Meal Times

Oct. 3-10

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

Saturday 5

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

Sunday 6

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

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

OKTOBERFEST BRAT COOK-OUT Oktoberfest celebrations here come to a close with a brat cook-out on the patio. Plenty of German food, good beer, and maybe even a Chicken Dance. Sun., Oct. 6, 2-4pm. (2013) Black Star Co-op Pub and Brewery, 7020 Easy Wind #100, 512/452-2337. www.blackstar.coop

Monday 7

SCREENING OF 'SOMM' WITH SOMMELIER DEMONSTRATION Catch a screening of the documentary Somm followed by a live demo of the Master Sommelier exam featuring locals Vilma Mazaite, Bill Elsey, Mark Sayre, and Nathan Prater, proctored by Scott Ota. Small plates with wine pairings included. A portion of the proceeds benefit the sommeliers and the Wine & Food Foundation of Texas. Reserve online. Mon., Oct. 7, 7pm. (2013) Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090. www.drafthouse.com/austin

STEAK FRITES MONDAYS IN OCTOBER Enjoy a pre-fixe menu where the price of your steak ($30-100) includes a choice of artisan breads, salad, frites, and a simple dessert. Reserve by phone. Josephine House, 1601 Waterston, 512/477-5584. www.josephineofaustin.com

Tuesday 8

TEQUILA DINNER & BOOK SIGNING WITH LUCINDA HUTSON Enjoy a five-course dinner prepared by chef Jack Gilmore, complemented by tequila cocktails designed by tequila expert Lucinda Hutson, who will also sell and sign copies of her book, Viva Tequila! (UT Press). Reserve by phone. Tue., Oct. 8, 7pm. (2013) Jack Allen's Kitchen, 7720 Hwy. 71 W., 512/852-8558. $75. www.jackallenskitchen.com

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

Wednesday 9

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

Thursday 10

ART BITES: AN EVENING OF ART-INSPIRED CULINARY CREATIONS Austin's masters of food present bites inspired by masters of art, all to benefit the Austin Food & Wine Alliance grant program. Raffle prizes include a pair of second weekend passes to ACL, and all the art on the walls will be for sale. Reserve online. Thu., Oct. 10, 6-8pm. (2013) Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery, 1137 W. Sixth, 512/478-4440. $25. bit.ly/17kfIKA

SULLIVAN'S SURE THING PRIX FIXE MENU In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sullivan's offers a three-course prix fixe menu where a portion of the proceeds benefit the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. Choose an appetizer, entree, and dessert, with wine pairings extra. Thu., Oct. 10 - Thu., Oct. 31, (2013) Sullivan's Steakhouse, 300 Colorado #200, 512/495-6504. $39. www.sullivansteakhouse.com

Friday 11

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

SULLIVAN'S SURE THING PRIX FIXE MENU In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sullivan's offers a three-course prix fixe menu where a portion of the proceeds benefit the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. Choose an appetizer, entree, and dessert, with wine pairings extra. Thu., Oct. 10 - Thu., Oct. 31, (2013) Sullivan's Steakhouse, 300 Colorado #200, 512/495-6504. $39. www.sullivansteakhouse.com

Ongoing

$0.25 MARTINI LUNCH Select martinis for a quarter on weekdays. Mon.-Fri., 11am-2pm. The Parish Underground, 214 E. Sixth, 512/494-6078. www.parishunderground.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

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 sake carafes. Wednesdays, 11am-10pm. Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen, 1303 S. Congress, 512/444-8081. www.luckyrobotrestaurant.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

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

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

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.thunderbirdaustin.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

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

JAZZ BRUNCH Sundays, 11am-2pm. CRAVE, 304 E. Second, 512/469-0000. www.cravetexas.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

LAV APRÈS-MIDI Discounted wine, cocktails, and small plates. Tuesdays-Fridays, 5-6:30pm. laV, 1501 E. Seventh, 512/391-1888. www.lavaustin.com

LAV LATE NIGHT Weekend reverse happy hour. Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30pm-close. laV, 1501 E. Seventh, 512/391-1888. www.lavaustin.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

MUELLER FARMERS MARKET Sundays, 9am-1pm. Mueller Hangar, 4550 Mueller Blvd. www.texasfarmersmarket.org

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

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

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

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

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