Foodlink's annual Festival of Food will gather more than 100 local restaurants, bakeries, specialty food vendors, wineries, and breweries together in the Public Market for an evening of tastings and music. It might be impossible to eat your way through everything at the Festival of Food, but among the participants (to name just a fraction) are Cheesy Eddie's and Get Caked; food trucks Effortlessly Healthy and Neno's Gourmet Mexican; Happy Earth Tea and Red Jacket Orchards; establishments such as ButaPub, Cure, Daily Refresher, Ox and Stone, and Roux; and spirits from Black Button, Naked Dove, and Three Brothers Winery. Americana band The Honey Smugglers will perform. The Festival of Food is a fundraiser for Foodlink, an organization dedicated to ending hunger in the Greater Rochester Area.
The Festival of Food will take place Monday, September 19, at the Rochester Public Market, 280 North Union Street. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. $50 in advance; $60 day of (a limited number of tickets will be available). 328-3380; foodlinkny.org.