NYC Food Events for the Weekend and Beyond
Thursday (September 27)
Thursday September 27th, 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.
This large-scale, 16 day long beer pop-up continues this week. Celebrate Bavarian culture by having beer and pretzels served to you by people in dirndls. Free. 1 Penn Plaza, New York NY; event website
Saturday (September 29)
Octoberfest at Smorgasburg
Saturday September 29th, all day
It's Octoberfest at Smorgasburg, with a wide variety of local beers to go with the snacks.Williamsburg Waterfront, Brooklyn NY; event website
Travel + Leisure Global Bazaar
Saturday September 29th, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Travel + Leisure's global bazaar will have music, shopping, and food from all over the world. Well-known chefs such as Masharu Morimoto and Scott Conant will be participating in the event, and food trucks will be parking all over the Lexington Armory. $75 for afternoon tickets, $125 for evening tickets. 68 Lexington Avenue, New York NY; event website
Oyster Fest at Back Forty
Saturday September 29th, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Starting this Saturday, Back Forty's monthly Oyster Fests resume. Unlimited local beer and hors d'oeuvres, with $2 pay as you go oysters. $25. 190 Avenue B, New York NY; event website
Le Taste of France
Saturday September 29th, 6:30 p.m. to 12 a.m.
A two-day exhibition of French food and culture, presented by renowned French food personalities and chefs. $30 entry, food $8-10, drinks $2. Hudson River Park's Pier 54, West Street and 13th Street, New York NY; event website
Grand Central Oyster Frenzy
Saturday September 29th, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
An oyster eating event, with an oyster shucking competition for the professionals and oyster slurping competitions for the visitors. Free. 89 East 42nd Street, New York NY; event website
Sunday (September 30)
Octoberfest at the Frankie's Garden
Sunday September 30th, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Celebrate Octoberfest with traditional German food, like a whole roasted pig, homemade sausage, pretzels, and mulled wine in the garden at Frankie's 457 Spuntino. Buy tickets redeemable for food at the door or ahead of time at Frankie's. 457 Court Street, Brooklyn NY; event website
Maharlika Cebuano Lechon Roast at DeKalb Market Goodbye Party
Sunday September 30th, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
DeKalb market ends with the summer. They're hosting a whole bunch of activities to say goodbye, notably Maharlika's Cebuano Lechon roast. $30 a plate. 138 Willoughby Street, Brooklyn NY; event website
Monday (October 1)
Tasting Menu at Aquavit
Monday October 1st, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Aquavit is hosting chef Daniel Berlin of Skåne, Sweden, and for a week will be offering an eight course tasting menu of Skåne cuisine. $125 or $200 with beverage pairings. 65 East 55th Street, New York NY; event website
Oktoberfest Dinner Series at Perilla
Monday October 1st, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
In celebration of Oktoberfest, Perilla will be offering a three-course menu of German fare paired with beers every Monday for the rest of the month. $60. 9 Jones Street, New York NY; event website
Tuesday (October 2)
Baking Out Loud Book Party at Red Rooster
Tuesday October 2nd, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Marcus Samuelsson hosts this dinner at his restaurant Red Rooter for Hedy Goldsmith's new book Baking Out Loud with a three course tasting menu. Goldsmith will be there to talk about the book as well. $95, $125 with wine pairings. 310 Lenox Avenue, New York NY; event website
Brooklyn Shaken & Stirred
Tuesday October 2nd, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Brooklyn Exposed and Tasting Brooklyn present tastings of cocktails from restaurants including Pok Pok, Maison Premiere, and Fort Defiance, with food from Allswell, Mable's Smokehouse, Robicelli's, and more. $45. 452 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY; event website
Tibet Fund Dinner
Tuesday October 2nd, 6:30p.m. to 11 p.m.
The Tibet Fund is having a special dinner at Le Cirque, hosted by Eric Ripert, Laurent Manrique, and other top chefs. All proceeds go to the Tibet Fund. $1,000. 151 East 58th Street, New York NY; event website
Green Giant's One Giant Pledge
Tuesday October 2nd, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Families can bring their children to Grand Central on Tuesday to interact with a larger-than-life augmented reality Jolly Green Giant and take One Giant Pledge, an oath to eat just one more veggie a day. Grand Central Terminal, 89 E 42nd Street New York, NY; event website
Thursday (October 4)
Enlightenment Wines Pop-Up Shop
Thursday October 4th, 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Another pop-up shop from the state's smallest winery, Enlightenment Wines. They will be showcasing their limited edition series of wines. Free. 254 South 2nd Street, Brooklyn NY; event website
Aki Matsuri 2012 at The Brooklyn Brewery
Thursday October 4th, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The Gohan Society presents this Japanese tasting event. Artisan sake and Japanese whiskey, as well as beer, will be offered, along with food using Japanese ingredients created by a variety of well-known restaurants. Iron chef Masharu Morimoto will perform a cooking demonstration and a taiko drum group will perform. $125, $100 for Gohan Society Members. 279 North 11th Street, Brooklyn NY; event website