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.

LAZARUS GETS LICKED We can barely count all the local craft-beer venues ’round these here parts nowadays (although check this out), but we reckon there’s only one – Lazarus Brewing Company on East Sixth – that’s got the Barb scoop truck from Lick Honest Ice Creams parked at its venue all summer long. The Lick crew will be there from noon ’til at least 9pm every day but Tuesday, dishing up a flotilla of new flavors (we’re especially gaga over that blackberry, lime, and basil concoction) to accompany all those lovely Lazarus brews

TEJAS SESSIONS: SUMMER SOLSTICE PARTY Ah, you’d think we were transported to Summerisle. Manor Road’s beloved bastion of bready and brew-forward goodness joins up with KOOP Radio and Aural Canyon to throw a party on the actual damned solstice, tyvm, with the release of new beers from the Batch Brewhouse, an Austintatious art market, and a fine slate of live music a-rockin’ into the night. Fri., June 21, 6-11pm.

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, 6:30 pm; Sun., 5:30 pm; Sat., times vary Central Market North Cooking School, 4001 N.

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.,

WINEMAKER SERGIO CUADRA OF FALL CREEK VINEYARDS Enjoys a guided tasting and bottle signing with the man himself. Thu., June 20, 5:30-7pm. (2019) Twin Liquors.

LAZARUS GETS LICKED We can barely count all the local craft-beer venues ’round these here parts nowadays (although check this out), but we reckon there’s only one – Lazarus Brewing Company on East Sixth – that’s got the Barb scoop truck from Lick Honest Ice Creams parked at its venue all summer long. The Lick crew will be there from noon ’til at least 9 pm every day but Tuesday, dishing up a flotilla of new flavors (we’re especially gaga over that blackberry, lime, and basil concoction) to accompany all those lovely Lazarus brews. Fri., June 21 – Thu., Aug. 1, Lazarus Brewing Co., 1902 E. Sixth, 512/394-7620.

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.

TEJAS SESSIONS: SUMMER SOLSTICE PARTY Ah, you’d think we were transported to Summerisle. Manor Road’s beloved bastion of bready and brew-forward goodness joins up with KOOP Radio and Aural Canyon to throw a party on the actual damned solstice, tyvm, with the release of new beers from the Batch Brewhouse, an Austintatious art market, and a fine slate of live music a-rockin’ into the night. Fri., June 21, 6-11pm. (2019) Batch Craft Beer + Kolaches, 3220 Manor Rd., 512/401-3025.

TRACE: SECRET GARDEN EARLY HAPPY HOUR That downtown restaurant in the W Hotel is giving you a place to start your weekends early by transforming its lush outdoor lounge and offering happy hour specials on light garden bites and drinks, including their boozy snow-cones. Through July 26. Fridays, 3-9pm Trace at the W Hotel, 200 Lavaca, 2

CIDER RELEASE W/ THE CAPITOL, THE HOLY CHILD Check out the “very limited release” of this collaboration between Texas Keeper and Zilker Brewing, and take “a trip on the magic hop carpet ride.” Sat., June 22, 2-8pm. (2019) Texas Keeper Cidery, 12521 Twin Creeks Rd.,

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 the Rio Grande at the Hotel Ella, 512/628-4200. $15-25.

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