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Food and drink happenings in South Australia, including the opening of the Cranker’s new neighbour Roxie’s, Beer and Bubbles in the East End, Fork’s ‘All Night Prong’ birthday party, and a Jim Barry Wines pop-up event.

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Beer & Bubbles – November 18

Vardon Avenue will host Beer & Bubbles from midday until 5pm this Saturday. More than 30 boutique breweries will show their wares alongside both Australian and international sparkling wines and “a splash of gin tastings”, with $39 getting you a wrist band and tasting glass. A number of East End restaurants will be presenting pop-up shops selling tasty morsels such as pulled-pork tacos, chicken satay and deep-fried chilli chicken wings. See the event page for more details.

Fleming and Freear: The French 75 Masterclass – November 15

Cocktail duo Callan Fleming and Olivia Freear are taking on the gin and champagne concoction French 75 at this masterclass tonight. Not only will they introduce the current-day recipe, they’ll also walk attendees through the history and evolution of the drink. The event will be held at La Boheme, and tickets are $40 per person. For more information, see the event page.

Roxie’s Opening Night – November 16

Roxie’s, the latest “semi-permanent” offering on the site next door to the Crown & Anchor previously occupied by Little Miss Mexico/Little Miss Miami/Little Miss Crab Shack, is launching tomorrow. To celebrate, Roxie’s is teaming up with sister venue Chateau Apollo to throw an opening night party featuring tunes from Shaolin Afronauts, Mr Whiskers, Body Movement and J. Hennessy, along with with $5 beer and wines. The event kicks off at 8pm.

Devour Dessert Nights – November 17-18

Devour café in Richmond is again opening its doors in the PM for Devour Dessert Nights – a calendar highlight for Adelaide sweet-tooths. The menu will consist of fried ice cream, mandarin cheesecake, mango bombe Alaska and a donut sundae – all made by the Devour team. Further details and the full menu are available for view on the event page.

All Night Prong: Five Years of forkin’ – November 18

It’s been five years since the Fork on the Road crew first rolled into a park to feed the hungry masses, and in that time they’ve hosted more then 50 forkin’ events. To celebrate the milestone, they’re doing what they do best, pulling a bunch of food trucks into Bonython Park on Saturday from 12pm until 9pm. Among the many food vans in attendance will be Tacocat, Saint Espresso, La Cantina and Daisy Burger, as well as a choice selection of craft brews. For more information, see the event page.

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.

JB in the City – November 26

Jim Barry Wines is popping up in the city, taking over Carclew House in North Adelaide and offering free wine tastings and wine warehouse specials available to purchase by the bottle or by the glass. There will also be food available from Sookii La La, ice cream from Evercream and a sausage sizzle from the JB crew. Tickets are available for $10 per person. For more information, see the event page.

McLaren Vale Distillery Degustation – December 2

McLaren Vale Distillery’s master distiller, John Rochfort, will team up with Hains & Co to present the label’s unreleased Bloodstone single malt whiskies, paired with canapés prepared by the venue. Tickets are $80 and bookings are essential – contact Hains & Co on 8410 7088 or see the Facebook event page.

Whistler Wines Summer Session – December 8

The next edition of Whistler Wines’ Summer Sessions will be held at the Barossa winery on Friday, December 8, from 5pm, with Chuck Wagon and Forage Supply Co supplying the eats. Further sessions are planned for January 12, February 9 and March 9.

Hot Dub Wine Machine – December 9

Serafino Wines in McLaren Vale will once again host Hot Dub Wine Machine in December. The 2017 lineup will see Hot Dub Time Machine, The Presets, Bad//Dreems, Linda Marigliano, Benson, Heaps Good Friends, The Germein Sisters, Godlands and Falcona DJs set the vibe, while revellers will enjoy the host winery’s best drops. Tickets from $79 plus booking fee here.

Here’s To Now – December 29

Coriole Vineyards will host the fifth edition of Here’s To Now, a food and music festival presented in collaboration with The Happy Motel. Pizzateca, Comida and Devour Café will provide the food, Coriole will supply the wine, and the roster of artists will include FKJ, Jordan Rakei, Nai Palm, The Shaolin Afronauts, Man Made Mountain and Abbey Howlett. Rounding out the whole event is the reportedly very nice sunset, courtesy of the Earth, Sun and vistas of the Coriole property. Tickets are available for $79.70 here.

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