Sample, compare and discuss coffees from around the world during at free public cupping at Angelina’s, 301 Hope St., Bristol. The event is set for 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, and will feature Rik Kleinfeldt, owner of New Harvest Coffee Roasters in Pawtucket, and fine single-origin coffees.
Annual fish bake
Bliss Four Corners Congregational Church, 1264 Stafford Road, Tiverton, hosts its annual fish bake Friday, Sept. 21. There will be continuous all-you-can-eat servings from 4 to 7 p.m. The menu includes baked fish, potatoes, wax beans, rolls, coffee and dessert. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under and free for children 3 and under. For more information, call 508/678-9235.
Kinsmen Tavern, 241 State St., Bristol, hosts BBQ Night at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. For $20 per person, feast on homemade corn chowder, babyback ribs, blackened ribs, pulled pork, sweet corn, potato salad, coleslaw and cornbread. Reserve a spot by calling 401/253-1350.
A meatloaf supper is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Westport United Congregational Church, 500 American Legion Highway, Westport. On the menu is Harry’s famous meatloaf and gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetable, rolls, apple pie with cheese and beverage. The dinner is served family style. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children over 3. Call Marge for reservations at 508/673-6641.
Coggeshall Farm events
Coggeshall Farm Museum hosts Historic Foodways and Hearth Cooking workshops from 3-8 p.m. on Saturdays, Sept. 22 and 29; and Oct. 6, 7, 8, 20 and 27. Explore what it meant to “eat local” in 1790s Rhode Island. Working from Amelia Simmons’ “American Cookery” published in 1796, guests will prepare several “receipts” at the hearth using meat and produce raised on the farm to follow a meal from field to washtub. The cost is $70 for non-members, $60 for members. The workshop is limited in size and is intended for ages 16 and up; register at 401/253-9062 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wine, food fest coming
The Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival celebrates its seventh year when it rolls in the City by the Sea Sept. 21-23. With a culinary lineup that includes world-famous chefs Emeril Lagasse and father-daughter duo Jacques and Claudine Pépin, the festival will feature a large variety of international wines, seminars, wine tastings, a brunch, collectible wine dinner and meet-the expert opportunities that will further enhance the guest experience. All proceeds from the festival benefit The Preservation Society of Newport County. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 401/847-1000 or visit www.NewportMansionsWineandFood.org.
Beer, wine tastings
Grapes and Grains, 24 Bosworth St., Barrington, has several wine and beer tastings scheduled this month. All tastings are free and run from 5-7 p.m. The following wine tastings will be held on Fridays: “How to Pair Wine and Cheese” with The Cheese Plate (Sept. 21) and “Holiday Wine” (Sept. 28). The following beer tastings will be held on Saturdays: The Cheese Plate/Grapes & Grains Pairing Night (Sept. 22); and Cisco Brewery (Sept. 29). For more information, call 401/245-2100.
St. Alexander Church, 221 Main St., Warren, serves up its 62nd annual macaroni dinner from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30. The menu includes antipasto, soup, all-you-can-eat macaroni, meatballs, bread and butter and coffee. Homemade pastries will also be sold. The cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children. Takeout is available.
Clamboil or steak dinner
The annual fund-raising clamboil or steak dinner by the La Bella Sicilia Society is on Friday, Oct. 5, at the Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish center, 131 State St., Bristol. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30. Tickets are $30 and include a three-course meal and complimentary beverage of your choice. Proceeds provide Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners to those in need and donations to charities and organizations. For tickets or more information, call Richard Bucolo at 401/254-2007.
The East Providence Fraternal Order of Police Associates Lodge No. 1 is raffling off lobsters at 2 p.m. every Sunday through March 2013 at Trinity Brotherhood Club, 146 Woodward Ave., East Providence. Weekly prizes include a 40-inch flat-screen television.
Elks host clam bake
The Bristol County Elks will hold its annual Ole Fashioned Clam Bake starting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7 at the Elks Lodge, 1 Constitution St., Bristol. Featured will be steamed clams, fish, drawn butter, white potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, saugys, corn, quahog dressing and watermelon. Tickets are $28 per person. The Elks will also be raffling off a new 4,000-watt generator; raffle tickets are $5 each. Tickets are available at the lodge and all proceeds benefit Elks charities. For information call 401/253-9805.
Casey Riley, chief operating officer of the Newport Harbor Corporation/Newport Restaurant Group, and Chef Jonathan Cambra from Castle Hill in Newport, will help participants understand the hows and whys of eating in an environmentally friendly way from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18. The event will be held at Green Valley Country Club, 371 Union St., Portsmouth. Topics and activities covered will include sourcing local foods, the state of food service in our public school systems, the benefits of community-supported agriculture, connections between farmers and chefs, the culinary benefits of local foods and recipes and tastings. The free presentation is made possible through a collaboration between the Aquidneck Land Trust, the Newport Harbor Corporation/Newport Restaurant Group and Green Valley Country Club. RSVP to Courtney Huth at email@example.com or 401/849-2799, ext. 19, as space is limited.
Wine, beer, pizza
On Friday October 26, 2012, The Bristol County Lions Club will hold its 16th annual Wine/Beer Festival and East Bay Pizza Challenge on Friday, Oct. 26. The event will run from 6-9:30 p.m. in the ballroom at Linden Place, 500 Hope St., Bristol. Proceeds will fund Ronald McDonald House, Cancer and Children, R.I. Food Bank and local food pantries, Sight Foundation, eyeglasses and exams, holiday food baskets and Adopt a Family programs at Christmas and other local charities. The evening will include wine and beer sampling from the Coastal Wine Trail and the Rhode Island Wine Trail, local wine distributors and brewers from Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The Pizza Challenge will include pizzerias from East Bay, with prizes from six categories determined by the guests. Tickets are $35; call 401/225-0540 for more information.
Maine culinary tour
Calling all foodies: The nonprofit Barrington Community School (BCS) is hosting a culinary walking tour of Kennebunkport and Lower Village in Maine on Tuesday, Oct. 9. The tour will take a leisurely half-mile walk from Dock Square across the bridge into the lower village as you taste all along the way what it means to be from Maine. The group will visit with shopkeepers and food artisans, taste chowders, crab cakes, cheese and more, all created by local talent using local resources. Following the tour, there will be free time to browse other shops independently. The tour departs at 7:30 a.m. from Barrington Town Hall, 283 County Road, Barrington, and will return around 6 p.m. The cost is $115 for BCS members, $120 for non-members. Call 401/245-0432 or visit www.barrcommschool.com to register. Enrollment is limited to 35.
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