Submit food-related events in Durham to firstname.lastname@example.org
Come on down to the lawn at Bull McCabe’s where you can help yourself to all you can eat crawfish! $15 gets you a wristband and you can go to town! There will be live music featuring the Lynn Grissett Quartet with lots of awesome brass tunes. Proceeds will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (Raleigh Chapter). There will also be a vegan boil available!
“Where the Wild Beers May Potentially Be” is a 2-day event taking place Sat. at The Glass Jug and continuing Sun. at Sam’s Bottle Shop in Durham. Each day will feature over a dozen of the best limited-release wild-fermented and/or sour beers on draft at each location from breweries right here in NC and around the world. The Glass Jug will also be the only place outside of the Bond Brother’s Brewery taproom where shoppers can get their hands on the first sour beer bottles released by the Cary brewery. Bottles will be available on Saturday. Attendance is free – simply pay for the beers you drink. Various pour sizes available. There will likely be limits on growler fills to ensure sure everyone is able to try these specialty beers.
TxakoliFest, a one-day festival featuring Txakoli, a Basque white wine, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month. Began by Mattie Beason (Black Twig Cider House, Mattie B’s Public House), the festival includes over a dozen wines, live music from Tea Cup Gin, and tastings from award-winning restaurants. Participating restaurants this year include Alley 26, Gocciolina, Mateo, Pizzeria Toro, and more. Additionally, TxakoliFest is a community fundraiser and has partnered with Robert Brown Immigration Law for this year’s festival. Proceeds will go to an immigrant legal defense fund for Triangle families navigating changing immigration laws.
The DOUGHMAN is the world’s premiere quadrathlon! A self-propelled culinary tour of Durham, it will guide your 4-person relay team through the tastes and sites of our incredible city. Combining the elements of a triathlon with competitive eating, each team member will down a delicious treat from a Durham culinary gem, followed with a bike, run or “water activity” challenge of varying distances.
James Beard award-winning author, John T. Edge, is coming to Fullsteam Brewery for a reading and signing of his new book, The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South. The book tells the story of food and politics of the South over the last 50 years, revealing how food of the poorest Southerners became the signature trend of modern American haute cuisine. Edge traces Southern food history from cooks of the Civil Rights Movement to American immigration, to modern Southern food today.
The Lantern’s Andrea Reusing will introduce Edge, and books will be for sale at Fullsteam, courtesy of The Regulator Bookshop.
Join Joe Van Gogh on Broad Street to party and celebrate their 10th anniversary! There will be music, karaoke, beer, free coffee drinks and finger foods, and Gussy’s Greek food truck nearby for substantial eats. Come to hang out, eat, dance, sing karaoke and celebrating this milestone with Joe Van Gogh!
Farm to Fork is an amazing weekend celebrating our region’s rich bounty of local foods and honoring the skillful farmers and chefs who artfully produce and prepare them – and this year is its 10th anniversary! The final event on Sunday at Fearrington Village in Pittsboro is a farm to fork picnic featuring bites from over three dozen chefs using local, seasonal ingredients.
This year marks the 10-year anniversary for Triangle Restaurant Week: a week-long celebration of culinary excellence designed to incorporate the premier Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding area restaurants. Dine at participating restaurants which offer a special menus and deals throughout the week. No advance tickets necessary. Visit their website to see which restaurants are taking part this year!
Join Durham co-op for their third annual Junetoberfest! Just like Oktoberfest, but in June so it’s better, right? The event will keep to the traditional German style festival, but everything (the beer, the food, and the band) will be local and very Durham.
$20 gets you access to unlimited snacks provided by Guglhupf, Mackey’s Ferry Peanuts, and Latta Farm, and two tokens exchangeable for two beers or one bratwurst from the Bratwurst Bar (yes, that’s going to be a thing). Additional tokens will be available for purchase for $3 each.
Learn about and taste four years (2014-2017) of New Belgium’s flagship sour La Folie at Beer Study, a bottle shop in downtown Durham. Experience the nuances of how beer develops when properly aged and meet specialists from New Belgium Brewery during this fun and educational curated beer tasting event. Light snacks will be provided, and space is limited. Cheers!
Let Bites of Bull City take you on a tasting tour of some favorite foodie stops in the Five Points area of downtown Durham! This seasonal summer tour will make stops at popular local restaurants: Counting House, Pizzeria Toro, The Cupcake Bar, Bull McCabe’s and Viceroy. Get ready for a fun and appetizing afternoon! Be sure to get tickets early as there’s limited spots and only one tour per season!
A fundraising event for Families Moving Forward, Chefs for Change will feature family favorites with a fine dining twist, prepared by chefs from Pompieri Pizza and Bull City Burger and Brewery. Your ticket to the dinner held at The Rickhouse in downtown Durham will buy you a three course meal with complimentary beer and wine. Chefs for Change is a fundraising dinner series to help homeless families. Other dinners are scheduled for August 21, October 16, and December 8.
Join 13 Rise Biscuit & Donuts locations as they partner with local breweries and beverage companies to compete in the Big Biscuit Showdown. Each Rise chef will prepare a special biscuit and donut to be paired with a craft-made beverage, accompanying the flavor profile of the biscuits and donuts. The public will then taste and vote on their favorite combinations, electing a Big Biscuit Showdown champion.
Participating beverage companies include Bean Traders Coffee, Wicked Weed Brewery, Fullsteam Brewery, Steel String Brewery, and Ponysaurus Brewery. This is a food event you won’t want to miss, with proceeds going to the Duke Cancer Institute.
Let Piedmont whisk you away to Argentina! This special dinner features wines from Terrazas de los Andes from Argentina paired with delectable dishes prepared by Piedmont chefs. Courses include grilled peach and fennel, and churrasco steak – sure to excite your palate! In addition to the four course meal, there will be a wine reception preceding dinner, and attendees will also receive treats to take home afterwards.