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Jan. 25-29

HAPPY HOUR FIT FOR A CRAWLEY Enjoy season 4 of Downton Abbey in a 19th-century Austin mansion. Slip into your slinkiest flapper dress and make sure his lordship wears a tux to earn a free drink at weekly happy hour and viewing parties at the Hotel Ella. Sundays through Feb. 9, 6-9pm Goodall's Kitchen & Bar, 1900 Rio Grande St., at the Hotel Ella, 512/495-1800. www.goodallskitchen.com

SUNDAY NIGHT SUPPER AT FLEMING'S Both Austin Fleming's outlets will offer a special three-course prime rib dinner on Sunday nights through Feb. 2. Sun., Jan. 19 - Sun., Feb. 2, 5-10pm. (2014) Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine, 320 E. Second, 512/457-1500. $29.95. www.flemingssteakhouse.com

CLASSY COMFORT SUPPER FRIENDS DINNER Chef Allie Olivia will present a multicourse comfort food dinner. Beer and wine now available for purchase. Sold out. Sat., Jan. 25, 7pm. (2014) Swoop House at 2Dine4 Catering, 3012 Gonzales, 512/467-6600. $50 plus tax and tip. www.2dine4.com

JAM & JIVE This two-day culinary event offers classes in canning and preserving, baking sourdough bread, and making kimchi in addition to dinner with music and dancing, a farm tour, and Sunday brunch in a comfortable country setting. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Sustainable Food Center. Sat., Jan. 25, (2014) Travaasa, 13500 FM 2769, 877/261-7792. $75 ($279, overnight packages). www.travaasa.com/jamandjive

JO'S CHILI COOK-OFF This tasty benefit features 14 teams of chili cooks competing for a great list of prizes; live music and dancing round out the day. Cold beer and other beverages will be for sale. Tasting starts at noon and prizes awarded at 3pm. Sun., Jan. 26, noon-3pm. (2014) Hotel San Jose, 1316 S. Congress, 512/382-9017. Free ($20 for a chili-tasting ticket). www.sanjosehotel.com/events/chili-cook-off

SOMMS UNDER FIRE COMPETITION The Keeper Collection and the Wine & Food Foundation of Texas present an educational wine and food pairing competition with Advanced Sommelier Nathan Prater of Austin's Red Room Lounge as one of three competitors. Sun., Jan. 26, 5-8:30pm. (2014) AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Avenue, 512/404-1900. www.sommsunderfire.com

DINNER WITH HANK SHAW & JESSE GRIFFITHS Ned Elliott hosts hunting and writing chefs Hank Shaw and Jesse Griffiths for a multicourse game dinner with seatings at 6 and 8:30pm. Beer, wine, and signed copies of Shaw's new book, Duck, Duck, Goose, will be for sale. Mon., Jan. 27, 6pm. (2014) Foreign & Domestic, 306 E. 53rd, 512/459-1010. $55. www.fndaustin.com/hank-shaw-dinner

NOLA-RUSSIAN FUSION DINNER Guest chef Henri Alciatore joins Russian chef Vladimir Gribkov in preparing and presenting a dinner fusing Russian dishes with New Orleans flavors. Mon., Jan. 27, 6:30pm. (2014) Russian House, 307 E. Fifth, 512/428-5442. $55. www.russianhouseofaustin.com

ALTON BROWN LIVE: EDIBLE INEVITABLE TOUR Popular TV personality Alton Brown drops some food science on this national tour. Warning: First three rows are in the "poncho zone," so it's safe to say this will get messy. Wed., Jan. 29, 8pm. (2014) ACL Live at the Moody Theater, 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd., 877/435-9849. acl-live.com/calendar/alton-brown

LONE STAR PARALYSIS PATIO BASH Gather on the patio at Jack Allen's Kitchen's Oak Hill outlet for tasty bites from Austin's top chefs paired with a remarkable selection of whiskeys and cigars. Call or reserve online. Wed., Jan. 29, 6pm. (2014) Jack Allen's Kitchen, 7720 Hwy. 71 W., 512/587-2123. $150. www.lonestarparalysis.org

GOOD FOOD AWARDS CELEBRATION AND TASTING Celebrate the wins of several Central Texas artisan food companies at this benefit for the Sustainable Food Center to be held at the brewery. Thu., Jan. 30, 6:30-8:30pm. (2014) $12.

SLOW FOOD HAPPY HOUR Enjoy Flat Track coffee, local craft brews, and snacks from Dishalicious and Easy Tiger for a small donation that benefits Slow Food Austin. Thu., Jan. 30, 5:30-8pm. (2014) Wright Bros. Brew & Brew, 500 San Marcos St., 512/493-0963. $10. www.thebrewandbrew.com

Ongoing

SFC DOWNTOWN FARMERS’ MARKET Saturdays, 9am-1pm Republic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe, 512/974-6700. www.sfcfarmersmarket.org

SFC SUNSET VALLEY FARMERS' MARKET Saturdays, 9am-1pm Toney Burger Activity Center, 3200 Jones, 512/414-2096. www.sfcfarmersmarket.org

CEDAR PARK FARMERS MARKET Saturdays, 9am-1pm Lakeline Mall, 11200 Lakeline Mall Dr., Cedar Park, 512/257-8500. www.texasfarmersmarket.org/cedar-park

BARTON CREEK FARMERS' MARKET Saturdays, 9am-1pm Barton Creek Square, 2901 Capital of TX Hwy. S., 512/327-7040. www.bartoncreekfarmersmarket.org

LONE STAR FARMERS MARKET Sundays, 10am-2pm Shops at the Galleria, Shops Parkway, off Highway 71, Bee Cave. www.lonestarfarmersmarket.com

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

BLUEBONNET FARMERS’ MARKET Sundays, 11am-3pm 2323 S. Lamar. www.bartoncreekfarmersmarket.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

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

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

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

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