International spots offer alternatives to turkey.
Roundabout Brewery and Wild Purveyors beer pairing
This Sunday marks the second beer tasting at Wild Purveyors in Lawrenceville, where Roundabout Brewery beer will be paired with cheeses and wild edibles. There are two sessions, one from 2 to 4 p.m. and the second from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 at the door or $20 in advance, which can be reserved by calling the shop at 412-206-9453.
Omakase with guest chef at Fukuda
On Tuesday and Wednesday, Fukuda in Bloomfield will play host to guest sushi chef Kevin Yanaga. Originally from Kawasaki, Japan, Mr. Yanaga has specialized for more than 16 years in what he describes as "modern, updated Japanese cuisine" at Morimoto and Zama, both in Philadelphia, and Izakaya in Atlantic City, N.J. He will join chef TJ Barney in creating tasting menus of four, eight and 12 courses for $50, $75 and $105. For reservations, email email@example.com.
Chocolate food fest in Cranberry
A new food festival in Cranberry promises chocolate in many forms -- fudge to fashion, candles to beer -- Feb. 22 and 23. That weekend the Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau's Celebration of Chocolate brings together a bunch of interesting businesses from the North to the Pittsburgh Marriott North in Cranberry.
There will be demonstrations including making chocolate; melting, filling and hand-making chocolates; and more. There's a fashion show featuring clothing and accessories in shades of brown, chocolate-basket raffles and chocolate-themed children's activities presented by Butler County Community College.
The celebration runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 22 and noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 23. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and younger. All attendees are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items for Butler County food banks.