Meal Times

April 19-24

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

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

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, 512/258-5109. Free. www.volentebeach.com

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

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/

PRIX FIXE AT CIPOLLINA Mon., April 21 - Wed., April 23, 5pm. (2014) Cipollina, 1213 West Lynn, 512/477-5211. $26. www.cipollina-austin.com

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

'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. 183 N., Bldg. F, 512/861-7070. $75. www.drafthouse.com/austin

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


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

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

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

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

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