Meal Times

Mar. 12-18

Saturday 8

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.

Wednesday 12

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.

Thursday 13

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.

Saturday 15

CHEESES OF EUROPE TASTING EVENT The Cheeses of Europe group hosts its first-ever pop-up event offering free cheese tastings, passed appetizers, and wine, plus cheese tutorials and "cheese art." Free and open to public. Sat., March 15, 11am-7pm. (2014) Old School Bar & Grill, 401 E. Sixth, 512/722-6351.

TRAVELING PSYCHIC SUPPER CLUB Meet with intuitive minds and get better connected with your psychic self. With dinner. Sat., March 15, 5pm. (2014) The Clay Pit, 1601 Guadalupe, 512/496-4284. $20 reservation, doesn't include food.

Sunday 16

JESTER KING BEER BRUNCH Chef Sara McIntosh has created a menu using Jester King's wacky brews as ingredients. Order the special dishes at the counter or choose from the regular brunch menu. Sun., March 16, 10:30am-3pm. (2014) Épicerie, 2307 Hancock, 512/371-6840.

RAW FOOD BASICS Want to make your own almond milk or chocolate mousse? Ooh baby we like it raw. Sun., March 16, 11am. (2014) Beets Living Foods Cafe, 1611 W. Fifth #165, 512/477-2338. $65.

Monday 17

ST. PATRICK'S DAY BEERS TO MAKE AN IRISHMAN PROUD The resident experts here will present a tasting tour of seasonal beers, plus info on what to look for when tasting beer, ingredients used, and much more in this bargain class. Register by phone. Mon., March 17, 6:30pm. (2014) Central Market North Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1014. $10.

TEX-MEX ST. PATTY'S DINNER Enjoy a Texas Hill Country beer dinner with a multicourse Tex-Mex menu paired with brews from Twisted X Brewery. Mon., March 17, 6:30-9:30pm. (2014) Kate's Place, 600 FM Road 2325, Wimberley, 512/722-3744. $39.

Tuesday 18

'GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL' FEAST Chef Trish Eichelberger presents a feast created to pair with Wes Anderson's new film. Tue., March 18, 7pm. (2014) Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320. $65.

Thursday 20

COME & TASTE IT Enjoy the complimentary Third Thursday tasting with wines from Fiesta Winery and craft beers from Live Oak Brewery, plus live music, food, and prizes. Thu., March 20, 5-8pm. (2014) The Grapevine, 1612 Hunter Rd., New Braunfels, 830/606-0093.

FARM TO MARKET 2014 Foodways Texas hosts their fourth annual symposium, focusing on Texas agriculture over the course of one evening and two days. Count on an informative program of meals by Texas chefs and food artisans, panel discussions, and presentations. Register online. Thu.-Sat., March 20-22 Texas Agrilife Center, 556 John Kimbrough Blvd., College Station, 979/458-4910. $300 ($275, members).

Friday 21

TILLAMOOK BABY LOAF BUS VISITS HOPDODDY Tillamook's traveling promotion, the Baby Loaf Bus, will be in Austin to share natural cheese slices on Hopdoddy's Classic Burger all day and to hand out cheese samples and coupons to burger lovers in line during lunch. Fri., March 21, 11am-3pm. (2014) Hopdoddy Burger Bar, 1400 S. Congress, 512/243-7505.


$0.25 MARTINI LUNCH Select martinis for a quarter on weekdays. Monday-Friday, 11-2 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 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.

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

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 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, 10am-2pm Mueller Hangar, 4550 Mueller Blvd.

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.

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

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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