California: Spring food events worth a nibble
Food and wine are ideal ingredients for an easy California getaway. Here are five foodie events and festivals that offer a chance to try something different, from artisan olive-oil tasting to date-flavored gelato. Dig in!
-- Mary Forgione
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Feb. 16 and 17: Long Beach ScotsFest( Queen Mary )
ScotsFest at the Queen Mary will serve up haggis, black buns, porridge and lots of different whiskeys to taste. What's the across-the-pond connection? Turns out the ship was built by Scots in Clydebank in the 1930s. Party with the plaids during the grand parade, shepherding trials and bagpipe competitions. Tickets cost $18 a day for adults and $8 for children; parking is an additional $15. Info: ScotsFest, (877) 342-0742