Food Events

Sept. 27-29

Friday 27

A NIGHT UNDER THE BIG TOP & SIDEDISH SIDESHOW AFTERPARTY Bread & Circus Supper Club celebrates its second anniversary with a five-course dinner and cocktails paired with spectacular circus sideshow delights, plus an afterparty with door prizes. Dinner, 7-10pm; afterparty, 10pm-2am. Dinner ticket includes admission to afterparty; separate tickets ($8) can be purchased for afterparty-only. The dinner is SOLD OUT. Tickets still remain for the afterparty. Fri., Sept. 27, 7pm-2am. (2013) The Palm Door, 401 Sabine, 512/391-1994. $65-90. www.breadandcircus.ticketbud.com/circus-circus

BANGER'S OKTOBERFEST Beer, brats, and various competitions take place over the next 12 days. Sept. 21-Oct. 6 (excluding Sept. 24, 25, 30, & Oct. 1) Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden, 79 Rainey, 512/386-1656. www.bangersaustin.com

COOKING & GROWING STAGE AT THE RENEWABLE ENERGY ROUNDUP Expect informational presentations on DIY everything, including home cheese-making, beekeeping, canning, gluten-free baking, and aquaponics. Full schedule and tickets online. Fri. Sept. 27, noon-6pm; Sat., Sept. 28, 9am-6pm; Sun., Sept. 29, 9am-3pm Downtown Marktplatz, 100 W. Main St., Fredericksburg. $25, weekend pass; $10-12, daily passes. www.theroundup.org

OKTOBERFEST AT TRACE Enjoy Go Local beer flights paired with charcuterie platters from chef Larry Kocurek at lunch, brunch, or dinner. Thu., Sept. 26 - Sun., Oct. 6, (2013) Trace at the W Hotel, 200 Lavaca, 512/542-3660. www.traceaustin.com

WHISKEY WEEKEND 2013 Enjoy two nights of bourbon and whiskey tastings, mixology classes, contests, guest speakers from distilleries, DJ and live music. Fri., Sept. 27 - Sat., Sept. 28, (2013) TenOak, 409 Colorado, 512/472-2822. $15 for one day, or $25 for both. www.whiskeyweekend.eventbrite.com

Saturday 28

BANGER'S OKTOBERFEST Beer, brats, and various competitions take place over the next 12 days. Sept. 21-Oct. 6 (excluding Sept. 24, 25, 30, & Oct. 1) Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden, 79 Rainey, 512/386-1656. www.bangersaustin.com

COOKING & GROWING STAGE AT THE RENEWABLE ENERGY ROUNDUP Expect informational presentations on DIY everything, including home cheese-making, beekeeping, canning, gluten-free baking, and aquaponics. Full schedule and tickets online. Fri. Sept. 27, noon-6pm; Sat., Sept. 28, 9am-6pm; Sun., Sept. 29, 9am-3pm Downtown Marktplatz, 100 W. Main St., Fredericksburg. $25, weekend pass; $10-12, daily passes. www.theroundup.org

GETTIN' SAUCED! FESTIVAL Man Up Texas BBQ and Taste of the South magazine invite barbecue lovers to a contest featuring eight categories of barbecue sauce, barbecue samples, local craft beer and other beverages, plus live music. Entry is free but sampling sauce and barbecue requires a VIP ($25) or general ($8) wristband. Sat., Sept. 28, 3-6pm. (2013) Hops & Grain Brewery, 507 Calles, 512/537-9756. www.gettinsauced.com

OKTOBERFEST AT TRACE Enjoy Go Local beer flights paired with charcuterie platters from chef Larry Kocurek at lunch, brunch, or dinner. Thu., Sept. 26 - Sun., Oct. 6, (2013) Trace at the W Hotel, 200 Lavaca, 512/542-3660. www.traceaustin.com

TEXAS SAKE POTTERY COMPETITION & ENVIRONMENTAL FUNDRAISER This family-friendly event offers a competition for painting pottery sake serving sets, informational presentations, a silent auction to support Texas wildlife, live music, food from the Oyama food truck, and more. Sat., Sept. 28, 1-4pm. (2013) Texas Sake Company, 5501 N. Lamar.

WHISKEY WEEKEND 2013 Enjoy two nights of bourbon and whiskey tastings, mixology classes, contests, guest speakers from distilleries, DJ and live music. Fri., Sept. 27 - Sat., Sept. 28, (2013) TenOak, 409 Colorado, 512/472-2822. $15 for one day, or $25 for both. www.whiskeyweekend.eventbrite.com

Sunday 29

BANGER'S OKTOBERFEST Beer, brats, and various competitions take place over the next 12 days. Sept. 21-Oct. 6 (excluding Sept. 24, 25, 30, & Oct. 1) Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden, 79 Rainey, 512/386-1656. www.bangersaustin.com

COOKING & GROWING STAGE AT THE RENEWABLE ENERGY ROUNDUP Expect informational presentations on DIY everything, including home cheese-making, beekeeping, canning, gluten-free baking, and aquaponics. Full schedule and tickets online. Fri. Sept. 27, noon-6pm; Sat., Sept. 28, 9am-6pm; Sun., Sept. 29, 9am-3pm Downtown Marktplatz, 100 W. Main St., Fredericksburg. $25, weekend pass; $10-12, daily passes. www.theroundup.org

EDIBLE ESCAPE TO MARBLE FALLS WITH EDIBLE AUSTIN Escape to the Highland Lakes area for a Texas-style artisanal picnic overlooking Lake Marble Falls; food samples, area wines, cocktails, cooking demos, and a winemakers panel plus live music. Tickets online. Sun., Sept. 29, 4-8pm. (2013) Lakeside Pavilion, 307 Buena Vista, Marble Falls. $45. www.edibleaustin.com/edibleescape

FORMULA ONE WATCH PARTIES Liberty Tavern joins forces with ESPN to present Formula One watch parties on Sunday afternoons throughout the fall. Races from around the world will be played on tape delay on the 11 large hi-def screens in the bar. Beers from the host country will be highlighted with reduced prices on all beers and 50% off bar menu items. Personalities from ESPN's Speed City and The Horn will be on hand for most viewing parties. Sundays, noon-5pm, through Nov. 24. Liberty Tavern, 500 E. Fourth, 512/682-2739. www.libertytaverntx.com

OKTOBERFEST AT TRACE Enjoy Go Local beer flights paired with charcuterie platters from chef Larry Kocurek at lunch, brunch, or dinner. Thu., Sept. 26 - Sun., Oct. 6, (2013) Trace at the W Hotel, 200 Lavaca, 512/542-3660. www.traceaustin.com

Monday 30

OKTOBERFEST AT TRACE Enjoy Go Local beer flights paired with charcuterie platters from chef Larry Kocurek at lunch, brunch, or dinner. Thu., Sept. 26 - Sun., Oct. 6, (2013) Trace at the W Hotel, 200 Lavaca, 512/542-3660. www.traceaustin.com

Tuesday 1

OKTOBERFEST AT TRACE Enjoy Go Local beer flights paired with charcuterie platters from chef Larry Kocurek at lunch, brunch, or dinner. Thu., Sept. 26 - Sun., Oct. 6, (2013) Trace at the W Hotel, 200 Lavaca, 512/542-3660. www.traceaustin.com

TRAILER FOOD TUESDAYS Last Tuesdays through October 512/457-5664. www.thelongcenter.org/event/trailer-food-tuesdays

WINE ME DINE ME DINNER SERIES Texas wine industry pioneers Ed and Susan Auler of Fall Creek Vineyards will be the guest winemakers for this multicourse dinner. Reserve by phone. Tue., Oct. 1, 6pm. (2013) Cafe Josie, 1200-B W. Sixth, 512/322-9226. $75, all inclusive. www.cafejosie.com

Wednesday 2

BANGER'S OKTOBERFEST Beer, brats, and various competitions take place over the next 12 days. Sept. 21-Oct. 6 (excluding Sept. 24, 25, 30, & Oct. 1) Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden, 79 Rainey, 512/386-1656. www.bangersaustin.com

OKTOBERFEST AT TRACE Enjoy Go Local beer flights paired with charcuterie platters from chef Larry Kocurek at lunch, brunch, or dinner. Thu., Sept. 26 - Sun., Oct. 6, (2013) Trace at the W Hotel, 200 Lavaca, 512/542-3660. www.traceaustin.com

SHUCKS, IT'S WEDNESDAY Throughout October, the Shucks, It's Wednesday special offers fresh-shucked, $1.50 each oysters and bargain-priced wine and beer pairings suggested by sommelier Mark Sayre. Wednesdays, 5-7pm, throughout October TRIO at the Four Seasons, 98 San Jacinto, 512/685-8300. www.trioaustin.com

WHISKIES OF THE WORLD EXPO For the second year, whiskies from all over the globe come to Austin for your tasting pleasure. Wed., Oct. 2, 6-10pm. (2013) Austin Music Hall, 208 Nueces, 408/225-0446. $120. www.whiskiesoftheworld.com

Thursday 3

BANGER'S OKTOBERFEST Beer, brats, and various competitions take place over the next 12 days. Sept. 21-Oct. 6 (excluding Sept. 24, 25, 30, & Oct. 1) Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden, 79 Rainey, 512/386-1656. www.bangersaustin.com

OKTOBERFEST AT TRACE Enjoy Go Local beer flights paired with charcuterie platters from chef Larry Kocurek at lunch, brunch, or dinner. Thu., Sept. 26 - Sun., Oct. 6, (2013) Trace at the W Hotel, 200 Lavaca, 512/542-3660. www.traceaustin.com

Friday 4

AUSTIN EATS PRE-ACL FOOD TOUR Austin Eats give ACL guests the opportunity to sample Franklin Barbecue, Torchy's Tacos, Blue Ox BBQ, Sugar Circus Bakery, and Hops & Grain Brewery as a preamble to the fest both weekends, October 3-5 and 10-12. Reservations online. Pick-up at corner of West Third and Nueces; Drop-off near the festival at Barton Springs Road and Lamar. $75. bit.ly/14pxfAi

BANGER'S OKTOBERFEST Beer, brats, and various competitions take place over the next 12 days. Sept. 21-Oct. 6 (excluding Sept. 24, 25, 30, & Oct. 1) Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden, 79 Rainey, 512/386-1656. www.bangersaustin.com

OKTOBERFEST AT TRACE Enjoy Go Local beer flights paired with charcuterie platters from chef Larry Kocurek at lunch, brunch, or dinner. Thu., Sept. 26 - Sun., Oct. 6, (2013) Trace at the W Hotel, 200 Lavaca, 512/542-3660. www.traceaustin.com

SCOTT ROBERTS BOOK SIGNING Salt Lick owner Scott Roberts will discuss the growth of his family's rural barbecue business and answer questions before signing copies of The Salt Lick Cookbook: A Story of Land, Family, and Love (UT Press). Dessert samples during the signing and dishes from the book will be served in the cafe. Fri., Oct. 4, 11am-2pm. (2013) Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse, 512/232-0100. www.wildflower.org

Ongoing

12 DAYS OF DESSERTS Each dinner features desserts themed for a day in the classic song. Through Dec. 24 laV. www.lavaustin.com

ACC’S BISTRO 3158 International cuisine from Austin Community College Culinary Arts students. Thursdays, 6pm ACC Eastview Campus, 3401 Webberville Rd, 512/223-5334. $22. www.austincc.edu/cularts/Bistro

AFTERNOON HIGH TEA Every Sunday afternoon, this Downtown cafe transforms into a Victorian tea room with plenty of brewed teas, dainty finger sandwiches, and delectable desserts. Hours by appointment. Sundays. Cafe Ruckus, 409 W. Second, 512/476-7825. $30. info@caferuckus.com, www.caferuckus.com

ALL-DAY HAPPY HOUR $9 selected saké carafes. Wednesdays, 11am-10pm. Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen, 1303 S. Congress, 512/444-8081. www.luckyrobotrestaurant.com

ALL-NIGHT HAPPY HOUR Tipsy Tuesday until 2am. Tue., Nov. 24 - Tue., March 1. Roosevelt Room, 307 W. Fifth, 512/494-4094. www.therooseveltroomatx.com

BANGER'S BIG BAND BRUNCH Don't fear the Manmosa. Sundays, 11am-3pm. Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden, 79 Rainey, 512/386-1656. www.bangersaustin.com

BARTON CREEK FARMERS' MARKET Saturdays, 9am-1pm. Barton Creek Square, 2901 Capital of TX Hwy. S., 512/327-7040. www.bartoncreekfarmersmarket.org

BLUEBONNET FARMERS’ MARKET Sundays, 11am-3pm. 2323 S. Lamar. www.bartoncreekfarmersmarket.org

BOGGY CREEK FARM FARM STAND Wednesdays & Saturdays, 8am-1pm. Boggy Creek Farm, 3414 Lyons, 512/926-4650. www.boggycreekfarm.com

BOURBON MONTH Through Sept. 30 Opal Divine's, all locations. www.opaldivines.com

CHARCUTERIE AND CHEESE Tue., Dec. 8 & Thu., Dec. 10 Antonelli's Cheese House, 500 Park Blvd.. $60. www.antonellischeese.com

COMMUNITY TABLE AT UCHI Enter a lottery to attend a community table at Uchi. Tue., Nov. 25, (2014) Uchi, 801 S. Lamar, 512/916-4808. austin@uchirestaurants.com, uchiaustin.com

CULINARY CRAWLS Explore Austin's culinary scene with your fellow foodies. Thursdays, 6-8:30pm. www.austindetours.com

CULT MOVIE NIGHT Projected on the wall for maximum viewing every Monday. Mon., Nov. 23 - Mon., Feb. 29. Roosevelt Room, 307 W. Fifth, 512/494-4094. www.therooseveltroomatx.com

DRINK LOCAL HAPPY HOUR Local brews for cheap. What better way to prepare for hump day? Tuesdays, 5-7pm Contigo, 2027 Anchor, 512/614-2260. $2 pints. www.contigoaustin.com

ESPRESSO HAPPY HOUR Get your morning buzz on with free espresso shots. Tuesdays, 10-11am. Thunderbird Cafe and Tap Room, 1401 Koenig, 512/420-8660. Free. www.fb.com/thunderbirdkoenig

HEIRLOOM TOMATO FESTIVAL Enjoy fresh-off-the-vine heirloom tomatoes. Through August 31. Crú Food & Wine Bar, both locations. www.cruawinebar.com

HOLIDAY FAVORITES AT CENTRAL MARKET’S COOKING SCHOOL An array of holiday-themed cooking classes. Sun., Nov. 2, (2014) Central Market North Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1014. centralmarket.turnstilesystems.com/LocationDetail.aspx/AustinNorthLamar

HOLIDAY PAIRINGS: HOW TO CELEBRATE WITH CHEESE Some of our most sought-after Winter seasonal cheeses. Tue., Nov. 17 - Thu., Dec. 17, 6:30-8:30pm. (2015) Antonelli's Cheese House, 4220 Duval St., 512/531-9610. $50. www.antonellischeese.com

HOPE FARMERS' MARKET Sundays, 11am-3pm. Plaza Saltillo, 412 Comal, 512/727-8363. www.hopefarmersmarket.org

HOTEL SAN JOSE'S BAVARIAN NIGHTS Tue., Dec. 16, (2014) Hotel San Jose, 1316 S. Congress, 512/852-2350. www.sanjosehotel.com

JAZZ BRUNCH Live jazz, $3 mimosas, and a brunch buffet. Sept. 20, Sept. 27, Oct. 18, Oct. 25, Nov. 15, Nov. 22 Hotel San Jose, 1316 S. Congress, 512/852-2350. $24. www.sanjosehotel.com

JAZZ BRUNCH Live jazz accompanies this bimonthly brunch buffet held in the hotel's courtyard lounge. $3 mimosas. Second and fourth Saturdays of the month, 10am-2pm Hotel San Jose, 1316 S. Congress, 512/852-2350. www.sanjosehotel.com

LONE STAR FARMERS' MARKET Sundays, 10am-2pm. Shops at the Galleria, Shops Parkway, off Highway 71, Bee Cave. www.lonestarfarmersmarket.com

LONGHORN BREAKFAST CLUB Bloody Mary bar and brunch menu every home game day. Complimentary party bus to tailgates. Oct. 4 & 18, Nov. 8 & 27 J Black's, 710-B W. Sixth, 512/433-6954. www.jblacks.com

MOOJO'S SHAKE-IT-UP MONDAY! Get 30% off the Shake That Cookie! Mondays. Moojo, 2322 Guadalupe, 269/873-6101. www.moojo.net

MOOJO'S SMUSH-IT WEDNESDAY! Get $1.00 off the superhero sandwich! Wednesdays. Moojo, 2322 Guadalupe, 269/873-6101. www.moojo.net

NATIONAL SALAD MONTH Lettuce count the ways. Mon., May 11 - Sun., May 31, (2015) Fuzzy's Taco Shop, all locations. www.fuzzystacoshop.com

NATIONAL SANDWICH MONTH 15% discount on all sandwiches during lunch. Through Aug. 31. The Hightower, 1209 E. Seventh, 512/524-1448. www.thehightoweraustin.com

OKTOBERFEST Traditional and special German beer, and bratwurst. Through October 31 Smoke n' Hops, 3799 Hwy. 290 E., Dripping Springs, 512/655-3069.

PRIMETIME HAPPY HOUR Late-night happy hour. Nightly, 7-10pm. W Hotel, 200 Lavaca, 512/542-3600. www.whotelaustin.com

RAW NIGHTS Crudo, ceviche, and poké. Through September Mongers Market + Kitchen, 2401 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/215-8972. www.mongersaustin.com

SFC DOWNTOWN FARMERS’ MARKET Saturdays, 9am-1pm. Republic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe, 512/974-6700. www.sfcfarmersmarket.org

SFC EAST FARMERS' MARKET Tuesdays, 3pm-7pm. Corner of MLK & Miriam. www.sfcfarmersmarket.org

SFC FARMERS' MARKET AT THE TRIANGLE Wednesdays, 3-7pm. Triangle Park, 4700 N. Lamar, 512/452-1404. www.sfcfarmersmarket.org

SFC SUNSET VALLEY FARMERS' MARKET Saturdays, 9am-1pm. Toney Burger Activity Center, 3200 Jones, 512/414-2096. www.sfcfarmersmarket.org

SPRINGDALE FARM FARM STAND Wednesdays & Saturdays, 9am-1pm. Springdale Farm, 755 Springdale, 512/386-8899. www.springdalefarmaustin.com

SULLIVAN’S WHITE HOT PARTY Exclusive giveaways, summer entertainment and delicious eats. Fri., Sept. 4, 5-9pm. (2015) Sullivan's Steakhouse, 300 Colorado #200, 512/495-6504. www.sullivansteakhouse.com

TAILGATE ON THE LAWN Three hours prior to UT football kickoff time, Hotel Ella serves up food, brews, and cocktails, plus shuttle service to and from the stadium. Oct. 4 & 18, Nov. 8 Hotel Ella, 1900 Rio Grande, 512/495-1800. $50. www.hotelella.com

TASTE OF THANKSGIVING Everything from vegetarian options to traditional pies. Sat., Nov. 14 - Sun., Nov. 22, (2015) Wheatsville Food Co-op, 3101 Guadalupe, 512/478-2667. www.wheatsville.coop

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

THREE COURSE SAVORY TASTING MENU Every evening in December. $30 for wine pairing. Daily through Dec. 30 laV. $60. www.lavaustin.com

TOKYO HAPPY HOUR BRUNCH Check out the new Tokyo Brunch menu on weekends where made-from-scratch Japanese dishes are paired with sake cocktails. Enjoy happy hour prices from 10-11:30am at brunch during an introductory period. Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen, 1303 S. Congress, 512/444-8081. www.luckyrobotrestaurant.com

TOY DRIVE Three-week toy drive benefiting Dell Children’s Hospital at both Cedar Park locations. Through Dec. 18 PDQ, both locations. www.eatpdq.com

VINTNER DINNER SERIES: WESTCAVE CELLARS WINERY Round Mountain vintner teams up with chef Chris Huffman. Sat., Jan. 23 - Sat., Feb. 27, (2016) Blair House, 100 W. Spoke Hill Dr., Wimberley, 512/847-1111. $70. www.blairhouseinn.com

WEDNESDAY DINNER BUFFET Dinner features an array of food fairs, Russian comfort food, Ukrainian cuisine, Georgian cuisine, Central Asian cuisine, as well as the best traditional drinks like mors, kompot, and Russian tea included in the price. Wed., Nov. 18 - Wed., March 16. Russian House, 307 E. Fifth, 512/428-5442. $30. www.russianhouseofaustin.com

WHISKEY WEDNESDAY December means Scotch. Wed., Dec. 2 - Wed., Dec. 30, 4pm. (2015) 416 Bar & Grille, 5011 Burnet Rd. #150, 512/206-0540. www.416barandgrille.com

WHISKEY WEDNESDAYS Half-priced pours on select bottles of whiskeys. Wed., Nov. 25 - Wed., March 2. Roosevelt Room, 307 W. Fifth, 512/494-4094. www.therooseveltroomatx.com

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