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North River Lobster Company
North River Lobster Co.

North River Lobster Company

North River Lobster Co.
Pier 81 New York NY 10036

North River Lobster Company: Fresh Seafood and a Cruise

Buy Tickets COMP $10.89

Fall is on its way and it's a perfect time to head out onto the waters for some cooler weather to enjoy a scenic cruise while chowing down on fresh seafood with North River Lobster Company. The largest floating lobster shack in New York City offers a variety of experiences, whether you want to grab a quick lobster lunch, relax with some happy hour drinks or enjoy a scenic sunset dinner. Your ticket gets you access to any of the three floors, including the rooftop deck, all of which offer a casual atmosphere and great views of Midtown. Soak it all in while perusing a menu that features a variety of fresh seafood, mason jar cocktails, buckets of beer, rosé, plus a raw bar (food and drink are available at an additional cost).

Any Date Through September 30, 2017

"OC Weekly Decadence"
Hotel Irvine

"OC Weekly Decadence"

Hotel Irvine
17900 JAMBOREE ROAD Irvine CA 92614

Local Restaurants and Liquor Brands Serve Up Deliciousness at OC Weekly's Decadence

Buy Tickets $35 - $60 $55 - $70

It's that time of year again: OC Weekly's Eat+Drink issue is here, and you're invited to Orange County's favorite foodie party featuring more than 40 local restaurants and liquor brands, including local celebrity chefs, upscale eateries, mom-and-pop favorites and food trendsetters. It's as if the featured food jumped off the page and onto your plate! The sensory delights don't just stop with the food (and the excellent people-watching). There's jazzy tunes by the Tony Guererro Quintet. Treat yourself to Decadence at the Hotel Irvine, with a part of the proceeds from ticket sales benefiting The American Cancer Society.

Friday September 29, 2017 / 7:00pm-10:00pm (VIP Admission at 6:00pm)

Wine & Spirits Fest Alcular
Rivers Casino

Wine & Spirits Fest Alcular

Rivers Casino
777 Casino Drive Pittsburgh PA 15212

Enjoy an Afternoon of Fine Wines & Good Times

Buy Tickets $12.50 $25

British comedian and essayist Stephen Fry once said, "Wine can be a better teacher than ink." If that's the case, then the Wine and Spirits Fest-acular has everything you need to become a bonafide genius. This celebration of Pennsylvania's finest fermented grapes at Pittsburgh's Rivers Casino is part festival, part spectacular and all unbridled enjoyment for anybody who loves to let the vino flow. Sip on unlimited samples from vintners like Bee Kind Winery and D&O Wine Cellars, plus some spirited hard alcohol from the likes of Kilimanjaro Distillery or cider courtesy of Knockin Noggin Cidery. But it's more than just booze! Vendors like Absolute Fine Cigars and Mary Kay Cosmetics will be on hand to show off their wares, and if you're feeling lucky you can try your hand at the Rivers Casino's games of chance with a $10 free play credit. Sip and shop to your heart's content -- after all, you want to be a good student, don't you?

Sunday October 15, 2017 / Various Times

Oktoberfest San Diego
Lane Field

Oktoberfest San Diego

Lane Field
900 West Broadway San Diego CA 92101

Unlimited Beer Tastings at Oktoberfest San Diego

Buy Tickets $22 $50

October is pretty much the only month when it's socially acceptable to rock a lederhosen -- at Oktoberfest San Diego, you'll be in good company. The gorgeous Waterfront Lane Field just got redesigned, and it's going to be packed with local vendors, music, food trucks and plenty of craft beer, of course - including unlimited samples. Bring your friends, an appetite and enjoy the best that October in San Diego has to offer.

Saturday October 14, 2017 / 7:00pm-10:00pm (VIP Admission at 6:00pm)

The Great Media Craft Beer & Restaurant Stroll
Sterling Pig

The Great Media Craft Beer & Restaurant Stroll

Sterling Pig
609 W State St Media PA 19063

Enjoy Craft Beer, Food & More

Buy Tickets $5 $10

The thing is, there's always a good excuse to drink beer and eat good food -- and The Great Media Craft Beer and Restaurant Stroll happens to be one of them. Get your fill of the area's best craft brews and bites as you hop around six of Media's top bars and restaurants. The fun kicks off at Sterling Pig, where each ticket gets you your own custom craft beer mug, a crawl map and two beer samples from each location, so you don't need to worry about bringing anything other than your appetite. Then, it's all bottoms up from there! And if you need to keep the party going, there'll be plenty of discounted food and drink specials to fuel you for the rest of the day.

Saturday October 7, 2017 / Noon-6:00pm

LA Opera: Opera at the Beach -- "Carmen" Broadcast
Santa Monica Pier

LA Opera: Opera at the Beach -- "Carmen" Broadcast

Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica CA 90401

LA Opera Live Screening on the Beach + Wine Sampling

Buy Tickets FREE - $25 COMP - $32

Picture yourself at this opera performance on the beach with a first date, who probably expected a basic dinner-and-movie type situation. The sun is setting on the waters of the iconic Santa Monica Pier, wine samples are a-plenty if you spring for Wine Terrace tickets, and the LA Opera's sensual Carmen is screening live from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. You might as well secure a second date now for this one, you smooth operator. Carmen is a world-class LA Opera production starring Grammy Award-winner Ana María Martínez, so come check it out oceanside for this rare, romantic opportunity -- and be sure to pack a blanket for romantic snuggling.

Saturday September 23, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 5:00pm)

"Wine & Spirits Fest-Acular"
Carlisle Expo Center

"Wine & Spirits Fest-Acular"

Carlisle Expo Center
100 K Street Carlisle PA 17013

Wine & Spirits Fest-Acular: Fine Wines, Good Times

Buy Tickets COMP - $6 $12

Stop and smell the rosé -- and the chardonnay and the cabernet and so many more -- at this celebration of Pennsylvania's finest fermented grapes at the Carlisle Expo Center. It's part festival, part spectacular and all unbridled enjoyment for anybody who loves to let the vino flow. Sip on one-ounce samples from vintners like Bee Kind and Deer Creek Wineries and savor a variety of varietals in your souvenir stemless tasting glass, as well as some spirited hard alcohol from the likes of Ridge Runner Distillery. There's a vendors section too, so you can get your shopping on, and you'll have your pick out of a trio of three-hour tasting sessions.

Saturday October 7, 2017 / Various Times

Time Out Los Angeles' "Battle of the Burger" Presented by Guinness
La Plaza de Cultura Y Artes

Time Out Los Angeles' "Battle of the Burger" Presented by Guinness

La Plaza de Cultura Y Artes
501 N. Main St. Los Angeles CA 90012

Battle of the Burger: The Best Go Bun to Bun

Buy Tickets COMP - $20 $30

Time Out Los Angeles named the top 50 burgers in Los Angeles and you voted for your favorites to go bun to bun. Now it's time to crown the champ at Battle of the Burger presented by Guinness Blonde. Eat your way through some of Los Angeles' very best patties before casting your vote and naming the winner. Bring your appetite to La Plaza de Cultura y Artes for burgers, Guinness Blonde, friendly competition, music and giveaways.

Sunday September 24, 2017 / 2:00pm–4:00pm (Session 1) Sunday September 24, 2017 / 5:00pm–7:00pm (Session 2)

25th Annual Chile Pepper Festival
Brooklyn Botanic Garden

25th Annual Chile Pepper Festival

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
990 Washington Avenue Brooklyn NY 11225

Chile Pepper Festival: Fiery Food Tastings & Hot Bands

Buy Tickets COMP - $16 $25

Before you usher in the cool, crisp autumn air, bid one final farewell to summer with New York's hottest (literally!) festival. Fueled by dozens of fiery food artisans and scorching bands from around the globe, the 25th Annual Chile Pepper Festival sets the beautifully scenic grounds of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden ablaze with plenty of fun activities for you and your whole family to enjoy. From chile-chocolate concoctions to volcanic hot sauces to chile-infused olive oils, beverages and more, this ultimate NYC tradition is sure to keep the heat of summer lingering on your taste buds.

Sunday October 1, 2017 / 11:00am-6:00pm

Oktoberfest at Santa Anita Park
Santa Anita Park

Oktoberfest at Santa Anita Park

Santa Anita Park
285 W Huntington Drive Arcadia CA 91007

Oktoberfest: Craft Beer, Music & More

Buy Tickets $22 - $50 $35 - $65

It's Oktoberfest time, and what better way to celebrate the brew-iest day of the year than with this fun, German-themed bash at Santa Anita Park. Along with steins and steins of delicious German craft beer, the day's festivities include a costume contest, a stein-holding competition and a corn toss, plus traditional German "oompah" music from Bavarian Wunderband. Choose between the General Package -- which includes admission, a racing program and tip sheet, eight (8) 3-oz beer or cider tastings, $5 wagering voucher, access to special Trackside and Grandstand seating areas, and a mini souvenir Oktoberfest tasting stein (3 oz size) -- or the VIP Package, which includes admission, sixteen (16) 3-oz beer tastings, a $15 food voucher, a racing program and tip sheet, $5 wagering voucher, access to special Trackside and Grandstand seating areas, and a mini souvenir Oktoberfest tasting stein (3 oz size).

Saturday September 30, 2017 / 12:30pm Sunday October 1, 2017 / 12:30pm

2017 King Richard's Faire
King Richard's Faire

2017 King Richard's Faire

King Richard's Faire
235 Main Street Carver MA 02330

The New England Renaissance Festival: King Richard's Faire

Buy Tickets $22.99 $32

Cast off the daily drudgery of offices and computers for the fanciful world of magic, knights, kings and minstrels at King Richard's Faire, The New England Renaissance Festival's 36th season. Hundreds of talented acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, minstrels, comedy acts, fire eaters and more perform non-stop throughout the day. Try your hand at games of skill, experience exciting rides and witness the King's mounted knights battle on horseback. Discover over 100 talented artisans who display and sell their magnificent wares, including blown glass, portrait paintings, hand-spun pottery, swords, jewelry, leather, armor, period clothing, psychic readings, perfumes, scented oils and more. Satisfy your appetite with epicurean treats for sale, including spit-roasted giant turkey legs, bowls of chowder and stew, ringlets of fries, champagne, wine and beer. Your arrival calls for a royal welcome at King Richard's Faire in Carver.

Good for September 30, October 1 or October 9, 2017 @10:30am-6:00pm

Culinary Fight Club Atlanta: "Seafood Showdown"
Smoke Ring Atlanta

Culinary Fight Club Atlanta: "Seafood Showdown"

Smoke Ring Atlanta
309 Nelson St SW Atlanta GA 30313

Culinary Fight Club Atlanta: Seafood Showdown

Buy Tickets $22.50 $45

The No. 1 rule of Culinary Fight Club is that you definitely can talk about Culinary Fight Club. This live cooking competition at Atlanta's Smoke Ring serves up the heat and passion of the kitchen to anyone who loves food. This time, the series pits the city's best chefs against one another in a high-energy timed contest to see whose seafood will reign supreme. Watch contestants use their frying pans and special ingredients to wow judges (including you) with the final plate-up ... all in just 60 minutes. Your ticket gets you two beers, bites and a ballot so you can vote for the best seafood in town.

Monday October 9, 2017 / 6:00pm

Street Food Cinema: Chinatown
Los Angeles State Historic Park

Street Food Cinema: Chinatown

Street Food Cinema

Los Angeles State Historic Park
1245 N Spring St Los Angeles CA 90012

Street Food Cinema: Chinatown -- Hit Films, Music & Food Trucks

Buy Tickets $7.50 $13

Put together outdoor screenings of popular movies, music from live bands and some of the city's most famous food trucks offering delicious meals for sale, and you've got the perfect L.A. summer experience. Street Food Cinema features a different lineup of eats and entertainment each week for a full season of music and film-going fun under the stars. Grab some blankets, pillows, picnic items -- even your dog -- and come on out. Films are screened in high-def DLP projection, with cinema quality picture and sound.

Saturday October 7, 2017 / 8:00pm — Halloween (Doors Open at 5:30pm)

Brunch Bar
WGBH Studios

Brunch Bar

WGBH Studios
1 Guest Street Brighton MA 02135

Brunch Bar With Popular Restaurants & Chefs

Buy Tickets $30 $50

Experience all that Boston's bounteous brunch scene has to offer and then some at Brunch Bar. The first event to sell out at The Taste of WGBH Food and Wine Festival every year, this daytime Grand Tasting caters to guests ages 21 and older with an impressive array of restaurants and award-winning chefs serving up delicious dishes along with refreshing wines, very special craft beers, ciders and juicy cocktails made with local spirits. As you work your way through this cornucopia of scrumptious samples during this three-hour event, you'll enjoy chef demos, book signings, special pop-ups, live music and more.

Sunday October 8, 2017 / 11:00am-2:00pm

The New York Coffee Festival
Metropolitan Pavilion

The New York Coffee Festival

Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street New York NY 10011

Coffee Festival Brews Up Tastings, Workshops & More

Buy Tickets $19.50 - $50 $24 - $75

The New York Coffee Festival returns to celebrate the Big Apple's specialty coffee scene. Percolating with flavors from dozens of roasters, there'll be plenty of tastings and demos from world-class baristas, interactive workshops, street food, coffee-based cocktails, live music, art exhibitions and much more. Whether you favor espresso, a nice Ethiopian drip or matcha, there's a brew for you at Metropolitan Pavilion. Grab your pour of choice and watch pros take part in the fast-paced barista competition, Coffee Masters NYC. And if you opt for the VIP ticket, you'll also get fast-track entry, a token for a free espresso martini, a copy of The New York Coffee Guide 2018 and a commemorative tote bag. 100% of this year's proceeds are being donated to Project Waterfall, a charity that aims to bring clean water to coffee-growing communities around the world.

October 13 - October 15, 2017 (Multiple Day Ticket) Saturday, October 14, 2017 @ Various Times Sunday, October 15, 2017 @ Various Times

Oktoberfest
The Mountain Winery

Oktoberfest

The Mountain Winery
14831 Pierce Road Saratoga CA 95070

Brews, Bites & More: Oktoberfest

Buy Tickets $15 $30

There's a ton of fall fun on tap at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga with this brew-centric Oktoberfest celebration, proving there's a lot more to explore in wine country than just the fruit of the vine. This Sunday afternoon shindig is set to pull out all the stops with specialty beer tastings, food booths and trucks on the plaza, interactive games, live entertainment and more. Tickets come complete with one beer flight to get you started, with plenty more craft brews available to purchase.

Sunday October 1, 2017 / Noon-4:00pm

Taste of Pasadena & SIP-tember Cocktail Finale
Rose Bowl

Taste of Pasadena & SIP-tember Cocktail Finale

Rose Bowl
1001 Rose Bowl Drive Pasadena CA 91103

SIP-tember Cocktail Finale at Taste of Pasadena

Buy Tickets $25 $50

Cast your vote and help determine which creative cocktail will be crowned Pasadena's Cocktail of the Year 2017, when Taste of Pasadena returns to the Rose Bowl. It's time for the SIP-tember Finale, where you can taste and judge the four finalists in the Cocktail Challenge, and then cast a vote for your favorite. Cheer on Pasadena's Favorite Cocktail 2017, while you taste food and drink samples from more than 24 Pasadena restaurants.

Thursday September 28, 2017 / 6:00pm

Long Beach Oktoberfest
The Pike Outlets

Long Beach Oktoberfest

The Pike Outlets
95 South Pine Ave Long Beach CA 90802

LB Oktoberfest: Unlimited Tastings, Oom Pah Music & More

Buy Tickets $20 $25

Get ready for Taste of Brews' unique spin on a longstanding, beloved autumn German tradition, Oktoberfest. Gather at Long Beach's Pike Outlets for beer, Oom Pah music, non-traditional food vendors and contests. This time around, Oktoberfest has a two-session format, both of which include unlimited tastings of craft beer and ciders -- plus you get to take a handy souvenir tasting mug home. LB Oktoberfest adds an extra fun touch to the festivities by hosting wacky games like a Stein Holding contest, Giant Jenga and more quirks that bring out your inner child. Whether you can drink like a German or not, there's a good Heff out here for everyone to sip on. Lederhosens and Dirndl are encouraged!

Saturday October 14, 2017 / Two Sessions (Noon-2:30pm & 3:30pm-6:00pm)

Taste of Santa Ana
MainPlace Mall

Taste of Santa Ana

MainPlace Mall
2800 North Main Street Santa Ana CA 92705

Taste of Santa Ana: Food, Drink & Music

Buy Tickets $15 - $45 $25 - $65

What'll you find at Taste of Santa Ana? Smoky-sweet barbecue? Bring your appetite. Lovingly crafted hoppy microbrews? Don't forget your ID (no, that beard doesn't count). Feel-good, dance-like-no-one's-watching bands? Get ready to bust a move. That's right, Santa Ana's favorite food party is back, with tasting tents filling a section of the parking lot of MainPlace Mall. You'll feel like a kid in a candy shop as you hurry from tasting to tasting, enjoying samples of everything from handcrafted ice cream to authentic tamales. This event is about bringing the Orange County community together to discover and celebrate the great restaurant community. Pair your bites with refreshing drinks from local breweries, wineries and distilleries. Do some tasting, then work up your appetite grooving away to live bands Cold Duck and Soto and playing games.

Saturday September 30, 2017 / 5:00pm-9:00pm

"Havana Night"
The Mountain Winery

"Havana Night"

The Mountain Winery
14831 Pierce Road Saratoga CA 95070

Mountain Winery's Havana Night, With Live Music

Buy Tickets Sold Out n/a

Get swept away to a romantic night in Havana as the Mountain Winery hosts this Cuban-flavored edition of Thursdays on the Mountain. Live music from Los Boleros will set the Latin tone for the night, while you enjoy dinner, wine tasting and dancing under the stars in Silicon Valley. Food trucks will be on hand with tasty eats to purchase, or you can hit up the plaza food booths. You can also try your hand at some games and more during this fun night out.

Thursday October 19, 2017 / 6:30pm-10:30pm

Taste of Seattle Made
Fisher Pavilion

Taste of Seattle Made

Fisher Pavilion
305 Harrison Street Seattle WA 98109

Taste of Seattle Made

Buy Tickets $10 - $17.50 $35

Tasty bites and drinks and a bunch of foodies just like you all under one roof at Fisher Pavilion on the beautiful Seattle Center campus. Taste pasta, mustard, wine, popsicles, chocolate, sausage, crackers, ice cream and more from 50 different Seattle-based food and beverage makers. Your ticket includes seven alcohol pours and unlimited food samples. Stop by the Central Co-op Lounge to get your photo taken, play a few carnival games and enter the Seattle Made social media contest. And if you've never experienced Fisher Pavilion, now's your chance to see this space that's built into a natural hillside with an expansive open rooftop plaza and vistas of the International Fountain and Seattle Center campus.

Friday October 6, 2017 / 6:00pm-9:30pm

Hot Wings & Craft Beer Festival
Santa Anita Park

Hot Wings & Craft Beer Festival

Santa Anita Park
285 W Huntington Drive Arcadia CA 91007

Hot Wings & Beer Festival at the Races

Buy Tickets $19.50 $25

While Flaming Hot Wings just might be the name of a horse sprinting down the track in front of you at Arcadia's Santa Anita Park, it'll definitely be what's on the menu at the Hot Wings & Craft Beer Festival. On your mark, get set for six (6) hot wings, eight (8) 3-oz. beer tastings, a $5 betting voucher, club house admission and trackside seating with a racing program and tip sheet. It's an afternoon of exciting races with the added bonus of some of the best hot wings in Southern California paired with craft brews.

Saturday October 7, 2017 / Noon

"Corazon De Mariachi" Dinner Show
iX Tapa Cantina

"Corazon De Mariachi" Dinner Show

Corazon De Mariachi

iX Tapa Cantina
119 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena CA 91105

Corazon De Mariachi Dinner Show: Live Music & More

Buy Tickets $26 $52

The famed iX Tapa Cantina's lively one-hour mariachi show features a rotating lineup of some of the best musicians and ensembles in the country, and comes complete with a traditional three-course Mexican dinner. Choose from fajitas, carne asada and more from the special Goldstar menu, while you sip on a margarita or signature sangria available for purchase from the bar. A fine pairing of culture and cuisine, the Corazon De Mariachi dinner show will transport you from Old Town Pasadena to Old Mexico. Please see the full event description for menu options, which you can order upon arrival.

Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:15pm Saturday September 23, 2017 / 8:15pm Friday September 29, 2017 / 8:15pm Saturday September 30, 2017 / 8:15pm Saturday October 7, 2017 / 8:15pm Saturday October 14, 2017 / 8:15pm Saturday October 21, 2017 / 8:15pm Saturday October 28, 2017 / 8:15pm

Chesapeake Oyster & Beer Festival
DC Capitol Riverfront

Chesapeake Oyster & Beer Festival

DC Capitol Riverfront
1st Street SE & N Street SE Washington DC 20003

Shuck 'Em at the Chesapeake Oyster & Beer Festival

Buy Tickets $22 $39

Enjoy samples of wine, spirits and craft beers and $1 oysters all afternoon at the Chesapeake Oyster & Beer Festival. Located on the Capitol Riverfront next to Nationals Park, the festival also features a variety of musical acts on the main stage. Try out a huge selection of oysters from Winter Pearls and Blue Points to Wild Fires, Skinny Dippers and more, available steamed, grilled or raw for only a buck a shell. Local food trucks and vendors will also be serving up other great food for purchase at the event.

Saturday October 21, 2017 / 3:00pm - 6:00pm

The Moonlight Dolls Presents: Bitches Who Brunch
Prohibition Supperclub & Bar

The Moonlight Dolls Presents: Bitches Who Brunch

Prohibition Supperclub & Bar
1008 Prairie St Houston TX 77002

Glam Up Your Sunday: Bitches Who Brunch's Show-Stopping Burlesque

Buy Tickets $12.50 $25

Sunday brunch has never been so glam. Grab your girlfriends and a mimosa (or three) for Bitches Who Brunch, a first-class yet relaxing afternoon of music, comedy and show-stopping striptease featuring the world-famous Moonlight Dolls. While dining on classic brunch fare like French Toast & Fried Chicken in Houston's elegant and sunny Prohibition Supperclub & Bar, you'll be dazzled by the Dolls' signature pop-up style that promises a one-of-a-kind weekend thrill. Host Abby Cadabra (Winner - Best Tease, San Antonio Burlesque Festival) leads the glittering troupe through electrifying aerial acts (keep your eyes peeled for the gorgeous, gravity-defying Ariel Airheart) and sizzling dance numbers. Cap your weekend with the yummy cocktails, delectable brunch and pastie-perfect production of The Moonlight Dolls Presents: Bitches Who Brunch.

Sunday September 24, 2017 / 11:00am Sunday September 24, 2017 / 1:30pm Sunday October 1, 2017 / 11:00am Sunday October 1, 2017 / 1:30pm Sunday October 8, 2017 / 11:00am Sunday October 8, 2017 / 1:30pm Sunday October 15, 2017 / 11:00am Sunday October 15, 2017 / 1:30pm

Oktoberfest on the Beach
Shore Club

Oktoberfest on the Beach

Shore Club
1603 North Lake Shore Drive Chicago IL 60610

Taste & Enjoy Some Beachside Brews

Buy Tickets $25 $50

Join fellow beer lovers at Shore Club on Chicago's North Avenue beach for Oktoberfest on the Beach, where you can taste, drink, and say 'cheers' to great beers. Come and enjoy over 15 seasonal brews!

Saturday October 7, 2017 / 1:00pm

Seattle Ginfest
WithinSodo

Seattle Ginfest

WithinSodo
2916 Utah Avenue South Seattle WA 98134

Seattle Ginfest: Tastings From Top Local Distilleries

Buy Tickets $12.50 $25

Gin has been making a comeback as of late, and now you can celebrate this herbaceous libation, along with the distilleries of the Puget Sound area, at the Seattle Ginfest. Enjoy samples from a curated selection of more than 20 local producers of top-quality craft spirits who will be serving their best gins and other concoctions. You can also check out lifestyle exhibits -- ski resorts, crossfit, yoga, pilates, movie theaters, music festivals, auto dealers, resorts, spas and more -- during this festive evening at Seattle's WithinSodo event space.

Thursday October 12, 2017 / 6:00pm-9:00pm

Santa Anita Park's Pinktober
Santa Anita Park

Santa Anita Park's Pinktober

Santa Anita Park
285 W Huntington Drive Arcadia CA 91007

Horse Races & Pink's Hot Dogs at Santa Anita Park

Buy Tickets $17.50 $25

A day at the races just got more fun as Santa Anita Park teams with the famed Pink's Hot Dogs for Pinktober. You'll enjoy great trackside views of all the excitement while you chow down on a Pink's-style loaded hot dog (veggie and turkey options are also available). Pile on the chili, cheese, bacon bits, guacamole, jalapeños and more! Your ticket also includes potato chips, a craft beer or soda, club house admission, a $5 betting voucher and a racing program and tip sheet. This fun (and delicious) day at the track also benefits the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, so come rocking your pink and show your support!

Saturday October 21, 2017 / Noon

Uncorked: PHX Wine Festival
Civic Space Park

Uncorked: PHX Wine Festival

Civic Space Park
424 North Central Avenue Phoenix AZ 85004

Uncorked: PHX Wine Festival -- Sample More Than 100 Wines at Fun Tasting Event

Buy Tickets $45 - $55 $55 - $65

Sharpen your wine-tasting skills and get familiar with more than 100 wines from 50-plus wineries at Phoenix's Uncorked Wine Festival. Along with an epic amount of great vino to sample, this festive event will also feature live music and lawn games to get a different kind of buzz going. And if you'd like something to nosh on while you sample all the delicious vintages, there'll also be perfectly paired dishes for purchase from a variety of gourmet food trucks. Get ready to sip your way to a memorable evening at this fun new wine fest at the modern Civic Space Park in Phoenix. Grab VIP admission for exclusive pours and an extra hour of tasting with shorter lines.

Saturday October 7, 2017 / 1:00pm-4:00pm (VIP Entry at Noon)

"Oktoberfest Live! 2017" - Philadelphia Craft Beer & Music Festival
XFINITY Live! Philadelphia

"Oktoberfest Live! 2017" - Philadelphia Craft Beer & Music Festival

XFINITY Live! Philadelphia
1100 Pattison Ave Philadelphia PA 19148

Craft Beers, German Food, Music & More

Buy Tickets $32 $45

Unlimited fun is on tap for the fifth annual Oktoberfest craft beer and music festival at XFINITY Live! Philadelphia, including food trucks, DJs, live bands, a costume contest and, of course, plenty of suds. Fill your custom take-home beer stein with unlimited samples of more than 250 craft brews from over 125 breweries as you wander through seven spectacular and spacious event areas, both indoors and out, including the Victory Beer Hall. In addition to the mug and tastings, your ticket includes access to live music as well as fun contests, games, giveaways and entry to the official after-party.

Saturday September 30, 2017 / 3:00pm - 7:00pm

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival
The Village of Leesburg

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

The Village of Leesburg
1602 Village Market Blvd. Leesburg VA 20175

Unlimited Alcohol Tastings at Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Fest

Buy Tickets $22 $39

With 60 beers, 40 bourbons and pounds on pounds of meat, the Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival is set to be a wonderfully overwhelming feast of epic portions. Spend a Saturday afternoon jamming out to live rock and bluegrass tunes while indulging in all things savory and bubbly. With a souvenir tasting glass, you'll be able to dive into unlimited tastings of beer and bourbon from dozens of renowned companies, not to mention a few wines in between. Some of the best barbecue vendors will be on site to serve up some smokin' ribs, pulled pork, sausages and fixins' for purchase to balance it all out. Walk it off as you explore related exhibits selling hot sauce, barbecue accessories and more.

Saturday October 7, 2017 / 2:00pm-6:00pm

"Arizona Summer Ends" Margarita and Mojito Festival
Rawhide Western Town

"Arizona Summer Ends" Margarita and Mojito Festival

Rawhide Western Town
5700 W. N. Loop Rd Chandler AZ 85226

Tastings, Food, Live Music & More at Arizona Summer Ends Margarita and Mojito Festival

Buy Tickets $30 $50

Although the temperatures may be blistering, summer always gets a cool send-off with Arizona Summer Ends Margarita and Mojito Festival. In this ultimate celebration at Chandler's Rawhide Western Town, you can escape the heat by treating yourself to samples of a wide selection of handcrafted margaritas, mojitos and Mexican craft beers, while enjoying live music and entertainment. You also don't have to imbibe in the alcohol to take part in all the fun -- throw in some food trucks and outdoor water games, and you've got a festival that's fun for both non-drinkers and kids of all ages. Ticket includes admission and sample tastings, as well as an embossed souvenir glass to take home.

Saturday September 30, 2017 / 2:00pm - 10:00pm

Burbank Beer Festival
Downtown Burbank

Burbank Beer Festival

Downtown Burbank
201 N San Fernando Blvd Burbank CA 91502

Burbank Beer Festival With Live Music & More

Buy Tickets $30 $40

It's one of the valley's biggest brew fests of the year! Plenty of fun will be on tap -- as will more than 85 craft beers from dozens of the best-loved breweries in the biz -- at the massive Burbank Beer Festival & Fall Street Fair in Downtown Burbank. Along with tastings of your favorite brews and some new faves you're sure to discover, there'll be live music and a Fall Street Fair featuring art vendors, handcrafted products and more. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Downtown Burbank Partnership and the Gen Giammanco Foundation.

Saturday October 21, 2017 / Noon–3:00pm (Session 1) Saturday October 21, 2017 / 4:00pm–7:00pm (Session 2)

"Haunted Food Tours"
Chew Philly Food Tours

"Haunted Food Tours"

Chew Philly Food Tours
4653 Umbria St. Philadelphia PA 19128

Haunted Food Tours: Good Eats and Ghoulish Stories

Buy Tickets $29 - $36 $59 - $74

You like ghost stories. You like good food. What better way to get ready for Halloween than to put the two together? The food-loving folks at Chew Philly have created a hauntingly fun food tour to several of Philadelphia's best dining spots -- and they've combined them with ghost stories! Your costumed guide will lead you on a journey to try several different food tastings while regaling you with spooky stories about some of the creepiest spots in town. You'll also get to enjoy a special fall-themed drink. Chew Philly Food Tours' tastings are the equivalent of a progressive lunch, so you can expect to leave feeling full -- and with a new outlook on just how scary Philadelphia can be.

Friday October 13, 2017 / 11:00am Friday October 13, 2017 / 11:30am Saturday October 14, 2017 / 10:30am Saturday October 14, 2017 / 11:30am Sunday October 15, 2017 / 10:30am Friday October 20, 2017 / 11:30am Saturday October 21, 2017 / 11:30am Sunday October 22, 2017 / 10:30am

I-15 Brew Festival
Galway Downs

I-15 Brew Festival

Galway Downs
38801 Los Corralitos Rd Temecula CA 92592

Craft Beers Abound at I-15 Brew Festival

Buy Tickets $50 - $70 $100 - $140

The I-15 Brew Festival is back with an Oktoberfest theme. Nearly 50 craft breweries will serve up their traditional and seasonal craft brews at Galway Downs in Temecula. There's an early VIP session, where you can taste special and limited brew creations. Then comes the General Admission session, where you'll receive 2-oz. pours in commemorative 16-oz. Oktoberfest mugs. As you cruise the fest's beer stands, you can also take in bands, play games, buy Oktoberfest food and more.

Saturday October 14, 2017 / 12:00pm

Little Amsterdam Medicated Meal
Arqade

Little Amsterdam Medicated Meal

Arqade
734 South Main Street Los Angeles CA 90014

Cannabis-Infused Gourmet Meal in Downtown L.A.

Buy Tickets $80 $120

Forget about those dry "special" brownies or funny-tasting gummy bears -- the Little Amsterdam Medicated Meal infuses delicious gourmet food with cannabis for a fine-dining experience that'll take you to a higher level. This Pan Asian-inspired four-course meal at Arqade in Los Angeles includes steamed edamame and water chestnuts pan-seared in ginger with a side of "special" miso, crab and lobster on sticky rice topped with soy butter and spicy szechuan sauce, a sake pairing, bulgogi and a fun dessert. Your ticket for the dinner also gets you into the after-party, where you can enjoy your post-meal buzz with great music, burlesque dancers and supernatural vibes.

Saturday September 23, 2017 / 6:00pm

Weekend Drag Brunch
Velvet Lounge

Weekend Drag Brunch

Velvet Lounge
416 W. 4th Street Santa Ana CA 92701

Weekend Drag Brunch: Gourmet Omelets, Bottomless Mimosas & Female Impersonators

Buy Tickets $25 - $29.99 $39.99

Gourmet food, bottomless mimosas and an outrageous drag show add up to a scintillating dining event you won't soon forget. Voted "Best Drag Show" by OC Weekly two years running, Velvet Lounge's Weekend Drag Brunch is the rare chance to savor a spread of waffles, bacon, apple-smoked chicken sausage, made-to-order omelets, a carving station, and other delectable treats while a colorful cast of female impersonators, "The Brunchettes," lights up the room with riotous comedy and music. Feast your eyes and your taste buds on this utterly unique brunch show that's sure to take your weekend up a notch.

Saturday September 23, 2017 / 11:00am Saturday September 23, 2017 / 1:30pm (1:00pm Seating) Sunday September 24, 2017 / 11:00am Sunday September 24, 2017 / 1:30pm (1:00pm Seating) Saturday September 30, 2017 / 11:00am Saturday September 30, 2017 / 1:30pm (1:00pm Seating)

All American Rib Cook Off
Recreation Park

All American Rib Cook Off

Recreation Park
123 Recreation Drive Auburn CA 95603

BBQ Meats & Treats at the All American Rib Cook Off

Buy Tickets $5 - $37 $10 - $50

Enjoy a great afternoon of grillin' and chillin' as the greatest grillmasters from around the country come together for the All American Rib Cook Off. Whether your favorite regional barbecue style comes from North Carolina, Kansas City, Memphis or Texas, you'll have an opportunity to taste an abundance of meats and sauces during this fun outdoor event. The day will also feature live music, craft beer and a kids' zone area. Come early and come hungry for some tangy, spicy, smoky and sweet tasting delights at Auburn's Recreation Park.

Saturday October 7, 2017 / 11:00am-4:00pm

Wine and Chocolate Tour
The Public Theater

Wine and Chocolate Tour

The Public Theater
425 Lafayette Street New York NY 10003

Wine & Chocolate Tour of NYC

Buy Tickets $20 $40

They're the ultimate indulgences -- but why just dream about delicious glasses of wines and decadent chocolate confections when you can treat yourself to two of the greatest culinary creations humanity has concocted on a Wine & Chocolate Tour of New York City? Beginning at Astor Place Theatre, you'll take a lovely stroll with a licensed tour guide through the city streets as you sample great wines, sampling some of the finest chocolates in the world along the way. It's the perfect after-work or date activity!

Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 5:00pm Thursday September 28, 2017 / 5:00pm Friday September 29, 2017 / 5:00pm Saturday September 30, 2017 / 5:00pm

Speed Dating in Arlington
Zen Bistro & Wine Bar

Speed Dating in Arlington

Zen Bistro & Wine Bar
1301 South Joyce Street Arlington VA 22202

Speed Dating in Arlington: Meet Local Singles at Fun Event

Buy Tickets COMP $30

Give speed dating a shot and see why it's so popular, at this Professionals in the City event for D.C.-area singles. Women will be seated at the perimeter of the room, with men across from them. You'll chat for a few minutes, then the guys will get up and move to the next table. After an hour, everyone will gather for more mixing and mingling. Within 48 hours, you'll receive a link that gives you access to an exclusive online system, where you'll be able to send messages privately and safely to anyone you may've sparked with, without needing to exchange sensitive contact information. It's a great way to meet lots of local singles in just one night.

Sunday September 24, 2017 / 7:00pm

"The Imbible: Day Drinking"
New World Stages - The Green Room

"The Imbible: Day Drinking"

New World Stages - The Green Room
340 West 50th Street New York NY 10019

The Imbible: Day Drinking -- Fun Foodie History

Buy Tickets $39 $79

Smash-hit musical comedy series The Imbible is known for taking audiences on a booze-fueled journey through the history of spirits and cocktails. Now, there's a special brunch edition, Day Drinking, which explores the quintessential New York brunch experience. Join four friends as they battle today's always-connected, over-scheduled world to carve out time to enjoy brunch together. While struggling to prioritize and prepare for their gathering, they learn the stories behind not only well-known brunch drinks but also brunch itself, and come to appreciate the value of making time to break bread (or waffles, or French toast) with good friends. Your ticket includes three complimentary cocktails: one build-your-own Bloody Mary, one authentic Irish coffee and one seasonal Bellini. Please arrive 30 minutes before curtain at The Green Room at New World Stages to enjoy the create-your-own Bloody Mary bar.

Saturday September 23, 2017 / 2:00pm Sunday September 24, 2017 / 3:00pm Saturday September 30, 2017 / 2:00pm Saturday September 30, 2017 / 2:00pm Sunday October 1, 2017 / 3:00pm Sunday October 1, 2017 / 3:00pm Saturday October 7, 2017 / 2:00pm Saturday October 7, 2017 / 2:00pm

The Hops & Harvest Festival
Columbia Lakefront

The Hops & Harvest Festival

Columbia Lakefront
10277 Wincopin Circle Columbia MD 21044

The Hops & Harvest Festival: Craft Beer Tastings, Live Music, Food & More

Buy Tickets $12.50 - $35 $15 - $40

There's gonna be a whole lotta sipping, shaking and snacking going on this fall at the annual Hops & Harvest Festival, right alongside Lake Kittamaqundi in Columbia. Score a custom event cup and fill up on samples from over 25 craft breweries, wineries and cideries, including Jailbreak, Mad Science and Full Tilt. You can also rock out to music from Vinyl Rhino and DJ Chris Tharp, play games, browse goods from Maryland artisans and purchase bites from River House Pizza, Clyde's of Columbia and more. There are two sessions to choose from: midday and twilight.

Saturday September 30, 2017 / Noon - 4:00pm Saturday September 30, 2017 / 5:00pm - 9:00pm

"Taste of Home LIVE" - Atlanta
Hyatt Regency Atlanta

"Taste of Home LIVE" - Atlanta

Taste of Home LIVE

Hyatt Regency Atlanta
265 Peachtree Street N.E. Atlanta GA 30303

Learn Cooking at Taste of Home LIVE in Atlanta

Buy Tickets $12.50 $25

Cooking for a big family gathering can be stressful, but this holiday season, America's favorite cooking magazine, Taste of Home, is hitting the road to spread the joy of cooking. In this live, interactive culinary show, you'll learn how to put a fresh spin on classic Thanksgiving recipes, cook up a tasty holiday brunch, and create a beautiful dessert. Ask the chef questions, have a chance to win prizes, and maybe even get to go up on stage to show your stuff. Following the show, stick around the Hyatt Regency Atlanta to try a Taste of Home dessert at the after-party.

Monday September 25, 2017 / 7:00pm

Day Trip to Wine Country
New York Wine Events - Pick Up Location

Day Trip to Wine Country

New York Wine Events - Pick Up Location
140 East 41st Street New York NY 10017

All-Day Winery Tour of the North Fork

Buy Tickets $99 $185

Escape the hustle and bustle of Manhattan to the heart of the Long Island wine country, and discover the secrets of the beautiful North Fork: quaint seaside villages, a family-run farm, charming shops, artisan foods and two of the best wineries of the area. Roundtrip bus travel will be provided for you on this tour, so you'll have plenty of time to relax and explore the sights and tastes. The wineries visited are among the most beautiful in the area and might include Jamesport Vineyards, Palmer Vineyards, Raphael Winery, Martha Clara and others. As you sip your way through the finest wines, you'll also get to taste seasonal hors d'oeuvres from local purveyors. This day trip is more than just a ride out to vineyards -- it's a great opportunity to meet the winemakers and discover the fastest growing wine region in New York.

Saturday September 23, 2017 / 9:30am Saturday September 30, 2017 / 9:30am Saturday October 7, 2017 / 9:30am Saturday October 14, 2017 / 9:30am Saturday October 21, 2017 / 9:30am Saturday October 28, 2017 / 9:30am Saturday November 4, 2017 / 9:30am

Wine and Spirits Fest"aPalooza"
Spooky Nook Sports Complex

Wine and Spirits Fest"aPalooza"

Spooky Nook Sports Complex
2913 Spooky Nook Road Manheim PA 17545

Wine and Spirits Tasting

Buy Tickets COMP - $10 $20

Discover your new favorite drink at Wine and Spirits Fest"aPalooza." This three-hour tasting session will feature over a dozen wineries, distilleries, breweries and cideries serving up their tastiest creations for you to sample. There will also be a bottle check, so you won't have to carry around any of the beverages you might choose to purchase, and you'll go home with a souvenir tasting glass. Several vendors will also be there, offering everything from fine cigars to chocolates. Give your tastebuds a day out when Wine and Spirits Fest"aPalooza" comes to the Spooky Nook Sports Complex in Manheim.

Saturday September 30, 2017 / Noon (Multiple Sessions)

Las Vegas Food & Wine Festival
Red Rock Casino

Las Vegas Food & Wine Festival

Red Rock Casino
11011 W. Charleston Las Vegas NV 89135

Celebrity Chefs at Las Vegas Food & Wine Festival

Buy Tickets $50 - $75 $100 - $150

Make your way over to Las Vegas to indulge in the sin of gluttony when the city hosts a festival of extravagant cuisines, decadent desserts and the finest selections of wine and beer. At the legendary Red Rock Casino, celebrity chefs from renowned restaurants like Maggiano's, Firefly and more will showcase an array of dishes for you to feast on while 20+ distilleries, wineries and breweries quench your thirst. Experience some of the world's best culinary talents before heading over to the slots for the evening.

Friday October 6, 2017 / 9:00pm (Early Admission at 8:00pm) Saturday October 7, 2017 / 9:00pm (Early Admission at 8:00pm)

Secaucus Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo
Meadowlands Exposition Center

Secaucus Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo

Meadowlands Exposition Center
355 Plaza Drive Secaucus NJ 07094

Sample Gluten-Free Products From 100+ Vendors at Allergen Friendly Expo

Buy Tickets COMP - $7.50 $15

You can still savor the good things in life, no matter what kind of food allergy you may be stuck with. The Secaucus Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Expo widens your eyes to a whole new world of savory and safe foods with samples, classes, coupons and more. Over 100 brands will be exhibiting treats and discounts to make your grocery shopping easier, and educational panels will teach you a thing or two on how to live a gluten-free lifestyle. Your favorite brands, restaurants, authors and bloggers will be around for a meet and greet, as well as a chance to get some seriously helpful advice about your allergies. Walk out of the Meadowlands Exposition Center with a complimentary reusable tote bag to lug all those goodies, too.

October 14-15, 2017

"Say Cheese Fest 2017"
Concord Fifty + Five

"Say Cheese Fest 2017"

Concord Fifty + Five
1355 West Concord Place Chicago IL 60642

Ooey Gooey Goodness at Say Cheese Fest 2017

Buy Tickets $35 $70

In honor of National Cheese Month, Say Cheese! Presented by Social Power Hour, Say Cheese Fest is a social event that highlights area restaurants and retailers that serve the cheesiest products the city has to offer. You'll receive tastes from numerous cheese vendors and five drink tickets as part of your VIP admission.

Sunday October 15, 2017 / 11:00am-3:00pm

NYC Craft Coffee Festival
Villain

NYC Craft Coffee Festival

Villain
50 N 3rd St Brooklyn NY 11249

NYC Craft Coffee Festival: Beans, Flavors, Snacks & Live Music

Buy Tickets $17.50 - $22.50 $35 - $45

Williamsburg is always buzzing, but its buzz is about to get amplified when coffee enthusiasts pour into Villain for the NYC Craft Coffee Festival, the official kickoff to NYC Coffee Week. Discover unique beans and flavor profiles at this immersive coffee culture experience, as you sample from among 20 specially curated roasters and coffee shops. While you sip, savor and snack, you'll be entertained by live performers who are every bit as funky and eclectic as the venue.

Saturday September 30, 2017 / 10:00am-12:30pm (VIP Entry at 9:00am) Saturday September 30, 2017 / 2:00pm-4:30pm (VIP Entry at 1:00pm)

International Bacon Fest
Houston Toros Soccer Lifestyle Facility - Downtown

International Bacon Fest

Houston Toros Soccer Lifestyle Facility - Downtown
2202 Summer Street Houston TX 77006

Bacon-Inspired Food, Drink & More at International Bacon Fest

Buy Tickets $5 $10

The International Bacon Fest, or Bacon iFest as it's known, celebrates the salty, savory strip of porcine goodness we love to eat. Head to the Houston Toros Soccer Lifestyle Facility with an empty stomach, because the entire venue will be full of bacon and pork-inspired dishes from around the world. Try dishes from Latin America, Asia, the Caribbean, Canada and the United States. Ever had Swine Apple (pulled pork inside a bacon-wrapped, grilled pineapple)? Experienced a bacon bar? How about a bacon-inspired cocktail? There are delicacies galore waiting to be tried, as well as carnival rides, live music, a bacon-eating competition, games, crafts, a pig pen, and more -- truly something for every member of the family. And while you indulge, know that a portion of the event's proceeds will go to Texas Lion Camp, a residential camping facility for children with physical disabilities, type 1 diabetes and cancer.

Saturday October 7, 2017 / 1:00pm–7:00pm

Bacon & Beer Jamboree
Plymouth Memorial Hall

Bacon & Beer Jamboree

Whiskey Burn

Plymouth Memorial Hall
83 Court Street Plymouth MA 02360

Enjoy an Evening of Bacon, Music & 60 Beers

Buy Tickets $30 $45

Perhaps you're wondering what it is that makes this festival for beer and bacon lovers count as a full-fledged jamboree. Is it the unlimited tastings of 60 different beers and ciders? Is it bacon samples from some of the world's foremost bacon pros? Or is it the hopping musical stylings of classic rock and country band Whiskey Burn? Turns out, it's all three -- because an evening of fine brews, savory bacon and fiery live music is exactly what a jamboree ought to be. Come and see for yourself when the Bacon and Beer Jamboree comes to Plymouth Memorial Hall.

Saturday October 21, 2017 / 5:30pm

Seattle Fresh Hops Fest
Hale's Ales Palladium Theater

Seattle Fresh Hops Fest

Hale's Ales Palladium Theater
4301 Leary Way NW Seattle WA 98107

Seattle Fresh Hops Festival + Food and Sliders

Buy Tickets $15 $25

Every year, Yakima's Hop Country receives a visit from brewmasters from all over to pick the valley's best variety of bitter and sweet, aromatic hops. With two-thirds of the pickings dispersed to countries across the globe, it's no doubt that this land is sought after and Washington-proud. Taste some of the best brews, from IPAs to lagers, at Hale's Ales Palladium Theater. There'll be two three-hour sessions that give you plenty of time to sip your way through the finest, along with food and sliders to pair your beers appropriately.

Saturday October 7, 2017 / Various Times

Tipsy Chocolate Tours
Tipsy Chocolate Tours

Tipsy Chocolate Tours

Tipsy Chocolate Tours
303 Newbury Street Boston MA 02115

Tipsy Chocolate Walking Tour Through Boston's Back Bay

Buy Tickets $48 $68

The only other Boston walking tour that could be as entertaining as the Freedom Trail is a chocolate trail -- Add a few cocktails to the mix, and your day in Bean Town is set. Take the gang to Tipsy Chocolate Tours' two-hour stroll through the Boston's finest confectionaries and historic sites. You'll munch on chocolatey treats that infuse even sweeter drinks like champagne truffles and Baileys. All the while, take in the New England architecture of the city streets, and learn about the history of chocolate and its ties to Boston. The tour finishes off with a cocoa-based cocktail crafted personally for guests.

Saturday September 23, 2017 / 12:30pm (Check-in at 12:15pm) Saturday September 30, 2017 / 12:30pm (Check-in at 12:15pm)

"Autumn Wine Gathering"
Woodlake Center

"Autumn Wine Gathering"

Woodlake Center
6625 Lyndale Avenue South Richfield MN 55423

Autumn Wine Gathering With Live Music & Prizes

Buy Tickets $22.50 $40

The Richfield Foundation ushers in the fall season with their Autumn Wine Gathering, where you'll find more than 100 wine varietals to sample at Woodlake Center. This annual event also features live musical entertainment and included appetizers while you learn about the wines. Get special discounts on your favorites, and enter to wine some great prizes, including a 48-bottle "Wall of Wine."

Thursday October 12, 2017 / 6:30–9:00pm

Columbia Speed Dating
T.G.I. Friday's

Columbia Speed Dating

T.G.I. Friday's
8330 Benson Drive Columbia MD 21045

Singles Seated Speed Dating: Meet Other Single Professionals

Buy Tickets $15 $30

This singles seated speed dating event starts with a relaxed mix-and-mingle, which gives you a chance to ease into things before the dating begins. Once everyone's there, the fun will start. Women will be seated at tables around the room and men will rotate from seat to seat, spending a few minutes chatting with each person. After about an hour of table-hopping, you'll have a chance to get up and mingle freely with the whole group, spending more time with those people you hit it off with the most. Then, 48 hours after the event, the hosts will email you a link to the online system, where you can message your favorite people from the party, without anyone's personal contact info being revealed. It's a fun, safe way to meet tons of new people in the shortest time possible.

Sunday October 1, 2017 / 7:00pm

FunkenDank Oktoberfest
SOMO Events Center

FunkenDank Oktoberfest

The Motet

SOMO Events Center
1100 Valley House Drive Rohnert Park CA 94928

FunkenDank Oktoberfest: Funk Music & Beer Tasting

Buy Tickets $39 - $130 $49 - $140

Denver-based funk-dance band The Motet headlines this funk-filled afternoon of music, beer and ale tasting at the SOMO Events Center in Rohnert Park. Joining The Motet in this jam-packed lineup are Dragon Smoke, Afrolicious, Frobeck, The Pulsators and Saffell. At this Sonoma County celebration, the nation's top brewers present funky sours and danky, hop-forward ales. Traditional European lagers, served unfiltered from wooden kegs in the Oktoberfest beer garden, will also be offered. Spring for a taster's ticket to enjoy tastings from the Funkendank Lounge with hoppy, sour and other beers from the top regionally available brewers, or opt for the Funkendank VIP, which includes early admission, tastings, a commemorative beer glass, VIP lanyard and preferred concert seating.

Saturday October 21, 2017 / 3:00pm-11:00pm (VIP Entry at 1:30pm)

Coffee and Dessert Tour
Washington Square Park

Coffee and Dessert Tour

Washington Square Park
1 5th Avenue New York NY 10014

Organic Coffee & Dessert Tour Through NYC

Buy Tickets $20 $40

New York City is bursting with a vibrant cafe scene -- there's practically three cafes to every block (and several dessert spots in between). Join Wine and Chocolate Tours for a stroll through some of their hand-picked favorites as they take you on a city tour with a licensed guide to sip on organic coffees and sample desserts. Nothing pairs together better than a black brew and a sweet treat, so bring a date, a friend or your parents to Washington Square Park where this foodie-venture begins.

Thursday September 28, 2017 / 5:00pm Friday September 29, 2017 / 5:00pm Saturday September 30, 2017 / 5:00pm

SusanSez Arthur Avenue Walkabout
New York City

SusanSez Arthur Avenue Walkabout

New York City
87 E 42nd Street New York NY 10017

Tour Little Italy on the SusanSez Walkabout

Buy Tickets $27 $54

Stroll the busy streets amid the numerous mom-and-pop specialty food, gift shops and restaurants of New York's authentic "Little Italy" in the Bronx. Along the way, you'll get to sample the tastes that make this a destination for those in search of the best Italian specialties the city has to offer: bureks, crusty bread, olives, cheese, sausage, pastry and, of course, pizza. Tour stops include the Arthur Avenue Retail Market, La Casa Grande Tobacco Company and a visit to the corner where Dion and the Belmonts used to serenade passersby with their a cappella harmonies.

Saturday September 23, 2017 / 10:30am

Chicago Indie Spirits Expo
Hilton Chicago

Chicago Indie Spirits Expo

Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Ave Chicago IL 60605

Small-Batch Spirits Tasting

Buy Tickets $32.50 - $42.50 $65 - $85

Whether you're a mezcal lover or a whiskey enthusiast, you can discover some of the world's best spirits at the Chicago Independent Spirits Expo. Famed for its friendly atmosphere and an ever-widening variety of samples, this annual event hosts the largest gathering of independent distillers, importers, bottlers, distributors and representatives, and their handcrafted spirits, under one roof. Sample vodka, rum, tequila, cognac and many more kinds of spirits, while chatting with the people behind these exciting artisanal spirits. Don't miss the Indie Spirits Expo when it returns to The Hilton Hotel.

Tuesday October 3, 2017 / 6:30pm (VIP Admission at 5:00pm)

Say Cheese Fest
Concord Fifty + Five

Say Cheese Fest

Concord Fifty + Five
1355 West Concord Place Chicago IL 60642

Say Cheese Fest Brings Together Chicago's Best Cheesy Foods

Buy Tickets Sold Out n/a

If you believe that cheese is a gift from above to be cherished, treasured and celebrated, then you simply can't miss Say Cheese Fest 2017 at Concord Fifty + Five in Chicago. In honor of National Cheese Month, Say Cheese Fest is a social event that brings together restaurants and retailers that serve the cheesiest products. Your ticket to this event gets you tasting samples from numerous cheese vendors, along with two drink tickets. You don't even have to say cheese at this event -- in a room full of cheese fanatics, everybody's already thinking it.

Sunday October 15, 2017 / 11:00am - 1:00pm Sunday October 15, 2017 / 1:00pm - 3:00pm

"Anything Goes"
Jesters Dinner Theatre

"Anything Goes"

Anything Goes

Jesters Dinner Theatre
224 Main Street Longmont CO 80501

Dinner Theater Experience: Cole Porter's Beloved Musical Anything Goes

Buy Tickets $12.50 - $21 $25 - $42

Some of the most memorable music in theater history comes to the stage of the Jesters Dinner Theater near Denver with Cole Porter's classic Anything Goes. This boy-meets-girl roller coaster ride centers on Billy Crocker, a young Wall Street broker who falls hopelessly in love with a wealthy heiress. When he sees her boarding a boat to London, he throws caution to the wind and becomes a stowaway. Craziness ensues when fellow passengers -- including evangelist-turned-nightclub-singer Reno Sweeney and second-rate gangster Moonface Martin -- decide to help Billy win his true love. Showcasing Porter's signature wit and masterful composition skills, listen to timeless tunes like "I Get a Kick Out of You" and "You're the Top" after helping yourself to a hearty menu of American cafe classics.

Friday September 22, 2017 / 7:30pm (Dinner Begins at 6:00pm) Saturday September 23, 2017 / 7:30pm (Dinner Begins at 6:00pm) Sunday September 24, 2017 / 2:00pm (Dinner Begins at 12:30pm) Friday September 29, 2017 / 7:30pm (Dinner Begins at 6:00pm) Saturday September 30, 2017 / 7:30pm (Dinner Begins at 6:00pm) Sunday October 1, 2017 / 2:00pm (Dinner Begins at 12:30pm)

"Onerus"
Cafe Nordo

"Onerus"

Cafe Nordo
109 S Main Street Seattle WA 98104

Onerus: Futuristic Play Plus Four-Course Dinner

Buy Tickets $60 $75

The year is 2046. Transparency -- the technology allowing citizens to be connected to the cloud 24 hours a day through their brains -- has rendered Cascadia incapable of dreaming. In this not-too-distant future, machines harvest everyone's dreams and offer them up for a price. In the world premiere of Onerus, written by Terry Podgorski and directed by Erin Brindley, you'll experience 100% Organic Dreams through all five senses. Dream sounds are provided by award-winning composer Annastasia Workman and multi-nominated Gregory Award sound designer Evan Mosher. Chef Erin Brindley conceived of each dream's tastes, aromas and textures. And dream visuals will be enhanced by the incredible video work of Degenerate Art Ensemble's Leo Mayberry. Your tickets include the performance, as well as a four-course meal of 100% Organic Dreams. It all takes place at Seattle pop-up food theater Café Nordo, which celebrates the intersection of food and art.

Sunday September 24, 2017 / 6:30pm Thursday September 28, 2017 / 8:00pm Sunday October 1, 2017 / 7:30pm Thursday October 5, 2017 / 8:00pm Sunday October 8, 2017 / 6:30pm Thursday October 12, 2017 / 8:00pm Sunday October 15, 2017 / 7:30pm Thursday October 19, 2017 / 8:00pm

"Beer Meets Wood": Beer Festival
The Portland Company Complex

"Beer Meets Wood": Beer Festival

The Portland Company Complex
58 Fore Street Portland ME 04101

Beer Meets Wood: Beer Festival

Buy Tickets $27.50 $55

There's only one thing more fun than a barrel full of monkeys, and that's a barrel full of beer. During Beer Meets Wood, there's plenty of fun and wood-aged brews to be had as the one-day festival takes over The Portland Company Complex. Have a blast with a bevvy of other beer enthusiasts as you savor over 200 samples from over 50 different breweries with your BeerAdvocate-branded Govino tasting vessel (included in your ticket). From local flavors to international brews, Beer Meets Wood offers a variety of suds to please everyone's palate.

Saturday September 23, 2017 / Noon - 3:30pm Saturday September 23, 2017 / 6:00pm - 9:30pm

Heavy Seas Sausage Fest
Heavy Seas Beer

Heavy Seas Sausage Fest

Heavy Seas Beer
4615 Hollins Ferry Road Baltimore MD 21227

Celebrate Oktoberfest with German Sausages + Unlimited Beer

Buy Tickets $25 $39

Make a "Prost!" to Oktoberfest season and head on over to Baltimore's Heavy Seas Beer for a beer and sausage festival of epic proportions. You'll have unlimited access to Heavy Seas' drafts and exclusive specialty casks so you can truly consume the brews like the Germans do. Savor a sausage from the 10+ selection of flavors that'll be freshly grilled, or grab some grub from local restaurants serving up eats. Live music and polka tunes will be blasting all day too so you can shake out the beer carbs on the dance floor. Showing up in your snazziest lederhosen earns extra spirit points.

Saturday September 30, 2017 / Noon-4:00pm

Hollywood Sites and Bites Food Tour
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

Hollywood Sites and Bites Food Tour

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
7000 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood CA 90028

Tour and Taste at Hollywood's Hot Restaurants and Famous Sights

Buy Tickets $55 $99

TOURific Escapes' four-hour, highly rated Hollywood Sites and Bites tour takes you on a guided walk from the old-school glamour of the iconic Roosevelt Hotel and Grauman's Chinese Theatre to fun new spots like the Hollywood & Highland complex, accompanied by a certified tour director. From there, an air-conditioned van transports you to see the Capitol Records building and the Hollywood sign, and to trendy areas like Melrose Avenue and the Sunset Strip, where you'll make several stops at some of Los Angeles' most talked-about restaurants for a variety of savory and sweet tastings.

Sunday October 8, 2017 / 10:00am Monday October 16, 2017 / 10:00am

River North Wine Fest
Moe's Cantina River North

River North Wine Fest

Moe's Cantina River North
155 W. Kinzie Street Chicago IL 60654

River North Wine Fest: Tastes of More Than 35 Varieties

Buy Tickets $25 $50

Life is too short to drink bad wine. Luckily, you'll have your pick of several of the good ones at the River North Wine Fest in Chicago. More than 35 wines from all over the world will be ready for you to sip and sample at Moe's Cantina, from pinots and cabs to blends and beyond. Each guest will also receive a cheese plate with some specially chosen pairings. Taste them all and find your new favorite at this entertaining event.

Saturday September 23, 2017 / Noon-4:00pm

The Skivvies: Brunch Party
The Green Room 42

The Skivvies: Brunch Party

The Skivvies

The Green Room 42
570 10th Avenue New York NY 10036

The Skivvies: Brunch Party With Stripped-Down Musicians

Buy Tickets $20 $30

Enjoy brunch in your undies when The Skivvies return to The Green Room 42. A band that actually lives up to their name, singer-actor-comic-musicians Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley play pared-down arrangements of an eclectic collection of covers while stripped down to their underwear. Letting it all hang out, the popular "Undie-Rock" duo transform songs from every genre into bewitching harmonies accompanied by cello, ukulele, glockenspiel -- and plenty of skin.

Sunday September 24, 2017 / Noon

Chocolate & Wine or Beer Pairing
Sweet Decadence Wine and Chocolate Bar

Chocolate & Wine or Beer Pairing

Sweet Decadence Wine and Chocolate Bar
827 N 10th Place Ste B Renton WA 98057

Chocolate and Wine or Beer Pairing at Sweet Decadence

Buy Tickets $17.50 $35

Renton's Sweet Decadence, ranked as one of the Top 5 chocolate shops in Evening magazine's "Best of Western Washington," offers an elegant evening of wine or beer and chocolate tasting. Four specially selected wines or craft brews are paired with four artisan chocolates of the finest quality for the ultimate indulgent treat. You'll get plenty of personal attention in this small-group setting as a wine and beer specialist guides you through the tasting, pointing out the differences in each vintage and how they highlight and balance the ingredients in the chocolate.

Saturday September 23, 2017 / 4:00pm Saturday September 23, 2017 / 5:00pm Saturday September 23, 2017 / 6:00pm Thursday September 28, 2017 / 4:00pm Thursday September 28, 2017 / 5:00pm Thursday September 28, 2017 / 6:00pm Friday September 29, 2017 / 4:00pm Friday September 29, 2017 / 5:00pm

Las Vegas Sangria Festival
Henderson Convention Center

Las Vegas Sangria Festival

Henderson Convention Center
200 S. Water St. 89015 Henderson NV 89015

Las Vegas Sangria Festival: Sangrias, Spanish Wines & Live Flamenco

Buy Tickets $30 $50

Indulge in a variety of sweet sangrias and Spanish wines at the inaugural Las Vegas Sangria Festival. It's taking place at the Henderson Convention Center, where you'll enjoy unlimited tastes of sangria -- including Beso Del Sol's natural sangria, Dirty Tequila and Copper Creek Cocktails -- and score a souvenir tasting glass, plus catch a flamenco dance expo and live flamenco guitar performance by Ricardo Grigo. There'll also be local artisan craft vendors, making for a fun shopping experience, along with food trucks galore, where you can purchase delectable eats. And with every sip you'll be helping the Calling Out All Angels Foundation, which helps single parents and their children cope with the effects of chemotherapy and cancer.

Saturday October 21, 2017 / 2:00 - 9:00pm

Queens Beer Festival
LIC Flea & Food

Queens Beer Festival

LIC Flea & Food
5-25 46th Avenue Long Island City NY 11101

Queens Beer Festival: 2nd Annual Craft Brew Celebration

Buy Tickets $29.50 $59

For the second year in a row, you're invited to indulge in some of NYC's best craft brews at the two-day Queens Beer Festival. Enjoy primo views of the midtown Manhattan skyline, as you taste samples from every Queens-based brewery, plus hand-picked extras from Brooklyn, The Bronx and Staten Island. Situated along the East River waterfront, LIC Flea & Food is hopping every weekend with more than 80 food, drink, antiques and craft vendors, featuring art, furniture, fashion, jewelry and more for sale.

Saturday October 14, 2017 / Various Times Sunday October 15, 2017 / Various Times

New York Rum Festival
S.O.B's

New York Rum Festival

S.O.B's
204 Varick Street New York NY 10014

Tropical Tastes, Mixology Demos & More: New York Rum Festival

Buy Tickets $65 $130

It may bring to mind the sandy beaches and glittering waters of the Caribbean where it was first distilled, but rum is capable of so much more than spiking a frothy umbrella drink -- not that there's anything wrong with that. The New York Rum Festival at S.O.B.'s in Manhattan features a four-hour "Rum Aficionado" session featuring arts and crafts, music, mixology demos, plenty of samples from a variety of brands and a souvenir tasting cup.

Saturday September 30, 2017 / 1:30pm - 5:30pm

Magic and Wine with David Minkin
The Majestic Garden Hotel

Magic and Wine with David Minkin

The Majestic Garden Hotel
900 South Disneyland Drive Anaheim CA 92802

Wine Tasting & Magic with David Minkin (Travel Channel's Magic Outlaws)

Buy Tickets $55 - $65 $69 - $89

International Magic Champion David Minkin is a master of close-up magic, whose talents have been featured on the Travel Channel show Magic Outlaws. His face-to-face feats wowed Johnny Depp, who declared Minkin's tricks the greatest he'd ever seen. This intimate evening at The Majestic Garden Hotel in Anaheim is sure to be a pleasure from start to finish, beginning with a tasting of four excellent wines hand-selected by Minkin himself, along with some tasty hors d'oeuvres. After that, the real magic begins, as you join Minkin at the main stage where everyone can get a good look at his mind-blowing sleight-of-hand.

Friday September 22, 2017 / 7:30pm

"Oktoberfest Live!"
Power Plant Live!

"Oktoberfest Live!"

Power Plant Live!
34 Market Place Baltimore MD 21202

Beer, Music & More at Oktoberfest Live!

Buy Tickets $22 - $35 $30 - $45

Unlimited fun is on tap for Oktoberfest Live! at Power Plant Live! in Baltimore. This contemporary twist on the classic German celebration will be a rocking time, with food trucks, live music and, of course, plenty of suds. Fill your souvenir sampling mug with unlimited sips of more than 150 craft brews that range from smooth lagers to lip-puckering sours to hoppy IPAs and everything in between. In addition to the mug and tastings, your ticket includes access to live entertainment, fun contests, games, and vendors.

Saturday September 30, 2017 / 3:00pm - 7:00pm (VIP Entry at 2:00pm)

Fall Whiskey Festival
Trophy Room

Fall Whiskey Festival

Trophy Room
170 W Ontario Chicago IL 60654

Spend a Fun Afternoon Tasting Top-Shelf Whiskeys at Chicago's 2017 Fall Whiskey Festival

Buy Tickets $17.50 - $20 $35 - $40

When air turns crisp and the leaves are ablaze, nothing's better than settling into a cozy bar and warming up with a whiskey. Whether you sip on classic cocktails like a Hot Toddy, an Old Fashioned or a Manhattan, or prefer to drink your whiskey on the rocks, Chicago's 2017 Fall Whiskey Festival will help you find your new favorite. During the two-hour tasting (two and a half hours for VIP), you'll enjoy trying new whiskeys in an intimate setting with representatives showcasing a few of their top offerings -- and with 15 tasting tickets, you'll indulge in a wide variety. The Trophy Room will boast food and drink specials, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit local charities. Grab a group of buds and celebrate Chicago's best season with a delicious afternoon of whiskey.

Saturday September 30, 2017 / 4:00pm-6:00pm (VIP Entry 3:00pm)

HTX International Fest
The Silo

HTX International Fest

The Silo
4601 Clinton Drive Houston TX 77020

HTX International Fest: Food, Music & Dance From Around the World

Buy Tickets $10 - $25 $20 - $50

Come celebrate the rich multiculturalism of America's melting pot at the HTX International Fest. Grab some friends, throw on a T-shirt showing your own national or ethnic pride, and come out for this adults-only evening featuring music, dance and cultures from all over the world. Your ticket includes tastings of spirits, beer, wine and vodka, and dozens of vendors will be on hand selling local and international foods and crafts. Don't miss this fun time at The Silo in Houston.

Saturday September 30, 2017 / 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Bronx Little Italy and Arthur Avenue Tour
In front of Grand Central Station

Bronx Little Italy and Arthur Avenue Tour

In front of Grand Central Station
89 East 42nd Street New York NY 10017

Tour the Bronx's Little Italy & Arthur Avenue

Buy Tickets $17.50 $35

The Bronx is rich in culture and food experiences. Now you can explore the area known as New York's culinary center with Inside Out Tours' three-hour excursion through Little Italy and Arthur Avenue. This Bronx neighborhood is teeming with Italian bakeries, specialty shops, fish markets, butcher shops and more. You'll learn about the history of Belmont and Fordham Roads and the immigrants from Italy, Ireland and other locations who helped form the neighborhood's local history. Then visit the thriving business district of Little Italy to sample culinary treats. Your group and guide will meet at Grand Central Station, then take an easy train ride to the Bronx to check out -- or rediscover -- this vital section of the borough.

Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 11:00am Wednesday October 4, 2017 / 11:00am Wednesday October 11, 2017 / 11:00am Wednesday October 18, 2017 / 11:00am Wednesday October 25, 2017 / 11:00am Wednesday November 1, 2017 / 11:00am Wednesday November 8, 2017 / 11:00am Wednesday November 15, 2017 / 11:00am

"Hollywood Comes to the McDonald Mansion"
6th Street Playhouse

"Hollywood Comes to the McDonald Mansion"

6th Street Playhouse
52 W 6th St. Santa Rosa CA 95401

Gala Fundraiser With Chris Noth (Sex & the City)

Buy Tickets $150 $250

The 6th Street Playhouse is throwing a gala fundraiser and it's rolling out the red carpet to bring Hollywood to Santa Rosa's historic McDonald Mansion. Actor Chris Noth (Sex & the City, The Good Wife, Law & Order) is the guest of honor for this evening filled with live jazz and entertainment. When you're not rubbing elbows with "Big," you can tour the mansion, participate in a silent auction and dine in the beautiful gardens.

Saturday September 23, 2017 / 6:00pm

"Taste of Home LIVE" -- Baltimore
Hyatt Regency Baltimore

"Taste of Home LIVE" -- Baltimore

Taste of Home LIVE

Hyatt Regency Baltimore
300 Light Street Baltimore MD 21202

Learn Cooking at Taste of Home LIVE in Baltimore

Buy Tickets $12.50 $25

Cooking for a big family gathering can be stressful, but this holiday season, America's favorite cooking magazine, Taste of Home, is hitting the road to spread the joy of cooking. In this live, interactive culinary show, you'll learn how to put a fresh spin on classic Thanksgiving recipes, cook up a tasty holiday brunch, and create a beautiful dessert. Ask the chef questions, have a chance to win prizes, and maybe even get to go up on stage to show your stuff. Following the show, stick around the Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor to try a Taste of Home dessert at the after-party.

Thursday October 19, 2017 / 7:00pm

San Francisco Bloody Mary Summer Brunch Cruise
Hornblower Cruises and Events - San Francisco

San Francisco Bloody Mary Summer Brunch Cruise

Hornblower Cruises and Events - San Francisco
3 Pier 101 San Francisco CA 94111

Bottomless Mimosas, Bloody Marys + Brunch Buffet Cruise Through SF Bay

Buy Tickets $71.75 $119.59

Spend a crisp weekend morning out on the waters of the scenic San Francisco Bay getting buzzed while devouring an epic meal of breakfast tacos and other hearty favorites. Hornblower Cruises and Events has a raging two-hour cruise planned for guests that'll be fueled by Bloody Marys, mimosas and a brunch buffet to complete the festivities. A live DJ provides the hottest Top 40's jams while you simply sit back and relax with a drink in hand. The cruise takes you through iconic sites like Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and the Coit Tower, and other beverages will be available on board for purchase.

Sunday September 24, 2017 / 11:00am (Boarding Begins at 10:30am) Sunday October 1, 2017 / 11:00am (Boarding Begins at 10:30am)

Christopher Kimball's "Milk Street Live!"
Herbst Theatre at the San Francisco War Memorial Building

Christopher Kimball's "Milk Street Live!"

Herbst Theatre at the San Francisco War Memorial Building
401 Van Ness Ave San Francisco CA 94102

Chef Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Live!

Buy Tickets $19 - $34.50 $36.50 - $67

Take a private tour inside the delicious world of Christopher Kimball's "new home cooking" food empire when the founder and host of Milk Street TV and Radio comes to the Herbst Theatre at the San Francisco War Memorial Building. Discover some of the secrets of cooking that Kimball's collected during his trans-continental travels -- from Thailand to London, South Africa to the Middle East. In this interactive culinary event, you'll participate in a taste-test and maybe even get the chance to step on stage with "the guy with the bowtie" for cooking competitions, quizzes, Q&A's and more.

Monday October 16, 2017 / 7:30pm

"Wicked Wine Fest"
Boston Center for the Arts - Cyclorama

"Wicked Wine Fest"

Boston Center for the Arts - Cyclorama
539 Tremont St Boston MA 02116

Wicked Winter Wine Fest: Stay Toasty While Sampling Varietals

Buy Tickets $37.50 $75

Fight off the winter blues at the Wicked Winter Wine Fest, where you're guaranteed to have a wicked good time. Whether you're looking to network and meet new people or hang out with a group of friends, this popular tasting event at Boston Center for the Arts is the place to be when hundreds of young professionals from all over Boston gather for a fun-filled and relaxed social session loaded with tasty vintages and interesting people. You'll get to sample delicious wines at some very good values from a variety of vendors, and you'll be entered to win prizes valued at over $1,000.

Saturday October 14, 2017 / Various Times Sunday October 15, 2017 / Various Times

"Taste of Home LIVE" - Pittsburgh
Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh

"Taste of Home LIVE" - Pittsburgh

Taste of Home LIVE

Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh
1111 Airport Blvd Pittsburgh PA 15231

Learn Cooking at Taste of Home LIVE in Pittsburgh

Buy Tickets $12.50 $25

Cooking for a big family gathering can be stressful, but this holiday season, America's favorite cooking magazine, Taste of Home, is hitting the road to spread the joy of cooking. In this live, interactive culinary show, you'll learn how to put a fresh spin on classic Thanksgiving recipes, cook up a tasty holiday brunch, and create a beautiful dessert. Ask the chef questions, have a chance to win prizes, and maybe even get to go up on stage to show your stuff. Following the show, stick around the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh to try a Taste of Home dessert at the after-party.

Monday October 9, 2017 / 7:00pm

"Chefs Take a Stand"
Dock5 @ Union Market

"Chefs Take a Stand"

Dock5 @ Union Market
1309 5th St NE Washington DC 20001

Benefit Stars DC's Best Chefs

Buy Tickets $62.50 - $97.50 $125 - $195

A one-of-a-kind bash that benefits the National Network to End Domestic Violence, Chefs Take a Stand serves up a casual evening of great food and creative cocktails for an awesome cause at Dock5 in DC. This year's shindig is set to include returning favorites like Denise Rodriguez of The Swiss Bakery, Dane and Kathryn Nakamura of Range, Mikala Brennan of Hula Girl Bar & Grill and many more. VIP tickets give you an extra hour to party at a pre-event reception.

Monday October 2, 2017 / 6:30pm-9:00pm (VIP Entry at 5:30pm)

Cheers & Drink Fest
Concord Fifty + Five

Cheers & Drink Fest

Concord Fifty + Five
1355 West Concord Place Chicago IL 60642

Food, Booze and Fun at Cheers & Drink Fest

Buy Tickets $20 $40

At Cheers & Drink Fest, local distilleries, breweries and wineries are coming together for an evening of fun, friends and top-notch cocktails, wine and beer. At this event at Concord Fifty+Five in Chicago, you can enjoy samples of spirits from various vendors, as well as tasty bites from participating restaurants.

Friday October 20, 2017 / 6:00pm-9:00pm

The Art of Flamenco Dinner Show
Cafe Sevilla Riverside

The Art of Flamenco Dinner Show

The Art of Flamenco Dinner Show

Cafe Sevilla Riverside
3252 Mission Inn Ave. Riverside CA 92507

Flamenco & Spanish Cuisine: Intimate, Passionate, Exotic

Buy Tickets $39 $59

The beautiful Café Sevilla in Riverside invites guests to come and enjoy a magical evening of Spanish and Gypsy flamenco dance, an authentic three-course meal and an atmosphere of European elegance and Mediterranean spirit. Sevilla's flamenco dinner-show showcases a variety of master dancers, singers, percussionists and guitarists, paired with a fabulous Spanish meal. The included dinner features a salad, their famous Paella Valenciana or short rib/salmon duet, and for dessert, Crema Catalana, the restaurant's award-winning chocolate espresso creme brulee. A tapas menu, full bar, eclectic wine list and other menu upgrades are also available for a la carte purchase.

Saturday September 30, 2017 / 7:00pm Saturday October 7, 2017 / 7:00pm Saturday October 14, 2017 / 7:00pm

Ethnic Neighborhoods Food & Culture Tour
Gaylord Apartments - Los Angeles Urban Adventures

Ethnic Neighborhoods Food & Culture Tour

Gaylord Apartments - Los Angeles Urban Adventures
3355 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90010

East Hollywood's Ethnic Neighborhoods: Experience the Food & Culture

Buy Tickets $52.80 $88

Get off the beaten path and venture into some of Los Angeles' hidden ethnic enclaves where locals live and eat like they did in their families' native countries. You'll enjoy sweet and savory tastings in markets, restaurants, hole-in-the-wall eateries and bakeries as you take in the lesser-traveled L.A. culture. You'll visit Koreatown, Little Armenia and Thai Town while learning about historic architecture and East Hollywood life, and walking and riding the Metro through vibrant neighborhoods. The four-hour tour includes food and drink tastings, fare for the city bus rides and insightful commentary from your informative tour guide.

Saturday October 7, 2017 / 2:00pm Saturday October 21, 2017 / 2:00pm

Sidewalk Food Tours of Chicago: River North
River North

Sidewalk Food Tours of Chicago: River North

River North
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza Chicago IL 60654

Foodie Walking Tour: Discover River North

Buy Tickets $42 $60

Besides Cubs vs. Sox, Chicagoans passionately debate two other controversies: who makes the best deep-dish pizza and who serves up the best Italian beef sandwiches. You'll get to try two of the most popular answers on this three-hour food and history walking tour of River North. You'll also get to know one of the city's most interesting neighborhoods through its cuisine -- from specialty food stores to ethnic eateries, from the well-known to the best-kept secrets. Plus, you'll visit celebrity chef Rick Bayless' restaurant, Xoco, sample some Spanish tapas and more. Between tastings, an expert guide from Sidewalk of Chicago provides an entertaining insider's view into the Windy City's culture, history and architecture, tying the sights and sounds to the tastes.

Friday September 29, 2017 / 11:00am Saturday September 30, 2017 / 11:00am Friday October 6, 2017 / 11:00am Saturday October 7, 2017 / 11:00am Friday October 13, 2017 / 11:00am Saturday October 14, 2017 / 11:00am Friday October 20, 2017 / 11:00am Saturday October 21, 2017 / 11:00am

"Boston Chocolate Workshop"
Elephant & Castle Pub and Restaurant

"Boston Chocolate Workshop"

Elephant & Castle Pub and Restaurant
161 Devonshire Street Boston MA 02110

Boston Chocolate Workshop: Make Your Own Truffles and More

Buy Tickets $49 $85

Learn how to roll your own show-stopping truffles filled with everything from champagne cream to chocolate peanut butter, and pick up a few fascinating facts about the sweet science of chocolate along the way at this fun workshop, led by a Master Chocolatier. You'll dip your creations in a variety of delicious toppings, and learn about piping, shaping, coating and packaging for maximum "wow" factor. You'll leave the event at the Elephant & Castle with lots of delicious truffles to show off and share with friends and family. Plus, you'll get great tips on tasting, buying and storing fine chocolate.

Saturday October 7, 2017 / Noon Saturday October 21, 2017 / Noon Saturday November 4, 2017 / Noon Saturday November 18, 2017 / Noon Saturday December 2, 2017 / Noon Saturday December 16, 2017 / Noon

Whiskies of the World
JW Marriott Galleria Houston

Whiskies of the World

JW Marriott Galleria Houston
5150 Westheimer Rd. Houston TX 77056

Sample Liquor Varieties at Whiskies of the World

Buy Tickets $60 $120

Whiskies of the World brings together distillers from around the world to share their finest spirits and knowledge with whisky enthusiasts at JW Marriott Galleria Houston. Put on your classiest attire and discover the art of whisky in the company of connoisseurs and whisky celebrities. You'll have the opportunity to sample hundreds of whiskies (including scotch, bourbon, American craft, malts, grains and more), learn about the best whisky and cigar pairings, as well as meet distillers and brand ambassadors. Plus, proceeds will go towards benefiting Houston's flood relief.

Saturday September 30, 2017 / 7:00pm

Leavenworth Oktoberfest Bus
Wells Fargo

Leavenworth Oktoberfest Bus

Wells Fargo
1620 4th Ave Seattle WA 98101

Ride the Bus to Leavenworth Oktoberfest

Buy Tickets $50 $100

It's that time of year! Experience the charm of a faux German town scenically nestled in the Cascade Mountains, enjoy some day drinking and leave the driving to someone else. Leavenworth captures the spirit of a quaint Bavarian village within reach of Seattle, so don your lederhosen and celebrate some light cultural appropriation with polka and beer. Alcohol is prohibited on the bus and entrance fees for the main Oktoberfest pavilion are not included in your fare, but if you're looking for a safe way to get to and from the event, this is your ride.

Saturday September 30, 2017 / 10:00am (Departs On Time) Saturday October 7, 2017 / 10:00am (Departs On Time) Saturday October 14, 2017 / 10:00am (Departs On Time)

Chinatown Food Tour
Chinatown Food Tour at East West Bank

Chinatown Food Tour

Chinatown Food Tour at East West Bank
1066 Grant Ave San Francisco CA 94133

Chinatown Food Tour: Savor China's Culinary Treats

Buy Tickets $42 $69

San Francisco's world famous Chinatown holds a wealth of exquisite flavors, but without insider knowledge it can be difficult to find those culinary secrets. Your Sidewalk Food Tours guide will lead you through the streets and alleys of Chinatown, where you will enjoy five flavorful tastings, satisfying your appetite for the exotic. You'll try Cantonese pork buns, President Obama's favorite San Francisco dim sum, Chef Han's authentic Szechuan cuisine, savory Peking duck and egg tarts cooked to a smooth flan-like perfection with a flakey crust. At the end of the tour, you'll know all of the best spots to eat and can return to enjoy Chinatown's food with confidence. Vegetarian substitutions can be arranged with advance notice.

Sunday September 24, 2017 / 10:00am Saturday September 30, 2017 / 10:00am Sunday October 1, 2017 / 10:00am Saturday October 7, 2017 / 10:00am Sunday October 8, 2017 / 10:00am Saturday October 14, 2017 / 10:00am Sunday October 15, 2017 / 10:00am Saturday October 21, 2017 / 10:00am

Taste of DC
Festival Grounds at RFK Stadium

Taste of DC

Festival Grounds at RFK Stadium
2400 East Capitol Street SE Washington DC 20003

Taste of DC: The City's Best Bites, Beers & More

Buy Tickets $7.99 - $39.99 $9.99 - $49.99

For two decadent days, the aroma of savory chicken and waffles, smoked meats and sweet baked treats will waft around the Festival Grounds at RFK Stadium. That's because the annual Taste of DC is back in town, bringing the best dishes in and around the nation's capital to one mouth-watering foodie mecca. Spend your weekend indulging in -- and Instagram-snapping -- an eclectic menu of must-tries, from crab cakes to cupcakes, BBQ to bao. And don't bother quibbling with calories; once you've wandered around Restaurant Row (there'll be more than 65 restaurants), popped the little ones by the Kid Zone, stopped in at the beer garden and grooved at one of the three stages booming with live music, you'll have had quite the workout.

Saturday October 7, 2017 / 10:00am - 10:00pm Sunday October 8, 2017 / 11:00am - 6:00pm

Authentic Philadelphia Food Tour
Chew Philly Food Tours

Authentic Philadelphia Food Tour

Chew Philly Food Tours
4653 Umbria St. Philadelphia PA 19128

Authentic Philadelphia Food Tour: Cheesesteaks, Local Culture & More

Buy Tickets $29 $59

Enjoy some classic "City of Brotherly Love" bites while exploring the 300-year-old neighborhood of Manayunk. Your friendly and knowledgeable guides will share local lore and reveal an insider's view into the culture, history and architecture that define this mouth-watering stretch of Philadelphia, as you indulge in cheesesteaks, tomato pie, soft pretzels and more at family-owned delis, bakeries and specialty shops along the scenic Schuylkill River. Tour tastings are equivalent to a progressive lunch, so by the end of the two-and-a-half-hour walk, you should feel completely satisfied and have a fresh outlook on Philly's distinct flavors. Please see the full event description for more information.

Friday September 22, 2017 / 11:30am Saturday September 23, 2017 / 11:30am Sunday September 24, 2017 / 10:30am Sunday September 24, 2017 / 11:30am Friday September 29, 2017 / 11:30am Saturday September 30, 2017 / 11:30am Sunday October 1, 2017 / 10:30am Friday October 6, 2017 / 11:30am

The Chopping Block Cooking Classes -- Lincoln Square
The Chopping Block Lincoln Square

The Chopping Block Cooking Classes -- Lincoln Square

The Chopping Block Lincoln Square
4747 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago IL 60625

The Chopping Block Cooking Classes -- Lincoln Square

Buy Tickets $60 - $90 $60 - $90

Ever watch expert chefs create mouth-watering dishes on TV and wish you could do the same? You can learn to do just that at The Chopping Block Cooking Classes. Located in the Lincoln Square neighborhood, The Chopping Block is a fun, laid-back place to pick up a variety of cooking disciplines. Learn to can and preserve food, create traditional dim sum favorites, and pair food and wine for a summertime gathering. Come along with a chef to the Lincoln Square farmers market and see how a pro chooses produce, then turn it into a healthy and delicious meal. Take a break from all your hard work and enjoy the ultimate backyard barbecue, grilled up by Chef Mario Scordato. With more classes added all the time, The Chopping Block is Chicago's premier recreational cooking school.

Saturday September 23, 2017 / 10:00am (Cooking Lab: The Art of Fermentation) Tuesday September 26, 2017 / 7:00pm (The Science Behind Tasting Wine) Thursday September 28, 2017 / 7:00pm (La Vida Loca) Tuesday October 3, 2017 / 7:00pm (Gastropub Gastronomy) Tuesday October 10, 2017 / 7:00pm (War and Wine: Grand Cru of Wine Classes) Thursday October 12, 2017 / 6:00pm (Farmers' Market Tour and Cooking Class) Sunday October 15, 2017 / 10:10am (Gifts from the Kitchen) Thursday October 19, 2017 / 6:30pm (American BBQ: The Real Deal)

Wine and Spirits Fest"aPalooza"
Kovalchick Convention & Athletic Complex

Wine and Spirits Fest"aPalooza"

Kovalchick Convention & Athletic Complex
711 Pratt Drive Indiana PA 15705

Wine and Spirits Tasting

Buy Tickets COMP - $7.50 $15

Discover your new favorite drink at Wine and Spirits Fest"aPalooza." This three-hour tasting session will feature over a dozen wineries, distilleries, breweries and cideries serving up their tastiest creations for you to sample. There will also be a bottle check, so you won't have to carry around any of the beverages you might choose to purchase. Several vendors will also be there, offering everything from fine cigars to chocolates. Give your taste buds a day out when Wine and Spirits Fest"aPalooza" comes to the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex in Indiana.

Saturday September 23, 2017 / Various Times

Chopping Block Cooking Classes -- Merchandise Mart
The Chopping Block at the Mart

Chopping Block Cooking Classes -- Merchandise Mart

The Chopping Block at the Mart
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza Chicago IL 60654

Fun, Laid-Back Cooking Classes

Buy Tickets $60 - $90 $60 - $90

For 19 years, The Chopping Block has been teaching Chicagoans how to cook in a friendly, fun and entertaining way. Whether you're a total kitchen novice who can't even boil water or a seasoned chef looking to pick up some new skills, The Chopping Block's eager and knowledgeable staff, state-of-the-art supplies and lighthearted atmosphere make cooking feel like a party. Offering everything from knife skills classes to tutorials on preparing pies, gnocchi and sushi, The Chopping Block at the Mart can help you to unleash your inner Wolfgang Puck. See the full event description for class details.

Sunday September 24, 2017 / 11:00am (Bayou Bash) Friday September 29, 2017 / 6:00pm (Culinary Adventure: A Trip to the Adriatic Coast) Friday September 29, 2017 / 6:30pm (The Italian Renaissance of Wine) Saturday September 30, 2017 / 10:00am (Dim Sum and Then Some) Sunday October 1, 2017 / 11:00am (How to Bake Bread) Friday October 6, 2017 / 11:00am (Back to Basics) Friday October 6, 2017 / 6:00pm (Autumn in New England) Sunday October 8, 2017 / 11:00am (All-Natural Sugar Swaps)

North Beach Food Tour
North Beach - Sidewalk Tours

North Beach Food Tour

North Beach - Sidewalk Tours
601 Vallejo Street San Francisco CA 94133

Explore North Beach's Hidden Foodie Paradise on a Culinary Walking Tour

Buy Tickets $42 $69

Discover the unique Barbary Coast, an exciting area that's evolved into a food lover's paradise. On this three-hour walking tour from Sidewalk Food Tours, you'll enjoy food and drink samples from six of the neighborhood's authentic mom-and-pop restaurants and ethnic eateries. Explore a world-famous delicatessen that's presented a salami to the pope, nosh on pizza or rosemary focaccia from a 100-year-old bakery, nibble on decadent handmade truffles and more. Between tastings, your knowledgeable guide will give you an insider's look into how the foods are made at these eateries along with information about this historical neighborhood. All food and beverage tastings are included with the tour. Please see the full event description for a list of tasting locations.

Saturday September 30, 2017 / 11:00am Saturday October 7, 2017 / 11:00am Saturday October 14, 2017 / 11:00am Saturday October 21, 2017 / 11:00am Saturday October 28, 2017 / 11:00am Saturday November 4, 2017 / 11:00am Saturday November 11, 2017 / 11:00am Saturday November 18, 2017 / 11:00am

"Taste of Home LIVE" - Chicago
Chicago Marriott Naperville

"Taste of Home LIVE" - Chicago

Taste of Home LIVE

Chicago Marriott Naperville
1801 North Naper Blvd. Naperville IL 60563

Learn Cooking at Taste of Home LIVE in Chicago

Buy Tickets $12.50 $25

Cooking for a big family gathering can be stressful, but this holiday season, America's favorite cooking magazine, Taste of Home, is hitting the road to spread the joy of cooking. In this live, interactive culinary show, you'll learn how to put a fresh spin on classic Thanksgiving recipes, cook up a tasty holiday brunch, and create a beautiful dessert. Ask the chef questions, have a chance to win prizes, and maybe even get to go up on stage to show your stuff. Following the show, stick around the Chicago Marriott Naperville to try a Taste of Home dessert at the after-party.

Tuesday October 3, 2017 / 7:00pm

Wine & Cheese Tasting Cruise
Yacht Manhattan - Pier 62

Wine & Cheese Tasting Cruise

Classic Harbor Line New York

Yacht Manhattan - Pier 62
62 Chelsea Piers Manhattan NY 10011

Wine & Cheese Tasting Cruise on the Yacht Manhattan

Buy Tickets $105.68 - $128.66 $105.68 - $128.66

Cruise New York Harbor in style while learning about the regions, grapes, cheeses and varietals of the world with New York wine professional Wendy Crispell. Enjoy five perfectly paired artisan cheeses while relaxing in a climate-controlled glass solarium, swirling, sniffing and savoring a hand-picked selection of wines while sailing past the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and other sights. This two-hour cruise will explore a different region each week, with discussions on major styles, cheese types, grape varieties, trends and more.

Friday September 22, 2017 / 6:15pm Saturday September 23, 2017 / 2:00pm Friday October 6, 2017 / 6:15pm Saturday October 7, 2017 / 2:00pm Friday October 20, 2017 / 6:15pm Saturday October 21, 2017 / 2:00pm Friday November 3, 2017 / 6:15pm Saturday November 4, 2017 / 2:00pm

Delaware Wine and Beer Festival
Delaware State Fairgrounds

Delaware Wine and Beer Festival

Delaware State Fairgrounds
18500 S. DuPont Hwy Harrington DE 19952

Drink, Eat and Drink More at the Delaware Wine and Beer Festival

Buy Tickets $5 - $17.50 $10 - $35

Want a taste of the real Delaware? As the First State's "official" wine and beer festival, and the first of its kind, the Delaware Wine and Beer Festival is still the only fest that features all of Delaware's breweries, wineries and distilleries -- think Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Harvest Ridge Winery, Blue Earl Brewing and more -- in one beautiful location. Foodies will be able to sample barbecue, seafood and fried dishes, and there will also be games, activities and live performances by Sam Grow, who has performed with Kanye West, and Dueling Pianos, which will open the festival with an energetic singalong to the classics. Enjoy the crisp weather, delicious food and beverages and fun shows at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington.

Saturday October 14, 2017 / Noon

Craft Beer Tasting Aboard the Clipper City Tall Ship
Clipper City Tall Ship

Craft Beer Tasting Aboard the Clipper City Tall Ship

Clipper City Tall Ship
Battery Park, Slip 2 New York City NY 10004

Craft Beer Tasting and Cruise Aboard the Clipper City Tall Ship

Buy Tickets $45.50 - $52.50 $75.89

Widen your beer horizons while enjoying those of the famed Big Apple skyline from the deck of this magnificent tall ship, New York's largest sailing vessel. During the one-hour-and-45-minute cruise down the Hudson, you'll get the chance to sample several varieties of ale and lager, paired with an assortment of cheeses and charcuterie, as craft beer experts from Urban Oyster explain how to distinguish between brews and share the beer-making process. There's also a fully-stocked bar on board, and you'll soak up some great scenery -- including the Statue of Liberty -- during the trip. Please see the full event description for the scheduled lineup of local New York breweries.

Sunday September 24, 2017 / Noon Saturday September 30, 2017 / Noon Sunday October 1, 2017 / Noon Saturday October 7, 2017 / Noon Sunday October 8, 2017 / Noon

"Music of the Night"
Russian Samovar

"Music of the Night"

Russian Samovar
256 W 52nd St New York NY 10019

Music of the Night: Cabaret With Michael Peer & Russian Dinner

Buy Tickets $55 $125

International pop opera vocalist Michael Peer takes the stage at legendary New York restaurant Russian Samovar, where he'll serenade you during a three-course pre-fixe dinner. Peer -- best known for his role as Raoul in Phantom of the Opera -- has thrilled crowds from Carnegie Hall to the opera houses of his native Israel. While you savor the taste of blini with salmon caviar, beef stroganoff and chocolate cake, his smooth vocals will fuse opera, pop and Broadway show tunes.

Monday September 25, 2017 / 8:00 pm Monday October 2, 2017 / 8:00 pm Monday October 9, 2017 / 8:00 pm Monday October 16, 2017 / 8:00 pm Monday October 23, 2017 / 8:00 pm Monday October 30, 2017 / 8:00 pm Monday November 6, 2017 / 8:00 pm Monday November 13, 2017 / 8:00 pm

Chestnut Hill Food Tour
Chew Philly Food Tours - McNally's Tavern

Chestnut Hill Food Tour

Chew Philly Food Tours - McNally's Tavern
8634 Germantown Ave Philadelphia PA 19118

Chestnut Hill Food Tour: Explore an Iconic Philly Neighborhood

Buy Tickets $29 $59

Gourmet cheese, craft beer and a delicious dessert await on this walking food tour of Chestnut Hill. The historic Philly neighborhood has evolved into a restaurant paradise, merging classic traditions with a modern touch. You'll explore the 300-year-old neighborhood while learning about its beautiful homes and enjoying six delicious tastings from one-of-a-kind foodie locations. Savor a sandwich that is so tasty it's been trademarked, learn about the neighborhood's architecture and pick up some fascinating facts about the lively Philadelphia community. The Chestnut Hill Food Tour is a great sampler for out-of-town guests and a perfect introduction for locals who will want to return.

Saturday September 23, 2017 / 11:00am Saturday September 30, 2017 / 11:00am Sunday October 1, 2017 / Noon Saturday October 7, 2017 / 11:00am Sunday October 8, 2017 / Noon Saturday November 11, 2017 / 11:00am

San Diego Barrel Aged Beer Fest
Liberty Station NTC Park

San Diego Barrel Aged Beer Fest

Liberty Station NTC Park
2455 Cushing Road San Diego CA 92106

San Diego Barrel Aged Beer Fest Offers Suds & Food

Buy Tickets $40 - $50 $55 - $65

The inaugural San Diego Barrel Aged Beer Fest at Liberty Station brings together 40 breweries to showcase their rare and coveted selection of aged beers. With more than 100 coveted barrel-aged beers available to taste, there's sure to be something to satisfy every palate. Those on hand include Absolution, Acoustic, Avery, Ballast Point, Bells, California Wild Ales, Dionysus, Drakes, Honest Abe Cider, Inland Empire, Inland Wharf, Ironfire, King Harbor, Legacy, Mikkeller, New Holland Oggis, Ommegang, Stumblefoot, Sudwerk, Tahoe Mountain, Telegraph -- just to name a few. The city's most popular food trucks will also be there, offering everything from lobster rolls and BBQ to wood-fire pizza and haute dogs. Enjoy a day outdoors getting your brew on.

Saturday October 7, 2017 / Noon-4:00pm

Prohibition Pub Crawl: Lower East Side
Garfunkel's

Prohibition Pub Crawl: Lower East Side

Prohibition Pub Crawl

Garfunkel's
67 Clinton Street New York NY 10002

Prohibition Pub Crawl: Take a Tour of Former Speakeasies on the Lower East Side

Buy Tickets $34.50 $69

Travel back in time to the Roaring '20s as you visit several LES bars that served as speakeasies during the Prohibition Era. You'll learn about a fascinating chapter of American history -- including the clandestine way that booze was transported throughout the city by disreputable characters -- in this fun, informative tour. Purchase great craft cocktails along the way, and feel free to dress up in 1920s fashion. You'll also pick up some speakeasy lingo, aka Volstead English, as you move from one bar to the next.

Saturday September 23, 2017 / 6:00pm Sunday September 24, 2017 / 6:00pm Monday September 25, 2017 / 6:00pm Tuesday September 26, 2017 / 6:00pm Thursday September 28, 2017 / 6:00pm Friday September 29, 2017 / 6:00pm Saturday September 30, 2017 / 6:00pm

Sidewalk Food Tours of Chicago: Wicker Park
Wicker Park

Sidewalk Food Tours of Chicago: Wicker Park

Wicker Park
1601 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago IL 60647

Foodie Walking Tour: Discover Wicker Park

Buy Tickets $42 $60

Get to know the real Chicago by discovering where the locals chow down. Sidewalk of Chicago's three-hour Food and History walking tour reveals one of the city's most interesting neighborhoods, Wicker Park, through its cuisine -- from specialty food stores to ethnic eateries, from the well-known to the best-kept secrets. Between tastings, an expert local guide provides an entertaining insider's view into the Windy City's culture, history and architecture, tying the sights and sounds to the tastes. President Obama's favorite fried chicken place, a bakery featuring homemade French macaroons, and a taco place with the décor of an antique kitchen are just a few of the stops that await you.

Sunday September 24, 2017 / 11:00am Sunday October 1, 2017 / 11:00am Sunday October 8, 2017 / 11:00am Sunday October 15, 2017 / 11:00am Sunday October 22, 2017 / 11:00am Sunday October 29, 2017 / 11:00am

Wine Tasting Sail Aboard the Shearwater Classic Schooner
Shearwater

Wine Tasting Sail Aboard the Shearwater Classic Schooner

Shearwater
North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place New York City NY 10280

Wine Tasting Sail Aboard the Shearwater Classic Schooner

Buy Tickets $64 - $69 $97.31

Relax and unwind while you cruise New York Harbor aboard an 80-year-old classic schooner as author Felicia Sherbert and/or other guest wine experts introduce you to a pleasing variety of wines picked from some of America's oldest and best-known cellars. Pair your wines with tasty snacks and cheeses while taking in the stunning views of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and of course the iconic Manhattan skyline. This two-hour sail is a casual, classy and intimate way to spend an afternoon in New York.

Saturday September 23, 2017 / 4:30pm Sunday September 24, 2017 / 4:30pm Saturday September 30, 2017 / 4:30pm Sunday October 1, 2017 / 4:30pm Saturday October 7, 2017 / 4:30pm Sunday October 8, 2017 / 4:30pm

Altoona Wine and Spirits Fest"aPalooza"
Blair County Convention Center

Altoona Wine and Spirits Fest"aPalooza"

Blair County Convention Center
One Convention Center Drive Altoona PA 16602

Wine and Spirits Tasting Fest

Buy Tickets COMP - $7.50 $15

We've all been there: you're standing in the wine aisle, eyeing those rows and rows of bottles, and all you know is that you like red. And sorry, but bringing the one with the coolest label to the dinner party probably won't win you any dates. So what's a casual wine drinker to do? Study up at the Altoona Wine and Spirits Fest"aPalooza!" at the Blair County Convention Center. You'll have three hours to bone up on your varietals as you sample a ton of local wines. But maybe wine isn't your thing? Not to worry: whiskey is totally in right now, and you don't even have to grow a mountain man beard to enjoy it! Just hit up the distilleries that'll be pouring tastes. Find your new favorite drink, purchase a bottle right there, and next time avoid the whole Wine Aisle of Doom.

Saturday October 14, 2017 / Various Times

Mission District Food Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour
Mission District - Sidewalk Tours

Mission District Food Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour

Mission District - Sidewalk Tours
826 Valencia Street San Francisco CA 94110

Explore the Mission District on a Fun Foodie Walking Tour

Buy Tickets $42 $69

Enjoy food and drink samples from five of the Mission District's most exciting taquerias, mom-and-pop shops and restaurants on this food lover's walking tour from Sidewalk Food Tours. Sample award-winning pizza, taste the area's renowned Mexican food -- even skip the line at a bakery whose owners won the coveted James Beard Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef in 2008. Between tastings, your knowledgeable guide will tell intriguing stories about 17th century Spanish missionaries, the lively punk scene of the 1970s and more. All food and beverage tastings are included with the tour. Please see the full event description for a list of tasting locations.

Sunday September 24, 2017 / 11:00am Friday September 29, 2017 / 11:00am Sunday October 1, 2017 / 11:00am Friday October 6, 2017 / 11:00am Sunday October 8, 2017 / 11:00am Friday October 13, 2017 / 11:00am Sunday October 15, 2017 / 11:00am Friday October 20, 2017 / 11:00am

"Taste of Home LIVE" - Rochester
Hyatt Regency Rochester

"Taste of Home LIVE" - Rochester

Taste of Home LIVE

Hyatt Regency Rochester
125 E Main St Rochester NY 14604

Learn Cooking at Taste of Home LIVE in Rochester

Buy Tickets $12.50 $25

Cooking for a big family gathering can be stressful, but this holiday season, America's favorite cooking magazine, Taste of Home, is hitting the road to spread the joy of cooking. In this live, interactive culinary show, you'll learn how to put a fresh spin on classic Thanksgiving recipes, cook up a tasty holiday brunch, and create a beautiful dessert. Ask the chef questions, have a chance to win prizes, and maybe even get to go up on stage to show your stuff. Following the show, stick around the Hyatt Regency Rochester to try a Taste of Home dessert at the after-party.

Monday October 16, 2017 / 7:00pm

Painting With Coffee & Coffee Tasting
West Town at Hubbard Street Lofts

Painting With Coffee & Coffee Tasting

West Town at Hubbard Street Lofts
1821 West Hubbard Street Chicago IL 60622

Painting With Coffee & Cold Brew Tasting

Buy Tickets $15 - $30 $25 - $49

Let the coffee and creative juices flow with this unique opportunity to learn about coffee and create art with it at this morning event at West Town in the Hubbard Street Lofts. You'll have access to all the coffee paint and the supplies needed to create a robust work of art, plus you'll learn about cold brew and pour-over techniques, and how to make them without a coffee or espresso machine. So take a sip of inspiration, gain a pinch of education, taste some coffee, have fun with friends and leave with guaranteed energy for the whole weekend. Coffee tastings are included, but you can also bring your own brew.

Saturday September 23, 2017 / 10:00am

"Taste of Home LIVE" - Indianapolis
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis

"Taste of Home LIVE" - Indianapolis

Taste of Home LIVE

Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
One South Capitol Avenue Indianapolis IN 46204

Learn Cooking at Taste of Home LIVE in Indianapolis

Buy Tickets $12.50 $25

Cooking for a big family gathering can be stressful, but this holiday season, America's favorite cooking magazine, Taste of Home, is hitting the road to spread the joy of cooking. In this live, interactive culinary show, you'll learn how to put a fresh spin on classic Thanksgiving recipes, cook up a tasty holiday brunch, and create a beautiful dessert. Ask the chef questions, have a chance to win prizes, and maybe even get to go up on stage to show your stuff. Following the show, stick around the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis to try a Taste of Home dessert at the after-party.

Thursday October 5, 2017 / 7:00pm

Rockridge Neighborhood Heritage Food Tour
Local Food Adventures

Rockridge Neighborhood Heritage Food Tour

Local Food Adventures
3527 Mt. Diablo Boulevard #430 Lafayette CA 94549

See the Sites & Bites of Rockridge

Buy Tickets $64 - $76 $80 - $95

Unleash your inner foodie during the Rockridge Neighborhood Heritage Food Tour! During this three-hour guided walking tour you'll discover the area's rich history and explore its fast-growing dining culture -- all while enjoying some seriously delicious tastings along the way! Visit six tasting locations to enjoy food that highlights the area's local deliciousness while discovering the rich history of the Bay Area's first "urban village" and commuter neighborhood.

Sunday September 24, 2017 / 11:30am Sunday October 8, 2017 / 11:30am Sunday October 15, 2017 / 11:30am Sunday October 22, 2017 / 11:30am Sunday October 29, 2017 / 11:30am Sunday November 5, 2017 / 11:30am Sunday November 12, 2017 / 11:30am

Doce Robles Winery & Vineyard
Doce Robles Winery & Vineyard

Doce Robles Winery & Vineyard

Doce Robles Winery & Vineyard
2023 Twelve Oaks Drive Paso Robles CA 93446

Tastings & More at Doce Robles Winery & Vineyard

Buy Tickets $17.50 $25

This boutique winery just west of Santa Barbara is a small, family-owned and operated business. With 12 majestic oak trees, the vibe is strong on this intimate 40-acre estate, making it the perfect setting for events like hayrides and tastings and other fun events.

Friday October 6, 2017 / 6:00pm (Winemaker's Vineyard Hayride)

"San Francisco Food Safari Mission District"
Mission District via San Francisco Food Safari

"San Francisco Food Safari Mission District"

Mission District via San Francisco Food Safari
2779 Mission Street San Francisco CA 94110

San Francisco Food Safari: There's More to the Mission Than Burritos

Buy Tickets $10 $20

San Francisco's world-famous Mission District has a reputation for offering fantastic Mexican food, but on this San Francisco Food Safari, you'll discover there are many more culinary delights to be found. During this 2.5-hour journey, you'll visit pop-up restaurants, delis and markets to learn why the Mission has emerged as the Bay Area's most intriguing culinary scene. You'll have the chance to purchase whatever you'd like throughout this shopping tour, which takes you to Dianda's, home of the Italian Rum Cake, Mission Chinese Food, a legend in the San Francisco street food scene, and many more local culinary gems. Bring your appetite and stroll through the San Francisco streets for a chance to buy your choice of culinary treats. Along the way, learn fun facts to enhance your knowledge and appreciation of the area.

Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 11:00am

"Taste of Home LIVE" - Birmingham
Hyatt Regency Birmingham - The Wynfrey Hotel

"Taste of Home LIVE" - Birmingham

Taste of Home LIVE

Hyatt Regency Birmingham - The Wynfrey Hotel
100 Riverchase Galleria Hoover AL 35244

Learn Cooking at Taste of Home LIVE in Birmingham

Buy Tickets $12.50 $25

Cooking for a big family gathering can be stressful, but this holiday season, America's favorite cooking magazine, Taste of Home, is hitting the road to spread the joy of cooking. In this live, interactive culinary show, you'll learn how to put a fresh spin on classic Thanksgiving recipes, cook up a tasty holiday brunch, and create a beautiful dessert. Ask the chef questions, have a chance to win prizes, and maybe even get to go up on stage to show your stuff. Following the show, stick around the Hyatt Regency Birmingham to try a Taste of Home dessert at the after-party.

Thursday September 28, 2017 / 7:00pm

Grand Lake Cultural Cuisine Food Tour
Local Food Adventures

Grand Lake Cultural Cuisine Food Tour

Local Food Adventures
3527 Mt. Diablo Boulevard #430 Lafayette CA 94549

Eat Your Way Through Grand Lakes' Diverse Food Tour

Buy Tickets $52 - $64 $65 - $80

Oakland's Grand Lake area is a cultural mecca of dining, from Japanese cuisine to Moroccan and Latin American food. If eating your way through this part of the Bay Area seems daunting, Local Food Adventures lessens the stress by picking the best spots out for you. On this two-hour tour, they'll focus on the Grand Lake Theater area, a true epicenter of dining, where you'll visit four spots to munch on tastings and experience the ethnic diversity here. Try out locally-sourced homemade Italian food, hand-prepared spices, Cuban food and French pastries. Is your mouth watering yet? Walk away with a tasting guide that includes discounts off the tasting spots, and if you're a VIP guest, enjoy exclusive spirits and a custom tote bag to take home.

Saturday September 30, 2017 / 3:00pm Saturday October 7, 2017 / 3:00pm Saturday October 14, 2017 / 3:00pm Saturday October 21, 2017 / 3:00pm Saturday October 28, 2017 / 3:00pm Saturday November 4, 2017 / 3:00pm Saturday November 11, 2017 / 3:00pm

"The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show" St. Louis
HoteLumiere at The Arch

"The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show" St. Louis

The Dinner Detective

HoteLumiere at The Arch
901 North 1st Street St. Louis MO 63102

The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show

Buy Tickets $49 $61

Could you be dining with a killer? Named "Best Dinner Show" in Los Angeles and Denver for four years running, The Dinner Detective serves up a tasty whodunit along with a four-course dinner at St. Louis' HoteLumiere at The Arch. And since this comedic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll have no way of knowing whether someone at your table is just another guest or one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect ... including you! The event starts out with a reception featuring passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes salad, choice of entree and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth even wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights.

Saturday October 14, 2017 / 6:00pm Saturday November 11, 2017 / 6:00pm Saturday November 25, 2017 / 6:00pm

Temescal Beers and Bites Tour
Roses' Taproom

Temescal Beers and Bites Tour

Roses' Taproom
4930 Telegraph Ave. Oakland CA 94609

Temescal Beers and Bites Tour: Craft Brew & Food Tasting

Buy Tickets $88 $110

Edible Excursions is at it again, creating another delectable culinary walking tour of North Oakland's culturally diverse Temescal community, famed for its cool vibe and innovative craft beer and food offerings. You'll hit several different neighborhood establishments, sampling two-to-four brews at each from a variety of Pilsners, Saisons, Kolsches, Dubbels, and IPAs. The tour also features dish pairings like charcuterie, gourmet popcorn and even a craft root-beer float. Stops may include Roses' Taproom, Hogs Apothecary, Temescal Brewing, Arthur Mac's Tap and Snack and Lanesplitter Pizza.

Sunday September 24, 2017 / 1:00pm Sunday October 15, 2017 / 1:00pm Sunday November 19, 2017 / 1:00pm Sunday December 17, 2017 / 1:00pm

"Taste of Home LIVE" - Louisville
Hyatt Regency Louisville

"Taste of Home LIVE" - Louisville

Taste of Home LIVE

Hyatt Regency Louisville
311 South 4th Street Louisville KY 40202

Learn Cooking at Taste of Home LIVE in Louisville

Buy Tickets $12.50 $25

Cooking for a big family gathering can be stressful, but this holiday season, America's favorite cooking magazine, Taste of Home, is hitting the road to spread the joy of cooking. In this live, interactive culinary show, you'll learn how to put a fresh spin on classic Thanksgiving recipes, cook up a tasty holiday brunch, and create a beautiful dessert. Ask the chef questions, have a chance to win prizes, and maybe even get to go up on stage to show your stuff. Following the show, stick around the Hyatt Regency Louisville to try a Taste of Home dessert at the after-party.

Sunday October 1, 2017 / 2:00pm

Chicago 2017 Fall Whiskey Festival
Trophy Room

Chicago 2017 Fall Whiskey Festival

Trophy Room
170 W Ontario Chicago IL 60654

Sample Top Brand Liquors at the Fall Whiskey Festival

Buy Tickets $17.50 - $20 $35 - $40

Whether you knew or not that September is Whiskey Month, it's always time to celebrate what's boozy and beautiful at the Trophy Room in Chicago. The Fall Whiskey Festival is a chance to utilize those taste buds in sampling the golden lucky liquid from reps showcasing their top brands. In addition to this two-hour tasting, there'll also be food and drink specials going around, as well as the chance to win the ultimate whiskey gift giveaway.

Saturday September 30, 2017 / 4:00pm-6:00pm

"Food Fight"
WGBH Studios

"Food Fight"

WGBH Studios
1 Guest Street Brighton MA 02135

Food Fight: Celebrity Chef Battle With Food & Drink Tastings

Buy Tickets $10 - $15 $30

If our Chef's Gala takes you down the red carpet, our Food Fight moves you with a magic carpet! Be transported beyond borders through the streets of Bangkok, alleyways of Oaxaca and the dusty roads of the East Bank to enjoy delicious bites from 15 chefs delivering their best interpretation of global street food. The Food Fight at WGBH Studios in Boston offers exciting activities for attendees culminating in awarding one chef the title of champion, chosen by the crowd.

Sunday October 8, 2017 / 5:00pm

"Taste of Home LIVE" - Buffalo
Hyatt Regency Buffalo Hotel and Conference Center

"Taste of Home LIVE" - Buffalo

Taste of Home LIVE

Hyatt Regency Buffalo Hotel and Conference Center
2 Fountain Plaza Buffalo NY 14202

Learn Cooking at Taste of Home LIVE in Buffalo

Buy Tickets $12.50 $25

Cooking for a big family gathering can be stressful, but this holiday season, America's favorite cooking magazine, Taste of Home, is hitting the road to spread the joy of cooking. In this live, interactive culinary show, you'll learn how to put a fresh spin on classic Thanksgiving recipes, cook up a tasty holiday brunch, and create a beautiful dessert. Ask the chef questions, have a chance to win prizes, and maybe even get to go up on stage to show your stuff. Following the show, stick around the Hyatt Regency Buffalo Hotel and Conference Center to try a Taste of Home dessert at the after-party.

Friday October 13, 2017 / 7:00pm

"San Francisco Food Safari North Beach"
Washington Square Park

"San Francisco Food Safari North Beach"

Washington Square Park
Intersection of Filbert and Stockton San Francisco CA 94133

San Francisco Food Safari: Discover the Culinary Gems of North Beach

Buy Tickets $10 $20

The San Francisco Food Safari offers you the chance to explore the city's neighborhoods in-depth and discover the best cuisine each area has to offer. This 2.5-hour tour focuses on the North Beach neighborhood, where Chef Joseph will offer his knowledge and insights on the top places to eat as well as the history and culture of the area. You'll have the chance to purchase whatever you'd like throughout this shopping tour, which takes you to Mara's Italian Pastries, Liguria Bakery, Molinari Deli and beyond. Each tour ends with a picnic lunch made up of the delicious treats you've purchased along the way. Chef Joseph began his culinary career at San Francisco's legendary Salmagundi. He was also the food critic at the Orange County and Long Beach Blade and IN Los Angeles magazines, has written food articles for magazines, worked as a caterer, taught cooking classes and is working on a book titled Created in California: The Golden State's Gifts to Gastronomy.

Friday September 22, 2017 / 11:00am