Six Pack: Food Events For Wine Week And Beyond

Wine tastings, beer festivals and a pig roast. Spring is here.

Manayunk's favorite foodie fest returns for a fall edition this weekend. StrEAT Festival brings over 40 Philly food trucks to Main street, serving up everything from BBQ to cupcakes, with an emphasis on a special seasonal ingredient: apples! Manayunk merchants will offer sidewalk sales and promotions, plus fresh fruits, veggies, and homemade spices, oils, and jams will be available to purchase from the farm stand and gourmet vendors. Kids will be entertained at Recess, a littles-only zone held at Canal View Park, complete with everything from a moon bounce to face painting. Plus, a pop-up beer garden will be the highlight of Cotton Street, offering samples of craft brews to compliment the food truck fare. Come hungry. Sunday, September 28th, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Main Street, Manayunk.

Spring stirs up a celebratory air in this city, as festivals and events seem to be happening in every neighborhood all of a sudden. And no celebration is complete without an abundance of food and booze. From one last Wine Week blowout to a patio pig-out,  here are six upcoming food events that you shouldn’t miss this season.

Wine-a-Q on March 29 – As Philly Wine Week comes to an end, American Sardine Bar hosts their first outdoor BBQ of the season. The weather may not feel like spring just yet, but their fire pit and draught wine should have you warmed up in no time. Chef Scott Schroeder is serving up small plates like yogurt-marinated chicken skewers and hanger steak with sweet pepper mostarda. The event starts at 3 pm.

Philly Showcase of Wine and Cheese on April 10 – Don’t fret that Wine Week is ending, because the next wine and cheese event is already on the horizon. The event is sponsored by Bocelli Wines and Bel Gioioso Cheese. Held at the convention center, tickets are $50 in advance, and $55 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Philadelphia. Grab your tickets here.

Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival on April 12 – Head over to Main Street to check out over 40 different food trucks who will set camp that day around 11 am. In addition to the great food, a beer garden will be set up on Cotton Street. StrEAT Food Festival also kicks off the beginning of Manayunk Restaurant Week.

Philly Farm and Food Fest on April 12 – For those looking to stay in Center City that day, check out the Philly Farm and Food Fest at the Convention Center beginning at 11 am. Tickets start at $20 for a free shopping tote from Whole Foods, which you can load up with samples and products from over 150 vendors. You can also opt to pay an extra $10 for access to a libations lounge featuring a tasting tour and meet-and-greets with local brewers and distillers. Find tickets here.

Yards Brewing Real Ale Festival on April 19 – For all beer lovers out there, head over to Yards Brewing Company for their 8th Annual Yards Real Ale Festival. The event will feature over 40 firkins of beer from all over the country (plus a few international beers) and include food and music. You can get tickets for $50 here. The festival begins at 1 pm.

The Pigout on April 21La Calaca Feliz is celebrating the official re-opening of their patio with The Pigout. For 48 hours, the restaurant brines a whole suckling pig then roasts it on the patio. For just $35, attendees can indulge in the pig, plus guacamole, grilled corn, nachos and potato salad. And if that’s not enough, the event also includes all-you-can-drink Feliz Margaritas, red and white sangrias, Dos Equis amber and Corona Light. The pig roast begins at 9 pm. There are only 60 spots, so hurry and call them at 215-787-9930 to reserve yours.