Food Events

Friday 16

SUPPER FRIENDS: LAND AND SEA Enjoy a multicourse meal of meat and seafood in a convivial atmosphere. Fri., May 16, 7-10:30pm. (2014) Swoop House, 3012 Gonzales, 512/467-6600. $56.

Saturday 17

ASIAN AMERICAN RESOURCE CENTER FOOD FESTIVAL Rice: A Celebration of Asian American Culinary Pursuits is an Asian-American food festival with a food truck battle, informational vendor booths, and a panel discussion with some local Asian food notables. Sat., May 17, 10am-4pm. (2014) Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron, 512/974-1690. Free.

BEAT THE HEAT BBQ CHALLENGE This day of family fun offers barbecue, live music, and a silent auction to benefit APD's Police Explorer Program. Sat., May 17, 11am-9pm. (2014) Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St., 512/974-4975. $10.

CRAWFISH & CROQUET BENEFIT PARTY Party in the park with all-you-can-eat boiled crawfish and fixins, plenty of games, a pool, and a bouncy house, all to benefit Mobile Loaves & Fishes. Sat., May 17, 2:30-7:30pm. (2014) Commons Ford Ranch Park, 614 Commons Ford Rd., 512/614-0057. $25.

SUGAR ART DEMONSTRATION This class offers all manner of important sugar art techniques and supplies are included in the price. Sat., May 17, 10am-noon. (2014) Make It Sweet, 9070 Research #203, 512/371-3401. $45.

Sunday 18

'BUGS & BREWS' BENEFIT They're offering boiled crawfish and happy-hour drink prices, and a percentage of the proceeds benefit Young Texans Against Cancer. Sun., May 18, noon-4pm. (2014) Star Bar, 600 W. Sixth, 512/477-8550. $20 ($10, advance).

AUSTIN RESTAURANT WEEK Dine out and do good. Restaurants all over town will be offering special prix fixe meals for lunch, brunch, and dinner with a donation for each going to Meals on Wheels & More. Sun.-Wed., May 11-14 & 18-21 $12-37.

ROSÉ BRUNCH Throughout our scorching summer, enjoy a refreshing $12 bottle of Rosé wine with brunch items and desserts at LaV. Sun., May 18 - Sat., Aug. 16, 11am-2:30pm. (2014) laV.

TEXAS 35-10 TOUR A team of top bartenders from Austin and San Antonio collaborate on drinks here for one night only. Sun., May 18, 6-11pm. (2014) Drink.Well, 207 E. 53rd, 512/614-6683.

UNDER THE SEA CAKE Receive step-by-step instruction on how to make this popular cake. Sun., May 18, 10am-5pm. (2014) Make It Sweet, 9070 Research #203, 512/371-3401. $160.

W AUSTIN’S BUBBLEQ Relax on the hotel's Wet Deck with barbecue, bubbles, desserts, and DJ music to kick off the summer. Sun., May 18, 2-5pm. (2014) W Hotel, 200 Lavaca, 512/542-3600. $49.

Monday 19

AUSTIN RESTAURANT WEEK Dine out and do good. Restaurants all over town will be offering special prix fixe meals for lunch, brunch, and dinner with a donation for each going to Meals on Wheels & More. Sun.-Wed., May 11-14 & 18-21 $12-37.

RED RIBBON DINNER Mon., May 19, 6:30pm. (2014) Fino Restaurant Patio & Bar CLOSED. $125.

TEXAS 35-10 TOUR The collaborative bartender tour continues here for one night only. Mon., May 19, 5-8pm. (2014) Péché, 208 W. Fourth, 512/494-4011.

Tuesday 20

AUSTIN RESTAURANT WEEK Dine out and do good. Restaurants all over town will be offering special prix fixe meals for lunch, brunch, and dinner with a donation for each going to Meals on Wheels & More. Sun.-Wed., May 11-14 & 18-21 $12-37.

Wednesday 21

A TASTE OF ITALY AT GUSTO Enjoy a multicourse, al fresco Italian meal paired with wines from the Veneto region, hosted on the patio by the Wine and Food Foundation of Texas. Wed., May 21, 7pm. (2014) Gusto Italian Kitchen + Wine Bar, 4800 Burnet Rd., 512/458-1100. $85.

AUSTIN RESTAURANT WEEK Dine out and do good. Restaurants all over town will be offering special prix fixe meals for lunch, brunch, and dinner with a donation for each going to Meals on Wheels & More. Sun.-Wed., May 11-14 & 18-21 $12-37.

DINNER WITH STEVEN RAICHLEN Award-winning chef and cookbook author Steven Raichlen prepares recipes from his new book, Man Made Meals. Ticket required. Wed., May 21, 6:30pm. (2014) Jasper's Gourmet Backyard Cuisine, 11506 Century Oaks Terrace #128, 512/834-4111.

DISHCRAWL Austin's local DishCrawl Ambassador leads a progressive dinner through three popular restaurants in the Capitol area. Wed., May 21, 7pm. (2014) Downtown Austin. $45.

PICKLING & FERMENTING SLOW FOOD SESSION Author Kate Payne shares tips on pickling and fermenting summer's bounty and then signs copies of her new book The Hip Girl's Guide to the Kitchen. Class is free; books available to buy. Wed., May 21, 6-8pm. (2014) Springdale Farm, 755 Springdale, 512/386-8899.

Thursday 22

DINNER & A SHOW WITH DELANEY GIBSON Enjoy a three-course seasonal menu complemented by Italian wine and craft cocktails, followed by a show by Delaney Gibson. Thu., May 22, 6:30-10pm. (2014) Winflo Osteria, 1315 W. Sixth, 512/582-1027. $20.

WINE AND DINE DINNER Speaker Mike Patton will explain the wines he's chosen to complement the five-course dinner by chef Kirk Doyle. Thu., May 22, 6:30pm. (2014) Cover 3, 2700 W. Anderson #202, 512/374-1121. $75.

Friday 23

SULLIVAN'S ADULT PROM Relive your glory days with the $39 Sure Thing prix fixe dinner and then dance to DJs playing prom classics from the decades with special $7 cocktails and spiked punch. Fri., May 23, 8pm. (2014) Sullivan's Steakhouse, 300 Colorado #200, 512/201-8174. Free.,

SUPPER FRIENDS: START OF SUMMER Chef Jason Carroll prepares a meal to celebrate the bounty of the early summer harvest. Reserve by phone. Fri., May 23, 7-10:30pm. (2014) Swoop House, 3012 Gonzales, 512/467-6600. $60.

TAPAS & TEQUILA Austin's best restaurants will present signature tapas to pair with tastings of the best tequilas in the world to the sounds of DJ music, all to benefit the Dell's Children Medical Center. Fri., May 23, 5-9pm. (2014) Brazos Hall, 204 E. Fourth, 512/327-9595. $35.


$0.25 MARTINI LUNCH Select martinis for a quarter on weekdays. Mon.-Fri., 11am-2pm. 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.

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.

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, 512/852-2360.

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.

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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