SWINE Festival: June 4, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. More info at: http://www.swinefestival.com/5th Annual SWINE Festival. SWINE will feature some of Iowa’s finest native wineries and regional chefs, including Andrew Meek of Sbrocco, Josh McCurnin of Flemings, Anthony Jonson of Mojos and Shad Kirton of Smokey D’s. Wine will be available from a selection of both Iowa wineries and if Iowa wines don’t float your boat, there will also be some non-Iowa wines. There will also be a craft beer tent offering brews (featuring Madhouse Brewery and Twisted Vine) made by local breweries affilated with wineries. It will be on the grounds of the DMACC campus in Ankeny. $35 gets you in the door, a commemorative wine glass, and gives you one free bottle of wine. There will also be some bluegrass by the Solar String Band, and bluegrass is always a good thing.
Mojos on 86th and Tassel Ridge Winery: June 5 at 6:00 p.m.
Winefest Des Moines: Friday, June 17th through Saturday, June 18, 2011. Get more details at their website: http://www.winefestdesmoines.com/.
Brewfest: July 9, 3-7 p.m. at Principal Park in Des Moines. 300+ varieties of beer (which means that there will be beers other than Budweiser for sure!) and unlimited samples. Details: http://www.dmcityview.com/brewfest/
The DSM Restaurant Week participants have been announced. No word yet on what week this will be happening.