Things to do: food, fests, fun

by Tallahassee Table

Here’s what’s happening in the Capital City and beyond.

March 10


Mother Sauces Cooking Class, Part 2: KitchenAble chef/owner Jessica Bright McMullen will demonstrate how to make the final three Mother Sauces: tomato, espagnole and Hollandaise. The sauces will be served with asparagus, fresh bread, and baked fish.  Classes must be booked separately and it is not required that you attend both sessions. Cost for the class is $40. Call 850-264-2308 to reserve a spot.
When: 6 p.m.  March 10
Where: KitchenAble, Cottages on Lake Ella, 1635 N. Monroe St.
Web: KitchenAble.net


Photo: Little Dinner Series

March 12
Little Dinner Series:
This has been a Tallahassee treasure since 1957. Here’s the info: ” Each semester, students of the Dedman School work side-by-side with instructors to create a series of themed four-course dinners as the focus of their catering management course. Every element – from food to menu to décor – is conceptualized by a group of students tasked with planning and managing their own Little Dinner Series event.” Parking: Free for each dinner in the University Center Visitor Lot along Champions Way. Front row ADA parking available. Cost of the evening: $50, all inclusive; no tipping. Each evening includes: 6:30 p.m.: 30-minute cocktail reception with specialty drink and three hors d’oeuvres followed by a four-course dinner with two wine pairings. No jeans. Blazers required for gentlemen and complementary cocktail attire for ladies. Each dinner had a different theme. 850-645-1950

When: 6:30 p.m. March 10, 12, 24, 26, 31,  April 2,  April 7, April 9, April 14, April 16
Where: 5th floor of University Center Club at Florida State University Doak Campbell Stadium, Building
Web: dedman.fsu.edu/alumni-friends/little-dinner-series

Photo: Vulture Foods

March 12
Plant-based junk food in Tallahassee (not kidding): You can try out  some vegan comfort food from Los Angeles at this one-time pop-up at Lake Tribe Brewing Company. for this special one time pop up. Vulture Food will present Vegan Crispy Chik’n Sandwiches.  (Loaded fries are made with GF ingredients but they are fried in the same fryer as patties that  contain wheat. All items contain soy). They accept exact change or credit card.
When: 4 to  March 12
Where: Lake Tribe Brewing Company, 3357 Garber Dr.
Web: facebook.com/laketribebrewing/


Photo: KitchenAble
March 17
Cooking Irish favorites:  You can dine on traditional Irish dishes at KitchenAble cooking school, including: Irish pub aalad, Irish Soda Bread (with Irish butter), Shepard’s pie, and for dessert, Irish Whiskey Bread Pudding.  Be sure to wear green. Cost for the class is $40. Call 850-264-2308 to reserve a spot.
When: 6 p.m.  March 17
Where: KitchenAble, Cottages on Lake Ella, 1635 N. Monroe St.
Web: KitchenAble.net

March 21
Tallahassee Brew Bus trip: The Tallahassee Brew Bus will be making a trip to the 3rd Annual Big Bend Brewfest in Perry. This event features live music, food trucks and unlimited samples of local, regional and national craft beer brands. Confirmed locals that will be pouring include Proof Brewing Company, Oyster City Brewing Company, Lake Tribe Brewing Company, Fools Fire Brewing Company, Halpatter Brewing Company and Salty Oak Brewing Co. Tickets for the Brew Bus ride are $30. Tickets for the brewfest event at  Rosehead Park in Perry are $35, and it includes VIP admission at 4 p.m.,  one hour before general admission gets in, and will get you a swag bag, free food and souvenir tasting glass. Each seat purchased on MadisonSocial.com/Gear/Events comes with a $5 off promo code for your ticket AND a free coupon for MadSo’s  BLT Dip.
When: 2:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 21
Where:  The trip will depart from College Town at the lot on the corner of St. Augustine and Woodward. Event takes place in Perry.
Web: facebook.com/tallahasseebrewbus

 March 25 
Food for Thought Tour:
Hosted by Second Harvest of the Big Bend. Here’s their info: “Did you know that the Big Bend area has the highest food insecurity rate in the state? Have you ever wondered how Second Harvest food bank works to address hunger needs in our community? The community is invited to register for our free “Food for Thought” tours, which include an informative presentation, food bank tour and free lunch provided by Chicken Salad Chick. Registration is required; limit of 12 guests per tour.” RSVP to [email protected]
When:
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.    March 25
Where:
Second Harvest, 4446 Entrepot Blvd.
Web:secondharvestofthebigbend/

March 26
Third Annual Bottle Share at Deep Brewing Company:
The bottle share, hosted by Deep and the Tallahassee Beer Society, will benefit the Down Syndrome Association of Tallahassee.  It will also kick off Deep’s “Monthly Mission” at the brewery, where they pick one non-profit a month to donate a portion of its tap sales too.  Here’s how the event works: Everyone who attends is asked to bring one or two beers to share and make a donation to the Down Syndrome Association ($20 suggested and there’s a bucket at the door). The event raised $1,500 in Year 1 and $2,000 in Year 2.  You get to sample lots of different and interesting beer and do some good in the process.  Tally Mac Shack, Iron Bridge BBQ, Decent Pizza and B’Mani’s Sweets & Eats will be providing food.  
When: 6 to 10 p.m. March 26
Where: DEEP Brewing Company, 2524 Cathay Ct.
Web: http://DEEP Brewing Company

 FLORIDA

For more events in Florida, check out the new, updated calendar of food and wine festivals in the state at: visitflorida.com/en-us/eat-drink/florida-food-wine-festivals

WEEKLY EVENTS

See info on weekly farmers’ markets, see .tallahasseetable.com/tallahassees-farmers-markets/

Railroad Square Craft House:  Brunch is served on weekends at the venue through March 29. A new menu item will be toasted egg bread with a creamy avocado spread, topped with sun-dried tomatoes, goat cheese, and a balsamic drizzle for $6. On Sundays, DJ Jon J  will be spinning some reggae and other music.  Bottomless mimosas are $15 per person. 
When:
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. through March 29
Where: 
Railroad Square Craft House, 644 McDonnell Dr.
Web: facebook.com/railroadcrafthouse

Kids Eat Free: Several Tallahassee restaurants offer deals for kids. Fun4TallyKids.com offers a list of participating restaurants. Just check with the venues first to be sure the deals and discounts are still offered.  fun4tallykids.com/

Il Lusso Happy Hour: The Italian steakhouse offers a Happy Hour from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the bar, bistro and patio. Small bites and $6 wines, liquor and beer specials on local and import beers.  201 E. Park Avenue; 850-765-8620.  illussotlh

Trivia Night: Stop by Madison Social on Tuesday nights for the venue’s trivia games and a chance to win prizes. Registration is at 6:30 p.m. and the games begin at 7 p.m.  Teams of four to six are recommended.  College Town, 705 S. Woodward Ave.; 850-894-6276.  madisonsocial.com

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. You can also check where food trucks are at any time at https://streetfoodapp.com/Tallahassee
When: 6 to 9 p.m.  every Thursday. 
Where: behind the Cottages at Lake Ella, 1639 N. Monroe St.
WebTallahassee Food Truck Association

 

Photo: Visit Tallahassee

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

Have a food/dining event you want to share? Send the info to [email protected] at least two weeks in advance and we’ll try to get it posted here.

14 comments

Betsy Daley June 28, 2016 - 8:24 pm

So many new and somewhat new restaurants in Tally. Glad you are here. Looking forward to your reviews!

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tallahassee table July 4, 2016 - 5:02 pm

Thanks so much!

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Lori Holcomb August 4, 2016 - 10:55 am

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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tallahassee table August 4, 2016 - 1:22 pm

Hi, you can email me at [email protected]. Would love to talk to you.

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Shirley L McFadden July 15, 2019 - 10:42 pm

Looking forward to your emails.

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Marie July 17, 2019 - 8:39 pm

Hello why little Paris don’t know that , can some one inform me ???

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tallahassee table July 18, 2019 - 2:17 pm

Hi, are you asking me to include Little Paris? I’m so sorry that it’s not included as a new restaurant. Will add right now. Thank you!

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tallahassee table July 18, 2019 - 2:19 pm

Wait, is there something you want for Little Paris for the calendar? I’m not sure what you’re asking. Please email me at [email protected]

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tallahassee table July 18, 2019 - 2:48 pm

Little Paris was already included in my list of new restaurants. Is there something going on you want for the calendar?
Little Paris:Take a trip to the City of Lights when you dine at this cozy Parisian bistro. Owner Marie Warmack, a native of Marseilles, and executive chef David Vion, who is from Dijon, have created a menu of authentic fare with dishes like foie gras, vol-au-vent (seafood in a pastry shell with a béchamel sauce), confit duck legs and croque monsieur (for lunch) with French delicacies for dessert. 1355 Market St.; 850-765-7457.

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Barbara Foley July 24, 2019 - 2:46 am

Hi
Do you send out a news letter or notice of new blog post via email? Would love to be included
Thank you and great job!!
Barb

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Tallahassee Table March 15, 2020 - 10:34 pm

Yes, we do now Barbara. Please sign up at TallahasseeTable.com

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Barbara Foley July 24, 2019 - 2:46 am

Hi
Do you send out a news letter or notice of new blog post via email? Would love to be included
Thank you and great job!!
Barb

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tallahassee table July 24, 2019 - 3:53 pm

Thank you so much Barbara. It’s funny that you should mention this but I am working on setting up a newsletter. I will let you know when I get it set up. And I appreciate you reading Tallahassee Table!

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Tallahassee Table March 9, 2020 - 1:41 pm

Hi Barbara, I’d like to tell you that we have updated our website and you can sign up to receive a newsletter and alerts to new posts. You can sign up on our home page. Thank you for reading!

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