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The History of the Martini; Classic New York Times Dinner

NORTH CAMPUSDavid Alan of The Tipsy Texan is talking about the history of the martini at the United States Art Authority tonight at 7:30. Free! [Nerd Nite Austin]

THE TRIANGLE — Because of a TABC snafu, The Flying Saucer's Fall Beer Festival ticketing scheme is being changed. Tickets are now $12 for 12 tastings, and you get to keep your pint glass. If you already bought tickets at a higher rate, they're offering refunds. Click through for info. [A360]

FAR EAST — Also next Saturday, food writer Amanda Hesser will be in town to promote her new book, The Essential New York Times Cookbook. Chefs from around town will be preparing classic recipes from the book at Rain Lily Farm. Tickets are $35. [Farmhouse Delivery]

YOUR HOUSEOlivia is now offering home catering with custom menus. So long as you keep it in-season, of course. [Eaterwire]

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