Meal Times

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

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

FIRST SATURDAY WINE DINNER RSVP and payment required beforehand. Sat., April 5, 7pm. (2014) Flat Creek Estate Vineyard & Winery, 24912 Singleton Bend East, Marble Falls, 512/267-6310. $70-75. www.flatcreekestate.com/scripts/eventPg.cfm/_/305/First-Saturday-Wine-Dinner/?mailid=6488

TEXAS OLIVE FESTIVAL The grounds of this Tuscan-inspired olive orchard will be filled with booths featuring area foods, wines, and artisans, plus educational seminars and live music. Sat., April 5, noon-7pm. (2014) Texas Hill Country Olive Company, 2530 W. Fitzhugh Rd., Dripping Springs, 512/607-6512. $45 ($35, advance). www.texasolivefest.com

TEXAS VEGFEST What could be better than a spring day on the shady shores of Lady Bird Lake with cooking demos, educational speakers, kids activities, live music, good food, and cold beer? Sat., April 5, 11am-6pm. (2014) Fiesta Gardens, 2100 Jesse E. Segovia St., 512/480-8318. Free. www.texasveggest.com

THE TAVERN'S 80TH BIRTHDAY Drink specials and cake. Now that's how we like to celebrate. Sat., April 5, 11-2am. (2014) The Tavern, 922 W. 12th, 512/320-8377. Free. www.facebook.com/TavernAustin?ref=hl

FARM GRASS FESTIVAL Enjoy farm-fresh food and hot bluegrass music to help GroACT raise money for an emergency medical fund for our area farmers. Sun., April 6, 2-8pm. (2014) Simmons Family Farms. $15-20. www.farmgrassfest.com

VACA Y VINO Chef Lou Lambert and the cooks from McGuire/Moorman Hospitality will roast an entire steer over an open fire for this Argentine-inspired feast, paired with wines from Argentina and local craft beers. Shuttle service ($25) available. Sun., April 6, 1-6pm. (2014) Bridges Ranch, Bridges Lane, off FM 150, Wimberley, 512/791-5745. $100. www.vacayvino.com

TRIBEZA SPRING SUPPER CLUB SERIES Chef Ned Elliott of Foreign & Domestic kicks off the spring series by firing up the grill to prepare a Provencal-inspired meal. Mon., April 7, 6:30-8:30pm. (2014) 1101 W. 31st. $100.

PFARMERS MARKET Pfor all your pfoodie needs. Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 3-7pm Heritage Park, 901 Old Austin Hutto Rd., Pflugerville. www.pflugervilletx.gov/pfarmersmarket

GUSTO ITALIAN WINE DINNER The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas hosts a six-course Italian dinner paired with the wines of Rowland Cellars of Napa Valley. Reserve online. Wed., April 9, 7pm. (2014) Gusto Italian Kitchen + Wine Bar, 4800 Burnet Rd., 512/458-1100. $85 ($75, members). www.winefoodfoundation.org

MEET THE CHEESEMAKER FEAT. CKC FARMS Wed., April 9, 7-9pm. (2014) Antonelli's Cheese Shop, 4220 Duval St., 512/531-9610. $40. www.antonellischeese.com

SPRING FLAVORS COOKING CLASS Finn & Porter's chef Maffei teaches. Wed., April 9, (2014) Central Market North, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/493-4900. $60. www.finnandporteraustin.com

SUPPER FRIENDS: TEXAS FARM Chef Chris Chism whips up a Texas farm-to-table meal. Thu., April 10, 7pm. (2014) Swoop House at 2Dine4 Catering, 3012 Gonzales, 512/467-6600. $55. www.2dine4.com

SUPPER FRIENDS: FRENCH RUSTIC Enjoy a rustic French country meal paired with wines. Reserve by phone. Fri., April 11, 7-10:30pm. (2014) Swoop House at 2Dine4 Catering, 3012 Gonzales, 512/467-6600. $60. www.2dine4.com


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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