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Every Firkin Friday

photo: Photo source Strange Land FB

Friday 3

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

EVERY FIRKIN FRIDAY Kick off the weekend in the taproom with special one-off beer firkins changing each week. Fridays, 5-9pm. Strange Land Brewery, 5904 Bee Caves Rd. www.strangelandbrewery.com

FRESA'S THANKSGIVING DINNER The restaurant will be accepting nominations of families and individuals who are deserving of a free Thanksgiving meal at thanksgiving@fresaschicken.com. Or pre-order a meal of your own. Wed., Nov. 1 - Mon., Nov. 20, 8am-10pm. (2017) Fresa's Chicken al Carbon, 1703 S. First, 512/992-2946. www.fresaschicken.com

TASTE AMERICA AUSTIN The James Beard Foundation is hosting its fifth annual Taste America tour. This benefit dinner will feature culinary stars including Taste America all-star Ludo Lefebvre and Uchi chef Tyson Cole. Fri., Nov. 3, 6:30pm. (2017) W Austin, 200 Lavaca. $225-400.

WORLD VEGAN DAY MEAL In honor of world vegan day, Whole Foods Market and Vedge restaurant have created all-new recipes for the holidays. The dishes will be served on Whole Foods Market hot bars across the nation and can be ordered online. The meal includes mustard-glazed cauliflower, lentil mushroom stuffing, “cheesy” rutabaga and potato mash, sauerkraut-roasted rainbow carrots, and chocolate toffee mini cake. Wed., Nov. 1 - Wed., Dec. 6, 8am-10pm. (2017) Whole Foods Market, 525 N. Lamar, 512/476-1206. www.wholefoodsmarket.com

Saturday 4

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

CIRCLE BREWING CO. 0.5K MICRO MARATHON Organized by the staff at Circle Brewing Co., this micro marathon supports the Sustainable Food Center. During each heat, every participant is given two plastic pints with a fill line and a spill line for beer. Spill too much and you’re disqualified. All purchases include a collectible race glass and two beer pours. Sat., Nov. 4, 11am-3pm. (2017) Circle Brewing Company, 2340-B W. Braker. $40.

CRUCERO DE BICICLETA Jump on your bike to support Meals on Wheels! After your ride through Downtown, end at Tacodeli to enjoy tacos and beer. Sat., Nov. 4, 3:30-7pm. (2017) Auditorium Shores, 920 W. Riverside. $15-25.

DRAUGHT HOUSE PUB'S 49TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY Party with an amazing list of cellared, barrel-aged, sour, and otherwise excellent beers. Resident DJ JBL will be spinning a funky soul set, and Garbo's Lobster Truck and JewBoy Burgers will be serving food. Sat., Nov. 4, 1-10pm. (2017) Draught House Pub & Brewery, 4112 Medical. www.draughthouse.com

EIGHTH ANNUAL AUSTIN TEQUILA FEST Austin Tequila Society presents Dia de Los Agaves, where guests enjoy tequila, mezcal, and sotol. The Agave Trail tasting features music, cultural dances, and cuisine pairings. All guests receive a snifter glass, Agave Trail Guide Book, 10 tequila tasting tickets, goodie bag, and a food ticket for Casa Chapala's Famous Taquiza Bar. VIP tickets available. Sat., Nov. 4, 6:30-9:30pm. (2017) Casa Chapala, 9041 Research #100. www.casachapala.com

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

FOURTH ANNUAL EAST AUSTIN COMMUNITY FESTIVAL Meet your neighbors at this free family-friendly event with food trucks and live music, plus a nonperishable food item donation drive for Central Texas Food Bank. Sat., Nov. 4, noon-6pm. Space12, 3121 E. 12th, 512/524-7128. Free. www.space12.org

FRESA'S THANKSGIVING DINNER The restaurant will be accepting nominations of families and individuals who are deserving of a free Thanksgiving meal at thanksgiving@fresaschicken.com. Or pre-order a meal of your own. Wed., Nov. 1 - Mon., Nov. 20, 8am-10pm. (2017) Fresa's Chicken al Carbon, 1703 S. First, 512/992-2946. www.fresaschicken.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

HAVE BRUNCH WITH MARK BITTMAN The Texas Book Festival will host a three-course brunch based on Bittman's seminal cookbook, How to Cook Everything Vegetarian: Completely Revised Tenth Anniversary Edition. Sat., Nov. 4, 11am-1pm. (2017) Emmer & Rye, 51 Rainey #110, 512/366-5530. $150. www.emmerandrye.com

OASIS TEXAS BREWING COMPANY THREE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY Celebrate the three-year anniversary with specialty beer releases and music by Dickie Lee Erwin and Dead Music Capital Band. Sat., Nov. 4, noon-9pm. Oasis Brewing, 6550 Comanche Trl. #301, 512/284-9407. Free; $20 beer tasting wristband. www.otxbc.com/

RIDE WORRY-FREE TO WURSTFEST Your ticket aboard the Twisted Texas Tours bus includes admission to Wurstfest and roundtrip transportation. BYOB and start the party early with live music on the bus. Sat., Nov. 4, noon-5pm. Waller Creek Pub House, 603 Sabine, 512/358-1903. $49. www.wallercreekpubhouse.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.

WORLD VEGAN DAY MEAL In honor of world vegan day, Whole Foods Market and Vedge restaurant have created all-new recipes for the holidays. The dishes will be served on Whole Foods Market hot bars across the nation and can be ordered online. The meal includes mustard-glazed cauliflower, lentil mushroom stuffing, “cheesy” rutabaga and potato mash, sauerkraut-roasted rainbow carrots, and chocolate toffee mini cake. Wed., Nov. 1 - Wed., Dec. 6, 8am-10pm. (2017) Whole Foods Market, 525 N. Lamar, 512/476-1206. www.wholefoodsmarket.com

Sunday 5

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

FRESA'S THANKSGIVING DINNER The restaurant will be accepting nominations of families and individuals who are deserving of a free Thanksgiving meal at thanksgiving@fresaschicken.com. Or pre-order a meal of your own. Wed., Nov. 1 - Mon., Nov. 20, 8am-10pm. (2017) Fresa's Chicken al Carbon, 1703 S. First, 512/992-2946. www.fresaschicken.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

HAVE BRUNCH WITH GAIL SIMMONS The Texas Book Festival is pleased to present a special opportunity to sit down and dine with culinary expert Gail Simmons. Sun., Nov. 5, 11am-1pm. (2017) Olamaie, 1610 San Antonio. $150. www.olamaieaustin.com

TACOS 4 TURKEYS The family-friendly taco throwdown fundraiser will feature $3 tacos, local beer specials, door prizes and live music. Proceeds will benefit Texas Community Harvest, a nonprofit dedicated to providing hot meals to Texans in times of need. Sun., Nov. 5, 5:30-9pm. (2017) Greenhouse Craft Food, 1400 E. Old Settlers #110, Round Rock. Free. www.greenhousecraftfood.com

TEXAS MONTHLY BBQ FEST If barbecue is our state's unofficial religion, then the annual TM BBQ Fest is one tasty tent revival, dishing out sweet meat nirvana from more than 30 of the state's top purveyors. Sun., Nov. 5, 1-4pm. (2017) Long Center for the Performing Arts Lawn, 701 W. Riverside, 512/457-5100. $80, $165 (VIP). www.texasmonthly.com/event/texas-monthly-bbq-fest/

WORLD VEGAN DAY MEAL In honor of world vegan day, Whole Foods Market and Vedge restaurant have created all-new recipes for the holidays. The dishes will be served on Whole Foods Market hot bars across the nation and can be ordered online. The meal includes mustard-glazed cauliflower, lentil mushroom stuffing, “cheesy” rutabaga and potato mash, sauerkraut-roasted rainbow carrots, and chocolate toffee mini cake. Wed., Nov. 1 - Wed., Dec. 6, 8am-10pm. (2017) Whole Foods Market, 525 N. Lamar, 512/476-1206. www.wholefoodsmarket.com

Monday 6

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 a full slate of classes covering everything from paella to pork. And, word to the wise, longtime (and way popular) instructor Cindy "Knife Skills" Haenel will be retiring in another 10 months – we'll be reporting more on this soon – 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.aspx

CULINARY PASSPORT DINNER Each attendee will be issued a passport for an expedition to enjoy cuisines of Italy, France, Mexico, and America at restaurants including Cyclone Anaya's Tex-Mex Cantina, Toulouse Cafe & Bar, Taverna Pizzeria and Risotteria, and Paul Martin's American Grill. Completed, stamped passports will receive a raffle ticket and a chance to win prizes. Mon., Nov. 6, 5-8pm. (2017) The Domain, 11410 Century Oaks Ter. $85, individual; $150, couple. www.thedomainaustin.com

FRESA'S THANKSGIVING DINNER The restaurant will be accepting nominations of families and individuals who are deserving of a free Thanksgiving meal at thanksgiving@fresaschicken.com. Or pre-order a meal of your own. Wed., Nov. 1 - Mon., Nov. 20, 8am-10pm. (2017) Fresa's Chicken al Carbon, 1703 S. First, 512/992-2946. www.fresaschicken.com

WORLD VEGAN DAY MEAL In honor of world vegan day, Whole Foods Market and Vedge restaurant have created all-new recipes for the holidays. The dishes will be served on Whole Foods Market hot bars across the nation and can be ordered online. The meal includes mustard-glazed cauliflower, lentil mushroom stuffing, “cheesy” rutabaga and potato mash, sauerkraut-roasted rainbow carrots, and chocolate toffee mini cake. Wed., Nov. 1 - Wed., Dec. 6, 8am-10pm. (2017) Whole Foods Market, 525 N. Lamar, 512/476-1206. www.wholefoodsmarket.com

Tuesday 7

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

FRESA'S THANKSGIVING DINNER The restaurant will be accepting nominations of families and individuals who are deserving of a free Thanksgiving meal at thanksgiving@fresaschicken.com. Or pre-order a meal of your own. Wed., Nov. 1 - Mon., Nov. 20, 8am-10pm. (2017) Fresa's Chicken al Carbon, 1703 S. First, 512/992-2946. www.fresaschicken.com

HOTEL SAN JOSÉ TIDE TO TABLE Learn the nuances of oysters in a guided, hands-on tasting experience. Led by local chef Maite Aizpurua, Tide to Table will instruct on all things oysters, including how to shuck your own. Ticket includes one dozen oysters with pairings of beer and wine, cheese, charcuterie, and inspired sauces and garnishes. Tue., Nov. 7, 5-8pm. (2017) Hotel San José, 1316 S. Congress, 512/852-2350. $65. www.sanjosehotel.com

WORLD VEGAN DAY MEAL In honor of world vegan day, Whole Foods Market and Vedge restaurant have created all-new recipes for the holidays. The dishes will be served on Whole Foods Market hot bars across the nation and can be ordered online. The meal includes mustard-glazed cauliflower, lentil mushroom stuffing, “cheesy” rutabaga and potato mash, sauerkraut-roasted rainbow carrots, and chocolate toffee mini cake. Wed., Nov. 1 - Wed., Dec. 6, 8am-10pm. (2017) Whole Foods Market, 525 N. Lamar, 512/476-1206. www.wholefoodsmarket.com

Wednesday 8

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

FRESA'S THANKSGIVING DINNER The restaurant will be accepting nominations of families and individuals who are deserving of a free Thanksgiving meal at thanksgiving@fresaschicken.com. Or pre-order a meal of your own. Wed., Nov. 1 - Mon., Nov. 20, 8am-10pm. (2017) Fresa's Chicken al Carbon, 1703 S. First, 512/992-2946. www.fresaschicken.com

JAPANESE WHISKEY FLIGHT Join us on #WhiskeyWednesday for a very special Japanese whiskey flight featuring: Suntory Whisky Toki, Hibiki Japanese Harmony, the Yamazaki 12-year single malt, and the Hakushu 12-year single malt. Wed., Nov. 8 - Thu., Nov. 9, 5pm-2am. (2017) Easy Tiger, 709 E. Sixth, 512/614-4972. $25. www.easytigeraustin.com

SCRUMPTIOUS CHEF EIGHT-YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY To celebrate eight years of the Scrumptious Chef website, there will be gumbo made with andouille sourced from St. John the Baptist Parish, La., and bread pudding made from New Orleans' famous buttermilk drop donuts. Wed., Nov. 8, 6-10pm. (2017) Tamale House East, 1707 E. Sixth, 512/495-9504. www.facebook.com/tamalehouse.east

WORLD VEGAN DAY MEAL In honor of world vegan day, Whole Foods Market and Vedge restaurant have created all-new recipes for the holidays. The dishes will be served on Whole Foods Market hot bars across the nation and can be ordered online. The meal includes mustard-glazed cauliflower, lentil mushroom stuffing, “cheesy” rutabaga and potato mash, sauerkraut-roasted rainbow carrots, and chocolate toffee mini cake. Wed., Nov. 1 - Wed., Dec. 6, 8am-10pm. (2017) Whole Foods Market, 525 N. Lamar, 512/476-1206. www.wholefoodsmarket.com

Thursday 9

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

BV GEORGES DE LATOUR NIGHT The BV Georges de Latour guided seating vertical tasting event will feature two decades of verticals: 1993, 1994, 1995, 2004, 2005, and 2006, accompanied by hors d’oeuvres. Thu., Nov. 9, 6:30-7:30pm. (2017) Twin Liquors Marketplace Galleria, 3925 Market, Bee Cave. $40 for one; $70 for two.

CENTRAL MARKET COOKING CLASSES Check out a full slate of classes covering everything from paella to pork. And, word to the wise, longtime (and way popular) instructor Cindy "Knife Skills" Haenel will be retiring in another 10 months – we'll be reporting more on this soon – 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.aspx

FRESA'S THANKSGIVING DINNER The restaurant will be accepting nominations of families and individuals who are deserving of a free Thanksgiving meal at thanksgiving@fresaschicken.com. Or pre-order a meal of your own. Wed., Nov. 1 - Mon., Nov. 20, 8am-10pm. (2017) Fresa's Chicken al Carbon, 1703 S. First, 512/992-2946. www.fresaschicken.com

NOVEMBER WINE WALK AT HILL COUNTRY GALLERIA Start the wine and social walk at Twin Liquors to pick up a map that acts as a ticket to all the stops. Hill Country Galleria shopping bags filled with exclusive offers will also be available to participants. Thu., Nov. 9, 5-9pm. (2017) Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. Free. www.hillcountrygalleria.com

NUMERO28 PRIX FIXE DINNER Coinciding with 2nd Street District's monthly sip and shop event, this one-night only prix fixe dinner features southern Italian cuisine. The menu includes polpette meatballs, sugar-filled cannoli, and healthy veggie alternatives. Thu., Nov. 9, 6-8pm. (2017) Numero28, 452 W. Second, 512/494-5510. $30. www.numero28austin.com

STOMPIN' GROUNDS FARMERS' MARKET IN BUDA Thursdays. Buda YMCA, 465 Buda Sportsplex Dr., Buda. Free. www.fb.com/stompin-grounds-farmers-market-1664217093835009

WORLD VEGAN DAY MEAL In honor of world vegan day, Whole Foods Market and Vedge restaurant have created all-new recipes for the holidays. The dishes will be served on Whole Foods Market hot bars across the nation and can be ordered online. The meal includes mustard-glazed cauliflower, lentil mushroom stuffing, “cheesy” rutabaga and potato mash, sauerkraut-roasted rainbow carrots, and chocolate toffee mini cake. Wed., Nov. 1 - Wed., Dec. 6, 8am-10pm. (2017) Whole Foods Market, 525 N. Lamar, 512/476-1206. www.wholefoodsmarket.com

Friday 10

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

EVERY FIRKIN FRIDAY Kick off the weekend in the taproom with special one-off beer firkins changing each week. Fridays, 5-9pm. Strange Land Brewery, 5904 Bee Caves Rd. www.strangelandbrewery.com

FRESA'S THANKSGIVING DINNER The restaurant will be accepting nominations of families and individuals who are deserving of a free Thanksgiving meal at thanksgiving@fresaschicken.com. Or pre-order a meal of your own. Wed., Nov. 1 - Mon., Nov. 20, 8am-10pm. (2017) Fresa's Chicken al Carbon, 1703 S. First, 512/992-2946. www.fresaschicken.com

READING BETWEEN THE WINES Reading Between the Wines is the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas' annual event and fundraiser, and will offer wine, beer, and spirit tastings as well as signature pairings of locally produced food. Fri., Nov. 10, 6-9pm. (2017) Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Ballroom, 2312 San Gabriel, 512/326-8655 x118. $85. communication@willread.org, www.willread.org

WORLD VEGAN DAY MEAL In honor of world vegan day, Whole Foods Market and Vedge restaurant have created all-new recipes for the holidays. The dishes will be served on Whole Foods Market hot bars across the nation and can be ordered online. The meal includes mustard-glazed cauliflower, lentil mushroom stuffing, “cheesy” rutabaga and potato mash, sauerkraut-roasted rainbow carrots, and chocolate toffee mini cake. Wed., Nov. 1 - Wed., Dec. 6, 8am-10pm. (2017) Whole Foods Market, 525 N. Lamar, 512/476-1206. www.wholefoodsmarket.com

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