Here’s a weekly roundup of upcoming food, beer and wine events, tours, classes, workshops and more across the Triangle.
Be sure to check out our list of upcoming church suppers across the Triangle until the end of the year: http://goo.gl/zfAuxs
Takeover Tuesday at the Berkeley
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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. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays. $5-$25. Berkeley Cafe, 217 W. Martin St., Raleigh. 919-828-9190, berkeleycafe.net.
Raleigh Tour & Local Brewery Tasting
Buzz ’n Go: Raleigh Guided City Tour & Local Brewery Tasting is the best way to discover Raleigh’s incredible sights and historical attractions 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. $59. Downtown Raleigh, Fayetteville St, Raleigh.
Authentic and scrumptious Mexican food is not difficult to prepare. In fact, many everyday meals translate perfectly to our busy lifestyles where 30-minute meals are the norm. Join Sandra Gutierrez, who is one of the top Latin cuisine experts in the country, for a menu filled with the vibrant and refreshing recipes that distinguish this beloved cuisine. 6 p.m. Oct. 21. $45. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Travel The Bourbon Trail: A Crunkleton Cocktail Class
Explore the rich tradition and proud history of “America’s Official Native Spirit” in this version of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail tour, featuring 5 distillers: Bulliet, Evan Williams, Four Roses, Heaven Hill and Makers Mark. Taste the signature whiskey from each and learn several bourbon cocktails. 6 p.m. Oct. 22. $40. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Angier UMC Fish Fry
Fish, boiled potatoes, coleslaw, hush puppies and dessert. Dine in or take out. Delivery also available. $8. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 4-7 p.m. Oct. 23. Angier Depot, 19 E. Depot St., Angier, 919-381-7489.
Portuguese Cooking Class
Portugal, while often falling in the shadow of its big brother Spain, is a culinary hotspot known for its port, bacalao and lamb. Prepare a three-course mean inspired by this tiny country with a big heart. 6-8 p.m. Oct. 24. $59. Durham Spirits Co., 311 E. Trinity Ave., Durham. 425-463-5430, durhamspiritscompany.com.
Hogwarts’ Halloween Treats
Do you have a blossoming chef at home? Have them join Chef Brian to make their own Halloween treats. 11 a.m. Oct. 24. $45. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Oktoberfest @ Chatham Hill Winery
Chatham Hill Winery’s annual Oktoberfest is just weeks away! You’ll get to sample Riesling, Gluhwein and Oktoberfest beer as well as participate in a contest for the best Bavarian outfit. Cousins Lobster Food Truck will also be there. 1 p.m. Oct. 24. Chatham Hill Winery, 8245 Chapel Hill Rd, Cary. 919-380-7135 chathamhillwine.com.
Cedars Production Studios Annual Chili Cook-Off
Cedars Production Studios is a nonprofit organization giving young artists the ability to record music in exchange for community service. This event will raise money for the nonprofit studio. Admission is free. Bottomless Chili Cups are $6 each for ages 6 years and older. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 24. $6; free for children 5 and under. Deep River Brewing Company, 700 W. Main St., Clayton. 919-585-2296, deepriverbrewing.com.
Trick or Eat Food Truck Rodeo
Enjoy having options from 14 food trucks and 3 craft brewers this year. Noon-5 p.m. Oct. 25. Free. Downtown Garner, Main St., Garner. 919-773-4402, downtowngarner.com.
All About Pumpkins Cooking Class
Pumpkins aren’t just for carving! Heirloom varieties of pumpkins are becoming more and more popular, learn how to cook with different types of pumpkins and winter squash. 1-3 p.m. Oct. 25. $59. Durham Spirits Co., 311 E. Trinity Ave., Durham. 425-463-5430, durhamspiritscompany.com.
Foods Of Cuba
Join Chef Susan Hearn as she leads your taste buds on a trip to the island nation of Cuba. Learn the techniques, ingredients and recipes of traditional Cuban foods. 5 p.m. Oct. 26. $45. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Vinoburger: Pairing Wine & Burgers
Authors Jeff Bramwell, Steve Friend and Jay Murrie will be on hand to show you some of their favorite pairings from their book, Vinoburger. 6 p.m. Oct. 27. $45. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Fall Soups & Stews Cooking Class
Cooler weather is on the way. Time to curl up by the fire with a hearty stew. In this class, learn to make several soups and stews inspired by the cool weather and fall garden. 6-8 p.m. Oct. 28. $59. Durham Spirits Co., 311 E. Trinity Ave., Durham. 425-463-5430, durhamspiritscompany.com.
Learn At Lunch: Soups & Stews
Join Chef Katie Coleman to learn some new techniques and taste new soup and stew recipes. These recipes will be wonderful for family and friends or just a quiet winter night. Noon Oct. 30. $30. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Teens Pumpkin Fest
Do you have a teen age 12-16 who is interested in cooking? This class is for them. Chef Gwen will lead then through new cooking techniques, ingredients and recipes for a full meal sure to impress. 10 a.m. Oct. 31. $35. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Caique Vidal & Batuque
This event is a gathering of more than 50 food trucks, local craft beer and live music. Afro-Brazilian band Caique Vidal & Batuque perform. 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 1. Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St., Durham. 919-794-8194, durhamcentralpark.org.
Raleigh Food Tours
Talk with chefs and owners serving innovative ethnic and Southern cuisine, with an emphasis on local products. 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
Taste Carolina 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. Saturdays. $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. 6:15-9:30 p.m. Saturdays. $56.95. Marriott at Research Triangle Park, 4700 Guardian Dr., Durham. 919-941-6200, nando.com/2da
Raleigh Pub Crawl & Haunted Adventure Tour
Learn about Raleigh’s ghosts and visit three of the city’s hottest bars and pubs. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays $19. Mecca Restaurant, 13 E. Martin St., Raleigh. 919-832-5714.
Raleigh First Presbyterian Church BBQ Fundraiser
Menu: Barbecue. slaw, potato salad, hushpuppies and pork skins, dessert and tea. Eat in or takeout. $9. Deliveries available in downtown area for advance large orders. Plus, the church is hosting a casserole and bake sale and silent auction as well. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 30. Raleigh First Presbyterian Church, 120 W. Hargett St., Raleigh, 919-821-5750, fpcraleigh.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
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. Chatham Hill Winery, 8245 Chapel Hill Rd, Cary. 919-380-7135.
Cloer Family Vineyards
Noon-5 p.m. Fridays; 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