Mark your calendars for Nov. 3, when the Women’s Guild at St. Mary’s Parish in Hudson sponsors its annual What’s Cooking Fall Home Tour and Culinary Delight.
The event, from noon to 4 p.m., features tours of six Hudson homes, with local chefs set up in each kitchen. Restaurants taking part this year are Pura Vida by Brandt Evans in Cleveland, Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern in Twinsburg, Lager & Vine Gastropub & Wine Bar, Marcelita’s, Nosh Eatery and Creative Catering, Rosewood Grill and 3 Palms Pizzeria & Bakery, all in Hudson.
The event includes a tour of each home’s main floor and samples of the chef’s specialties served in the kitchens. All of the homes will be decorated by local florists.
Proceeds help the women’s guild support local, national and international charities.
Tickets are $45 at St. Mary’s Church office, the Learned Owl Book Shop and Acme, all in Hudson through Nov. 2. To purchase online visit www.whatscooking2013.eventbrite.com. Only 400 tickets will be sold. Phone 330-425-9575 for tickets or information.
Signature chefs event
There’s still time to purchase tickets for the 15th annual Akron/Canton Signature Chefs Auction to benefit the March of Dimes. The event is Thursday at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton.
More than two dozen local restaurants, caterers and bakeries will be taking part. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. Tickets start at $100, and can be purchased by visiting www.marchofdimes.com/ohio/events/events.html or phone 216-503-8418.
Proceeds will benefit the March of Dimes campaign to reduce the rate of premature births, birth defects and other serious threats to babies’ health.
Restaurant week set
Cleveland Restaurant Week takes place Nov. 4 to 16 at restaurants that are members of Cleveland Independents.
More than 60 independently owned restaurants, stretching from Sandusky to Akron and beyond, will take part. Each restaurant will offer a prix fixe three-course meal for $33, plus tax and tip. Reservations will be taken starting Monday at www.clevelandrestaurantweek.com, where you also can view a list of participating restaurants.
Wine at Ken Stewart’s
Ken Stewart’s Grille, 1970 W. Market St., Akron, will be hosting a tasting dinner featuring Nickel & Nickel wines.
The meal, which includes five courses with five wines, begins at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30. It is $85 plus tax and tip. Call 330-697-6917 for reservations, which are required.
New grocery stores open
The new Buehler’s Fresh Foods in Portage Lakes will have its grand opening Oct. 30 at 9 a.m. at 4045 S. Main St., Green.
Meanwhile, the new Giant Eagle Market District store in Green is expected to have its grand opening at Corporate Woods Parkway off Massillon Road on Nov. 7.
IHOP restaurants are giving away a scary-face pancake free to all kids 12 and younger through Halloween. The pancake comes with candy corn pieces and mini cookies to decorate.
A bit of bubbly
Friday is Champagne Day. Let’s all pop a cork.