As the summer starts to wind down, I’m off on holiday! So this round-up is slightly briefer than usual, although that still makes it 50% more waffley than your average blog post.

Anyway, onwards – here’s what you should be eating and drinking in September…

Festivals

Some big events taking place this month…

  • Bearpit Surplus Feast on Fri 7th (£5) – a banquet made with surplus food, supplied by Fareshare.
  • The Coffee House Project, Fri 7th-Sat 8th (£12) – a two-day caffeine-fuelled celebration of of coffee, featuring 50 exhibitors, workshops and talks, a two-day barista competition, street food and live music.
  • Whisky Bristol Underground, Sat 8th (£35) – taste whiskies from across the world down in the cavernous corners of The Loco Klub next to Temple Meads, and take part in masterclasses such as whisky & cigar pairings with Davidoff cigars.
  • Bristol Thai Festival, Sat 8th (£4) – traditional music and dancing, Muay Thai boxing, Ladyboy show, Thai beer garden, Thai food and produce stalls, Thai massage and children’s play area, tickets £4
  • Avery’s Wine Festival, Sat 29th (£15) – sample 50 different wines from around the world in Avery’s historic cellars under Park St.

Whisky fest

Bristol Beer Week

At the time of writing the details were still being confirmed, so I’d check the Bristol Beer Week website for more event details nearer the time, but here’s what we know so far…

Also, they may not be directly part of BBW, but two other exciting beery events this month are:

  • Factoberfest at Tobacco Factory (7-9th) – over 70 craft beers, epic one-off special brews from Bristol Beer Factory, plus a selection of independent ciders. Live music and DJs as well as street food throughout the weekend. Free entry too!
  • Bristol Craft Beer Festival (14-16th) – 3 days of beery fun in Lloyds Ampitheatre, featuring over 250 beers from 35 breweries, ranging from local Bristol brewers to international legends, including Denmark’s Dry & Bitter, Belgium’s Alvinne, France’s La Brasserie Du Mont Saleve and Scandinavian brew maestros Lervig. This year’s food vendors have also been confirmed as Asado, Salt & Malt, Eatchu, The Little Taquero and For Mice and Men – what a line-up! Tickets £40 and include unlimited pours of beer.
  • Good Chemistry tap takeover at The Hillgrove (29th) – this fab local brewery will be taking over the majority of this brilliant pub’s twenty taps (!), with a chance to meet the brewers themselves, dance along to their DJ, and enjoy some Japanese munch from Kansai Kitchen.

craft beer fest

Dinners

Spoil yourself with an extra special meal this month…

tapas

Pop-ups

You can also get some tasty curries from Naasto Baasto at Bristol Spirit until the end of September, delectable fish dishes from King Fin at Corner 77 on Stokes Croft, brilliant burgers from Smoke & Glaze at The Windmill in Bedminster (as well as their ongoing home at The Pipe & Slippers), and vegan goodies from Bun Fiction will be available at Kong’s on King St from early September.

Classes & workshops

Learn something new to show off about!

wine

Some news in case you missed it:

And that’s it – I told you it was short and sweet! You can keep up to date with other food news by following A Life Less Organised on Facebook, see what I’m eating on Instagram, or just say hi on Twitter.

Here are some other bits you can read if you’ve got some time to kill:

Dates for the diary
(or check the Events Calendar)

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