Food Events

June 28-30

Friday 28

ON THE PORCH MEETING WITH ANDY BROWN Travis County Judge candidate Andy Brown and former Texas Agriculture Commissioner Jim Hightower will host an on-the-porch forum for area farmers and supporters of the farm-to-table, sustainable agriculture community at Brown's East Austin home. There will be tea, lemonade, and light refreshments. Local chefs Sonya Coté and Jesse Griffiths will join Tecolote Farm owners David and Katie Pitre in talking to Brown about the local food scene and how he could serve our growing agriculture community. Fri., June 28, 1:30-3:30pm. (2013) 1403 E. Second.

SWOOP HOUSE POP-UP DINNER SERIES The Pop-Up dinner series offers multi-course, chef-driven menus where guests can bring their own beer, wine, or spirits to match the meal. Chef Jay Huang will present Japanese Kaiseki on Friday, June 28, for $75. Chef Eric Nelson Brown will present a Mexican meal on Saturday, June 29, for $55. Reserve by phone. Fri., June 28 - Sat., June 29, 7pm. (2013) Swoop House, 3012 Gonzales, 512/467-6600. www.2dine4.com

Saturday 29

FIRST ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AT CON'OLIO Owners Jeff and Tabatha Conarko invite customers to celebrate the store's first year Downtown with vinegar and olive oil tastings, giveaways, wine, and tasty bites from Lucky's Puccias, plus validated parking in the AMLI and City Hall garages. Sat., June 29, 2-5pm. (2013) 215 Lavaca. www.conolios.com

KID'S COOK AT THE FUNKYTONK FARMERS' MARKET It's kids day at the market with cooking demonstrations and classes, art booths, face painting, animal balloons, a bounce house, and live music. Sat., June 29, 9:30am-noon. (2013) North Austin Trailer Yard.

POP-UP PIGNIC The Antonellis invite you to celebrate Ham Independence at this pop-up "pignic" featuring La Quercia American-made prosciutto. Follow them on social media at 9am Saturday morning to find out the location of the picnic and then hurry to the location to pick up one of the first-come, first-serve free picnic baskets; enjoy games and live music. Donations benefit Slow Food Austin. Sat., June 29, 10am-1pm. (2013) www.antonellischeese.com

SIXTH ANNUAL BUG FESTIVAL Allen Davison shares lore on the edibility, preparation, and cooking of bugs while passing around plates of freshly cooked bugs, followed by a potluck dinner with "normal" food. Bring your own bugs, beverages, and potluck dishes. Sat., June 29, 7pm. (2013) Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Rd., 512/974-6700. $5. www.austintexas.gov/department/zilker-metropolitan-park

SWOOP HOUSE POP-UP DINNER SERIES The Pop-Up dinner series offers multi-course, chef-driven menus where guests can bring their own beer, wine, or spirits to match the meal. Chef Jay Huang will present Japanese Kaiseki on Friday, June 28, for $75. Chef Eric Nelson Brown will present a Mexican meal on Saturday, June 29, for $55. Reserve by phone. Fri., June 28 - Sat., June 29, 7pm. (2013) Swoop House, 3012 Gonzales, 512/467-6600. www.2dine4.com

Sunday 30

SUNDAY FUNDAY BENEFIT FOR KOOP RADIO Gather on the patio for all you can eat catfish, hush puppies, mac 'n' cheese, and cole slaw to benefit our community partner KOOP Radio. Sun., June 30, 2-4pm. (2013) Black Star Co-op Pub and Brewery, 7020 Easy Wind #100, 512/452-2337. $20. www.blackstar.coop

TEXAS TIKI WEEK Purveyors of fine craft cocktails all over town will strut their stuff during this weeklong party. See www.texastikiweek.com for details. Sun. June 23 & 30

Tuesday 2

TRAILER FOOD TUESDAYS Last Tuesdays through October 512/457-5664. www.thelongcenter.org/event/trailer-food-tuesdays

Thursday 4

AMAZING PIZZA RACE Why not celebrate America with a little bit of excess? This contest challenges contestants to eat three pizza pies with the fastest masticator leaving with a pair of ACL passes. Thu., July 4, 4-10pm. (2013) Umami Mia Pizzeria CLOSED. Free. www.umamimiapizzeria.com

INDEPENDENCE DAY CHILI COOK-OFF Enjoy chili and salsa samples along with chili dogs, live music, and fine wine at this annual party to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Fredericksburg. For CASI chili competition rules, go online. Competitors register with Alan Dean at 512/567-2835. Thu., July 4, 10am-5pm. (2013) Becker Vineyards, 464 Becker Farms Rd., Stonewall, 830/644-2681. $20 chili/$10 salsa. Tickets for 10 samples, $5. www.chili.org

Ongoing

12 DAYS OF DESSERTS Each dinner features desserts themed for a day in the classic song. Through Dec. 24 laV. www.lavaustin.com

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. www.austincc.edu/cularts/Bistro

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. info@caferuckus.com, www.caferuckus.com

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

ALL-NIGHT HAPPY HOUR Tipsy Tuesday until 2am. Tue., Nov. 24 - Tue., March 1. Roosevelt Room, 307 W. Fifth, 512/494-4094. www.therooseveltroomatx.com

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

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

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

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

BOURBON MONTH Through Sept. 30 Opal Divine's, all locations. www.opaldivines.com

CHARCUTERIE AND CHEESE Tue., Dec. 8 & Thu., Dec. 10 Antonelli's Cheese House, 500 Park Blvd.. $60. www.antonellischeese.com

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

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

CULT MOVIE NIGHT Projected on the wall for maximum viewing every Monday. Mon., Nov. 23 - Mon., Feb. 29. Roosevelt Room, 307 W. Fifth, 512/494-4094. www.therooseveltroomatx.com

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

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. www.fb.com/thunderbirdkoenig

HEIRLOOM TOMATO FESTIVAL Enjoy fresh-off-the-vine heirloom tomatoes. Through August 31. Crú Food & Wine Bar, both locations. www.cruawinebar.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

HOLIDAY PAIRINGS: HOW TO CELEBRATE WITH CHEESE Some of our most sought-after Winter seasonal cheeses. Tue., Nov. 17 - Thu., Dec. 17, 6:30-8:30pm. (2015) Antonelli's Cheese House, 4220 Duval St., 512/531-9610. $50. www.antonellischeese.com

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

HOTEL SAN JOSE'S BAVARIAN NIGHTS Tue., Dec. 16, (2014) Hotel San Jose, 1316 S. Congress, 512/852-2350. www.sanjosehotel.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, 512/852-2350. $24. www.sanjosehotel.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, 512/852-2350. www.sanjosehotel.com

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

MOOJO'S SHAKE-IT-UP MONDAY! Get 30% off the Shake That Cookie! Mondays. Moojo, 2322 Guadalupe, 269/873-6101. www.moojo.net

MOOJO'S SMUSH-IT WEDNESDAY! Get $1.00 off the superhero sandwich! Wednesdays. Moojo, 2322 Guadalupe, 269/873-6101. www.moojo.net

NATIONAL SALAD MONTH Lettuce count the ways. Mon., May 11 - Sun., May 31, (2015) Fuzzy's Taco Shop, all locations. www.fuzzystacoshop.com

NATIONAL SANDWICH MONTH 15% discount on all sandwiches during lunch. Through Aug. 31. The Hightower, 1209 E. Seventh, 512/524-1448. www.thehightoweraustin.com

OKTOBERFEST Traditional and special German beer, and bratwurst. Through October 31 Smoke n' Hops, 3799 Hwy. 290 E., Dripping Springs, 512/655-3069.

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

RAW NIGHTS Crudo, ceviche, and poké. Through September Mongers Market + Kitchen, 2401 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/215-8972. www.mongersaustin.com

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

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

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

SULLIVAN’S WHITE HOT PARTY Exclusive giveaways, summer entertainment and delicious eats. Fri., Sept. 4, 5-9pm. (2015) Sullivan's Steakhouse, 300 Colorado #200, 512/495-6504. www.sullivansteakhouse.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

TASTE OF THANKSGIVING Everything from vegetarian options to traditional pies. Sat., Nov. 14 - Sun., Nov. 22, (2015) Wheatsville Food Co-op, 3101 Guadalupe, 512/478-2667. www.wheatsville.coop

TEXAS FARMERS' MARKET AT LAKELINE Saturdays, 9am-1pm. Lakeline Mall, 11200 Lakeline Mall Dr., Cedar Park, 512/363-5700. www.texasfarmersmarket.org/lakeline

TEXAS FARMERS' MARKET AT MUELLER Sundays, 10am-2pm. Mueller Lake Park & Browning Hangar, 4209 Airport. www.texasfarmersmarket.org/mueller

THREE COURSE SAVORY TASTING MENU Every evening in December. $30 for wine pairing. Daily through Dec. 30 laV. $60. www.lavaustin.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

TOY DRIVE Three-week toy drive benefiting Dell Children’s Hospital at both Cedar Park locations. Through Dec. 18 PDQ, both locations. www.eatpdq.com

VINTNER DINNER SERIES: WESTCAVE CELLARS WINERY Round Mountain vintner teams up with chef Chris Huffman. Sat., Jan. 23 - Sat., Feb. 27, (2016) Blair House, 100 W. Spoke Hill Dr., Wimberley, 512/847-1111. $70. www.blairhouseinn.com

WEDNESDAY DINNER BUFFET Dinner features an array of food fairs, Russian comfort food, Ukrainian cuisine, Georgian cuisine, Central Asian cuisine, as well as the best traditional drinks like mors, kompot, and Russian tea included in the price. Wed., Nov. 18 - Wed., March 16. Russian House, 307 E. Fifth, 512/428-5442. $30. www.russianhouseofaustin.com

WHISKEY WEDNESDAY December means Scotch. Wed., Dec. 2 - Wed., Dec. 30, 4pm. (2015) 416 Bar & Grille, 5011 Burnet Rd. #150, 512/206-0540. www.416barandgrille.com

WHISKEY WEDNESDAYS Half-priced pours on select bottles of whiskeys. Wed., Nov. 25 - Wed., March 2. Roosevelt Room, 307 W. Fifth, 512/494-4094. www.therooseveltroomatx.com

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