Meal Times

May 2-9

AUSTIN BAKES FOR WEST More than 80 Austin bakers and confectioners, both professional and amateur alike, are contributing to this citywide bake sale at eight locations around the city. For complete details and bake sale locations, go to our Food blog, On the Range. Sat., May 4, 10am-2pm. (2013)

MINT JULEPS FOR DERBY DAY Drink.Well owners Michael and Jessica Sanders host their first Derby Day party, complete with fancy hats, a menu of innovative mint juleps, games of chance, and traditional Kentucky Hot Browns to eat. Sat., May 4, 4pm-12mid. (2013) Drink.Well, 207 E. 53rd, 512/614-6683. www.drinkwellaustin.com

CINCO DE MAYO DOWNTOWN BLOCK PARTY La Condesa teams up with Univision to present their fifth Cinco de Mayo fiesta, covering the entire block of West Second between Guadalupe and San Antonio. This free and family-friendly event offers kids activities and a menu with Mexican street corn, tacos, margaritas, aguas frescas, and Mexican beers. Este Vato, Bombasta, La Guerilla, Charanga Cakewalk, and more will provide the musical entertainment. Sun., May 5, 1-9pm. (2013) La Condesa, 400 W. Second, 512/499-0300. www.lacondesa.com/austin

MARYLAND CRAB FEAST Enjoy live music, MLB games, and beer specials while learning how to pick delicious blue crabs prepared Maryland style, boiled with corn and covered with Old Bay Seasoning. Sun., May 5, 2pm. (2013) Bar 96, 96 Rainey, 512/433-6604. www.96austin.com

FARM TO PLATE BENEFIT DINNER This sip and stroll event benefits the Sustainable Food Center and features locally sourced spring dishes from more than 25 local chefs, plus wine, beer, and cocktails. This year marks the first Sustainable Food Changemakers Award, which will be given to the Meredith family. Buy tickets online. Thu., May 9, 6:30-9:30pm. (2013) Barr Mansion, 10463 Sprinkle, 512/926-6907. $125. www.sustainablefoodcenter.org/events

BUZZ MILL JAMBOREE The first annual Jamboree will offer live music, a pig roast, flapjack eating, beef jerky making, plus all kinds of games with prizes, and a raffle to win free coffee for a year. Fri., May 10, 4-11pm. (2013) Buzz Mill Coffee, 1505 Town Creek, 512/912-9221. www.buzzmillcoffee.com

PACHANGA FEST While the pan-Latin music offerings at this fest are the main attractions, the culinary menu is coming on strong with Chingo Bling tamales, Serranos Especial, Juanita's Mexican Foods, La Fantabulous Taqueria, Mmmpanadas, Mom & Pops paletas, Aguirre's Roasted Corn, hot dogs from Frank, Slab BBQ, tapas from Tapas Bravas, and sno-cones from Snowie Shaved Ice available to buy. VIP ticket holders get access to air-conditioning, a private bar, and an upscale menu from El Naranjo, Tapas Bravas, Fresa's Chicken, and Tamale House East. Fri., May 10 - Sat., May 11, 6:30-11pm, noon-11pm. (2013) Fiesta Gardens, 2100 Jesse E. Segovia St., 512/480-8318. $42 ($70, two-day pass) or VIP, $75 ($150). www.pachangafest.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