Meal Times

April 12-17

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.

Monday 24

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.

Friday 11

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, 3012 Gonzales, 512/467-6600. $60.

Saturday 12

ADELBERT'S BREWERY THIRD ANNIVERSARY PARTY Celebrate the third anniversary with special tappings every hour during the party; admission price includes souvenir glass and six samples. Sat., April 12, 1-5pm. (2014) Adelbert's Brewery, 2314 Rutland #100. $20.

CLASSIC NEW ORLEANS: DINNER AT COURT OF TWO SISTERS Henri Alciatore, scion of one of New Orleans' oldest restaurant families, presents a menu based on a meal from a legendary NOLA restaurant with wine pairings and charming historic anecdotes. Sat., April 12, 6:30-9:30pm. (2014) Central Market North Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1014. $70.

CRAY CREPES & SKETCHY COMIC BOOK SUPER BRUNCH! This new brunch series includes sweet and savory crepes from chef DJ Crepes, coffee from Casa Brasil, and setups for BYOBubbly mimosas. Sat.-Sun., April 12-13, 10am-2pm 2427 Webberville.

GARRISON BROTHERS SPRING STILLHOUSE SERIES The spring series kicks off with a multicourse dinner prepared by chef Jon Bonnell and featuring wines from William Chris Vineyards and bourbons from Garrison Brothers. Benefits the Hye Preservation Society. Reserve by phone. Sat., April 12, 6-11pm. (2014) The Barrel Barn at Garrison Brothers Distillery, 1827 Hye-Albert Rd., Hye, TX. $175 per seat or $1,000 for a table of six.

LOUISIANA SWAMP THING & CRAWFISH FESTIVAL Live Louisiana music and Cajun food are the stars here; boiled crawfish given away a plate at a time while supplies last, plus dishes like gumbo, po'boys and étouffée for sale. Sat., April 12, 11am-10pm. (2014) Austin American-Statesman Parking Lot, 305 S. Congress. $20.

POP-UP PICNIC FOR THE WALLER CREEK CONSERVANCY Purchase a ready-made picnic from one of 14 different restaurants or bring your own picnic, and buy beer, wine, or sangria on-site, all to benefit the Waller Creek Conservancy. Sat., April 12, 6:30pm. (2014) Palm Park, 601 E. Third, 512/477-1566. $30-150.

SPRING MENU WINE TASTING Sample items from the new spring menu paired with wines from the spring list. Reserve via email. Sat., April 12, 2-4pm. (2014) Apothecary Cafe & Wine Bar. $25.

Sunday 13

INDEPENDENCE BREWING BEER DINNER Enjoy a multicourse dinner paired with beers from Independence Brewery. Reserve by phone. Sun., April 13, 6:30pm. (2014) Greenhouse Craft Food, 1400 E. Old Settler's #110, Round Rock, 512/366-5567. $40.,

JEFF LOFTON'S JAZZ BRUNCH Austin's No. 1 Jazz trumpeter, Jeff Lofton, kicks off the new jazz brunch series; he'll return for Easter Sunday, as well. Sun., April 13, 1-5pm. (2014) Zed's, 501 Canyon Ridge, 512/339-9337.

LEMONADE DAY: AUSTIN’S BEST TASTING COMPETITION Join in the fun while 25 of Austin's next generation of entrepreneurs compete for recognition and prizes in this annual contest. Sun., April 13, 8:30-10am. (2014) Thinkery, 1830 Simond, 512/469-6200.

Monday 14

ORGANIC GARDENERS MEETING Wondering what's up with the present and future of our local water supply? Learn from an expert. Mon., April 14, 7pm. (2014) Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd., 512/477-8672. Free.

Tuesday 15

SATAY BOOKSIGNING EVENT Meet author Patti Ashley, Ph.D., and get signed copies of her book Living in the Shadow of the Too-Good Mother Archetype. Thai appetizers will be served; reserve lunch by phone. Tue., April 15, 11am. (2014) Satay, 3202 W. Anderson #205, 512/467-6731.

Thursday 17

LIVE FIRE! Early-bird tickets are sold out, but it's not too late to get regular tickets to this beef-centric event featuring some of Austin's best chefs cooking over hot coals and open flames. Thu., April 17, 6:30-9pm. (2014) The Salt Lick, 3350 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, 512/386-1044. $75.

MEET THE CHEESEMAKER WITH EAGLE MOUNTAIN FARMHOUSE Meet the cheesemaker and taste a smattering of his cheeses paired with jams, jellies, olives, chutneys, and breads from Easy Tiger. Reserve by phone. Thu., April 17, 7-9pm. (2014) Antonelli's Cheese Shop, 4220 Duval St., 512/531-9610. $40.

THE GRAPEVINE IN GRUENE: WINE TASTING Thu., April 17, 5-8pm. (2014) Driftwood Winery and Ranger Creek Brewery.


$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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