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March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction

When: Tue, Oct 23, 2012 | 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Vapor Nightclub at Saratoga Casino and Raceway
Cost: $65 per person

SARATOGA SPRINGS NY – Come to the 2011 Signature Chefs Auction of Saratoga October 23rd at Vapor Nightclub! For those whose passion is food, or for those who just enjoy a good meal, this is the event for you. The culinary expertise of Saratoga Springs all in one place, preparing their signature dish!

Not only will guests taste some amazing food - any of the chefs dishes that they may want - but guests will also be in the amazing atmosphere of Vapor, the nightclub of Saratoga Raceway!

After an evening of great food and auctions the night ends with an "Iron Chef" Competition with emcee Dan Eaton, Cooking at Home YNN (Your News Now)


6:00 pm - Food Sampling and Silent Auction
7:30 pm - Program and Live Auction
8:30 pm - Iron Chef Competition


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Northeast Kidney Foundation's Chili Challenge

When: Thu, Nov 1, 2012 | 2:00 PM
Where: Holiday Inn Express in Latham

The Northeast Kidney Foundation is hosting its 5th annual Chili Challenge on November 1st at the Holiday Inn Express in Latham!  There will be dozens of vendors and local restaurants showing off their culinary skills and chili recipes at this family friendly event.


There is limited information available at their site:

Wine, Wing & Brew Fest

When: Sat, Oct 13, 2012 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Hunter Mountain Ski Resort

Cost: Free admission. Sampling Cost Applies

Wine tasting both days:

So far there are 8 wineries from the Finger Lakes and Hudson Valley planning to participate

Beer tasting on Saturday:

Sample craft beers from across the state and region. Microbrews will also be available for purchase on Sunday.

$20 admission includes five sample tokens, a wine tasting bracelet and a glass. Additional beer sample tokens may be purchased for $1.00 each.

Access to the festival grounds, main bar and entertainment is free!

Wing Festival on Sunday:

On Sunday, sample hot wings, BBQ wings, and more from area restaurants and caterers.

Admission to the Wing Fest is $5 and includes a Flying Disc plate. Wing sample tickets are $1.25 and can be redeemed at any wing vendor booth for 3 wings.

The Skyride will be operating both days weather permitting, and zipline tours will be running (reservations recommended).

There will be a variety of vendors offering specialty foods and delicacies, plus arts and crafts vendors, a farmers' market, live entertainment and more!

Full details can be found on their website:


Capital Region Wine Festival

Saturday, Feb 9 (2013) 1:00p
Proctors, Schenectady, NY
Price: $55, Designated Driver $25
21 and up

Raise your glass at the Capital Region Wine Festival, our annual tribute to the noblest of fruits, the grape!

Don’t miss the Grand Opening on Friday evening, featuring wine, food and fun. The Grand Tasting on Saturday is an exciting and very popular fundraising event with an international selection of wines as well as foods from the Capital Region and beyond.

You must be 21 years old or older to attend.

Official Site:  


Troy Chowder Fest

Sunday, Oct 7 11:00a

Downtown Troy, NY

Taste the best chowder in the Capital Region at the 6th Annual Troy Chowderfest in Downtown Troy NY!

On October 7, cast your vote for the best local chowder after sampling your share of samples from about 20 area restaurants, with a range of flavors from vegetable to New England to Manhattan and back

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