Italy's Second Labels: A First-Rate Tasting
Saturday, July 11, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Taste the value-conscious side of some of the premier Italian wines in the world. Italian Wine Merchants is offering a sommelier-led tasting of "second labels" accompanied by Italian salumi and cheese. Tickets $70/person. Italian Wine Merchants, 108 East 16th Street (map); event website
Summer Restaurant Week
Sunday, July 12 through Friday, July 31 Over two hundred and fifty New York City restaurants will participate in this summer's Restaurant Week offering three-course lunch and/or dinner pre-fixe deals. This year, some places are even extending the offer to Sundays. $24.07 for lunch, $35 for dinner. Various locations; event website
Chefs for Scher
Monday, July 13, 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Join Chefs for Scher in their first event benefiting the James Beard Foundation and the Steven Scher Memorial Scholarship for Aspiring Restauranteurs. The culinary event features a tasting with participating chefs including Laurent Tourondel, Scott Conant, Bobby Flay, and many more. Tickets $150/person, VIP access $225/person. Bowery Hotel, 335 Bowery (map); event website
Farm to Table at 620 Loft & Garden
Wednesday, July 15, 5:30 p.m. Take in the view from Rockefeller Plaza's 620 Loft & Garden. The Farm to Table Dining Series showcases food sourced from within a hundred mile radius of New York City. Tickets $125/person. 620 Loft & Garden, 620 5th Avenue (map); event website
Inside Park at St. Bart's Biergarten
Wednesday, July 15, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. The outdoor Terrace at this Midtown eatery is putting on an Edible Manhattan-hosted party with plenty of beer, cheese, sausages, and other hearty fare. Tickets $55/person. Inside Park at St. Bart's, 109 East 50th Street (map); event website
After the jump, the street fairs.
Saturday, July 11 Bleecker Street Festival: Bleecker Street b/n Sixth and Seventh Avenues; 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
East Village Festival: Fourth Avenue b/n Astor Place and East 5th Street; 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Park Avenue Summerfest: Park Avenue South b/n 17th and 23rd Streets; 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday, July 12 Bastille Day Festival: 60th Street b/n Fifth and Lexington Avenues; 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
NYC Celebration of Nations Festival: Madison Avenue b/n 42nd and 57th Streets; 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Target High Line Street Festival: Gansevoort Street b/n Ninth Avenue and Washington Street; 12 p.m.–5 p.m.
30th Avenue Astoria Festival: 30th Avenue b/n Steinway and 29th Streets, Astoria, Queens; 11 a.m.–6 p.m.