Get a sneak preview of the California and Texas Mexican-food menu items at the new Juan's Mexicali Cafe (9600 I-35) in the grove at South Park Meadows. The preview party benefits the Center for Child Protection, and contributions and/or gift cards are suggested; Saturday, March 3, 5-9pm.
Local chocoholics will be in heaven this weekend at the second annual Austin Chocolate Festival (www.austinchocolatefestival.com) at the scenic Tuscan Hall (16221 Crystal Hills Dr.). The delicious three-day event is packed with tastings and samplings of the chocolate products from area businesses, chocolate demonstrations, and competitions. Friday night, there will be a gala dinner and auction benefiting the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure with food and wines from Bird's Creek Catering, Fat Turkey Chocolate Company, and Flat Creek Estate. Tickets for the gala are $70 and are still available online; $20 day tickets to the festival can be purchased at the door; Friday through Sunday, March 2-4, 10am-4pm (and 7-10pm on Friday).
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