-- Sonya Cote's Hillside Farmacy at 1209 E. 11th. She's also the 2012 winner of the Edible Communities Local Hero Award.
-- Drink.Well, a bar specializing in craft beers, at 207 E. 53rd
-- New Chinese foods trailer, Wok Around Austin, on Brazos, between 5th and 6th Streets.
-- Estancia Churrascuria in Sunset Valley
-- Fado Irish Pub will of course be celebrating St. Patrick's Day in style with Paddython, a day long celebration, beginning at 7 am. Pace yourself is an understatement!
-- Jester King Craft Brewery will have their second annual Danish Day Festival, March 17, $20, beer and bands, away from the SXSW madness.
-- Chef Parind Vora of Braise will be hosting a cooking class at Whole Foods, March 22; $50, reservations required.
-- Theatre Action Project will be holding their annual fundraiser "Big Hair Country Fair" at Salt Lick, March 24th. TAP is an Austin based non-profit that uses the creative arts to activate the academic, social and emotional development of young people. Tickets to the event are $75, and are available here.