NYC Food Events For The Weekend And Beyond
Thursday (October 20)
Mad. Sq. Eats
September 23rd - October 21st, daily 11 a.m. - 9 p.m
Be sure to visit this great fall market before it ends! Some featured vendors include Roberta's Pizza, Momofuku Milk Bar, and Asiadog. Worth Square on the West side of Madison Square Park between 5th Ave. and Broadway, and 24th and 25th St., New York, NY; event website
Friday (October 21)
Joy of Sake
Friday October 21st, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Take part in the largest Sake tasting outside of Japan! You can try 326 different varieties of sake and appetizers from NYC restaurants such as Momofuku Ssam Bar, wd-50, and Sakagura. $90 in advance, $100 at the door. The Altman Building, 135 W. 18th St., New York, NY; event website
Saturday (October 22)
Cheeses Of France Pop-up Cafe
Saturday October 22th, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Taste different artisinal French cheeses and creations by Top Chef and Hill Country Chicken's Ash Fulk, such as grilled cheese and mac n' cheese. Openhouse Gallery, 201 Mulberry Street, New York, NY; event website
Smith Street Festival des Soupes
Saturday October 22th, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Sample different soups from participating restaurants in a 14-block section of Smith Street. They run the gamut from lobster bisque, to pumpkin or matzo ball soup from restaurants such as Lunetta and Stinky Brooklyn. Watch celebrity judges award gold, silver, and bronze ladels to the best soups of the day! 5 tastings for $5, 12 tastings for $10, for families 27 tastings for $20. Smith St., Brooklyn, NY; contact information
On The Line: A Food And Photography Event
Saturday October 22th, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Enjoy and evening of food and culinary photography. The dining menu will be provided by Gramercy Tavern, Txikito, Market Table, and will include dishes such as Local Fluke Crudo with Fuji Apple, Hazelnut, Pickled Red Onion and Lime Vinaigrette. Win one of 30 photos from New York Kitchen, along with wines and dinners at select restaurants in a silent auction--all proceeds go to Share Our Strength. Digital Plus, 411 3rd Ave., Brooklyn, NY; event website
BBOX Radio presents Afrika21′s CMJ Showcase
Saturday October 22th, 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
The weekly radio show, Afrika21, is bringing you contemporary sounds from and inspired by Africa to wrap up the CMJ Festival. Performing artists include Nomsa Mazwai, Khali Abdu, and Sheba. Visit some of the awesome Dekalb Market eateries like Robicelli's and Cheeky Sandwiches while you're there! Dekalb Market, 411 3rd Ave., Brooklyn, NY; event website
Sunday (October 23)
Hester Street Fair Presents The Grub Street Food Festival
Sunday October 23rd, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Check out over 100 food and shopping vendors at this huge event! Enjoy tasty bites from vendors such as Asiadog, Big Gay Ice Cream Truck, Arancini Bros.--and that's just to name a few. On top of that, Michael Laiskonis, head pasty chef at Le Bernadin and Alex Pasternak of the band Lemonade will be DJing all day long. Free entry. Hester Street Fair (corner of Hester & Essex Streets), New York, NY; event website
Chinatown Shop & Cook
Sunday October 23rd, market tour 1 p.m., dinner 8 p.m.
Sweetwater's Chef Tom Kearney will lead 15 participants in a market tour of Brooklyn's Chinatown, where you'll explore unique ingredients and learn how to integrate them into you're cooking. Then, the Chef will prepare a meal using ingredients bought on the tour and provide recipes for each dish at the end of the night! $50. Meeting spot TBA, Brooklyn, NY; event website
2nd Annual Mac-Off
Sunday October 23rd, 5 p.m.
Huckleberry Bar is hosting the 2nd annual macaroni and cheese competition! Enter your personal mac to be judged, or attend just to eat your way through all the cheesy goodness. All the proceeds will benefit The Claque, a local arts organization. $10. 588 Grand St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY; event website
Monday (October 24)
The Brooklyn Casserole Party
Monday October 24th, 8 p.m.
Bring your home-made casseroles to the 7th annual Brooklyn Casserole Party, hosted by Emily Farris, author of "Casserole Crazy: Hot Stuff for Your Oven" at the Brooklyn Kitchen. This year the event will be fundraising for the Greenpoint Soup Kitchen. Entry to the competition is free, but you must register. 100 Frost St., Brooklyn, NY; event website
Tuesday (October 25)
Christina Tosi Momofuku Milk Bar Book Event
Monday October 24th, 8 p.m.
Christina Tosi, the mastermind behind crack pie, will show you some new recipes from her book, the Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook, and give out signed copies at a discount! Free with a reservation. 100 Frost St., Brooklyn, NY; event website
Wednesday (October 26)
Autumnal Beer Pairing Aboard The Manhattan
Wednesday October 26th, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Take a cruise, see beautiful NYC sights, and taste a variety of fall brews paired with tapas from the on-board chef! Fire Island Brewery, Southampton Ales and Kelso of Brooklyn are just some of the craft breweries hosting this event. $75. Chelsea Piers, Pier 62, New York, NY; event website
Wine Tastings In Honor Of Joe Dressner
Chambers Street Wines - Saturday, October 22nd, 2 - 6:00 p.m.
Thirst Wine Merchants - Sunday, October 23rd, 5 - 8: 00 p.m.
Astor Wines (Astor Center) - Monday, October 24th, 6 - 8:00 p.m.
Slope Cellars - Wednesday October 26th, 6 - 8:00 p.m.
Brooklyn Wine Exchange - Thursday October 27th, 6 - 9:00 p.m.
Grapes The Wine Co. - Friday October 28th, 6 - 9:00 p.m.
Union Square Wines - Friday, October 28th, 6 - 9:00 p.m.
Ledu Wines - Friday, October 28th, 5 - 8:00 p.m.
Uva Wines - Saturday, October 29th, 3 - 6 p.m.
Rouge Tomate - October 22nd - October 29th the restaurant will offer a selection of
10 Louis/Dressner wines.
Celebrate the work of Joe Dressner and benefit Partners-in-Health, a healthcare provider for Haiti and other third world countries, at these wine tasting events. Enjoy different Louis/Dressner wines picked by 9 retail stores and Rouge Tomate. event website