Meal Times

March 6-12

WINE WALK Start at Twin Liquors and take a tour of the mall while stopping periodically to sip some vino. It's like classy mall walking. Second Thursdays of the month, 5-9pm Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. Free. www.twinliquors.com/event/wine-walk-hill-country-galleria-3/2014-01-09

CIRCLE BREWING ANNIVERSARY Circle Brewing Co. celebrates its third anniversary with food trucks, brewery tours, bands, and the release of its new Epic Hop Bock. First 500 attendees receive a complimentary anniversary glass. Sat., March 8, 1-5pm. (2014) Circle Brewing Company, 2340-B W. Braker. $15. www.circlebrewing.com

FAMILY FARM DAY Help farmers care for the animals and plants with simple chores. Sat., March 8 - Sat., March 22, 10am-noon. (2014) Green Gate Farms, 8310 Canoga, 512/949-9830. $10 per person; sliding scale available. www.greengatefarms.net

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY Enjoy Eighties and Nineties disco, door prize giveaways, flowers for all the women, and drink specials at this international celebration. Sat., March 8, 8pm. (2014) Russian House, 307 E. Fifth, 512/428-5442. www.russianhouseofaustin.com

SPRING TRANSPLANTS SALE Start planning your spring veggie garden with Johnson's Backyard Garden's organic transplants sale, including heirloom tomatoes, eggplant, squash, and more. You can also order online and arrange for pickup at an area farmers' market. Saturdays through April 19, 10am-2pm Johnson's Backyard Garden, 9515 Hergotz Ln., 512/386-5273. www.jbgorganic.com

THE CRACK HEARD 'ROUND THE WORLD Whole Foods cheesemongers nationwide will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most wheels of Parmesan cracked at the same time. In-store samples and demos. Sat., March 8, 2-3pm. (2014) Whole Foods Market, 525 N. Lamar, 512/476-1206. www.wholefoodsmarket.com

MAC AND CHEEZE TAKEDOWN Matt Timms is back with another of his wacky culinary Takedown contests for home cooks. He says bring your "Chuggiest Mac & Cheese" and compete for all kinds of big-name cookware and other cool prizes. Crowds can sample all entries and choose a People's Choice winner for the ticket price of $15. Sun., March 9, 2-4pm. (2014) Shangri-La, 1016 E. Sixth, 512/524-4291. www.shangrilaaustin.com

ORGANIC GARDENERS MEETING Learn to identify common diseases in popular Central Texas plants, and keep your garden that much healthier. Mon., March 10, 7pm. (2014) Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd., 512/477-8672. Free. www.austinorganicgardeners.org

SPRING BREAK (NOT BREAK THE BANK) WINES Resident wine experts offer this basic class on tasting and buying wine as part of the Monday discovery series. Register by phone. Mon., March 10, 6:30-9pm. (2014) Central Market North Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1014. www.centralmarket.com

SPRING BREAK FARM CAMP The New Farm Institute offers spring break camp where kids ages 5-15 will learn firsthand where their food comes from, how to raise it, and how to cook it. Register online. March 10-14 Green Gate Farms, 8310 Canoga, 512/949-9830. $350 per child; sibling discounts available. www.greengatefarms.net

ALL DAY BRUNCH & BLOODY MARYS Trace at the W will serve brunch and Bloody Marys through traditional breakfast and lunch hours during the Music Festival. Also, the first 300 people who arrive for KGSR's free daily music broadcast March 12-15 each morning will get free breakfast courtesy of the hotel. Required $5 donation to Make a Wish Foundation. W Hotel, 200 Lavaca, 512/542-3600. www.kgsr.com/sxsw

CHUCKWAGON RODEO BREAKFAST The rodeo is in town and they're cooking up some morning grub to get you fueled up for all the ropin', ridin', and wrasslin' events on the horizon. Thu., March 13, 7:30am. (2014) Frost Bank Mueller Financial Center, 1200 Barbara Jordan Blvd.. Free.

GRAB & GO AT THE BONNEVILLE Chefs here will be grilling signature pizzas and Cuban sandwiches from a station on their comfortable patio so that busy SXSW guests can "grab & go" or relax with a specially-priced beer or wine selection Thursday through Sunday. The Bonneville, 202 W. Cesar Chavez, 512/428-4643. www.thebonnevilleaustin.com

MEET THE BREWERS PINT NIGHT Stiles Switch pitmasters have collaborated with the brewers from Thirsty Planet Brewery to create a limited release craft beer call Wandering Wood Smoked Porter. Drop by the release party and meet the brewer. Thu., March 13, 4pm. (2014) Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew, 6610 N. Lamar, 512/380-9199. www.stilesswitchbbq.com


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HOPE FARMERS' MARKET Sundays, 11am-3pm Plaza Saltillo, 401 Comal, 512/727-8363. www.hopefarmersmarket.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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