Meal Times

April 25-May 2

AUSTIN FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL Food & Wine Magazine hosts a weekend of demos, tastings, seminars, and parties, featuring local and national chefs. See austinchronicle.com/blogs/food for preview. April 26-28 Butler Park, 1000 Barton Springs Rd., 512/974-6700. $250-850. www.austinfoodandwinefestival.com

TEXAS CRAWFISH & MUSIC FESTIVAL IN OLD TOWN SPRING Enjoy a stellar lineup of musical talent along with carnival rides, local arts and crafts, family-friendly fun, crawfish, and other food and drinks during this three-day party in Old Town Spring. Details and tickets online. Fri., April 26, 5pm-11pm; Sat., April 27, 11am-11pm; Sun., April 28, 11am-9pm www.texascrawfishfestival.com

BOOK SIGNING AT COSTCO Case Fischer and Mark Wieser will sign copies of Fischer & Wieser's Fredericksburg Flavors (Bright Sky Press) and present a food demo with some of their products. Sat., April 27, 11am-2pm. (2013) Costco, 10401 Research, 512/634-2250. www.costco.com

HILL COUNTRY WINE & MUSIC FESTIVAL Revel in the beauty of the Hill Country while enjoying music, wine, beer, and food to benefit the campaign to build the Texas Center for Wine & Culinary Arts in Fredericksburg. Wine and food will be available for purchase and tickets include souvenir wine glass, seven wine tasting tickets, and food samples. Sat., April 27, 11am-7pm. (2013) Wildseed Farms, 425 Wildflower Hills, Fredericksburg, 800/848-0078. $20. www.wildseedfarms.com

CRAWFISH BOIL FUNDRAISER Enjoy crawfish and music when Austin Food for Life and Lenoir host a benefit for the medical bills of little Alice Heard. Sun., April 28, 1-6pm. (2013) Lenoir, 1807 S. First, 512/215-9778. $25 donation. www.lenoirrestaurant.com

WORLDWIDE VEGAN BAKESALE Proceeds go to the Sunny Day Farms Animal Sanctuary. Sun., April 28, 11am-2pm. (2013) Counter Culture, 2337 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/524-1540. Donations appreciated. www.facebook.com/events/275853752549860/?ref=2

SIMI WINE DINNER Simi Winery chef Kolin Vazzoler joins chef Albert Benitez to prepare a special dinner paired with Simi Wines. Reserve via email. Mon., April 29, 6:30pm. (2013) Cover 3, 2700 W. Anderson #202, 512/374-1121. $75. events@cover-3.com, www.cover-3.com

MONTHLY WINE DINNER Sommelier Pier Manna hosts the four-course monthly wine dinner. Reserve by phone. Tue., April 30, 7pm. (2013) Andiamo Ristorante, 2521 Rutland, 512/719-3377. $50. www.andiamoitaliano.com

TRAILER FOOD TUESDAYS Tue., April 30, 5-9pm. (2013) The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside, 512/474-5664. www.trailerfooddiaries.com

AMERICAN WHISKEY FESTIVAL Opal's annual event presents the best of American Bourbons as well as Tennessee and Canadian Ryes, over 60 varieties in all. Brand ambassadors will be on hand with swag and Chef DJ will prepare appetizers. Thu., May 2, 7-10pm. (2013) Opal Divine's Penn Field, 3601-K S. Congress, 512/707-0237. $35 ($30, advance). www.opaldivines.com

BASIC HOG BUTCHERY Instructor Ren Hogue will demonstrate butchering a half hog from start to finish, and we'll provide the opportunity to put that knowledge to good use. Some knife skills required. Email to register. Thu., May 2, 6pm. (2013) Salt & Time Butcher Shop & Salumeria, 1912 E. Seventh, 512/524-1383. $150. info@saltandtime.com, www.saltandtime.com

SHERRY & TAPAS DINNER Chefs Andrew MacArthur and Luke Hursey will prepare six courses of tapas complemented by sherries from the Jerez region chosen by Francisco Terrazas. Reserve by phone. Thu., May 2, 6:30pm. (2013) Fino Restaurant Patio & Bar, 2905 San Gabriel, 512/474-2905. $55. www.finoaustin.com

SWIFT'S ATTIC BIRTHDAY TREATS Celebrate the restaurant's first anniversary by taking advantage of the 25% lunchtime discount, the return of some popular menu items, and a special dessert menu designed by pastry chef Callie Speer, all month long. Thu., May 2, 11am-2pm. (2013) Swift's Attic, 315 Congress, 512/482-8842. www.swiftsattic.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