Coffee and food go together like Simon and Garfunkel — ignoring the breakup, of course. I’m surprised no one has thought about this before, but fortunately for all of us, Kitchen on Cary came up with the idea of a coffee-and-wine dinner. The restaurant, which is the service arm of culinary school Culinard, invited Alabama coffee roaster H.C. Valentine to help it with a coffee-infused, five-course, farm-to-table dinner paired with wine on Wednesday, Nov. 4. The event starts with cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7. Tickets are $75, plus tax and gratuity. Call 643-1315 for details. kitchenoncary.com.
The Cask Cafe & Market is turning two and decided to throw itself a big party to celebrate on Nov. 7. The folks there have been saving exotic beer for the occasion, and once tables and tents are ready to go in the parking lot, they will unleash the DJ at 1 p.m. thecaskrva.com.
Max’s Positive Vibe Cafe will hold Soup-er Bowl II on Nov. 14 from 1-5 p.m. The Soup Nazi from “Seinfeld,” Larry Thomas, will be back in full swing as judge and jury of this soup contest, although there will be the addition of a people’s choice award this year. Participants include Perly’s Restaurant & Delicatessen, Talley’s Meat & Three and more. A $10 donation is suggested. positiveviberva.com.