Meal Times

June 26-July 2

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. 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

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 at 2Dine4 Catering, 3012 Gonzales, 512/467-6600. $60. www.swoopevents.com

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

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

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, 512/444-7322. www.sanjosehotel.com

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

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, 800/946-9463. 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


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

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

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

HOPE FARMERS' MARKET Sundays, 11am-3pm Plaza Saltillo, 401 Comal, 512/727-8363. www.hopefarmersmarket.org

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