Here’s a weekly roundup of upcoming food, beer and wine events, tours, classes, workshops and more across the Triangle.
Sierra Nevada Beer & Cheese Pairing Class
Enjoy a beer and cheese pairing class exclusively featuring Sierra Nevada Brewing Company beers. 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 26. $10. Whole Foods Market, 621 Broad St., Durham. 919-286-2290, nando.com/1ut .
Raleigh Buzz’n Go Guided City Tour & Local Brewery Tasting
Buzz ’n Go: Raleigh Guided City Tour & Local Brewery Tasting is the best way to discover Raleigh’s incredible sights & historical attraction. Let the guides of Tobacco Road Tours introduce you to the Capital City, classic southern cuisine, and the local craft brewery scene while experiencing some Raleigh history. 1-4 p.m. Aug. 26. $59. Downtown Raleigh, Fayetteville St, Raleigh.
Annual Green Chile Festival Celebration
Chuy’s 27th annual Green Chile Festival, which celebrates the green chile harvest in Hatch, New Mexico, will kick off with a special menu offered for a three-week period. Visit merchandise booths, a prize drawing and more. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. through Sept. 6. Chuy’s, 4020 Market at N. Hills St, Raleigh. 919-571-2489.
Cellar to Table Dinner
Enjoy a four course, farm-to-table dinner with beer and wine pairings and take part in a silent auction. All proceeds go to TABLE, a local nonprofit that provides healthy emergency food aid every week to hungry children, ages 3 to 14, in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro community. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28. $80. The Root Cellar Cafe & Catering, 750 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., Chapel Hill. 919-967-3663.
Guest Chef Demonstration
Join Chef Sean Fowler from Mandolin as he prepares a seasonal dish using fresh, local ingredients from the Western Wake Farmers Market. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 29. Free. Western Wake Farmers’ Market at Carpenter Village, 101 Gathering Park Circle, Cary. wwfm.ag.
Raleigh Pub Crawl & Haunted Adventure Tour
Raleigh is the home of Capital Phantoms, the Peg-legged ghost, Yarborough Hotel Ghosts, Moore’s Square and Tobacco Road Tours’ Raleigh Pub Crawl! On this tour you’ll spend approximately 25 minutes in three of Raleigh’s hottest, hip bars and pubs. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Aug. 28. $19. Mecca Restaurant, 13 E. Martin St., Raleigh. 919-832-5714.
Hands-on Spanish Nights Cooking Class
Barcelona, Madrid, Grenada – we want to take you there and you don’t even have to leave Bull City. In this class, we will enjoy all that Spanish food has to offer! We discuss common ingredients and cooking techniques and create a meal that will only leave you wanting a siesta. 6-8 p.m. Aug. 28. $59. Durham Spirits Co., 311 E. Trinity Ave., Durham. 425-463-5430, durhamspiritscompany.com
Raleigh Gourmet Food Tours
The capital of North Carolina is home to some of the most dynamic restaurants in the country. Known for effortlessly blending modern architecture with historic buildings and monuments, Raleigh showcases fine dining and eclectic eateries. 1:30-5 p.m., 4-7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays. $50-$65. City of Raleigh Museum, 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. 919-832-3775, tastecarolina.net
Chapel Hill/Carrboro Tours
The 11 a.m. tour includes food at three restaurants, tastings with farmers and vendors at the Carrboro Farmers’ Market, and beer and coffee tastings and demonstrations. The 3:15 p.m. tour includes visits to four to five restaurants with wine or beer pairings, plus coffee and dessert. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 3-6:30 p.m. Saturdays. $50-$65. Open Eye Cafe, 100-C E. Main St., Carrboro. 919-968-9410, tastecarolina.net
Raleigh Craft Cocktail & Cultural Walking Tour
On the Raleigh Craft Cocktail & Cultural Walking Tour, meet bar owners, bartenders and industry experts at four downtown Raleigh cocktail havens. 4-7 p.m. Aug. 29. $48.98 plus $2 service fee (includes 4 cocktails). Rye Bar and Southern Kitchen, 500 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. 919-227-3370, tobaccoroadtours.com
Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show
Solve a hilarious murder case while you feast on a fantastic four-course plated dinner. Just beware! The killer is hiding somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a prime suspect. 6:15-9:30 p.m. Aug. 29. $56.95. Marriott at Research Triangle Park, 4700 Guardian Drive, Durham. 919-941-6200, nando.com/1us
Wild Harvest: Bounty of Summer
Abundant food is growing around us for free in the wild. All we have to do is learn how to use it. This hands-on series covers wild food harvesting, processing and cuisine. The first half of each class will focus on identifying and harvesting plants and the second half will focus on processing the wild materials into high end culinary delights. Join wild harvest chef Tanith Tyrr for this delightful summer harvest and gourmet meal. 2-7 p.m. Aug. 29. $49. Piedmont Wildlife Center, 364 Leigh Farm Rd., Durham. 919-489-0900, piedmontwildlifecenter.org
BBQ for a Cause
BBQ for a Cause’s proceeds benefit OE Enterprises (Opportunities for Everyone) and offers food, live music, a bounce house, a silent auction and more. Noon-4 p.m. Aug. 29. $15; OE Enterprises, 348 Elizabeth Brady Rd, Hillsborough. 919-732-8124, oeenterprises.org.
Beers for Beagles
Join Triangle Beagle Rescue of North Carolina at Lonerider Brewery to raise money for the beagles. In addition to the usual Lonerider favorites you will be able to sample beagle-inspired brews with a portion of sales supporting TBR. 2-7 p.m. Aug. 30. Free. Lonerider Brewing Company, 8816 Gulf Ct, Raleigh. 919-442-8004, loneriderbeer.com.
Class: Back to School Dinners
Summer is over and the kids are heading back to school. As the activities ramp up and everyone’s schedule get busier, dinner preparation must be quick but still fun and tasty. Join Chef Katie Coleman for some new and delicious solutions to weeknight meals. 5 p.m. Sept. 1. $45. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Takeover Tuesday at the Berkeley
Takeover Tuesdays give local food truck chefs the opportunity to operate as a brick and mortar restaurant without all of the usual commitment. Each chef will have full access to the kitchen along with the freedom to create the food of their choosing. 8:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 1, Sept. 8. $5-$25. Berkeley Cafe, 217 W. Martin St., Raleigh. 919-821-0777, berkeleycafe.net.
Raleigh Seafood Festival
The Raleigh Seafood Festival will offer a variety of delicious fresh seafood harvest from the Carolina’s coastline cooked to perfection by local vendors at the 5th oldest operating amusement park in the US and 16th oldest park in the world. Enjoy blue crabs, snow crabs, shrimp, fish, crawfish, low country boil, gumbo, chicken and more. Sept. 5-6. $7; $5 advance. Pullen Park, 520 Ashe Ave., Raleigh.
Join Alex Hitt, owner of Peregrine Farm, and Craig LeHoullier, author and vegetable expert, as they share a wealth of knowledge about growing the numerous varieties of peppers. 6 p.m. Sept. 3. $40. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Aviator Brewing Company OktoberBeast Release Party
Enjoy OktoberBeast, food trucks and brewery tours. Noon-10 p.m. Sept. 5. Free. Aviator Brewing Company, 209 Technology Park Ln., Fuquay-Varina.
Cookbook Signing: Frances Mayes
The author of three beloved books about her life in Italy, including Under the Tuscan Sun and Every Day in Tuscany, Frances Mayes revisits the turning points that defined her early years in Fitzgerald, Georgia. With her signature style and grace, Mayes explores the power of landscape, the idea of home, and the lasting force of a chaotic and loving family.Noon-2 p.m. Sept. 5. Free. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Bento Box Class
Whisk welcomes Tokyo Chef David Wells, a multi-talented individual who has lived in Japan for over 20 years and has completely immersed himself in the culture as a Japanese-trained chef, potter and reporter for Japanese national television. In this special 3-hour class, David will share the balance of flavors and demonstrate garnishing techniques. Everyone will take home a complimentary bento box. 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sept. 5. $79. Whisk, 316 Colonades Way, Cary. 919-322-2458, whiskcarolina.com.
Labor Day Weekend Food Truck Rodeo
Celebrate the end of summer with friends, family, live music and 50 local food trucks. A Durham “must do” experience. Our nonprofit partner, Habitat for Humanity Durham is bringing mini playhouses for the kids, and 2x4s on sawbucks so they can write messages for families moving into their new homes. Noon-4 p.m. Sept. 6. Free. Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St., Durham. 919-794-8194, durhamcentralpark.org.
Class: Ciao Biscotti
One of life’s pleasures is sitting down to a cup of coffee and a plate of biscotti. These twice-baked Italian cookies are known and loved the world over, and with good reason. They are the perfect dunking cookie, satisfyingly crunchy and crumbly, not too sweet, and chock-full of nuts. Join acclaimed cookbook author Domenica for recipes from her latest book, Ciao Biscotti. 6 p.m. Sept. 9. $45. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Henri Bourgeois Wine Dinner
Old World and New World collide for this prolific dinner featuring wines from the Bourgeois family’s Henri Bourgeois and Clos Henri estates. Known for 10 generations of winemaking, the family-owned vineyard has expanded its wine empire from the slopes of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume, France to the rich wine region of Marlborough, New Zealand, creating unique, aromatic wines. Enjoy a five-course meal with carefully paired wines. 6:45-9 p.m. Sept. 9. $79; $69 members. Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, 3001 Cameron Blvd., Durham. 919-321-4475,
Mastering Knife Skills
Sharpen your knife skills by learning classic cuts, fundamentals, mechanics, maintenance and knife safety. 6:15 -8:15 p.m. Sept. 10. $69. Whisk, 316 Colonades Way, Cary. 919-322-2458, whiskcarolina.com.
Class: Vegetarian Italian Menu for Fall
Join cookbook author Domenica and learn to prepare a delicious fall meal based on her book “The Glorious Vegetables of Italy.” Like her book, this class will appeal to Italian cuisine lovers looking to celebrate vegetables in any meal, every day. 6 p.m. Sept. 10. $45. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
BBQ Chicken Fundraiser Dinner
Eat-in or take out plates that include 1/2 chicken, boiled potatoes, green beans, a roll and dessert. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 11. $8; $4 children (ages 4-12); free for children 3 and under. Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 15772 NC 50, Garner. 919-772-8415, mountzion-umc.org.
Class: The World of Chocolate
Fall is perfect for chocolate desserts, but really anytime is. George Geary is a fabulous pastry chef, seasoned instructor and cookbook author. Join him for a detailed tutorial on delicious chocolate desserts. 5 p.m. Sept. 12. $45. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Hands-on Latin Nights, Little Bites Cooking Class
Go on a food tour of Latin and South America with a menu of small plates including dishes from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Peru, Argentina and many more. 6-8 p.m. Sept. 12. $59. Durham Spirits Co., 311 E. Trinity Ave., Durham. 425-463-5430, durhamspiritscompany.com.
The festival features authentic Greek food, music, dance and more. Portions of the event proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity. 5-10 p.m. Sept. 11; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 12. $3; $2 seniors/13-19; 12 under free. North Carolina State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. 919-733-2626, ncstatefair.org.
Wine and beer tastings
Wine Wednesday at Mosaic Wine Lounge
8 p.m. Wednesdays, Mosaic Wine Lounge, 517 W. Jones St., Raleigh. 919-829-5886, mosaicwinelounge.com
Wine Down Wednesdays
Create your own customized wine flight, pick your favorite wine and then order a bottle at 1/2 price. 4 p.m. Aug. 26. Free. Unvined Wine Bar, 201 W. Chatham St., Cary. 919-481-0881, unvinedcary.com.
5-8 p.m. Fridays, $15. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com
Relax at Chatham Hill Winery with live music and games. 7-10 p.m. Aug. 28. Chatham Hill Winery, 8245 Chapel Hill Rd, Cary. 919-380-7135,
Cloer Family Vineyards
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, $5. Cloer Family Vineyards, 8624 Castleberry Road, Apex. 919-387-5760, cloerfamilyvineyards.com
Free tastings take place at both Durham and Raleigh stores. Check the website for classes that provide more in-depth wine study. Noon-3 p.m. Saturdays; 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays; free. Wine Authorities, 211 E. Franklin St., Raleigh; 2501 University Drive, Durham. wineauthorities.com
Move Loot Bottle Shop Tour: Beer Study
Summer vacation got you brain-drained? Hit the books (or maybe just the brews) at Beer Study and celebrate the start of a new season with a special flight of tasty brews. 4-7 p.m. Aug. 28. Free. Beer Study, 106 N. Graham St, Chapel Hill. 919-240-5423, beerstudy.com
Apex Farmers Market
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 220 N. Salem St., Apex, apexfarmersmarket.com
Cary Downtown Farmers Market
8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 135 W. Chatham St., Cary, caryfarmersmarket.com
Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina
3-6 p.m. Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce, 121 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina, growers-market.org
Holly Springs Farmers Market
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 128 S. Main St., Holly Springs, goo.gl/xwK6hh
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Tryon Road Farm Stand
2-6 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 4505 Tryon Rd, Raleigh, nando.com/1bn
Knightdale Farmers Market
2-6 p.m. Saturdays (starting May 30), Knightdale Station Park, 810 N. First Ave., Knightdale, goo.gl/lhEjLo
Midtown Farmers Market
8 a.m.- noon Saturdays, North Hills Raleigh, 4150 Main St., Raleigh, northhillsraleigh.com
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Plantation Point Shopping Center, 3351 Cypress Plantation Drive, Raleigh, plantationpointshoppingcenter.com
Quail Corners Farmers Market
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Quail Corners Shopping Center, 5003 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. 919-876-2726, quailproperties.com
Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, 400 block Fayetteville St., Raleigh (City Plaza), RaleighEatLocal.com
State Farmers Market
5 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, 1201 Agriculture St., Raleigh. statefarmersmarket.org
The Saturday Market at Rebus Works
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 301 Kinsey St., Raleigh, rebusworks.us/thesaturdaymarket/
Wake Forest Farmers Market
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest, wakeforestfarmersmarket.org
WakeMed Farmers Market
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, 3000 New Bern Ave., Raleigh (free parking in the P1 parking deck for market patrons), goo.gl/DpGHtY
Waverly Place Farmers Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Waverly Place, Intersection of Tryon and Kildaire Farm Roads, Cary, waverlyfm.com
Western Wake Farmers Market at Carpenter Village
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 101 Gathering Park Circle, Cary, wwfm.ag
Western Wake Farmers Market at UNC Wellness Center
7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 350 Stonecroft Lane, Cary, wwfm.ag
Zebulon Farm Fresh Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Zebulon Community Center, 310 S. Arendell Ave., Zebulon, goo.gl/4gLjgk
Chatham Mills Farmers Market
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 480 Hillsboro St., Pittsboro, chathammillsfarmersmarket.com
Fearrington Farmers Market
4-6 p.m. Tuesdays, East Camden, Fearrington Village, fearringtonfarmersmarket.com
Pittsboro Farmers Market
3-6 p.m. Thursdays, 287 East St., Pittsboro, pittsborofarmersmarket.org
9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 118 W. Second St., Siler City, silercityfarmersmarket.com
Duke Medical Center Farmers Market
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays, Searle Center, 10 Searle Drive, Durham (on the green behind the Searle Center and between Nanaline Duke and Bryan Research Buildings), dukemedicine.org
Durham Farmers Market
3:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St., Durham, durhamfarmersmarket.com
South Durham Farmers Market
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 5410 N.C. 55, Durham, southdurhamfarmersmarket.org
Franklin County Farmers Market
9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 103 S. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg, goo.gl/Fj4tEB
Clayton Farm and Community Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 348 E. Main St., Clayton, (Horne Square), cfcmnc.org
Sanford Farmers Market
9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave., Sanford, goo.gl/82omAJ
Carrboro Farmers Market
3-6 p.m. Wednesdays, 7 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 301 W. Main St., Carrboro, carrborofarmersmarket.com
Chapel Hill Farmers Market
3-6 p.m. Tuesdays, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, University Mall parking lot, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, thechapelhillfarmersmarket.com
Eno River Farmers Market
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 144 E. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough (Farmers Market Pavilion). enoriverfarmersmarket.com
Hillsborough Farmers Market
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 625 Hampton Point Blvd., Hillsborough (Home Depot parking lot near N.C. 86 and I-85), hillsboroughfarmersmarket.org
Southern Village Farmers Market
3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, 650 Market St., Chapel Hill (Southern Village green), southernvillage.com/farmers-market/
Vance County Regional Farmers Market
7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, 210 Southpark Drive, Henderson, vancecounty.org/residents/farmers-market/