Meal Times

June 26-July 2

Friday 27

SUPPER FRIENDS: SOUTHERN STYLE Chef Jason Carroll prepares two outstanding meals based on the bounty of the Southern summer garden. Fri. & Sat., June 27 & 28, 7pm Swoop House, 3012 Gonzales, 512/467-6600. $60. www.swoopevents.com

TEXAS TIKI WEEK Bars across Austin and the rest of Texas will join in the fun, serving traditional and original tiki cocktails in many locations. See complete details online. Drink.Well, 207 E. 53rd, 512/614-6683. www.drinkwellaustin.com

Saturday 28

CASTING CALL FOR ABC'S 'THE TASTE' Chefs and home cooks alike are encouraged to whip up their tastiest bite in hopes of being cast for the third season of ABC's reality cooking competition show. Sat., June 28, 10am-3pm. (2014) Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex, 1156 Hargrave. www.thetastecasting.com

CELEBRATE HAM INDEPENDENCE: LA QUERCIA BRUNCH AT THE CHEESE HOUSE Iowa cured meat producer Herb Eckhouse will be in town to lead a guided tasting of his meats paired with bubbly, cheeses, Easy Tiger breads, and local condiments. Sat., June 28, 10:30am-noon. (2014) Antonelli's Cheese Shop, 4220 Duval St., 512/531-9610. $45. www.antonellischeese.com

SUPPER FRIENDS: SOUTHERN STYLE Chef Jason Carroll prepares two outstanding meals based on the bounty of the Southern summer garden. Fri. & Sat., June 27 & 28, 7pm Swoop House, 3012 Gonzales, 512/467-6600. $60. www.swoopevents.com

TEXAS TIKI WEEK Bars across Austin and the rest of Texas will join in the fun, serving traditional and original tiki cocktails in many locations. See complete details online. Drink.Well, 207 E. 53rd, 512/614-6683. www.drinkwellaustin.com

Sunday 29

BIGGEST TIRAMISU IN TEXAS Opening festivities continue at this new development with the unveiling of this giant dessert made with more than 60 pounds of sponge cake, 35 gallons of filling, and five pounds of cocoa. Mangia! Sun., June 29, 1-5pm. (2014) 18088 FM 1431. Free. www.travisso.com

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, 1501 E. Seventh, 512/391-1888. www.lavaustin.com

TEXAS TIKI WEEK Bars across Austin and the rest of Texas will join in the fun, serving traditional and original tiki cocktails in many locations. See complete details online. Drink.Well, 207 E. 53rd, 512/614-6683. www.drinkwellaustin.com

Monday 30

TEXAS TIKI WEEK Bars across Austin and the rest of Texas will join in the fun, serving traditional and original tiki cocktails in many locations. See complete details online. Drink.Well, 207 E. 53rd, 512/614-6683. www.drinkwellaustin.com

Tuesday 1

FIRST TUESDAY PAELLA Drop into Austin's oldest Spanish restaurant for Valenciana and Mariscos paella varieties, both $15 per plate. Make reservations via Open Table. Tue., July 1, (2014) Málaga Tapas & Bar, 440 W. Second, 512/236-8020. $15. www.malagatapasbar.com

SUMMER OPEN HOUSE The store hosts two days of decorating demos, bake sales, and cake walks to benefit the Capital Confectioners Cake Club of Austin. Also check out the summer kids class schedule while you're there. Tue.-Wed., July 1-2. 10am-5pm Make It Sweet, 9070 Research #203, 512/371-3401. www.makeitsweet.com

TIKI TUESDAYS Austin's hippest hotel offers a signature house tiki cocktail and surf tunes from the Avocados every Tuesday night in July. Hotel San Jose, 1316 S. Congress, 512/852-2360. www.sanjosehotel.com

Wednesday 2

FIRST SATURDAY WINE DINNER A triple amuse bouche. Need we say more? Wed., July 2, 7pm. (2014) Flat Creek Estate Vineyard & Winery, 24912 Singleton Bend East, Marble Falls, 512/267-6310. $75. www.flatcreekestate.com

SUMMER OPEN HOUSE The store hosts two days of decorating demos, bake sales, and cake walks to benefit the Capital Confectioners Cake Club of Austin. Also check out the summer kids class schedule while you're there. Tue.-Wed., July 1-2. 10am-5pm Make It Sweet, 9070 Research #203, 512/371-3401. www.makeitsweet.com

Friday 4

4TH OF JULY AT TRAVAASA AUSTIN Celebrate Independence Day in the spa's restaurant with a seasonal red, white, and blue menu created by chef Ben Baker. Reservations required. Fri., July 4, 6-9pm. (2014) Travaasa, 13500 FM 2769, 877/261-7792. www.travaasa.com/blog/red-white-blue-4th-july-menu-jeans-kitchen

4TH OF JULY CASSEROLE COOK-OFF Famous for your King Ranch Chicken or tuna noodle surprise? Whip up a batch for the chance to win cash prizes! Tasting starts at 8pm, with prizes at 10pm. Register via email. Fri., July 4, 8pm. (2014) Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth, 512/480-9562. Free. eva@spiderhouseballroom.com, www.spiderhousecafe.com

CHILI COOK-OFF FUNDRAISER This cook-off benefits the Johnson City Library this year. To enter the chili ($20) or salsa ($10) competitions, contact Alan Dean at 512/567-2835. Sampling tickets are $5. Salsa judging at 11:30am; chili at 2pm plus People's Choice award for chili. Fri., July 4, 11am. (2014) Becker Vineyards, 464 Becker Farms Rd., Stonewall, 830/644-2681. www.beckervineyards.com

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION PARTY Zax owners Mike Baldwin and Jeffrey Lynd always celebrate their anniversary with a party for their loyal clientele with food and drink specials and $3.50 select drafts. Fri., July 4, 4pm. (2014) Zax Restaurant & Bar, 312 Barton Springs Rd., 512/481-0100. www.zaxaustin.com

DINNER ON US Proprietors Larry Foles and Guy Villavaso invite guests to enjoy one free entrée for every entrée purchased from the regular menus at both Roaring Fork outlets and at the Salty Sow (1917 Manor Rd.) during dinner hours on Independence Day. Fri., July 4, 5-10pm. (2014) Roaring Fork, 701 Congress, 512/583-0000. www.roaringfork.com

SLICE SLAMMING CONTEST Austin's Hungry Todd Rungy hosts a slice slamming competition at the Southpark Meadows location. Ten brave eaters will wolf down a mammoth slice of Brooklyn Pie Company pizza in the fastest time possible in order to win merchandise and gift cards. Register via email. Fri., July 4, 10pm. (2014) Little Woodrow's, 9500 S. I-35, 512/282-2336. iamhungrytoddrungy@gmail.com, www.littlewoodrows.com

TRATTORIA LISINA HOSTS 4TH OF JULY Enjoy family-friendly outdoor activities such as sparklers, bocce ball, and chalk art painting along with regular menu items and slices of pizza from the mobile pizza oven. Fri., July 4, 11am-5pm. (2014) Trattoria Lisina, 13308 FM 150 W., Driftwood, 512/894-3111. www.trattorialisina.com

VINOPALOOZA WINE FEST Experience great Texas and international wines along with delicious Hill Country fare and live music at this family holiday party. Fri., July 4, 4-8pm. (2014) Flat Creek Estate Vineyard & Winery, 24912 Singleton Bend East, Marble Falls, 512/267-6310. $5-60. www.flatcreekestate.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.bealestreettavern.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

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

CEDAR PARK FARMERS MARKET Saturdays, 9am-1pm. Lakeline Mall, 11200 Lakeline Mall Dr., Cedar Park, 512/257-8500. www.texasfarmersmarket.org/cedar-park

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

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.thunderbirdaustin.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

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 Sundays, 11am-2pm. CRAVE, 304 E. Second, 512/469-0000. www.cravetexas.com

LAV APRÈS-MIDI Discounted wine, cocktails, and small plates. Tuesdays-Fridays, 5-6:30pm. laV, 1501 E. Seventh, 512/391-1888. www.lavaustin.com

LAV LATE NIGHT Weekend reverse happy hour. Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30pm-close. laV, 1501 E. Seventh, 512/391-1888. www.lavaustin.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

MUELLER FARMERS MARKET Sundays, 9am-1pm. Mueller Hangar, 4550 Mueller Blvd. www.texasfarmersmarket.org

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

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

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

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