Upcoming Food Events: Fall Festival, Food Trucks and more

Among the upcoming events is a pancake breakfast at Southern Season’s Weathervane restaurant.
Among the upcoming events is a pancake breakfast at Southern Season’s Weathervane restaurant. wire photo


Carrboro Farmers Market Fall Festival

Join us for our Fall Festival and bring the whole family! There will be demonstrations on beekeeping and apple cider-pressing, each followed by themed kids’ activities. 8:30 a.m. Oct. 26. Free. Carrboro Farmers’ Market: 301 W. Main St., Carrboro. 919-280-3326.

“4 Days, For Kay” Event for Kay Yow Cancer Fund

Crazy Fire Mongolian Grill is joining the fight against breast cancer and raising funds. From October 17 - 20, the Cary, N.C. location will donate a percent of their sales as Crazy Fire Mongolian Grill is joining the fight against breast cancer and raising funds.7 a.m. Oct. 17-20. Crazy Fire Mongolian Grill: 1270 Buck Jones Road, Raleigh. 919-866-1300.

Flora and Food Trucks Event

Local plants and local food. Fairview Greenhouses and Garden Center, Inc. has teamed up with popular Triangle food trucks to offer the “Flora and Food Trucks Series”. Deli-icious, Chirba Chirba, CJ Street Food, Sweet Stacey Cakes and more!11:30 a.m. Oct. 19; 11:30 a.m., Nov. 9. Free. Fairview Greenhouse and Garden Center: 8224 Holly Springs Road, Raleigh. 919-851-6821.

Family-Friendly Pancake Breakfast

Weathervane, Southern Season’s award-winning restaurant featuring locally sourced, contemporary cuisine with a Southern flair, will host a special family-friendly $5 pancake breakfast every Saturday at 201 S. Estes Drive. Each Saturday from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., diners and their families can choose from plain, chocolate or blueberry and get a side of bacon or sausage, for only $5 per person. Patrons may also choose another delicious option from Weathervane’s full breakfast menu. 7 a.m. Oct. 19; 7 a.m., Oct. 26; 7 a.m., Nov. 2; 7 a.m., Nov. 9; 7 a.m., Nov. 16; 7 a.m., Nov. 23; 7 a.m., Nov. 30; 7 a.m., Dec. 7; 7 a.m., Dec. 14; 7 a.m., Dec. 21; 7 a.m., Dec. 28. $5. The Weathervane: 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. 919-929-9466.


A Taste of Spain Cooking Class

Travel to Spain with Joan as we pair tapas with regional Spanish wines. Fresh roasted romesco sauce with crostini and dippers, manchego cheese stuffed dates with honey. 6 p.m. Oct. 18. $39. Whisk, Waverly Place shopping center, Cary. 919-322-2458.

Cooking Demonstration

Join Chef Carol for a fun-filled cooking demonstration.10 a.m. Oct. 19. Free. Wake Forest Farmers Market, 150 N. White St., Wake Forest. 919-247-1048.

Touchdown Fan Food Cooking Class

Here’s the secret to the perfect tailgate and football food. 12 p.m. Oct. 19. $59. Whisk, Waverly Place shopping center, Cary. 919-322-2458.

Cooking Class with Arthur Gordon

An Intimate Evening Cooking with Chef Arthur. Experience the Irregardless philosophy, learn cooking techniques and be nourished in many ways. Cooking lesson, dinner and wine 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5. $60. Irregardless Cafe, 901 W. Morgan St., Raleigh. 919-833-8898.

Making Everyday French Bread Class

No longer will you need to go to the bakery when you can prepare Melody’s amazingly simple, crusty, and aromatic bread in your own kitchen. 6 p.m. Oct. 24. $49. Whisk, Waverly Place shopping center, Cary. 919-322-2458.

Halloween Treats Cooking Class

Join us for this hands-on cooking class! Halloween is coming and you don’t have to settle for stale candy corn and Bazooka Joe Bubble Gum!11 a.m. Oct. 26. $59. Durham Spirits Co., 311 E. Trinity Ave., Durham. 425-463-5430.

Fall Vegetarian Cooking Class

Join us for a hands-on cooking class! Now that fall is here, there is a brand new harvest of ingredients that we can begin to incorporate!1 p.m. Oct. 27. $59. Durham Spirits Co., 311 E. Trinity Ave., Durham. 425-463-5430.

Free Public Cupping

This coffee cupping is FREE and open to the public! Join us to explore the way we smell, taste, & describe our favorite beverage. 11 a.m. Oct. 26. Free. Carrboro Coffee Roasters, 101 S. Greensboro St., Carrboro. 919-968-4760.

Halloween Cupcake Creations Class

Parents and kids will have a Spooktacular good time decorating these extra-special cupcakes that are brimming with Halloween spirit!12 p.m. Oct. 26. $29. Whisk, Waverly Place shopping center, Cary. 919-322-2458.

Fowl Cookery

The art and science of the perfect table bird. Learn about preparation, cooking, and presenting poulet rouge chicken, guinea fowl, pheasant, duck, and heritage turkey. 10 a.m. Oct. 28. $125 or $70 for professional chef (RCA). N.C. State University, 4108 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. 919-513-7157.

Gluten Free Baking Class

The Celiac Cakery’s, Noreen Fitzmaurice will share her Irish heritage and vast knowledge of gluten-free baking as you learn the basics of this way of life.6 p.m. Oct. 29. $49. Whisk, Waverly Place shopping center, Cary. 919-322-2458.

Farmers Markets

Carrboro Farmers’ Market

The Carrboro Farmers’ Market has a huge variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables as well as meats, cheeses, eggs, baked goods, prepared foods, flowers, plants, crafts, and more!We are truly a farmer-owned and operated market. The vendors themselves produce all goods sold at the Market, and everything comes from within a 50-mile radius of Carrboro. 3:30 p.m., Oct. 16; 7 a.m., Oct. 19; 3:30 p.m., Oct. 23; 7 a.m., Oct. 26; 3:30 p.m., Oct. 30; 9 a.m., Nov. 2; 3:30 p.m., Nov. 6; 9 a.m., Nov. 9. 3:30 p.m., Nov. 13; 3:30 p.m., Nov. 20; 3:30 p.m., Nov. 27. Free. 301 W. Main St., Carrboro. 919-280-3326.

Durham Farmers’ Market

The Durham Farmers’ Market is an all local and producer only market. All of the products sold at the Market are grown and produced within 70 miles of Durham. The Durham Farmers’ Market Market features 70 vendors that offer a wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, locally raised meats, eggs and cheeses, baked goods and prepared foods, preserves, honey, soaps and bath products, and a wide array of artisan crafts. 8 a.m., Oct. 19; 8 a.m., Oct. 26; 8 a.m., Nov. 2; 8 a.m., Nov. 9; 8 a.m., Nov. 16; 8 a.m., Nov. 23. 501 Foster St., Durham. 919-667-3099.

Fuquay-Varina Growers Market

The FV Growers Market is held May 4 - October 26th. Located at Centennial Square at the corner of N. Main Street and E. Academy St. - historic Fuquay shopping district with fresh produce, meat, and products while enjoying a chef preparing dishes and an assortment of other entertainment. 9 a.m., Oct. 19; 9 a.m., Oct. 26. South Main and West Academy streets, Fuquay-Varina.

The Saturday Market

9:30 a.m. Oct. 19, 9:30 a.m. Oct. 26, 9:30 a.m. Nov. 2, 9:30 a.m. Nov. 9, 9:30 a.m. Nov. 16. Rebus Works, 301 Kinsey St., Raleigh. 919-754-8452.

Wake Forest Farmers’ Market

8 a.m., Oct. 19; 8 a.m., Oct. 26; 10 a.m., Nov. 2; 10 a.m., Nov. 9; 10 a.m., Nov. 16; 10 a.m., Nov. 23; 10 a.m., Nov. 30; 10 a.m., Dec. 7; 10 a.m., Dec. 14; 10 a.m., Dec. 21; 10 a.m., Dec. 28; 10 a.m., Jan. 4; 10 a.m., Jan. 11; 10 a.m., Jan. 18. 919-671-9269. 150 N. White St., Wake Forest. 919-671-9269.

Waverly Farmers’ Market

This community market features fresh, local produce, baked goods, meats, preserves, juice, candles, baskets, jewelry, crafts, artwork, music and much more! Everything at the market is produced by our neighbors, right here in North Carolina.9 a.m., Oct. 19; 9 a.m., Oct. 26; 9 a.m., Nov. 2; 9 a.m., Nov. 9. 102 New Waverly Place, Cary.

Western Wake Farmers’ Market

Wake Farmers’ Market (WWFM) is open each Saturday, rain or shine, to the public. WWFM is a growers only market and the produce is within a 120-mile radius of the market’s location. Each week you will find education about healthy eating, composting, green living or many other local interests. You will also find live music and kids activities. 8 a.m., Oct. 19; 8 a.m., Oct. 26; 8 a.m., Nov. 2; 8 a.m., Nov. 9; 8 a.m., Nov. 16; 8 a.m., Nov. 23; 8 a.m., Nov. 30. Free. 1225 Morrisville Carpenter Road, Cary. 540-230-6697.

Food Tours

Downtown Raleigh Walking Food Tour - Triangle Food Tour

Experience a guided culinary journey of sight and taste that spans all 5 downtown districts to sample a cross-section of some of Raleigh’s unique local restaurant venues, blended together with some forgotten historical tidbits that leaves you full of new insights on the downtown culinary landscape. On the tour, we’ll be walking and using the R-Line circulator as we make our way through each district. It’s fun, informative and delicious. We’ll be stopping numerous times for sample tastings and inside stories from 6-8 local establishments. Parking is FREE. Tickets must be purchased online, in advance. 2:30 p.m., Oct. 19; 2:30 p.m., Oct. 26; 2:30 p.m., Nov. 2; 2:30 p.m., Nov. 9; 2:30 p.m., Nov. 16; 2:30 p.m., Nov. 23; 2:30 p.m., Nov. 30; 2:30 p.m., Dec. 7; 2:30 p.m., Dec. 14. $35 (plus 2.50 service charge). 319-5674.

Raleigh Pub Crawl & Haunted Adventure Tour with Tobacco Road Tours

Get a sneak peak of Raleigh’s haunted history between stops at some of the hottest, hippest bars the city has to offer!Home to the Capital Phantoms, the Peg-legged ghost, Yarborough Hotel Ghosts, Moore’s Square, and more, listen to the tales that make Raleigh’s creepy past spring to life! Visit four ghost and paranormal sites between stops at four bars on this 2.5 hour haunted pub crawl! 7:30 p.m., Oct. 19; 7:30 p.m., Oct. 26; 7:30 p.m., Nov. 2; 7:30 p.m., Nov. 9; 7:30 p.m., Nov. 16; 7:30 p.m., Nov. 23; 7:30 p.m., Nov. 30; 7:30 p.m., Dec. 7; 7:30 p.m., Dec. 14; 7:30 p.m., Dec. 28; 7:30 p.m., Jan. 4; 7:30 p.m., Jan. 11; 7:30 p.m., Jan. 18. $19. 800-979-3370.

Downtown Durham Walking Food Tour with Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours

Durham is all about cutting edge culture and fantastic food. Let us show you a vibrant city in the midst of its revitalization and introduce you to the restaurants, shops and people that are making Durham one of the nation’s cultural hotspots. You will discover all of Durham’s flavors on this tour! The Durham tour is scheduled for every Saturday afternoon, all year ’round. Advance registration is required. It is also available for private groups of 10 or more any day or evening of the week. 1:30 p.m., Oct. 19; 2 p.m., Oct. 19; 1:30 p.m., Oct. 26; 2 p.m., Oct. 26; 1:30 p.m., Nov. 2; 2 p.m., Nov. 2; 1:30 p.m., Nov. 9; 2 p.m., Nov. 9; 1:30 p.m., Nov. 16; 2 p.m., Nov. 16; 1:30 p.m., Nov. 23; 2 p.m., Nov. 23; 1:30 p.m., Nov. 30. $47.50. 919-237-2254.

Wine Tastings

Capri Restaurant Monthly Wine Dinner

Join us at Capri Restaurant for our monthly wine tasting dinner. This event is held the third Wednesday of every month featuring five courses paired with five wines. 7 p.m. Oct. 16, 7 p.m. Nov. 20, 7 p.m. Dec. 18, 7 p.m. Jan. 15, 7 p.m. Feb. 19, 7 p.m. March 19. 50. Capri Restaurant, 6325 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. 919-741-9548.

BrandyWine Cellars Wine Tasting Mix and Mingle

Please join us6 p.m. Oct. 17. $10 advance, $15 door. BrandyWine Cellars, 6905 Fayetteville Road. Suite 101, Durham. 919-405-3838.

Cloer Family Vineyards Wine Tastings

12 p.m. Oct. 18, 11 a.m. Oct. 19, 12 p.m. Oct. 25, 11 a.m. Oct. 26, 12 p.m. Nov. 1, 11 a.m. Nov. 2, 12 p.m. Nov. 8, 11 a.m. Nov. 9, 12 p.m. Nov. 15, 11 a.m. Nov. 16, 12 p.m. Nov. 22, 11 a.m. Nov. 23, 12 p.m. Nov. 29, 11 a.m. Nov. 30. $5. Cloer Family Vineyards, 8624 Castleberry Road, Apex. 919-387-5760.

Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Class

Join us as we explore one of the most popular red wines, Cabernet Sauvignon. Your taste buds will travel all over the world in this class, exploring varieties from Bordeaux. 7 p.m. Oct. 22. $20. The Wine Feed, 18 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 919-374-0036.