Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmer's markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of February 1, 2018

Thursday 1

CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL AT CENTRAL MARKET This popular fest showcases the largest assortment of artisanal chocolate in Texas and highlights 10 new recipes, from red wine hot chocolate to cocoa chipotle salsa, creating a fully immersive experience in sweet and savory flavors. The goodness is already on display at both locations and will continue through Feb. 14 – but we especially recommend signing up for the Tasting Tour on Thu., Feb. 8. Through Feb. 14. Both Central Market locations. centralmarket.com

FONDUE RAISER FOR AUSTIN PETS ALIVE You think the term "fondue raiser" is a bit, what, cheesy? That's kind of the point, isn't it, as the Melting Pot donates $5 of every four-course Fondue Raiser meal to Austin Pets Alive – so get on it, animal-lover! Through Feb. 4 The Melting Pot, 13343 Hwy. 183 N. #350, 512/401-2424. www.meltingpot.com

IF AUSTIN'S FREEZING, THE MARGS ARE A DOLLAR Cold is as cold does, baby, and this cold will do you good: Fresa's on South First is offering $1 frozen margaritas any day this winter that the temperature hits 32 degrees or below. (Note: Fahrenheit.) (Also: You've gotta buy a food item, and there's a two-per-customer dollar-marg limit. But the tasty concoctions are usually $8 a pop, so this is, counter-intuitively, a totally hot deal.) Through Feb. 28 Fresa's Chicken al Carbon, 1703 S. First, 512/992-2946. www.fresaschicken.com

THE PARK: SUPER BOWL SPECIALS So, there's 10% off all pre-orders from Jan. 28-Feb. 3. And then, on game day, you can get a $3 Sam Adam's Boston Lager, because Patriots, and a $9 Philly cheesesteak, because Eagles. See website for details and point spread. The Park on South Lamar, 4024 S. Lamar. thepark.us

VALENTINE'S SIX-PACK OF MACARONS Order now for pickup later! Each box will be filled with an elegantly decorated variety of those Elizabeth Street macarons, and they'll be ready for you on Feb. 13 & 14. Elizabeth Street Cafe, 1501 S. First, 512/291-2881. elizabethstreetcafe.com

Friday 2

CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL AT CENTRAL MARKET This popular fest showcases the largest assortment of artisanal chocolate in Texas and highlights 10 new recipes, from red wine hot chocolate to cocoa chipotle salsa, creating a fully immersive experience in sweet and savory flavors. The goodness is already on display at both locations and will continue through Feb. 14 – but we especially recommend signing up for the Tasting Tour on Thu., Feb. 8. Through Feb. 14. Both Central Market locations. centralmarket.com

FONDUE RAISER FOR AUSTIN PETS ALIVE You think the term "fondue raiser" is a bit, what, cheesy? That's kind of the point, isn't it, as the Melting Pot donates $5 of every four-course Fondue Raiser meal to Austin Pets Alive – so get on it, animal-lover! Through Feb. 4 The Melting Pot, 13343 Hwy. 183 N. #350, 512/401-2424. www.meltingpot.com

HOTEL SAN JOSÉ DUMPLING NIGHT Perfect opportunity to get your SoCo gyoza on, citizen. Bonus: Genji Sake specials. Fri., Feb. 2, 6pm-until they're all gone 512/444-7322.

IF AUSTIN'S FREEZING, THE MARGS ARE A DOLLAR Cold is as cold does, baby, and this cold will do you good: Fresa's on South First is offering $1 frozen margaritas any day this winter that the temperature hits 32 degrees or below. (Note: Fahrenheit.) (Also: You've gotta buy a food item, and there's a two-per-customer dollar-marg limit. But the tasty concoctions are usually $8 a pop, so this is, counter-intuitively, a totally hot deal.) Through Feb. 28 Fresa's Chicken al Carbon, 1703 S. First, 512/992-2946. www.fresaschicken.com

THE PARK: SUPER BOWL SPECIALS So, there's 10% off all pre-orders from Jan. 28-Feb. 3. And then, on game day, you can get a $3 Sam Adam's Boston Lager, because Patriots, and a $9 Philly cheesesteak, because Eagles. See website for details and point spread. The Park on South Lamar, 4024 S. Lamar. thepark.us

VALENTINE'S SIX-PACK OF MACARONS Order now for pickup later! Each box will be filled with an elegantly decorated variety of those Elizabeth Street macarons, and they'll be ready for you on Feb. 13 & 14. Elizabeth Street Cafe, 1501 S. First, 512/291-2881. elizabethstreetcafe.com

Saturday 3

CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL AT CENTRAL MARKET This popular fest showcases the largest assortment of artisanal chocolate in Texas and highlights 10 new recipes, from red wine hot chocolate to cocoa chipotle salsa, creating a fully immersive experience in sweet and savory flavors. The goodness is already on display at both locations and will continue through Feb. 14 – but we especially recommend signing up for the Tasting Tour on Thu., Feb. 8. Through Feb. 14. Both Central Market locations. centralmarket.com

FONDUE RAISER FOR AUSTIN PETS ALIVE You think the term "fondue raiser" is a bit, what, cheesy? That's kind of the point, isn't it, as the Melting Pot donates $5 of every four-course Fondue Raiser meal to Austin Pets Alive – so get on it, animal-lover! Through Feb. 4 The Melting Pot, 13343 Hwy. 183 N. #350, 512/401-2424. www.meltingpot.com

IF AUSTIN'S FREEZING, THE MARGS ARE A DOLLAR Cold is as cold does, baby, and this cold will do you good: Fresa's on South First is offering $1 frozen margaritas any day this winter that the temperature hits 32 degrees or below. (Note: Fahrenheit.) (Also: You've gotta buy a food item, and there's a two-per-customer dollar-marg limit. But the tasty concoctions are usually $8 a pop, so this is, counter-intuitively, a totally hot deal.) Through Feb. 28 Fresa's Chicken al Carbon, 1703 S. First, 512/992-2946. www.fresaschicken.com

THE PARK: SUPER BOWL SPECIALS So, there's 10% off all pre-orders from Jan. 28-Feb. 3. And then, on game day, you can get a $3 Sam Adam's Boston Lager, because Patriots, and a $9 Philly cheesesteak, because Eagles. See website for details and point spread. The Park on South Lamar, 4024 S. Lamar. thepark.us

THE WANDERING VEGAN MARKET Celebrate the first anniversary of this local bastion of plant-based foods (and skincare products, make up, jewelry, candles, and other artisanals). Bonus: Central Texas Pig Rescue! Sat., Feb. 3, 11am-4pm Vegan Nom, 2324 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/497-3147. www.facebook.com/thewanderingvegan

VALENTINE'S SIX-PACK OF MACARONS Order now for pickup later! Each box will be filled with an elegantly decorated variety of those Elizabeth Street macarons, and they'll be ready for you on Feb. 13 & 14. Elizabeth Street Cafe, 1501 S. First, 512/291-2881. elizabethstreetcafe.com

Sunday 4

CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL AT CENTRAL MARKET This popular fest showcases the largest assortment of artisanal chocolate in Texas and highlights 10 new recipes, from red wine hot chocolate to cocoa chipotle salsa, creating a fully immersive experience in sweet and savory flavors. The goodness is already on display at both locations and will continue through Feb. 14 – but we especially recommend signing up for the Tasting Tour on Thu., Feb. 8. Through Feb. 14. Both Central Market locations. centralmarket.com

CORNER BAR: SUPER BOWL WATCH PARTY You spend $10 on beer here, you're gonna get a plate of Brown's BBQ for free this afternoon! You need to know more than that, sportsfan? Pffft. But there's hella drinks specials, too, of course. Sun., Feb. 4, starting at 3pm Corner Bar, 1901 S. Lamar. www.cornerbaratx.com

FONDUE RAISER FOR AUSTIN PETS ALIVE You think the term "fondue raiser" is a bit, what, cheesy? That's kind of the point, isn't it, as the Melting Pot donates $5 of every four-course Fondue Raiser meal to Austin Pets Alive – so get on it, animal-lover! Through Feb. 4 The Melting Pot, 13343 Hwy. 183 N. #350, 512/401-2424. www.meltingpot.com

IF AUSTIN'S FREEZING, THE MARGS ARE A DOLLAR Cold is as cold does, baby, and this cold will do you good: Fresa's on South First is offering $1 frozen margaritas any day this winter that the temperature hits 32 degrees or below. (Note: Fahrenheit.) (Also: You've gotta buy a food item, and there's a two-per-customer dollar-marg limit. But the tasty concoctions are usually $8 a pop, so this is, counter-intuitively, a totally hot deal.) Through Feb. 28 Fresa's Chicken al Carbon, 1703 S. First, 512/992-2946. www.fresaschicken.com

SUPER BOWL = FREE QUESO AT FRESA'S This Super Bowl watch party also boasts a back-patio video wall about nine feet across for your viewing pleasure, and all manner of beer and 'ritas and food, but tbh it's that endless queso, gratis, that's drawing us in like a hail mary in the hands of a canny interceptor. Sun., Feb. 4, 3-10pm. Fresa's Chicken al Carbon, 1703 S. First, 512/992-2946. www.fresaschicken.com

VALENTINE'S SIX-PACK OF MACARONS Order now for pickup later! Each box will be filled with an elegantly decorated variety of those Elizabeth Street macarons, and they'll be ready for you on Feb. 13 & 14. Elizabeth Street Cafe, 1501 S. First, 512/291-2881. elizabethstreetcafe.com

Monday 5

BROOKLYN BREWERY'S GARRETT OLIVER Yes, the legendary brewery's esteemed brewmaster is gonna be at Easy Tiger for a public discussion with Austin Beerworks' head brewer Will Golden and advanced cicerone Joe Burns – and guess what you get to sample, citizen. How about some … Ghost Bottles? Mon., Feb. 5, 5:30-9pm. Easy Tiger, The Linc, 6406 N. I-35 #1100, 512/494-4151. www.easytigerusa.com

CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL AT CENTRAL MARKET This popular fest showcases the largest assortment of artisanal chocolate in Texas and highlights 10 new recipes, from red wine hot chocolate to cocoa chipotle salsa, creating a fully immersive experience in sweet and savory flavors. The goodness is already on display at both locations and will continue through Feb. 14 – but we especially recommend signing up for the Tasting Tour on Thu., Feb. 8. Through Feb. 14. Both Central Market locations. centralmarket.com

IF AUSTIN'S FREEZING, THE MARGS ARE A DOLLAR Cold is as cold does, baby, and this cold will do you good: Fresa's on South First is offering $1 frozen margaritas any day this winter that the temperature hits 32 degrees or below. (Note: Fahrenheit.) (Also: You've gotta buy a food item, and there's a two-per-customer dollar-marg limit. But the tasty concoctions are usually $8 a pop, so this is, counter-intuitively, a totally hot deal.) Through Feb. 28 Fresa's Chicken al Carbon, 1703 S. First, 512/992-2946. www.fresaschicken.com

VALENTINE'S SIX-PACK OF MACARONS Order now for pickup later! Each box will be filled with an elegantly decorated variety of those Elizabeth Street macarons, and they'll be ready for you on Feb. 13 & 14. Elizabeth Street Cafe, 1501 S. First, 512/291-2881. elizabethstreetcafe.com

Tuesday 6

CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL AT CENTRAL MARKET This popular fest showcases the largest assortment of artisanal chocolate in Texas and highlights 10 new recipes, from red wine hot chocolate to cocoa chipotle salsa, creating a fully immersive experience in sweet and savory flavors. The goodness is already on display at both locations and will continue through Feb. 14 – but we especially recommend signing up for the Tasting Tour on Thu., Feb. 8. Through Feb. 14. Both Central Market locations. centralmarket.com

IF AUSTIN'S FREEZING, THE MARGS ARE A DOLLAR Cold is as cold does, baby, and this cold will do you good: Fresa's on South First is offering $1 frozen margaritas any day this winter that the temperature hits 32 degrees or below. (Note: Fahrenheit.) (Also: You've gotta buy a food item, and there's a two-per-customer dollar-marg limit. But the tasty concoctions are usually $8 a pop, so this is, counter-intuitively, a totally hot deal.) Through Feb. 28 Fresa's Chicken al Carbon, 1703 S. First, 512/992-2946. www.fresaschicken.com

VALENTINE'S SIX-PACK OF MACARONS Order now for pickup later! Each box will be filled with an elegantly decorated variety of those Elizabeth Street macarons, and they'll be ready for you on Feb. 13 & 14. Elizabeth Street Cafe, 1501 S. First, 512/291-2881. elizabethstreetcafe.com

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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