Event Menu

Oct. 16–21

• October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and in that spirit, all local Kerbey Lane Cafes (www.kerbeylanecafe.com) are selling special pink pancakes made with fruit puree for $2.50, as well a clever "Cakes for the Cure" T-shirt for $20 to benefit the Komen Austin Race for the Cure. Also, both locations of Crú Wine Bar (www.cruawinebar.com) will donate 50 cents for every glass of wine and wine flight purchased from the special Chandon for the Cure promotion to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

• Make a difference for Austin families trying to make ends meet by enjoying a delicious outdoor seafood feast at Mike & Marcel's 9th Annual Fish Cookoff to benefit 1House at a Time (www.1houseatatime.org). Food, live music, and family fun at the Frisch home (5437 Hitcher Bend) for $20 donation; kids under 12 free. Saturday, Oct. 17, 5pm.

• Explore culinary aspects of the Medit-erranean at the Texas Culinary Academy's (11400 Burnet Rd., 837-2665, www.tca.edu) annual Mediterranean Festival with symposia, cooking classes, and demonstrations. Schedule and reservations at www.chefs.edu. Saturday, Oct. 17, 11am-7pm.

• Enjoy an authentic Cuban Pig Roast & Fall Har­vest Dinner at Rain Lily Farm (914 Shady Ln.) – the main course will be a 150-pound heritage breed hog. $35 per person, BYOB. For details and necessary reservations, e-mail info@farmhousedelivery.com or call 529-8569. Saturday, Oct. 17, 6pm.

• Check out chic fall fashions from Soigné Boutique (4800 Burnet Rd., www.soigneaustin.com) while indulging in Brazilian culinary specialties next door at Sampaio's Brazilian Cuisine (www.sampaiosrestaurant.com) during a fall fashion brunch. $15, make necessary reservations at 469-9988. Sunday, Oct. 18, noon-2pm.

• Cookbook author and TV personality Alton Brown will sign copies of his new book, Good Eats: The Early Years (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, $37.50), on the rooftop plaza at Whole Foods Market (525 N. Lamar). To get a wristband for the signing line or to get a book signed, buy a book at BookPeople (603 N. Lamar). Sunday, Oct. 18, 1-4pm.

• Party with a purpose at Hill Country Pasta House (3519 RR 620 N., 266-9445, www.hillcountrypasta.com) to benefit Wonders & Worries. A pumpkin patch, face painting, games, family portraits, plenty of great food and live music. Advance tickets are $18 for adults, $10 for kids, $45 for a family pack (2 adults, 2 kids); prices are slightly higher at the door. Wednesday, Oct. 21, 6-9pm.

• The Austin Film Festival kicks off with the annual Film & Food tasting event at the Driskill Hotel (604 Brazos). Cock-tails and culinary creations from some of Austin's most notable chefs. Buy tickets at 478-4795 or www.austinfilmfestival.com. $85. Wednesday, Oct. 21, 7-10pm.

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