Here’s a weekly roundup of upcoming food events, cooking classes, food tours, wine tastings and farmers markets across the Triangle.
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Honey Buzztival 2014
Make a beeline for the Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market to celebrate all things NC honey. Take a peek inside a beehive and indulge in honey-infused tastings and beer while learning about the importance of bees in our ecosystem. The "Buzztival Battle of the Sweet Tooth" returns with downtown pastry chefs showcasing honey pastries, vying for the "Bees Knees" title. The sweet atmosphere will be accompanied by the latest and greatest folk/rock tunes from local musicians Russ Thompson and Q. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 10. Downtown Raleigh Farmers Market, 400 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. www.godowntownraleigh.com/farmers-market/events/Honey_Buzztival.
Charity Beer Dinner
7 p.m. Sept. 10. Irregardless Cafe, 901 W. Morgan St., Raleigh. 919-833-8898. irregardless.com.
Shelton Vineyards Wine Dinner
Guests will dine on a regionally inspired, multi-course menu superbly paired by Executive Chef Jason Cunningham with handpicked wine selections from Shelton Vineyards located in the Yadkin Valley American Viticultural Area of Dobson, North Carolina. 6:45 p.m. Sept. 10. $69. Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, 3001 Cameron Blvd., Durham. 919-493-6688. eventville.com.
Authors Debbie Moose and April McGreger Team Up to Discuss New Southern Cookbooks!
"Southern Holidays" and "Sweet Potatoes" are both part of the Savor the South Cookbook series! McGreger’s "Sweet Potatoes" tells the history of a fundamental southern food, praising its rich flavor and shares the 50 best sweet potato recipes in the world. McGreger’s creations will delight with their deliciousness and versatility. Moose’s "Southern Holidays" is a cook’s celebration of the richly diverse holiday traditions of today’s South. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18. Free. Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. 919-828-1588. quailridgebooks.com.
One Bird, Three Meals
6:15 p.m. Sept. 10. $59. Whisk, Waverly Place shopping center, Cary. 919-322-2458. whiskcarolina.com.
Santa Fe Style
6:30 p.m. Sept. 12. $59. Whisk, Waverly Place shopping center, Cary. 919-322-2458. whiskcarolina.com.
Cooking Your Fall Harvest
1:30 p.m. Sept. 14. $59. Whisk, Waverly Place shopping center, Cary. 919-322-2458. whiskcarolina.com.
Chef Brian Adornetto: Yankee in Dixie
Southern or not, almost everyone appreciates Southern food. Chef Brian Adornetto hails from the North, graduating from the Institute of Culinary Education in Manhattan. While Brian has nearly perfected sweet tea and buttermilk biscuits, join him for a Northern approach to Southern food.Menu: Black-Eyed Pea Bruschetta; Salami-Studded Waffles with Fried Chicken Cutlets; Jersey Tomato and Vidalia Onions with Buttermilk Dressing; Spicy SautÃ©ed Chicory; Ambrosia 7 p.m. Sept. 21. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. 866-253-5317. southernseason.com.
Chef Arthur at Irregardless Cafe
Cooking Lesson, 4-Course Dinner & Wine Tasting. The evening begins with a wine tasting at the bar to meet fellow "classmates," with more than 20 unique wines to sample. Next, in the Irregardless kitchen, appetizers are served as Chef Arthur describes his philosophy of food and of life, and prepares the dinner. The class then returns to the dining room for a salad course, the prepared dinner and a dessert tray. It’s an evening of fun, laughter and meaningful conversations. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 23, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 4, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18. $60 (plus tax and tip)+ tax & gratuities. Irregardless Cafe, 901 W. Morgan St., Raleigh. 919-833-8898. irregardless.com.
Apex Farmers Market
9 a.m. Sept. 13, 9 a.m. Sept. 27. 220 N. Salem St., Apex. 919-372-9798. apexfarmersmarket.com.
Clayton Farm and Community Market
9 a.m. Saturdays through Oct. 25. Horne Square, Lombard and Main, Clayton. 919-612-3139. cfcmnc.org
Growers Market of Fuquay Varina
9 a.m. Saturdays through Oct. 25. Cenntenial Park, 102 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. 305-989-7567. growers-market.org.
Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market
10 a.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 22. City Plaza, 400 block of Fayetteville Street, Raleigh. 919-821-6977. RaleighEatLocal.com.
South Durham Farmers’ Market
3:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 1; 8 a.m. Saturdays through Sept. 27. Greenwood Commons Shopping Center, 5410 Hwy. 55, Durham. southdurhamfarmersmarket.org.
The Saturday Market
9:30 a.m. Saturdays through Oct. 25. Rebus Works, 301 Kinsey St., Raleigh. 919-754-8452. thesaturdaymarket.us.
Wake Forest Farmers Market
8 a.m. Saturdays through Oct. 25. 150 N. White St., Wake Forest. 919-671-9269. wakeforestfarmersmarket.org.
Waverly Place Farmers’ Market
9 a.m. Saturdays through Oct. 25. Waverly Place Shopping Center, 302 Colonades Way, Cary. waverlyfm.com.
Wendell Farmers Market
8 a.m. Saturdays through Oct. 25. 3700 Wendell Blvd., Wendell. 919-375-8115. wendellfarmersmarket.org.
Western Wake Farmers’ Market
8 a.m. Saturdays through Oct. 25. 1225 Morrisville Carpenter Road, Cary. 540-230-6697. westernwakefarmersmarket.org.
2 p.m. Sept. 20, 2 p.m. Oct. 18, 2 p.m. Nov. 15, 2 p.m. Dec. 13. $38.99. Academy Street Bistro, 200 S. Academy St., Cary. 919-319-5674. trianglefoodtour.com.
1:45 and p.m. Sept. 12, 4 p.m. Sept. 12, 1 and p.m. Sept. 13, 3:15 p.m. Sept. 13, 1:45 and p.m. Sept. 19, 4 p.m. Sept. 19, 1 p.m. Sept. 20. $50-$65. Raleigh City Museum, 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. 919-237-2254. tastecarolina.com.
Wine Down Wednesday
Come on out to UnVined for $12 Flights and 1/2 Price Bottles.4 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 15. $12 wine flights. Bottle prices vary. UnVined Wine Bar, 201 W. Chatham St., Cary. 919-481-0881. UnVinedCary.com.
Every Wednesday we have a $5 guided wine flight and a $7 catered dinner.7 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 15. Free. Mosaic Wine Lounge, 517 W. Jones St., Raleigh. 919-412-4260. mosaicwinelounge.com.
Come on out to UnVined for $5 Wine Tastings and Entertainment by DJ Smooth Jazz. 4 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 23. $5 wine tasting. UnVined Wine Bar, 201 W. Chatham St., Cary. 919-481-0881. UnVinedCary.com
Wine Class: Napa Valley
Napa Valley offers amazingly diverse climates and soils within its 30-mile stretch between Napa and Calistoga. Discover dazzling white and red wines from the valley floor to the famous Cabernet Sauvignon thriving in the mountains. Napa Valley accounts for only 4% of all of the wine grown in California. Join us to see what makes this tiny piece of heaven so special! Just like Napa Valley wine, this class sells out quickly. Sign up early! 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11. Total Wine and More – North Hills, 4421 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh. 919-232-2580.
Noon Fridays and 11 a.m. Saturdays through Oct. 25. $5 per person. Cloer Family Vineyards, 8624 Castleberry Rd., Apex. 919-387-5760. cloerfamilyvineyards.com.