Meal Times

Oct. 31-Nov. 7

Friday 1

AUSTIN BEER WEEK Ten days of beer-themed activities at venues around town include tappings, pairings, parties, book signings, trivia nights, and even a ping pong tourney. Oct. 25-Nov. 3 www.austinbeerweek.com

TRUCK BY TRUCKWEST Sixty-plus trailers around town compete for food truck dominance and a $10,000 prize. Pick up your TXTW badge and map at Trailer Food Tuesday at the Long Center on Oct. 29. Oct. 29-Nov. 3 The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside, 512/474-5664. $20 for a tasting badge (advance); $30 at door. www.truckbytruckwest.com

Saturday 2

AUSTIN BEER WEEK Ten days of beer-themed activities at venues around town include tappings, pairings, parties, book signings, trivia nights, and even a ping pong tourney. Oct. 25-Nov. 3 www.austinbeerweek.com

CHEF DU CINEMA GOES FOR THE GOLD Chef du Cinema Ron Deustch has chosen an all gold, four-course meal to pair with the iconic James Bond film, Goldfinger. Reserve tickets online. Sat., Nov. 2, 6:30pm. (2013) Central Market North Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1014. $50. www.centralmarket.com

KEBABALICIOUS GRAND OPENING Celebrate the grand opening of the new brick-and-mortar location on the Eastside. There will be beer, food, live music, and a photo booth. Free kebabs from 7-8pm. Sat., Nov. 2, 11am-10pm. (2013) Kebabalicious, 1311 E. Seventh. www.austinkebab.com

REGIONAL WINE COMPARISION CLASS French sommelier Melba Allen will lead a class comparing Super Texan wines with award-winning Sangioveses and Flat Creek's gold medal Viognier against internationally recognized Viogniers. Sat., Nov. 2. 1 & 3pm Flat Creek Estate Vineyard & Winery, 24912 Singleton Bend East, Marble Falls, 512/267-6310. $30. www.flatcreekestate.com

SLOW FEAST IN THE FIELD Enjoy a locally sourced meal under twinkling stars on the pastoral grounds of Green Gate Farm to raise money for the Austin Discovery School. Sat., Nov. 2, (2013) Green Gate Farms, 8310 Canoga, 512/769-3612. $100 a plate. www.austindiscoveryschool.org/slowfeast

TRUCK BY TRUCKWEST Sixty-plus trailers around town compete for food truck dominance and a $10,000 prize. Pick up your TXTW badge and map at Trailer Food Tuesday at the Long Center on Oct. 29. Oct. 29-Nov. 3 The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside, 512/474-5664. $20 for a tasting badge (advance); $30 at door. www.truckbytruckwest.com

Sunday 3

AUSTIN BEER WEEK Ten days of beer-themed activities at venues around town include tappings, pairings, parties, book signings, trivia nights, and even a ping pong tourney. Oct. 25-Nov. 3 www.austinbeerweek.com

AUSTIN OYSTER FESTIVAL Try oysters from the Raw Bar, the Grill Bar, or the Fry Bar and wash them down with drinks from the Bloody Mary and Topo Chico beverage bars. Sun., Nov. 3, 1-6pm. (2013) Shoal Crossing Event Center, 8611 MoPac N., 512/261-0142. $50 ($75 VIP happy hour starts at noon). www.austinoysterfestival.com

FORMULA ONE WATCH PARTIES Liberty Tavern joins forces with ESPN to present Formula One watch parties on Sunday afternoons throughout the fall. Races from around the world will be played on tape delay on the 11 large hi-def screens in the bar. Beers from the host country will be highlighted with reduced prices on all beers and 50% off bar menu items. Personalities from ESPN's Speed City and The Horn will be on hand for most viewing parties. Sundays, noon-5pm, through Nov. 24. Liberty Tavern, 500 E. Fourth, 512/493-4901. www.libertytaverntx.com

SLOW FOOD AUSTIN FARM TOUR & DINNER Take a tour of the farm to learn about their organic growing and animal husbandry practices, followed by dinner prepared by chef Matt Taylor of Swift's Attic. Reserve online. Sun., Nov. 3, 5-8pm. (2013) HausBar Farms, 3300 Govalle, 512/476-5858. $25. www.slowfoodaustin.org

TRUCK BY TRUCKWEST Sixty-plus trailers around town compete for food truck dominance and a $10,000 prize. Pick up your TXTW badge and map at Trailer Food Tuesday at the Long Center on Oct. 29. Oct. 29-Nov. 3 The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside, 512/474-5664. $20 for a tasting badge (advance); $30 at door. www.truckbytruckwest.com

Tuesday 5

BENJI’S CANTINA DOS PAIRING DINNER Enjoy a four-course, upscale Tex-Mex dinner paired with fine wines. Tue., Nov. 5, 7pm. (2013) Benji's Cantina, 716 W. Sixth. $60-85. www.benjiscantina.com/unodostres

WINE ME DINE ME DINNER SERIES Owner/winemaker Adam Lee from Siduri Winery is the special guest at this Vintage Release dinner for Pinot Noir lovers. Reserve by phone. Tue., Nov. 5, 6pm. (2013) Cafe Josie, 1200 W. Sixth, 512/322-9226. $125 (all-inclusive). www.cafejosie.com

Wednesday 6

FALL BOURBON DINNER Enjoy a multicourse fall meal to pair with some of the best bourbons available. Email to make reservations. Wed., Nov. 6, 6:30pm. (2013) Cover 3, 2700 W. Anderson #202, 512/374-1121. $70. events@cover-3.com, www.cover-3.com

Thursday 7

'MY MEATLESS LIFE' Chef Ayinde Howell will perform his one-man show about life as a vegan. He will prepare a dish for the show and give away raffle prizes during shows at 7 and 9pm. Thu., Nov. 7, (2013) The Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress, 512/476-0473. www.hideouttheatre.com

Ongoing

$0.25 MARTINI LUNCH Select martinis for a quarter on weekdays. Monday-Friday, 11-2 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 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, 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 Peche, 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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