Sunday, Aug. 31

So Long to Summer food tour

, with stops at XIX for a sampling of fresh seafood, including oysters, mussels and scallops; Tavern 17 for a tasting flight of summer-inspired mixed drinks; and Chima Brazilian Steakhouse for a variety of grilled meats. $45 plus gratuity. Meet at 3:30 p.m. at XIX at the top of the Park Hyatt Philadelphia, Broad and Walnut Sts. Reservations available at 1-800-979-3370 or


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Sept. 4: Rittenhouse Row Fall Gathering

, featuring an assortment of cocktails mixed by Rittenhouse Row's top bartenders and using Level, Absolut 100, Plymouth Gin, Jim Beam Black and more, as well as a presentation of fall fashions from local boutiques and spa salons, hors d'oeuvres, and a DJ. $10 with advance reservation; $15 at the door. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Marathon Grill, 1818 Market St. RSVP by calling 215-972-0101 or e-mailing


Sept. 6-7: Annual Mushroom Festival

, featuring an amateur mushroom soup cook-off, 5K mushroom run, a "cute as a button" baby photo contest, entertainment, mushroom products, and more. $2 ages 12 and up. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun at North Union and West State Sts., Kennett Square. For more information, visit

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Sept. 8: Wine 101

, A six-class series on the basics of wine, with sommelier Eric Cavatore, who will teach such topics as introduction to wine, reds, whites, international wines and pairing. $150 for all six classes; $30 separately. 6:30-8:30 p.m. for six consecutive Mondays, beginning Sept. 8, at Crossing Vineyards and Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Rd., Washington Crossing. More information and tickets available at 215-493-6500, Ext. 19, and

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Sept. 9: TV chef Tre Wilcox

conducts a cooking class in which he will prepare a menu including diver sea scallops, Alaskan black cod with spicy Thai basil, Long Island monkfish, and a lemon tarragon panna cotta. $95, includes a taste of all of the dishes and an 8" Chantal copper fusion pan. 6:30-8:30 p.m.; class repeats Sept. 10, at Kitchen Kapers, East Gate Square, 1341 Nixon Dr., Moorestown; 856-778-7705.

- Barry Zukerman

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