One great thing about Summer? The many yummy culinary events going on in cities all across the country! Here, a few food & drink fests that’ll make your mouth water...
In the Windy City? Head to Grant Park for the Taste of Chicago! With pop-up restaurants, celeb chef cooking demos, performances by Jennifer Hudson, Death Cab for Cutie & more, this event is sure to be finger-licking good and music to your ears.
New Orleans, LA
Now in its 10th year, Tales of the Cocktail is the perfect party for those who need to brush up on their beverage skills. This spirited event includes five days of seminars, competitions and pairing lessons for everyone from the novice mixologist to the pros. (And did we mention the tasting rooms?)
For those who love seafood, the 65th Annual Maine Lobster Festival is a MUST. The event itself will include more than 20,000 pounds of lobster and a parade that will culminate in the crowning of a new Miss Sea Goddess and King Neptune.
San Francisco, CA
Support small businesses while noshing on some primo foods at La Cocina’s San Francisco Street Food Festival. From gourmet trucks to good ‘ol everyday lunch carts, this fest celebrates those just starting out in the foodie biz.
August 31-Sept 3
Round off Summer with the 15th annual Arts Beats & Eats. With wares from local artisans (plus a really cool art show), 200 performances on ten stages and the finest foods from the Motor City & beyond, you’ll be feeling the Motown groove.