This Week's Edible Events

Until 10/16: Half-Shell Hedonism Oyster Festival at Legal Seafoods
Alas: an oyster overload. Head over to Legal Sea Foods from now until October 16 for a series of fresh oyster-related events at various Boston locations. Even if you can’t make the long list of special events, enjoy seasonal specialties — oyster stew, pickled oysters, a smoked oyster spread, and more — rotating throughout all locations in Massachusetts. (For tickets and info, visit

09/28: Dinner with Hank Shaw at Craigie on Main
Go wild on Wednesday with Chef Tony Maws at Craigie on Main. In celebration of Hank Shaw’s new cookbook, “Hunt, Gather, Cook: Finding the Forgotten Feast, Maws will prepare an honorary dinner with the freshest natural ingredients (think: ‘shrooms, fish, and herbs galore!). For those seeking advice on how to start foraging, hunting, and cooking with foods straight from the forest, Shaw will be available to answer questions. (Tickets: $75 plus tax and gratuity; Craigie on Main, 853 Main St., Cambridge; For reservations, call 617-497-5511. Info and menu:

09/28: Oktoberfest at Coda Bar and Kitchen
Experience the traditional tastes of Oktoberfest at Coda Bar and Kitchen in the South End, which will offer a special menu of German cuisine and imported beer. Among some of the best specialty items include a soft-baked pretzel sprinkled with sea salt, butternut squash gratin with Gruyere, weiner schnitzel with chive spaetzle, and Herb Spaetzle with Rainbow Chard, Carmelized Onions and Apples. These traditional eats will have you sending a thousand “Danke shoen’s” to the kitchen. (11:30 am – 11:00 pm; Coda Bar and Kitchen, 329 Columbus Ave., South Boston; No reservations required; Validated parking available for $5 at 126 Dartmouth St. Info: 617-536-CODA,

10/01: Boston Local Food Festival on Fort Point Channel
Mingle and munch with local farmers and food organizations at the second annual Boston Local Food Festival, offering attendees the chance to taste some of New England’s freshest and tastiest locally produced and grown foods. Presented by the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Boston, a variety of additional family activities will teach the importance of buying local foods and maintaining eco-friendly economies. (11 am – 5 pm; Free admission; Boston Waterfront at Fort Point Channel. Info: — Meara Hamidiani