Food Events

May 17-21

Friday 17

BIKE TO WORK DAY REFUELING STATION Wheatsville will host one of the largest refueling stations for those choosing to bike to work. Look for hot coffee, cold milk and yogurt, kombucha, hard boiled eggs, Mmmpanadas, mini vegan donuts, energy bars, fresh fruits and juice, plus live music. Fri., May 17, 7-9:30am. (2013) Wheatsville Food Co-op, 3101 Guadalupe, 512/478-2667.

OPEN HOUSE AND TOUR Enjoy an open house and brewery tour at the debut of our new ChupaHopra IPA to celebrate American Craft Beer Week. Take something wooden to be branded with their Twisted X logo. No advance tickets required. Fri., May 17, 5-8pm. (2013) Twisted X Brewing Company, 23455 W. RR 150, Dripping Springs, 512/829-5323.

Saturday 18

DEBORAH MADISON BOOK SIGNING Cookbook author Deborah Madison will sell and sign copies of her newest book, Vegetable Literacy, at the farmstand on Saturday morning. She will also be glad to sign books purchased elsewhere. Sat., May 18, 9am-1pm. (2013) Boggy Creek Farm, 3414 Lyons, 512/926-4650.

MAIFEST AT SAENGERRUNDE AND SCHOLZ BEER GARDEN No passport needed to enjoy an impressive selection of German beers, live music from Brave Combo, plus dinner and dancing. Sat., May 18, 2-6pm. (2013) Saengerrunde Hall, 1607 San Jacinto, 512/478-1411. $15 (with five beer tastings); $15, dinner and dance; $45, VIP with beer, dinner, and dance.

Sunday 19

ATX BBQ QUEST FILM WRAP PARTY Celebrate the wrap of this short film in the garden at the culinary school campus with chef instructor and barbecue pitmaster Paul Petersen and filmmaker Hayden Walker. There will be local barbecue, wine, beer, and cocktails made from local spirits. Proceeds benefit the Escoffier school's Farm to Table student scholarship fund. Sun., May 19, 6-9pm. (2013) Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, 6020-B Dillard, 866/552-2433. $60.

BACKYARD CHICKEN SEMINAR Carol Ann Sayle of Boggy Creek Farm and Cameron Moberg of Coyote Creek Mill present the 8th annual free seminar on raising backyard chickens. Sun., May 19, 9-10am. (2013) Natural Gardener, 8648 Old Bee Caves Rd., 512/288-6113.

CHEF & FRIENDS CHARITY DINNER SERIES Chefs Ben "Chilly" Huselton, John Bullington, and Shane Stark join Rob Snow in creating a multicourse dinner to benefit Heart of Texas Red Cross - West. Enjoy a cocktail hour with the chefs and brewers from Infamous Brewing before dinner. Tickets cover dinner, wine & cocktail pairings, and the cocktail hour. Reserve by phone. Sun., May 19, 6pm. (2013) Fore, 900 RR 620 S., Ste. B108, Lakewaay, 512/263-3673. $65.

SUPPER FRIENDS DINNER BY CHEF JAY HUANG Chef Jay Huang presents a multicourse Thai dinner. Check out the menu and BYOB or wine. Reserve online or by phone. Sun., May 19, 7pm. (2013) Swoop House, 3012 Gonzales, 512/467-6600. $70.

Tuesday 21

CHILEAN WINE DINNER Start the evening with a meet and greet on the resort's Mesquite Patio and then enjoy a multicourse tasting menu paired with Chilean wines. Reserve by phone. Tue., May 21, 6:30pm. (2013) Travaasa, 13500 FM 2769, 877/261-7792. $110.

MAMMA JAMMA RIDE KICK-OFF PARTY As one of the beneficiaries of the ride, the Sustainable Food Center encourages members and supporters to enjoy great music, food, and a bike raffle to get the ride off to a great start. RSVP via Facebook. Tue., May 21, 6:30-8:30pm. (2013) Saengerrunde Hall, 1607 San Jacinto, 512/478-1411.

Friday 24

GATSBY GALA Put on your pink suits and flapper dresses for an evening of Gatsby-esque dining, drinking, and dancing at Sullivan's. (Upload a photo of yourself in full Gatsby regalia for a chance to win a private dinner for 10 prepared by Sullivan's chef in your home at between now and May 31. Facebook voting June 1-7; winner announced June 8.) RSVP for the Gala via Facebook, as well. Fri., May 24, 7pm. (2013) Sullivan's Steakhouse, 300 Colorado #200, 512/495-6504.


12 DAYS OF DESSERTS Each dinner features desserts themed for a day in the classic song. Through Dec. 24 laV.

ACC’S BISTRO 3158 International cuisine from Austin Community College Culinary Arts students. Thursdays, 6pm ACC Eastview Campus, 3401 Webberville Rd, 512/223-5334. $22.

AFTERNOON HIGH TEA Every Sunday afternoon, this Downtown cafe transforms into a Victorian tea room with plenty of brewed teas, dainty finger sandwiches, and delectable desserts. Hours by appointment. Sundays. Cafe Ruckus, 409 W. Second, 512/476-7825. $30.,

BARTON CREEK FARMERS' MARKET Saturdays, 9am-1pm. Barton Creek Square, 2901 Capital of TX Hwy. S., 512/327-7040.

BLUEBONNET FARMERS’ MARKET Sundays, 11am-3pm. 2323 S. Lamar.

BOGGY CREEK FARM FARM STAND Wednesdays & Saturdays, 8am-1pm. Boggy Creek Farm, 3414 Lyons, 512/926-4650.

BOURBON MONTH Through Sept. 30 Opal Divine's, all locations.

CHARCUTERIE AND CHEESE Tue., Dec. 8 & Thu., Dec. 10 Antonelli's Cheese House, 500 Park Blvd.. $60.

COMMUNITY TABLE AT UCHI Enter a lottery to attend a community table at Uchi. Tue., Nov. 25, (2014) Uchi, 801 S. Lamar, 512/916-4808.,

CULINARY CRAWLS Explore Austin's culinary scene with your fellow foodies. Thursdays, 6-8:30pm.

DRINK LOCAL HAPPY HOUR Local brews for cheap. What better way to prepare for hump day? Tuesdays, 5-7pm Contigo, 2027 Anchor, 512/614-2260. $2 pints.

HEIRLOOM TOMATO FESTIVAL Enjoy fresh-off-the-vine heirloom tomatoes. Through August 31. Crú Food & Wine Bar, both locations.

HOLIDAY FAVORITES AT CENTRAL MARKET’S COOKING SCHOOL An array of holiday-themed cooking classes. Sun., Nov. 2, (2014) Central Market North Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1014.

HOLIDAY PAIRINGS: HOW TO CELEBRATE WITH CHEESE Some of our most sought-after Winter seasonal cheeses. Tue., Nov. 17 - Thu., Dec. 17, 6:30-8:30pm. (2015) Antonelli's Cheese House, 4220 Duval St., 512/531-9610. $50.

HOPE FARMERS' MARKET Sundays, 11am-3pm. Plaza Saltillo, 412 Comal, 512/727-8363.

HOTEL SAN JOSE'S BAVARIAN NIGHTS Tue., Dec. 16, (2014) Hotel San Jose, 1316 S. Congress, 512/852-2350.

JAZZ BRUNCH Live jazz, $3 mimosas, and a brunch buffet. Sept. 20, Sept. 27, Oct. 18, Oct. 25, Nov. 15, Nov. 22 Hotel San Jose, 1316 S. Congress, 512/852-2350. $24.

JAZZ BRUNCH Live jazz accompanies this bimonthly brunch buffet held in the hotel's courtyard lounge. $3 mimosas. Second and fourth Saturdays of the month, 10am-2pm Hotel San Jose, 1316 S. Congress, 512/852-2350.

LONE STAR FARMERS' MARKET Sundays, 10am-2pm. Shops at the Galleria, Shops Parkway, off Highway 71, Bee Cave.

LONGHORN BREAKFAST CLUB Bloody Mary bar and brunch menu every home game day. Complimentary party bus to tailgates. Oct. 4 & 18, Nov. 8 & 27 J Black's, 710-B W. Sixth, 512/433-6954.

NATIONAL SALAD MONTH Lettuce count the ways. Mon., May 11 - Sun., May 31, (2015) Fuzzy's Taco Shop, all locations.

NATIONAL SANDWICH MONTH 15% discount on all sandwiches during lunch. Through Aug. 31. The Hightower, 1209 E. Seventh, 512/524-1448.

OKTOBERFEST Traditional and special German beer, and bratwurst. Through October 31 Smoke n' Hops, 3799 Hwy. 290 E., Dripping Springs, 512/655-3069.

RAW NIGHTS Crudo, ceviche, and poké. Through September Mongers Market + Kitchen, 2401 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/215-8972.

SFC DOWNTOWN FARMERS’ MARKET Saturdays, 9am-1pm. Republic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe, 512/974-6700.

SFC EAST FARMERS' MARKET Tuesdays, 3pm-7pm. Corner of MLK & Miriam.

SFC FARMERS' MARKET AT THE TRIANGLE Wednesdays, 3-7pm. Triangle Park, 4700 N. Lamar, 512/452-1404.

SFC SUNSET VALLEY FARMERS' MARKET Saturdays, 9am-1pm. Toney Burger Activity Center, 3200 Jones, 512/414-2096.

SPRINGDALE FARM FARM STAND Wednesdays & Saturdays, 9am-1pm. Springdale Farm, 755 Springdale, 512/386-8899.

SULLIVAN’S WHITE HOT PARTY Exclusive giveaways, summer entertainment and delicious eats. Fri., Sept. 4, 5-9pm. (2015) Sullivan's Steakhouse, 300 Colorado #200, 512/495-6504.

TAILGATE ON THE LAWN Three hours prior to UT football kickoff time, Hotel Ella serves up food, brews, and cocktails, plus shuttle service to and from the stadium. Oct. 4 & 18, Nov. 8 Hotel Ella, 1900 Rio Grande, 512/495-1800. $50.

TASTE OF THANKSGIVING Everything from vegetarian options to traditional pies. Sat., Nov. 14 - Sun., Nov. 22, (2015) Wheatsville Food Co-op, 3101 Guadalupe, 512/478-2667.

TEXAS FARMERS' MARKET AT LAKELINE Saturdays, 9am-1pm. Lakeline Mall, 11200 Lakeline Mall Dr., Cedar Park, 512/363-5700.

TEXAS FARMERS' MARKET AT MUELLER Sundays, 10am-2pm. Mueller Lake Park & Browning Hangar, 4209 Airport.

THREE COURSE SAVORY TASTING MENU Every evening in December. $30 for wine pairing. Daily through Dec. 30 laV. $60.

TOKYO HAPPY HOUR BRUNCH Check out the new Tokyo Brunch menu on weekends where made-from-scratch Japanese dishes are paired with sake cocktails. Enjoy happy hour prices from 10-11:30am at brunch during an introductory period. Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen, 1303 S. Congress, 512/444-8081.

TOY DRIVE Three-week toy drive benefiting Dell Children’s Hospital at both Cedar Park locations. Through Dec. 18 PDQ, both locations.

VINTNER DINNER SERIES: WESTCAVE CELLARS WINERY Round Mountain vintner teams up with chef Chris Huffman. Sat., Jan. 23 - Sat., Feb. 27, (2016) Blair House, 100 W. Spoke Hill Dr., Wimberley, 512/847-1111. $70.

WEDNESDAY DINNER BUFFET Dinner features an array of food fairs, Russian comfort food, Ukrainian cuisine, Georgian cuisine, Central Asian cuisine, as well as the best traditional drinks like mors, kompot, and Russian tea included in the price. Wed., Nov. 18 - Wed., March 16. Russian House, 307 E. Fifth, 512/428-5442. $30.

WHISKEY WEDNESDAY December means Scotch. Wed., Dec. 2 - Wed., Dec. 30, 4pm. (2015) 416 Bar & Grille, 5011 Burnet Rd. #150, 512/206-0540.

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