Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmer's markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of November 1, 2018

Beer + Bluegrass

photo: St. Elmo FB

Thursday 1

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

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

YUYO: PISCO PARTY Why a Pisco Party from Yuyo right now? Because it's already the contemporary Peruvian restaurant's first anniversary, citizen! Thus do they offer this complimentary pisco tasting, live music, $1 signature bites – including ceviche, grilled choclo, and grilled chicken and beef heart anticuchos – and happy hour prices all night long. Thu., Nov. 1, 6-9pm. (2018) Yuyo, 1900 Manor Rd., 512/919-4147. www.yuyoaustin.com

Friday 2

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

THE BREWER’S TABLE: FRIDAY NIGHT COOKOUT & GARDEN BBQ Celebrate the launch of two new Drew’s Brews with pitmasters Evan LeRoy of LeRoy & Lewis and Matt Horn of Oakland's Horn Barbecue, as those two guests team up with the Table's chef Zach Hunter for a night of collaborative 'cue and brews at this most excellent of eateries. Fri., Nov. 2, 5-8pm. (2018) The Brewer's Table, 4715 E. Fifth, 512/520-8199. $30. www.thebrewerstable.com

WURSTFEST Texas’ most famous sausage festival celebrates the area’s German heritage with food, craft beers, music, and family fun over 10 days. Through Nov. 11 New Braunfels, 830/625-9167. www.wurstfest.com

Saturday 3

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

GAZ OAKLEY: AVANT GARDE VEGAN Yes, that endearing Welshman, that vegan chef with the popular YouTube channel, is in Austin to present his second cookbook, Vegan Christmas, just in time to help you start planning for those winter-holiday feasts. Even if you're an inveterate carnivore, oh, you know the man's sweet potato waffles and tofu Benedicts are gonna treat your tastebuds right. Sat., Nov. 3, 2pm. (2018) BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar, 512/472-5050. www.bookpeople.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

SWEET EATS FRUIT FARM FALL FESTIVAL Located east of Georgetown on the banks of the San Gabriel river shaded by pecan trees, Sweet Eats Farm is a peach orchard that offers activities for the whole family to enjoy. This fall, Sweet Eats will be hosting a fall festival featuring classics like hay rides, face painting, and a pumpkin patch. Through Nov. 4. Sat.-Sun., 9am-6pm Sweet Eats Fruit Farm, 14400 E. State Highway 29, Georgetown, 512/766-3276. www.sweeteats.com

TEXAS MONTHLY BBQ FEST WEEKEND These Texas Monthly people know their 'cue, all right, and here they've set aside a weekend of special events with the best pitmasters and top chefs and the finest goddamn brisket 'n' ribs 'n' such that this Lone Star territory has to offer. (Note: Yes, of course Aaron Franklin is gonna be part of it.) The main gig is at the Long Center on Sunday, but there's related events going on all 'round Texas. Why, you could partake of the whole succulent shebang like a downhome gourmand and never go wrong once, pardner, save for maybe a sauce stain on your new jeans. Sun., Nov. 4, 1-4pm Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside, 512/474-5664. $10-165. www.thelongcenter.org

WURSTFEST Texas’ most famous sausage festival celebrates the area’s German heritage with food, craft beers, music, and family fun over 10 days. Through Nov. 11 New Braunfels. www.wurstfest.com

Sunday 4

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

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

SWEET EATS FRUIT FARM FALL FESTIVAL Located east of Georgetown on the banks of the San Gabriel river shaded by pecan trees, Sweet Eats Farm is a peach orchard that offers activities for the whole family to enjoy. This fall, Sweet Eats will be hosting a fall festival featuring classics like hay rides, face painting, and a pumpkin patch. Through Nov. 4. Sat.-Sun., 9am-6pm Sweet Eats Fruit Farm, 14400 E. State Highway 29, Georgetown, 512/766-3276. www.sweeteats.com

TEXAS MONTHLY BBQ FEST WEEKEND These Texas Monthly people know their 'cue, all right, and here they've set aside a weekend of special events with the best pitmasters and top chefs and the finest goddamn brisket 'n' ribs 'n' such that this Lone Star territory has to offer. (Note: Yes, of course Aaron Franklin is gonna be part of it.) The main gig is at the Long Center on Sunday, but there's related events going on all 'round Texas. Why, you could partake of the whole succulent shebang like a downhome gourmand and never go wrong once, pardner, save for maybe a sauce stain on your new jeans. Sun., Nov. 4, 1-4pm Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside, 512/474-5664. $10-165. www.thelongcenter.org

WURSTFEST Texas’ most famous sausage festival celebrates the area’s German heritage with food, craft beers, music, and family fun over 10 days. Through Nov. 11 New Braunfels. www.wurstfest.com

Monday 5

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

EQUALITY TEXAS FUNDRAISER WITH NEW WATERLOO Love good food and good people? Then gather yer crew for a fancy Monday dinner at this month's New Waterloo restaurant – 10% of dinner sales gets donated to EQTX. Fighting the good fight never tasted so good. (At both locations.) Mon., Nov. 5, 5-10pm. (2018) Sway, 1417 S. First, 512/326-1999. www.equalitytexas.org

WURSTFEST Texas’ most famous sausage festival celebrates the area’s German heritage with food, craft beers, music, and family fun over 10 days. Through Nov. 11 New Braunfels. www.wurstfest.com

Tuesday 6

WURSTFEST Texas’ most famous sausage festival celebrates the area’s German heritage with food, craft beers, music, and family fun over 10 days. Through Nov. 11 New Braunfels. www.wurstfest.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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