Food Events

April 19-24

Saturday 19

BANGER'S SMOKE OUT SATURDAY This month's event features a Low Country crab shellfish boil and live music all day. Food served at 8pm. Sat., April 19, 11am-11pm. (2014) Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden, 79 Rainey, 512/386-1656. $15.

COUNTER CULTURE TURNS 2 What says happy anniversary better than a vegan corn dog and some live local music? Sat., April 19, 4-7pm. (2014) Counter Culture, 2337 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/524-1540. Free.

HOPFIELDS PRAIRIE EXPLOSION AND BOTTLE SHARE EVENT Beer aficionados will not want to miss this tapping and tasting of four rare and exclusive Prairie Artisan beers. Sat., April 19, 3pm. (2014) Hopfields, 3110 Guadalupe, 512/537-0467. Free.

NOBLE SANDWICH CO. DINNER SERIES Chef John Bates kicks off the spring dinner series in the new RR 620 location with a garden-fresh, four-course meal. BYOB. Sat., April 19, 8pm. (2014) Noble Sandwich Co., 12233 RR 620 N. #105, 512/382-6248. $65.,

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, 512/386-5273.

VOLENTE OLIVE FEST This free family-friendly event offers cooking demos and olive oil tastings, as well as food, drinks, and plenty of fun. Sat., April 19, 2:30-8pm. (2014) Volente Beach Waterpark, 16107 Wharf Cove (FM 2769), Volente, 512/258-5110. Free.

Sunday 20

BLOODY MARY FEST Local establishments will enter their best Bloody Mary in this inaugural competition. Food will be from Sun., April 20, 1-5pm. (2014) Shangri-La, 1016 E. Sixth, 512/524-4291. $10.,

EASTER BRUNCH WITH JEFF LOFTON Listen to the sounds of local jazz mainstay Lofton while enjoying an Easter buffet. Sun., April 20, 11am-3pm. (2014) Zed's, 501 Canyon Ridge, 512/339-9337.

EDEN EAST EASTER BRUNCH AND ADULT EGG HUNT Sun., April 20, 1pm. (2014) Eden East, 755 Springdale Rd., 512/428-6500. $100.

Monday 21

INSIDE CHEF'S TABLE Chef Jason Vincent of Nightwood restaurant in Chicago will prepare a special Indie Chef's night dinner at F&D, based on local ingredients. Reservations necessary. Mon., April 21, 6:30pm. (2014) Foreign & Domestic, 306 E. 53rd, 512/459-1010. Counter seats $125; table seats $100.

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 CLOSED. $40.

Tuesday 22

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 CLOSED. $40.

Wednesday 23

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 CLOSED. $40.

Thursday 24

AN EVENING WITH SIMI WINERY & COVER 3 Enjoy a multicourse dinner prepared by Cover 3 chef Kirk Doyle and Simi chef Kolin Vazzoler paired with Simi wines. Reserve by phone. Thu., April 24, 6:30pm. (2014) Cover 3, 2700 W. Anderson #202, 512/374-1121. $75.,

MUSIC TO YOUR MOUTH This family-style dinner is a collaboration of guest and local chefs and a Napa Valley winemaker, followed by a concert by brothers Kristian and Brandon Bush (Sugarland). Thu., April 24, 6:30-10pm. (2014) Rough Hollow Yacht Club & Marina, 105 Yacht Club Cove, Lakeway, 512/261-2288. $200.

THE KITCHEN DIVA FARM FEAST Kitchen Diva Angela Shelf Medearis welcomes Boggy Creek farmers Larry Butler and Carol Ann Sayle and political candidate Kinky Friedman to a farm feast that benefits a series of fresh lunches at local health fairs. Reserve online. Thu., April 24, 6:30pm. (2014) George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina, 512/974-4926. $100.

UMLAUF GARDEN PARTY One of Austin's loveliest outdoor parties invites you to stroll the sculpture garden while sampling great dishes from Austin restaurants and sipping wine from Twin Liquors. Thu., April 24, 6:30-9:30pm. (2014) Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, 605 Robert E. Lee, 512/445-5582. $150.

Friday 25

'DRUNKEN MASTER' OFF-CENTERED BEER FEAST This Off Centered Film Fest special event combines a kung-fu classic, a five-course meal, and eight Dogfish Head beers. Fri., April 25, 7pm. (2014) Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. Hwy. 183 N., Bldg. F, 512/861-7070. $75.

SUPPER FRIENDS: INTERIOR MEXICAN End the month with their most requested menu, a multicourse Interior Mexican dinner prepared by chef Jason Carroll. Reserve online. Fri., April 25, 7-10:30pm. (2014) Swoop House, 3012 Gonzales, 512/467-6600. $45.


12 DAYS OF DESSERTS Each dinner features desserts themed for a day in the classic song. Through Dec. 24 laV.

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 saké carafes. Wednesdays, 11am-10pm. Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen, 1303 S. Congress, 512/444-8081.

ALL-NIGHT HAPPY HOUR Tipsy Tuesday until 2am. Tue., Nov. 24 - Tue., March 1. Roosevelt Room, 307 W. Fifth, 512/494-4094.

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.

BOURBON MONTH Through Sept. 30 Opal Divine's, all locations.

CHARCUTERIE AND CHEESE Tue., Dec. 8 & Thu., Dec. 10 Antonelli's Cheese House, 500 Park Blvd.. $60.

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.

CULT MOVIE NIGHT Projected on the wall for maximum viewing every Monday. Mon., Nov. 23 - Mon., Feb. 29. Roosevelt Room, 307 W. Fifth, 512/494-4094.

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.

HEIRLOOM TOMATO FESTIVAL Enjoy fresh-off-the-vine heirloom tomatoes. Through August 31. Crú Food & Wine Bar, both locations.

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.

HOLIDAY PAIRINGS: HOW TO CELEBRATE WITH CHEESE Some of our most sought-after Winter seasonal cheeses. Tue., Nov. 17 - Thu., Dec. 17, 6:30-8:30pm. (2015) Antonelli's Cheese House, 4220 Duval St., 512/531-9610. $50.

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, 512/852-2350.

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, 512/852-2350. $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, 512/852-2350.

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.

MOOJO'S SHAKE-IT-UP MONDAY! Get 30% off the Shake That Cookie! Mondays. Moojo, 2322 Guadalupe, 269/873-6101.

MOOJO'S SMUSH-IT WEDNESDAY! Get $1.00 off the superhero sandwich! Wednesdays. Moojo, 2322 Guadalupe, 269/873-6101.

NATIONAL SALAD MONTH Lettuce count the ways. Mon., May 11 - Sun., May 31, (2015) Fuzzy's Taco Shop, all locations.

NATIONAL SANDWICH MONTH 15% discount on all sandwiches during lunch. Through Aug. 31. The Hightower, 1209 E. Seventh, 512/524-1448.

OKTOBERFEST Traditional and special German beer, and bratwurst. Through October 31 Smoke n' Hops, 3799 Hwy. 290 E., Dripping Springs, 512/655-3069.

PRIMETIME HAPPY HOUR Late-night happy hour. Nightly, 7-10pm. W Hotel, 200 Lavaca, 512/542-3600.

RAW NIGHTS Crudo, ceviche, and poké. Through September Mongers Market + Kitchen, 2401 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/215-8972.

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.

SULLIVAN’S WHITE HOT PARTY Exclusive giveaways, summer entertainment and delicious eats. Fri., Sept. 4, 5-9pm. (2015) Sullivan's Steakhouse, 300 Colorado #200, 512/495-6504.

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.

TASTE OF THANKSGIVING Everything from vegetarian options to traditional pies. Sat., Nov. 14 - Sun., Nov. 22, (2015) Wheatsville Food Co-op, 3101 Guadalupe, 512/478-2667.

TEXAS FARMERS' MARKET AT LAKELINE Saturdays, 9am-1pm. Lakeline Mall, 11200 Lakeline Mall Dr., Cedar Park, 512/363-5700.

TEXAS FARMERS' MARKET AT MUELLER Sundays, 10am-2pm. Mueller Lake Park & Browning Hangar, 4209 Airport.

THREE COURSE SAVORY TASTING MENU Every evening in December. $30 for wine pairing. Daily through Dec. 30 laV. $60.

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.

TOY DRIVE Three-week toy drive benefiting Dell Children’s Hospital at both Cedar Park locations. Through Dec. 18 PDQ, both locations.

VINTNER DINNER SERIES: WESTCAVE CELLARS WINERY Round Mountain vintner teams up with chef Chris Huffman. Sat., Jan. 23 - Sat., Feb. 27, (2016) Blair House, 100 W. Spoke Hill Dr., Wimberley, 512/847-1111. $70.

WEDNESDAY DINNER BUFFET Dinner features an array of food fairs, Russian comfort food, Ukrainian cuisine, Georgian cuisine, Central Asian cuisine, as well as the best traditional drinks like mors, kompot, and Russian tea included in the price. Wed., Nov. 18 - Wed., March 16. Russian House, 307 E. Fifth, 512/428-5442. $30.

WHISKEY WEDNESDAY December means Scotch. Wed., Dec. 2 - Wed., Dec. 30, 4pm. (2015) 416 Bar & Grille, 5011 Burnet Rd. #150, 512/206-0540.

WHISKEY WEDNESDAYS Half-priced pours on select bottles of whiskeys. Wed., Nov. 25 - Wed., March 2. Roosevelt Room, 307 W. Fifth, 512/494-4094.

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