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Ozersky Tribute on Smithsonian Channel; Star-Studded Lineup Benefits Citymeals-on-Wheels

Also: Music City Food and Wine Festival announces its lineup.

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TRIBUTES — Smithsonian Channel will honor the late food writer Josh Ozersky by re-airing United States of Drinking, a show that explores the history of alcoholic drinks in the America. Ozersky, who hosted the show, was renowned for his award-winning writing and deep love of food and drink. He died last week in Chicago at the age of 47. The re-broadcast of United States of Drinking will be on May 15 at 9 p.m. ET. [EaterWire]

NEW YORK CITY — Cheftopia will hold its 30th annual tribute in Rockefeller Center to Citymeals-on-Wheels, which delivers meals to housebound New Yorkers in need. Citymeals was co-founded by culinary icon James Beard. The fundraiser, which takes place June 8, which will showcase the talent of some of the country's premiere chefs. Guests will include Nobu Matsuhisa (Nobu New York), Jean-Georges Vongerichten (Jean-Georges), Daniel Boulud (Daniel), and dozens more. Ticket prices start at $225 and are available on the Citymeals website. [EaterWire]

FESTIVALS — Nashville's Music City Food and Wine Festival has just announced its lineup for the event, which will take place September 19-20. The Chew's Carla Hall will be in attendance, fresh off of hosting last month's James Beard Foundation Broadcast and Journalism Awards, as will Graham Elliot (Graham Elliot), festival co-founder Jonathan Waxman (Barbuto), and Sean Brock (Husk). Tickets start at $150 for a day pass and are available on the website. [Tennessean]

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