What’s cooking

Here are a few food and dining events this month in Tallahassee and nearby.

Sip and sup at 319: Bill and Lynne Edwards, owners of 319 Wine & Cheese Shoppe, will be presenting several wine events to liven up the rest of August. On Aug. 18, it’s National Pinot Noir Day.  On Aug. 19, it’s  Italian Vine and Dine Chef Sampler, which will pair five wines and five courses (cost: $50). It’s Proof Brewery Night on Aug. 23 and Oyster City Brewery Night on Aug. 25. Call 850.765.7053 for more details.
When:  6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 18 for Pinot Noir Day; 6:30 p.m.  Aug. 19 for Vine and Dine; 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 23 for Proof Brewery Night; and 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. for Oyster City Brewery Night.
Where: 319 Wine & Cheese Shoppe, 6265 Old Water Oak Road

Music and wine:  Listen to piano and vibraphone duo Mason Margut and Tyler Tolles  while enjoying  wine and artisan cheese boards  at The Wine House on Aug. 18. 850. 893.2254.
When: 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 18
Where:  The Wine House, 1355 Market St Suite A-1
Web:  thewinehousemarketst.com/

Saucy classes: Chef Jessica Able teaches a class on making  French style-tomato sauce on Aug. 22. The menu will feature tomato sauce, tomato concassé and Portuguese sauce served over pasta with a  salad and seasonal berries with crème anglaise  for dessert. For more Italian cooking, Able offers a class on making fresh pasta on Aug.  29. The menu includes a classic marinara sauce, meatballs, and salad  lemon-ricotta Cake for dessert. Each class costs $40. Call 850.264.2308.
When: 6 p.m.  Aug. 22 and Aug. 29.
Where: KitchenAble Cooking School, Cottages on Lake Ella, 1635 N. Monroe Street
Web: kitchenable.net

Not your typical salads:  Get a hands-on lesson to learn how to create salads with different textures, flavors and colors at Aprons Cooking School at Publix.  Cost: $50. Call 850-893-3480.
When: 6 p.m. Aug. 22
Where: Publix at Village Square, 3521 Thomasville Rd.
Web: ww2.publix.com/aprons/schools/Tallahassee/Home.do

Wine tasting: Sample wines from Washington and Oregon as part of the Bonn Wine Collection Series at The Edison.  Cost: $50. Call 850. 510.9096.
When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 28
Where: The Edison, 470 Suwannee St.
Web:  edisontally.com/wine-series

Trolley service:  The city of Tallahassee is offering free trolley service connecting downtown with Cascades Park, College Town and Midtown so you can visit area restaurants without having to drive and hunt for parking spots.  Pick up buses outside City Hall or at stops along the routes (marked by signs). There’s also a free bus service Friday and Saturday nights running to those areas. Check the city website below for real-time information. WiFi provided.
When: Lunchtime service is from 11:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Buses return to stops about every 20 minutes. Free nighttime trolleys operate through the three neighborhoods from 4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Where: Cascades Park, College Town and Midtown. All include a stop outside City Hall, 300 S. Adams St.
Web:  talgov.com/gis/trolley/index.html


For a list of festivals across the state, check out visitflorida.com/en-us/florida-events/calendar.html


Brains and brew:  Exercise your brain and drink locally brewed beer (responsibly, please) at  the weekly Trivia Night at Grasslands Brewing Company (call 850-765-3014 to ensure it’s going on, as planned).
When: 7  to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays
Where: : GrassLands Brewing Company, 603 W. Gaines Street

Brickyard Farmers Market:  This new farmers market, now located inside the Urban Food Market, features homemade jams and jellies, baked goods, produce, plants  and other items. 
8 a.m.  to 4 p.m. Saturdays.
Urban Food Market, Tallahassee Centre, 2415 N Monroe Street

Craft beer tastings:  Lake Tribe Brewing Company offers weekly tastings and tours. The $10 fee includes a souvenir glass, six tasting tickets and a behind-the-scenes look at the brewery.
When: 2 to 4 p.m. Saturdays
Where: Lake Tribe Brewing Company, 3357 Garber Drive
Web: laketribebrewing.com

Craft beer Tuesday: Get discounts on a variety of brews at 319 Wine and Cheese.
When: 5 p.m.  Tuesdays
Where: 319 Wine & Cheese Shoppe, 6265 Old Water Oak Road

Wine down Wednesdays: Order wine for $5 a glass during the weekly event.
When: 5 p.m.  Tuesdays
Where: 319 Wine & Cheese Shoppe, 6265 Old Water Oak Road
Web: 319wineandcheese.com

Downtown Marketplace:  Check out fresh produce and food items, art and crafts by regional participants, live music and other attractions at this weekly event.
When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays March through December.
Where: Ponce de Leon Park, Park Avenue and Monroe Street

Eastside Farmer’s Market:  Local producers bring fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, herbal teas, gifts, handmade soaps and more.
When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.
Where: Luke’s Anglican Church, 3725 Apalachee Parkway
Web: facebook.com/eastsidefarmersmarkettallahassee

Food Truck Thursday:  No need to wait for the weekend to have some fun.  Stop by Food Truck Thursdays, with live music behind the Cottages at Lake Ella. Bring your lawn chairs, coolers, blankets and the whole family (dogs ok on a leash). Participating trucks subject to change.  Participating trucks may vary. Sponsored by the Tallahassee Food Truck Association and Lake Ella Merchants Association.
When: 6 to 9 p.m.  every Thursday. (Closed Aug. 3).
Where: behind the Cottages at Lake Ella, 1639 N. Monroe St.
WebTallahassee Food Truck Association

Frenchtown Farmers Market:  The weekly event features vendors selling handmade and locally grown products and produce plus eggs, honey, preserves and baked goods.
When: 9 .m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays
Where: 524 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Growers Market at Lake Ella:  Find fresh produce and other vendors at this weekly event.
Noon to 6 p.m. each Wednesday.
The Growers’ Market, 229 Lake Ella Drive

Lake Ella Sunday brunch:  Join the laid-back group enjoying the food trucks, live music and tranquil view of Lake Ella on Sunday mornings.
When: 11 a.m to 2 p.m. every Sunday.
Where:  The Shops at Lake Ella, 1641 N. Monroe St.
WebTallahassee Food Truck Association

Martini Mondays:  All martinis are $5 each at Brass Tap Midtown. There are eight martini choices, including the Chocoberry, Blackberry Lemon Drop and Passionfruit Martin.
When:  4 to midnight Mondays
Where: Brass Taps Midtown,  1321 Thomasville Road
Web: brasstapbeerbar.com

Tallahassee’s Farmers Market:  The longtime farmers market focuses on produce, offering “conventional, Certified Organic, Certified Naturally Grown, non-chemical, natural practices, hydroponics, growers and resellers.” Other items include  plants, flowers, honey, grass-fed beef and pork and cheese.
When: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays
Where: 1415 Timberlane Road at Market Square
Web: localharvest.org/tallahassee-farmers-market

Wednesday Roundup:  Get out of the office or the classroom and head to the Downtown Food Truck Court for a weekly lunch gathering.
When:  11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  every Wednesday.
Where: just off Gaines Street at 725 S Bronough St.
Web facebook.com/TallyFTA

Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic farm stand:  Harry Kimble of K & K Farms out of Quitman, Ga. sells produce, nuts and figs outside the clinic on Wednesdays and he also sells his goods at the Farmers’ Market  at Market Square on Saturday mornings. Kimble specializes in peaches, plums, nectarines and pecans. (The corn pictured comes from Kimble’s stand).
When: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays 
Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic, 3334 Capital Medical Blvd.

You Make It, You Grow It: Local artisans, growers and producers and other items for sale at this bimonthly farmers market.
When: 11 a.m to 2 p.m. the second and fourth Saturday of the month
Where: Railroad Square Art Park, 602 McDonnell Drive
Web: facebook.com/youmakeit

Have a food/dining event you want to share? Send the info to TallahasseeTable@gmail.com at least two weeks in advance and we’ll try to get it posted here.




4 thoughts on “What’s cooking”

  1. Janet M. From Ft. Lauderdale told me to keep an eye out for your blog. Glad I finally found it. Would love to say hi sometime.

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