Taste of Tribeca, the annual culinary event benefitting local Tribeca public schools.
Unlike a lot of other culinary events, this one is actually fun and pretty well-organized. In fact, the website is so well-organized you can even check out what every restaurant is making beforehand. That way you get make smarter choices faster. For $45 ($40 if you buy your tickets in advance) you get to choose six 4 oz. tasting portions from more than 50 Tribeca restaurants. There are lots of good restaurants cooking at this event, including Bouley Bakery, Tribeca Grill, Chanterelle, Mai House, Pepolino, and the Harrison. Megu, the super-luxe multi-level Japanese restaurant on Thomas Street, is serving Wagyu beef. Even if you have to measure the amount of Wagyu beef with a micrometer, at a little more than $7 a portion, that is a good deal.