Here’s a short list of some interesting food events coming up across the Triangle:
OysterFest in Garner
The 12th Annual Garner Rotary Club OysterFest is Oct. 20 at the Fidelity Business Park in Garner. The menu includes “all you can eat” oysters, seafood bisque and clam chowder, catfish fingers, chicken fingers, popcorn shrimp, pulled barbecue, coleslaw, potato salad, french fries, dessert and drinks. A cash bar is also available. Tickets cost $35 at the door. The event raises funds for college scholarships for area high school seniors.
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Craft beer dinner at Rebus Works
Raleigh’s Rebus Works is hosting a craft beer dinner to benefit the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s BackPack Buddies program. The four-course dinner will be 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 22 and will feature food by KocinA Catering food truck and beers from Durham’s Fullsteam Brewery. Cost is $50 per person.
Two Amaro cocktail events
James Beard award-winning author Brad Thomas Parsons is coming to Chapel Hill and Raleigh this week.
Parsons, who wrote the award-winning “Bitters” cocktail book, has a new book, “Amaro,” about a family of bittersweet herbal liqueurs.
Parsons will be speaking 8-10 p.m. Oct. 21 for a tasting of eight liqueurs and talk at The Crunkleton in Chapel Hill. Tickets cost $60 and include a copy of the book. To buy tickets, go to nando.com/crunkletonevent
Parsons will be speaking 4-5 p.m. Oct. 22 at Fox Liquor Bar in downtown Raleigh. The event includes a tasting of six amari and two cocktails as well as pimento cheese, cold fried chicken and country ham. Tickets cost $55. The book will be available for sale. Info: nando.com/amarotickets
Pork + Vine festival
The Wine Feed is hosting its annual Pork + Vine Festival from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 30 in downtown Raleigh. Diners will enjoy wine pairings with pork-inspired small plates from these restaurants: Gravy, Oval Park Grille, Patrick Jane’s Bar & Bistro, Buku, and Gonzas Tacos. The event will be at 602 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. It benefits Stop Hunger Now. Tickets are $40-$50 depending upon time of entry.