Food Events

Jan. 30-Feb. 6

Saturday 1

HISTORY AROUND THE TABLE: FOODWAYS TALKS AND PIE SOCIAL The French Legation Museum celebrates Black History Month with guest lectures by food and nutrition activist and educator Toni Tipton-Martin and culinary historian Michael W. Twitty, followed by a Peace Through Pie Social. Sat., Feb. 1, 1-3pm. (2014) French Legation Museum, 802 San Marcos St., 512/472-8180. www.frenchlegationmuseum.org

KOOP RADIO 19TH BIRTHDAY PAJAMA PARTY Rock out to live music in your jammies while enjoying drinks, birthday cakes, and slumber party snacks. Tickets are available by phone or online. Sat., Feb. 1, 9pm. (2014) Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth, 512/472-1369. $25 ($20, advance). www.koop.org

PINOT FOR PITTIES WINE TOUR The group will meet in the parking lot of Oak Hill Vet Clinic where buses will depart for tours and tastings at three wineries with snacks and beverages provided. Also includes a wine auction and gift bags, plus dinner afterward at Jack Allen's Kitchen in Oak Hill. Email for more info and to make reservations. Sat., Feb. 1, 12:30-7:30pm. (2014) Austin Veternary Clinic Parking Lot, 7101 Hwy. 71 W. #8. $80. events@love-a-bull.org

SAVE THE TA TAS BENEFIT FOR SUSAN MERCER Help Susan Mercer's friends raise money to offset the cost of her chosen holistic health care treatments in her fight against breast cancer. There will be live music and a silent auction, food for sale, and on-site daycare. Donate online. Sat., Feb. 1, 2-6pm. (2014) Elks Lodge, 700 Dawson, 512/442-8535. $10 ($25 per family). www.giveforward.com/fundraisers?query=susan+mercer

Sunday 2

CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION DINNER & DRAGON DANCE Chef/restaurateur Ronald Cheng hosts a multi-course Chinese dinner to celebrate the year of the horse, followed by a free traditional dragon dance and firecracker show at 8pm. Reserve by phone. Sun., Feb. 2, 6-10pm. (2014) Chinatown, 3407 Greystone, 512/343-9307. $80. www.austinchinatown.com

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, 1900 Rio Grande St., at the Hotel Ella, 512/628-4200. www.goodallskitchen.com

POP-UP CHOCOLATE SHOP WITH CHOCOLATE MAKERS STUDIO Antonelli's welcomes artisan chocolatier Steve Lawrence back to the cheese house across the street from the shop for another pop-up chocolate shop. Sample new additions to his product line, as well as purchase or pre-order chocolates for Valentine's Day. Sun., Feb. 2, noon-4pm. (2014) Antonelli's Cheese Shop, 4220 Duval St., 512/531-9610. www.antonellischeese.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 Bar, 320 E. Second, 512/457-1500. $29.95. www.flemingssteakhouse.com

SUPER BOWL PARTY The game will be broadcast on Gourdough's 14 TVs as well as on a giant projection screen. Free hot wings and $19 beer towers. Reserve tables by phone. Sun., Feb. 2, 5pm. (2014) Gourdough's Public House, 209 W. Fifth, 512/645-0255. www.gourdoughs.com

Wednesday 5

CENTRAL MARKET CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL Enjoy two weeks of absolute chocolate indulgence with a huge schedule of in-store demonstrations and presentations by international chocolatiers, taste samples in both stores, and get educated with chocolate-inspired cooking classes. Check website for schedule details. Feb. 5-18 Central Market, 4001 N. Lamar; Central Market Westgate, 4477 S. Lamar. www.centralmarket.com

Thursday 6

CENTRAL MARKET CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL Enjoy two weeks of absolute chocolate indulgence with a huge schedule of in-store demonstrations and presentations by international chocolatiers, taste samples in both stores, and get educated with chocolate-inspired cooking classes. Check website for schedule details. Feb. 5-18 Central Market, 4001 N. Lamar; Central Market Westgate, 4477 S. Lamar. www.centralmarket.com

CENTRAL MARKET COOKING SCHOOL Chocolate Indulgence: Gluten-Free and Vegan. Class taught by Kaylee Walters, head baker at Thai Fresh Ltd. and Thrice Cafe. Ages 13 & up. Thu., Feb. 6, 6:30pm. (2014) Central Market North Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1014. $50. www.centralmarket.com

GOOD TASTE FOR THE LOVE OF FUNGI Mushroom centric bites to pair with your art experience. Thu., Feb. 6, 6-8pm. (2014) 512/458-8191. $15.

Friday 7

CENTRAL MARKET CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL Enjoy two weeks of absolute chocolate indulgence with a huge schedule of in-store demonstrations and presentations by international chocolatiers, taste samples in both stores, and get educated with chocolate-inspired cooking classes. Check website for schedule details. Feb. 5-18 Central Market, 4001 N. Lamar; Central Market Westgate, 4477 S. Lamar. www.centralmarket.com

Ongoing

$0.25 MARTINI LUNCH Select martinis for a quarter on weekdays. Mon.-Fri., 11am-2pm. The Parish Underground, 214 E. Sixth, 512/494-6078. www.theparishaustin.com

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, 512/852-2360. 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

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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