NYC Food Events for the Weekend and Beyond

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Thursday (September 6)

Gefilte Talk at The Center for Jewish History
Thursday September 6th, 6 p.m.
A gefilte fish-centered panel discussion and tasting event in honor of Rosh Hashanah. The panel, moderated by the James Beard Foundation's Michell Davis, includes Elizabeth Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz of Gefilteria, Zach Kutsher of Kutsher's Tribeca, Jack Lebewohl of 2nd Ave Deli, and Omer Miller, Israeli celebrity chef and owner of the Tel Aviv restaurants Dining Room and Table. $10-$15.15 West 16th Street, New York NY; event website

Friday (September 7)

Hammer & Claws
Friday September 7th, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
A three day all you can eat crab festival featuring Maryland blue crabs. Includes sides and beer. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. $89 for adults, $45 for children 6-12, free for children under 6. The Tunnel Space at The Terminal Stores, 269 11th Avenue, New York NY; event website

Saturday (September 8)

Meatopia
Saturday September 8th, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Meatopia, Josh Ozersky's 9th annual celebration of meat, comes to Randall's Island. Expect to find mountains of meat cooked by many of the city's—and the country's—best chefs, including April Bloomfield, Michael White, and butcher Pat LaFrieda. A new feature this year: Whole Foods will be hosting the finals of its Best Butcher contest, pitting three of the country's top butchers in a head to head contest where they'll have to create a brand new cut of meat. $140. Randall's Island; event website

Cool Cravings & Hot Startups: Dessert Pop Up With an Entrepreneurial Twist
Saturday September 8th, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
A how-to session on starting your own all-natural dessert company. A portion of the proceeds will go to Wellness in Schools. $20. Openhouse Gallery, 379 Broome Street, New York NY; event website

Barrels & Kegs: A Rockaway Beach Beer Event
Saturday September 8th, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
More than 15 New York breweries come to Rockaway Beach. Ticket includes 20 pours, enough for you to sample the best beer the city has to offer. $28. Rockaway Beach Boardwalk; event website

Sunday (September 9)

Fall for Finger Lakes Wines
Sunday September 9th, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Try nine wines from the Finger Lakes at Palo Santo Restaurant. Includes tapas and hors d'oeuvres. $30 in advance, $40 at the door. 652 Union Street, Brooklyn NY; event website

Monday (September 10)

Final Summer of Riesling dinner at Hearth
Monday September 10th, 7 p.m.
The director of the Schloss Johannisberg estate pours and explains the wines of this estate, which date back over a thousand years. Accompanied by a four course menu. Email summerofriesling.hearthdinners@gmail.com for reservations. $142. 403 East 12th Street, New York NY; event website

Tuesday (September 11)

Herradura Tequila Dinner with Richard Sandoval at Tequileria Maya
Tuesday September 11th, reservations between 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Richard Sandoval will be releasing his limited edition Herradura tequila at a three course dinner with five tequila pairings. Meet the chef in person and taste his very own double barrel aged reposado. $150 for two. 1191 1st Avenue, New York, NY; event website (reservations also accepted by phone at 212-585-1818)

Wednesday (September 12)

Julia Child's 100th Birthday
Wednesday September 12th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
A 100th birthday party for Julia Child at the French Consulate. The event features a menu inspired by Child, wine, and cake. $65. 934 Fifth Avenue, New York NY; event website

Heartburn Wednesday at The Brooklyn Kitchen
Wednesday September 12th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
A potluck and book discussion centered around Nora Ephron's novel Heartburn. $10. 100 Frost Street, Brooklyn NY; event website

"Friends with Benefits" Dinner Series
Wednesday September 12th, 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Chef Chris Mitchell of Fatta Cuckoo hosts this exclusive dinner series. Jon Bignelli of WD-50 is the guest chef for the first dinner, a four course meal with cocktail pairings. $115. 63 Clinton Street, New York NY; event website

Taste of the Village
Wednesday September 12th, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
This tenth annual food and wine tasting in Washington Square gets its bites from famed nearby restaurants, and benefits the park. $50. Washington Square Park Arch; event website

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