Food & Drink

Wine and tequila tastings, benefits, and more food and drink events this week

FILE PHOTO: Bottles of wine displayed on a shelf in an Aldi store in London, Britain, February 15, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Summers/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: Bottles of wine displayed on a shelf in an Aldi store in London, Britain, February 15, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Summers/File Photo
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Top Tier and Rarities Tasting

This wine tasting is a chance to try some of the rare and higher priced wines in Brix Cheese Shop & Wine Bar’s inventory. The ticket price includes a sample of 12 or more wines and snacks, and $20 will be refunded with any purchase of three or more bottles.

  • When: 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday
  • Where: Brix Cheese Shop & Wine Bar, 209 N. Linn St., Iowa City
  • Cost: $50
  • Details: (319) 359-1999

Tequila Tasting

Get ready for summer drinks with a taste or two of tequila. Benz Beverage Depot will pour a selection of Blanco, Reposado, Anejo and mezcal with the aim of showing that tequila can be about much more than cheap shots, whether you’re looking for something to mix in a margarita or cocktail or a tequila nice enough to sip at the end of the day.

  • When: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday
  • Where: Benz Beverage Depot, 501 Seventh Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: (319) 365-2556

Barnyard Adventure and Breakfast Buffet

 

Enjoy a Barnyard Breakfast Buffet at Collins Road Hy-Vee and support Old MacDonald’s Farm. For every breakfast buffet purchased, $1 will go toward Cedar Rapids Old MacDonald Farm. The food will be accompanied with outdoor fun for the family, including a chance to meet some barnyard friends at a petting farm, chalk drawing, hula hoops, and a garden takeover with dietitian Nicole Johnson, plus coloring and face painting inside.

  • When: 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday
  • Where: Hy-Vee, 279 Collins Road, Cedar Rapids
  • Cost: $4.99 to $7.99
  • Details: (319) 393-8910

Japanese Dinner

Enjoy a Japanese dinner prepared by Washington High School’s Japanese language students, served along with song and dance entertainment. Proceeds support the sister-school exchange program, now in its 24th year. Vegetarian option and takeout available.

  • When: 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday
  • Where: St. Wenceslaus Church Glovick Parish Center, 1224 Fifth St. SE, Cedar Rapids
  • Cost: $5 to $10
  • Details: (319) 558-3225

Culinary Classic

Graze on soup, salad, seafood, pork, duck, beef & dessert from the area’s top chefs as they compete for glory and cash prizes at this fundraiser for the G.I.V.E. Foundation. Golf for Injured Veterans Everywhere (GIVE) Foundation provides a setting for injured veterans to enhance their mental, social, physical and emotional well-being, and improve their quality of life by learning the game of golf.

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