Meal Times

Sept. 27-29

TRAILER FOOD TUESDAYS Last Tuesdays through October The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside, 512/457-5664. www.thelongcenter.org/event/trailer-food-tuesdays

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, 512/493-4901. www.libertytaverntx.com

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

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

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

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

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, #101, 512/537-9756. www.gettinsauced.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.

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

SOMEWHERE IN TIME DINNER Have dinner on the 19th century iron bridge accompanied by a phonograph DJ. The money goes to Preservation Austin's efforts to keep Richard Moya Park looking good. Sun., Sept. 29, 6pm. (2013) Richard Moya Park, 10001 Burleson, 512/474-5198. $100. www.preservationaustin.org

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 W. Sixth, 512/322-9226. $75, all inclusive. www.cafejosie.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

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

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


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

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

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

MUELLER FARMERS MARKET Sundays, 10am-2pm Mueller Hangar, 4550 Mueller Blvd. www.texasfarmersmarket.org

HOPE FARMERS' MARKET Sundays, 11am-3pm Plaza Saltillo, 401 Comal, 512/727-8363. www.hopefarmersmarket.org

CEDAR PARK FARMERS MARKET Saturdays, 9am-1pm Lakeline Mall, 11200 Lakeline Mall Dr., Cedar Park, 512/257-8500. www.texasfarmersmarket.org/cedar-park

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

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

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

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, 512/852-2360. www.sanjosehotel.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

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

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

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

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, 512/852-2360. $24. www.sanjosehotel.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

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

12 DAYS OF DESSERTS Each dinner features desserts themed for a day in the classic song. Through Dec. 24 LaV, 1501 E. Seventh, 512/391-1888. www.lavaustin.com

HOTEL SAN JOSE'S BAVARIAN NIGHTS Tue., Dec. 16, (2014) Hotel San Jose, 1316 S. Congress, 512/852-2360. www.sanjosehotel.com