Meal Times

Feb. 22-24

Friday 21

FISH FRY FUNDRAISER Proceeds go to the Healing Our Heroes Project's monthly therapeutic retreats for military families. Fri., Feb. 21, 6-7:30pm. (2014) Allen R. Baca Center, 301 W. Bagdad Ave., Bldg. 2, Round Rock, 512/218-5499. $15.

Saturday 22

ASIAN-FUSION STREET FOOD THROWDOWN Local street food favorites Peached Tortilla and Chi'Lantro BBQ throw down for the title of Best ATX Asian Fusion Street Food on the patio and parking lot at the Draught House. Food, beer, souvenir glasses, and T-shirts at different ticket prices. Sat., Feb. 22, 2-5pm. (2014) Draught House Pub & Brewery, 4112 Medical Pkwy., 512/452-6258.

AUSTIN BACON & BEER FESTIVAL Enjoy bacon-centric bites paired with craft brews from notable local chefs, food artisans, and craft brewers, plus a whole hog butchering demo from Salt & Time. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Capital Area Food Bank. Sat., Feb. 22, 2:30-5pm. (2014) The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N. I-35, 512/441-3971. $40.

MONKEY NEST ANNIVERSARY DEALS The owners of this quirky midtown coffee shop will celebrate three years in business by offering $1 12-ounce coffees Friday through Sunday, raffle tickets, all day live music, and drink competitions on Saturday, with the ticket drawing on Saturday night. Sat., Feb. 22, 7am-11pm. (2014) Monkey Nest, 5353 Burnet Rd., 512/505-8033.

NATIONAL MARGARITA DAY Considering how we Austinities love our margaritas, it's a safe bet bars and restaurants all over town will find some way to celebrate the national day set aside to recognize our favorite libation. Both locations of Santa Rita Cafe & Cantina are offering happy hour prices all day long while Z'Tejas Grill will offer $2.22 Little Larry margaritas at all three locations with a chance to win free food from Z'Tejas for a year! Sat., Feb. 22, (2014)

NATIONAL MARGARITA DAY Tequila el Jimador hosts a spicy margarita tasting party. Proceeds support the Halo for Freedom Foundation, an organization that supports wounded warriors. Sat., Feb. 22, 6-9pm. (2014) Third Base, 13301 US 183, Bldg E, 512/257-2273.

SOUTHWEST SHOWDOWN Live music and tasty barbecue help raise funds for Episcopal Relief & Development. Sat., Feb. 22, 11am-3pm. (2014) Seminary of the Southwest, 501 E. 32nd, 512/472-4133. $10 suggested donation.

THAT TAKES THE CAKE! SUGAR ARTS SHOW The 10th annual That Takes the Cake! Sugar Arts Show will include decorating classes and demos for all skill levels, live decorating competitions, cake competitions at all levels judged by experts, vendor booths, and more. Tickets available at door. Sat.-Sun., Feb. 22-23 Highland Mall, 6001 Airport. $12 ($20/weekend).

WINE ROAD 290 RAGIN CAJUN SHRIMP FEST Thirteen wineries along Highway 290 West join forces with area restaurants to present dishes made with wild-caught Gulf shrimp paired with excellent Texas wines. Some tasting fees may apply. Sat., Feb. 22, 10am-6pm. (2014) Fredericksburg Wine Road 290, Gillespie County.

WINE TASTING WITH VEGAN FOOD Enjoy wines from Kenwood Winery of Sonoma and Becker Vineyards in the Texas Hill Country paired with vegan cheese plates. Must be 21 or older. Sat., Feb. 22, 3-6pm. (2014) Counter Culture, 2337 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/524-1540. Free.

Sunday 23

KOSHER CHILI COOK-OFF Cooks go head-to-head in the beef and vegetarian chili categories. Live music and kid-friendly activities will also be on hand to work off all that food. Sun., Feb. 23, noon-3pm. (2014) Dell Jewish Community Campus, 7300 Hart, 512/735-8000. $12.

THAT TAKES THE CAKE! SUGAR ARTS SHOW The 10th annual That Takes the Cake! Sugar Arts Show will include decorating classes and demos for all skill levels, live decorating competitions, cake competitions at all levels judged by experts, vendor booths, and more. Tickets available at door. Sat.-Sun., Feb. 22-23 Highland Mall, 6001 Airport. $12 ($20/weekend).

Monday 24

CHILEAN WINE DINNER Meet the winemaker and enjoy a five-course meal made with ingredients from Dewberry Hills Farm, Johnson's Backyard Garden, and Windy Hill Farm paired with wines from Chile. Reserve by phone. Mon., Feb. 24, 6:30pm. (2014) Thai Fresh, 909 W. Mary, 512/494-6436. $55.

STEAK FRITES NIGHT Enjoy a prix fixe dinner based on the cut of steak ordered plus salads, frites, hearth-baked breads, and a simple dessert with wine pairings every Monday this month. Reserve by phone. Josephine House, 1601 Waterston, 512/477-5584.

Friday 28

SUPPER FRIENDS DINNER The culinary team of 2 Dine 4 Catering presents a multicourse dinner. Beer and wine now available for sale. Reserve by phone. Fri., Feb. 28, 7pm. (2014) Swoop House, 3012 Gonzales, 512/467-6600. $50.


$0.25 MARTINI LUNCH Select martinis for a quarter on weekdays. Mon.-Fri., 11am-2pm. 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 Sundays, 11am-2pm. CRAVE, 304 E. Second, 512/469-0000.

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.

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-close. 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, 9am-1pm. Mueller Hangar, 4550 Mueller Blvd.

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

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.

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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