Food Events

May 1-8

Saturday 3

DERBY DAY Derby-themed food and drink specials, costume contests, and plenty of fun in the Lobby Lounge. Sat., May 3, 3pm. (2014) Four Seasons Hotel, 98 San Jacinto, 512/685-8150. Free.

DRINK.WELL'S ANNUAL DERBY DAY 'JULEP JUBILEE' Indulge in the Julep Jubilee and fill up on Kentucky Hot Browns and win a $50 gift certificate by choosing the race trifecta. Sat., May 3, noon-11pm. (2014) Drink.Well, 207 E. 53rd, 512/614-6683.

KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY AT LAVACA STREET BAR Mint julep specials and a raffle for a gift basket. Sat., May 3, 3-6pm. (2014) Lavaca Street Bar, 405 Lavaca, 512/469-0106.

KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY AT SEARSUCKER Cocktail specials during happy hour. Sat., May 3, 3-6pm. (2014) Searsucker, 415 Colorado, 512/394-8000.

KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY AT THE BONNEVILLE Food and drink specials will be available plus prizes for best dressed and best hat. Sat., May 3, 3-7pm. (2014) The Bonneville, 202 W. Cesar Chavez, 512/428-4643.

KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY AT THE GIBSON BAR Maker's Mark Mint Juleps and Hot Browns from Luke's Inside Out trailer for sale during the broadcast of the race. Sat., May 3, 3-5pm. (2014) Gibson Bar, 1109 S. Lamar, 512/386-1345.

MOONTOWER CO-OP'S FARM SOCIAL Support local farmers recovering from crop damage by chowing down on fresh local food at this party. Sat., May 3, 6-10pm. (2014) Tecolote Farms, 16301 Decker Lake Rd., Manor, 512/276-7008. $25.,

OPEN HOUSE AT NATURAL EPICUREAN ACADEMY OF CULINARY ARTS Learn about the plant-based chef training program through cooking demos, Q&A sessions, and a tour of the facilities. Sat., May 3, 10am-noon. (2014) The Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts, 1700 S. Lamar, 512/476-2276.

Sunday 4

CUATRO DE MAYO PARTY AT BUNGALOW Get a jump on the holiday with drink specials, piñatas, and DJ music. Sun., May 4, noon. (2014) Bungalow, 92 Rainey, 512/363-5475.

LA PAULÉE NO 4 Enjoy a Sunday night harvest dinner around a communal table. Email to make reservations. BYOB. Sun., May 4, 6:30pm. (2014) Texas French Bread, 2900 Rio Grande, 512/499-0544. $50.,

SOUTHERN FRIED SUNDAYS Free chicken and waffles (first come, first served) plus a $5 Bloody Mary bar, $2 select canned beer and Mimosas. Sun., May 4, 1pm-2am. (2014) Icenhauer's, 83 Rainey, 512/473-0005.

UNIVISION PRESENTS CINCO DE MAYO DOWNTOWN BLOCK PARTY Univision and La Condesa join forces to throw one of the best parties of the year. Good drinks and tasty food from everyone on the block, plus hot live music. Sun., May 4, 1-9pm. (2014) West 2nd Street between Guadalupe and San Antonio.

Monday 5

CINCO DE DRINKO FEST Pelóns Tex-Mex Restaurant and 508 Tequila Bar present drink and street taco specials along with a live mariachi band and DJs spinning tunes. Mon., May 5, 2pm. (2014) Pelons, 802 Red River, 512/243-7874.

CINCO DE MAYO PARTY AT JASPER'S Celebrate with food and drink specials. Mon., May 5, 4-10pm. (2014) Jasper's Gourmet Backyard Cuisine, 11506 Century Oaks Terrace #128, 512/834-4111.

CINCO DE MAYO PARTY AT SEARSUCKER Mexican beer roulette will be the happy hour game at this holiday party with tacos and DJ music. Mon., May 5, 4:30-6:30pm. (2014) Searsucker, 415 Colorado, 512/394-8000.

CINCO DE MAYO PARTY AT STAR BAR The Deep Eddy Ruby Red Rita is the holiday drink special for $11. Mon., May 5, 4pm-2am. (2014) Star Bar, 600 W. Sixth, 512/477-8550.

MUSTACHE MONDAY DE MAYO PARTY Guest with the best Mustache Monday mustachio will win a prize. Drink specials all evening. Mon., May 5, 4pm-2am. (2014) Gibson Bar, 1109 S. Lamar.

Tuesday 6

WINE ME DINE ME DINNER Doug Lewis of Lewis Wines will pair excellent Texas wines with a multicourse menu and dessert by Russell Dougherty. Reserve by phone. Tue., May 6, 6:30pm. (2014) Cafe Josie, 1200-B W. Sixth, 512/322-9226. $90.

WOMEN BEHIND THE WHEELS: CELEBRATE FEMALE CHEESEMAKERS Meet some talented female cheesemakers at these classes. Tue. & Fri., May 6 & 9, 6:30-8:30pm Antonelli's Cheese Shop, 4220 Duval St., 512/531-9610. $36-40.

Thursday 8

AMERICAN PALE ALE SERIES LAUNCH PARTY ABGB is creating this single hopped American Pale Ale series to benefit Austin Pets Alive. Drop around for fun and do some good. Thu., May 8, 6pm. (2014) The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co., 1305 W. Oltorf, 512/961-6519. Free.,

FARM TO PLATE: THE LAND OF GREEN Annual party on the grounds of the historic Barr Mansion. Thu., May 8, 6:30-9:30pm. (2014) Barr Mansion, 10463 Sprinkle, 512/926-6907. $125.

Friday 9

NATIONAL MOSCATO DAY TWITTER PARTY Join the party at 8pm by tagging @GalloFamily and #MoscatoDay via Twitter. Fri., May 9, 8pm. (2014) Gallo Family Vineyards.

NORTHERN ITALY: A WORLD APART COOKING CLASS In keeping with Central Market's spring Passport Italy theme, Finn & Porter's chef Peter Maffei will create a northern Italian menu with wine pairings. Reserve by phone. Fri., May 9, 6:30-9pm. (2014) Central Market North Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/493-4900. $60.

WOMEN BEHIND THE WHEELS: CELEBRATE FEMALE CHEESEMAKERS Meet some talented female cheesemakers at these classes. Tue. & Fri., May 6 & 9, 6:30-8:30pm Antonelli's Cheese Shop, 4220 Duval St., 512/531-9610. $36-40.


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.,

ALL-DAY HAPPY HOUR $9 selected saké carafes. Wednesdays, 11am-10pm. Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen, 1303 S. Congress, 512/444-8081.

ALL-NIGHT HAPPY HOUR Tipsy Tuesday until 2am. Tue., Nov. 24 - Tue., March 1. Roosevelt Room, 307 W. Fifth, 512/494-4094.

BANGER'S BIG BAND BRUNCH Don't fear the Manmosa. Sundays, 11am-3pm. Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden, 79 Rainey, 512/386-1656.

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.

CULT MOVIE NIGHT Projected on the wall for maximum viewing every Monday. Mon., Nov. 23 - Mon., Feb. 29. Roosevelt Room, 307 W. Fifth, 512/494-4094.

ESPRESSO HAPPY HOUR Get your morning buzz on with free espresso shots. Tuesdays, 10-11am. Thunderbird Cafe and Tap Room, 1401 Koenig, 512/420-8660. Free.

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.

MOOJO'S SHAKE-IT-UP MONDAY! Get 30% off the Shake That Cookie! Mondays. Moojo, 2322 Guadalupe, 269/873-6101.

MOOJO'S SMUSH-IT WEDNESDAY! Get $1 off the superhero sandwich! Wednesdays. Moojo, 2322 Guadalupe, 269/873-6101.

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.

PRIMETIME HAPPY HOUR Late-night happy hour. Nightly, 7-10pm. W Hotel, 200 Lavaca, 512/542-3600.

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.

WHISKEY WEDNESDAYS Half-priced pours on select bottles of whiskeys. Wed., Nov. 25 - Wed., March 2. Roosevelt Room, 307 W. Fifth, 512/494-4094.

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