Formula 1: Food Focus

Formula 1 Race Weekend is now upon us! To cater to the estimated crowds of up to 300,000 excited fans expected to hit the city of Austin, local restaurants will be serving up special race weekend menus, events and experiences.

We pulled a few choice happenings from the Austin Chronicle’s roundup of Race Weekend events for the food-focused fans in the crowd…  

Source: Circuit of the Americas

Local chef Shawn Cirkiel is transforming the second floor of his popular downtown restaurant, Parkside, into The Sapphire Room Supper Club. The fine dining experience not only promises a sophisticated atmosphere, but top musical entertainment from Suzanna Choffel, Tameca Jones and Sara Overall.

Aaron Franklin is doing things a little differently this weekend, opening his doors for dinner on Saturday, November 17 as part of Formula Austin. Tickets are still available for this rare chance to enjoy the BBQ King’s brisket after normal hours and without waiting in line.

Bar Mirabeau is pairing with Andretti wines for a special race weekend tasting, and word on the street is that Mario Andretti might even make an appearance…

Plus, don’t forget that some of Austin’s best restaurants can be found within downtown area hotelsTrace, TRIO, Driskill Grill to name some of our favorites.

Of course, if you’re a local who would rather escape the expected crowds, then check out the Fall Fest & Wine Auction at the Horseshoe Bay Yacht Club for a casual weekend full of great food and fun times with a beautiful backdrop.