Checking Out the Local Food and Drink Scene
Jul 15, 2014
02:36 PM
The Chow Down

Beer Tastings, Farm Brunch, Restaurant Week and Other Foods Events This Week

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.

Tuesday

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 

Wednesday

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

Thursday

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

Saturday

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

Sunday

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 gedquist@madisonmagazine.com.

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