5 must-attend food events this week

Madison Cocktail Week, beer release party and more
5 must-attend food events this week
Madison Cocktail Week partnered with over 28 spirits brands and producers last year to serve up some boozy treats.

Tuesday-Sunday Oct. 10-15
Attention, cocktail lovers–it’s thirsty Thursday all week long now that Madison Cocktail Week is in town. Cocktail Week has prepared a whopping 30 events at various venues for the week. Choose to attend a farmers’ market pro-am competition, tailgate, cocktail party, self-care seminars and more during this fun-filled week of events. madisoncocktailweek.com

Wednesday, Oct. 11
Are you anxiously awaiting the debut of the community-based Madison Public Market? Taste of Madison Public Market is giving you a sneak peek of what the market will entail when it comes in the estimated two years time. Activities at the event will represent different sections of the market, including the market hall, a children’s area, local art, live music, an event space and the Food Innovation Center. Expect locally grown food, handcrafted artwork, jewelry, wearables and collectibles. 5-8 p.m., madisonpublicmarket.org

Thursday, Oct. 12
Let’s be honest — everyone could use a good burger once in a while. The Robin Room Bar is hosting Burger Night to serve up three different gourmet burgers, each for under $8. Try Big Rack for a juicy bite topped with caramelized onion, lomo, apple butter, gruyere and smoked beef fat. Also try its $4 crispy chickpea. 6 p.m., isthmusdiningcompany.com

Friday, Oct. 13
Family-owned McFarland House Cafe welcomes you this Friday to celebrate its debut of a new barrel-aged blonde Doppleboch brewed in collaboration with Capital Brewery and McFarland Liquor. Six other brew samples also will be served alongside Fraboni’s sausages at the Beer Release and Sausage Party. $25, 6-9 p.m., eventbrite.com

Sunday, Oct. 15
If Eldorado Grill’s constantly growing mezcal collection of more than 130 tequilas can’t convince you that Eldorado is serious about its agave selection, Top Shelf Tequila Dinner featuring Fortaleza will. This time around, Eldorado staff will pair and highlight various Fortaleza tequilas with a four-course dinner. Apparently, Fortaleza was the name that kept coming up during some of the staffs’ trip to Mexico last year–so let Eldorado transport you to Mexico in this tribute event. $60, 6:30-9:30 p.m., eventbrite.com