Top 5 Foodie Events This Week

Here are the top food-centric classes and competitions to check out this week.

1. Brownie and Bon Bon Boot Camp
Want to win friends and influence people? Join Lisa Cooper-Holmes (of Haute Chocolate in Montgomery) as she demonstrates how to make your own bon bons, bundt cakes, brownies, and truffles. Wed, Jan 27, 6:30 p.m.–9 p.m., $47 reservations required, Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Rd. Symmes Township, (513) 489-6400,

2. Sushi Rolling and Dining
The “Walk In & Roll” class at Sushi Cincinnati allows you to make two sushi rolls of your choosing with only a short rolling lesson from the chef. Feel free to make extra rolls for $5 each, take them to go, or stay and eat in the restaurant. Sat, Jan 30, 8:30 p.m., $32 + BYOB, Sushi Cincinnati, 130 W Pike St., Covington, (513) 335-0297,

3. Cincinnati Pints & Whiskers Beards and Mustache Competition
For the first time, Whiskermen Beard Company and Rhinegeist Brewery are teaming up to create an event for beard owners and lovers alike. Prizes will be awarded for the best beard and mustache with judging at 6 p.m. Don’t have a beard? You can still join the party by enjoying beer, snacks, and cornhole. Sat, Jan 30, 4 p.m.–8 p.m., Admission is free, Rhinegeist Brewery, 1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, (513) 381-1367,

4. Park + Vine Chili Cook-off
There’s nothing like a nice bowl of chili to warm you up on a cold day. In its sixth year, the Park + Vine Chili Cook-off demonstrates veggie-friendly options using tofu and special spices—you’ll be surprised how interesting chili can be. Sun, Jan 31, 3 p.m. –5 p.m., $10 before 6 p .m. Sat, $15 at the door, kids 10 and under are free, Park + Vine, 1202 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, (513) 721-7275,

5. Paint Nite
Relax with snacks and cocktails as you learn how to paint colorful, abstract martini glasses on canvas. The instructor will walk you through the steps and provide all the tools you need. At the end of the night, you have new artwork for your wall and had a great time with your friends. Tues, Jan 26, 7 p.m.–9 p.m., $45 + cost of food and drinks, Arnie’s on the Levee, 120 East Third St., Newport,

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