Food Events

Friday 9

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

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW: LIFT A FORK Lift a fork with Forklift Dance Company at a magical night of dinner and drinks at the Eastside's elegant Springdale Station, featuring an Italian feast by L'Oca d'Oro's Chef Fiore Tedesco and the genius-level craft bartenders Tacy Rowland and Bill Norris of Midnight Cowboy. Note: This happens on the first Tuesday in April, but we're telling you now because 1) tickets are going fast, and 2) wow. Tue., April 3, 6pm Springdale Station, 979 Springdale. $150. www.forkliftdanceworks.org

Saturday 10

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

GIGI’S CUPCAKES: BEE CAVE GRAND OPENING Founder Gigi Butler is joined by Texas Longhorn legends for this new-location "Swirl-a-bration" at which golden tickets have been inserted randomly into boxes of cupcakes to give you a chance to win signed memorabilia from current and former Longhorn and NFL players. Sat., March 10, all day long (but Gigi's there from noon-2pm) Gigi's Cupcakes, 3944 RR 620 S., Bee Cave. www.gigiscupcakesusa.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

PINBALLZ KINGDOM: BBQ COOK-OFF The proceeds from this event, officially sanctioned by the Lonestar Barbecue Society, will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. The 'cue from this event, officially delicious AF, will benefit your taste buds and general carnivore's comportment – with offerings from a plethora of pitmasters. Bonus: a whole lotta live music. Sat., March 10, noon-4pm Pinballz Kingdom, 15201 S. I-35, Buda, 512/523-4080. $100. www.pinballzarcade.com/

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW: LIFT A FORK Lift a fork with Forklift Dance Company at a magical night of dinner and drinks at the Eastside's elegant Springdale Station, featuring an Italian feast by L'Oca d'Oro's Chef Fiore Tedesco and the genius-level craft bartenders Tacy Rowland and Bill Norris of Midnight Cowboy. Note: This happens on the first Tuesday in April, but we're telling you now because 1) tickets are going fast, and 2) wow. Tue., April 3, 6pm Springdale Station, 979 Springdale. $150. www.forkliftdanceworks.org

Sunday 11

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

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW: LIFT A FORK Lift a fork with Forklift Dance Company at a magical night of dinner and drinks at the Eastside's elegant Springdale Station, featuring an Italian feast by L'Oca d'Oro's Chef Fiore Tedesco and the genius-level craft bartenders Tacy Rowland and Bill Norris of Midnight Cowboy. Note: This happens on the first Tuesday in April, but we're telling you now because 1) tickets are going fast, and 2) wow. Tue., April 3, 6pm Springdale Station, 979 Springdale. $150. www.forkliftdanceworks.org

Monday 12

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

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW: LIFT A FORK Lift a fork with Forklift Dance Company at a magical night of dinner and drinks at the Eastside's elegant Springdale Station, featuring an Italian feast by L'Oca d'Oro's Chef Fiore Tedesco and the genius-level craft bartenders Tacy Rowland and Bill Norris of Midnight Cowboy. Note: This happens on the first Tuesday in April, but we're telling you now because 1) tickets are going fast, and 2) wow. Tue., April 3, 6pm Springdale Station, 979 Springdale. $150. www.forkliftdanceworks.org

Tuesday 13

"222" NIGHTS AT THE LOCAL POST In which the popular watering hole partners with Los Cazadores Tequila (on the second Tuesday of each month) for a night featuring free tacos and liquor specials. Tue., June 12, 7-9pm The Local Post Pub, 7113 Burnet Rd., 512/375-5599.

GREENHOUSE: MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH Up there in Round Rock, you know that acclaimed Greenhouse Craft Food is gonna treat your mama right with the way they do up a fine brunch. It ain't just their craft-beer-pairing dinners that leave folks smiling, tell you what. Sun., May 13, 10am-3pm Greenhouse Craft Food, 1400 E. Old Settlers #110, Round Rock, 512/366-5567. www.greenhousecraftfood.com

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW: LIFT A FORK Lift a fork with Forklift Dance Company at a magical night of dinner and drinks at the Eastside's elegant Springdale Station, featuring an Italian feast by L'Oca d'Oro's Chef Fiore Tedesco and the genius-level craft bartenders Tacy Rowland and Bill Norris of Midnight Cowboy. Note: This happens on the first Tuesday in April, but we're telling you now because 1) tickets are going fast, and 2) wow. Tue., April 3, 6pm Springdale Station, 979 Springdale. $150. www.forkliftdanceworks.org

Wednesday 14

SUPPER FRIENDS: CHEF BRYAN BENEKE The delightful supper club at Swoop House offers a fine (if fleeting) escape from the SXSW crowds, featuring this glorious tastebomb of a menu, with tuna poke, bacon-wrapped quail, lobster corn dogs (let's say that again: lobster corn dogs), glazed beef short ribs and blackened shrimp, and Beneke's take on strawberry shortcake for dessert. Wed., March 14, 7pm. (2018) Swoop House, 3012 Gonzales, 512/467-6600. $55. www.2dine4.com

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW: LIFT A FORK Lift a fork with Forklift Dance Company at a magical night of dinner and drinks at the Eastside's elegant Springdale Station, featuring an Italian feast by L'Oca d'Oro's Chef Fiore Tedesco and the genius-level craft bartenders Tacy Rowland and Bill Norris of Midnight Cowboy. Note: This happens on the first Tuesday in April, but we're telling you now because 1) tickets are going fast, and 2) wow. Tue., April 3, 6pm Springdale Station, 979 Springdale. $150. www.forkliftdanceworks.org

Thursday 15

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

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

SAY YES TO COMPLIMENTARY WINE TASTINGS The popular Thursday evening wine-tasting series continues at this elegant South Lamar eatery, with this week's bottles of Visintini Ribolla Gialla 2016 Friuli Venezia-Giulia, Talamonti Tre Saggi Montepulciano 2014 Abruzzo, and Paladin Malbech Gli 2013 Veneto. Thu., March 15, 5-7pm It's Italian Cucina, 1500 S. Lamar #110. www.itsitaliancucina.com

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW: LIFT A FORK Lift a fork with Forklift Dance Company at a magical night of dinner and drinks at the Eastside's elegant Springdale Station, featuring an Italian feast by L'Oca d'Oro's Chef Fiore Tedesco and the genius-level craft bartenders Tacy Rowland and Bill Norris of Midnight Cowboy. Note: This happens on the first Tuesday in April, but we're telling you now because 1) tickets are going fast, and 2) wow. Tue., April 3, 6pm Springdale Station, 979 Springdale. $150. www.forkliftdanceworks.org

Friday 16

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

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW: LIFT A FORK Lift a fork with Forklift Dance Company at a magical night of dinner and drinks at the Eastside's elegant Springdale Station, featuring an Italian feast by L'Oca d'Oro's Chef Fiore Tedesco and the genius-level craft bartenders Tacy Rowland and Bill Norris of Midnight Cowboy. Note: This happens on the first Tuesday in April, but we're telling you now because 1) tickets are going fast, and 2) wow. Tue., April 3, 6pm Springdale Station, 979 Springdale. $150. www.forkliftdanceworks.org

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