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Your Chowder hounds have sniffed down the best culinary events in town. Check back every Thursday for your weekly prix-fixe of foodie festivals, cooking classes, wine tastings, and more.

Sept. 12-Oct. 10, Only Fridays from 5-7 p.m.
Friday Flight School

606 Congress, Renaissance Boston
This back to school season, forget the books, and hit the bottle. Five dollars will get you in the door for this Friday night wine tasting series (proceeds will be donated to Save the Harbor/Save the Bay), and you’ll be guided through sips brought in by a visiting wine or beer producer. The flights will be accompanied by seasonal bites.

1221153998Sept. 13, 3:30-5 p.m.
Oyster Tasting & Tutorial Al Fresco

Legal Sea Foods, 20 University Rd., Cambridge
Come sip, slurp, and sup as the Charles Square Legal Sea Foods offers an elaborate raw bar with multiple oyster varieties from around the country, and mignonette and sauces to sample. Guests will be schooled on how best to shuck the shellfish, and wine pairings will compliment the menu.

Sept. 14, Noon-5 p.m.
Shellfish Shindig

Samuel Adams Brewery, Jamaica Plain
Shellfish growers from across the state will serve their favorite recipes for oysters, quahogs, and soft shell clams for seafood lovers. This festival of mollusks will showcase delicacies from local waters, while teaching guests about sustainable aquaculture. Samuel Adams Brewery will have brews on tap, and chef Will Gilson from Garden at the Cellar will also serve up his grass-fed mini-burgers.

1221154053Sept. 15-Dec. 30, Mondays at 5 p.m.
Fried and Frozen Mondays

Highland Kitchen, Somerville
Highland Kitchen is keeping the summer spirit alive with a blender. Every Monday after 5 p.m. they’ll be mixing up frozen drinks and fried concoctions. Enjoy margaritas, daiquiris, Periodistas, Negronis, Irish coffees, and Fernet slushies, while noshing on trans fat-free fried goodies like fried chicken, chicken fried steak, fried green tomatoes, fried oysters, and fried pickles.

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