Meal Times

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. www.2dine4.com

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. www.flatcreekestate.com

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). www.sustainablefoodcenter.org

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). www.andiamoitaliano.com

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. www.bangersaustin.com

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. www.swirl.georgetown.org

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). www.southaustinbrewery.com

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. www.bookpeople.com

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. austin.tenthousandvillages.com

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 W. Sixth, 512/322-9226. $75. www.cafejosie.com

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. www.facebook.com/volsteadlounge

Ongoing

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

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. 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 sake carafes. Wednesdays, 11am-10pm Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen, 1303 S. Congress, 512/444-8081. www.luckyrobotrestaurant.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

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

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

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.thunderbirdaustin.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

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

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

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

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

MUELLER FARMERS MARKET Sundays, 9am-1pm Mueller Hangar, 4550 Mueller Blvd. www.texasfarmersmarket.org

NATIONAL SALAD MONTH Lettuce count the ways. Mon., May 11 - Sun., May 31, Fuzzy's Taco Shop, all locations. www.fuzzystacoshop.com

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

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

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

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