I have a friend who really likes beer. She sent along this call for volunteers a few months ago for a hoity toity event with craft brewers and hoity toity food. Tickets were way expensive, but if you volunteered two shifts, you would get a pass to attend one of the three time slots. I signed up since she was going to be there. But, turned out she had to go out of town. At first I was grumpy, but then another person we know took her spot, so I figured it would be ok.
And it was pretty cool. Especially since they let the volunteers eat and drink while we were volunteering! Nothing like a buzz when you're there to volunteer! I ate and drank so much during my shifts I didn't want to stay for the one that was free. For the first time in my life, also, just standing hurt one of my knees. I had to ice it even. I'm getting old.
Best beer I tried - Dogfish Head's Palo Santo Marron [note: you should go to the link and view the video on it. the wood they made the casks out of is apparently really truly one of the strongest woods in the world]
Best chocolate - dark chocolate with rosemary in it. VERY interesting flavor
Best food - fish tacos. For some reason they seemed to be really popular :-) (when I first saw it on the menu I just about died laughing)