Meal Times

July 11-18

Friday 12

FOOD FOR EVERY WINE/ WINE FOR EVERY FOOD SIP & STROLL Pair wine selections with international food samples at stations set up throughout both Central Market locations. Fri., July 12, 4-8pm. (2013) Central Market North, Central Market South. $10.

PRIX FIXE PRE-CONCERT DINNER SERIES Enjoy a prix fixe meal including an appetizer, pasta, and dessert before the 17th annual Austin Chamber Festival's summer concert series: Friday and Saturday nights before the shows start at 7;30pm and Sunday afternoons before 3pm. Fri., July 12 - Sun., July 28, (2013) Gusto Italian Kitchen + Wine Bar, 4800 Burnet Rd., 512/458-1100. $17. www.gustoitaliankitchen.com

RED RABBIT BAKERY TRAILER GRAND OPENING Join the Red Rabbit bakers in a celebration of their new food trailer outlet with free beer, entertainment, prizes, and great vegan doughnuts. Fri., July 12, 7-10pm. (2013) 701 E. 53rd. www.redrabbitbakery.com

Saturday 13

ASTI'S LOBSTERFEST Chef Jacob Weaver presents a three-course prix-fixe lobster meal with salad, pasta, and dessert for two. Mention Lobsterfest when making reservations by phone. July 11-13 Asti, 408-C E. 43rd, 512/451-1218. $95. www.astiaustin.com

BIKINIS TEXAS KICK-OFF WEEKEND Opening of the new event facility and Bikini Hall of Fame will include live music all day, a bikini contest, food from Black's Barbecue, a meet & greet appearance by Carmen Electra, and a wristband-only performance by Jerry Jeff Walker in Guller Hall. Air-conditioned buses will depart from Bikinis North (6901 N. I-35) at 11am and 3pm. Tickets online. Sat., July 13, noon-10pm. (2013) Bikinis, Texas, 7905 Old San Antonio Road, Fredericksburg. bikinistexas.com/

PRIX FIXE PRE-CONCERT DINNER SERIES Enjoy a prix fixe meal including an appetizer, pasta, and dessert before the 17th annual Austin Chamber Festival's summer concert series: Friday and Saturday nights before the shows start at 7;30pm and Sunday afternoons before 3pm. Fri., July 12 - Sun., July 28, (2013) Gusto Italian Kitchen + Wine Bar, 4800 Burnet Rd., 512/458-1100. $17. www.gustoitaliankitchen.com

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

VIVA TEQUILA FIESTA WITH LUCINDA HUTSON Meet author Lucinda Hutson and buy a signed copy of her new book Viva Tequila! First 100 people will enjoy Lucinda's El Jimador punch and select appetizers. Sat., July 13, 1-4pm. (2013) Santa Rita Tex Mex Cantina, 1206 W. 38th, 512/419-7482. www.santaritacantina.com

Sunday 14

BASTILLE DAY DINNER Chef Jay Huang presents a multicourse French dinner. Check out the menu online to figure out your own wine, beer, or spirits pairings. Reserve by phone. Sun., July 14, 7pm. (2013) Swoop House, 3012 Gonzales, 512/467-6600. $95. www.2dine4.com

PRIX FIXE PRE-CONCERT DINNER SERIES Enjoy a prix fixe meal including an appetizer, pasta, and dessert before the 17th annual Austin Chamber Festival's summer concert series: Friday and Saturday nights before the shows start at 7;30pm and Sunday afternoons before 3pm. Fri., July 12 - Sun., July 28, (2013) Gusto Italian Kitchen + Wine Bar, 4800 Burnet Rd., 512/458-1100. $17. www.gustoitaliankitchen.com

Tuesday 16

THUNDERING PAWS ANIMAL SANCTUARY BENEFIT Representatives of Thundering Paws will be on hand with information about their services and 10% of the restaurant's proceeds will be donated to support their efforts. Tue., July 16, 11:15am-10pm. (2013) Mother's Cafe & Garden, 4215 Duval St., 512/451-3994. www.motherscafeaustin.com

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

Thursday 18

OLIVIA SUMMER DINNER SERIES The Peach Dinner is next in the series. Reserve by phone; seven courses with wine pairings. Thu., July 18, 7pm. (2013) Olivia, 2043 S. Lamar, 512/804-2700. $75. www.olivia-austin.com

ROLLING ROADSHOW PREMIERE OF CRAFTING A NATION Bring lawn chairs or blankets for an outdoor screening of this documentary film about the craft brewing revolution with producer Courtney Cobb. Enjoy Jester King brews and Stanley's Farmhouse Pizza. 21 and older; movie begins at sunset. Purchase tickets online. Thu., July 18, 7pm. (2013) Jester King Craft Brewery, 13005 Fitzhugh Rd., Bldg. B, 512/537-5100. www.jesterkingbrewery.com

SAVORY GOES TO SPAIN Chef Fer Candil of Paellas, Tapas, & More Catering presents a class based on classic Spanish food. Reserve by phone. Thu., July 18, 6-8pm. (2013) Savory Spice Shop North Austin, 10000 Research Blvd. #129, 512/795-0770. $40.

Friday 19

CUPCAKES & COCKTAILS The Austin Food Blogger Alliance hosts their annual fundraiser featuring cupcakes from local bakeries, restaurants, and caterers paired with cocktails made from local spirits. Tickets online. Fri., July 19, 6-9pm. (2013) Le Cordon Bleu, 3110 Esperanza Crossing #100, 866/337-9293. $35. www.cupcakesandcocktails2013.eventbrite.com

PRIX FIXE PRE-CONCERT DINNER SERIES Enjoy a prix fixe meal including an appetizer, pasta, and dessert before the 17th annual Austin Chamber Festival's summer concert series: Friday and Saturday nights before the shows start at 7;30pm and Sunday afternoons before 3pm. Fri., July 12 - Sun., July 28, (2013) Gusto Italian Kitchen + Wine Bar, 4800 Burnet Rd., 512/458-1100. $17. www.gustoitaliankitchen.com

WEDDING OAK WINERY DINNER Chef Travis Finch presents a farm to table dinner featuring Winters Family Beef, vegetables and pecans from King's Crossing Farm, and honey desserts from Spiral Horn Apiary with wine pairings. Reserve online. Fri., July 19, 6-8pm. (2013) Wedding Oak Winery, 316 E. Wallace, San Saba, 325/372-4050. $75. www.weddingoakwinery.com

Ongoing

$0.25 MARTINI LUNCH Select martinis for a quarter on weekdays. Mon.-Fri., 11am-2pm. The Parish Underground, 214 E. Sixth, 512/494-6078. www.parishunderground.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

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 sake carafes. Wednesdays, 11am-10pm. Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen, 1303 S. Congress, 512/444-8081. www.luckyrobotrestaurant.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

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

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

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.thunderbirdaustin.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

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, 512/852-2360. 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, 512/852-2360. $24. www.sanjosehotel.com

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

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

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

MUELLER FARMERS MARKET Sundays, 9am-1pm. Mueller Hangar, 4550 Mueller Blvd. www.texasfarmersmarket.org

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

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

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

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

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