #200, 495-6504. $39.95.

Thursday 11

SULLIVAN'S PINK MENU FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS All month long Sullivan's Steakhouse, 300 Colorado #200, 495-6504. $39.95.

TAPAS & SHERRY DINNER Chef Andrew MacArthur will prepare a five-course tapas menu complemented by sherries and aperitifs selected by bar manager Francisco Terrazas. Reserve by phone. Thu., Oct. 11, 7:30pm. (2012) Fino Restaurant Patio & Bar CLOSED. $45.

ZAX OKTOBERFEST Zax's eighth annual Oktoberfest celebration will include Smokey Denmark beer brats, Oktoberfest beer, giveaways, and surprises. Thu., Oct. 11, 6pm. (2012) Zax Restaurant & Bar, 312 Barton Springs Rd., 512/481-0100.

Friday 12

JARRITOS FLAVOR FESTIVAL Friendly masked Mexican luchadores will be part of the Jarrito's team, offering refreshing exotic fruit beverages to thirsty ACL-fest goers in the parking lot here all weekend. Enjoy adult beverages made with Jarrito's sodas inside the saloon or just hang around outside enjoying the Federico Archuleta mural and spinning the Wheel of Oportunidad for prizes. Fri.-Sun., Oct. 12-14 Barton Springs Saloon, 424 S. Lamar, 512/482-9673.

SULLIVAN'S PINK MENU FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS All month long Sullivan's Steakhouse, 300 Colorado #200, 495-6504. $39.95.


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

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.

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.,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.,

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

MOOJO'S SMUSH-IT WEDNESDAY! Get $1 off the superhero sandwich! Wednesdays. Moojo, 2322 Guadalupe, 269/873-6101.

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

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

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.

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

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

SFC EAST FARMERS' MARKET Tuesdays, 3pm-7pm. Corner of MLK & Miriam.

SFC FARMERS' MARKET AT THE TRIANGLE Wednesdays, 3-7pm. Triangle Park, 4700 N. Lamar, 512/452-1404.

SFC SUNSET VALLEY FARMERS' MARKET Saturdays, 9am-1pm. Toney Burger Activity Center, 3200 Jones, 512/414-2096.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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