Meal Times

BIG NIGHT CATERING BEER DINNER Big Night Catering is back with another multicourse beer pairing dinner. Sat., April 6, 7pm. (2013) The Barber Shop, 207 Mercer Street, Dripping Springs, 512/829-4636. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/349843

BLUEGRASS & BBQ WITH A SUNDAY PIG ROAST-OFF Woodstreet Bloodhounds add a bluegrass touch to the bluebonnets and a soundtrack to the party with barbecue and pizza vendors (Saturday) and the competition pig roast-off (Sunday). Call or email to register teams or individuals. Sat. & Sun., April 6 & 7, 1-4pm Becker Vineyards, 464 Becker Farms Rd., Stonewall, 830/644-2681 x311. $50 entry fee. kjbothan@gmail.com, www.beckervineyards.com

CHEF DU CINEMA GOES CLASSIC AMERICAN Chef Ron Deutsch presents George Lucas' classic American Graffiti paired with an all-American four-course menu. Reserve online or by phone. Sat., April 6, 6:30-9pm. (2013) Central Market North Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1014. $50. www.centralmarket.com

TEXAS OLIVE FESTIVAL Celebrate spring near Dripping Springs in the scenic olive groves and attractive tasting room of the Texas Hill Country Olive Company. Enjoy local food and wines, live music, cooking demos and book signings, olive orchard classes, and kids activities. Sat., April 6, 11am-6pm. (2013) Texas Hill Country Olive Company, 2530 W. Fitzhugh Rd., Dripping Springs. www.texashillcountryoliveco.com

TEXAS VEGFEST What could be better than a spring day on the shady shores of Lady Bird Lake with cooking demos, educational speakers, kids activities, live music, good food, and cold beer? Sat., April 6, 11am-6pm. (2013) Fiesta Gardens, 2100 Jesse E. Segovia St., 512/480-8318. www.texasveggest.com

CHILDREN'S PICNIC AND REAL FOOD FAIR Families are encouraged to celebrate the third anniversary of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move Initiative by packing a picnic and gathering on the grounds of the historic French Legation for an afternoon of games, live music, movies, two art exhibits, gardening and cooking demonstrations, plus local farmers and food vendors. Sun., April 7, 1-5pm. (2013) French Legation Museum, 802 San Marcos St., 512/472-8180. www.frenchlegationmuseum.org

DRINK RIBERA, DRINK SPAIN The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas invites you to sample vintages from one of Spain's top wine making regions complemented by bites from Trace restaurant. Reserve tickets online. Sun., April 7, 2-4pm. (2013) W Hotel, 200 Lavaca, 512/542-3600. $45. www.winefoodfoundation.org

LOCAL FOOD FOR THOUGHT EVENING TO KICKSTART PHOENIX FARMS Enjoy cocktails and local bites followed by an informative panel discussion about the future plans for Phoenix Farms with local farmers, foragers, and chefs moderated by Edible Austin publisher Marla Camp. Get tickets online. Sun., April 7, 7pm. (2013) Olive & June, 3411 Glenview, 512/467-9898. $30 ($60, VIP). www.locavorenextdoor.eventbrite.com

BARREL-AGED CRAFT BEER DINNER Avery Brewing Company presents a selection of barrel-aged craft beers paired with a multicourse dinner. Reserve by phone. Mon., April 8, 6pm. (2013) Easy Tiger, 709 E. Sixth, 512/614-4972. $100. www.easytigeraustin.com

CULTUREMAP TASTEMAKER AWARDS Celebrate Austin's culinary movers and shakers as recognized by CultureMap at this second annual gala at the Driskill to benefit the Austin Food and Wine Alliance. Thu., April 11, 6:30pm. (2013) The Driskill Hotel, 604 Brazos, 512/439-1234. $50 ($100, VIP). www.austin.culturemap.com/tastemakers/tickets


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

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

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

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