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Food & drink goings on

Uploaded: Oct 28, 2013
Local food and drink events around town in the next few weeks:

Beer specials at Tied House
Starting Wednesday, Oct. 30, Tied House in Mountain View will offer $3 discounted pints for the duration of San Jose Sharks games. This promotion will last until the end of the Sharks season in April.
Information: 954 Villa St., Mountain View; 650-965-2739

The Wine Room Halloween special
Go to The Wine Room in downtown Palo Alto dressed in costume on Halloween, Oct. 31, and get 10 percent off your check. The wine bar will also be hosting a costume contest; winner gets a $25 Wine Room gift card.
Information: 520 Ramona St., Palo Alto; 650-462-1968. RSVP online on their Facebook.

Pasta Modern with Francine Segan
Francine Segan, James Beard nominated author of the new cookbook "Pasta Modern," will give a talk at Draeger's in Menlo Park about Italian food and cooking on Nov. 6. The talk includes tastings (a pasta-wrapped shrimp appetizer, "world's easiest pasta" with crumbled sausage, bucatini dome-pasta molded with a vegetable filling and a "cannoli" pasta dessert), a free box of Felicetti and Garofalo pasta and a signed copy of her book.
Info: 6:30- 9 p.m. at Draeger's Cooking School, 1010 University Drive, Menlo Park; 650-931-5457. $55. For more info and to reserve a space, go to draegerscookingschool.com.

Toque of the Town
On Nov. 9, eat a Michelin-starred three-course dinner for a good cause; "Toque of the Town" will benefit the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. The dinner, created specifically for this event, is crafted by Mark Sullivan of Spruce (who was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in his early 20s), Peter Rudolph of Madera, Dmitry Elpern of Village Pub and Kayvon Jordon of Mayfield Bakery and Café. There will also be a wine tasting and silent and live auctions. Tickets start at $200 and go up to $20,000.
Info: 6:30-11 p.m. at the Rosewood Hotel, 2825 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park; 650-561-1500. For more info, go to the event website.
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