Meal Times

Saturday 6

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.

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.,

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.

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.

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.

Sunday 7

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.

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.

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).

Monday 8

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.

Thursday 11

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).


$0.25 MARTINI LUNCH Select martinis for a quarter on weekdays. Monday-Friday, 11-2 The Parish Underground, 214 E. Sixth, 512/494-6078.

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.

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.

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.,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.,

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

MUELLER FARMERS MARKET Sundays, 10am-2pm Mueller Hangar, 4550 Mueller Blvd.

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

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

SFC EAST FARMERS' MARKET Tuesdays, 3pm-7pm Corner of MLK & Miriam.

SFC FARMERS' MARKET AT THE TRIANGLE Wednesdays, 3-7pm Triangle Park, 4700 N. Lamar, 512/452-1404.

SFC SUNSET VALLEY FARMERS' MARKET Saturdays, 9am-1pm Toney Burger Activity Center, 3200 Jones, 512/414-2096.

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

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.

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

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.

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