Meal Times

Aug. 23-29

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.

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

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.finnandporteraustin.com

HOT SAUCE FESTIVAL BOOK SIGNING & FROZEN COCKTAIL HOUR Get your palate prepped for tomorrow's Hot Sauce Festival with cooling drinks and a bevy of authors – including Robb Walsh, Randy Clemens, and David Garrido – signing their latest works that cover the spicy side of things edible. Sat., Aug. 24, 5:30pm. (2013) Garrido's CLOSED. Free. www.facebook.com/events/551653511536504

THE ANNUAL GRAPE STOMP Enjoy tours, tastings, food and craft vendors, and live music all day. You can also stomp some grapes and leave footprints on a souvenir T-shirt. Sat., Aug. 24 & 31, 10am-6pm; Sun., Aug. 25 & Sept. 1, noon-5pm Becker Vineyards, 464 Becker Farms Rd., Stonewall, 800/946-9463. www.beckervineyards.com

TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL FIESTA KISS-FM hosts a Sunday Funday where guests can compete for prizes by showing off their coolest shades or college ID. Enjoy El Jimador Tequila cocktails at happy hour prices and a free queso bar. Sun., Aug. 25, 3-7pm. (2013) Santa Rita Tex Mex Cantina, 1206 W. 38th, 512/419-7482. www.santaritacantina.com

ANNIVERSARY BREWER'S DINNER Chef George Powell and brewer Kevin Roark will create a five-course dinner paired with some of their finest craft beers. Dinner includes a tour of the brewery and a souvenir pint glass. Reserve by phone. Wed., Aug. 28, 7pm. (2013) North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery, 10010 Capital of TX Hwy. N., 512/467-6969. $49. www.nxnwbrew.com

CHEF SHOWDOWN WITH BEETNIK FOODS Beetnik chef David Perkins will throw down against Barley Swine pastry chef Kyle McKinney while guests enjoy food, beer, wine, cocktails, and live music. Thu., Aug. 29, 7pm. (2013) Beetnik Foods, 2600 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/584-8228. $20 at the door. www.beetnikfoods.com

RUSSIAN HOUSE VODKA FEST Experience vodka with the people who know it best and boast one of the largest selections of vodkas in town. Tastings, infusions, appetizers, and DJ music. Tickets online. Thu., Aug. 29, 7-11pm. (2013) Russian House, 307 E. Fifth, 512/428-5442. $15 ($100, VIP). www.vodkafest.eventbrite.com

PESCATARIANO DINNER Supper Friends hosts a multicourse Italian fisherman's dinner. Reserve online and BYOB. Fri., Aug. 30, 7pm. (2013) Swoop House at 2Dine4 Catering, 3012 Gonzales, 512/467-6600. $75, all-inclusive. www.2dine4.com

WHITE HOT SUMMER NIGHT Don your coolest white attire and say goodbye to summer with specially priced white on white dishes, white wines by the glass, and white cocktails at happy hour prices. Fri., Aug. 30, 6pm. (2013) Sullivan's Steakhouse, 300 Colorado #200, 512/495-6504. www.sullivansteakhouse.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

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

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

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