Food Events

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

Saturday 2

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

FOURTH ANNUAL TAMALE CLASS Learn how to make tamales, taste tamales, drink Ponche Navideño (Christmas spiked punch), and take home a dozen tamales. The recipe is a family recipe from Abuelita "Doña Queta" of Mi Madre's Mexican Restaurant. Sat., Dec. 2 - Sun., Dec. 10, 10am-1pm. (2017) School House Pub, 2207 Manor Rd., 512/469-7630. $45/ person. www.schoolhousepub.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

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

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

Sunday 3

CHEF HUGH ACHESON'S INTERACTIVE TACO DEMO & BOOK TOUR Chef/author Hugh Acheson stops in Austin on a cross-country tour for his new cookbook, The Chef & the Slow Cooker, in an Airstream travel trailer. Acheson will host an interactive taco-making demonstration, where the beer-braised pork tacos will be sold to benefit nonprofit Seed Life Skills. Sun., Dec. 3, noon-2pm. (2017) Whole Foods Market, 525 N. Lamar, 512/476-1206. www.wholefoodsmarket.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

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

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

Monday 4

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

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

STILL AUSTIN WHISKEY HOLIDAY PARTY & LOCAL POP-UPS Sip Still Austin Whiskey cocktails for just $5, and get a jump on holiday shopping with Triple Z Threads & Mechanica Jewelry pop-ups, all set to tunes spun by DJ Prince Klassen. Mon., Dec. 4, 5-7pm. (2017) Irene's, 506 West Ave., 512/298-0853. www.irenesaustin.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

Tuesday 5

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

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

Wednesday 6

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

LAWREN ASKINOSIE PRESENTS CHOCOLATE 101 Join Lawren Askinosie as she discusses her new book, Meaningful Work: A Quest to Do Great Business, Find Your Calling, and Feed Your Soul. Wed., Dec. 6, 6:30pm. (2017) Chocolaterie Tessa (Domain Northside), 3211 Palm Way #168, 512/200-2837. https://chocolaterietessa.com/

SPARKLING WINE DINNER Curated by chef de cuisine Dan Bressler, the three-course dinner will feature a selection of Champagnes and sparkling wines from European destinations such as Spain, Italy, and France, each with a complementing dish inspired by the region. Wed., Dec. 6, 6:30pm. (2017) The Carillon, 1900 University Ave. (AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center), 512/404-3655. $55. TheCarillon@attconf.utexas.edu, www.thecarillonrestaurant.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

Thursday 7

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

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

LUCKY ROBOT'S WINTER COCKTAILS The popular SoCo eatery spikes the year's end with imbibables called apple cinnamon-infused bourbon saké, Pear Fizz, and Drunken Pun'kin. (That last one, OMG, it's coffee-infused saké, nigori, pumpkin, and cream.) Bonus: Demon Slayer saké juiceboxes during lunch. Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen, 1303 S. Congress, 512/444-8081. www.luckyrobotrestaurant.com

SALTY SOW: HOMEGROWN BY HEROES LUNCH The popular neighborhood gastropub has teamed with veteran-owned Ranger Cattle to offer Wagyu burgers and meatloaf sandwiches on their patio on Thursdays and Fridays, with a portion of sales going to benefit the Homegrown by Heroes program. Thu.-Fri., 11am-2pm. Salty Sow, 1917 Manor Rd., 512/391-2337. www.saltysow.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

Friday 8

EASY TIGER: HOLIDAY BREAD SPECIALS If people ever did live "by bread alone," it'd probably be on loaves from this lovely place. And now, just for the year's end, they're doughing it up all international holidaywise – with Stollen (Dec. 8-24), Swedish Saffron Buns (Dec. 9-13), Vörtbröd (Dec. 15-17; 22-24), and Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls (Dec. 15-24). Easy Tiger, 709 E. Sixth, 512/614-4972. www.easytigeraustin.com

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

LUCKY ROBOT'S WINTER COCKTAILS The popular SoCo eatery spikes the year's end with imbibables called apple cinnamon-infused bourbon saké, Pear Fizz, and Drunken Pun'kin. (That last one, OMG, it's coffee-infused saké, nigori, pumpkin, and cream.) Bonus: Demon Slayer saké juiceboxes during lunch. Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen, 1303 S. Congress, 512/444-8081. www.luckyrobotrestaurant.com

PILS! PILS! PILS! THE SOLID GOLD PARTY! This event will feature ABGB's three gold medal-winning pilsners: Rocket 100, Industry Pils, and Velvet Revolution. There'll be live music from Little Mikey & the Soda Jerks, Carson McHone, plus a Solid Gold taste Challenge benefiting Ghisallo Cycling Initiative, a photo booth, and live screenprinting by Fine Southern Gentlemen. Also, cake. Fri., Dec. 8, 5pm-12mid The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co., 1305 W. Oltorf, 512/298-2242. www.theabgb.com

SALTY SOW: HOMEGROWN BY HEROES LUNCH The popular neighborhood gastropub has teamed with veteran-owned Ranger Cattle to offer Wagyu burgers and meatloaf sandwiches on their patio on Thursdays and Fridays, with a portion of sales going to benefit the Homegrown by Heroes program. Thu.-Fri., 11am-2pm. Salty Sow, 1917 Manor Rd., 512/391-2337. www.saltysow.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

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