Best of the Best: Battered and Brewed 2017 Events Picks

Best of the Best: Battered and Brewed 2017 Events Picks

10. Nashville Lifestyles Battle of the Burger

Burger Republic

9. Nashville Predators Foundation: 12th Annual Wine Festival

8. Gulf Coast Jam 

7. New Orleans Wine Food Experience

About The New Orleans Wine and Food Experience:

Each year, hundreds of wineries and restaurants participate. Menus feature local flavor and innovative new creations inspired by diverse cuisines. Top chefs from around the city create culinary experiences like no other. Over two dozen restaurants feature special dining evenings throughout the New Orleans festival. The weekend also features over 1,000 wines from around the world, with special tasting events from wineries. You can enjoy grand tasting events, promenade evenings in the French Quarter, and seminar series to hone your palate. For the grand finale, attend the gala at the end!
We also care about our community and want to make New Orleans a better place to live. Over the past 25 years, we have raised more than $1.2 million for local non-profit organizations. From food banks to culinary schools, our beneficiaries have been able to help our community and our culture thrive. We are proud to support our city in this way and look forward to announcing this year’s partnering organizations.
If you’re looking for a culinary getaway, want to rub shoulders with top chefs and winemakers, or simply enjoy the good food and wine, then book your ticket to this year’s New Orleans Wine & Food Experience. Gather all the information you need here on our site to help get you prepared. We look forward to seeing you at this year’s event!

6. CMA Festival

Rita’s ice Truck

5. Music City Wine and Food Festival 

Hattie B’s Quail Sliders!

About Music City Food + Wine Festival:

Music City Food + Wine Festival is produced by GRAMMY-award winning artists (and Nashville residents) Kings of Leon, world-renowned chef Jonathan Waxman, Vector Management’s Ken Levitan and Andy Mendelsohn, and Austin-based C3 Presents — producer of Austin City Limits Music Festival, Lollapalooza, Austin Food + Wine Festival and Chicago Food + Wine Festival.

4. James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Tour: Nashville

JBF Award Winner Kevin Nashan – The Peacemaker and Sidney Street Cafe, St. Louis – passmore ranch smoked sturgeon, gem lettuce, potato, radish, egg, brown butter vinaigrette

About the James Beard Foundation:

Founded in 1986, the James Beard Foundation celebrates, nurtures, and honors chefs and other leaders making America’s food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone. A cookbook author and teacher with an encyclopedic knowledge about food, the late James Beard was a champion of American cuisine. He helped educate and mentor generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts, instilling in them the value of wholesome, healthful, and delicious food. Today JBF continues in the same spirit by administering a number of diverse programs that include educational initiatives, food industry awards, scholarships for culinary students, publications, chef advocacy training, and thought-leader convening. The Foundation also maintains the historic James Beard House in New York City’s Greenwich Village as a “performance space” for visiting chefs. For more information, please visit Get food news, recipes, and more at the James Beard Foundation’s blog, or subscribe to the free digital newsletter Beard Bites. Follow @beardfoundation on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Snapchat. Watch the James Beard House Kitchen Cam, James Beard Awards, and more on the Foundation’s Livestream channel. Find more JBF-related video on the Foundation’s YouTube channels.

3. Atlanta Food and Wine Festival

About Atlanta Food & Wine Festival:

Launched in 2010, by Atlanta entrepreneurs Dominique Love and Elizabeth Feichter, the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is a four-day culinary experience dedicated to shining an international spotlight on the rich food and beverage traditions of the South from Texas to the District of Columbia. With an Advisory Council of 91 award-winning talent from 13 Southern states and the District of Columbia, the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is one part conference and one part party, offering carefully-crafted programs and events to entertain and educate consumers about Southern food and drink. The Festival also celebrates the flavors of other Southern regions around the globe including Southern Europe, South Africa, South America, Southern Hemisphere (Australia and New Zealand) and South-of-the-Border for Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Caribbean. The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is a member of the IWSC Group North America’s portfolio of events. For more information visit Follow Atlanta Food & Wine Festival on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. #KnowTheSouth #AFWF17

2. Pilgrimage Music and Culture Festival

A little bit of taco action from @romegataqueria

The Pilgrimage Foundation is a Tennessee-based 501(c)(3), whose mission is to honor the diverse music and culture of Franklin by providing resources to the City of Franklin to aid improvement projects at Harlinsdale Farm and the community at large.


1. Charleston Wine and Food Festival

#lambtartare #curedfarms #eggyolk #blackgarlic #truffle #anisehyssop #fennel #chrisp #potatoe @pinpointrestaurant #chswff #bourbonaffair @chswineandfood


Charleston, having recently been named was “Best City in the World” by the 2016 Travel + Leisure Readers’ Choice Awards, is exemplified by the Charleston Wine + Food culinary excellence and honors the undeniable charm that makes Charleston, South Carolina a beloved travel destination. The festival took place over the course of five full days, March 1 – 5, 2017, featuring more than 100 unique experiences in various locations throughout the historic Southern city. 

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