Food Events

Nov. 9-10

Saturday 9

AMERICAN HOME BREWERS ASSOCIATION RALLY Meet and greet other home brewers and share their brews, recruit new members to your club, enjoy brewery tours, vendor booths, food from Stanley's Farmhouse Pizza, a Beerist podcast, and door prizes. Admission is free to AHA members. Sat., Nov. 9, 1-4pm. (2013) Jester King Craft Brewery, 13005 Fitzhugh Rd., Bldg. B, 512/537-5100.

FARMSHARE AUSTIN FUNDRAISING BENEFIT Enjoy a country brunch on the farm to raise money for a new nonprofit called Farmshare Austin, the mission of which is to improve access to organic, sustainably grown food. Drinks include a mimosa bar, Texas Coffee Traders, and BeeSweet Lemonade. Music from Shinyribs, farm tours, and kids' activities. Sat., Nov. 9, 9:30-11:30am. (2013) Johnson's Backyard Garden, 9515 Hergotz, 512/386-5273. $25 ($10, kids).

Sunday 10

25TH ANNUAL LONE STAR VEGGIE CHILI CHAMPIONSHIP Enjoy live music, cooking demos, vegan food and beer, product vendors, educational exhibits, kids' activities, pet adoptions, and door prizes at the longest-running vegetarian chili cook-off in the country. Sample from more than 30 different meatless wonders. Sun., Nov. 10, noon-5pm. (2013) Whole Foods Market, 4301 W. William Cannon Dr.. Tasting tickets: $10 ($7, kids; free for kids under 5).

FORMULA ONE WATCH PARTIES Liberty Tavern joins forces with ESPN to present Formula One watch parties on Sunday afternoons throughout the fall. Races from around the world will be played on tape delay on the 11 large hi-def screens in the bar. Beers from the host country will be highlighted with reduced prices on all beers and 50% off bar menu items. Personalities from ESPN's Speed City and The Horn will be on hand for most viewing parties. Sundays, noon-5pm, through Nov. 24. Liberty Tavern, 500 E. Fourth, 512/682-2739.

WINE & SWINE CHARITY PIG ROAST The Austin Food & Wine Alliance hosts its third annual Wine & Swine pig roast to raise money for the foundation's culinary innovation grant program. In addition to fine wines and spirited Texas cocktails, enjoy local craft beers and hard cider as well as Texas Tea with a wide variety of porky creations. Information about shuttle service to and from the ranch as well as ticket purchases can be found online. Sun., Nov. 10, 1-4pm. (2013) Ceres Park Ranch, 13005 Fitzhugh Road, 512/695-1441. $95 ($75, advance).

WOMEN WHO COOK BENEFIT FOR AUSTIN GIRLS' CHOIR Fundraiser event, held in the Family Life Center, includes a silent auction, food tasting, and music from Erin Ivey and her band and The Voice contestant Lex Land. Female chefs contributing food include Birhis Adeni Rashed, Sylvia Heisey, Jaynie Buckingham, Allison Jenkins, and Michelle Doyon. Reserve by phone or online. Sun., Nov. 10, 5:30-8:30pm. (2013) Northwest Hills United Methodist Church, 7050 Village Center Dr., 512/453-0884. $35 ($30, advance).

Thursday 14

REV UP YOUR TASTE BUDS WITH FORMULA ONE CHAMPAGNE Meet winemaker Didier Mariotti of G.H. Mumm and sip samples of the official Formula One Champagne, Cordon Rouge. Mariotti will pour samples and sign bottles at the North Lamar store on Thursday and at Westgate on Friday. Central Market North Lamar, 4001 N. Lamar; Central Market Westgate, 4477 S. Lamar.

Friday 15

DECONSTRUCTED THANKSGIVING DINNER Enjoy a made-from-scratch, multicourse, deconstructed Thanksgiving dinner. BYOB. Reserve by phone or via email. Fri., Nov. 15, 8pm. (2013) Noble Sandwich Co., 12233 RR 620 N. #105, 512/382-6248. $65, all inclusive.,

PEACHED TORTILLA POP-UP AT ARGUS CIDERY The Peached Tortilla's Eric Anderson holds another pop-up dinner to raise money for the cost of a brick and mortar outlet. Enjoy a four-course dinner paired with three craft ciders. Reserve by phone. Fri., Nov. 15, 7pm. (2013) 512/222-9891. $55.

REV UP YOUR TASTE BUDS WITH FORMULA ONE CHAMPAGNE Meet winemaker Didier Mariotti of G.H. Mumm and sip samples of the official Formula One Champagne, Cordon Rouge. Mariotti will pour samples and sign bottles at the North Lamar store on Thursday and at Westgate on Friday. Central Market North Lamar, 4001 N. Lamar; Central Market Westgate, 4477 S. Lamar.


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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