Seven Spirits
October 12, 2014 – 2:24 pm | No Comment

Maybe it was the cocktail trend, maybe a nostalgia for moonshine, maybe a curiosity about the differences between gin, vodka and whiskey — but whatever the reason, distilled spirits are enjoying a renaissance of popularity …

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Craft Beer Festival
October 23, 2014 – 8:01 am | No Comment

florida_pinellas-park_craft-beerConsidering sampling the craft beer of the Florida panhandle, Road Trips Foodies? The ninth annual craft beer festival at the Cajun Café on the Bayou, 8101 Park Boulevard, Pinellas Park, Florida, is set for 2 to 6 p.m. November 1, 2014.

Included are more than 200 fine craft ales to taste, including American craft beers, European craft beers and home brews. Admission ($70 at the door) includes souvenir tasting glass and a Cajun plate. Attendance is limited to 600 people. No one under 21 admitted.

Olive Festival in Corconne
October 22, 2014 – 8:39 am | No Comment
Olive Festival in Corconne

An olive festival takes place on the second Sunday in December (December 14, 2014, this year) in Corconne, France — a village in the Gard that’s “a stone’s throw from Pic Saint Loup in the …

Wajuyu Festival on Maré
October 21, 2014 – 8:33 am | No Comment
Wajuyu Festival on Maré

The Warjuyu Festival in the Pacific island nation of New Caledonia was created in 2006 on the initiative of the Maré fishermen. It celebrates the only fish the Nengone elders used to fish for outside …

November Pork
October 20, 2014 – 8:02 am | No Comment
November Pork

Pork is more than bacon, and there are few places where that’s more evident than in the Emilio Romagna region of Italy.
Every weekend of November a salami competition will take place in four different towns: …

Beaujolais Nouveau
October 19, 2014 – 8:50 am | No Comment
Beaujolais Nouveau

How better to celebrate the arrival of Beaujolais Nouveau than a fest of everything French. If you’re wandering the Hudson River Valley towards the end of November, consider a detour to The Rhinecliff, 4 Grinnell …

Edible Destinations
October 18, 2014 – 8:16 am | No Comment
Edible Destinations

This tour company sounds like a Road Trips Foodie’s dream: a vast selection of cooking vacations, gourmet tours, culinary getaways and food-centric cultural excursions. That’s the promise made by Edible Destinations, a tour company specializing …

Taste of “T”
October 17, 2014 – 8:32 am | No Comment
Taste of “T”

For Road Trips Foodies not “in the know”, “T” is the New York Times’ style magazine — distributed 13 times a year with the Sunday edition of the newspaper.
This year, the newspaper is hosting a …

The Life and Death of Gourmet
October 16, 2014 – 8:16 am | No Comment
The Life and Death of Gourmet

Road Trips Foodies still have time to catch “The Life and Death of Gourmet – The Magazine of Good Living” — an exhibit in the Special Collections Library of Hatcher Graduate Library South at the …

Fête de la Vanille
October 15, 2014 – 8:36 am | No Comment
Fête de la Vanille

When considering a flavoring, it’s always good to go to the source. The Vanilla Festival in the village of Mu, New Caledonia, celebrates a local product: the vanilla bean.
It’s set for next weekend — October …

Crescent City Blues & BBQ
October 14, 2014 – 8:59 am | No Comment
Crescent City Blues & BBQ

Without the blues, there would be no jazz or R&B — but you knew that, didn’t you?
The Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, established in 2006, continues New Orleans’ historic role in making the blues …

Cayman Cookout
October 13, 2014 – 8:40 am | No Comment
Cayman Cookout

The Caribbean is a great wintertime destination — and Road Trips Foodies have yet another reason to head there in January: the Cayman Cookout.
Set for January 15 through 18, 2015, in the Cayman Islands, it …