Flavor up your week with these 5 great food events

Dining area with the Ben Franklin Bridge in background at Morgan's Pier. ( DAVID M WARREN / Staff Photographer )

From shaking up drinks to fashion and food, this week’s food events are certainly ones to pay attention to. Satisfy your taste buds with these five food events.

Taste the flavor of the Pacific on Thursday, Aug. 21 as Morgan’s Pier and Chef David Gilberg host a Luau buffet featuring the original menu and a special selection of whole roasted pigs in a vanilla rum sauce, chicken satays, and other tropical-flavored bites and special cocktails from 6 p.m. through 10 p.m. The event is $20.

Calling all fashion-eat-stas: Stilettos meet cuisine as Top Chef winner Nick Elmi and other local chefs from the area cook up some special plates at Front and Palmer streets for the first ever Cooking Up Couture event on Friday, Aug. 22. Starting at 7 p.m. through 10 p.m., guests can taste local dishes and quench their thirst on cocktails while enjoying everything flashy this year in fashion. Tickets start at $75 and proceeds go towards Philabundance.

On Saturday, Aug. 23 at noon, make your way to Citizens Bank Park in South Philadelphia and feast on barbecue and sides by Sweet Lucy’s and local craft brews from Victory, Weyerbacher, PBC and more during BBQ at the Ball Park located in the Jetro Parking lot at Citizens Bank Park. Tickets are $50 per person and the event runs until 7 p.m. Now that’s a reason to hit the ballpark this summer.

Pouring too much alcohol into your mixed beverage can result in a potent drink, and a terrible hangover. On Saturday, Aug. 23 the folks from Art in the Age collaborate with Meadow Sweet Mercantile for a Mason Shaker Cocktail Workshop class which will show guests the ways of a creating a well-mixed cocktail. Tickets are $75 and the event runs from 6 p.m. through 9 p.m. at Meadow Sweet Mercantile in Manayunk.

With only two weeks left before the unofficial end of summer, all three areas of the Wildwoods collaborate as 24 restaurants prepare their favorite foods from their menu during this shore town's Restaurant Week starting on Sunday, Aug. 24 through Friday, Aug. 29. Enjoy four-course meals for only $30 at restaurants like Gia’s in the Wildwood Crest and Piro’s in North Willdwood, just to name a few.