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Vegan Festival, Howloween and Fork in Unley

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Food and drink happenings in South Australia, including the Vegan Festival in Victoria Square, Howloween at Howling Owl, a BK Wines and The Pot collaborative lunch, Fork food trucks in Unley, and Langhorne Creek wine on Leigh Street.

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Langhorne Creek on Leigh Street – October 27

Langhorne Creek winemakers will descend upon Leigh Street in the West End this Friday. In addition to the 16 participating wineries, there will also be beers from Meechi Brewing and edibles from Small World Bakery. The event kicks off at 4.30pm and runs till 8pm. For more information, see the event page.

Last Friday of the Month Lunch at The Pot – October 27

King William Road restaurant The Pot has partnered with Adelaide Hills label BK Wines for this Last Friday of the Month lunch event. The four-course dinner designed by head chef Emma McCaskill will be paired with BK Wines’ Inox Pinot Grigio, One Ball Chardonnay, Cult Syrah and Pet Nat Chardonnay. Tickets are $95 per person and bookings are essential. Contact the restaurant at

Vegan Festival – October 28-29

Vegan Festival will descend on Victoria Square this weekend, promising amazing food stalls (including Forage Supply Co, Four Seeds, Raw Earth Dessert, Very Vegan, Gut Feeling, Let Them Eat, Veggie Velo and more), a roster of keynote speakers, cooking demonstrations, and activities for the whole family. It’s on from 10am-9pm on Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday, with $5 entry (free for children under 12). See the full program here.

Fork Your Eyes Unley – October 29

After poor weather nipped the original Unley event in the bud, the Fork on the Road crew will now sling street food at the hungry masses on Sunday at Orphanage Park. Among the food trucks will be Cargo Catering Co, Daisy Burger, Delectaballs, Sneaky Pickle, Candela, and the Honey Puff Ladies. There will also be a range of South Australian craft beer, wine and spirits. For more information, see the event page.

Howloween at Howling Owl – October 28

The recently relocated Howling Owl will celebrate its fifth birthday on Saturday with Howloween – a Halloween-inspired celebration of all things spooky and spiritual (the distilled kind). As well as Halloween-themed cocktails and drink specials, John Lark from KI Spirits will be in attendance offering a gin masterclass (ticketed at $90 per person), and there’ll be prizes for the best-dressed customers. For more information, see the event page.

Mazi Mas Adelaide Syrian Dinner – November 3-4

Bastion of culinary diplomacy Mazi Mas – which works to help women from migrant and refugee communities kickstart careers in food – will host a night of traditional Syrian food at Tandanya on November 3 and 4. Tickets are $65 per person, which includes three courses, a glass of prosecco on arrival, and an inimitable dining experience. See the event page for more information and buy tickets here.

Day of the Dead at NOLA – November 4

The crew at NOLA have invited New Zealand brewery Garage Project into their East End establishment to celebrate Día de Muertos over a few crafty brews. The brewery will have 22 of its beers available on tap, including the only two kegs of Day of the Dead and La Calavera Catrina available in the state. To celebrate, NOLA will expand into the adjoining laneway, serving up food, live music, and all the sugar skulls one could possibly ask for.

Sundown – November 5

Hennessy’s alfresco rooftop bar. Photo: Tony Lewis

The new concept from the minds behind The Fruitful Pursuit is Sundown: an intimate gathering of like minds, featuring a small roster of vinous talent on show at locations around the city. The Mayfair’s Hennessy rooftop bar will host the first event, with Charlotte Dalton, Chevre, Fall From Grace, Gentle Folk, Jauma and Switch all presenting their wines and giving insight into their winemaking process. Tickets for the 4-8pm event are $30 and available here.

Cin Cin Nebbiolo – November 12

More than 100 versions of Nebbiolo wine will be available for tasting during this event at Mt Lofty House from 1pm-5pm on Sunday, November 12. Chris Sarandis, of host Mercato, says guests can expect a cross-section of wines from northern Italy, plus releases from at least 20 Australian producers. General admission, including tastings and antipasto food, is $95, with master-classes extra. Booking and details here.

Beer and Bubbles – November 18

Vardon Avenue will once again host a plethora of beer and sparkling wine producers, accompanied by food from East End restaurants setting up camp outside for the day. Details are scant at this stage, but keep an eye on the event page as more information is released.

French Market – November 24-25

French and French-themed gourmet goodies such as patisseries, cheeses, charcuterie and Beaujolais nouveau will be for sale alongside handicrafts, French language books, perfumes and more at the French Market in Unley’s Soldiers’ Memorial Garden. Among the new stallholders this year are Le Souk and Moorish Bites, selling French-Moroccan street food.  The family event, which takes place from 5pm-10pm on the Friday and 10am-10pm on the Saturday, will also feature live music, wine tasting and kids’ events. Details here.

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