If you’re going to be in the Keys this month, bring your appetite. Among the options:
▪ Jan. 8-17: Uncorked … the Key Largo and Islamorada Food & Wine Festival in Key Largo and Islamorada offers 10 days of culinary events, including cooking demonstrations, themed wine dinners, food and wine pairing classes, art and wine shows, gourmet chocolate-crafting classes for kids and “A Grand Tasting” finale. Visit www.floridakeysuncorked.com or call 305-394-3736.
▪ Jan. 9-11: Brew On the Bay, Key Largo, showcasing more than 100 craft beers from around the world with food, music and entertainment along the waterfront at Rowell’s Marina, MM 104.5 bayside. www.keylargobrewonthebay.com or 305-304-0554.
▪ Jan. 17-18: The 10th annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival at Bayview Park in Key West. Expect to feast on offerings that typically include grilled Florida spiny lobster, fried fish, stone crab claws, smoked fish dip, sweet Key West pink shrimp and more — all caught, cooked and served by Keys commercial fishermen and their families. www.fkcfa.org, www.monroe.ifas.ufl.edu/ or 305-872-9026
▪ Jan. 28-Feb. 1: Key West Food and Wine Festival. Top chefs and restaurateurs display culinary creativity and the Keys’ indigenous cuisine in a tasty schedule of events for food lovers. Highlights include the lively “Duval Uncorked Deconstructed,” neighborhood wine strolls, food and wine pairings, an outdoor artisan wine market and a “Mile 0” grand tasting. www.keywestfoodandwinefestival.com or 800-474-4319.