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Oct. 3-10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ongoing

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, 512/444-7322. 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