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Feb. 15-21

WINTER COOKING CLASS SERIES Chef Bess Giannakakis' winter cooking series is ongoing with small weekly classes scheduled in January and February at her lovely bed and breakfast overlooking Lady Bird Lake. Class schedule, prices, and registration info are online. Mon., Jan. 14 - Mon., Feb. 25, (2013) Gateway Guesthouse, 1001 E Riverside, 512/326-2646. www.gatewayguest.com/food-and-wine/cooking-classes/

SIMPLIFY COOKING CLASS SERIES Chef Katy Parker is back with the hands-on five-week series designed to teach fundamentals and build culinary knowledge. Choose mornings (10am-noon) or evenings (6-8pm) for five weeks beginning this week. Reserve by phone. Tuesdays through Feb. 26, 10am-noon Faraday's Kitchen Store, 12918 Shops Parkway #540, 512/266-5666. $249. www.faradayskitchenstore.com

ANTONELLI'S CHEESE SHOP THIRD ANNIVERSARY The Antonellis celebrate by giving away free cheese plates at two different restaurants that feature their cheeses, every day during the week of Feb. 11-15, on a first-come, first-serve basis until the cheeses run out. Also during that same week, purchase cheese from any business selling Antonelli's cheeses and take your receipt into the cheese shop for a 5% discount off a purchase. Check out their website for a daily list of participating restaurants and stores. Antonelli's Cheese Shop, 4220 Duval St., 512/531-9610. www.antonellischeese.com

SOUTH AUSTIN BREWING ANNIVERSARY Live music and special brews for the occasion. Sat., Feb. 16, noon-5pm. (2013) South Austin Brewing Company, 415 E. St. Elmo Ste. 1-D. $25. www.southaustinbrewing.com

TEXAS HUMANE HEROES CHILI COOK-OFF Chili cooks and chili lovers alike are invited to attend this fundraiser for Texas Humane Heroes. Registration fee for teams/individual contestants is $30 in advance or on the day of the event. CJ's Catering will provide chili for all paying guests, who will also get to taste samples of the competing chilis and vote on their favorites. Prizes awarded to the top three recipes. Sat., Feb. 16, 1-3pm. (2013) Texas Humane Heroes, 10930 E. Crystal Falls Parkway, Leander, 512/260-3604. $10 ($5, kids under 10). www.texashumaneheroes.org

RED & WHITE 2013 LUNCHEON AT THE LAVENDER HOUSE Enjoy a multicourse luncheon paired with red and white wines in the Lavender Haus reception hall. Reserve by phone or online. Sun., Feb. 17, 12:30pm. (2013) Becker Vineyards, 464 Becker Farms Rd., Stonewall, 800/946-9463. $75, plus tax. www.beckervineyards.com

FARM FRESH DINNER AT THE SWOOP HOUSE Chef John Bullington presents a multicourse early spring meal at the Swoop House. As usual, check out the menu online and BYOB. Reserve online or by phone. Thu., Feb. 21, 7pm. (2013) Swoop House, 3012 Gonzales, 512/467-6600. $55, plus tax and tip. www.2dine4.com

THIRD THURSDAYS IN THE GRUENE HISTORIC DISTRICT The Grapevine presents an opportunity to meet a different Texas winemaker and craft brewer every month in their popular tasting room. This month, meet the Gilstraps from Texas Hills Vineyards and try three of their best wines. The evening kicks off with Blanco's Real Ale beer on tap. Thu., Feb. 21, 5-8pm. (2013) Gruene Historic District, New Braunfels.

SAKÉ & A MOVIE UNDER THE STARS Enjoy a family-friendly and educational evening with the first saké made from Texas rice. Guest speakers and our Toji will answer questions, we'll show a movie under the stars (bring your lawn chair), and the Best Wurst will sell sausages. Fri., Feb. 22, 6-9pm. (2013) Texas Sake Company, 5501 N. Lamar. Free.

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, 412 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