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Meal Times Nov. 1-7

A TASTE OF AFRICAN HERITAGE Local food journalist Toni Tipton-Martin offers a free series of cooking classes based on a traditional healthy African diet. Get more information and sign up for the class via email. Through Dec. 13, 6pm Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina, 512/974-4926. info@thesandeyouthproject.org, www.carvermuseum.org

GIACOMO VICO WINE DINNER Enjoy a five-course menu prepared by chef Carlos Garcia paired with wines from Giacomo Vico. Reserve by phone Fri., Nov. 2, 7pm. (2012) Sullivan's Steakhouse, 300 Colorado #200, 512/495-6504. $99, plus tax and tip. www.sullivansteakhouse.com

GRAND OPENING TASTING PARTY Chef Greg Ray invites foodies and gluten-free diners to the grand opening tasting party at GoodFellows, his new shop offering a full line of prepared gluten-free food items and baked goods for takeout. Fri., Nov. 2, 6-9pm. (2012) GoodFellows, 8863 Anderson Mill Road #101, 512/825-6096. www.goodfellowsfoods.com

JAZZ SUPPER CLUB SERIES Jeff Lofton brings the jazz supper club experience to Austin with a series featuring cocktails, dining, and dancing to the music of the Jeff Lofton Quartet with singer Donna Hightower. Food and drinks sold separately by Sterling Affairs. Fri., Nov. 2, 7-11:30pm. (2012) Shoal Crossing Event Center, 8611 MoPac N., 512/261-0142. $30. www.jefflofton.com

TOP OF THE HILL COUNTRY WINE TRAIL Join the seven wineries along the Top of the Hill Country wine trail in a patriotic salute to the country and our armed forces on from Friday through Sunday of this Veterans Day weekend. Tickets cover a souvenir wine glass, Celebrate American T-shirt, wine tastings, and a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project. Go online for more information and to by tickets. Alamosa Wine Cellars, 677 CR 430, Bend, 325/628-3313. www.topofhillcountry.com/product-p/stopwhining.htm

WHISKIES OF THE WORLD EXPO Fri., Nov. 2, 6-10pm. (2012) Hyatt Regency Austin, 208 Barton Springs Rd., 408/225-0446. $120. www.whiskiesoftheworld.com

'OPERATION CHILI CHALLENGE' COOK-OFF Sat., Nov. 3, 11am-2pm. (2012) CORT Rental Showroom & Clearance Center, 9821-A N. I-35, 470-9442. $10. www.cort.com

AUSTIN HEALTH HEALING & HARMONY FESTIVAL An eclectic lineup of world music, healing arts classes, demonstrations, and classes along with raw and prepared foods, nutritional supplements, smoothies, kombucha, and juices. Sat., Nov. 3, noon-6:30pm. (2012) Kenny Dorham's Backyard, 1106 E. 11th, 512/477-9438. $10 (free, kids and seniors). www.diversearts.org

GLENMORANGIE PRIDE DINNER Chef Parind Vora creates a multicourse dinner to be paired with the best scotches of Glenmorangie, presented by their master distiller. $175; reserve by phone. Sat., Nov. 3, 7pm. (2012) Restaurant Jezebel, 800 W. Sixth #100, 512/436-9643. www.restaurantjezebel.com

TASTE OF GREECE Sat., Nov. 3, 9am-10pm. (2012) Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, 414 St. Stephens School Rd.. Free. www.austinahepa.org/events.html

FONDA SAN MIGUEL FIESTA Sun., Nov. 4, 6-9pm. (2012) Fonda San Miguel, 2330 W. North Loop, 298-3129. $125. www.animalta.ejoinme.org/fonda

TEDDY BEAR TEAS Parents and children can enjoy tea service with drinks and sweets, caroling, and a reading by Santa on weekend afternoons from now until Christmas. Call to make reservations. Saturday and Sunday seatings at 2, 2:15, and 2:30pm through Dec. 23 Four Seasons Hotel, 98 San Jacinto, 685-8300. $40 (kids 11 and under, $30). www.fourseasons.com/austin

THAI HERB COOKING DEMO 'Chronicle' contributor and horticulturist Mick Vann joins restaurateur Sap Apisaksri of Sap's Fine Thai Cuisine for a free demonstration of traditional Thai stir-fry with herbs and Tom Kha soup. Sun., Nov. 4, 2pm. (2012) It's About Thyme Nursery, 11726 Manchaca Rd., 512/280-1192. Free..

WINE & SWINE BENEFIT Eighteen local chefs go snout to tail with distinctive pork dishes at this benefit for the Austin Food & Wine Alliance. Look for wines, craft beers, and local spirits, as well as live music. Sun., Nov. 4, 1-5pm. (2012) Pioneer Farms, 10621 Pioneer Farms Dr., 512/837-1215. $100 ($75, advance). www.austinfoodwinealliance.org

BENI DI BATASIOLO BAROLO WINE DINNER Enjoy a delicious multi-course dinner at Ruth's while Barolo importer Stefano Poggi takes us on a tour of the Langhe Valley with wine pairings. $100 plus tax & tip. Reserve by phone. Mon., Nov. 5, 7pm. (2012) Ruth's Chris Steak House, 107 W. Sixth, 512/477-7884. www.ruthschris-austin.com

DESCHUTES BREWERY BASE CAMP Deschutes Brewery sets up base camp in Austin to sponsor five days of great events, starting with a kickoff party at Banger's. Read about the other events in our On the Range blog. Mon., Nov. 5, 6-10pm. (2012) Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden, 79 Rainey, 512/386-1656. www.bangersaustin.com

BEER-LESQUE: TASTINGS & TASSLES As part of the week-long Base Camp invasion of Austin, Deschutes Brewery hosts a beer and burlesque event on the outdoor stage at this popular Red River watering hole. $10 covers tastings of four beers and the full show. Reserve by phone. Wed., Nov. 7, 8-10pm. (2012) Red Eyed Fly, 715 Red River, 512/474-1084. www.redeyedfly.com

COOKING WITH ABSINTHE CLASS Seek out the infamous green fairy when Peché chef Jason Dodge presents a class on cooking with absinthe. Register online. Wed., Nov. 7, 6:30-8:30pm. (2012) Whole Foods Market Culinary Center, 525 N. Lamar, 512/542-2340. $50. www.wholefoods.com

BEER WITH FRIENDS The Deschutes folks set up in the Wheatsville beer/wine department with free samples of four beers paired with surprisingly delicious vegan and vegetarian appetizers, plus cool give-aways. Thu., Nov. 8, 4:30-6:30pm. (2012) Wheatsville Food Co-op, 3101 Guadalupe, 512/478-2667. www.wheatsville.coop

STAND BY ME BEER DINNER Enjoy a screening of Stand by Me with a five-course feast paired with beers from Deschutes Brewery. The movie starts promptly at 7pm. Thu., Nov. 8, 7pm. (2012) Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek. $10. www.drafthouse.com/lakecreek

AUSTIN OYSTER FESTIVAL Local bands, local brews, local wines, and nonlocal oysters fill this outdoor feeding frenzy. Fri., Nov. 9, 6-11:30pm. (2012) Shoal Crossing Event Center, 8611 MoPac N., 512/261-0142. $30. seventy7degrees.com/AustinOysterFestival.html

Ongoing

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

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

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

MUELLER FARMERS MARKET Sundays, 10am-2pm Mueller Hangar, 4550 Mueller Blvd. www.texasfarmersmarket.org

HOPE FARMERS' MARKET Sundays, 11am-3pm Plaza Saltillo, 401 Comal, 512/727-8363. www.hopefarmersmarket.org

CEDAR PARK FARMERS MARKET Saturdays, 9am-1pm Lakeline Mall, 11200 Lakeline Mall Dr., Cedar Park, 512/257-8500. www.texasfarmersmarket.org/cedar-park

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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