Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmer's markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of October 26, 2017

Beer + Bluegrass

photo: St. Elmo FB

Thursday 26

BANGER'S FIFTH ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST In addition to the regular menu, Chef Ted will serve up a special menu of bierwurst, spaetzle, schnitzel, weisswurst, and German potato cakes. A keg will be tapped in the beer garden daily and given away (free) a pint at a time until it’s gone. Thu.-Sun., Oct. 26-29 Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden, 79 Rainey, 512/386-1656. www.bangersaustin.com

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

BOILER NINE LAUNCHES TO-GO THANKSGIVING MENU This Thanksgiving, don't do the cooking yourself. Place full Thanksgiving dinner orders from the fire-focused restaurant, with plenty of options to fill your holiday table. Mon., Oct. 23 - Wed., Nov. 15, 11am-11pm. (2017) Boiler Nine, 800 W. Cesar Chavez, 512/220-9990. www.boilernine.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. Always a good idea to schedule a class and learn new skills and tips from this hometown bastion of instructional gastronomy. Daily Central Market North Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1014. www.centralmarket.com/cooking-school

CHOCOLATERIE TESSA HOLIDAY POPUP Chocolaterie Tessa's holiday pop-up will open to the public, and feature well-known staples such as truffles, caramels, and seasonal items like the Chile Pequin – a dark chocolate ganache made with chile peppers from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. The first 100 guests at the launch event will receive a special Halloween treat. Thu., Oct. 26, 5-7pm. (2017) Chocolaterie Tessa, 7425 Burnet Rd., 512/200-2837. www.chocolaterietessa.com

Friday 27

BANGER'S FIFTH ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST In addition to the regular menu, Chef Ted will serve up a special menu of bierwurst, spaetzle, schnitzel, weisswurst, and German potato cakes. A keg will be tapped in the beer garden daily and given away (free) a pint at a time until it’s gone. Thu.-Sun., Oct. 26-29 Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden, 79 Rainey, 512/386-1656. www.bangersaustin.com

BOILER NINE LAUNCHES TO-GO THANKSGIVING MENU This Thanksgiving, don't do the cooking yourself. Place full Thanksgiving dinner orders from the fire-focused restaurant, with plenty of options to fill your holiday table. Mon., Oct. 23 - Wed., Nov. 15, 11am-11pm. (2017) Boiler Nine, 800 W. Cesar Chavez, 512/220-9990. www.boilernine.com

HALLOWEEN DINNER ON SPRINGDALE FARM Eden East presents Halloween Dinner on Springdale Farm with chef Sonya Coté and guest chef Chris Sayegh (aka The Herbal Chef) are creating a Halloween-inspired menu featuring a five-course prix fixe dinner service, course pairings, and more. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Fri., Oct. 27 - Sat., Oct. 28, 7-11pm. (2017) Carson Creek Ranch, 9501 Sherman Rd., 512/758-9076. $70. www.carsoncreekranch.com

LITTLE WOODROW’S HALLOWEEN PARTY! Catch three Halloween-themed films on an 18-foot screen including: Shaun of the Dead (8pm), The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (10pm), and The Rocky Horror Picture Show (12mid) with a costume contest and drink specials ($3 Uncle Billy's cans and $2 off specialty cocktails). Fri., Oct. 27 - Sat., Oct. 28, 8pm-2am. (2017) Little Woodrow's, 5425 Burnet Rd.. Free.

RUSSIAN HOUSE FIVE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY Celebrate with complimentary cake and champagne, and music from Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour. Fri., Oct. 27, 7pm. (2017) Russian House, 307 E. Fifth, 512/428-5442. www.russianhouseofaustin.com

TRAVEL THE VINE The annual event features fine wine, delicious food, entertainment, and a live and silent auction benefiting the students of The Rise School of Austin. The evening features the culinary talents of chef Eric Nelson Brown from Eat + Drink Austin, cowboy auctioneer Heath Hale, and Matchmaker Band. With a gothic ambience, the whimsical designs of Transplants Floral and moody lighting by Ilios set the stage for this seasonal dinner. Fri., Oct. 27, 5:30-11pm. (2017) Camp Mabry, 2200 W. 35th, 512/891-1682. $250. rparr@riseschoolaustin.org

Saturday 28

ÉPICERIE & LEROY AND LEWIS BARBECUE BRUNCH Barbecued meats from LeRoy and Lewis Barbecue will be incorporated with goods from the Épicerie team, such as grits & brisket and pork belly kolache. Sat., Oct. 28, 9:30am-2:30pm. (2017) Épicerie, 2307 Hancock, 512/371-6840. Food and beverages available for purchase. www.epicerieaustin.com

BANGER'S FIFTH ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST In addition to the regular menu, Chef Ted will serve up a special menu of bierwurst, spaetzle, schnitzel, weisswurst, and German potato cakes. A keg will be tapped in the beer garden daily and given away (free) a pint at a time until it’s gone. Thu.-Sun., Oct. 26-29 Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden, 79 Rainey, 512/386-1656. www.bangersaustin.com

BOILER NINE LAUNCHES TO-GO THANKSGIVING MENU This Thanksgiving, don't do the cooking yourself. Place full Thanksgiving dinner orders from the fire-focused restaurant, with plenty of options to fill your holiday table. Mon., Oct. 23 - Wed., Nov. 15, 11am-11pm. (2017) Boiler Nine, 800 W. Cesar Chavez, 512/220-9990. www.boilernine.com

ELIZABETH STREET CAFE COOKBOOK BRUNCH PARTY In honor of the upcoming Elizabeth Street Cafe cookbook launch, dine with a four-course, family-style brunch featuring exclusive dishes from the cookbook. Sat., Oct. 28, 11am-2pm. (2017) Épicerie, 2307 Hancock, 512/371-6840. $35. www.epicerieaustin.com

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

HALLOWEEN DINNER ON SPRINGDALE FARM Eden East presents Halloween Dinner on Springdale Farm with chef Sonya Coté and guest chef Chris Sayegh (aka The Herbal Chef) are creating a Halloween-inspired menu featuring a five-course prix fixe dinner service, course pairings, and more. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Fri., Oct. 27 - Sat., Oct. 28, 7-11pm. (2017) Carson Creek Ranch, 9501 Sherman Rd., 512/758-9076. $70. www.carsoncreekranch.com

HALLOWEEN YAPPY HOUR BENEFIT Tito’s is partnering with Baker Street Pub for an event that benefits Sato Project, an org dedicated to rescuing abandoned and abused dogs from Puerto Rico. There will be pets in costume, a dog food truck from Poochie Trends Pet Boutique and Bakery, and trick-or-treat bags filled with locally baked treats for all the dogs. Sat., Oct. 28, 2-5pm. (2017) Baker Street Pub, 3003 S. Lamar.

HOGEYE FESTIVAL Elgin, the Sausage Capital of Texas, is celebrating their small town with a family-friendly, appetite-satisfying and pig-honoring festival. Sat., Oct. 28, 10am-6pm. (2017) Veteran's Memorial Park, 109 Depot St., Elgin. Free. www.hogeyefestival.com/

JOHNSON'S BACKYARD GARDEN FALL OPEN HOUSE Johnson's Backyard Garden is celebrating autumn with a fall open house – farm tours, sunset yoga, family portraits, and tons of kid-friendly activities for the kids. Get outdoors! Sat., Oct. 28, 4:30pm. (2017) Johnson's Backyard Garden, 4008 River Rd., Garfield. Free. www.jbgorganic.com

LALA’S ZOMBIE CHRISTMAS Enjoy some spooky cocktails as well as Celis Pint Night. Costumes are not required, but are encouraged for the costume contest! Sat., Oct. 28 - Sun., Oct. 29, 8pm-2am. (2017) Lala's, 2207 Justin, 512/487-5297. www.fb.com/lalaslittlenugget

MAD SCIENTIST HALLOWEEN PARTY Drink spooky dry ice cocktails, dare to try the $2 Jell-O shots and show off your best moves on the dance floor. Sat., Oct. 28 - Sun., Oct. 29, 8pm-2am. (2017) Gibson Street Bar, 1109 S. Lamar, 512/386-1345. www.gibsonstreetbar.com

ORFTOBERFEST Austin's newest microbrewery hosts family-friendly Orftoberfest with live music, improv comedy, games, and a stable of creative hybrid ales along with a special, limited amount of Orftoberfest beer, an aged amber brew, rich in malt with a balance of clean hop bitterness. Sat., Oct. 28, 3-7:30pm. (2017) Orf Brewing, 4700-F Burleson. Free. www.orfbrewing.com/

SECOND ANNUAL BLOODY GOOD BEER FEST BENEFITING WE ARE BLOOD This fundraiser features a great brewery sampling lineup and a cookout from Austin Pig Roast. Participating breweries include Pinthouse Pizza, Hops & Grain, and Deschutes Brewery. Oktoberfest Plates ($10) include sausage, sauerkraut, German potato salad, and more. Sat., Oct. 28, 1-3pm. (2017) Craftsman, 2000 E. Cesar Chavez. $15. www.facebook.com/craftsmanbar

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 29

ALEX MANLEY'S BAGEL BRUNCH Jeffrey's is opening the restaurant the last Sunday of every month for family-style bagels, smoked fish, scrambled eggs, a pastry cart, and Stumptown coffee service. Sun., Sept. 24 - Sun., Dec. 31, 11:30am-2pm. (2017) Jeffrey's, 1204 W. Lynn, 512/477-5584. $40 ($60 caviar service available). www.jeffreysofaustin.com

BANGER'S FIFTH ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST In addition to the regular menu, Chef Ted will serve up a special menu of bierwurst, spaetzle, schnitzel, weisswurst, and German potato cakes. A keg will be tapped in the beer garden daily and given away (free) a pint at a time until it’s gone. Thu.-Sun., Oct. 26-29 Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden, 79 Rainey, 512/386-1656. www.bangersaustin.com

BOILER NINE LAUNCHES TO-GO THANKSGIVING MENU This Thanksgiving, don't do the cooking yourself. Place full Thanksgiving dinner orders from the fire-focused restaurant, with plenty of options to fill your holiday table. Mon., Oct. 23 - Wed., Nov. 15, 11am-11pm. (2017) Boiler Nine, 800 W. Cesar Chavez, 512/220-9990. www.boilernine.com

CANS & JAMS WITH KARBACH BREWING CO. Listen to live music from Austin artists and enjoy a pig roast-style menu. A portion of proceeds from can purchases during the event will be donated to K-9 Angels Rescue of Houston. Sun., Oct. 29, 3-6pm. (2017) Searsucker, 415 Colorado, 512/394-8000. No tickets, RSVP encouraged. www.searsucker.com/austin

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

GROW LOCALLY COOK GLOBALLY FALL FESTIVAL This 19th annual festival features delicious food from more than 20 local restaurants and companies – including Odd Duck, Texas French Bread, Hoover’s, Confituras, Hightower, Wink, and Buddha’s Brew – plus live music, a silent auction, and a children’s table with face painting and hands-on activities. Proceeds benefit Green Corn Project and will help them plant organic vegetable gardens for individuals, elementary schools, and community groups that need better access to fresh foods. Sun., Oct. 29, noon-3:30pm Boggy Creek Farm, 3414 Lyons, 512/926-4650. $35-45. www.boggycreekfarm.com

HALLOWEEN BRUNCH There will be games, candy, a photo booth, and spooky baked goods and this kid- and dog-friendly Halloween-themed brunch. Costumes are encouraged (for your dogs too!) and prizes (free treats) will be given out throughout the day to the most fun costumes. Sun., Oct. 29, 10am-2pm. (2017) Zucchini Kill, 701 E. 53rd. Free. zucchinikillbakery@gmail.com, zucchinikill.com

HEY SUGAR! AUSTIN DESSERT FEST Because sugar. Sun., Oct. 29, 11am-4pm. (2017) Peached Social House, 6500 N. Lamar, 512/222-8781. www.thisisrevelry.com/austindessertfest

PIG ROAST PARTY AND HARVEY RELIEF FUNDRAISER Articulture Designs, along with Farmhouse Delivery, is hosting a pig roast to help Houston-area farmers ravaged by Hurricane Harvey. The party will feature a Zen-raised Peaceful Pork hog prepared by award-winning pit master LeRoy & Lewis, Farmhouse Delivery-prepared sides, beer and wine, live music from Kill County, and yard games. Sun., Oct. 29, 1-7pm. (2017) Articulture Designs, 6405 Manchaca Rd., 512/762-5228. $30. info@articulturedesigns.com, www.articulturedesigns.com

Monday 30

BOILER NINE LAUNCHES TO-GO THANKSGIVING MENU This Thanksgiving, don't do the cooking yourself. Place full Thanksgiving dinner orders from the fire-focused restaurant, with plenty of options to fill your holiday table. Mon., Oct. 23 - Wed., Nov. 15, 11am-11pm. (2017) Boiler Nine, 800 W. Cesar Chavez, 512/220-9990. www.boilernine.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. Always a good idea to schedule a class and learn new skills and tips from this hometown bastion of instructional gastronomy. Daily Central Market North Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1014. www.centralmarket.com/cooking-school

HOLY ROLLER'S HALLOWEEN DINNER: THE CONJURING Chef Gabe Erales (of forthcoming Dai Due Taqueria) will collaborate with Holy Roller for a six-course dinner with drink pairings. Following dinner, guests are invited to stay for the after-hours Halloween party. Admission is included with the purchase of a dinner ticket. Costumes encouraged. Mon., Oct. 30, 7-9pm. (2017) Holy Roller, 509 Rio Grande. $90. www.holyrolleraustin.com

Tuesday 31

ALCOMAR PRESENTS FLAVORS OF MEXICO: MEZCALES & MOLES The first of this three-part series features a multi-course Mexican seafood dinner presented by chefs Alma Alcocer and Jeff Martinez. On Halloween, it's moles and mezcals. Tue., Oct. 31, 7:30-9:45pm. (2017) Alcomar. $60. www.alcomaratx.com

BOILER NINE LAUNCHES TO-GO THANKSGIVING MENU This Thanksgiving, don't do the cooking yourself. Place full Thanksgiving dinner orders from the fire-focused restaurant, with plenty of options to fill your holiday table. Mon., Oct. 23 - Wed., Nov. 15, 11am-11pm. (2017) Boiler Nine, 800 W. Cesar Chavez, 512/220-9990. www.boilernine.com

Ongoing

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

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

LONE STAR FARMERS’ MARKET Sundays, 10am-2pm 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. www.lonestarfarmersmarket.com

MATTIE'S LAWN HAPPY HOUR Enjoy happy hour drinks and live music under the shade of Mattie's lawn's breathtaking live oak trees. Tues.-Sat., 4-9pm. Mattie's, 811 W. Live Oak, 512/444-1888. www.mattiesaustin.com

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

SUNSET DINNER CRUISE Wind down from your week aboard Austin's original historic sternwheel riverboat with margaritas, fajitas, and live music while watching the sunset over famous Austin landmarks such as Mount Bonnell, the Pennybacker Bridge, the 360 Lookout, and more. Fri., Oct. 27, 5:30-7:30pm. (2017) 3701 Lake Austin Boulevard Austin, TX 78703. $41.72. info@austinrivereboats.com

TEXAS FARMERS’ MARKET AT LAKELINE Saturdays, 9am-1pm Lakeline Mall, 11200 Lakeline Mall Dr., Cedar Park, 512/363-5700. www.texasfarmersmarket.org/lakeline

TEXAS FARMERS’ MARKET AT MUELLER Sundays, 10am-2pm Mueller Lake Park & Browning Hangar, 4209 Airport. www.texasfarmersmarket.org/mueller

BOGGY CREEK FARM STAND Wed.-Sat., 8am-1pm Boggy Creek Farm, 3414 Lyons, 512/926-4650. www.boggycreekfarm.com

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

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