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A Look Ahead at Austin’s September Food and Drink Events

New month, 11 new food and drink events

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Texas Craft Brewers Festival
Texas Craft Brewers Festival
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Labor Day
When: Monday, September 5
What: Get the most out of Labor Day with special brunches, ABGB's birthday party, and more food and drink specials. Check out Eater's guide for more details.

Texas Chefs Week in San Antonio
When: Tuesday, September 6 through Saturday, September 10
What: Venture out to San Antonio when chef Jason Dady brings in Texas chefs to take over his kitchen for the cheffy week, including Austin chefs Philip Speer and Jorge Hernandez, and others from Texas, like Misti Norris in Dallas. They’ll cook up a four course prix-fixe menu along with a cocktail reception beforehand.
Where: Tre Enoteca, 555 West Bitters, San Antonio
More info: Lasts from 7 to 10 p.m., reservations are $60.

Barley-Que
When: Sunday, September 11
What: Bryce Gilmore is experimenting with barbecue offerings with a one-time pop-up (with potential others in the future), smoking up quail stuffed with sausage, beef tongue, pork ribs, beef shank with marrow, cobbler, and more. What makes it even better is that everything is all-you-can-eat.
Where: Barley Swine, Brentwood
More info: Runs from 5 to 10 p.m. All-you-can-eat platters are $45. No reservations.

Alamo Drafthouse’s Western Film Screenings at Salt Lick
When: Sunday, September 11; Sunday, September 25
What: Indulge in Western movies and barbecue with Alamo Drafthouse’s screenings of Django Unchained and Serenity, complete with barbecue buffets. It’s all BYOB, too.
Where: Salt Lick, Driftwood
More info: Sunday features Django Unchained, and Sunday is Serenity, both begin at twilight. Tickets are $38.

The New Vintage
When: Thursday, September 15
What: Try out wines, paired along with bites of food, hosted by the Wine & Food Foundation of Texas. The dining lineup includes Hudson's on the Bend, Bullfight, Nightcap, Central Standard, and more, with wines from Justin, Duchman Family Winery, and more. Before the event, there's a separate sommelier talk at the Townsend.
Where: 800 Congress
More info: Runs from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Member tickets are $65, and nonmember tickets are $85.

Pig Roast de la Independencia
When: Friday, September 16
What: Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with free tacos, watermelon, beer, sangria, and more, along with happy hour specials.
Where: El Chilito, East 7th Street
More info: Free dishes available from 6 to 8 p.m., $2 happy hour from open to close.

Oktoberfest
When: Begins on Saturday, September 17
What: Oktoberfest begins this month, celebrating all things beer and fall, like Easy Tiger's beer specials, and new beers from Last Stand Brewing, Real Ale, and more.
More info: Keep an eye out for Eater’s full Oktoberfest guide.

Texas Craft Brewers Festival
When: Saturday, September 24, 2016
What: Celebrating the best brews of the state is the returning beer festival, hosting only Texas breweries serving almost 200 different hoppy drinks. The list spans includes first timers 4th Tap Brewing Cooperative, Oak Highlands Brewery, Zilker Brewing, and others. For even more beers, head over to Craft Pride’s afterparty.
Where: Fiesta Gardens, Holly
More info: Starts at 2 p.m. General admission tickets are $35, which come with a drinking cup, eight tickets for three-ounce pours.

Home Slice’s Carnival O’ Pizza
When: Saturday, September 24
What: Try your hand with dough tossing and pizza eating with the return of Home Slice's Carnival O' Pizza. Of course there will be pizza, beer, music, and more. is back again with pizza, games, and contests.
Where: Home Slice, South Congress
More info: Runs from noon to 7 p.m.
The carnival has been postponed to Saturday, November 12 because of weather concerns.

The Tacos of Texas Book Launch
When: Saturday, September 24
What: The Taco Journalist guys (Mando Reye, Jardon) are back at it again with their second book The Tacos of Texas, celebrating appropriately with a taco-filled party. Other Austin taco joints will be represented as well (Tacodeli, Habanero, Mi Madre's, Veracruz All Natural). Plus: music and beer.
Where: Tamale House East, East 6th Street
More info: It's free to attend from 7 to 9 p.m., and $20 for the book.

Whiskies of the World
When: Thursday, September 29
What: Experience as many whiskeys as you can with the tasting event, complete with food and cigars with the Austin stop of the Whiskies of the World tour.
Where: Four Seasons Hotel, Downtown
More info: From 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $140.

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