Food Events

July 4-10

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.spiderhouseaustin.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 E., Marble Falls, 512/267-6310. $5-60. www.flatcreekestate.com

Saturday 5

BURGERS N BLUES Cowboy chef Paul Petersen will be manning the grill at lunchtime during the festivities. Make necessary lunch reservations online. Sat., July 5, noon-5pm. (2014) Fall Creek Vineyards, 1820 CR 222, Tow, 325/379-5361. Free-$15. www.fcv.com

Sunday 6

NATIONAL FRIED CHICKEN DAY In recognition of the holiday, Max's will serve their original and gluten-free fried chicken with mashed potatoes, collards, and Texas toast. Sun., July 6, 11-12mid. (2014) Max's Wine Dive, 207 San Jacinto, 512/904-0111. www.maxswinedive.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. www.lavaustin.com

SOCIAL SUNDAZE This new venue above Chicago House is now serving brunch complemented by mimosas, sangria, and DJ music. Sundays through July 27, noon-4pm Upstairs on Trinity, 601 Trinity. www.facebook.com/events/395951450547615

Tuesday 8

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

WINE WARS The new Wine Wars tasting series takes place on the second Tuesday of May, June, and July with Max's wine experts holding themed, blind wine tastings. Tue., May 13 - Tue., July 8, (2014) Max's Wine Dive, 207 San Jacinto, 512/904-0111. $30 ($25, advance), pricing excludes tax & gratuity. www.maxswinedive.com/austin-san-jacinto-blvd

Thursday 10

MARILYN MCCRAY BOOK SIGNING McCray will sign copies of her new book Canning, Pickling & Freezing With Irma Harding while the crowd enjoys refreshments from Princess & Moose's Sister Bakery and St. Arnold Brewing. Thu., July 10, 7pm. (2014) BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar, 512/472-5050. www.bookpeople.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

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

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

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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