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Top 5 stories this week: SXSW expands, Formula 1 parties and new restaurants hit the scene

Top 5 stories this week: SXSW expands, Formula 1 parties and new restaurants hit the scene

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SXSW announces SXSW V2V, August 2013.
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Five exciting fall restaurant openings. Courtesy of Jett Butler from FODA Studio
Halloween costumes, sexy costumes, Bert and Ernie, overalls, October 2012
Absurd (and sexy!) Halloween costumes. Yandy.com
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Halloween costumes, sexy costumes, Bert and Ernie, overalls, October 2012

Happy Halloween Weekend, Austin! Before you get decked out in your best costume — or bundled up in your warmest winter wardrobe — take a minute to revisit the week's biggest reads.

This week's top five most-read stories are all about changes on the Austin scene — from Formula 1's big Austin debut (only three weeks away!), to SXSW's new venture in Las Vegas (coming Summer 2013).

  1. Circuit of the Americas is joining forces with Fan Fest Austin to dominate the downtown footprint with one giant, three-day F1 party featuring top-notch entertainment from across the globe.
     
  2. On Tuesday, SXSW announced that it's rolling the dice and expanding to Las Vegas in August 2013 with SXSW V2V.
     
  3. The Austin food scene is in for a treat with five new openings this fall, including highly-anticipated spots Sway, Mettle and Restaurant Jezebel.
     
  4. Still looking for Halloween attire? Check out the most absurd, sexy costumes for women.
     
  5. Dexter's Jennifer Carpenter made a splash in Austin for the premiere of indie film Ex-Girlfriends during Austin Film Festival.


Stay warm, Austin. We'll see you next week!