What’s happening in Hampton Roads and beyond – The Virginian-Pilot

Our picks for food-related happenings in Hampton Roads, North Carolina and online.

Wear pink and have a drink at the Rosé Soiree on June 24. The food and wine event features the flavors of rosé. Sip a sparkling rosé on arrival. Enjoy a caprese salad, herb crusted New York strip, strawberry cake and much more. Dance the evening away with live music.

6:30 to 9 pm June 24. The Williamsburg Winery at Wessex Hundred, 5800 Wessex Hundred, Williamsburg. Tickets $60 and $65. tinyurl.com/rosesoireewilliamsburg

Travel to Charles City for an Old-Fashioned Pig Roast on June 25. It includes all-you-can-eat pork and sides. Participate in games of cornhole, lawn bowling, croquet and more. Take a farm tour and pet the animals. Purchase a cool beverage from the beer and wine vendors.

1 to 4 pm June 25. Historic Peace Hill Farm, 18401 The Glebe Lane, Charles City. Tickets $25 adults, $12.50 kids 4 to 12. Free ages 3 and under. tinyurl.com/oldfashionedpigroast

Loosen the belt before heading to Pizzapalooza on June 25. Get a slice from each of the five restaurants. Wash them down with a cold brew or a smooth bourbon. That’s a delicious ticket deal.

Noon to 6 pm June 25. Ironclad Distillery Co., 124 23rd St., Newport News. Tickets $40. ironcladdistillery.com/store/pizzapalooza

Don’t miss the Beach Bounty Summer BBQ on June 25. Select a plate with one or two proteins; the menu includes pork, brisket, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw and corn. Let the kids jump in the bounce house. Compete in the giant yard pong and basketball tug of war for prizes.

3 to 9 pm June 25. New Realm Brewing Co., 1209 Craft Lane, Virginia Beach. Tickets: $16 and $20 plates. tinyurl.com/beachbountysummerbbq

Experience the perfect duo at the Warriors Taphouse Cigar & Bourbon Pairing on June 26. Get three cigars, three bourbon tastings and appetizers. Because more? Browse and order from the full menu and pick up specialty cocktails and cigars.

Event starts at 4 pm June 26. 1630 General Booth Blvd., Suite 100, Virginia Beach. Tickets $60. tinyurl.com/cigarbourbonpairing

Attend the Growing and Cooking with Herbs workshop on June 28. Learn how to grow, harvest, and cook with fresh herbs. Take home educational materials and recipes to get started.

10 am to noon and 5:30 to 7:30 pm June 28. NC Cooperative Extension-Pasquotank County Center, 1209 McPherson St., Elizabeth City. Tickets $12.50. tinyurl.com/growandcookherbsfirstsession and tinyurl.com/growandcookherbssecondsession

> Cocktail: Mimosa
> Main ingredients: Champagne or other sparkling wine, orange juice

Enjoy one at Mimosa Fest on June 26 at Elevation 27, Virginia Beach. (bhofack2/iStock via Getty Images)

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Tech Center Inaugural Block Party. 5 to 9 pm June 23. Gather Newport News, 700 Tech Center Parkway, Newport News. Free. tinyurl.com/techcenterblockparty

Just Desserts Murder Mystery Dinner Theater. 7 pm June 24 and 6 pm June 25. Smithfield Inn, 112 N. Main St., Smithfield. Tickets $70 to $137.50. smithfieldinn.net/just-desserts-murder

Mimosa Fest. Noon to 3 pm June 26. Elevation 27, 600 Nevan Road, Virginia Beach. Tickets $15 and $35. tinyurl.com/mimosafest

Farmers Market at Bridgeport. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 26. 1500 Bridgeport Way, Suffolk. Free. bridgeportsuffolk.com/farmersmarket

Queens and Keagans Drag Brunch. Noon to 3 pm June 26. Keagan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 244 Market St., Virginia Beach. Tickets $10. tinyurl.com/queenskeagansdragbrunch

Evolution of Freedom; The Food: LGBTQ+ Pride Month. 5:45 to 7:30 pm June 28. Fort Monroe Authority. Virtual. Free. Registration required. tinyurl.com/evolutionofreedomthefood

Rekaya Gibson, rekaya.gibson@virginiamedia.com, 757-295-8809, on Twitter @gibsonrekaya

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