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.finnandporter.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, 360 Nueces, 512/320-8226. 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
JAZZ BRUNCH Live jazz accompanies this bimonthly brunch buffet held in the hotel's courtyard lounge. $3 mimosas. Sat., March 1 - Sat., May 24, 10am-2pm, 10am-2pm, 10am-2pm, 10am-2pm, 10am-2pm, 10am-2pm. Hotel San Jose, 1316 S. Congress, 512/444-7322. www.sanjosehotel.com