Meal Times

Nov. 22-29

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

HOLIDAY SHOPPING SPREE Avoid the Black Friday crowds at a relaxed holiday shopping spree in the pavilion where more than 20 artisan vendors will be selling everything from chocolate truffles to jewelry. Make reservations by phone for brunch (11am-1pm) or lunch (1-4pm) in the bistro or call ahead for alfresco dining in the pavilion with wood-fired pizza and salad. Fri., Nov. 23 - Sat., Nov. 24, 11am-5pm. (2012) Flat Creek Estate Vineyard & Winery, 24912 Singleton Bend East, Marble Falls, 512/267-6310. www.flatcreekestate.com

ANDIAMO MONTHLY WINE DINNER Enjoy the monthly wine dinner series with a multicourse Italian meal with wine selections by sommelier Pier Manna. Reserve by phone. Tue., Nov. 27, 7pm. (2012) Andiamo Ristorante, 2521 Rutland, 512/719-3377. $45. www.andiamoitaliano.com

COOKING CLASS & BOOK SIGNING Salt Lick owner/pit master Scott Roberts presents a cooking class based on recipes from The Salt Lick Cookbook - A Story of Land, Family, and Love (UT Press) followed by a book signing. Reserve by phone; $60. Tue., Nov. 27, 6:30-9pm. (2012) Central Market North Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1014. www.centralmarket.com

FOOD FOR THOUGHT BENEFIT FOR COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS Attending this venerable sip-and-stroll charity event gives you the chance to check out the premium facilities at the new race track, enjoy good food and drinks, and support Communities in Schools, all at the same time. To purchase tickets, go online. Thu., Nov. 29, 6:30-9:30pm. (2012) Circuit of the Americas Track, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd., 512/301-6600. www.foodforthought.ticketleap.com

GRAND OPENING AT JEZEBEL & BAR MIRABEAU Chef/owner Parind Vora invites friends to formally celebrate the openings of the new version of Restaurant Jezebel and Bar Mirabeau at gala events in both the restaurant and bar. Make necessary reservations for dinner in the bar or restaurant by phone. Enjoy live jazz and complimentary passed appetizers on the deck overlooking Shoal Creek. 25% of the evening's proceeds will benefit Citizen Generation. Thu., Nov. 29, 6pm-12mid. (2012) Bar Mirabeau CLOSED. www.barmirabeau.com

TEXAS HOUSE FARM-TO-TABLE FOOD CAUCUS RECEPTION & DINNER Bipartisan caucus founders Rep. Eddie Rodriguez and Rep. Lois Kolkhorst host a fundraiser at Austin's oldest urban farm featuring the best in Texas foods and beverages. Thu., Nov. 29, 5:30-8:30pm. (2012) Boggy Creek Farm, 3414 Lyons, 512/926-4650. $100 ($175 per couple). www.buildacrowd.com/event/192

GLOW IN THE DARK KICKBOXING Make a minimum donation of $30 to the Cheyanna Foundation for Children to participate in an outdoor fitness kickboxing lesson followed by a healthy meal and skinny cocktail. RSVP by phone. Fri., Nov. 30, 6:30pm. (2012) Draft Pick American Grill, 1620 E. Riverside. www.draftpickaustin.com


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

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

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

12 DAYS OF DESSERTS Each dinner features desserts themed for a day in the classic song. Through Dec. 24 LaV, 1501 E. Seventh, 512/391-1888. www.lavaustin.com

HOTEL SAN JOSE'S BAVARIAN NIGHTS Tue., Dec. 16, (2014) Hotel San Jose, 1316 S. Congress, 512/852-2360. www.sanjosehotel.com