Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmer's markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of April 26, 2018

Thursday 26

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

WASHINGTON WINE AT TWIN LIQUORS Learn about (and sample) wines from that great state! you know – the one Seattle's in! Featuring about, oh, 20 different wines from that dynamic region of grapiculture! Thu., April 26, 5:30-7:30pm Twin Liquors Marketplace Galleria, 12528 Hwy 71. Free.

Friday 27

AUSTIN FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL All weekend long, treat yourself to a gustatory panoply of artisanal food, wine, beer, and spirits from hundreds of purveyors, with demos and tasting sessions from the experts. Mingle with the chefs, enjoy the finest noms around, even don your apron and get some hands-on kitchen savvy from folks who teach as well as they cook. So many of the best restaurants in town – and beyond. So much to do, yes, and so very much to eat! Fri.-Sun., April 27-29. $250-625. www.austinfoodandwinefestival.com

BARKS FOR BEERS This beery extravagance benefits Divine Canines. Buy a glass at Blue Owl Brewery and use it for free pints at 25 breweries all over town, for the entire month of May. We mean, like, Black Star Co-op, Celis, NXNW, Southern Heights, Real Ale, St. Elmo, Thirsty Planet, and a whole pantheon of others. Through May 31 See website for locations of participating breweries. $30. www.divinecanines.org

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

Saturday 28

AUSTIN FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL All weekend long, treat yourself to a gustatory panoply of artisanal food, wine, beer, and spirits from hundreds of purveyors, with demos and tasting sessions from the experts. Mingle with the chefs, enjoy the finest noms around, even don your apron and get some hands-on kitchen savvy from folks who teach as well as they cook. So many of the best restaurants in town – and beyond. So much to do, yes, and so very much to eat! Fri.-Sun., April 27-29. $250-625. www.austinfoodandwinefestival.com

BARKS FOR BEERS This beery extravagance benefits Divine Canines. Buy a glass at Blue Owl Brewery and use it for free pints at 25 breweries all over town, for the entire month of May. We mean, like, Black Star Co-op, Celis, NXNW, Southern Heights, Real Ale, St. Elmo, Thirsty Planet, and a whole pantheon of others. Through May 31 See website for locations of participating breweries. $30. www.divinecanines.org

BEEKEEPING BASICS AND BEYOND In which Texas Beeworks founder Erika Thompson delivers an informative and hands-on presentation exploring the ever-busy world of the honeybee hive. Bonus: honey tastings and snacks. Sat., April 28, 1-4pm Articulture Designs, 6405 Menchaca Rd., 512/762-5228. $40. www.articulturedesigns.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

SEARSUCKER: CANS & JAMS WITH CELIS BREWERY The monthly live-music series returns with beats from DJ ulovei, indulgent brunch dishes, and specially priced cans from Celis. And, hey, today's brewski sales benefit Austin Pets Alive! Sat., April 28, 10am-2:30pm Searsucker, www.searsucker.com/austin

Sunday 29

AUSTIN BEERWORKS DINNER AT GREENHOUSE Yes, you'll have to drive to Round Rock – but it's not that far, especially since chefs Rob Snow and Todd Engel of Greenhouse Craft Food are cooking up a multicourse feast to accompany a variety of excellent Austin Beerworks brews. How about a wild boar gyro to go with your Flavor Country Pale Ale? Wash down a shrimp-topped flatbread pizza with a glass of Heisenberg Kristallweizen? Oh, there's more, and – would you believe the dessert course features hopped ice cream? Because it does. Yeah, we've been to these beer-enhanced Greenhouse shindigs before, and we're still smiling about it. Sun., April 29, 6:30pm. (2018) Greenhouse Craft Food, 1400 E. Old Settlers #110, Round Rock, 512/366-5567. $76.95. www.greenhousecraftfood.com

AUSTIN FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL All weekend long, treat yourself to a gustatory panoply of artisanal food, wine, beer, and spirits from hundreds of purveyors, with demos and tasting sessions from the experts. Mingle with the chefs, enjoy the finest noms around, even don your apron and get some hands-on kitchen savvy from folks who teach as well as they cook. So many of the best restaurants in town – and beyond. So much to do, yes, and so very much to eat! Fri.-Sun., April 27-29. $250-625. www.austinfoodandwinefestival.com

BARKS FOR BEERS This beery extravagance benefits Divine Canines. Buy a glass at Blue Owl Brewery and use it for free pints at 25 breweries all over town, for the entire month of May. We mean, like, Black Star Co-op, Celis, NXNW, Southern Heights, Real Ale, St. Elmo, Thirsty Planet, and a whole pantheon of others. Through May 31 See website for locations of participating breweries. $30. www.divinecanines.org

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

Monday 30

BARKS FOR BEERS This beery extravagance benefits Divine Canines. Buy a glass at Blue Owl Brewery and use it for free pints at 25 breweries all over town, for the entire month of May. We mean, like, Black Star Co-op, Celis, NXNW, Southern Heights, Real Ale, St. Elmo, Thirsty Planet, and a whole pantheon of others. Through May 31 See website for locations of participating breweries. $30. www.divinecanines.org

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 1

AW, SHUCKS, OYSTER LOVERS! We know that you know that Tuesdays are dollar oyster nights at that fine North Loop gem of cuisine called Foreign & Domestic, OK? But now we've reminded you of that, because we care, and now we know that you know that we know. Tuesdays, 5:30pm-until they're gone Foreign & Domestic, 306 E. 53rd, 512/459-1010. www.fndaustin.com

BARKS FOR BEERS This beery extravagance benefits Divine Canines. Buy a glass at Blue Owl Brewery and use it for free pints at 25 breweries all over town, for the entire month of May. We mean, like, Black Star Co-op, Celis, NXNW, Southern Heights, Real Ale, St. Elmo, Thirsty Planet, and a whole pantheon of others. Through May 31 See website for locations of participating breweries. $30. www.divinecanines.org

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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