SULLIVAN'S PINK MENU FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS All month long Sullivan's Steakhouse, 300 Colorado #200, 495-6504. $39.95. www.sullivanssteakhouse.com
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 www.austinfoodfight.org and proceeds will benefit culinary scholarships for young women and local school gardens.
13TH YEAR ANNIVERSOIREE WEEK Customers are encouraged to drop by this week so the Kamburis brothers can express their gratitude for 13 happy years in business with food and drink specials plus live musical entertainment every night. Oct. 15-22 Satellite Bistro & Bar, 5900 Slaughter #400, 512/288-9994. www.satellitebistroandbar.com
GEORGETOWN DINNER THEATRE INAUGURAL SEASON OPENS Georgetown Dinner Theater offers an interactive dining and entertainment experience with a buffet prepared by chef Alan Grimsley followed by a production of Steel Magnolias directed by Olin Meadows. Show runs Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Oct. 18-27, 7pm Lockett Buliding Banquet Room, 119 W. Seventh, Georgetown, 512/468-0610. $30. email@example.com, www.brownpapertickets.com
ASIAN THEME DINNER Enjoy a multicourse Asian dinner as part of Flat Creek's Travel the World dinner series. Reserve by phone or online. Sat., Oct. 20, 7pm. (2012) Flat Creek Estate Vineyard & Winery, 24912 Singleton Bend East, Marble Falls, 512/267-6310. $75. www.flatcreekestate.com
AUSTIN BEER WEEK There are about 100 chances to celebrate hops and barley scattered over the seven days of Austin Beer Week, and an exhaustive guide can be found at www.austinbeerweek.com. Below you'll find a few recommended events if your liver can't handle all 100 events. Also, see Ivy Le's "Home's 'a Brewin'" beer column about ABW and its creators Joanne Marino and Tom Roli, in our upcoming Oct. 26 issue. Oct. 20-27
BEER & CHOCOLATE PAIRING CLASS A week of festivities – including trivia games, giveaways, food and drink specials, and a bottle release – kicks off with a class on pairing chocolates and beer from Mary Thompson. Reserve by phone. Sat., Oct. 20, 11am North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery, 10010 Capital of TX Hwy. N., 512/467-6969. $30. www.nxnwbrew.com
CHEF DU CINEMA CELEBRATES HALLOWEEN WITH YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Chef Ron Deutsch celebrates Halloween with a four-course Eastern European meal to complement Mel Brooks' hilarious classic Young Frankenstein. Reserve by phone. Sat., Oct. 20, 6:30-9pm. (2012) Central Market North Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1014. $50. www.centralmarket.com
DRAUGHT HOUSE PUB'S BEER WEEK ACTIVITIES Josh Wilson has a full week of activities starting with a sour beer tasting paired with local chef's appetizers, followed by a different brewer meet & greet every night, and culminating in the 44th anniversary party, complete with rare and unusual beers, pig roasts, and music from DJ JBL. Oct. 20-27 Draught House Pub & Brewery, 4112 Medical Pkwy., 512/452-6258. www.draughthouse.com
I SPY PIE! BENEFIT FOR CREATIVE ACTION This family-friendly event includes games, crafts, and live music in addition to a pie tasting and competition among some of Austin's best bakeries. Sat., Oct. 20, noon-3pm. (2012) Central Market North, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1000. Suggested donation to Creative Action is $5; pie tasting tickets are $5. www.centralmarket.com
LOCAL ARTISANAL CHEESES & WINES The best award-winning cheeses made in Central Texas will be for sale during this event, alongside wines from Flat Creek Estate, with wine-pairing suggestions available from the owners of Antonelli's Cheese Shop, plus live music and kids' activities. Sat., Oct. 20, 10am-1pm. (2012) Cedar Park Farmers' Market, 11200 Lakeline Mall Dr., Cedar Park, 512/363-5700.
MEZCAL FEST Sample more than 20 mezcal varietals, custom mezcal cocktails, and some mezcal-inspired cuisine while Kiko Villamizar provides the music. Sat., Oct. 20, 2-7pm. (2012) Takoba, 1411 E. Seventh, 512/628-4466. $30. www.takobarestaurant.com
NEW BELGIUM TOUR DE FAT Come early and ride with the crowd at 10am or come later and enjoy live music and special hourly tappings of beers from New Belgium's Lips of Faith series, 11:30-2:30pm. $5 suggested donation to the Austin Cycling Association. Beer is $5 for a 16-ounce pour. Sat., Oct. 20, 9am-4pm. (2012) Fiesta Gardens, 2100 Jesse E. Segovia St., 512/480-8318.
KIDS' PUMPKIN PAINTING PARTY We'll supply the pumpkins, art supplies, and the Anderson High School Belles volunteers to help kiddos with designs; bring kids in costumes with creative ideas. Email to RSVP. Sun., Oct. 21, 4pm. (2012) Austin Terrier, 3435 Greystone, 512/369-3751. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.austinterrier.com
BANGER'S BEER COLLEGE Banger's has put together a schedule of classes on wheats, lagers, Belgian-style ales, IPAs, brown ales, pale ales, and stouts, each taught by expert guest professors for your intellectual and gustatory edification. Daily classes offer a tasting flight of exemplary beers paired with a signature house sausage for $15. Check out the schedule online and reserve. Oct. 22-28 Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden, 79 Rainey, 512/386-1656. www.bangersaustin.com
TEAXS WINE MONTH DINNER The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas celebrates Texas Wine Month with a multicourse meal paired with wines from Duchman Family Winery. Call or go online for tickets. Mon., Oct. 22, 6:30pm. (2012) Gusto Italian Kitchen + Wine Bar, 4800 Burnet, 327-7555. $60 ($50, members). www.winefoodfoundation.org
BEER WEEK BEER PAIRING DINNER Chef Andrew Curren will prepare a multicourse dinner paired with beers from Ommegang Brewery during Austin Beer Week. Reserve by phone. Tue., Oct. 23, 6pm Easy Tiger, 709 E. Sixth, 512/614-4972. $70. www.easytigeraustin.com
BEER WEEK PIG ROAST Chef James Holmes will roast Red Wattle pigs that have been fed a special blend of (512)Brewery brewer's mash and organic produce scraps. Pork will be served with classic southern sides and beer until the pig runs out. Tue., Oct. 23, 6pm Lucy's Fried Chicken, 2218 College Ave., 512/297-2423. $17/$3 beer specials. www.lucysfriedchicken.com
NOBLE PIG & JESTER KING BEER DINNER To celebrate Austin Beer Week, chefs John Bates and Brandon Martinez pay homage to their fine dining roots with a five-course dinner paired with beer from Jester King Brewery. Reserve by phone. Tue., Oct. 23, 7-9pm Noble Pig, 11815 RR 620 N. #4, 512/382-6248. $65. www.noblepigaustin.com
WILD ALE & BARREL AGED BREWER PANEL DISCUSSION & TASTING Pinthouse Pizza opens this week in the Rosedale neighborhood, promising to stretch the frontiers of both beer and pizza. They're kicking off with an event where Pinthouse brewer Joe Mohrfield welcoms Hops & Grain's Josh Hare and Jester King's Jeff Stuffings for a unique meet-the-brewer tasting party with Q&A. Wed., Oct. 24, 8-9:30pm Pinthouse Pizza, 4729 Burnet Rd., 512/436-9605. www.pinthousepizza.com
FALL WINE SEMINAR Master Sommelier Craig Collins will present nine Dalla Terra wines from Prosecco to Brunello paired with delicious snacks. Seating is limited, so get there early. Thu., Oct. 25, 5-7pm. (2012) Royal Blue Grocery, 609 Congress, 512/469-5888. $20. www.royalbluegrocery.com
HOT GLASS COLD BEER The H&G team joins forces with their artisan neighbors from East Side Glass Studio to present a beer tasting like no other. Sample multiple beers while observing a live glass-blowing demonstration all under one roof. Thu., Oct. 25, 6-10pm Hops & Grain Brewery, 507 Calles, #101, 512/537-9756. www.hopsandgrain.com
SUPPER FRIENDS CAJUN FEAST Enjoy a multicourse Cajun feast with vegetarian options at a Supper Friends dinner in this cozy Eastside cottage. Reserve by phone. Thu., Oct. 25, 7pm. (2012) Swoop House at 2Dine4 Catering, 3012 Gonzales, 512/467-6600. $55 plus tax and tip. www.2dine4.com
WIILD GAME & BEER DINNER Chef Michael Ludlow and brewer Spencer Tielkemeier collaborate on a five-course wild game dinner paired with distinctive new brews, including the Lake Monster Imperial Stout. Reserve tickets by phone. Thu., Oct. 25, 7pm Uncle Billy's Rooftop on Lake Travis, 6550-B Comanche Trail #201, 512/266-0111. $65. www.unclebillysaustin.com
BITE NIGHT Hat Creek introduces some new, healthy menu options by giving away servings of their new Chicken Flashers (deep-fried chicken tenders)during business hours. Bring the kids in costume for Bite Night! Fri., Oct. 26, 11am-9pm. (2012) Hat Creek Burger Company, 5400 Burnet Rd., 512/452-2025. www.hatcreekburgers.com
THAT TAKES THE CAKE CLASS PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE Although the big cake show isn't until February, this Friday is the deadline to take advantage of the 10% early bird class registration discount for decorating classes taught by visiting celebrity instructors. Register in person to set up a six-installment payment plan. Fri., Oct. 26, 10am-7pm. (2012) Make It Sweet, 9070 Research, 512/371-3401. www.makeitsweet.com
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