Top Culinary Trends for 2018
November 12, 2017 – 8:51 am | Comments Off on Top Culinary Trends for 2018

Special to Road Trips for Foodies
Sterling-Rice Group (SRG) has identified its annual top culinary trends that will stand out on menus, expand onto grocery shelves, and attract consumer interest across the U.S. in the …

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Seafaring Tradition of Stock Island, Florida
November 15, 2017 – 8:31 am | Comments Off on Seafaring Tradition of Stock Island, Florida

I Love Stock Island, Florida, Florida KeysThe seafaring tradition, culinary riches and creative enterprises of Stock Island will be on display at the “I Love Stock Island Festival“. It takes place in the Florida Keys community adjacent to Key West December 8 through 10, 2017.

The hub of the Florida Keys commercial shrimping industry hosts the family-friendly festival that blends culinary events, live music, history, art studio tours, a bicycle excursion, a lighted boat parade and other experiences that showcase the island and its eclectic working waterfront.

Scheduled highlights include a “Taste of Stock Island,” a guided exploration of local cuisine beginning at 4 p.m. December 8, 2017. Traveling via trolley, guests are to stop at selected Stock Island restaurants to savor small plates and beverage pairings at each location.

Plans for December 9, 2017, call for a traditional shrimp boil at the Oceans Edge Key West Resort Hotel & Marina, 5950 Peninsular Avenue, Stock Island.

The festival’s other enticements of interest to Road Trips Foodies include food truck feasts and special holiday brunches at Stock Island restaurants.

(Photo courtesy of I Love Stock Island)

Conner Prairie’s Gingerbread Village
November 14, 2017 – 8:28 am | Comments Off on Conner Prairie’s Gingerbread Village
Conner Prairie’s Gingerbread Village

Both amateurs and professionals create the structures in the Gingerbread Village at Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers, Indiana.
Road Trips Foodies can check out the fanciful confections from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. November 24 …

Gingerbread House Festival (and More)
November 13, 2017 – 8:24 am | Comments Off on Gingerbread House Festival (and More)
Gingerbread House Festival (and More)

Travel down Lollipop Lane to Gum Drop Street at what’s claimed to be one of the largest gingerbread festivals in New England.
The annual Gingerbread House Festival at the Wood Memorial Library & Museum, 783 …

Fort Wayne’s Festival of Gingerbread
November 10, 2017 – 8:11 am | Comments Off on Fort Wayne’s Festival of Gingerbread
Fort Wayne’s Festival of Gingerbread

A Festival of Gingerbread takes place November 22 through December 10, 2017, at The History Center, 302 East Berry, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Hours Monday through Thursday are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 …

High Tea at Café Alcazar
November 9, 2017 – 8:49 am | Comments Off on High Tea at Café Alcazar
High Tea at Café Alcazar

If you’re headed to Saint Augustine, Florida, any time soon, consider making a reservation for high tea at Café Alcazar in the Lightner Museum, 75 King Street, Saint Augustine.
It’s offered in conjunction with the “Dressing …

Holiday Candy Making in Southern Indiana
November 8, 2017 – 8:32 am | Comments Off on Holiday Candy Making in Southern Indiana
Holiday Candy Making in Southern Indiana

Yes, Road Trips Foodies: it’s time to think about holiday sweets.
Watch Warren and Jill Schimpff (pictured) make candy canes and ribbon candy for the festive season, using the same copper kettle and roll molds that …

Beer Week with Pancakes in Traverse City, Michigan
November 7, 2017 – 8:21 am | Comments Off on Beer Week with Pancakes in Traverse City, Michigan
Beer Week with Pancakes in Traverse City, Michigan

Experience Beer Week in Traverse City, Michigan, a whole new way this year with the

Cider Week Virginia
November 6, 2017 – 8:06 am | Comments Off on Cider Week Virginia
Cider Week Virginia

Cider Week Virginia kicks-off its 5th edition Friday. Official dates are November 10 through 19, 2017.
During the event, restaurants, shops and eleven cider makers from across the state will hold dinners, in-store tastings, workshops and …

Norwegian Salmon Stars on Qatar Airlines
October 29, 2017 – 8:32 am | Comments Off on Norwegian Salmon Stars on Qatar Airlines
Norwegian Salmon Stars on Qatar Airlines

A Qatar-based company is using traditional Scandinavian methods to smoke fresh Norwegian salmon — which is now being served on board Qatar Airways flights as part of the bespoke à la carte dine-on-demand menu for …

Coffee and Tea Festival in Philadelphia
October 23, 2017 – 8:18 am | Comments Off on Coffee and Tea Festival in Philadelphia
Coffee and Tea Festival in Philadelphia

The fifth annual Coffee and Tea Festival: Valley Forge takes place December 2 and 3, 2017, at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks, Pennsylvania.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. December 2, …

New Wine and Ale Trails in Scottsdale
October 22, 2017 – 8:03 am | Comments Off on New Wine and Ale Trails in Scottsdale
New Wine and Ale Trails in Scottsdale

The new Wine and Ale trail maps for Scottsdale, Arizona, are available for download.
Downtown Scottsdale is home to a variety of wine tasting rooms and breweries where visitors can sample Arizona-grown varietals and locally-brewed suds.
The …