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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Seed to Spoon
November 24, 2014 – 8:40 am | No Comment

bread-basketFood is a universal language. We all need it. But it is more than that. Food says so much about who we are, where we’ve been, what we care about.

“Breadbasket: Seed to Spoon” explores the food history of Rock County, Wisconsin. On display through December 30, 2014, it is an opportunity to discover the bounty of food history and heritage in the area through immersion in local culinary traditions and food facts.

It’s on display at the Helen Jeffris Wood Museum Center, 426 North Jackson Street, Janesville, Wisconsin (part of the Rock County Historical Society).

Exhibit hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. It’s part of the center’s year-long program to educate the public about the area’s food history while helping area food pantries.

Chocolate History Grants
November 23, 2014 – 8:44 am | No Comment
Chocolate History Grants

Who knew? Mars Chocolate North America has a program to fund research into chocolate history.
This year, Chocolate History Research and Investigative Studies Grants were awarded to three living history sites innovating in the areas of …

Tour Casa Bacardi
November 22, 2014 – 8:32 am | No Comment
Tour Casa Bacardi

Planning to visit Puerto Rico? Consider visiting the Casa Bacardi Visitor Center (pictured) in Cantaño (suburban San Juan).
For $12, you’ll get a tour of the center plus a welcome drink and a commemorative 12-ounce acrylic …

Learn, Shop + Taste
November 21, 2014 – 8:18 am | No Comment
Learn, Shop + Taste

Headed to New York City next month, Road Trips Foodies? Saveur magazine is hosting a one-day-only fête to get you into the holiday spirit. The Holiday Social takes place December 13, 2014, in Astor Center, …

Indy’s International Festival
November 20, 2014 – 8:43 am | No Comment

More than 50 ethnic and cultural groups have banded together to stage the annual International Festival in Indianapolis, Indiana, since 1976.
Road Trips Foodies can munch their way around the world, sampling traditional foods from close …

Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival
November 19, 2014 – 8:40 am | No Comment
Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival

The eighth annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival takes place in Des Moines, Iowa, January 31, 2015.
This time, in addition to the real thing, there’ll be pork bacon “alternatives” such as turkey bacon, lamb bacon and …

Delray Beach Garlic Festival
November 18, 2014 – 8:18 am | No Comment
Delray Beach Garlic Festival

It’s billed as “the best stinkin’ party in town” — but that’s due to the sheer volume of pungent garlic in play.
Yes, Road Trips Foodies, we’re talking about the 16th annual Garlic Festival, to be …

Gingerbread House Contest in Mystic
November 17, 2014 – 8:54 am | No Comment
Gingerbread House Contest in Mystic

Calling all Gingerbread House fans: you are invited to enter a Gingerbread House Contest at Olde Mistick Village in Mystic, Connecticut.
Entries will be divided into three categories: 1) Individuals, Families, and Children; 2) Businesses, Churches …

A Taste of Hamburg
November 16, 2014 – 8:21 am | No Comment
A Taste of Hamburg

Heading to Germany, Road Trips Foodies? Consider A Taste of Hamburg – The St. Georg-Tour.
From the historic buildings along the Alster lake to local shops, St. Georg, Hamburg’s oldest district, has much to offer. What …

Plate Lunch Paradise
November 15, 2014 – 8:38 am | No Comment
Plate Lunch Paradise

Special to Road Trips for Foodies
Though most visitors to Lafayette, Louisiana, might sooner associate the area with our more famed Cajun and Creole culinary fare (jambalaya, crawfish, and gumbo), it is the rice …

Cancún-Riviera Maya Wine and Food Fest
November 14, 2014 – 8:55 am | No Comment
Cancún-Riviera Maya Wine and Food Fest

The fourth annual Cancún-Riviera Maya Wine and Food Festival takes place March 12 through 15, 2015, in several venues on the coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.
It will include two dozen events featuring Mexican, Spanish and …