Checking Out the Local Food and Drink Scene
Jul 15, 2014
02:36 PMThe Chow Down
Beer Tastings, Farm Brunch, Restaurant Week and Other Foods Events This Week
PHOTO COURTESY OF EAT FOR EQUITY
Eat for Equity puts on community meals to raise money for non-profits, like last summer's farm dinner, pictured, and this coming Sunday's farm brunch.
Madison Whole Foods is holding a Cheese Night out on the patio, featuring demonstrations on grilling artisan cheeses and how to pair them with accouterments and wine. 5–6 p.m., wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/madison
Craft beer enthusiasts, join brewers from the Great Dane and Deschutes Brewery, which is new to the Wisconsin market, at the Dane’s Hilldale location for Hats Off to Homebrewers. You’ll get three sample pours from each brewery, plus a full pour and three small plates. There will also be a brewer Q&A. $20, 7–10 p.m., eventbrite.com
Brasserie V is holding a special tapping of four Belgian beers, including the rare Cantillon Iris Grand Cru. 5 p.m., brasseriev.com
Waterfront restaurant Nau-Ti-Gal is holding a tap takeover series this summer, and this weekend the brewery-in-residence will be Alaskan Brewing Company. Through Sunday, nautigal.com
Learn more about decomposition at Ripe and Rot: A Decomposium. The event, held at Park Hall in Sauk City and put on the by non-profit Wormfarm Institute, will bring together composers, farmers, artists, scientists, sextons and poets to explore how things break down. Food vendors include Roots Chocolates, Chef K Clark Pickles & Preserves and Hidden Valley Mushrooms. Free, 1–5 p.m., facebook.com
Eat for Equity is hosting a farm brunch at Equinox Community Farm in Waunakee. Proceeds will support WisCares. 11 a.m., facebook.com/eatforequitymadison
It’s time for Madison Magazine’s Summer Restaurant Week! More than forty-five local restaurants are offering three-course meals starting at $25. Some restaurants also offer lunch. Through next Friday, July 25. madisonrestaurantweek.com
Know of a food or drink event going on in the Madison area? Send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.