Food and Drinks 

FALL PREVIEW: FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

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SCIENCE AND COOKING LECTURE SERIES AT HARVARD
Because you can pile on just one more this semester, right? This lecture series is for the foodie nerd within all of us. Hey, it’s better than watching 14 episodes of Chopped. [Mon 9.9.13-Mon 12.9.13. Harvard Science Center, 1 Oxford St., Cambridge. 7pm. @hseas. seas.harvard.edu/cooking]

IPSWICH HARVEST FEST
Ipswich Ale Brewery will be rolling in on their Tapmobiles for this Harvest Fest. Kick back on the bleachers and watch vintage baseball teams kick some historic ass, catch some lunch provided by Tennessee’s BBQ, and take in the classic New England farm backdrop. And you won’t need to leave your pups or kids behind. [Sat 9.14.13. 5 Little Lanes, Newbury, Mass. noon-6pm/all ages/free. @IpswichAleBrew. ipswichalebrewery.com]

LORD HOBO BEER BLOW OUT
Whoo boy. There’s a lot going on here: Wed 9.11.13: New England Breweries Only. Thu 9.12.13: Opening at 3 p.m. for rare Lost Abbey beers on draft and 20 lines of Port Brewing/Lost Abbey. Fri 9.13.13: Opening at noon for Sour Madness. Sat 9.14.13: Open at 11 a.m. for Cantillon Zwanze Day, toast at 3 p.m. Sunday 9.15.13: Leftover Beer Brunch. Phew. [Thu 9.11.13-Sun 9.15.13. 92 Hampshire St., Cambridge. @lordhobo. lordhobo.com]

SOUTH BOSTON STREET FESTIVAL
Four blocks of local vendors, local bands, and local pooches with attitudes. Not to mention, it takes place on the only clean streets of Southie. (JK, love you Southie.) [Sat 9.14.13. East Broadway between I and L Streets, South Boston. 11am-5pm/all ages/free. southbostonstreetfestival.com]

CHARLES RIVER FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL
Three words: The Bacon Truck. With more than 20 food truck options, you can probably camp on the river and stay for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. [Sat 9.21.13. Artesani Herter Park, Soldier’s Field Road, Brighton. 11am-5pm/all ages/$7 adv, $10 day of. @FoodTruckFestNE. foodtruckfestivalsofne.com]

CAPE COD BREW FEST
Two sessions that offer live music and food from more than a dozen vendors. Of course there will be food trucks, goodie bags, and a free pint. Includes entry to the Cape Cod Harvest Festival and more than 50 breweries available at both sessions. [Sat 9.28.13. Cape Cod Fairgrounds, 1220 Nathan Ellis Hwy, Route 151, East Falmouth. 1pm-4pm, 5pm-8pm/21+/$55-$85. @CapeCodBrewFest. capecodbrewfest.com]

HARPOON OCTOBERFEST
Find the shrouded and mysterious Silver Line and get to the Harpoon Brewery for their 24th annual Octoberfest. Both dates include a selection of popular Harpoon beers, German inspired food, “the best Chicken Dancing this side of the Alps”, keg bowling, and live music. [Fri 10.4.13-Sat 10.5.13. Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston. times vary/21+/$20. @harpoon_brewery. harpoonbrewery.com]

4TH ANNUAL LOCAL CRAFT BREWFEST
Hosted by the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts, the drinking of beers from 50-plus breweries takes place inside the courthouse by the Waterfront. Cheers and network with the distillers and brewers themselves, while trying local bites. [Sat 10.12.13. 1 Courthouse Way, Boston. 3pm-6:30pm/21+/$45. @bostonlocalfood. bostonlocalfoodfestival.com]

CAMBRIDGE 5K OKTOBERFEST
While we may not all enjoy running, running in costume and finishing such torture in a block party hosted by Cambridge Brewing Company sounds much, much better. [Sun 10.6.13. 1 Kendall Sq., Cambridge. 21+/$38. @Cambridge5k. cambridge5k.com]

HARVEST FEST
Somerville’s best local restaurants and New England breweries will be offering a variety of tastings this year at the Harvest Fest inside the Center for Arts at the Armory. Come for one session or stay for both and help fundraise for Somerville Local First’s budget that supports the local business movement. [Sat 10.19.13. 191 Highland Ave, Somerville. 2pm-9pm/prices TBA. @Local1st. somervillelocalfirst.org]

GREAT PUMPKIN FESTIVAL
No lines that stretch 0.3 miles and two extra sessions to get pumpkin bloated! Cambridge Brewing Company hosts its annual Pumpkin Festival featuring an extensive draft list, costumes, and a festival glass full of Halloween readiness. [Sat 10.26.13. Cambridge Brewing Company, 1 Kendall Sq., Cambridge. times vary/$10-$15. @CambridgeBrewer. cambridgebrewingcompany.com]

THIRST BOSTON
The students are back and that makes Boston thirsty. Stretching over three boozy nights, this year’s Thirst Boston, a drinks extravaganza from cocktails to coffee, has a theme for every event around Boston. [Sat 11.9.13-Mon 11.11.13. places/times/prices vary. @ThirstBoston. thirstboston.com]

LATIN FOOD AND LOCAL BREWS
Gorge on some amazing Latin local food and support Casa Connection by doing so. All proceeds support the Casa San Jose orphanage in Colima, Mexico. Not to mention, there is New England beer and live music. And if you like the beer, there will be auctions held for beer and brewery tours. [Sat 11.2.13. 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. 6:30pm-10:30pm/$40 @casaconnection. artsatthearmory.org]

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About MICHELLE PANIAGUA

Michelle Paniagua is a certified goofball from all over Boston. She does not have an accent, unless you get her liquored up.
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One Response to FALL PREVIEW: FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

  1. Mili Mili says:

    Looks great, but Local Craft Brewfest is on Saturday, October 12, 2013 and Latin Foods & Local Brew is on Saturday, November 2, 2013.

    Check them out at: http://www.bostonlocalfoodfestilval.org and http://www.casaconnection.org