Foodie Calendar

Where food and your social life collide: Her are a few culinary excursions happening this month in 417-land.

Taste: A 417 Magazine Craft Beer tasting event
Learn how to pair beers with the right glass at this evening class that’s perfect for craft beer enthusiasts. You can taste four Goose Island beers in four high-end beer glasses by Spiegelau, a Riedel company. Plus, you get to take them home at the end of the night.
$50 per person, 6–8:30 p.m., October 20, The Tasting Room at Wil Fischer Distributing, 3539 W. Farm Road 142, Springfield. Call Megan Johnson at 417-883-7417 for tickets.

Springfield Food Day Celebration
Help sing the praises of local, sustainable and healthy food by enjoying food samples, a beer garden, cooking demos by local chefs, kid-friendly activities, live music and more.
Cost is one canned good or $2 per person, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., October 22, Wilhoit Plaza parking lot, Moxie Cinema and Farmers Gastropub, Springfield. Tickets are available at the gate; visit fooddaycelebration.com.

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Taste of the Lake
Bop around among docked houseboats, tasting food from Table Rock Lake–area restaurants. Then join a moonlight champagne cruise on the lake. Participating restaurants include Coyote’s Dockside Cafe & Pub, Charlie’s Steak Ribs & Ale, Koppie’s on the Lake, Big M Marina Dock-N-Eat Cafe and The Bearded Clam.
$30–50 in advance, $50–70 at the gate, food sampling 5:30–7 p.m., cruise 7:30–9 p.m., October 15, Coyote’s Dockside Cafe & Pub, Port of Kimberling Marina. Space is limited, so call 417-739-2564 for reservations.

Caffeine Crawl
Like a pub crawl, but for coffee-lovers! Participants visit independent local coffee shops, and an expert at each location drops a little knowledge on your caffeinated mind.
November 5, various businesses in Springfield. Visit caffeinecrawl.com and click on “Springfield” for tickets or more information.

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