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Nov. 22-25

By Virginia B. Wood, November 21, 2008, Food

• An alliance of local independent business owners encourages Aus­tin shoppers and diners to redirect their spending to local businesses for Austin Unchained. For an updated listing of specials and events, go to Also, a number of restaurants and businesses will offer specials to customers who present a Go Local Austin loyalty card ( during the day. Saturday, Nov. 22.

Terry Thompson-Anderson, author of The Texas Hill Country: A Wine and Food Paradise and Texas on the Plate, will be selling and signing books this weekend at Alamosa Cellars (325/628-3313, near Bend, about 90 miles north of Austin. Sample some of the artisan foods featured in Terry's book along with tastings of Alamosa wines. Saturday, Nov. 22, noon-5pm.

The Belmont (305 W. Sixth, 457-0300, joins the Austin supporters of the annual Coats for Kids drive by hosting the first Belmont Butter Ball. The holiday buffet benefit comes complete with musical entertainment by Dale Watson & His Lone Stars. Admission is $10 or the donation of one coat. Buffet tickets are $15. Tuesday, Nov. 25, 6-11pm.

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