Whole Foods to host seafood tastings

Whole Foods Markets will host sea-to-table tastings during Thursdays in October during which guests can tour each store’s seafood department, sample fresh Gulf seafood, taste wine pairings and learn ways to prepare seafood.

Tickets are $25 per person. Sales benefit the Audubon Nature Institute Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries and Louisiana Sea Grant.

In Baton Rouge, 7529 Corporate Blvd., chef Chris Wadsworth and his Triumph Kitchen students will join chef Ryan Andre from City Pork II at 6 p.m. Oct. 9. Call (225) 218-0452.

Slow Food BR ‘Warm-up’ event set

Oscar’s Pizza Joint, 6251 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, will serve a special $5 pizza featuring local and sustainable ingredients plus Louisiana’s own Gnarly Barley beer from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to raise awareness for Slow Food Baton Rouge’s Fall Heat event on Oct. 19.

The restaurant is also taking the opportunity to introduce its customers to the newest beer from Gnarly Barley Brewing Co. in Hammond. The beer will be sold for $2 a glass and will also be featured in the Fall Heat culinary event.

The Monday “Warm-Up” event will feature local chefs and organizers for Fall Heat selling tickets to the main event. No tickets are necessary for the Warm-up. Tickets are available for the Fall Heat event at http://slowfoodbr.org/fallheat.

Taste for Tapp slated to benefit BR Soccer

Both Baton Rouge locations of Brew-Bacher’s will donate 10 percent of their net sales Saturday to the Ryan Tapp Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund, which provides moneys for children to play soccer.

The scholarship fund was established in memory of Ryan Joseph Tapp, who played soccer for 14 years, including at Tara and Dutchtown high schools and for the Baton Rouge Soccer Club and Baton Rouge Soccer Association, before his death in 2011. The program provides scholarships for children who want to play soccer but whose families can’t afford the associated fees.

Brew-Bacher’s is located at 8415 Bluebonnet Blvd. and 5251 Nicholson Drive.

Sweets Contest slated for WBR’s SugarFest

The West Baton Rouge Historical Association is hosting a sweets contest at the West Baton Rouge Museum’s annual SugarFest from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

Entry forms are available at the West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave. Make your best cookies, cakes, cupcakes, pies or candies.

Entries must arrive at the museum from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Entries cannot require reheating or refrigeration. Local celebrity judges will sample the entries and declare a winner.

The SugarFest also features historic craft demonstrations, cane grinding and music. The festival is also seeking donations of cookies, cakes, pies and candies to help stock the sweets booth Call (225) 336-2422, Ext. 15 or visit westbatonrougemuseum.com.

Alexander’s to host pop-up market

A pop-up farmers market will be held at Alexander’s Highland Market, 18111 Highland Road, Baton Rouge, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

The first 50 people to visit the Southern Art’s booth will receive a free bottle of Southern Art No. 1 Handcrafted Hot Sauce, a local product recently named a Martha Stewart American Made 2014 Food Finalist, spokeswoman Kelly Alexander said.

For questions or more information, contact Alexander at (225) 936-7373.

Compiled by Advocate staff