Here is a list of upcoming cooking classes, food tours and more food events:
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Fall Flavors of Mexico
The flavors of Mexico conjure up thoughts of roasted chiles that offer an amazing depth of flavor. Instructor Katie Coleman is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and chef/instructor of the Art Institute of Raleigh. 5 p.m. Wednesday. $45. A Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. (877) 929-7133. http://bit.ly/oohbwQ
Dine With Chef Troy Mezze
Our next Dine with Chef event includes a unique prix fixe dinner at Troy Mezze in Raleigh’s City Market. Troy Mezze Lounge is Raleigh’s newest, intimate destination for authentic Turkish cuisine. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. $ 35. Troy Mezze Lounge, 317 W. Blake St, Raleigh. 319-5674. www.trianglefoodtour.com/events.html.
Delicious Pumpkins Cooking Class
Join cooking instructor Carol Colburn as she teaches us how to prepare delicious food using pumpkins. They aren’t just for jack-o-lanterns! Call 870-4000 to register. 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Free. North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Rd., Raleigh.
Food Truck King event
Food Truck King is a soon-to-be annual event benefiting the charity Meals on Wheels of Wake County. The event will be located at City Plaza in downtown Raleigh. 5-9:30 p.m. Thursday. City Plaza, 400 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. www.raleighdowntowner.com/ftk/
Quick Dinner: Elegant and Easy
Add a touch of elegance to your next gathering with this festive dinner party menu. Join Marilyn Markel, cooking school manager, as she demonstrates how easy it can be to put together an elegant spread, and shares great do-ahead tips to take the stress out of entertaining. 5:30 p.m. Thursday. $30. A Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. (877) 929-7133. http://bit.ly/qeOKu3
Food Day Celebration
The Carrboro Farmers’ Market will celebrate its 33-year long role in creating a healthy, humane and sustainable food system with sampling stations throughout market showcasing delicious fall produce. 9 a.m. Saturday. free. 301 W. Main St., Carrboro. (919) 280-3326. www.carrborofarmersmarket.com.
Taylor’s Wine Shop Annual Bar-B-Q Fundraiser
Taylor’s Wine Shop will be having their annual Bar-B-Q fundraiser featuring our own Bill Brown’s famous BBQ! All proceeds will go to support the Gail Cash Memorial Scholarship Fund to assist children with educational needs. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. $10. 10005 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh. 847-3069. www.taylorswineshop.com.
Southern Biscuits II
Willard Doxey and Marilyn Markel have been teaching the Triangle how to make biscuits since 2004. The popularity of their basic Southern Biscuits class led them to develop this advanced, hands-on class 11 a.m. Saturday. $35. A Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. (877) 929-7133. http://bit.ly/oc2AwN
East Village Grill & Bar is hosting its first ever Oktoberfest, featuring a German menu: brats, weinersnitchel, German potato salad, potato cakes, sauerkraut, German chocolate cake and pumpkin bread. 3-7 p.m. Saturday. $10. One Dixie Trl, Raleigh. 821-9985. www.eastvillagegrill.com.
Taste of the Triangle: Waraji
Sushi, technically defined as vinegar-seasoned rice, has been around for centuries as a Japanese art form. It is usually filled with seafood, raw or pickled vegetables and wrapped in seaweed for a bite-sized package. 2 p.m. Sunday. $50. A Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. (877) 929-7133. http://bit.ly/n2sWMy
Parents and Kids in the Kitchen: Halloween Party
Halloween is a great time to share deliciously spooky snacks with your family and friends. Join the cooking school staff for an afternoon of Halloween treats and ghoulish fun. 4 p.m. Monday. $65 for 2. A Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. (877) 929-7133. http://bit.ly/oHadAi
“Just Tacos” is Shelley Wiseman’s second book on Mexican cuisine. She has lived in Mexico and is inspired by the vibrant street life and markets of Mexico City. In the past, she opened a French cooking school and worked as a food editor for Gourmet Magazine. 6 p.m. Tuesday. $50. A Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. (877) 929-7133. http://bit.ly/oukHs9
Fall Dinner Cooking Class
Cooking instructor Carol Colburn will demo how to make a wonderful fall dinner. She will be making spinach and apple salad, pecan chicken, sides and a dessert. Come learn and taste these wonderful dishes for only $25 per person.6:30 p.m. Tuesday. $25. Upper Crust Bakery, 8470 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh. 247-1048.
The author and co-author of 25 cookbooks, Brigit Binns wrote a cookbook for the renowned protein palace, The Palm Restaurant. There, she learned a technique for cooking the perfect steak. 6 p.m. Oct. 26. $50. A Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. (877) 929-7133. http://bit.ly/qNW4Et
Raleigh Pub Crawl and Haunted Adventure
7:30 p.m. Fridays. $19. Foundation, 213 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. 371-2653. 8:30 p.m. Saturday. $19. Mecca Restaurant, 13 E. Martin St., Raleigh. (919) 371-2653. www.tobaccoroadtours.com.
Taste Carolina: Chapel Hill/Carrboro
11 a.m. Saturdays. $41 (plus service fee) . Open Eye Cafe, 101 S. Greensboro St., Carrboro. 237-2254. www.tastecarolina.net.
Taste Carolina: Historic Hillsborough
11 a.m. Saturdays. $41 (plus service fee). Saratoga Grill, 108 S. Churton St., Hillsborough. 237-2254. www.tastecarolina.net.
Taste Carolina: Downtown Durham
1:30 p.m. Saturdays. $41 (plus service fee). Pinhook, 117 W. Main St., Durham. 237-2254. www.tastecarolina.net.
Taste Carolina: Downtown Raleigh
1:30 p.m. Saturdays. $41 (plus service fee). Raleigh City Museum, 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. 237-2254. www.tastecarolina.com.
Triangle Food Tour: Chapel Hill/Carrboro
2:15 p.m. Saturday. Nov. 12, Nov. 19, Dec. 3, Feb. 4, Feb. 11, Feb. 18. $32.50. The Franklin Hotel, 311 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. 319-5674. www.trianglefoodtour.com.
Triangle Food Tour: Downtown Raleigh
2:30 p.m. Saturdays. Jibarra, 327 W. Davie St., Raleigh. 237-2254. www.trianglefoodtour.com.
Taste Carolina: Downtown Raleigh Tapas Crawl
3:30 p.m. Oct. 29, Nov. 5, Nov. 19. $61 (plus service fee). Raleigh City Museum, 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. 237-2254. www.tastecarolina.com.
Triangle Food Tour: Cary
1:30 p.m. Nov. 19. $32.50. Page Walker Hotel Garden Stage, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. 319-5674. www.trianglefoodtour.com.
Raleigh Breweries Tour
1:45 p.m. Nov. 26 and Dec. 31. $40-$45. Natty Greene’s Pub & Brewing, 505 W. Jones St., Raleigh. 285-1228. www.beltlinebrewtours.com.