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Weekend Plans: Lots of Oktoberfest, Crazy Hot Dogs, and More

Drink and learn about scotch.

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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Now that ACL has left Austin, the city can relax and look forward to partaking in beer, booze, and seafood. Here are seven events to look forward to this weekend.

OKTOBERFEST — This weekend is packed with the beer festival parties, from Banger’s multi-day shindig to the all-you-can-eat sausages of AustOberfest. [EATX]

DOWNTOWN — Besides drinking the Aaron Franklin michelada and seeing the pitmaster talk, there’s plenty of food-related speakers to check out at this year’s Texas Book Festival this weekend. This includes Robb Walsh and his new chili book. [EaterWire]

SOUTH FIRST — It’s Old Fashioned Fridays tonight, October 16, for Shed Barbershop, where the salon offers free cocktails, Hops & Grain beer, and Via 313 pizza starting at 8 p.m. until everything runs out. [EaterWire]

BRENTWOODFork & Taco is celebrating its first birthday tomorrow, Saturday, October 17, with hot dogs with out-there toppings, street corn, and $1 margaritas. It starts at 1 p.m. and lasts until 5 p.m. or until everything is gone. [EaterWire]

CRESTVIEW — It’s time for Black Star Co-op’s fifth anniversary that day too, complete with a party including beers (and a very special one for members) and music from 2 to 6 p.m. [EaterWire]

BRYKER WOODS — Parkside Projects director of operations Harlan Scott is teaching a scotch class at Olive & June on Sunday, October 18. It will include drinks, food, and even a scotch manual. Tickets for the 3 p.m. class are $75. [EaterWire]

EAST CESAR CHAVEZMongers is hosting a seafood dinner to benefit theater group Rude Mechanicals on Sunday at 7 p.m., with bites from Counter Culture, Cien Pizzitas, and forthcoming Nightcap. Tickets are $150 including those special tasting, and just $100 for entry. [EaterWire]


4119 Guadalupe Street, , TX 78751 (512) 215-8972 Visit Website

SHED Barbershop & Supply

2210 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704 (512) 305-3915 Visit Website

Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

79 Rainey Street, , TX 78701 (512) 386-1656 Visit Website

Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery

7020 Easy Wind Drive, , TX 78752 (512) 452-2337

Fork + Taco

4801 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756 (512) 838-6768 Visit Website

Scholz Garten

1607 San Jacinto Boulevard, , TX 78701 Visit Website