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Goodall's Afternoon Tea

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Friday 13

TEXAS SPIRIT PAIRING DINNER WITH CANNON + BELLE AND PEPE ZEVADA Z TEQUILA Join Cannon + Belle, located in the Hilton Austin, for a special spirit pairing dinner with Z Tequila. In addition to a five-course dinner from Chef Yesi and cocktail pairings using a variety of Z Tequilas, owner/founder Pepe Zevada, will be in attendance. Fri., Oct. 13, 6:30pm. (2017) Cannon + Belle, 500 E. Fourth. $70. https://www.cannonandbelle.com/

Z TEQUILA DINNER AT CANNON + BELLE Join Cannon + Belle, located in the Hilton Austin, for a special spirit pairing dinner with Z Tequila. In addition to a five-course dinner from Chef Yesi and cocktail pairings using a variety of Z Tequilas, owner/founder Pepe Zevada will be in attendance. Fri., Oct. 13, 6:30-9pm. (2017) Cannon + Belle, 500 E. Fourth. $70 plus tax and gratuity. jeff.shull@hilton.com, www.cannonandbelle.com

Saturday 14

FARM TO FORT FARMERS' MARKET Every Saturday Buzz Mill Coffee, 1505 Town Creek, 512/912-9221. www.buzzmillcoffee.com

GOODALL'S AFTERNOON TEA Mmmmm, sip your weekend afternoons away with a selection of organic blends from Austin-based Zhi Teas and an assortment of traditional tea sandwiches, pastries, and confectionary sweets. Saturdays & Sundays, 3-5pm. Goodall's Kitchen, 1900 Rio Grande, at the Hotel Ella, 512/628-4200. $15-25. www.goodallskitchen.com

TAILGATE AT THE BACKYARD On every away game in the UT season, join Texas Exes Austin Chapter for activities and food & drinks. Pre-game with a Bloody Mary bar, themed cocktails, craft brews, and signature tacos from backYARD’s airstream. Plus, a livestream of the game on a big screen. Sat., Sept. 16 - Sat., Nov. 18, 6:30pm-1am. (2017) Backyard at Waller Creek, 701 E. 11th.

Sunday 15

BUTCHER'S BALL This year, two Austin chefs will be competing this year for the Golden Cleaver Award: Ben Runkle from Salt & Time and Dawn Burrell from Uchiko. The annual meat-focused food and drink event highlights local ranchers adhering to ethical and sustainable ranching practices while raising money for two nonprofit beneficiaries, Urban Harvest and Foodways Texas. Dale Watson & His Lone Stars, White Ghost Shivers, Will Van Horn Trio, and Vinyl Ranch will play. Sun., Oct. 15, (2017) Rockin' Star Ranch, 8002 Fuelburg Pease Lane, Brenham, 800/778-3196.

GOODALL'S AFTERNOON TEA Mmmmm, sip your weekend afternoons away with a selection of organic blends from Austin-based Zhi Teas and an assortment of traditional tea sandwiches, pastries, and confectionary sweets. Saturdays & Sundays, 3-5pm. Goodall's Kitchen, 1900 Rio Grande, at the Hotel Ella, 512/628-4200. $15-25. www.goodallskitchen.com

SAM SMITH OF TUSK (PDX) AT JUNE'S Chef Sam Smith of Tusk, Food & Wine's 2017 Restaurant of the Year, will cook a four-course Middle Eastern, family-style dinner, with optional wine pairings. Sun., Oct. 15, 5-10pm. (2017) June's All Day, 1722 S. Congress, 512/416-1722. $65-95. www.junesallday.com

THE BUTCHER'S BALL Watch Texas chefs compete for the Golden Cleaver while enjoying a day of tastings, discussions, and demonstrations. Sun., Oct. 15, 1-8pm. (2017) Rockin' Star Ranch, 8002 Fuelburg Pease Lane, Brenham, 800/778-3196. $25-100.

Monday 16

CENTRAL MARKET COOKING CLASSES Check out the CM Cooking School for a full slate of classes covering everything from savories to sweets, from paella to pork to pomegranate au gratin. And, word to the wise, longtime (and way popular) instructor Cindy "Knife Skills" Haenel will be retiring in January – as we report in full right here – so now is the time to schedule a class and glean some sharp acumen from this hometown guru of gastronomy. Daily Central Market North Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1014. www.centralmarket.com/cooking-school

Tuesday 17

4TH ANNUAL TASTE OF CEDAR PARK Sip on local beer and wine while strolling through the Cedar Park Sculpture Garden listening to live music and tasting food from local restaurants. Tue., Oct. 17, 6-9pm. (2017) Cedar Park Sculpture Garden 1435 Main Street Cedar Park, Texas 78613. $40. info@cedarparkchamber.org

ONE LAMB, FIVE WINES: KERMIT LYNCH WINE DINNER This exclusive dinner features the wines of Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant, with an entire lamb from Windy Hill Farms, and five wines paired with five special lamb dishes prepared just for this occasion. Tue., Oct. 17, 6:30-9:30pm. (2017) Italic, 123 W. Sixth, 512/660-5390. $85. www.italicaustin.com

Wednesday 18

AN EVENING WITH BRUCE NEYERS Food will be prepared by chef Bryan Beneke of Sawyer & Co., while guests enjoy an evening with Bruce Neyers. Wed., Oct. 18, 7pm. (2017) Swoop House, 3012 Gonzales, 512/467-6600. $99. www.2dine4.com

AUSTIN BEERWORKS BEER DINNER The Hightower and Austin Beerworks are teaming up for a five-course paired beer dinner that will include ABW and the Hightower's collaborative brew, a biere de garde named Garde Tower, and other limited edition ABW brews. The five-course paired dinner will feature New Texan Cuisine, and the spent materials from Garde Tower will be incorporated into the dishes. Wed., Oct. 18, 6:30-9pm. (2017) The Hightower, 1209 E. Seventh, 512/524-1448. $80. thehightower.com/

SOUTHERN FOODWAYS ALLIANCE COCKTAIL RECEPTION Celebrate the release of The Southern Foodways Alliance Guide to Cocktails with Olamaie's crafted snacks and cocktails from the book. Wed., Oct. 18, 5-7pm. (2017) $40-60.

Thursday 19

7TH ANNUAL WINE & SWINE Two dozen top Central Texas chefs will prepare New Orleans-inspired pork dishes. Enjoy live music, premium wine, beer and spirit tastings. The festive pork-centric event will raise funds for Austin Food & Wine Alliance culinary grants. Thu., Oct. 19, 1-4pm. (2017) Camp Mabry, 2200 W. 35th.

BEER + BLUEGRASS Thursdays, 7-10pm St. Elmo Brewing Co., 440 E. St. Elmo, 737/300-1965. www.stelmobrewing.com

CENTRAL MARKET COOKING CLASSES Check out the CM Cooking School for a full slate of classes covering everything from savories to sweets, from paella to pork to pomegranate au gratin. And, word to the wise, longtime (and way popular) instructor Cindy "Knife Skills" Haenel will be retiring in January – as we report in full right here – so now is the time to schedule a class and glean some sharp acumen from this hometown guru of gastronomy. Daily Central Market North Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1014. www.centralmarket.com/cooking-school

FEEDING THE 5000 Food that would have otherwise gone to the landfill will be used to make a communal feast for 5000 people. The event is designed to increase awareness of food waste: 40% of food produced is wasted and 1 in 6 people in the United States are food insecure. Thu., Oct. 19, 11am-2pm. (2017) Texas State Capital, South Lawn.

SPIRITS OF MEXICO This year's annual competition also features tequila and mezcal tastings, hand-crafted cocktails, Mexican cervezas, and culinary pairings curated by local chefs including Clinton Kendall, Nicolas Yanes, and Ben Runkle. The event will also feature live music and yard games. Thu., Oct. 19, 7-10pm. (2017) Fair Market, 1100 E. Fifth, 512/494-9093. $75. www.fairmarketaustin.com

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