Here is a list of upcoming cooking classes and food events:
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Downtown Raleigh Neighborhood Appreciation Party
Downtown Raleigh residents will be asked to show identification to receive a Good Neighbor card, making them eligible for the Neighborhood Appreciation specials of half-priced food (one item per person), a $6 32-ounce mug of North Carolina beer, and free billiards and shuffleboard. 5 p.m. Thursdays. Draft Carolina Burgers & Beers, 510 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. http://draftraleigh.com.
Summer in Italy
Enjoy the fabulous foods and wine of Italy along with expert recipe instruction from Katie Coleman, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and a chef/instructor at the Art Institute of Raleigh. 5 p.m. Thursday. $45. A Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. 877-929-7133. www.southernseason.com.
Farm Dinner at Foster's Market in Durham
Join us every other Thursday at Foster's Market in Durham for a casual, family-style meal made from fresh ingredients from local farms. Reservations are required and cost $25. You get a three-course meal with an option of adding a $12 wine pairing. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28, Aug. 11, Aug. 25 and Sept. 8. $25. Foster's Market, 2694 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham. 489-3944. www.fostersmarket.com/menus/special-menu/.
Kids in the Kitchen: Easy Elegant Brunch
Join the cooking school staff to learn how to make brunch dishes sure to impress your guests. Noon Friday. $35. A Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. 877-929-7133. www.southernseason.com.
N.C. Beer Fest
Antonio's Gourmet Market & Patio Bistro in Raleigh is hosting an N.C. Beer Fest. on Friday, July 15th at 6pm! You don't want to miss this event as Several local breweries are coming out with brews for every taste bud. 6 p.m. Friday. $15. Antonio's Gourmet Market & Patio Bistro, 8460 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh. 887-6310. www.antoniosgourmetmarket.com.
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