Now in its third year, this festival has hit its stride. This year, the founders are abandoning large, stadium-style demos in favor of smaller, hands-on classes and lectures (day passes start at $185). Learn about real Cajun food with Donald Link, frying techniques with the Lee Bros., and classic cocktails with Neal Bodenheimer. Buy tickets at atlantafoodandwine.com.
Bon Appétit is bringing its popular roving eat-and-walk event ($149) to Charleston this year. Spend the day walking the city’s cobblestoned streets, with pit stops at its best restaurants and bars, including Xiao Bao Biscuit, Hominy Grill and Husk. Buy tickets at bagrubcrawl.com.
Seattle’s first street-food festival will take place this year, and it promises to bring together food trucks, carts and nightly pop-ups with local culinary talent, including Joshua Henderson of Skillet, and Ethan Stowell. Get more details here.
The South comes to California this summer, in a collaboration between the Southern Foodways Alliance and Napa’s Whetstone Winery. The afternoon ($125) will include on-site wine tastings paired with 'cue from Rodney Scott of Scott’s Barbecue and Samuel Jones of Skylight Inn. Local chefs Daniel Patterson, Christopher Kostow and Stephen Barbour will prepare sides for the feasts. Buy tickets at brownpapertickets.com.