Meal Times

ITALIAN-STYLE FAMILY DINNER A multicourse family-style meal is the next installment of the dinner series here. Reserve by phone or email. Fri., March 22, 8pm. (2013) Noble Sandwich Co., 12233 RR 620 N. #105, 512/382-6248. $65. noblepigaustin@gmail.com, www.noblesandwiches.com

SPRING FLING MUSICAL & CULINARY CELEBRATION After Hours Concerts presents the Zenith Quintet performing music inspired by the season enhanced by culinary bites created from the farm's fresh, organic produce. Sat., March 23, 6:30-9:30pm. (2013) Springdale Farm, 755 Springdale, 512/386-8899. $20. www.afterhoursconcerts.com

JAMMIN PRESERVATIONISTS - THE FIRST FOODIES OF TEXAS Food historian and Chronicle contributing food writer MM Pack will be joined by Confituras owner Stephanie McClenny for a talk on food preservation in Texas. The presentation will include some demonstration as well as food samples. Sun., March 24, 2pm. (2013) Neill-Cochran House Museum, 2310 San Gabriel. $10 (free, members).

JUMP START RAW FOODS & JUICE CLEANSE PROGRAM Get spring off to a good start through a New Earth Center program that provides the knowledge, recipes, and inspiration for success on a guided, seven-day cleanse. Sign up online. Sun., March 24, (2013) Faraday's Kitchen Store, 12918 Shops Parkway #540, 512/266-5666. $97 (food not included). www.newearthcenter.com

MONTHLY WINE DINNER Sommelier Pier Manna hosts the monthly wine dinner featuring breads and desserts inspired by two holidays that fall in March this year, St. Joseph's Day and Easter. Reserve by phone. Tue., March 26, 7pm. (2013) Andiamo Ristorante, 2521 Rutland, 512/719-3377. $50. www.andiamoitaliano.com

BAR OLYMPICS LEAGUE KICK-OFF PARTY Lucy's partners up with PongRock to create Austin's first Bar Olympics League which will hold eight weeks of competitions in such bar games as ping pong, ring toss, and trivia on Wednesday nights. The party offers early registration and a chance to practice for competition that begins April 3 at Lucy's. Bar Olympics includes weekly prizes, a finals tournament, and a Grand Prize. Register online. Wed., March 27, 7pm. (2013) Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant. $80 per four-person team. www.pongrock.com/social/olympics/olympicregister

SPRING WINE DINNER Executive Chef Albert Benitez and James Korrodi host the multicourse dinner with lobster, scallop, quail, and lamb dishes paired with wines. Reserve by phone or email. Thu., March 28, 6:30pm. (2013) Cover 3, 2700 W. Anderson #202, 512/374-1121. $65 (all inclusive). events@cover-3.com, www.cover-3.com

COMMUNITY CRAWFISH BOIL The folks at 2Dine4 are throwing a festive crawfish boil to help their friend and co-worker Lynn Smith with medical expenses. The casual party is in the garden; be sure to BYOB. RSVP via email so they'll know how many pounds of crawfish to boil. Fri., March 29, 6pm. (2013) Swoop House, 3012 Gonzales, 512/467-6600. $15 donation. supperfriends@2dine4.com, www.2dine4.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