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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Taste of Chicago
May 27, 2015 – 8:24 am | Comments Off

illinois_chicago_taste2015It’s hard to imagine a “tastier” time to visit the Windy City than during the annual Taste of Chicago.

Set for July 8 through 12, 2015, it takes place all through Grant Park along the waterfront next to Chicago’s Loop. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. (Insiders know that the least crowded times are weekday lunch and early afternoon.)

Yes, it’s crowded. Yes, there’s everything from deep dish pizza to chili dogs to sushi (and a whole lot of other world cuisines as well). But — there’s free admission and lots of music; you just pay for the food you sample — and, yes, the longest lines often signal the best eats. Participating vendors include at least 50 restaurants with hundreds of food choices from ethnic neighborhood favorites to James Beard award-winning eateries.

Food and beverage tickets are sold in strips of 12 tickets for $8.50 (which includes $2.50 charge for Taste amenities); ticket sales end at 8:30 p.m. each day. Smaller “Taste of Portions” are available at each food vendor and are between 1 and 5 tickets.

If you haven’t been, Road Trips Foodies, this is a “must” on your summer festival calendar.

Brooklyn Uncorked
May 26, 2015 – 8:25 am | Comments Off
Brooklyn Uncorked

In New York City this weekend, Road Trips Foodies? Consider stopping in at the ninth annual Brooklyn Uncorked.
It’s set for 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday (May 28, 2015) at 26 Bridge, 26 Bridge Street, Brooklyn, …

Oyster Festival
May 25, 2015 – 8:48 am | Comments Off
Oyster Festival

Ready to slurp some? Oysters, that is? Get thee to the Oyster Festival, set for May 30 and 31, 2015, in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana.
A whole bunch of restaurants will be serving …

Tastes of Japan on ANA
May 24, 2015 – 8:10 am | Comments Off
Tastes of Japan on ANA

Road Trips Foodies flying on ANA will have new dining choices. Part of the ANA Group’s ‘Tastes of JAPAN’ campaign (which introduces regional beverages and cuisine to ANA flights, airport lounges and other services), the …

Rhubarb Festival in Illinois
May 23, 2015 – 8:19 am | Comments Off
Rhubarb Festival in Illinois

Sample everything from rhubarb pie to rhubarb wine at the 24th annual Rhubarb Festival in downtown’s Central Park, Aledo, Illinois. It’s set for June 5 and 6, 2015.
If you’re there June 5, Road Trips Foodies, …

Russian Restaurant Week
May 22, 2015 – 8:56 am | Comments Off
Russian Restaurant Week

You’d better hurry if you want to take part in Russian Restaurant Week in Brooklyn, New York, Road Trips Foodies.
It’s on NOW and ends Sunday (May 24, 2015), featuring the cuisines of Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, …

Tales of the Cocktail
May 21, 2015 – 8:39 am | Comments Off
Tales of the Cocktail

OK, Road Trips Foodies: this event is really targeted for industry insiders.
But if you’re a fan of mixed drinks,

Drink Pink Vino Festival
May 20, 2015 – 8:18 am | Comments Off
Drink Pink Vino Festival

Here’s a new wine fest, Road Trips Foodies. The first-ever Drink Pink Vino International Rosé Wine Festival will be held June 11, 2015, at the Outdoor Pavilion of the Omni Interlocken Resort, 500 Interlocken Boulevard, …

Hood Canal ShrimpFest
May 19, 2015 – 8:48 am | Comments Off
Hood Canal ShrimpFest

The 22nd annual Hood Canal ShrimpFest is set for May 23 and 24, 2015.
The Memorial Day Weekend event takes place at Yelvik General Store Field, 303375 Hwy 101, Brinnon, Washington (three miles north of …

New Orleans Wine & Food Experience
May 18, 2015 – 8:24 am | Comments Off
New Orleans Wine & Food Experience

It’s a four day feast for “all the senses”. What? The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience, of course.
Set for May 20 through 23, 2015, it’s so big it takes place all across the city …

Eat Breakfast at Night?
May 17, 2015 – 8:59 am | Comments Off
Eat Breakfast at Night?

Your Road Trips Foodie doesn’t know who’s behind this clever stealth marketing campaign.
In any case, we’re exhorted to join the breakfastarians (“we believe in having breakfast anytime — especially for dinner”). Many roadside cafés offer …