Food Events

March 1-4

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.

Saturday 1

FIRST SATURDAY WINE DINNER Enjoy a multicourse spring meal with wine pairings. Sat., March 1, 7pm. (2014) Flat Creek Estate Vineyard & Winery, 24912 Singleton Bend East, Marble Falls, 512/267-6310. $75.

FREE VIEWING OF TEDXMANHATTAN: CHANGING THE WAY WE EAT The SFC will host an all-day simulcast of a program featuring speakers and advocates with various areas of expertise in sustainable food and farming. There will be intermissions for product demos and tastings; lunch, snacks, and beverages will be provided. Sat., March 1, 9:30am-5pm. (2014) Sustainable Food Center, 2921-C E. 17th, 512/236-0074. Free (space is on a first come, first served basis).

LA PICCOLA CUCINA The Italian Cultural & Community Center of Houston presents a program designed to teach language and culture, the metric system, nutritional basics, and culinary traditions for children aged 5-12. During this class, they will prepare a pastry called le chiacchiere or angel wings. Each child receives an apron, chef's hat, tools, ingredients, and recipes. Reservations required. Sat., March 1, noon-1:30pm. (2014) Andiamo Ristorante, 2521 Rutland, 512/719-3377. $45 ($30, members).

SMOKE OUT SATURDAY Banger's will be smoking a whole hog all day for service starting at 8pm. Sides include baked beans and molasses, cole slaw, jalapeno cornbread and two kinds of BBQ sauce. Live music includes Kurt Grien (1pm), Silas Lowe (5pm), and Boxcar Preachers (8pm). Sat., March 1, (2014) Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden, 79 Rainey, 512/386-1656.

THE GEORGETOWN SWIRL Take a stroll and enjoy music and shopping with stops to sample local wines and bites. Sat., March 1, 6-9pm. (2014) Georgetown Courthouse Square, Georgetown, 512/930-2027. $35.

Sunday 2

SOUTH AUSTIN BREWERY SECOND ANNIVERSARY Get a souvenir glass to try all the new and classic brews while enjoying the sounds of the Lost Gonzo Band. Sun., March 2, 2-7pm. (2014) South Austin Brewery, 415 E. St. Elmo Rd. Ste. 1-D. $30 ($25, advance).

Tuesday 4

CULINARY MYSTERY BOOK SIGNING WITH SWEETS Bestselling culinary murder mystery and cookbook author Joanne Fluke will sign copies of Blackberry Pie Murder at an event co-hosted by Tito's Vodka, featuring Fluke's recipe for Tio Tito's Sublime Lime Bars prepared by Princess & Moose's Sister Bakery. Tue., March 4, 7pm. (2014) BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar, 512/472-5050.

FAIR TRADE CHOCOLATE TASTING Fair trade chocolate tasting and 10% off all Latin American products. Tue., March 4, 10am-7pm. (2014) Ten Thousand Villages, 1317 S. Congress, 512/440-0440. Free.

WINE ME DINE ME DINNER SERIES Chicago winemaker/restaurateur Brian Duncan will pair wines with chef Brandon Fuller's tasting menu and desserts presented by guest pastry chef Callie Speer of Swift's Attic. Reserve by phone. Tue., March 4, 6:30pm. (2014) Cafe Josie, 1200-B W. Sixth, 512/322-9226. $75.

Thursday 6

THIRD ANNIVERSARY PARTY How do you like "free"? 'Cause the Volstead is celebrating its birthday with free drinks (7-9pm) provided by Fernet-Branca and Tin Cup Whiskey and free food (10pm) from the Bearded Lady food trailer, plus free performances by DJ Orion, King Louie, Manolo Black, and more. Thu., March 6, 7pm. (2014) Volstead Lounge, 1500 E. Sixth, 512/680-0532.


$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 NIGHT HAPPY HOUR Tipsy Tuesday until 2am. Tue., Nov. 24 - Tue., Jan. 5, Roosevelt Room, 307 W. Fifth, 512/494-4094.

ALL-DAY HAPPY HOUR $9 selected saké 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.

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

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

CHARCUTERIE AND CHEESE Different styles of cheese (pasteurized and unpasteurized) paired with meat. Tue., Dec. 8 - Thu., Dec. 10, 6:30-8:30pm. Antonelli's Cheese House, 4220 Duval St., 512/531-9610. $60.

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.

CULT MOVIE NIGHT Projected on the wall for maximum viewing every Monday. Mon., Nov. 23 - Mon., Jan. 4, Roosevelt Room, 307 W. Fifth, 512/494-4094.

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.

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

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.

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. Antonelli's Cheese House, 4220 Duval St., 512/531-9610. $50.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

WEDNESDAY DINNER BUFFET inner features an array of food fairs, Russian comfort food, Ukranian cuisine, Georgian cuisine, Central Asian cuisine, as well as best traditional drinks like mors, kompot, russian tea included in price. Wed., Nov. 18 - Wed., Jan. 20, Russian House, 307 E. Fifth, 512/428-5442. $30.

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

WHISKEY WEDNESDAYS Half-priced pours on select bottles of whiskeys. Wed., Nov. 25 - Wed., Jan. 6, Roosevelt Room, 307 W. Fifth, 512/494-4094.

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