Food Events

Dec. 6-12

Friday 6

RUBY'S BBQ 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS Join Pat Mares and her team as they celebrate 25 years of fine barbecue with food and drink specials all weekend, a screening of The Fugitive Kind on Friday evening, and live music on the patio on Saturday afternoon from 2-5pm. Fri., Dec. 6, 6:30pm. (2013) Ruby's BBQ, 512 W. 29th, 512/477-1651. www.rubysbbq.com

Saturday 7

ARTS & DRAFTS INFORMAL CLASSES This new series pairs specialty drinks with weekend classes in everything from DIY Christmas decorations to making bitters to raising backyard chickens. Check out complete schedule and prices online. The North Door, 502 Brushy, 512/710-9765. www.thenorthdoor.com

DECK THE CELLARS HOLIDAY LUNCHEONS Enjoy tunes of the season and a crackling fire in the tasting room, shop for artisan Christmas gifts, and have lunch. Reserve online or by phone. Dec. 7 & 14, noon-2pm Fall Creek Vineyards, 1820 CR 222, Tow, 325/379-5361. $16. www.fcv.com

EAT DRINK LOCAL WEEK Edible Austin presents seven days of encouragement to buy and eat local. Go online for a complete list of special events and participating restaurants. Dec. 7-14 www.edibleaustin.com/eatdrinklocal

EAT, DRINK, READ AUSTIN Explore Austin’s culinary past with the authors of recent books Historic Austin Restaurants, Austin Breakfast Tacos, Austin Beer, and The Austin Food Blogger Alliance Cookbook. Light refreshments served; signed books on sale. Sat., Dec. 7, 1-4pm. (2013) Austin History Center, 810 Guadalupe, 512/974-7480. www.austinhistory.net

HOLIDAY BEER TASTING Take a sip of some fine seasonal brews accompanied by snacks, speakers, trivia, and more. Sat., Dec. 7, 3-5:30pm. (2013) The Ginger Man, 301 Lavaca, 512/473-8801. $40. www.thegingerman.com

Sunday 8

AN EVENING WITH WILL ALLEN The founder of Growing Power Inc. in Milwaukee discusses urban agriculture and universal access to fresh, nutritious foods with a panel of experts. Sun., Dec. 8, (2013) Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress, 512/441-3971. $35. www.edibleaustin.com/index.php/events/1398-eatdrink2013

ARTS & DRAFTS INFORMAL CLASSES This new series pairs specialty drinks with weekend classes in everything from DIY Christmas decorations to making bitters to raising backyard chickens. Check out complete schedule and prices online. The North Door, 502 Brushy, 512/710-9765. www.thenorthdoor.com

EAT DRINK LOCAL WEEK Edible Austin presents seven days of encouragement to buy and eat local. Go online for a complete list of special events and participating restaurants. Dec. 7-14 www.edibleaustin.com/eatdrinklocal

Monday 9

ARTS & DRAFTS INFORMAL CLASSES This new series pairs specialty drinks with weekend classes in everything from DIY Christmas decorations to making bitters to raising backyard chickens. Check out complete schedule and prices online. The North Door, 502 Brushy, 512/710-9765. www.thenorthdoor.com

EAT DRINK LOCAL WEEK Edible Austin presents seven days of encouragement to buy and eat local. Go online for a complete list of special events and participating restaurants. Dec. 7-14 www.edibleaustin.com/eatdrinklocal

WEEK OF WOOD TASTINGS Black Star offers a weeklong tasting of beers with woody characteristics, with a different choice every day through Dec. 15. Black Star Co-op Pub and Brewery, 7020 Easy Wind #100, 512/452-2337. www.blackstar.coop

Tuesday 10

ARTS & DRAFTS INFORMAL CLASSES This new series pairs specialty drinks with weekend classes in everything from DIY Christmas decorations to making bitters to raising backyard chickens. Check out complete schedule and prices online. The North Door, 502 Brushy, 512/710-9765. www.thenorthdoor.com

EAT DRINK LOCAL WEEK Edible Austin presents seven days of encouragement to buy and eat local. Go online for a complete list of special events and participating restaurants. Dec. 7-14 www.edibleaustin.com/eatdrinklocal

FOR THE LOVE OF TAMALES It's time for the annual homemade tamale sale at both Santa Rita outlets, where they'll have rotisserie chicken tamales with tomatillo-serrano sauce and pulled pork tamales with Tex-Mex sauce for $16 per dozen. Order at least 24 hours in advance for pick up at either outlet. Santa Rita Tex-Mex Cantina, 1206 W. 38th; Santa Rita, 5900 W. Slaughter. www.santaritacantina.com

LAWRENCE KOCUREK COOKING CLASS Trace at the W chef de cuisine Lawrence Kocurek presents a locally sourced, seasonal meal with wine. Reserve online or by phone. Tue., Dec. 10, 6:30pm. (2013) Central Market North Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1014. $60. www.centralmarket.com

WEEK OF WOOD TASTINGS Black Star offers a weeklong tasting of beers with woody characteristics, with a different choice every day through Dec. 15. Black Star Co-op Pub and Brewery, 7020 Easy Wind #100, 512/452-2337. www.blackstar.coop

Wednesday 11

ADELBERT'S BEER DINNER AT GOODALL'S KITCHEN & BAR Executive Chef Scott Mechura will create a multicourse tasting menu paired with Adelbert's beers. Reserve by phone or email. Wed., Dec. 11, 6pm. (2013) Goodall's Kitchen, 1900 Rio Grande St., at the Hotel Ella, 512/628-4200. $89. goodalls@hotelella.com, www.goodallskitchen.com

ARTS & DRAFTS INFORMAL CLASSES This new series pairs specialty drinks with weekend classes in everything from DIY Christmas decorations to making bitters to raising backyard chickens. Check out complete schedule and prices online. The North Door, 502 Brushy, 512/710-9765. www.thenorthdoor.com

EAT DRINK LOCAL WEEK Edible Austin presents seven days of encouragement to buy and eat local. Go online for a complete list of special events and participating restaurants. Dec. 7-14 www.edibleaustin.com/eatdrinklocal

FOR THE LOVE OF TAMALES It's time for the annual homemade tamale sale at both Santa Rita outlets, where they'll have rotisserie chicken tamales with tomatillo-serrano sauce and pulled pork tamales with Tex-Mex sauce for $16 per dozen. Order at least 24 hours in advance for pick up at either outlet. Santa Rita Tex-Mex Cantina, 1206 W. 38th; Santa Rita, 5900 W. Slaughter. www.santaritacantina.com

FUEGO Y FLAMENCO Experience an evening of Spanish food and culture with tapas and a flamenco performance by Flamencura & Chayito Champion. Reservations suggested via Open Table. Wed., Dec. 11, 6pm. (2013) Málaga Tapas & Bar, 440 W. Second, 512/236-8020. www.malagaaustin.com

WEEK OF WOOD TASTINGS Black Star offers a weeklong tasting of beers with woody characteristics, with a different choice every day through Dec. 15. Black Star Co-op Pub and Brewery, 7020 Easy Wind #100, 512/452-2337. www.blackstar.coop

Thursday 12

ADVANCE SCREENING OF 'FARM-CITY, STATE' Produced/director David Barrow and special guests will be on hand for a Q&A after the screening of this new film about sustainable agriculture. Free, but please RSVP online. Thu., Dec. 12, 7pm. (2013) The Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. MLK, 512/471-7324. www.edibleaustin.com

EAT DRINK LOCAL WEEK Edible Austin presents seven days of encouragement to buy and eat local. Go online for a complete list of special events and participating restaurants. Dec. 7-14 www.edibleaustin.com/eatdrinklocal

FOR THE LOVE OF TAMALES It's time for the annual homemade tamale sale at both Santa Rita outlets, where they'll have rotisserie chicken tamales with tomatillo-serrano sauce and pulled pork tamales with Tex-Mex sauce for $16 per dozen. Order at least 24 hours in advance for pick up at either outlet. Santa Rita Tex-Mex Cantina, 1206 W. 38th; Santa Rita, 5900 W. Slaughter. www.santaritacantina.com

WEEK OF WOOD TASTINGS Black Star offers a weeklong tasting of beers with woody characteristics, with a different choice every day through Dec. 15. Black Star Co-op Pub and Brewery, 7020 Easy Wind #100, 512/452-2337. www.blackstar.coop

Friday 13

EAT DRINK LOCAL WEEK Edible Austin presents seven days of encouragement to buy and eat local. Go online for a complete list of special events and participating restaurants. Dec. 7-14 www.edibleaustin.com/eatdrinklocal

FOR THE LOVE OF TAMALES It's time for the annual homemade tamale sale at both Santa Rita outlets, where they'll have rotisserie chicken tamales with tomatillo-serrano sauce and pulled pork tamales with Tex-Mex sauce for $16 per dozen. Order at least 24 hours in advance for pick up at either outlet. Santa Rita Tex-Mex Cantina, 1206 W. 38th; Santa Rita, 5900 W. Slaughter. www.santaritacantina.com

HOLIDAY DINNER Chefs John Bates and Brandon Martinez host an "odd bits" themed, multicourse holiday meal. BYOB; reserve by phone or email. Fri., Dec. 13, 8pm. (2013) Noble Sandwich Co., 12233 RR 620 N. #105, 512/382-6248. $65. noblepigaustin@gmail.com, www.noblesandwiches.com

HOLIDAY TEA AT THE DRISKILL Adults can sip champagne while the kids enjoy hot chocolate plus a selection of tea sandwiches, desserts, and scones. Friday through Sunday afternoons from 3-5pm; reservations required. Fridays-Sundays through Dec. 22, 3-5pm The Driskill Hotel, 604 Brazos, 512/439-1234. $45 ($25, kids). www.driskillhotel.com

WEEK OF WOOD TASTINGS Black Star offers a weeklong tasting of beers with woody characteristics, with a different choice every day through Dec. 15. Black Star Co-op Pub and Brewery, 7020 Easy Wind #100, 512/452-2337. www.blackstar.coop

Ongoing

12 DAYS OF DESSERTS Each dinner features desserts themed for a day in the classic song. Through Dec. 24 laV. 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 saké carafes. Wednesdays, 11am-10pm. Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen, 1303 S. Congress, 512/444-8081. www.luckyrobotrestaurant.com

ALL-NIGHT HAPPY HOUR Tipsy Tuesday until 2am. Tue., Nov. 24 - Tue., March 1. Roosevelt Room, 307 W. Fifth, 512/494-4094. www.therooseveltroomatx.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

BOURBON MONTH Through Sept. 30 Opal Divine's, all locations. www.opaldivines.com

CHARCUTERIE AND CHEESE Tue., Dec. 8 & Thu., Dec. 10 Antonelli's Cheese House, 500 Park Blvd.. $60. www.antonellischeese.com

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

CULT MOVIE NIGHT Projected on the wall for maximum viewing every Monday. Mon., Nov. 23 - Mon., Feb. 29. Roosevelt Room, 307 W. Fifth, 512/494-4094. www.therooseveltroomatx.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.fb.com/thunderbirdkoenig

HEIRLOOM TOMATO FESTIVAL Enjoy fresh-off-the-vine heirloom tomatoes. Through August 31. Crú Food & Wine Bar, both locations. www.cruawinebar.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

HOLIDAY PAIRINGS: HOW TO CELEBRATE WITH CHEESE Some of our most sought-after Winter seasonal cheeses. Tue., Nov. 17 - Thu., Dec. 17, 6:30-8:30pm. (2015) Antonelli's Cheese House, 4220 Duval St., 512/531-9610. $50. www.antonellischeese.com

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, 512/852-2350. 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, 512/852-2350. $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, 512/852-2350. www.sanjosehotel.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

MOOJO'S SHAKE-IT-UP MONDAY! Get 30% off the Shake That Cookie! Mondays. Moojo, 2322 Guadalupe, 269/873-6101. www.moojo.net

MOOJO'S SMUSH-IT WEDNESDAY! Get $1.00 off the superhero sandwich! Wednesdays. Moojo, 2322 Guadalupe, 269/873-6101. www.moojo.net

NATIONAL SALAD MONTH Lettuce count the ways. Mon., May 11 - Sun., May 31, (2015) Fuzzy's Taco Shop, all locations. www.fuzzystacoshop.com

NATIONAL SANDWICH MONTH 15% discount on all sandwiches during lunch. Through Aug. 31. The Hightower, 1209 E. Seventh, 512/524-1448. www.thehightoweraustin.com

OKTOBERFEST Traditional and special German beer, and bratwurst. Through October 31 Smoke n' Hops, 3799 Hwy. 290 E., Dripping Springs, 512/655-3069.

PRIMETIME HAPPY HOUR Late-night happy hour. Nightly, 7-10pm. W Hotel, 200 Lavaca, 512/542-3600. www.whotelaustin.com

RAW NIGHTS Crudo, ceviche, and poké. Through September Mongers Market + Kitchen, 2401 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/215-8972. www.mongersaustin.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

SULLIVAN’S WHITE HOT PARTY Exclusive giveaways, summer entertainment and delicious eats. Fri., Sept. 4, 5-9pm. (2015) Sullivan's Steakhouse, 300 Colorado #200, 512/495-6504. www.sullivansteakhouse.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

TASTE OF THANKSGIVING Everything from vegetarian options to traditional pies. Sat., Nov. 14 - Sun., Nov. 22, (2015) Wheatsville Food Co-op, 3101 Guadalupe, 512/478-2667. www.wheatsville.coop

TEXAS FARMERS' MARKET AT LAKELINE Saturdays, 9am-1pm. Lakeline Mall, 11200 Lakeline Mall Dr., Cedar Park, 512/363-5700. www.texasfarmersmarket.org/lakeline

TEXAS FARMERS' MARKET AT MUELLER Sundays, 10am-2pm. Mueller Lake Park & Browning Hangar, 4209 Airport. www.texasfarmersmarket.org/mueller

THREE COURSE SAVORY TASTING MENU Every evening in December. $30 for wine pairing. Daily through Dec. 30 laV. $60. www.lavaustin.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

TOY DRIVE Three-week toy drive benefiting Dell Children’s Hospital at both Cedar Park locations. Through Dec. 18 PDQ, both locations. www.eatpdq.com

VINTNER DINNER SERIES: WESTCAVE CELLARS WINERY Round Mountain vintner teams up with chef Chris Huffman. Sat., Jan. 23 - Sat., Feb. 27, (2016) Blair House, 100 W. Spoke Hill Dr., Wimberley, 512/847-1111. $70. www.blairhouseinn.com

WEDNESDAY DINNER BUFFET Dinner features an array of food fairs, Russian comfort food, Ukrainian cuisine, Georgian cuisine, Central Asian cuisine, as well as the best traditional drinks like mors, kompot, and Russian tea included in the price. Wed., Nov. 18 - Wed., March 16. Russian House, 307 E. Fifth, 512/428-5442. $30. www.russianhouseofaustin.com

WHISKEY WEDNESDAY December means Scotch. Wed., Dec. 2 - Wed., Dec. 30, 4pm. (2015) 416 Bar & Grille, 5011 Burnet Rd. #150, 512/206-0540. www.416barandgrille.com

WHISKEY WEDNESDAYS Half-priced pours on select bottles of whiskeys. Wed., Nov. 25 - Wed., March 2. Roosevelt Room, 307 W. Fifth, 512/494-4094. www.therooseveltroomatx.com

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