Edible Austin is gearing up for its annual Eat Drink Local Week, which starts Dec. 7. To kick things off, the magazine is hosting a live auction on Thursday, Nov. 21, where auctioneer Walt Roberts will auction off nine dinners featuring some of the area’s best-known talent, including David Bull, Paul Qui, Josh Watkins, Tink Pinkard, Tatsu Aikawa and Tako Matsumoto of Ramen Tatsu-Ya, and Houston’s Monica Pope.

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Tickets to the auction event, which will start at 6 p.m. and take place at Allan House, 1104 San Antonio St., cost $45 if you buy them by Sunday or $55 after that. You can find out more and buy tickets at edibleaustin.com/auction.

The full Eat Drink Local Week schedule will be rolling out in the next few weeks at edibleaustin.com/eatdrinklocal, but mark your calendars for an evening with Milwaukee food activist Will Allen at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at Stateside at the Paramount, a winter harvest dinner party with Bread & Circus Supper Club at the Palm Door on Dec. 10 and a screening of "Farm-City, State" at the Blanton Museum of Art on Dec. 12.