Food Column: Wine & Beer Cruise and gluten-free brunch on tap

East Your Feelings Snack + Launch Party: Hazelwood resident Lindsey Smith debuts her new book, “Eat Your Feelings,” with demos, samples, book signings and more. 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Eastside Bond Apartments, Shadyside. Free. (search for “Eat Your Feelings snack + launch party!”).

Wine & Beer Cruise: Winter Wonderland: Hourlong cocktail hour followed by a two-hour cruise of the three rivers. Ticket includes four wine or microbrew tastings plus food pairings. 6:30 p.m. Thursday on the Pittsburgh Water Limousine (meet at Strip District dock). $45. (search for “Wine & Beer Cruise — Winter Wonderland!”).

New Year’s Day Brunch: Organic juice, fresh-baked pastries, coffee and loaded vegan benedict with roasted potatoes and a green salad. Noon to 2:30 p.m. Monday at Gluten Free Goat Bakery & Café, Garfield. $35; advance online tickets only. 412-226-9120;

Farm to Table Connections Brunch & Learn: Free networking brunch for consumers, farms, food producers and other industry professionals. 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 3 at East End Food Co-op, Point Breeze. Reserve by Tuesday at

Rebecca Sodergren:; @pgfoodevents.


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