Here’s a weekly roundup of upcoming food, beer and wine events, tours, classes, workshops and more across the Triangle.
Note: Businesses enter these events online months and weeks ahead of time; please check their websites or call to verify spots are still available.
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. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays. $5-$25. Berkeley Cafe, 217 W. Martin St., Raleigh. 919-828-9190.
Pairing Cider with Dinner Party Plates
Food pairings aren’t just for wine and beer. In this class we will celebrate with a variety of cider from the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains, chosen especially to pair with foods also from Virginia. Diane Flynt and the Foggy Ridge crew turn traditional cider apples into fine cider using skill, expertise and modern fermentation methods. Each season is different and each cider has a distinct profile. 6 p.m. June 8. $45. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Come learn about growing, preparing and incorporating culinary herbs to add zing to your favorite dishes, drinks and desserts. 9-10 a.m. June 11. Free. Logan Trading Co., 707 Semart Dr., Raleigh. 919-828-5337, logantrd.com.
Black Twig Cider Classes with Mattie Beason
Cider expert Mattie Beason will introduce four different cider producing regions with 2-4 ounce pours, concluding with the Basque region and drinking from the Txotx, their Spanish cider barrel. The class includes a Black Twig Cider glass to take home. 3-4 p.m. June 11. $20. Black Twig Cider House, 2812 Erwin Road, Durham. 919-321-0203, blacktwigciderhouse.com.
Tacos De Guisado
Join Marcello Villasuso on a culinary tour through Mexico’s most famous lifestyle food. You’ll learn how Mexican food has been shaped by many ancient cultures and contemporary influences, resulting in a unique fusion and vibrant cuisine. There are all kinds of tacos with different size of tortilla for each time of the day. 5 p.m. June 11. $45. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Kraut & Kimchi Class
Registerd nurse-turned-health coach Andrea Sapienza will teach students how to make kraut and kimchi. 2-4:30 p.m. June 11. $35. Midway Community Kitchen, 505 W. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill. 919-280-0895, midwaycommunitykitchen.com.
Food Lover’s Saturdays
Ask the Expert events at the Tasting Station will focus on care and use on gourmet kitchen tools. Drawings will be held to win a featured item. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. June 11. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Downtown Cary Food & Flea Market
This Food & Flea’s Holiday Market features local craft beer, food trucks, vintage goods, artists, crafters, music and more. Noon-4 p.m. June 12. Ashworth Village, 200 S. Academy St., Cary. 919-388-8639, www.facebook.com/pages/Ashworth-Village/140640802637568.
Farmer Alex Hitt & Chef Al Bowers
Alex Hitt, owner of Peregrine farm and Al Bowers, owner of the beloved Al’s Burgers join forces to create a farm fresh meal that will benefit the community. Proceeds will be donated to Heavenly Groceries to feed families in need. 6-9 p.m. June 12. $65. Midway Community Kitchen, 505 W. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill. 919-280-0895, midwaycommunitykitchen.com.
Hall of Fame NASCAR driver and moonshine distiller Jr. Johnson will be at Salem Street Pub for a meet and greet/question and answer, midnight moonshine tasting and autograph signing. 5-6 p.m. June 15. Salem Street Pub, 113 N. Salem St., Apex. 919-387-9992, salemstreetpub.com.
Garden Gourmet: Jack & the Beanstalk Stir-fry
Wok’s at the ready! Choose from a variety of veggies to make a special stir-fry to share with friends and family at Marbles Kids Museum. 4-6 p.m. June 16. Included in admission. Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. 919-834-4040, marbleskidsmuseum.org.
Kids Crepe Class
French Patisserie Chef Annie Pambaguian will lead a children’s class on the art of crepe making. She will teach the kids how to create savory and sweet crepes. 6:30-9 p.m. June 17. $25. Midway Community Kitchen, 505 W. Rosemary St, Chapel Hill. 919-280-0895, midwaycommunitykitchen.com.
Learn At Lunch: Outstanding Teas of 2016
Every spring, many in the tea industry look toward Darjeeling to signal the beginning of the harvest year. First flush Darjeelings begin to appear in May and assessments are made as to the quality of the harvest. Was there a prolonged drought? A late frost? Did that ethereal quality that can produce a stunning tea come to fruition at the hand of the tea master? This class will taste 2016 teas from four major tea regions beginning with a first flush Darjeeling, paired with a light lunch and a tea-inspired cocktail. 12 p.m. June 17. $30. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Store staff will be on hand to answer any questions about barbecue, offer tips and show you the latest products and gadgets. Expert vendors will also be on hand to offer samples and interesting anecdotes about their businesses while our beer and wine department and the huge soda selection will satisfy even the thirstiest griller. 11 a.m., 2 p.m. June 18. Free. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Father’s Day Treats: Mini Pie Making
Select your dream mini pie from a variety of ingredients. Each person will receive a complimentary glass of wine and two mini pies to take home. 12:30-2:30 p.m. June 18. $45. Midway Community Kitchen, 505 W. Rosemary St, Chapel Hill. 919-280-0895, midwaycommunitykitchen.com.
Father’s Day Dinner
Celebrate Father’s Day with the man in your life and let Chef Lucindy from Terrapin Cove Culinary School prepare a menu featuring fish, venison and quail; and for dessert, a lemon meringue pie. 2 p.m. June 19. $45. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
This group meets to discuss a chosen cookbook and make recipes from it. This week’s session will focus on focus on the book, “Prune” by Gabrielle Hamilton. 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 22. $40. Midway Community Kitchen, 505 W. Rosemary St, Chapel Hill. 919-280-0895, midwaycommunitykitchen.com
Wine and beer tastings
Sample wines from across the globe every Wednesday evening at Mandolin. 6-7 p.m. June 8, June 15, June 22. $5. Mandolin, 2519 Fairview Rd., Raleigh. 919-322-0365, mandolinraleigh.com.
Toasts & Tunes Concert Series
Our Toasts & Tunes this month features Johnny Orr, a national artist and author of the autism song “We’ll Get By.” He has shared the stage with Kenny Chesney, Cole Swindell, Tyler Farr, Parmalee, Zac Brown Band, Jason Michael Carroll, Little Big Town, and more. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and food. Wine will be sold by the glass and/or the bottle. NO outside alcohol is permitted to be brought onto the property, and carpooling is encouraged! If the weather is questionable, please call the winery at 919-387-5760 to see if this event will be held. 2 p.m. June 11. Free. Cloer Family Vineyards, 8624 Castleberry Rd., Apex. 919-387-5760, cloerfamilyvineyards.com.
Wine Down Wednesday
Wine Down after sunset with five unique wines selected that day for their charming characteristics (*discounted at half price) and paired with light hors d’oeuvres in a romantic and relaxing environment, including outdoor patio seating. 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays. Cafe Helios, 413 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh. 919-838-5177, cafehelios.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. Fridays. Chatham Hill Winery, 8245 Chapel Hill Rd, Cary. 919-380-7135.
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
Triangle Food Tour: Downtown Durham
On this guided journey through the streets of downtown Durham, we’ll visit some of the area’s most unique, hidden culinary gems. 2:30-5:30 p.m. Saturdays. $45. Fishmonger’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar, 806 W. Main St., Durham. 919-682-0128, trianglefoodtour.com
Triangle Food Tour: Downtown Chapel Hill & Carrboro
On this leisurely walk through the downtown streets of Chapel Hill & Carrboro the group will pause at up to six locations among the area’s finest and most unique establishments. Along the way, the streetscapes and local character will combine to reveal how unique and different each are despite their close proximity. 2:15-5:30 p.m. Saturdays. $45. Downtown Chapel Hill, Franklin St, Chapel Hill. 919-967-9440, trianglefoodtour.com
Triangle Food Tour: Downtown Cary
Get acquainted with Cary’s rich heritage while experiencing the flavors of the diverse downtown culinary landscape on this guided walking food tour. Journey with a small group through the heart of Cary’s downtown (often overlooked by Triangle residents), and you will quickly gain a sense of the history and culture that shaped this community. 2-5 p.m. Saturdays. $45. Ashworth Village, 200 S. Academy St., Cary. 919-388-8639, trianglefoodtour.com
Triangle Food Tour: Downtown Raleigh
Experience a guided culinary journey of sight and taste that spans all five 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. 2-5:30 p.m. Saturdays, $45. Fayetteville St, Raleigh, trianglefoodtour.com
Taste Carolina: Raleigh Saturday Afternoon Tasting Tour
This tour is a fantastic way to get to know the heart of downtown. Included is food tastings at four unique, local restaurants plus dessert and a wine tasting. Tours begin at historic Fayetteville Street. 2 p.m. Saturdays. $55. Downtown Raleigh, Fayetteville St, Raleigh. tastecarolina.net
Taste Carolina: Raleigh Friday Afternoon Tasting Tour
The Friday Afternoon Tasting Tour begins on historic Fayetteville Street near the Capitol and heads over to the Seaboard Station/ Oakwood districts via the R Line, with a 20 minute history walk back downtown at the end of the tour. Food tastings at three restaurants that source ingredients locally, a beer and/ or wine tasting and dessert are included. 1:30 p.m. Fridays. $55. Downtown Raleigh, Fayetteville St, Raleigh. tastecarolina.net
Taste Carolina: Raleigh Dinner & Drinks Tours
The Friday and Saturday Dinner & Drinks Tours stay mostly close to historic Fayetteville Street and the Capitol but may walk to the Warehouse/ Gallery or Glenwood Avenue South Districts. These high-spirited tours include enough food to be considered dinner by most people, and include a number of drink pairings. Stops are subject to change based on restaurant availability. Tours include five stops: three varied restaurants for savory food paired with wine, beer or a cocktail, a speakeasy cocktail bar, and a sweet bite for dessert. 4 p.m. Fridays, 3:30 p.m. Saturdays. $69.50. Downtown Raleigh, Fayetteville St, Raleigh. tastecarolina.net
Taste Carolina: Raleigh Roots Tour
Raleigh Roots Tour explores the areas of Seaboard Station, Mordecai, and Oakwood neighborhoods. The tour includes savory food at three restaurants plus a beer or wine tasting and dessert. Stops are subject to change on a week to week basis. Eating a light lunch beforehand is recommended. 2 p.m. Saturdays. $55. Downtown Raleigh, Fayetteville St, Raleigh. tastecarolina.net
Taste Carolina: Durham Afternoon Tasting Tour
The Afternoon Tasting Tour is a fantastic way to experience six different Durham gems in one afternoon. The restaurants featured on this tour have lines out the door every day, but the delicious tastings are prepared and ready for the tour to just walk in and enjoy. 1:45 p.m. Saturdays. $50. Downtown Durham, Main St., Durham. tastecarolina.net
Taste Carolina: Durham Evening Tasting Tour
The Evening Tasting Tour includes food and drink tastings at five different restaurants and bars. The three restaurants featured on this tour are as farm-to-table as you will find and are all located in funky, rehabbed historic buildings. Chefs prepare substantial tour tastings all paired with small drinks. Also included on this tour is a craft cocktail demonstration and tasting, as well as dessert made from locally-milled flour and local dairy. 3:15 p.m. Saturdays. $65. Downtown Durham, Main St., Durham. tastecarolina.net
Taste Carolina: Historic Hillsborough Tasting Tour
Talk with chefs, owners, and farmers while exploring Hillsborough’s history and architecture. Enjoy the warmth and friendliness of the town and, of course, plenty of food, including handmade chocolates, famous scones, local beer, organic wine, and a stop at one of the most esteemed restaurants in the Southeast. 11 a.m. Saturdays. $50. Downtown Hillsborough, 100 Churton St., Hillsborough. tastecarolina.net
Taste Carolina: Culinary Carrboro & Chapel Hill Tour
This tour ties local ingredients to the restaurants that use them and typically includes food at four different restaurants, substantial tastings with farmers and vendors at the Carrboro Farmers’ Market, and a beer tasting. 11 a.m. Saturdays. $55. Downtown Carrboro, Greensboro St, Carrboro. tastecarolina.net
Taste Carolina: Chapel Hill & Carrboro Dinner & Drinks Tour
The Chapel Hill/ Carrboro Dinner & Drinks Tour includes visits to four to five different restaurants with a few drink pairings, plus beer and coffee tastings. 3:15 p.m. Saturdays. $65. Downtown Carrboro, Greensboro St, Carrboro. tastecarolina.net
Tobacco Road Tour: Durham Pub Crawl
The tour is designed for all types of guests seeking a unique and different downtown Durham experience. Join us for this fun 2 1/2-hour, 1-mile tour where you obtain special treatment at four of downtown Durham’s latest, hip and clever bars, restaurants and pubs! 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays. $19. Tyler’s Restaurant & Taproom, 324 Blackwell St. Suite 400, Durham. 919-433-0345, tobaccoroadtours.com
Tobacco Road Tour: Durham Dark & Mysterious Ghost Walk
The Durham Dark and Mysterious Ghost Walk is a family friendly 1.5-mile walking tour designed for adults and children, ages 8 years & older. The tour combines local ghost stories, folklore and local history. 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays. $15. Tyler’s Restaurant & Taproom, 324 Blackwell St. Suite 400, Durham. 919-433-0345, tylerstaproom.com.
Tobacco Road Tour: Raleigh Craft Cocktails
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
Tobacco Road Tour: Raleigh Pub Crawl
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. tobaccoroadtours.com
Tobacco Road Tour: Raleigh 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. tobaccoroadtours.com
Farmers Markets by County
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
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 a.m.-noon. 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
Noon-6 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 4505 Tryon Road, Raleigh, nando.com/1bn
Knightdale Farmers Market
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Knightdale Station Park, 810 N. First Ave., Knightdale, goo.gl/RXrIEl
Midtown Farmers’ Market
8 a.m.- noon Saturdays, North Hills Raleigh, 4150 Main St., Raleigh, northhillsraleigh.com
Plantation Point Farmers Market
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Plantation Point Shopping Center, 6250 Plantation Center Drive, Suite 107, Raleigh, plantationpointfarmersmarket.com
Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, 400 block Fayetteville St., Raleigh (City Plaza), RaleighEatLocal.com
State Farmers Market
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Sundays, 1240 Farmers Market Drive, Raleigh. statefarmersmarket.org
The Saturday Market at Rebus Works
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 301-2 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
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
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 350 Stonecroft Lane, Cary, wwfm.ag
Zebulon Farm Fresh Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Zebulon Municipal Complex, 1003 N. Arendell Ave., Zebulon, goo.gl/4gLjgk
Chatham Mills Farmers’ Market
8 a.m.-noon 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
Siler City Farmers’ Market
1-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 118 W. Second St., Siler City, silercityfarmersmarket.com.
Durham Farmers’ Market
3:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, (3-6 p.m. starting June 1) 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St., Durham, durhamfarmersmarket.com
Durham Roots Farmers Market
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd., Durham, northgatemall.com/durham-roots-farmers-market/
South Durham Farmers Market
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 5410 N.C. 55, Durham, southdurhamfarmersmarket.org
Franklin County Farmers Market
9 a.m.-until sold out, Tuesdays and Fridays, 8 a.m.-until sold out, 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, sanfordfarmersmarket.weebly.com
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, enoriverfarmersmarket.com
Hillsborough Farmers Market
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, UNC Hospital parking lot, 430 Waterstone Dr., Hillsborough, hillsboroughfarmersmarket.org
Southern Village Farmer’s Market
3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, 400 Market St., Chapel Hill (Southern Village), southernvillage.com/farmers-market/
Vance County Regional Farmers Market
7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, Saturdays, 210 Southpark Drive, Henderson, vancecounty.org/residents/farmers-market/