So many amazing upcoming food events

There are so many upcoming food events that I had to offer a roundup:

• Chapel Hill’s

Lantern restaurant

is hosting

a five-course dinner

at 6 p.m. Tuesday to benefit the

Transplanting Traditions farm

for the local Karen community. Tickets cost $90. Reserve tickets by Friday, Oct. 3. Info:



Hibernian Co

. and

Napper Tandy’s Irish Pub

are hosting the

Raleigh 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 chef

Barton 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:


• Raleigh’s

NOFO at the Pig

is hosting a

Halloween-themed Monster breakfast

at 9 a.m. Oct. 18 where the children can dine with Halloween characters. Reservations required. Call 919-821-1240. Info:


• The

Carolina RailHawks

is hosting its third annual

homebrew 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 the

Lonerider Brewing Co

. beer caddy, home brew sampling from more than 20 homebrewers and a vote in the homebrew competition. Info:

or call 919-459-8144.

• In Chapel Hill,

Southern Season

is hosting its third annual

Homebrew 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 to



Urban Food Group

and the

James Beard Foundation

are hosting a

Celebration of Women Chefs dinner

at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at

Coquette 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 of

One Restaurant

in Chapel Hill; Marjorie Meek-Bradley of



Roofers Union

restaurants in Washington, D.C.; Tiffany MacIssac of

Buttercream Bakeshop

in Alexandria, Va; Alice Neumann of

Sugarbomb Sweets

in Charlotte; and Stephanie Nikolic and Beth LittleJohn of Urban Food Group. For reservations, call 919-789-0606.