TRAILER FOOD TUESDAYS Last Tuesdays through October The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside, 512/457-5664. www.thelongcenter.org/event/trailer-food-tuesdays
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.
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
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
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
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.
'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
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.finnandporter.com