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Aug. 27-Sept. 13

Chuy's (various locations, www.chuys.com) celebrates its 21st annual Green Chile Festival with a fire department theme, complete with decorations, souvenir merchandise, special menu items, and a new cocktail. During the festival, Chuy's employees will drop off food at their local fire stations to remind them that any firefighter who comes into the restaurants in uniform gets an automatic 50% discount on food, all year round. Now through Sunday, Sept. 13.

North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery (10010 Capital of TX Hwy. N., 467-6969, www.nxnwbrew.com) invites you to tap into its 10th anniversary with a delicious lineup of events: 10 nights of live music on the outdoor pavilion to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Center from Aug. 26 through Sept. 6, 6:30pm; a ceremonial tapping of the cask of its Anniversary India Pale Ale on Monday, Aug. 31, 7pm; and a five-course Brewer's Dinner paired with five hand-crafted microbrews ($49 per person, reservations necessary) on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 7pm.

• Celebrate the first anniversary of Sugar Mama's Bakeshop (1905 S. First, 448-3727, www.sugarmamasbakeshop.com) with an in-store party offering cake and ice cream, pupcakes for canine customers, a mini pie eating contest, drinks and refreshments from other local artisan food companies, music, and balloons for the kids. Saturday, Aug. 29, 3-7pm.

• Help the folks at Opal Divine's Marina (12709 MoPac, 733-5353, www.opaldivines.com) raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Center at the Boob Bash, featuring art bras, burlesque, blouses, burgers, booze, and bands. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 7-10pm.

• Award-winning Home Slice Pizza (1415 S. Congress, 444-PIES, www.homeslicepizza.com) closes for its annual Big Apple pilgrimage designed to immerse staff members in authentic NYC neighborhood mom-and-pop pizzeria culture, further enhancing the street cred of its homegrown Austin enterprise. Sept. 7-10.

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