Mouthful

Great American Bar Crawl in Raleigh and more food and beverage events

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.

Don’t see your event listed here? You need to enter it at triangle.com. If you would like instructions on how to enter your event, send an email to Andrea Weigl, aweigl@newsobserver.com.

Feast On Cheese

Cheese boards are trending! Let culinary expert and author Sandra Gutierrez of Cary seduce your palate with recipes from perfectly puffy appetizers stuffed with creamy cheese, to salads topped with cheese crisps, and dessert empanadas stuffed with cheese. This menu is perfect for the cultured devotees who can’t get enough of their favorite food. 6 p.m. June 30. $50. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.

Girls in the Gardens: An Herbal Spa

Take time to refresh, rejuvenate and empower yourself by learning to make natural self-care products in a supportive environment. Take home freshly made salves, oils and teas from the gardens. 6/29-10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 30. $200. Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Anderson St. and Erwin Rd., Durham. 919-684-3698, gardens.duke.edu.

Great American Bar Crawl

This is a 4th of July bar crawl. 2-9 p.m. July 2. $20-$40. Downtown Raleigh, Fayetteville St, Raleigh. greatamericanbarcrawl.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. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays. $5-$25. Berkeley Cafe, 217 W. Martin St., Raleigh. 919-828-9190.

Organic Herbs for Growing Health, Wellness & Beauty

Gardeners have been using herbs for cleansing and healing properties for ages. In this class students will discuss growing the plants and preparing the herbs for use in a variety of ways to enhance your overall well-being and much more. 9-10 a.m. July 9. Free. Logan Trading Company, 707 Semart Dr, Raleigh. 919-828-5337, logantrd.com.

Carolina RailHawks Pig Pickin’

Before the July 9 Carolina RailHawks match will be the fifth annual, Pig Pickin’ and “Boss of the Sauce” contest. For only $10, fans can sample delicious North Carolina barbecue and beverage. 6 p.m. July 9. WakeMed Soccer Park, 201 Soccer Park Dr., Cary. 919-858-0464

Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series

The Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series, a single-elimination tournament highlighting the best of the state’s food, agriculture and culinary talent, is heating up the Triangle area with a double-bracket Raleigh series July 11-24. For each dinner battle, two teams of some of the best local chef talent will battle it out in a blind full-service six-course meal. 6-9 p.m. July 11-12. $59. 214 Martin Street, 214 Martin St, Raleigh. 919-844-5959, competitiondining.com.

Erik Lars Myers: N.C. Craft Beer & Breweries

Boasting more craft breweries than any other state in the South, North Carolina is the state of Southern beer. In 2012, Erik Lars Myers wrote “North Carolina Craft Beer & Breweries,” which profiled 45 breweries. Since then, the number of breweries has more than tripled to over 150 and is still growing. Now, Myers and his wife, Sarah H. Ficke, have produced an expanded and updated second edition. He’ll be visiting the store today to discuss his book; attendees will also have the chance to enjoy a complimentary beer tasting. 7-8 p.m. July 13. Free. Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill. 919-942-7373, flyleafbooks.com.

Wine and beer tastings

Independence Day Celebration: Music in the Vineyard

Enjoy your Independence Day with an afternoon of music at Raffaldini Vineyards. Purchase a refreshing glass of wine from the award-winning selection as the Vineyard features a local musician. Celebrate summer with live music and make a day of it with a picnic from the fully-stocked deli case. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 4. Free. Raffaldini Vineyards, 450 Groce Rd., Ronda. 336-835-9463, raffaldini.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.

Fridays Uncorked

5-8 p.m. Fridays. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com

WineAway Fridays

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.

Wine Authorities

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

Toasts & Tunes Concert Series

Come enjoy an afternoon of music in the vineyard with No Worries and Cloer Family Vineyards. All you need is a lawn chair and/or a picnic lunch. Wine will be sold by the glass and by the bottle.If it is raining, please call the winery at 919-387-5760 to see if this event will be held. 2 p.m. July 9. Free. Cloer Family Vineyards, 8624 Castleberry Rd., Apex. 919-387-5760, cloerfamilyvineyards.com.

Food Tours

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

Wake 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 County

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 County

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

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

Johnston County

Clayton Farm and Community Market

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 348 E. Main St., Clayton, (Horne Square), cfcmnc.org

Lee County

Sanford Farmers’ Market

9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave., Sanford, sanfordfarmersmarket.weebly.com

Orange County

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

Vance County Regional Farmers Market

7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, Saturdays, 210 Southpark Drive, Henderson, vancecounty.org/residents/farmers-market/

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