The folks behind the local restaurant-focused television program “Phantom Gourmet” have been enticing New England viewers for a quarter century, so when they throw a party, there’s definitely a reason for foodies to take notice. Just witness the annual Phantom Gourmet Food Festival (phantomgourmetfoodfestival.com), which takes place on the streets and at indoor venues right around Fenway Park on September 22 from noon–4 p.m. Packed with hundreds of samples from the area’s finest eateries and food vendors, all included with the price of a ticket, this bash also boasts live music and a purple-themed costume contest. For those who just can’t wait to get in, VIP tickets are available that allow early access along with entry into a private party featuring special dishes and more live music. Leave the kids at home, though: this festival is strictly 21-plus.