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. www.bangersaustin.com

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. www.countercultureaustin.com

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. www.hopfieldsaustin.com

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. noblepigaustin@gmail.com, www.noblesandwiches.com

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. www.jbgorganic.com

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. www.volentebeach.com

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. bloodymaryfest@gmail.com, www.shangrilaaustin.com

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. www.zeds.bz

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

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. www.indiechefsweek.com/jason-vincent/

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. www.corazonatcastlehill.com

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. www.corazonatcastlehill.com

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. www.corazonatcastlehill.com

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. events@cover-3.com, www.cover-3.com/news/events

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. www.roughhollowclub.com

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. www.medearis.com

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. www.umlaufsculpture.org/gardenparty

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. https://drafthouse.com/austin/theater/lakeline

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. www.supperfriends.com

Ongoing

$0.25 MARTINI LUNCH Select martinis for a quarter on weekdays. Mon.-Fri., 11am-2pm. The Parish Underground, 214 E. Sixth, 512/494-6078. www.theparishaustin.com

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

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. www.austincc.edu/cularts/Bistro

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. info@caferuckus.com, www.caferuckus.com

ALL-DAY HAPPY HOUR $9 selected saké carafes. Wednesdays, 11am-10pm. Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen, 1303 S. Congress, 512/444-8081. www.luckyrobotrestaurant.com

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

BANGER'S BIG BAND BRUNCH Don't fear the Manmosa. Sundays, 11am-3pm. Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden, 79 Rainey, 512/386-1656. www.bangersaustin.com

BARTON CREEK FARMERS' MARKET Saturdays, 9am-1pm. Barton Creek Square, 2901 Capital of TX Hwy. S., 512/327-7040. www.bartoncreekfarmersmarket.org

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

BOGGY CREEK FARM FARM STAND Wednesdays & Saturdays, 8am-1pm. Boggy Creek Farm, 3414 Lyons, 512/926-4650. www.boggycreekfarm.com

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

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

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

CULINARY CRAWLS Explore Austin's culinary scene with your fellow foodies. Thursdays, 6-8:30pm. www.austindetours.com

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. www.therooseveltroomatx.com

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

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. www.fb.com/thunderbirdkoenig

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

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. www.antonellischeese.com

HOPE FARMERS' MARKET Sundays, 11am-3pm. Plaza Saltillo, 412 Comal, 512/727-8363. www.hopefarmersmarket.org

HOTEL SAN JOSE'S BAVARIAN NIGHTS Tue., Dec. 16, (2014) Hotel San Jose, 1316 S. Congress, 512/852-2360. www.sanjosehotel.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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. www.whotelaustin.com

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

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

SFC EAST FARMERS' MARKET Tuesdays, 3pm-7pm. Corner of MLK & Miriam. www.sfcfarmersmarket.org

SFC FARMERS' MARKET AT THE TRIANGLE Wednesdays, 3-7pm. Triangle Park, 4700 N. Lamar, 512/452-1404. www.sfcfarmersmarket.org

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

SPRINGDALE FARM FARM STAND Wednesdays & Saturdays, 9am-1pm. Springdale Farm, 755 Springdale, 512/386-8899. www.springdalefarmaustin.com

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. www.sullivansteakhouse.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

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. www.wheatsville.coop

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

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

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

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

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. www.blairhouseinn.com

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. www.russianhouseofaustin.com

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

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

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