Food Events

Friday 30

MIRACLE ON 5TH STREET The Roosevelt Room & the Eleanor have teamed up for this second annual holiday pop-up bar, transforming the space to look like a classic family living room on Christmas morning. There's also a ski lodge on the dance floor and a mountain summit on the mezzanine. Snag a special holiday drink and explore. Through Dec. 29 The Eleanor, 307-A W. Fifth, 512/494-4094. www.theeleanoratx.com

NICKEL CITY: SIPPIN' SANTA Wait, Nickel City has done what? Turned itself into a sort of tiki-powered Polynesian holiday wonderland? Yes, until the year's end – with a raft of new themed cocktails among the classic oceanic gewgaws. (Kris Kringle Colada, anyone? How about a Rudolph Shoots the Curl?) And they'll be hosting a luau party every Saturday in December. Bonus: 10% of all sales go to Action Against Hunger. Through Dec. 31 Nickel City, 1133 E. 11th. www.nickelcitybar.com

SALTY SOW: HOMEGROWN BY HEROES LUNCH The popular neighborhood gastropub has teamed 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 1

BRUNCH AT ARTISTA ROSSO Everyone's trying to make these listings as Mediterranean as possible, aren't they? Here, the new Italian venue from your local Barley Bean coffee-mongers offers an inaugural brunch that we reckon will start your day off on the right foot – even if that foot is one of a pair that's wearing socks with its sandals. Sat., Dec. 1, 9am-3pm. (2018) Artista Rosso, 1100 S. Lamar #1105. www.artistarosso.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

MIRACLE ON 5TH STREET The Roosevelt Room & the Eleanor have teamed up for this second annual holiday pop-up bar, transforming the space to look like a classic family living room on Christmas morning. There's also a ski lodge on the dance floor and a mountain summit on the mezzanine. Snag a special holiday drink and explore. Through Dec. 29 The Eleanor, 307-A W. Fifth, 512/494-4094. www.theeleanoratx.com

NICKEL CITY: SIPPIN' SANTA Wait, Nickel City has done what? Turned itself into a sort of tiki-powered Polynesian holiday wonderland? Yes, until the year's end – with a raft of new themed cocktails among the classic oceanic gewgaws. (Kris Kringle Colada, anyone? How about a Rudolph Shoots the Curl?) And they'll be hosting a luau party every Saturday in December. Bonus: 10% of all sales go to Action Against Hunger. Through Dec. 31 Nickel City, 1133 E. 11th. www.nickelcitybar.com

Sunday 2

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

MIRACLE ON 5TH STREET The Roosevelt Room & the Eleanor have teamed up for this second annual holiday pop-up bar, transforming the space to look like a classic family living room on Christmas morning. There's also a ski lodge on the dance floor and a mountain summit on the mezzanine. Snag a special holiday drink and explore. Through Dec. 29 The Eleanor, 307-A W. Fifth, 512/494-4094. www.theeleanoratx.com

NICKEL CITY: SIPPIN' SANTA Wait, Nickel City has done what? Turned itself into a sort of tiki-powered Polynesian holiday wonderland? Yes, until the year's end – with a raft of new themed cocktails among the classic oceanic gewgaws. (Kris Kringle Colada, anyone? How about a Rudolph Shoots the Curl?) And they'll be hosting a luau party every Saturday in December. Bonus: 10% of all sales go to Action Against Hunger. Through Dec. 31 Nickel City, 1133 E. 11th. www.nickelcitybar.com

Monday 3

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. And, word to the wise, longtime (and way popular) instructor Cindy "Knife Skills" Haenel will be retiring in January – as we report in full right here – so now is the time to schedule a class and glean some sharp acumen from this hometown guru of gastronomy. Daily Central Market North Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1014. www.centralmarket.com/cooking-school

DISTILLED KNOWLEDGE: HOW TO PAIR CHEESE WITH SPIRITS How do the people presenting this class know? Because they're Ali Bloch – distiller for Still Austin – and that Cheese for Dummies author Laurel Miller. A wealth of expert and friendly knowledge will be shared while you enjoy five artisan cheeses from Antonelli’s Cheese Shop paired with Still Austin’s exceedingly fine, Texas-sourced spirits. Bonus: Take the engraved glass home with you, citizen. Mon., Dec. 3, 6pm. (2018) Still Austin, 440 E. St. Elmo. $75. www.stillaustin.com

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. Mon., Dec. 3, 5-10pm. (2018) Café No Sé, 1603 S. Congress, 512/942-2061. www.equalitytexas.org

IT'S ITALIAN CUCINA: THE WINES OF STEMMARI Get ready, lucky tastebuds, because here's a Sicilian wine dinner wrangled by Prestige Imports' Jim Petit, featuring excellent vintage vino pairings with chef Al Fini's truffled roasted eggplant, grilled octopus with rigatoni, peppered lamb and zucchini, and a dessert of chocolate-coated cannoli. What a fine way to start off a week! Mon., Dec. 3, 6:30pm. (2018) It's Italian Cucina, 1500 S. Lamar #110, 512/482-8655. $89. www.itsitaliancucina.com

MIRACLE ON 5TH STREET The Roosevelt Room & the Eleanor have teamed up for this second annual holiday pop-up bar, transforming the space to look like a classic family living room on Christmas morning. There's also a ski lodge on the dance floor and a mountain summit on the mezzanine. Snag a special holiday drink and explore. Through Dec. 29 The Eleanor, 307-A W. Fifth, 512/494-4094. www.theeleanoratx.com

NICKEL CITY: SIPPIN' SANTA Wait, Nickel City has done what? Turned itself into a sort of tiki-powered Polynesian holiday wonderland? Yes, until the year's end – with a raft of new themed cocktails among the classic oceanic gewgaws. (Kris Kringle Colada, anyone? How about a Rudolph Shoots the Curl?) And they'll be hosting a luau party every Saturday in December. Bonus: 10% of all sales go to Action Against Hunger. Through Dec. 31 Nickel City, 1133 E. 11th. www.nickelcitybar.com

Tuesday 4

ANDIAMO'S 14TH ANNIVERSARY Fourteen years, that's right, and this party welcomes back a few veterans to join the celebration and do the culinary fête up right. A four-course Italian meal is the focus of this feast of the senses, with surprise seafood antipasti, spaghetti cacio e pepe, and a whole and marvelously presented salmon. And, of course, there's a complimentary champagne toast! Saluti! Tue., Dec. 4, 7pm. (2018) Andiamo Ristorante, 2521 Rutland, 512/719-3377. $60. www.andiamoitaliano.com

MIRACLE ON 5TH STREET The Roosevelt Room & the Eleanor have teamed up for this second annual holiday pop-up bar, transforming the space to look like a classic family living room on Christmas morning. There's also a ski lodge on the dance floor and a mountain summit on the mezzanine. Snag a special holiday drink and explore. Through Dec. 29 The Eleanor, 307-A W. Fifth, 512/494-4094. www.theeleanoratx.com

NICKEL CITY: SIPPIN' SANTA Wait, Nickel City has done what? Turned itself into a sort of tiki-powered Polynesian holiday wonderland? Yes, until the year's end – with a raft of new themed cocktails among the classic oceanic gewgaws. (Kris Kringle Colada, anyone? How about a Rudolph Shoots the Curl?) And they'll be hosting a luau party every Saturday in December. Bonus: 10% of all sales go to Action Against Hunger. Through Dec. 31 Nickel City, 1133 E. 11th. www.nickelcitybar.com

Wednesday 5

EASY TIGER: CHRISTMAS FLIGHT Not one of those planes-trains-automobiles scenarios, but a flight of beers, of course, a seasonal sampler featuring four of those winter-specific brews that are so good during cooler weather: Deschutes Jubelale Nitro, Anchor Christmas Ale, Bell's Christmas Ale, and Karbach Yule Shoot Your Eye Out. Wed.-Thu., Dec. 5-6, 11am-2am Easy Tiger, 709 E. Sixth, 512/614-4972. $10. www.easytigeraustin.com

LA CONDESA: KNOW YOUR AGAVE La Condesa's series of classes continues, with this one dedicated to that seasonal spirit called pechuga. Snack on off-the-menu botanas and sample pechugas from around Mexico while learning the history of this celebratory mezcal. And why is this series at La Condesa? Because they've got the largest collection of tequila and mezcal in the city, baby. Wed., Dec. 5, 7pm. (2018) La Condesa, 400-A W. Second, 512/499-0300. $50. www.lacondesa.com/austin

MIRACLE ON 5TH STREET The Roosevelt Room & the Eleanor have teamed up for this second annual holiday pop-up bar, transforming the space to look like a classic family living room on Christmas morning. There's also a ski lodge on the dance floor and a mountain summit on the mezzanine. Snag a special holiday drink and explore. Through Dec. 29 The Eleanor, 307-A W. Fifth, 512/494-4094. www.theeleanoratx.com

NICKEL CITY: SIPPIN' SANTA Wait, Nickel City has done what? Turned itself into a sort of tiki-powered Polynesian holiday wonderland? Yes, until the year's end – with a raft of new themed cocktails among the classic oceanic gewgaws. (Kris Kringle Colada, anyone? How about a Rudolph Shoots the Curl?) And they'll be hosting a luau party every Saturday in December. Bonus: 10% of all sales go to Action Against Hunger. Through Dec. 31 Nickel City, 1133 E. 11th. www.nickelcitybar.com

Thursday 6

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. And, word to the wise, longtime (and way popular) instructor Cindy "Knife Skills" Haenel will be retiring in January – as we report in full right here – so now is the time to schedule a class and glean some sharp acumen from this hometown guru of gastronomy. Daily Central Market North Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1014. www.centralmarket.com/cooking-school

EASY TIGER: CHRISTMAS FLIGHT Not one of those planes-trains-automobiles scenarios, but a flight of beers, of course, a seasonal sampler featuring four of those winter-specific brews that are so good during cooler weather: Deschutes Jubelale Nitro, Anchor Christmas Ale, Bell's Christmas Ale, and Karbach Yule Shoot Your Eye Out. Wed.-Thu., Dec. 5-6, 11am-2am Easy Tiger, 709 E. Sixth, 512/614-4972. $10. www.easytigeraustin.com

MIRACLE ON 5TH STREET The Roosevelt Room & the Eleanor have teamed up for this second annual holiday pop-up bar, transforming the space to look like a classic family living room on Christmas morning. There's also a ski lodge on the dance floor and a mountain summit on the mezzanine. Snag a special holiday drink and explore. Through Dec. 29 The Eleanor, 307-A W. Fifth, 512/494-4094. www.theeleanoratx.com

NICKEL CITY: SIPPIN' SANTA Wait, Nickel City has done what? Turned itself into a sort of tiki-powered Polynesian holiday wonderland? Yes, until the year's end – with a raft of new themed cocktails among the classic oceanic gewgaws. (Kris Kringle Colada, anyone? How about a Rudolph Shoots the Curl?) And they'll be hosting a luau party every Saturday in December. Bonus: 10% of all sales go to Action Against Hunger. Through Dec. 31 Nickel City, 1133 E. 11th. www.nickelcitybar.com

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

TITO'S & TWIN LIQUORS: UGLY SWEATER PARTIES It's time to don your most hideous knitted upper-body covering and get yourself to that Twin Liquors – the one at Hancock Center or the South Lamar location – and enjoy some complimentary Tito's Vodka-spiked hot chocolate and cranberry mules. And, not to put to garish a thread on it, a chance to win Tito's Ugly Sweater Collection. Thu., Dec. 6, 6:30-8pm. (2018) TIE: Twin Liquors; Twin Liquors Marketplace, Twin Liquors, 1000 E. 41st, 512/451-7400; Twin Liquors Marketplace, 4001-A S. Lamar, 512/442-6575. www.twinliquors.com

Friday 7

FLUFF UP SOME FINE CERAMICS Sure, this busy Fluffery is a fine thing all year 'round – but, oh holy meringue, does the confectioner truly shine during the winter holiday season! Bourbon-walnut and orange-chestnut tarts? Sparkling meringue drops in pistachio and peppermint? Oh, yes. And you know when's a perfect time to check out their latest offerings? When they're hosting Eliana Bernard, local artisan of beautifully marbled porcelain dinnerware. Stop by today for some elegant shopportunities among the sweetness. Fri., Dec. 7, 3-7pm. (2018) Fluff Meringues & More, 4800 Burnet Rd. #450. fluff-meringues.com/

GIBSON STREET BAR GETS JOLLY WITH IT And now that rockin' Gibson on South Lamar joins in with the jiggery jingles, featuring over-the-top holiday decor (a totally Instagrammable sleigh, FFS) and a slate of seasonal libations. (We're partial to the so-called Rum-Pa-Pa-Pum, because a mix of Sailor Jerry's, cinnamon-brown-sugar butter, clove, and honey is, woooo, powerfully delicious.) Bonus: live music from the Misfit Toys on Wednesday nights. Through Dec. 31 Gibson Street Bar, 1109 S. Lamar, 512/386-1345. www.gibsonstreetbar.com

MIRACLE ON 5TH STREET The Roosevelt Room & the Eleanor have teamed up for this second annual holiday pop-up bar, transforming the space to look like a classic family living room on Christmas morning. There's also a ski lodge on the dance floor and a mountain summit on the mezzanine. Snag a special holiday drink and explore. Through Dec. 29 The Eleanor, 307-A W. Fifth, 512/494-4094. www.theeleanoratx.com

NICKEL CITY: SIPPIN' SANTA Wait, Nickel City has done what? Turned itself into a sort of tiki-powered Polynesian holiday wonderland? Yes, until the year's end – with a raft of new themed cocktails among the classic oceanic gewgaws. (Kris Kringle Colada, anyone? How about a Rudolph Shoots the Curl?) And they'll be hosting a luau party every Saturday in December. Bonus: 10% of all sales go to Action Against Hunger. Through Dec. 31 Nickel City, 1133 E. 11th. www.nickelcitybar.com

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

UNCLE BILLY'S: LAGER LAUNCH PARTY But not just any lager! No, the popular joint will be offering specials on Uncle Billy's brand new KCCO Austin-Style Lager this day – and you get to keep the branded pint glass. Fri., Dec. 7, 5-7pm. (2018) Uncle Billy’s Brewery & Smokehouse, 1530 Barton Springs Rd., 512/476-0100. www.unclebillys.com

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