September is shaping up to be a delicious one in Austin. The start of autumn promises to bring seasonal produce like apples and pumpkins to the farmers markets, while hopefully cooling temperatures makes visiting them more comfortable. There are several other events around town whetting appetites.
The Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten, will be at the Bass Concert Hall on Thursday in conversation with Texas Monthly Executive Editor Patricia Sharpe. Austinites will also welcome the city's first Trader Joe's location later this month when the Rollingwood store opens its doors on the 20th. Diners will have to wait another month until Austin Restaurant Week in October, however.
Outside of fine dining restaurants, foodies can also find plenty to satisfy their palates this month at BookPeople. The local bookstore has a five-course meal of literary options for readers to satisfy their craving, from celebrity author events to staff picks and celebrations of local treats. Click on the list to see some of the ways BookPeople is feeding hungry book lovers this month.