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Oktoberfest Tasting, Heirloom Tomato Dinner, Farmers’ Market: Weekday Planner:

Oktoberfest Tasting

Heirloom Tomato Dinner @ Osteria Via Stato

Heirloom Tomato Dinner @ Osteria Via Stato





Heirloom Tomato Dinner at Osteria Via Stato

Summer isn’t over yet! Actually it is, hate to break it to you. But you can still cling to a bit of that sunshine at Osteria Via Stato‘s imminent heirloom tomato. The annual affair always makes for a nice summer finale, showcasing the season’s most luscious fruits. The River North Italian restaurant is partnering with Nick Nichols of Nichols Farm & Orchard for the dinner, which takes place September 23 at 6:30 p.m. It’s a multi-course, tomato-themed meal presided over by chef David DiGregorio, who begins the dinner with passed appetizers before progressing to the degustation. The cost is $68 per person and reservations can be made by calling the restaurant or visiting its website.


Farmers’ Market Dinner at Summer House Santa Monica

Fall also happens to be high time for some of the best farmers’ market provisions of the year. After all, it’s harvest season. The farmers’ market dinner at Summer House Santa Monica on September 23 is an apt, delicious way to bid summer adieu and welcome fall with open arms and open mouths. The family-style feast will feature a mixed grill, various salads and sides, housemade sausages, cheeses, and more. Dinner is from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and the cost to attend is $65 per person. Tickets can be accessed by calling Summer House Santa Monica or emailing Katie at