At nearly $100 each, tickets for Standard Foods’ latest extravaganza certainly aren’t cheap, but with the imminent departure of cofounding chef Scott Crawford, this might be worth asking a favor of the piggy bank. What’s more, this four-course meal, which starts in the garden outdoors before shifting back inside, features Sean Lilly Wilson of Durham’s Fullsteam and Diane Flynt of the great Virginia cider maker Foggy Ridge. The meal starts at 6:30 p.m., Monday, April 18.

If you’re looking for something a bit more affordable, Glenwood Faire, which allows you to sample the fare of bars and restaurants in and around Glenwood Avenue, convenes at Babylon Sunday, April 17, at 1 p.m. For $10–$15, you can sample Dos Taquitos Xoco, Plates, and more. Or, on Saturday, April 16, you can gather at the street party in front of The Pit in downtown Raleigh for the eighth-annual ‘Cuegrass Festival. A Lincoln gets you in and in line for barbecue., www., &


Looking to have international and local food experiences in the same day in the same region, all for free? Start with Saturday’s East Meets West Food Festival on Morrisville’s Town Hall Drive, where you can browse and sample a diverse lot of restaurants (and scout vendors) before making your selections from eleven a.m. to four p.m. Then, make your way to the Durham Co-op Market’s one-year-anniversary fête, where a good set of bands (including D-Town Brass) and cheap beer accompany tastes from a panoply of local artisans.,