Books ‘n’ Food
April 1, 2014 – 11:52 am | No Comment

Road Trips Foodies often are voracious readers. Megan Pacella of USA Today has created a literary food trail just for us. Yes, we’re talking book-themed restaurants and bars.
“There’s nothing quite as indulgent as enjoying a …

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World’s Largest Brat Fest
April 18, 2014 – 8:27 am | No Comment

wisconsin_madison_bratWhat’s billed as the World’s Largest Brat Fest is set for May 23 through 26, 2014, in Madison, Wisconsin.

The sausages hit the grill in time for the 5 a.m. start of “Take Your Brat To Work Day” May 23, continuing until 9 p.m. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 24, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. May 25 and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 26. Note that the fest set a world record of 209,376 brats sold in 2010.

It all began rather modestly. In 1983, Tom Metcalfe and his wife, Margaret, set out a table, three chairs and a Weber grill in front of their family-owned grocery on Memorial Day Weekend. They cooked up brats and sold them for 50¢.

Needless to say, the idea was so popular, that these days it’s held at Willow Island at the Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, Wisconsin — and raises money for local charities.

Here’s a video about the event:

(Photo and video courtesy of World’s Largest Brat Fest)

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
April 17, 2014 – 8:56 am | No Comment
Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is touted as the only culinary weekend in the country focused exclusively on the South.
It takes place May 29 through June 1, 2014, in Midtown, and involves some 250 …

Taste of the Nation
April 16, 2014 – 8:22 am | No Comment
Taste of the Nation

The New York City version of Taste of the Nation is set for April 28, 2014, at 82 Mercer, 82 Mercer Street, New York, New York.
VIPs (tickets are $425) get in at 6:30 p.m., and …

Morel Mushroom Fest
April 15, 2014 – 8:51 am | No Comment
Morel Mushroom Fest

If you’ve ever longed to experience the endless possibilities of fungus, Road Trips Foodies, this fest is for you.
The 32nd annual Morel Mushroom Festival takes place May 16 through 18, 2014, in Muscoda, Wisconsin.
Food …

Food Tours of Seattle
April 14, 2014 – 8:43 am | No Comment
Food Tours of Seattle

If your travel plans include Seattle, Washington, Road Trips Foodies, consider booking a tour with Savor Seattle to explore the history, culture, and food that makes the city a top culinary destination.
Think: Pacific Northwest seafood, …

National Harbor Food & Wine Festival
April 13, 2014 – 8:05 am | No Comment
National Harbor Food & Wine Festival

National Harbor celebrates the season with a Food & Wine Festival from 1 to 6 p.m. both May 3 and 4, 2014. (National Harbor is located on the Potomac River in Prince George’s County, Maryland.)
The …

Summer Harvest Cherry Fest
April 12, 2014 – 8:21 am | No Comment
Summer Harvest Cherry Fest

A Summer Harvest Cherry Fest is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 26, 2014, at Orchard Country Winery & Market in Door County, Wisconsin.
Road Trips Foodies can taste wine and farm market food, …

Arts-Beer-Wine Festival
April 11, 2014 – 8:51 am | No Comment
Arts-Beer-Wine Festival

The 21 year old arts festival in Moab, Utah, has finally reached majority.
Yes, Road Trips Foodies, the fest is now the Moab Arts-Beer-Wine Festival, set for May 24 and 25, 2014, in Swanny City Park, …

Tastes of Lake Garda
April 10, 2014 – 8:47 am | No Comment
Tastes of Lake Garda

Is Lake Garda on your Italian itinerary, Road Trips Foodies? “Tastes of Lake Garda: Fish & Chef” is scheduled from May 1 to 6, 2014, at Malcesine on the Veronese shore.
Some of Italy’s top chefs …

Hamburg’s Culinary Summer
April 9, 2014 – 8:35 am | No Comment
Hamburg’s Culinary Summer

Northern Germany has many culinary treats for Road Trips Foodies.
With a total of twelve Michelin stars, Hamburg’s restaurants measure up to some of the best eateries in the world.
However, Hamburg’s culinary traditions are most …

Taylor County Maple Fest
April 8, 2014 – 8:16 am | No Comment
Taylor County Maple Fest

It’s not too late to take in a maple fest, Road Trips Foodies.
The second annual Taylor County Maple Festival is set for April 26, 2014, at the Taylor County Fairgrounds in Medford, Wisconsin.
Maple syrup on …