Meal Times

Mar. 29-April 1

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

SPRING PRIX FIXE MENU Enjoy three-course meals for two; choose one appetizer, two entrees, and one dessert from new dishes and old favorites Mondays through Wednesdays. Mon., March 24 - Wed., April 30, (2014) Corazon at Castle Hill, 1101 W. Fifth, 512/476-0728. $40. www.corazonatcastlehill.com

CRAFT PRIDE ANNIVERSARY PARTY Celebrate this beer bar's birthday with an 80s theme. One of a kind brews and a limited number of T-shirts get you in the celebratory mood. Fri., March 28, 6-11pm. (2014) Craft Pride, 61 Rainey, 512/428-5571. Free. www.craftprideaustin.com

CONFITURAS CITRUS AND HERB JELLY CLASS Stephanie McClenny presents a beginners class in making citrus and herb jellies with local produce. Register online. Sat., March 29, 10am-1pm. (2014) Spirited Foods Company Kitchen, 1208 W. Fourth. $75. www.confituras.net

DAVID BULL'S TUSCANY IN AUSTIN Chef David Bull will present a talk on the flavor profiles of the Italian region of Tuscany and his unique interpretation of a Tuscan recipe. Reserve by phone. Sat., March 29, 2-3pm. (2014) Savory Spice Shop North Austin, 10000 Research Blvd. #129, 512/795-0770. $20.

EAT. DRINK. BE CHARITABLE Salvation Pizza celebrates its birthday with free pies, salads, and more with donations going to underprivileged kids. Sat., March 29, noon-4pm. (2014) Salvation Pizza, 624 W. 34th, 415/378-0252. Free. www.salvationpizza.com

FIREBALL ASSOCIATION SPRING CRAWFISH BOIL BENEFIT Make a $20 donation to the Shrine Burn Institute to enjoy this family-friendly event in the outdoor Rosemary Hall. Kids under 12 are free. Doors open at 2pm and dinner is served at 5pm. Sat., March 29, 2pm. (2014) Hill Country Pasta House, 3519 FM 620 N., 512/266-9445. www.hillcountrypasta.com

GUMBO COOK-OFF & FAIS DO-DO The Gulf Coast Playboys supply the tunes while guests sample gumbo and compete for prizes and raffle items. $35 to enter a gumbo in the cook-off and $10 to sample the entries. Sat., March 29, noon-4pm. (2014) Rain Lily Farm, 914 Shady, 512/567-5490. www.rainlilydesign.com/pages/farm

JALAPEÑO-EATING FUNDRAISER CONTEST TO SUPPORT ESPADA AUSTIN Face off against competitors from the Austin Fire Department and Austin Police Department in a “Bring the Heat” jalapeño-eating contest in support of the Emergency Service Pipes and Drums Association. Sat., March 29, 4-6pm. (2014) 6205 N. Lamar Blvd. www.whataburger.com

SAN JOSE JAZZ BRUNCH This bimonthly series continues with the Rain Cross Jazz Trio providing music during a buffet brunch in the hotel's courtyard with mimosas, micheladas, and fresh juice. Sat., March 29, 10am-2pm. (2014) Hotel San Jose, 1316 S. Congress, 512/852-2360. $24. www.sanjosehotel.com

TEX-MEX FIESTA CLASS Chef Katy Parker presents a demo-style class with a Mexican party menu. Bring your own thermos of margaritas! Register by phone. Sat., March 29, 5-7pm. (2014) Faraday's Kitchen Store, 12918 Shops Parkway #540, 512/266-5666. $45. www.faradayskitchenstore.com

CHILDREN'S PICNIC AND REAL FOOD FAIR Cooking demos, healthy food vendors, and kid-oriented activities. See related story. Sun., March 30, 1-5pm. (2014) French Legation Museum, 802 San Marcos St., 512/472-8180. Free. www.edibleaustin.com

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

MEET & DRINK WITH BELGIAN BREWMASTER Meet Belgian brewmaster Bert Van Henke and enjoy his beers paired with a multi-course, brew-centric dinner prepared by chef Roman Murphy. Reserve by phone; $29. Tue., April 1, 6:30pm. (2014) Bess Bistro on Pecan, 500 W. Sixth, 512/477-2377. www.bessbistro.com

MEET & DRINK WITH BREWMASTER BERT VAN HECKE Tue., April 1, 6:30pm. (2014) Bess Bistro on Pecan, 500 W. Sixth, 512/477-2377. $29. us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=0cb9745636427197facc7e724&id=4ac5f29419&e=af08461be0

WINE ME DINE ME DINNER SERIES Moxy Castro of Esprit du Vin has chosen the wine pairings for dinner this month and special guest pastry chef Stephen Cak is preparing pastries. Reserve by phone; $85, all inclusive. Tue., April 1, 6pm. (2014) Cafe Josie, 1200 W. Sixth, 512/322-9226. www.cafejosie.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

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

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, 412 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

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