Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmer's markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of April 19, 2018

Beer + Bluegrass

photo: St. Elmo FB

Thursday 19

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. (We’re especially looking forward to Sushi 101, taught by Central Market’s April Gutierrez on April 19.) Daily. Weekdays, 6:30pm; Sun., 5:30pm; Sat., times vary Central Market North Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1014. www.centralmarket.com/cooking-school

PAWS & POURS For the month of April, purchase a ticket and get pours & tastings at participating business around town, including Argus Cidery and Vino Vino. Proceeds benefit the Austin Humane Society. Through April 30. Various locations. $40. www.austinhumanesociety.org/paws-and-pours

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 20

4/20 AT BANGERS "Here at Banger's we love all things dank," says their PR, and we ain't gonna gainsay a thing, instead telling you that this storied sausage house and beer garden is celebratin' the weed with a live-music party fueled by plenty good food and craft beer from SweetWater Brewing, Oskar Blues, New Belgium (their new Hemperor!), Buffalo Bayou, Lagunitas, Sixpoint, and more. Fri., April 20, 6-9pm. (2018) Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden, 79 Rainey, 512/386-1656. www.bangersaustin.com

PAWS & POURS For the month of April, purchase a ticket and get pours & tastings at participating business around town, including Argus Cidery and Vino Vino. Proceeds benefit the Austin Humane Society. Through April 30. Various locations. $40. www.austinhumanesociety.org/paws-and-pours

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 21

ARTISAN MARKET Of course it'll be a wine-forward affair, oenophile, but this daylong showcase of locally crafted goods is also abetted by much good food and plenty of live music. Sat., April 21, 10am-3pm It's Italian Cucina, 1500 S. Lamar #110, 512/482-8655. www.itsitaliancucina.com

EARTH DAY ATX: MAMA FU'S COOKING DEMO Among the many Earth Day treats at Huston-Tillotson, Chef James Clark of Mama Fu’s Asian House will be in the Sustainable Living Showcase with a vegan-friendly cooking demo for fried riced cauliflower. Sat., April 21, 2:30pm. (2018) Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon, 512/505-3139. Free. www.earthdayaustin.com

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

FORAGING DAY AT VISTA BREWING Avail yourself, O eco-conscious citizen, of classes led by expert forager, Dr. Mark Merriwether, who'll take you around this new Hill Country brewery's property to discover hidden foods and medicines growing there. Bonus: live music and a new beer release. See website for details. Sat., April 21, 11am & 4pm 13551 FM 150, Driftwood. $10. www.vistabrewingtx.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

LONESTAR CRAWFISH FESTIVAL This 14th annual mudbug-celebrating festival of feasting from Stubb's features live music by Jackopierce and Pat Green and, well, damn, who needs to know more than that? Sat., April 21, 7pm. (2018) Waller Creek Auditorium, 719 E. 41st. $30-60. www.stubbsaustin.com

PAWS & POURS For the month of April, purchase a ticket and get pours & tastings at participating business around town, including Argus Cidery and Vino Vino. Proceeds benefit the Austin Humane Society. Through April 30. Various locations. $40. www.austinhumanesociety.org/paws-and-pours

TURKISH FOOD & CRAFT FEST This 14th annual festival features among its cultural celebration an inviting mix of authentic Turkish food, such as doner/gyro, sarma and dolma (stuffed grape leaves and peppers), pastries (baklava!), and a variety of kababs. It's a little bit of Mediterranean flavor, not too far from the ol' Colorado River this Saturday! Sat., April 21, 11am-7pm. 12400 Amherst. Free. www.turkishhouse.org

Sunday 22

EARTH DAY HAPPY HOUR AT DRINK.WELL The special menu will boasts an array of cocktails in which every element is completely reusable. Proceeds benefit Pease Park Conservancy and the Burning Green in the North Loop Neighborhood. Sun., April 22, 2-5pm. (2018) Drink.Well, 207 E. 53rd, 512/614-6683. www.drinkwellaustin.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

PAWS & POURS For the month of April, purchase a ticket and get pours & tastings at participating business around town, including Argus Cidery and Vino Vino. Proceeds benefit the Austin Humane Society. Through April 30. Various locations. $40. www.austinhumanesociety.org/paws-and-pours

TEXAS WINE REVOLUTION FESTIVAL Well now, wine lover, here's a fine day trip out to Horseshoe Bay for this third annual festival that brings together Texas wineries, winemakers, and the general public (note: that's you) to showcase the beauty of Texas viniculture, specifically rosé-style wine. With much live music, of course, and cuisine provided by Garbo’s Fresh Maine Lobster, Bryan’s on 290, Gillen’s Candies, Hill Country Salt, and more. Sun., April 22, 1-5pm. Horseshoe Bay Resort, 200 Hi Cir. N., Horseshoe Bay. $50. www.texaswinerevolution.com

Monday 23

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. (We’re especially looking forward to Sushi 101, taught by Central Market’s April Gutierrez on April 19.) Daily. Weekdays, 6:30pm; Sun., 5:30pm; Sat., times vary Central Market North Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1014. www.centralmarket.com/cooking-school

PAWS & POURS For the month of April, purchase a ticket and get pours & tastings at participating business around town, including Argus Cidery and Vino Vino. Proceeds benefit the Austin Humane Society. Through April 30. Various locations. $40. www.austinhumanesociety.org/paws-and-pours

Tuesday 24

DINING OUT FOR LIFE This is a restaurant-based event in which participating eateries will donate a portion of the day’s proceeds to fund HIV/AIDS care, prevention, education, testing, counseling and other essential services in their city. See website for (impressively) long list of options. Bonus: Yes, Amy's Ice Creams is on that list! Tue., April 24. www.diningoutforlife.com/austin

PAWS & POURS For the month of April, purchase a ticket and get pours & tastings at participating business around town, including Argus Cidery and Vino Vino. Proceeds benefit the Austin Humane Society. Through April 30. Various locations. $40. www.austinhumanesociety.org/paws-and-pours

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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