Beer and cheese enthusiasts should set aside August 23 for the 13th annual Vermont Cheesemakers Festival, where chèvre will be paired with Pilsner-style beer and semi-firm cheddar will partner with India Pale Ale. Take Amtrak to Rutland. [AMNY]
While we’re on the subject, DC Beer Week begins August 16-21 with participants from 12 breweries and 25 restaurants—mark your calendar for Big Hunt’s Sausage, Cheese and Beerliciousness. [Washingtonian]
Manhattan’s beloved music venue Knitting Factory announced this week that it will move the 22-year-old establishment to a smaller space in Williamsburg, where it will reopen on September 9. [NYT]
New organic grocery store Fresh Fanatic is set to open in Fort Greene on August 18, supposedly with better prices than Whole Foods. [ClintonHillBlog]
The fellows behind FreeIceCream.net are throwing their last summer BBQ in Williamsburg on Sunday, August 23 at Huckleberry Bar; expect free food, free Maker’s Mark milkshakes, free prizes—all you have to do is listen to their music. [FIC]
Photo: Courtesy of JglSong and Vermont Butter and Cheese Company
The co-founder and editor-at-large at offMetro, Lauren is a sustainable travel specialist and freelance journalist with frequent bylines in National Geographic, Bicycling Magazine and Shape. Follow Lauren’s adventures at @laurenmati.