MUSIC FEST? FOOD FESTS
The Durham debut of Moogfest rightfully gets the festival attention this week, but you might want to stop by Durham Central Park Saturday for other indulgences. The second Durham Blues & Brews Festival pairs hot players like Cool John Ferguson with unlimited cold pours from twenty breweries. Profits from the $40 tickets go to local charities.
Meanwhile, in Raleigh, Babylon's Samad Hachby helms the second Raleigh Food & Wine Festival. Four days of events, including wine dinners and a strawberry class at lucettegrace, culminate in a "grand tasting" on Sunday at 1 p.m. Tickets run $40–$59 for access to four dozen restaurants, bars, and vendors, including some overlooked favorites such as Mandolin and 18 Seaboard.
The incredible An hosts a rosé dinner Friday night (www.ancuisines.com), while Seeds' annual Pie Social (www.seedsnc.org) offers unlimited access to pie of all kinds. And at the N.C. State Fairgrounds, there's the Got to Be NC Festival (www.gottobencfestival.com). Just ask about HB 2 before putting your money down.