Meal Times

Aug. 17-22

Friday 16

CHARITY WRISTBAND PROGRAM RETURNS The nonprofit partner this month is East Austin Children's Promise: for a minimum donation of $1 to the charity wristband program, get 10% discounts on any prepared beverage until Aug. 31. All local Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf locations.

Saturday 17

6 COURSES, 6 RIESLINGS DINNER Chef Sara Lindsey presents a six-course meal paired with six diverse Riesling vintages in the upstairs dining room. Reserve online. Sat., Aug. 17, 7pm. (2013) Royal Blue Grocery, 609 Congress, 512/469-5888. $75. www.royalbluegrocery.com

CHARITY WRISTBAND PROGRAM RETURNS The nonprofit partner this month is East Austin Children's Promise: for a minimum donation of $1 to the charity wristband program, get 10% discounts on any prepared beverage until Aug. 31. All local Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf locations.

GRAPE STOMP & HARVEST FESTIVAL The festival offers plenty of family recreation with tours, live music, and casual food on the patio, plus two seatings (11:30am and 1:30pm) of chef-prepared lunches and cooking demos that require online or phone reservations. Sat., Aug. 17 & 24, 11am-6pm Fall Creek Vineyards, 1820 CR 222, Tow, 325/379-5361. www.fcv.com

ICE CREAM SOCIAL BENEFIT FOR SAFEPLACE Earn a spoon to eat pastry chef Janina O'Leary's delectable frozen treats by donating school supplies for the SafePlace back-to-school drive. Flavors for adults, kids, and dogs. Sat., Aug. 17, 1-3pm. (2013) Trace at the W Hotel, 200 Lavaca, 512/542-3660. www.safeplace.org/backtoschool

PASTA MAKING CLASS Chef Katie Parker presents a hands-on class with basic pasta dough and a pasta machine, followed by a pasta feast! Register by phone. Sat., Aug. 17, 10am-noon. (2013) Faraday's Kitchen Store, 12918 Shops Parkway #540, 512/266-5666. $45. www.faradayskitchenstore.com

Sunday 18

CHARITY WRISTBAND PROGRAM RETURNS The nonprofit partner this month is East Austin Children's Promise: for a minimum donation of $1 to the charity wristband program, get 10% discounts on any prepared beverage until Aug. 31. All local Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf locations.

L'OCA D'ORO POP-UP DINNERS Check out the free-flowing food and drinks at the James Brown Social ($60) on Sunday, Aug. 18 or sign up for six courses of food and wine inspired by Led Zeppelin ($70/$105) on Sunday, Aug. 25. Franklin Barbecue, 900 E. 11th, 512/653-1187. www.franklinbarbecue.com

Monday 19

CHARITY WRISTBAND PROGRAM RETURNS The nonprofit partner this month is East Austin Children's Promise: for a minimum donation of $1 to the charity wristband program, get 10% discounts on any prepared beverage until Aug. 31. All local Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf locations.

CHUY'S 25TH ANNUAL GREEN CHILE FESTIVAL Chuy's once again presents Austin's original festival celebrating green chiles imported from Hatch, New Mexico. Enjoy special menu items, custom cocktails, prizes, souvenirs, and a social media photo contest to dine free at Chuy's for a year. All local Chuy's locations.

Tuesday 20

CHARITY WRISTBAND PROGRAM RETURNS The nonprofit partner this month is East Austin Children's Promise: for a minimum donation of $1 to the charity wristband program, get 10% discounts on any prepared beverage until Aug. 31. All local Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf locations.

CHUY'S 25TH ANNUAL GREEN CHILE FESTIVAL Chuy's once again presents Austin's original festival celebrating green chiles imported from Hatch, New Mexico. Enjoy special menu items, custom cocktails, prizes, souvenirs, and a social media photo contest to dine free at Chuy's for a year. All local Chuy's locations.

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

Wednesday 21

CHARITY WRISTBAND PROGRAM RETURNS The nonprofit partner this month is East Austin Children's Promise: for a minimum donation of $1 to the charity wristband program, get 10% discounts on any prepared beverage until Aug. 31. All local Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf locations.

CHUY'S 25TH ANNUAL GREEN CHILE FESTIVAL Chuy's once again presents Austin's original festival celebrating green chiles imported from Hatch, New Mexico. Enjoy special menu items, custom cocktails, prizes, souvenirs, and a social media photo contest to dine free at Chuy's for a year. All local Chuy's locations.

Thursday 22

CHARITY WRISTBAND PROGRAM RETURNS The nonprofit partner this month is East Austin Children's Promise: for a minimum donation of $1 to the charity wristband program, get 10% discounts on any prepared beverage until Aug. 31. All local Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf locations.

CHUY'S 25TH ANNUAL GREEN CHILE FESTIVAL Chuy's once again presents Austin's original festival celebrating green chiles imported from Hatch, New Mexico. Enjoy special menu items, custom cocktails, prizes, souvenirs, and a social media photo contest to dine free at Chuy's for a year. All local Chuy's locations.

Friday 23

'BACON NATION' COOKING CLASS Recipe developer Marie Rama, co-author of Bacon Nation, teaches recipes from the book. Reserve by phone; price of class includes signed copy of book. Fri., Aug. 23, 6:30-9pm. (2013) Central Market North Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1014. $65. www.centralmarket.com

CHARITY WRISTBAND PROGRAM RETURNS The nonprofit partner this month is East Austin Children's Promise: for a minimum donation of $1 to the charity wristband program, get 10% discounts on any prepared beverage until Aug. 31. All local Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf locations.

SUSHI 101 DINNER & DEMO Sushi chef Triet Huynh presents a hands-on sushi preparation class followed by a multicourse dinner. Reserve by phone. Fri., Aug. 23, 6:30pm. (2013) Finn & Porter, 500 E. Fourth, 512/493-4900. $70. www.finnandporteraustin.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.bealestreettavern.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 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

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

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