Meal Times

Feb. 22-28

Friday 22

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.

Saturday 23

ART NIGHT AUSTIN Enjoy a seven-stop shuttle tour of galleries and shops that will be serving food from an eclectic selection of Austin restaurants. Proceeds benefit programs of Art Alliance Austin. After-party at Vuka Co-op for $25. Ticket are available online. Sat., Feb. 23, 7pm-12mid. (2013) Art Alliance Austin, 816 Congress #1140, 512/609-8587. $75 ($195, VIP badges). www.artallianceaustin.org

EMPANADA & POTSTICKER WORKSHOP Chef Katy Parker will demonstrate both Latin American and Asian turnovers in these one hour workshops at 9:30am, 11, and 12:30pm. Sat., Feb. 23, 9:30am-1:30pm. (2013) Faraday's Kitchen Store, 12918 Shops Parkway #540, 512/266-5666. $10. www.faradayskitchenstore.com

FREDERICKSBURG WINE ROAD 290 RAGIN' CAJUN EVENT Shake off the winter chill and enjoy a special Cajun dish prepared by a different Hill Country restaurant at each of the 12 wineries along the trail. Check out the map online; no tickets to buy. Sat., Feb. 23, 10am-6pm. (2013) Fredericksburg Wine Road 290, Gillespie County. www.wineroad290.com

Sunday 24

COWBOYS & GAUCHOS The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas hosts a live fire cooking celebration with foods and wines from both Latin America and Texas in the Salt Lick's pavilion. Purchase tickets online. Sun., Feb. 24, noon-4pm. (2013) The Salt Lick, 18300 FM 1826, Driftwood, 512/858-4959. $65 ($50, members; $10, kids). www.winefoodfoundation.org

HEALTHY SLOW COOKING COOK-OFF The organization called Slow Cooking in a Fast-Food World is a grassroots program that provides slow cookers and healthy menu plans to families who cannot afford them. This cook-off benefits that program. For complete details, go online. Contestants can drop off their reasonably healthy recipes and entries in slow cookers between 9:30-11:30am. Prizes will be provided by Serve Gourmet Gadgets & Goods. Tasters suggested donation is $3 kids/$5 adults or a gently used, working slow cooker. Sun., Feb. 24, 1pm. (2013) Ascension Lutheran Church, 6420 Hart Lane, 512/345-4030. www.facebook.com/SlowCookinginAFastFoodWorld

Monday 25

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/

Tuesday 26

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

Thursday 28

WINTER WINE & DINE Mike Patton and executive chef Albert Benitez will collaborate on a five-course meal with thoughtful wine pairings. Email for tickets. Thu., Feb. 28, 6:30pm. (2013) Cover 3, 2700 W. Anderson #202, 512/374-1121. $65, all inclusive. events@cover-3.com, www.cover-3.com

Friday 1

RODEO AUSTIN COWBOY BREAKFAST Every year, Austin gets the rodeo spirit by kicking things off with a big campfire breakfast on the shores of Lady Bird Lake. Begin the day with hearty victuals like biscuits and gravy, pancakes and sausages, fried catfish and hush puppies, breakfast tacos and doughnuts; then wet your whistle with milk, juice, and coffee. This free and family-friendly event always includes live music and Western-style entertainment. Wagons, whoa! Fri., March 1, 6-9am. (2013) Auditorium Shores, 920 W. Riverside.

Ongoing

$0.25 MARTINI LUNCH Select martinis for a quarter on weekdays. Mon.-Fri., 11am-2pm. The Parish Underground, 214 E. Sixth, 512/494-6078. www.bealestreettavern.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

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. www.austincc.edu/cularts/Bistro

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. info@caferuckus.com, www.caferuckus.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. www.thunderbirdaustin.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

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

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

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

JAZZ BRUNCH Sundays, 11am-2pm. CRAVE, 304 E. Second, 512/469-0000. www.cravetexas.com

LAV APRÈS-MIDI Discounted wine, cocktails, and small plates. Tuesdays-Fridays, 5-6:30pm. laV, 1501 E. Seventh, 512/391-1888. www.lavaustin.com

LAV LATE NIGHT Weekend reverse happy hour. Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30pm-close. laV, 1501 E. Seventh, 512/391-1888. www.lavaustin.com

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

MUELLER FARMERS MARKET Sundays, 9am-1pm. Mueller Hangar, 4550 Mueller Blvd. www.texasfarmersmarket.org

NATIONAL SALAD MONTH Lettuce count the ways. Mon., May 11 - Sun., May 31, Fuzzy's Taco Shop, all locations. www.fuzzystacoshop.com

PRIMETIME HAPPY HOUR Late-night happy hour. Nightly, 7-10pm. W Hotel, 200 Lavaca, 512/542-3600. www.whotelaustin.com

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

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

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

TIKI SUNDAYS AT PÉCHÉ Enjoy imaginative tiki cocktails every Sunday; grass skirts and leis optional. Sundays. Péché, 208 W. Fourth, 512/494-4011. www.pecheaustin.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

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