Food & Drink

Chapel Hill and Orange County has long been a culinary destination and can be best sampled at any one of the many food and drink events held year round. Also, check out our music events as many have local food trucks on site or offer a full menu.

Some of our favorites:

Walking Food Tours - sample tastings and personal insights from a cross-section of the finest and most unique establishments in the communities of Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Hillsborough.

Southern Season for weekly wine tastings and cooking classes.

Save the Dates:

Just in time for the holidays, the Cooking School at Southern Season is hosting the event - Mixology: Holiday Cocktails & Nogs. Jordon Joseph from Chapel Hill's acclaimed craft cocktail bar, The Crunkleton teaches how to create classic cocktails and nogs perfect for upcoming holiday parties. December 3, 2016

Weathervane at Southern Season presents:  Annual Holiday Afternoon Tea, December 8, 2016

The 2nd Sour Barn Bash: Benefiting Benevolence Farm, Saturday - December 10th , 2016 - 2:00-6:00pm. Enjoy unlimited tasting's of special offerings from Steel String Brewery(Carrboro), Haw River Farmhouse Ales(Saxapahaw), Trophy Brewing Co(Raleigh), Free Range Brewing(Charlotte), Wooden Robot Brewery(Charlotte), Fonta Flora(Morganton), Wicked Weed(Asheville), Burial Beer Co(Asheville), Appalachian Mountain Brewing(Boone),  Zebulon Artisan Ales(Weaverville) and more.

It's almost time for Mystery Brewing's Winter Beer Release & Bake Off! Join Mystery Brewing  on December 11th for the return of: Ballantrae- Light Scottish Ale, Hornigold- English IPA, Annabel- Black Saison and of course....... Six Impossible Things- Chocolate Breakfast Stout. Plus, they are hosting their third annual bake-off! This year, all baked goods MUST include one of our four winter beers! Register your baked good for cash prizes at with the subject line 2016 Bake Off. Invite your friends and don't forget to bring your holiday cheer! See you there! Cheers!

Il Palio Ristorante's Chef Teddy Diggs and Barton Seaver, acclaimed author and seafood chef, join forces to craft a fresh take on the festive meal Feast of the Seven Fishes which celebrates Italian tradition with course upon course of delicious seafood dishes complemented by Italian Wine. December 15, 2016 The Siena Hotel, 6:30pm - 9:00pm.