Chocolate Crawl, Bacon Festival and Other Food Events This Week

Chocolate Crawl, Bacon Festival and Other Food Events This Week
The first-ever Madison Bacon Festival is this Saturday, November 1.

Chocolate, cheese, cocktails and wine abound at Madison Eats’ Capital Chocolate Crawl. Two experts from Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier and Madison Chocolate Company will guide crawlers through chocolate pairings at four “hot spot” businesses around the capital. Only a few tickets remain, so nab them while you still can! $45, 5:30 p.m.,

Heritage Tavern chef Dan Fox discusses the interconnection of healthy food, a clean environment and the local economy at Fox on Food, part of the Doug La Follette Environmental Lecture Series. The program is preceded by a half hour of drinks and appetizers. Free, 6–8 p.m.,

It’s trick-or-treating for adults at the DLUX Shocktail Party, where adult drinks are two-for-one. Enjoy “kreepy kegged cocktails” and Jello shots all night long.  9 p.m.,

Continue celebrating Willy Street Co-op’s anniversary with another double feature of The First Forty and Food for Change at the Middleton Performing Arts Center. The first documentary covers Willy Street Co-op’s history, while the second focuses on the deep history of food co-ops in America, beginning with their economic success during the Great Depression. Free, 7 p.m.,

Don’t get too lost in Halloween shenanigans to celebrate this traditional autumn holiday! Come to the Day of the Dead Costume Party at Tex Tubb’s Taco Palace for good food and spooky revelry. Come dressed up and receive free chips and salsa. 11 a.m–11 p.m.,

Mmmmm… bacon. The premier Madison Bacon Festival at Alliant Energy Center showcases everything good about the not-just-breakfast mainstay, including demonstrations, dishes, lectures and the crowning of a bacon queen. There’s even a bacon eating competition for those who can’t get enough of the sizzling stuff. Ticket levels range from $36.75–$79.50, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.,

REAP Food Group’s tenth annual Pie Palooza bills itself as a “local food brunch for local folks.” A long list of local restaurants and bakeries will curate a long buffet of both sweet and savory pies, tarts, quiches and other goodies, served up along with salad and beverages. $18 in advance, 9:30–1:30 p.m.,