April 30-May 5
• Celebrated California winemaker Austin Hope will join chef Jack Gilmore to present a five-course dinner at Jack Allen's Kitchen (7720 Hwy. 71 W., 852-8558). $65 per person; reservations necessary. Tuesday, May 3, 7pm.
• Cafe Josie (1200 W. Sixth) continues the Wine Me Dine Me dinner series with a five-course, Spanish-inspired menu paired with Spanish wines by Walter Sanches. $69 all inclusive; make necessary reservations at 322-9226. Tuesday, May 3, 6:30pm.
• Asti Trattoria (408-C E. 43rd) launches a new quarterly supper club complete with multicourse themed meals and live music. The first dinner presents a seven-course meal based on Parmigiano Reggiano with guest speaker John Antonelli. $75 per person plus tax and tip. Wine pairings are $35 per person. Make necessary reservations at 451-1218. Tuesday, May 3, 6:30pm.
• Both Santa Rita Tex Mex Cantina locations (1206 W. 38th, 5900 W. Slaughter) are throwing Cinco de Mayo parties with live music, appetizers, Ambhar tequila drink specials, trivia games, and prizes. Thursday, May 5, 6-9pm.
• Michael Parker hosts his third annual American Whiskey Festival featuring spirits from Tennessee, Kentucky, Canada, and Texas at Opal Divine's Penn Field (3601 S. Congress). Tickets are $30 in advance at www.opaldivines.com, $35 at the door. Thursday, May 5, 7-10pm.
• Get your first taste of the Tex-Mex beer revolution when the Dig Pub in Cedar Park (401 CR 182) hosts the initial beer release party for the new Twisted X Brewery. Brewmasters Jim Sampson and Shane Bordeau will be on hand with a Mexican lager, a Vienna lager, and a jalapeño pilsner. Enjoy food, live music, and games. Thursday, May 5, 7pm.
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