It’s Thursday again, and we’ve got some great picks for things to do this weekend—not only from us, but from our pals in the North Shore Bloggers Consortium as well.
Friday evening, the Wenham Village Improvement Society will host an Oktoberfest Fundraiser on the lawn at the Exchange at the Wenham Teahouse. Live music, drinks, passed hors d’oeuvres, several dinner stations, and desserts will be on tap from 6:30 until 11:00. $75.00 per person or $100.00 at the door (tax and 18% gratuity additional). RSVPs are necessary. Please call (978) 468-1398 to reserve your table
Also Friday evening from 4:00 to 7:00, Nadia Zenato of Italy’s Zenato Estate will be at Shubie’s in Marblehead, accompanied by the infamous BZ Zohn to feature their entire portfolio of wines. The Zenato Estate is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and as part of the celebration, Nadia is touring the Northeast. This will be her only retail stop in New England, and it’s your chance to taste some great wines and meet the owner of the estate.
On Saturday, October 2 from noon to 3:00, don’t forget the 3rd annual Chili Con-Carnival Cook-Off hosted by the Grog in their parking lot in Newburyport. Many restaurants and individual families will be competing for top spot, and you can enjoy live music, door prizes, and great chili, voting for your favorite.
Saturday evening in Salem, you’ll find Witchtoberfest at the Old Town Hall in Salem, a beer tasting fundraiser with 50% of the proceeds going to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salem. They promise “Good Beer, Good Music and Good Times.” There will be light hors d’oeuvres provided by local restaurants, a live band, a raffle, and a silent auction. The confirmed breweries so far include Shipyard Brewing, Mayflower Brewing, Blue Hills Brewery, Narragansett, Beerworks, and Cody Brewery.
Here are some great ideas from the other members of NSBC:
Jane Ward writes fiction and is the author of Hunger (Forge, 2001) and The Mosaic Artist (to be released). She is currently at work on her third novel, The Welcome Home. She also writes about food – in a weekly blog called Food and Fiction, and as a contributing writer to the online regional food magazine, Local In Season – because she loves to cook and eat. And so does everyone she knows.
Food For Thought- Heather Atwood
As a painter and writer, Heather Atwood spent a lot of time waiting on tables in great restaurants. While struggling with color and line, she was also learning how to roast a great chicken, and what it means to balance textures in a dish. She’s been interested in good food ever since. Married, the mother of two daughters, Heather now lives in Rockport, Mass. and is the food columnist for the Gloucester Daily Times. She is featured regularly in Taste of the Times videos and her writing can also be seen in the Wednesday food section of the Times.
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