Diner’s Agenda would like to taste Roslindale and America.
Friday, September 28
•Our childhood hood gets some big excitement tonight at the first annual Taste of Roslindale at the Annunciation Church. $40 gets you a silent raffle, musical entertainment, and tastes from great local restaurants like Geoffrey’s and Delfino. Tickets may be purchased at the door. [A Taste of Roslindale]
•Didn’t quite make it to this spring’s Beard Awards? Make up for it by attending tonight’s Taste America event at the Veronique Ballroom sponsored by the James Beard Foundation and featuring star chefs such as Frank McClelland of L’Espalier and Pino Maffeo of Boston Public. The party gets started at 7:00 tonight and tickets, which cost $125, can be reserved by calling (617) 375-9700. [Taste America]
•We must admit to liking Ted Allen better on Queer Eye than on Top Chef, but nonetheless, we rather enjoy him on balance. Meet the funny foodie in person at the Beantown Jazz Festival (buh-guh-whah?) this weekend. He’ll be hanging out on Columbus Ave between Burke St and Mass Ave from 6pm-8pm tonight and 1pm-5pm tomorrow, talking about wine pairings. Awesome and free. [Ted Allen]
Saturday, September 29
•On occasion, we sigh and rue the fact that we don’t live in Napa. We think we’d hate California, but it would be pretty nice to be able to go on vineyard and winery tours on weekends. It turns out that we’re completely dumb and that sort of thing is more than possible in Boston. To find out just how possible, sign up for Boston Uncorked’s Third Annual Winery & Vineyard Tour. The tour runs from 9:30am-5pm, but promises to be much more enjoyable than a day at the office. Tickets, which cost $75, may be purchased online. [Boston Uncorked]
•Foodielocks says “Taste America is too big! Taste of Roslindale is too small! Taste of Rhode Island, happening this weekend at the Newport Yachting Center, is just right. Good thing tickets are only $10!” Thanks for that, Foodielocks. [Newport Festivals]