Meal Times

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. Sun., July 20 - Sun., March 1, Cafe Ruckus, 409 W. Second, 512/476-7825. $30. info@caferuckus.com, www.caferuckus.com

TIKI SUNDAYS AT PÉCHÉ Enjoy imaginative tiki cocktails every Sunday; grass skirts and leis optional. Sun., July 20 - Sun., March 1, Peche, 208 W. Fourth, 512/494-4011. www.pecheaustin.com

EXPERIMENTAL COFFEE SERVICE Educational three-course tasting menu similar to a wine flight. Saturdays, 11am-5pm Houndstooth Coffee Downtown, 401 Congress Ste. 100-C, 512/394-6051. $20. www.houndstoothcoffee.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

ELEVATION BURGER ANNIVERSARY GIVEAWAY Complete a short entry form to compete to win two tickets to ACL Festival. Mon., Aug. 25 - Mon., Sept. 15, (2014) Both locations. www.elevationburger.com

HARVEST CELEBRATION DINNER A winery tour and a great meal. Fri., Aug. 29, 7pm. (2014) Trattoria Lisina, 13308 FM 150 W., Driftwood, 512/894-3111. $55. www.trattorialisina.com

OATMEAL FESTIVAL All things oatmeal plus a barbecue supper. Fri., Aug. 29 - Sat., Aug. 30, (2014) Downtown Bertram.

PABLITO'S 6TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY Specials and dessert treats. Sat., Aug. 30, (2014) Pablito's Bakery, 1015 E. Braker #6. Free. www.pablitosbakery.com

SUPPER FRIENDS: PESCATARIAN Celebrate the sea in four courses plus hors d'oeuvres. Sat., Aug. 30, 7-10:30pm. (2014) Swoop House, 3012 Gonzales, 512/467-6600. $55. www.2dine4.com

WINERY TOUR A rare peek at production. Sat., Aug. 30 - Sun., Aug. 31, 11am. (2014) Flat Creek Estate Vineyard & Winery, 24912 Singleton Bend East, Marble Falls, 512/267-6310. $17.50. www.flatcreekestate.com

20 FOR $20, A WINE TASTING BENEFITING AUSTIN PETS ALIVE! Sun., Aug. 31, (2014) Tony C's Avery Ranch. $20. info@tonycs.com, apa20for20.eventbrite.com

RANGER CREEK BEER DINNER Five courses with San Antonio's best brew. Sun., Aug. 31, 6:30pm. (2014) Salt & Time Butcher Shop & Salumeria, 1912 E. Seventh, 512/524-1383. $86.60. www.saltandtime.com

WINE SENSORY ANALYSIS Melba Allen helps you understand wine. Sun., Aug. 31, 2pm, 4pm. (2014) Flat Creek Estate Vineyard & Winery, 24912 Singleton Bend East, Marble Falls, 512/267-6310. $25. www.flatcreekestate.com

DINNER ON US Free entrée for every entrée purchased. Mon., Sept. 1, (2014) Salty Sow, 1917 Manor Rd., 512/391-2337. www.saltysow.com

DINNER ON US Free entrée for every entrée purchased. Mon., Sept. 1, (2014) Roaring Fork, 701 Congress, 512/583-0000. www.roaringfork.com

DINNER ON US Free entrée for every entrée purchased. Mon., Sept. 1, (2014) Roaring Fork, 10850 Stonelake, 512/342-2700. www.roaringfork.com

TASCA D’ALMERITA WINE DINNER Five courses inspired by the brand's wines. Wed., Sept. 3, 7pm. (2014) Olive & June, 3411 Glenview, 512/467-9898. $80. www.oliveandjune-austin.com

TASCA D’ALMERITA WINE DINNER Tasca d'Amerita brand manager Christine Hammond hosts this Sicilian-inspired dinner. Wed., Sept. 3, 7-9:30pm. (2014) Olive & June, 3411 Glenview, 512/467-9898. $80. www.oliveandjune-austin.com

FOOD FOR THOUGHT Austin's top chefs throw down signature dishes to support Communities in Schools of Central Texas. Features bites from El Alma, chavez, Dolce Neve, Trace, Baked by Amy's, Noble Sandwich Co., and more. Thu., Sept. 4, 6-9pm. (2014) ACL Live at the Moody Theater, 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd., 512/225-7999. $250. www.acl-live.com

MONTHLY BEER SPOTLIGHT The Alamo Drafthouse launches a new monthly Beer Spotlight series with Oktoberfest (or Märzen style) offerings at Drafthouse and Glass Half Full Tap Rooms nationally. Says Alamo Drafthouse CEO Tim League: "Every one of our locations has people behind the bar who are passionate about beer, and the Monthly Beer Spotlight focuses that passion." Throughout September Alamo Drafthouse locations.

PIZZAREV GRAND OPENING Build-your-own pizza concept opens with proceeds benefitting the Central Texas SPCA. Thu., Sept. 4, (2014) PizzaRev, 200 University, Round Rock. www.pizzarev.com

PRIME RIB & SALMON FRIDAYS Throughout September, Zed's offers this Friday special of either prime rib or salmon entrée, with side salad and one side, for $25, while supplies last. Fri., Sept. 5 - Sat., Sept. 27, 11am-11pm. (2014) Zed's, 501 Canyon Ridge, 512/339-9337. www.zeds.bz


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

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

BOGGY CREEK FARM FARM STAND Wednesdays & Saturdays, 8am-1pm Boggy Creek Farm, 3414 Lyons, 512/926-4650. www.boggycreekfarm.com

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

SPRINGDALE FARM FARM STAND Wednesdays & Saturdays, 9am-1pm Springdale Farm, 755 Springdale, 512/386-8899. www.springdalefarmaustin.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

SFC FARMERS' MARKET AT THE TRIANGLE Wednesdays, 3-7pm Triangle Park, 4700 N. Lamar, 512/452-1404. www.sfcfarmersmarket.org

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