Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmer's markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of May 31, 2018

Thursday 31

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, 512/593-1262. $30. www.divinecanines.org

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

STAR HILL RANCH: CARIBBEAN DINNER In which Tavel Bristol-Joseph of Emmer & Rye teams up with OneLongTable to create a four-course menu inspired by Caribbean cuisine. Thu., May 31, 7pm. (2018) Star Hill Ranch, 15000 Hamilton Pool Rd.. $165. www.onelongtable.events

Friday 1

JACOBY'S BURGER FOR BURGER CAMPAIGN You know we love this place, right? Now we can't help but love it a little more, because, for every burger sold during June, the Jacoby’s team will donate a burger to the Central Texas Food Bank. Now that's some tasty community spirit! Through June 30 Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile, 3235 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/366-5808. www.jacobysaustin.com

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 2

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

JACOBY'S BURGER FOR BURGER CAMPAIGN You know we love this place, right? Now we can't help but love it a little more, because, for every burger sold during June, the Jacoby’s team will donate a burger to the Central Texas Food Bank. Now that's some tasty community spirit! Through June 30 Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile, 3235 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/366-5808. www.jacobysaustin.com

Sunday 3

CONTIGO: COW TONGUE-EATING CONTEST That competitive cow-tongue action is only one part of this night's celebration of Contigo's seventh anniversary – but it's the part where you can win a free burger a day for a year. And the winner of the evening's stein-hoisting contest gets a free beer each day for a year. Oh, and there's a cornhole competition with big-money prizes. (Note: Click here to sign up for the contests.) And these hijinks are in addition to a special party menu and live music on the patio. Oh, Contigo – it's your birthday, but you're giving us all the gifts! Sun., June 3, 5-9pm Contigo, 2027 Anchor, 512/614-2260. www.contigotexas.com/austin

EASY TIGER: ROSÉ DAY Join your bread-happy friends for a flight of rosés in the garden, plus a meet-and-greet with winemaker Rae Wilson from Dandy, a flower bar with local florist Davy Gray, screenprinting by Fine Southern Gentlemen, special menu pairings, and more. Sun., June 3, noon. (2018) Easy Tiger, 709 E. Sixth, 512/614-4972. www.easytigerusa.com

EBERLY'S ROSÉ SOIRÉE This second annual event is taking over Eberly's entire venue, with more than 50 rosés from around the world, special cocktails, frosé, light bites, a photo booth, DJ entertainment, and more. Bonus: Brunch Vendor Market on their new rooftop space. Sun.,June 3, noon-6pm Eberly, 615 S. Lamar, 512/916-9000. $50. www.eberlyaustin.com

EMMER & RYE: GIVE BEES A CHANCE Could be you enjoy the excellent cuisine of Emmer & Rye as much as we do. Could be you're also fond of bees? Then you'll be glad to know that Chef Kevin Fink and the E&R team are cooking up a special dinner that'll wow your palate and support the Honey Bee Grant Program, which provides educational beehives to schools and nonprofits. Sun., June 3, 6:30pm. (2018) Emmer & Rye, 51 Rainey #110, 512/366-5530. $150. www.emmerandrye.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

JACOBY'S BURGER FOR BURGER CAMPAIGN You know we love this place, right? Now we can't help but love it a little more, because, for every burger sold during June, the Jacoby’s team will donate a burger to the Central Texas Food Bank. Now that's some tasty community spirit! Through June 30 Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile, 3235 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/366-5808. www.jacobysaustin.com

SA-TÉN: SLOW POUR SUNDAY It's a lovely afternoon on the shaded patio at Canopy, right in front of Sa-Tén, featuring live music and a pour-over from a different coffee roaster each month. Today's coffee will be iced Xejuyu, sourced from Guatemala by roaster Oak Cliff. Sun., June 3, noon-4pm Sa-Tén Coffee, 916 Springdale, Bldg. 3, #101, in Canopy, 512/524-1544. www.sa-ten.com

Monday 4

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

JACOBY'S BURGER FOR BURGER CAMPAIGN You know we love this place, right? Now we can't help but love it a little more, because, for every burger sold during June, the Jacoby’s team will donate a burger to the Central Texas Food Bank. Now that's some tasty community spirit! Through June 30 Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile, 3235 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/366-5808. www.jacobysaustin.com

NEGRONI CREAMSICLE Yeah, this title caught our eyes, too – and we can't wait to get further acquainted with it by the mouthful. Listen: District's acclaimed Chef Dennis Van is crafting these delights with barrel-aged Campari, blood orange & grapefruit gelée, and vanilla bean panna cotta. This fine boozy action celebrates Campari's Negroni Week and benefits Lambda Legal. Through June 10 District Kitchen & Cocktails. www.districtaustin.com

Tuesday 5

JACOBY'S BURGER FOR BURGER CAMPAIGN You know we love this place, right? Now we can't help but love it a little more, because, for every burger sold during June, the Jacoby’s team will donate a burger to the Central Texas Food Bank. Now that's some tasty community spirit! Through June 30 Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile, 3235 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/366-5808. www.jacobysaustin.com

NEGRONI CREAMSICLE Yeah, this title caught our eyes, too – and we can't wait to get further acquainted with it by the mouthful. Listen: District's acclaimed Chef Dennis Van is crafting these delights with barrel-aged Campari, blood orange & grapefruit gelée, and vanilla bean panna cotta. This fine boozy action celebrates Campari's Negroni Week and benefits Lambda Legal. Through June 10 District Kitchen & Cocktails. www.districtaustin.com

SINK OR SWIM WATERPARK PARTY OK, so In the Weeds and Epicure Creative have joined forces with those lakeside experts at Volente to create a service industry-focused summer event, with a foam pool party, a giant Slip'N Slide, waterpark rides, and DJ sets, right there alongside Lake Travis. This party's also open to the general public, yes; but if you work in the foodservice industry, you'll get all manner of special deals and perks – because KC Hensley knows what's up with the sidework and the condiment trays, see? Tue., June 5, 4-9pm Volente Beach Waterpark, 16107 Wharf Cove (FM 2769), Volente, 512/258-5110. $10-300. www.volentebeach.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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