Meal Times

Jan. 25-29

Sunday 12

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.

Sunday 19

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.

Saturday 25

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, 3012 Gonzales, 512/467-6600. $50 plus tax and tip.

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).

Sunday 26

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).

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.

Monday 27

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.

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.

Wednesday 29

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.

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.

Thursday 30

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.


$0.25 MARTINI LUNCH Select martinis for a quarter on weekdays. Monday-Friday, 11-2 The Parish Underground, 214 E. Sixth, 512/494-6078.

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.

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.

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.,

ALL-DAY HAPPY HOUR $9 selected sake carafes. Wednesdays, 11am-10pm Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen, 1303 S. Congress, 512/444-8081.

BANGER'S BIG BAND BRUNCH Don't fear the Manmosa. Sundays, 11am-3pm Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden, 79 Rainey, 512/386-1656.

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

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

BOGGY CREEK FARM FARM STAND Wednesdays & Saturdays, 8am-1pm Boggy Creek Farm, 3414 Lyons, 512/926-4650.

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

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.,

CULINARY CRAWLS Explore Austin's culinary scene with your fellow foodies. Thursdays, 6-8:30pm

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.

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.

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.

HOPE FARMERS' MARKET Sundays, 11am-3pm Plaza Saltillo, 412 Comal, 512/727-8363.

HOTEL SAN JOSE'S BAVARIAN NIGHTS Tue., Dec. 16, (2014) Hotel San Jose, 1316 S. Congress, 512/852-2360.

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.

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.

JAZZ BRUNCH Sundays, 11am-2pm CRAVE, 304 E. Second, 512/469-0000.

LAV APRÈS-MIDI Discounted wine, cocktails, and small plates. Tuesdays-Fridays, 5-6:30pm laV, 1501 E. Seventh, 512/391-1888.

LAV LATE NIGHT Weekend reverse happy hour. Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30pm laV, 1501 E. Seventh, 512/391-1888.

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

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.

MUELLER FARMERS MARKET Sundays, 10am-2pm Mueller Hangar, 4550 Mueller Blvd.

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

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

SFC EAST FARMERS' MARKET Tuesdays, 3pm-7pm Corner of MLK & Miriam.

SFC FARMERS' MARKET AT THE TRIANGLE Wednesdays, 3-7pm Triangle Park, 4700 N. Lamar, 512/452-1404.

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

SPRINGDALE FARM FARM STAND Wednesdays & Saturdays, 9am-1pm Springdale Farm, 755 Springdale, 512/386-8899.

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.

TIKI SUNDAYS AT PÉCHÉ Enjoy imaginative tiki cocktails every Sunday; grass skirts and leis optional. Sundays Peche, 208 W. Fourth, 512/494-4011.

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.

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