Food Events

Friday 24

BLACK FRIDAY AMARO NIGHT The entire amaro/digestif and vermouth list will be $5 for neat pours. There are also two featured amaro flights with tasting cards curated by the bar ($12 each) and a special menu of digestif/dessert cocktails ($10 each). Fri., Nov. 24, (2017) Drink.Well, 207 E. 53rd, 512/614-6683. www.drinkwellaustin.com

OPENING NIGHT PARTY: A BOOZY CHRISTMAS MIRACLE Christmas arrives early (and lasts over a month!) this year with the arrival of popular Christmas pop-up bar, Miracle.

 Expect Eighties Christmas kitsch and cocktails like the Christmopolitan, How the Gimlet Stole Christmas, and You’ll Shoot Your Rye Out, plus a variety of themed shots. Each of the cocktails is served in custom Miracle glassware from Cocktail Kingdom, and 10% of glassware sales benefit Action Against Hunger. All of the tips from the opening night party benefit the Austin Children’s Shelter. Fri., Nov. 24, 6pm. (2017) The Eleanor, 307-A W. Fifth. www.theeleanoratx.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

Saturday 25

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

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 26

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

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

HOLIDAY TRUNK SHOW At Hotel Ella's second annual Holiday Trunk Show there will be a curated shopping experience with drink specials and bubbly out of the Champagne Supply Co. truck, plus mini manicures offered by tenoverten, and a takeaway gift. Sun., Nov. 26, 2-6pm. (2017) Hotel Ella, 1900 Rio Grande, 512/495-1800. www.hotelella.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

Monday 27

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.aspx

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 28

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 29

WHISKEY, WINE, & SONG The ticket includes a three-course dinner (III Forks Salad, 6 oz. filet mignon, mashed potatoes, asparagus, and Texas pecan cake), a whiskey cocktail or wine pairing with each course, and live music from Drew Womack. Wed., Nov. 29, 6-9:45pm. (2017) III Forks, 111 Lavaca, 512/474-1776. $89. www.iiiforks.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

Thursday 30

BEAN TO BAR TO BON BON CLASS Join this chocolate-making class with experts to guide you in the art of cocoa. Thu., Nov. 30, 6:30pm. (2017) Chocolaterie Tessa (Domain NORTHSIDE), 3211 Palm Way #168. https://chocolaterietessa.com/

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.aspx

LEFT HAND AND FREETAIL COLLAB BEER RELEASE Banger’s is partnering with Freetail Brewing Company and Left Hand Brewing from Colorado to raise money for Bike MS, the fundraising cycling series of the National MS Society. They'll also unveil a new collaboration beer which Banger’s brewed specifically to benefit MS. Thu., Nov. 30, 7-9pm. (2017) Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden, 79 Rainey, 512/386-1656. www.bangersaustin.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

Friday 1

ICE CREAM FOR BLOOD We're not implying that Amy Simmons is a secret vampire or anything like that, but everyone who donates at a We Are Blood location or mobile drive in December will receive a voucher for a free pint of Amy’s Ice Creams. Suggestion: Get you a taste of that cold, creamy, public good! Through Dec. 31 www.weareblood.org

IN.GREDIENTS BLOCK PARTY! Visit in.gredients for their December First Friday Block Party featuring Batty Jr. and Ethan Azarian. Dear Run Land & Cattle Co. is bringing two friendly heifers to pet, and there will be samples from local vendors including Me & the Bees Lemonade, Kala's Kuisine, O' JOY Organic Juice, Texas Coffee Traders, the Afro Gypsy and more. 1% of proceeds will benefit the in.gredients Community Partner, Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project. Fri., Dec. 1, 6-9pm. (2017) In.gredients. www.in.gredients.com

WHISLER'S TOYS FOR TOTS MENU IN DECEMBER During the month of December, Whisler’s will be celebrating the holiday season with its annual Toys for Tots menu. A portion of the proceeds from each cocktail goes toward the charity, all month long. There's Oaxacan Hot Chocolate, Whisler's Eggnog, and a whiskey and mulled spice Smooth Criminal. Fri., Dec. 1 - Sun., Dec. 31, (2017) Whisler's, 1816 E. Sixth, 512/480-0781. www.whislersatx.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

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