Food events this week: October 26–31

Food events this week: October 26–31

Monday October 26
Our Chef of the Year Jonny Hunter of the Underground Food Collective is hosting Slow Food UW–Madison’s Family Dinner Night, a three course meal served in the basement of The Crossing every Monday night at 1127 University Avenue. 6:15 p.m, $5

Tuesday October 27
Meet Yelp’s Madison Community Manager CM Stacey L. for a post-work drink at CYME: Raise the Bar inside the Concourse Hotel. At this Community Manager Yelp Event, Stacey will share a couple appetizers that will compliment specialty drinks you can get at The Bar or food from Chef Charles Lazzareschi at CIRC. 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday October 28
The week-long Hilldale-O-Ween celebration has already started! Bring the kids out to the Hilldale Shopping Center for family-friendly cooking classes at Sur La Table on Saturday, pick out some spooky treats at the Wednesday or Saturday farmers market and on Friday, bring the kids trick-or-treating around the mall—most retailers will be handing out candy or toys. Through Saturday,

Thursday October 29
If you remember the vegetarian lunches Madison chef Jonny Hunter used to serve at UW–Madison, you won’t want to miss the Catacombs Pop Up the Underground Food Collective is hosting at the Pres House, formerly Catacombs. 11:30 a.m., $3

Meet the farmers, plant breeders and chefs behind Wisconsin’s innovative cuisine at Farm to Flavor, an event brough to us by The Dawson Lab at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. You’ll get to sample the result of collaborative plant breeding in small plates from four Madison chefs from Pig in a Fur Coat, Underground Food Collective, Graze and Café Hollander. 5:30 p.m., $25

Don’t miss Graze’s Halloween Dance Party for a Halloween precursor. Make sure you dress to impress, because there’s a midnight costume contest. 10 p.m.–1:30 a.m., $5 in advance, $10 at the door

Friday October 30
The Freaky Foodie Friday Tour is the tastiest way to get in the Halloween spirit. Come in costume and join this two-hour tour to four yummy local food trucks where you’ll sample food while learning about the great history behind the Capital and First Settlement neighborhood. 11:30 a.m., $30

Get two-for-one drinks and Kreepy Kegged cocktails at DLUX’s annual Shocktail Party. The costume party at the burger bar goes on all night long. 9 a.m.

Saturday October 31
Celebrate Halloween in true Wisconsin fashion by taking A Terrifying Tour of beers and screams with Hop Head Tours. You’ll sample the beers at Wisconsin Brewing Company, then use your speed pass admission to go through the Screamin’ Acres Haunted House. After that you’ll stop by Viking Brewpub in Stoughton for a few samples and end the tour at the Vintage Brewing Company drop off. 5:30 p.m., $75