NYC Food Events for the Weekend and Beyond
Thursday (August 23)
Aquavit Annual Crayfish Festival
Thursday August 23rd, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Thursday and Friday are the last two days of Aquavit's crayfish festival. Chef Marcus Jernmark is offering a specialty menu of different crayfish dishes at lunch and dinner. $32 per person for lunch, $42 per person for dinner. 228 West 47th Street, New York, NY; event website
Saturday (August 25)
Farm to Table Lunch at Riverpark
Saturday August 25th, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The founder and the farmer of Riverpark Farm, the farm that supplies all produce to nearby Riverpark restaurant, lead this discussion. Learn how to grow food in the city, then sit down for a local lunch at the farm. $105. 430 E 29th Street New York, NY; event website
Back Forty's Crab Boil at the Rockaways
Saturday August 18th, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The boil continues to roll: the restaurant Back Forty hosts another traditional crab boil that includes sides and covered outdoor eating on the boardwalk. $25. Rockaway Beach Boardwalk at 96th Street, Far Rockaway, NY; event website
Balut Eating Contest and Cebuano Lecho Roast at DeKalb Market
Saturday August 18th, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Fillipino restaurant Maharlika hosts a Balut eating contest at DeKalb Market. What's a balut? Well, it's a duck embryo that is boiled and eaten right out of the shell. Maharlika's stall will also be holding an authentic Cebuano Lecho roast that comes with two sides. $30 for the dinner. 138 Willoughby Street, Brooklyn, NY; event website
Sunday (August 26)
Bunna Cafe Presents Dinner at Tradesman
Sunday August 26th, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Bunna Cafe, the Ethiopian pop-up restaurant, is setting up shop at the Tradesman Bar. $10. 222 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn, NY; event website
Discover Jackson Heights's Food Melting Pot
Sunday August 26th, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Tour Jackson Heights's ethnically diverse food offerings, hosted by journalist Aseem Chhabra. $45. Jackson Heights, NY; event website
Manhattan Inn's Best Cupcake Competition
Sunday August 26th, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Greenpoint hotspot Manhattan Inn hosts this open entry competition. Bring at least two of your best cupcakes promptly at 4 o'clock. Winners receive a gift certificate for dinner and drinks at the restaurant. Free. 632 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY; event website
Tomato Festival at New Amsterdam Market
Sunday August 26th, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Ten chefs compete to create the best uncooked dish with the area's best tomatoes. The festival also includes canning demonstrations, tomato tasting, and more. Tickets benefit Food Systems Network NYC. $20. New Amsterdam Market, South Street and Peck Slip, New York, NY; event website
Monday (August 27)
Fresh Mozzarella Making at The Brooklyn Kitchen
Monday August 27th, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The cheesemaker of Beecher's Handmade Cheese teaches this class on how to make your own fresh mozzarella. $75. 100 Frost Street, Brooklyn, NY; event website
Narragansett Beer Dinner Series at Perilla
Monday August 27th, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The last Monday night dinner hosted by Perilla with the Narragansett Brewing Company. This four-course family style meal will feature summery seafood paired with Narragansett tall boys. Reservations are strongly suggested. $60 per person plus gratuity. 9 Jones Street, New York, NY; restaurant website
Support Pediatric Cancer Patients at North End Grill
Monday August 27th, all day, all week
Chef Floyd Cardoz and teenage cancer patient Nicole Morreale are creating a new ice cream flavor to be sold for a week starting Monday at his restaurant, North End Grill. Proceeds go to A Free Bird, a nonprofit that helps pediatric cancer patients attain artistic goals. 104 North End Avenue, New York, NY; restaurant website
Tuesday (August 28)
Filipino Dinner at The Brooklyn Kitchen
Tuesday August 28th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Make and eat a traditional Filipino dinner with chef Graciel Caces. $75. 100 Frost Street, Brooklyn, NY; event website
The Masters of Social Gastronomy Get Tipsy
Tuesday August 28th, 7 p.m.
The Masters of Social Gastronomy, a monthly lecture series about the science and history of food, takes on alcohol. Learn about the science of drinking and the history of drinking games. Finally, put what you've learned into action, and play the games. $75. 70 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY; event website
Barrio 47's Farm to Fire Dinner
Tuesday August 28th, 7 p.m.
Every Tuesday, this West Village restaurant is serving fresh cuts of meat and cooking them in a wood burning oven. There will be a new meat every week. $25. 47 8th Avenue, New York, NY; event website
Wednesday (August 29)
Dinner Collaboration between Lonestar Taco and La Newyorkina
Wednesday August 29th, 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Lonestar Taco and La Newyorkina are hosting a one night dinner collaboration. There will be six Mexico-inspired sweet and savory courses. $70. 310 South 4th Street, Brooklyn, NY; event website