Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmer's markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of March 22, 2018

Beer + Bluegrass

photo: St. Elmo FB

Thursday 22

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. Always a good idea to schedule a class and learn new skills and tips from this hometown bastion of instructional 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 up 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

Friday 23

SALTY SOW: HOMEGROWN BY HEROES LUNCH The popular neighborhood gastropub has teamed up 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

Saturday 24

CARSON CREEK RANCH: CRAWFISH BOIL Out here at this third annual event in the ranch's HOPE-enhanced countryside, your ticket gets you a plate and as many mudbugs as you can eat. And you know dem 'bugs will be served up in an atmosphere enhanced with live music – by the Cajun tunes of Chansons et Soûlards! Sat., March 24, 2-6pm Carson Creek Ranch, 9501 Sherman Rd., 512/758-9076. $5-30. www.carsoncreekranch.com

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

LET'S GET CRAY AT THE SCOOT INN Yeah, see? It's crawfish boil season up in the ATX now, and here's another excellent booze-fueled venue serving up those succulent crustaceans (direct from Louisiana Wild Crawfish) on a golden afternoon, with live music from Steel Betty. Sat., March 24, 1-4pm The Scoot Inn, 1308 E. Fourth, 512/478-6200. www.scootinnaustin.com

SUPPER FRIENDS: CHOOSE-YOUR-OWN-CHILE-RELLENO That acclaimed Claudia Vital is the guest chef at one of our favorite supper clubs this weekend, serving up a trio of chile rellenos (beef + pork piccadillo; shrimp + crab; almond ricotta + root veggies) amid five full courses brimming with Mexican deliciousness. Sat., March 24, 7pm. (2018) Swoop House, 3012 Gonzales, 512/467-6600. $55. www.supperfriends.com

Sunday 25

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

GREENHOUSE CRAFT FOOD: BIG BEND BREWING DINNER Greenhouse's culinary superstars Rob Snow and Todd Engel bring their A game (think: nopalito/wild-boar eggrolls, cumin/ancho-seared tuna, venison meatballs, and more) to the table with this astonishingly tasty five-course beer pairing dinner. Sun., March 25, 6:30pm. (2018) Greenhouse Craft Food, 1400 E. Old Settlers #110, Round Rock, 512/366-5567. $64. www.greenhousecraftfood.com

Monday 26

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. Always a good idea to schedule a class and learn new skills and tips from this hometown bastion of instructional gastronomy. Daily Central Market North Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1014. www.centralmarket.com/cooking-school

Tuesday 27

ANDIAMO WINE DINNER It's a very good Tuesday, indeed, with this fine Italian eatery serving up an Eastery four-course feast (Prosciutto, lasagne bolognese, and lamb stew, anyone? Traditional dessert fritters filled with custard? Oh, yes!) that's paired with a variety of complementary wines. Tue., March 27, 7pm. (2018) Andiamo Ristorante, 2521 Rutland, 512/719-3377. $70. www.andiamoitaliano.com

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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