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Fill up your calendar with these upcoming events

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Upcoming September events:

GREENWAY — Rain or shine, the annual Boston Local Food Festival takes place outdoors on the Greenway on Sunday, September 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with tons of vendors, including local restaurants and food trucks, farms, specialty food producers, and more, as well as chef demos, live music, activities for kids, and other attractions. Free to attend; all foods and products are sold a la carte.

FORT POINT — Why not spend a Saturday afternoon eating tacos and drinking tequila? Head to Tavern Road on September 24 between 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to do just that. (Plus, you can learn all about tequila beforehand at a Tequila 101 class across the street at Drink, taking place from 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.) Tickets start at $45.

CAMBRIDGE/SOMERVILLE — The first presidential debate is creeping ever closer, taking place on Monday, September 26, and restaurants are getting ready to screen the anticipated circus. Bukowski’s in Cambridge will feature two themed appetizers for the occasion, including a chicken dish called "Buffalo Maple Dusted Little Fingers" for $5 and an onion ring tower called "Email Server" for $7.95. Brass Union plans to offer two special cocktails, Trump’s Wall and Clinton’s Email, for $10 each. The Independent in Union Square also has some themed cocktails to offer: Third Party Candidate, Let’s All Move to Canada, and Foreign Policy. River Bar will also feature two cocktails, "Vote for me!" and "No, vote for me!"

Archive of September events that have already happened:

SOUTH BOSTON — ‘Tis the season: Load up on rose on Wednesday, September 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Worden Hall. There will be an assortment of roses to taste, as well as a fruit and cheese plate to pair with them.

DOWNTOWN BOSTON — The JP Beer Garden pop-up crew pops up on Wednesday, September 7 at Townsman from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. with complimentary snacks, such as schnitzel and pretzels. Local beers and beer cocktails will be available for purchase. This may be the last chance to catch JP Beer Garden for a while as the team will be shifting its focus to finding a permanent location.

SOUTH END — Head to SoWa this Saturday, September 10 between noon and 5 p.m. to check out Sausage Fest. Entry is free, but plenty of food and drinks will be available to purchase. Food vendors will be serving up sausage-inspired dishes; keep an eye out for The Chubby Chickpea, Stoked Wood Fired Pizza Co., Moyzilla, and more. For drinks, Lord Hobo Brewing Co., Two Roads Brewing Company, and more will be represented. You can upgrade your free entry with a $12 ticket that includes a commemorative pint glass or a $35 VIP ticket that includes the glass, a t-shirt, and $12 in tokens.

KENDALL SQUARE — As Area Four gets close to debuting its new projects, including a new Area Four location in the South End, the team is popping up at State Park to give a sneak peek at what its South End bar program might look like. Show up between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Monday, September 12 for cocktails, beer, music, and pizza. Keep an eye out for Cold Harbor beer, Brockman’s gin, and Real McCoy rum.

EAST SOMERVILLE — On Tuesday, September 13 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the East Broadway Foodie Crawl will celebrate some of the best restaurants in East Somerville. For $25 (online) or $30 (at the door), participants can head into more than 20 local restaurants for samples. Plus, Aeronaut will be hosting a pop-up beer garden in the neighborhood. September 14 is the rain date.

This article will be updated periodically throughout September to highlight additional upcoming food events in the Boston area, so check back often for new options.

Brass Union

70 Union Square, , MA 02143 (617) 623-9211 Visit Website

The Independent

75 Union Square, , MA 02143 (617) 440-6022 Visit Website


120 Kingston Street, Boston, MA 02111 (617) 993-0750 Visit Website

River Bar

661 Assembly Row, , MA 02145 (617) 616-5561 Visit Website

State Park

15 Hampshire Street, , MA 02139 (617) 848-4355 Visit Website


348 Congress Street, , MA 02210 (617) 695-1806 Visit Website

Tavern Road

343 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210 617 790 0808

Worden Hall

22 W Broadway, Boston, MA 02127 (617) 752-4206 Visit Website

Bukowski Tavern (Inman Square)

1281 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139 (617) 497-7077 Visit Website