This Week’s Foodie Calendar

Dining Out for Life
On Thursday, April 30th, more than 200 area restaurants will donate a third of their sales to local groups that provide services for people with HIV/AIDS. This awesome event is held in more than 55 cities in the U.S. and Canada, and raises about $4 million a year for the cause. There are a ton of restaurants participating — all of Stephen Starr‘s and José Garces’s spots, BYOs like Bindi and Audrey Claire, Cork and Sapori in South Jersey, and La Belle Epoque Café in Media, to name a few. You can make reservations through OpenTable via the Dining Out for Life website, which also has a list of all the participating restaurants.

Season Opening of Headhouse Market
Pulling an average of 1,500 people each Sunday, Headhouse Market is the most popular of our farmers’ markets. And thanks to stalls offering up mouthwatering tacos and made-to-order croissant sandwiches, and 30-plus vendors selling artisanal products, it’s the most foodie, too. Opening day is this Sunday, May 3rd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and to celebrate there will be live music and local cookbook authors Aliza Green (of the numerous Field Guides) and Tara Desmond (of the just released Almost Meatless) signing books.

Fresh Market Opening
A friend from North Carolina, where this new-to-our-area grocery store originates, says it’s a great place: “Not as crunchy as Whole Foods, but much nicer than your average supermarket.” Sounds good to us. The first Philly-area location is opening tomorrow in Glen Mills on Baltimore Pike. Stop by for the event and you’ll get cooking demonstrations and free BBQ. If you miss the opening, check out the store some other time: It offers 12 to 15 pies baked daily, more than 200 cheeses, and free coffee samples. Look for a Horsham location later this year. 925 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills; 610-358-4091;