Summer is always full of food happenings -- picnics, barbecues, food fests and so on. One such event is the seventh annual Union of the Birds and the Bees fundraiser, at Ogden's Union Station (2501 Wall Ave.) on July 19, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Beehive cheesemaker Tim Welsh, Roosters brewmaster Steve Kirkland and Roosters chef/owner Pete Buttschardt are collaborating on a tasting menu that includes award-winning cheeses and locally brewed beer. The band Shades of Grey, from Huntsville, will perform at the event.
Tickets are $50 per person, with proceeds benefiting the Union Station Foundation.
Many dishes at the food stations will incorporate Roosters' brews and Beehive cheeses; for instance, Diamondback Ale Glazed Pork Drumsticks served with SeaHive Stuffed Potatoes. SeaHive cheese is hand-rubbed with local honey and Redmond RealSalt, and won a third place in 2011 from the American Cheese Society.