Meal Times

March 8-14

AUSTIN BACON TAKEDOWN Matt Timms will be back in town with his annual Bacon Takedown, encouraging home cooks to create their most crowd-pleasing dish with Hormel Black Label Bacon to enter in the competition. Grand prize is always a year's supply of the porky product. To get more details and register, go online Sat., March 9, 2-4pm. (2013) Hickory Street. www.thetakedowns.com

SCHOLIUM PROJECT METAPHYSICAL LECTURE & WINE DINNER Restaurant Jezebel chef/owner Parind Vora teams up with renegade winery, Scholium Project, for a lecture on the topic of Eating Animals with a tasting of their wines on Saturday, March 9 at 7pm for $60. On Sunday night, March 10, the restaurant will offer a five-course dinner with wine pairings for $250. Reserve by phone. Sat., March 9, 6:30pm. (2013) Restaurant Jezebel, 800 W. Sixth #100, 512/436-9643. www.restaurantjezebel.com

PATI JINICH COOKING CLASS PBS cooking teacher and cookbook author Pati Jinich presents recipes from her new book Pati's Mexican Table – The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking. Reserve by phone for class and signed copy of the book. Sun., March 10, 12:30pm. (2013) Central Market North Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1014. $80. www.centralmarket.com

HALF-CIRCLE ELEVEN POP-UP RESTAURANT Chef Chris Chism launches a new pop-up restaurant named for the 100-year-old brand on his family's ranch. The multicourse, prix-fixe meals will include one complimentary cocktail prepared by the chef, plus a full cash bar and available wine pairings. Seatings at 6, 6:30, and 7pm. Reserve by phone or email. Wed.-Thu., March 13-14, 6pm Donn's Depot, 1600 W. Fifth, 571-3664. $50. reservations@halfcircleeleven.com, www.donnsdepot.com

NATIONAL PI DAY Don't worry about the math, just eat the pie. Thu., March 14, 4pm. (2013) Black Star Co-op Pub and Brewery, 7020 Easy Wind #100, 452-2337. www.blackstar.coop


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