September Food Events Calendar
The sun of summer 2012 has set, and with the end of iced lemonades, fruit pies and barbecues on the beach comes the season of hot cocoa, savory pastas and sweet potatoes. September is the first month of the year that autumn arrives in all its glory: crackling fires; turning leaves; rustic, colorful veggies; and for fall foodies, an array of food events featuring some of this season’s finest fare. Grab a scarf and head out to September’s best culinary celebrations!
Oyster fans will slurp up this New Jersey festival, a three-day seafood party near the boardwalk, featuring live music, kid-friendly rides, artsy activities, and all-day wine and beer service! Dogs are welcome and admission is free. What are you waiting for?
Taste of WGBH Food & Wine Festival: September 13th-15th — Boston, Massachusetts
This year’s Taste of WGBH Food & Wine Fest brings together all of the culinary perks that foodies love to be a part of, from chef demos to wine tastings, cooking classes, local foods and vendors, and even a Farmer’s Market! Get your tickets today.
Le Fooding: September 19th-23rd — Brooklyn, New York
Food writers are our people, so there’s a special place in our collective heart for Le Grand Fooding NY. Born out of France’s annual Fooding Guides, this five-day festival celebrates the artsy, the avant-garde, the new generation of hipster-foodie-academics that are changing today’s culinary landscape. You don’t want to miss this chapter in food history! Ticket prices vary; click the Book Now icons next to each event on their website to purchase your tickets today.
Don’t get any ideas–these dinners are all about food (and we don’t mean naked food). Young chef duos create unique and stylized menus for these intimate, exclusive gatherings at some of New York’s premier restaurants. Hosted at Mission Chinese Food, LtO, Dekalb Market, Blanca, and Gwynett St, you’ll taste everything from the traditional to the experimental, the gourmet to the street-inspired. Ticket prices vary per dinner and are extremely limited; don’t delay!
Savor the Central Coast: September 27th-30th — Santa Margarita, California
Sunset magazine’s editors are connoisseurs of west-coast living, especially when it comes to delicious food and quality wine, which California happens to be pretty good at producing. Learn from their expertise at this year’s Savor the Central Coast food festival, a two-day “food adventure” offering all the classics you’d expect–demos, lectures, tastings, and featured local fare–plus the chance to meet Food Network super stars and the food geniuses behind Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Main Event tickets are $150; special event ticket prices vary.
Named one of Central Texas’ Top 10 Food Festivals, MedFest, as it’s affectionately known, celebrates Mediterranean culture with dance, music, art, and of course, plenty of traditionally prepared fresh seafood, grilled veggies, and savory meats. Tickets are available at all Twin Liquors locations for a $5 donation.
LA Beer Week Festival: September 30th — Los Angeles, California
Featuring over 70 local, craft, and artisan breweries, LA’s most famous food trucks, and–unlike the rest of Los Angeles, plenty of parking–the LA Beer Week Festival gives a brilliantly boozy ending to Beer Week. Hosted on the gorgeous, Southwestern-style patios across from Union Station, this food fest is brimming with classic LA culture. Pre-sale tickets are $50, and include unlimited four-ounce beer samples.