There are so many upcoming food events that I had to offer a roundup:
• Chapel Hill’sLantern restaurant
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at 6 p.m. Tuesday to benefit theTransplanting Traditions farm
for the local Karen community. Tickets cost $90. Reserve tickets by Friday, Oct. 3. Info:http://transplantingtraditions.com/benefit-dinner-lantern-dinner
are hosting theRaleigh Oyster Fest
from noon-11 p.m. Oct. 11 in Raleigh’s Glenwood South district. The event will be in the parking lot of the Creamery building between North St. and Glenwood Ave. The event includes live music, cold beverages and oysters prepared in a variety of ways. The main event is an oyster shucking contest where restaurant shuckers will compete against regular “joes” shuckers. The overall winner will win an all-expense paid trip to Ireland for the Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival. The event will benefit Shop Local Raleigh.
• Sustainable seafood expert and chefBarton Seaver
will be signing cookbooks at 3 p.m. Oct. 13 at Southern Season in Chapel Hill. Seaver has two books: “For Cod and Country,” and “Where There’s Smoke.” Info:southernseason.com/events/single/?location=&type=&id=13605
• Raleigh’sNOFO at the Pig
is hosting aHalloween-themed Monster breakfast
at 9 a.m. Oct. 18 where the children can dine with Halloween characters. Reservations required. Call 919-821-1240. Info:nofo.com
• TheCarolina RailHawks
is hosting its third annualhomebrew Soktoberfest
on Nov. 1. The pregame event starts at 5:30 p.m. at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary before the soccer team’s regular season finale against the Minnesota United FC at 7:30 p.m. A $10 ticket gets attendees access to theLonerider Brewing Co
. beer caddy, home brew sampling from more than 20 homebrewers and a vote in the homebrew competition. Info:carolinarailhawks.com/page/slug/soktoberfest
or call 919-459-8144.
• In Chapel Hill,Southern Season
is hosting its third annualHomebrew Contes
t on Nov. 8. Homebrewers have until Nov. 1 to enter the contest in three categories: lager, IPA or fruit/vegetable. Prizes includes a grand prize of a $500 Southern Season gift card, a $250 gift card for the Best of the State winner and $75 for each category winner. For details on how to enter, go tosouthernseason.com/home-brew/
•Urban Food Group
and theJames Beard Foundation
are hosting aCelebration of Women Chefs dinner
at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18 atCoquette Brasserie
in Raleigh. The five-course meal with wine pairings cost $135 for JBF members and $155 for non-members. The featured chefs include Kim Floresca ofOne Restaurant
in Chapel Hill; Marjorie Meek-Bradley ofRipple
restaurants in Washington, D.C.; Tiffany MacIssac ofButtercream Bakeshop
in Alexandria, Va; Alice Neumann ofSugarbomb Sweets
in Charlotte; and Stephanie Nikolic and Beth LittleJohn of Urban Food Group. For reservations, call 919-789-0606.