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Upcoming food events: Texas Pete contest, Ethiopian cooking class and more

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Here is a list of upcoming food events, food tours, farmers markets and beer and wine tastings:

Events
The Texas Pete and Marinade Recipe Contest
The Chef's Academy has announced it will host a competition with Texas Pete®. The Texas Pete Hot Sauce must be a key flavor element in each eligible recipe. 10 a.m. Sep. 6. The Chef’s Academy, 2001 Carrington Mill Blvd., Raleigh.

Pick Your Own Grapes at Adams Vineyards
Come build memories with your family and pick some delicious grapes from an actual working vineyard. The price is only $2.00 per pound. 11 a.m. Sep. 6, 11 a.m. Sep. 7, 11 a.m. Sep. 8, 11 a.m. Sep. 9, 11 a.m. Sep. 10, 11 a.m. Sep. 11, 11 a.m. Sep. 12. $2 per pound. Pick Your Own Grapes at Adams Vineyards, 3390 John Adams Rd., Fuquay-Varina. (919) 567-1010. adamsvineyards.com.

Cooking Classes: Ethiopian Style
Friesh Dabei, owner of Queen of Sheba, is now offering cooking classes!! These single session, hands-on classes are being offered the first Saturday of each month. 10 a.m. Sep. 7, 10 a.m. Oct. 5, 10 a.m. Nov. 2. $45 per class. Queen of Sheba Restaurant, 1129 Weaver Dairy Road, Chapel Hill. (919) 932-4986 or (919) 619-7964. http://queenofshebachapelhill.com/cookingclasses.html.

Brew Your Own Cup
Bring your favorite home brewer or use a provided brew method. We'll embrace the aromas, taste, ritual, & craft of home coffee brewing to help you get more enjoyment from your ... 11 a.m. Sep. 7. $15. Carrboro Coffee Roasters, 101 S. Greensboro St., Carrboro. (919) 968-4760. http://carrborocoffee.com/carrborocoffee/education/workshops/

Author Adrian Miller presents Soul Food: the Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time
Fried chicken, chitlins, yams, greens, and "red drinks." Discover how these got on the soul food plate with Adrian Miller’s new cookbook.Get a personalized copy of Miller’s book. 3 p.m. Sep. 8. Free. Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. (919) 828-1588. http://uncpress.unc.edu/books/11725.html.

Science of Beer
Join us for the fourth annual Science of Beer at the Museum of Life and Science! Home brewers, beer enthusiasts, and science nerds: This event is for you! 6:30 p.m. Sep. 12. $15 Museum members / $18 general public For adults 21+ only. Museum of Life and Science, 433 W. Murray Ave., Durham. (919) 220-5429. http://lifeandscience.org/visit/events

An Intimate Evening Cooking with Chef Arthur
Experience the Irregardless philosophy, learn cooking techniques and be nourished in many ways. The class begins with a wine tasting in the bar. 6:30 p.m. Sep. 17. $60 + taxes and gratuities. Irregardless Cafe, 901 W. Morgan St., Raleigh. (919) 833-8898, ext 0. www.irregardless.com/pages/26/Cooking-classes/.

FARMERS MARKETS
Apex Farmers’ Market
We’re excited to announce the 2013 Season opens on Saturday April 6th. Opening Day will feature Cooking Demo by our new "resident" Chef Claudio. 9 a.m. Sep. 7, 9 a.m. Sep. 14, 9 a.m. Sep. 28. Apex Farmers’ Market, 220 North Salem Street, Apex.

Carrboro Farmers’ Market
The Carrboro Farmers’ Market has a huge variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables as well as meats, cheeses, eggs, baked goods, prepared foods, flowers, plants, crafts, and more. 7 a.m. Sep. 7, 7 a.m. Sep. 14, 7 a.m. Sep. 21, 7 a.m. Sep. 28, 7 a.m. Oct. 5, 7 a.m. Oct. 12, 7 a.m. Oct. 19. free. Carrboro Farmers’ Market, 301 W. Main St., Carrboro. (919) 280-3326. carrborofarmersmarket.com

Durham Farmers’ Market
The Durham Farmers’ Market is an all local and producer only market. All of the products sold at the Market are grown and produced within 70 miles of Durham. The Durham Farmer ... 8 a.m. Sep. 7, 8 a.m. Sep. 14, 8 a.m. Sep. 21, 8 a.m. Sep. 28, 8 a.m. Oct. 5, 8 a.m. Oct. 12, 8 a.m. Oct. 19. Durham Central Park’s Farmer’s Market Pavillion, 501 Foster St., Durham. (919) 667-3099. DurhamFarmersMarket.com

Durham Farmers’ Market’s Wednesday Market
The Durham Farmers’ Market’s Wednesday Market is open weekly during from April to September. It is a slightly smaller version of the Saturday Market. 3:30 p.m. Sep. 11, 3:30 p.m. Sep. 18, 3:30 p.m. Sep. 25. Durham Central Park’s Farmer’s Market Pavillion, 501 Foster St., Durham. (919) 667-3099. DurhamFarmersMarket.com

Fuquay Varina Growers Market
The FV Growers Market is held May 4 – October 26th. Located at Centennial Square at the corner of N. Main Street and E. Academy St. historic Fuquay shopping district.
9 a.m. Sep. 7, 9 a.m. Sep. 14, 9 a.m. Sep. 21, 9 a.m. Sep. 28, 9 a.m. Oct. 5, 9 a.m. Oct. 12, 9 a.m. Oct. 19. Downtown Fuquay-Varina, S Main St. and W Academy St., Fuquay-Varina. fuquay-varinadowntown.com

The Saturday Market
The Saturday Market features local produce, eggs, handmade goods, crafts, baked goods and specialty foods with a good helping of local color. 9:30 a.m. Sep. 7, 9:30 a.m. Sep. 14, 9:30 a.m. Sep. 21, 9:30 a.m. Sep. 28, 9:30 a.m. Oct. 5, 9:30 a.m. Oct. 12, 9:30 a.m. Oct. 19. $ Cheap!. Rebus Works, 301 Kinsey St., Raleigh. (919) 754-8452. www.thesaturdaymarket.us.

Wake Forest Farmers’ Market
8 a.m. Sep. 7, 3 p.m. Sep. 11, 8 a.m. Sep. 14, 3 p.m. Sep. 18, 8 a.m. Sep. 21, 3 p.m. Sep. 25, 8 a.m. Sep. 28. OneCare Parking Lot, 150 N. White St., Wake Forest. (919) 671-9269. wakeforestfarmersmarket.org

Waverly Farmers’ Market
This community market features fresh, local produce, baked goods, meats, preserves, juice, candles, baskets, jewelry, crafts, artwork, music and much more! Everything at the m ... 9 a.m. Sep. 7, 9 a.m. Sep. 14, 9 a.m. Sep. 21, 9 a.m. Sep. 28, 9 a.m. Oct. 5, 9 a.m. Oct. 12, 9 a.m. Oct. 19. Waverly Place, 102 New Waverly Pl, Cary. waverlyfm.com

Western Wake Farmers’ Market
Western Wake Farmers’ Market (WWFM) is open each Saturday, rain or shine, to the public. WWFM is a growers only market and the produce is within a 120-mile radius of the marke ... 8 a.m. Sep. 7, 8 a.m. Sep. 14, 8 a.m. Sep. 21, 8 a.m. Sep. 28, 8 a.m. Oct. 5, 8 a.m. Oct. 12, 8 a.m. Oct. 19. Free. Western Wake Farmers’ Market, 1225 Morrisville Carpenter Rd., Cary. (540) 230-6697. westernwakefarmersmarket.org

FOOD TOURS
Chapel Hill/Carrboro Walking Food Tour
Go behind the scenes of Chapel Hill and Carrboro restaurants to experience where farm-to-table cuisine comes to life. Sample innovative and upscale southern dishes. 11 a.m. Sep. 7, 3 p.m. Sep. 7, 11 a.m. Sep. 14, 3 p.m. Sep. 14, 11 a.m. Sep. 21, 3 p.m. Sep. 21, 11 a.m. Sep. 28. $42.50 - $62.50. Open Eye Cafe, 101 S. Greensboro St., Carrboro. (919) 237-2254. tastecarolina.com

Downtown Durham
Durham is all about cutting edge culture and fantastic food. Let us show you a vibrant city in the midst of its revitalization and introduce you to the restaurants and shops. 1:30 p.m. Sep. 7, 2 p.m. Sep. 7, 1:30 p.m. Sep. 14, 2 p.m. Sep. 14, 1:30 p.m. Sep. 21, 2 p.m. Sep. 21, 1:30 p.m. Sep. 28. $47.50. Meet at The Pinhook, 117 W. Main St., Durham. (919) 237-2254. tastecarolina.com

Durham Pub Crawl and Haunted Adventure
Do you believe in ghosts? The home of Liggett & Myers, Kress & Snow Buildings ghosts, oh, it’s a Pub Crawl! 7:30 p.m. Sep. 7, 7:30 p.m. Sep. 14, 7:30 p.m. Sep. 21, 7:30 p.m. Sep. 28, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19. $19. Tyler’s Restaurant & Taproom, 324 Blackwell St. Suite 400, Durham. (919) 371-2653. TobaccoRoadTours.com

Hillsborough
Historic Hillsborough boasts Southern charm, 18th and 19th century architecture, and a vibrant literary and artistic scene. It is also home to fantastic restaurants. 11 a.m. Sep. 7, 11 a.m. Sep. 14, 11 a.m. Sep. 21, 11 a.m. Sep. 28, 11 a.m. Oct. 5, 11 a.m. Oct. 12, 11 a.m. Oct. 19. $42.50. Saratoga Grill, 108 S. Churton St., Hillsborough. (919) 237-2254. tastecarolina.com

Raleigh
The capital of North Carolina is home to some of the most dynamic restaurants in the country. Known for effortlessly blending modern architecture with historic buildings. 1:45 p.m. Sep. 7, 4 p.m. Sep. 7, 1:45 p.m. Sep. 14, 4 p.m. Sep. 14, 1:45 p.m. Sep. 21, 3:15 p.m. Sep. 21, 1:45 p.m. Sep. 28. $47.50 - $62.50. Briggs Hardware Store Building, 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. (919) 237-2254. tastecarolina.com

Raleigh
Experience a guided culinary journey of sight and taste that spans all 5 downtown districts to sample a cross-section of some of Raleigh's unique local restaurant venues. 2:30 p.m. Sep. 7, 2:30 p.m. Sep. 14, 2:30 p.m. Sep. 21, 2:30 p.m. Sep. 28, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 5, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 12, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 19. $35 (plus $2.50 service charge). Jibarra, 327 W. Davie St., Raleigh. 319-5674. trianglefoodtour.com

Raleigh Pub Crawl & Haunted Adventure Tour with Tobacco Road Tours
Home to the Capital Phantoms, the Peg-legged ghost. 7:30 p.m. Sep. 7, 7:30 p.m. Sep. 14, 7:30 p.m. Sep. 21, 7:30 p.m. Sep. 28, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19. $19. Mecca Restaurant, 13 E. Martin St., Raleigh. (800) 979-3370. TobaccoRoadTours.com

Wine Tastings
First Friday Featuring “Grapes On the Move”
Join us September 6th from 6:00 to 9:00pm for The Wine Feed's First Friday wine tasting of Wines On The Move! We will be pouring six delicious wines for you to taste. 6 p.m. Sep. 6. Admission is $10, or $5 for wine club members. The Wine Feed, 18 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. (919) 374-0036. https://thewinefeed.com./?ai1ec_event=first-friday-featuring-grapes-on-the-move&instance_id= .

Cloer Family Vineyards
12 p.m. Sep. 6, 11 a.m. Sep. 7, 12 p.m. Sep. 13, 11 a.m. Sep. 14, 12 p.m. Sep. 20, 11 a.m. Sep. 21, 12 p.m. Sep. 27, 11 a.m. Sep. 28, 12 p.m. Oct. 4, 11 a.m. Oct. 5, 12 p.m. Oct. 11, 11 a.m. Oct. 12, 12 p.m. Oct. 18, 11 a.m. Oct. 19. $5 per person. Cloer Family Vineyards, 8624 Castleberry Rd., Apex. (919) 387-5760. cloerfamilyvineyards.com

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About the blogger

Andrea Weigl has been the food writer at The News & Observer since the summer of 2007. She has won a handful of awards from the Association of Food Journalists and the Society for Features Journalism. Her profile of chef Ashley Christensen titled "A Force of Nature" will be published in the sixth edition of "Cornbread Nation: The Best of Southern Food Writing." She is serving a three-year term on the James Beard Foundation book awards committee. Follow her on Twitter at @andreaweigl.
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