Top 30 Restaurants in Japan
May 22, 2015 – 9:00 pm | Comments Off

Heading to Japan, Road Trips Foodies? Opinionated About Dining, a source of global restaurant rankings, has pronounced these the top 30 restaurants in the Land of the Rising Sun.
Selected by the survey’s membership, the …

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Music City Food + Wine
July 28, 2015 – 8:41 am | Comments Off

tennessee_nashville_food+wineSure, Road Trips Foodies: Nashville, Tennessee, is known for country music. But don’t overlook its cuisine.

That’s what’ll be on offer during the Music City Food + Wine Festival September 19 and 20, 2015.

A Grand Tasting? But, of course. On offer will be a chance to taste a diverse range of signature bites prepared by the best of the city’s culinary community alongside more than 60 international and national wineries, spirits purveyors, breweries, restaurants and other artisanal exhibitors.

Culinary demonstrations? Sure. Chefs’ Showcase? Oh, yes. Tickets to everything are available online.

(Photo courtesy of Music City Food + Wine)

“Astonishing Apples”
July 27, 2015 – 8:25 am | Comments Off
“Astonishing Apples”

The ubiquitous apple; a mainstay of fruit bowls and bag lunches is the topic for a cooking class from noon to 1:30 p.m. August 1, 2015, in Lunds & Byerlys, 3777 Park Center Boulevard, St. …

Food Dialogues In Minneapolis
July 24, 2015 – 8:26 am | Comments Off
Food Dialogues In Minneapolis

The Food Dialogues®: Minneapolis will bring together a panel of leaders in the “food space”, including food and retail executives, and farmers for a conversation about what more can be done to bridge the information …

Calling All Mushroom Foragers!
July 23, 2015 – 8:45 am | Comments Off
Calling All Mushroom Foragers!

Road Trips Foodies who want to hone their skills at recognizing edible mushrooms should plan to swing by the annual show and sale of the Illinois Mycological Association at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake …

Bon Appétech
July 22, 2015 – 8:48 am | Comments Off
Bon Appétech

Good food innovation — if this is a term with which you’re familiar, you’re the target audience for Bon Appétech, a global conference scheduled for October 2 through 4, 2015, in the Mission Bay Conference …

California Fig Festival
July 21, 2015 – 8:20 am | Comments Off
California Fig Festival

Fig fanciers: get ready for the California Fig Fest. It takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. August 15, 2015, at California State University, 2485 East San Ramon Ave, Fresno, California
Savor gourmet fig-Inspired recipes, …

Devour Downtown in Summer
July 20, 2015 – 8:14 am | Comments Off
Devour Downtown in Summer

The premise is simple. Just go to a restaurant on the Devour Downtown list sometime between August 17 and 31, 2015, and enjoy a specially-priced three-course meal at “restaurant week” prices.
This summer is the 10th …

Smoked Pig Patty
July 19, 2015 – 8:29 am | Comments Off
Smoked Pig Patty

It wouldn’t be summer without state fairs, and it wouldn’t be the Indiana State Fair without a “signature food”.
This year, the Smoked Pig Patty (pictured) from the Indiana Pork Association was selected from among six …

Honeysuckle Gelato
July 18, 2015 – 8:14 am | Comments Off
Honeysuckle Gelato

The taste buds of Delta Air Lines‘ First Class customers on select long-haul North America departures from Atlanta can savor hometown favorite and artisan-crafted Honeysuckle Sea-Salted Caramel Gelato at 35,000 feet.
The southern-inspired dessert is the …

Table Settings
July 17, 2015 – 8:59 am | Comments Off
Table Settings

Every Road Trips Foodie knows that presentation is almost as important as taste.
If you’re wandering Central Indiana next month, consider scheduling a stop in the Circle City for the 15th annual Table Settings extravaganza. It’s …

Chicago Food + Wine Festival
July 16, 2015 – 8:56 am | Comments Off
Chicago Food + Wine Festival

If you missed Taste of Chicago, consider adding this event to your Midwest travel plans, Road Trips Foodies. The Chicago Food + Wine Festival takes place in Lincoln Park August 28 through 30, 2015.
In its …