Potlikker Film Fest NYC
Friday, June 11, 5:00pm-8:00pm In conjunction with this weekend's Big Apple Barbecue Block Party, Hill Country Barbecue Market will host the Potlikker Film Fest NYC . There will be three short documentaries (including the premiere of Cut/Chop/Cook, an homage to the Scott family of pitmasters from Hemingway, South Carolina.) and enjoy Southern snacks. Beer will be provided by Lazy Magnolia Brewing of Mississippi. $55 all-inclusive. Must reserve tickets here. Hill Country Barbecue Market, 30 West 26th Street (between 6th Avenue and Broadway); 212-255-4544; event website.
The Pushcart Market
Friday, June 11, 10:00am-6:00pm New York City's first vendor-led street festival is presented by The Street Vendor Project. To celebrate small businesses and immigrant entrepreneurs, taste a variety of foods including Jamaican jerk chicken from Vendy finalist "Heavenly Delights," and biryani from Vendy Finalist and People's Choice Award Winner "Biriyani Cart." Free. Park Place, between Broadway and Church Street in lower Manhattan. event website.
Big Apple Barbecue Block Party
Saturday, June 12, and Sunday, June 13, 11:00am-6:00pm This annual block party, held in Madison Square Park, features food from some of the nation's top pit masters and free live music, seminars, cooking demos and book signings. $8 per plate. Madison Square Park, between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue, and 23rd Street and 26th Street; event website.
Fairway's Customer Appreciation BBQ
Saturday, June 12, 11:00am-3:00pm To show appreciation for its customers, Fairway is hosting the barbecue, which will have free food, drinks and entertainment. For everyone to enjoy will be grilled hotdogs, hamburgers, and sausages, plus much more. Free. Fairway Market Parking Lot, 2284 12th Avenue (at 126th Street); 212-234-3883; event website.
Chef's Tribute Benefit
Monday, June 14, 6:00pm For one of the biggest food events of the year, more than 40 legendary chefs from around the country will gather to honor James Beard at the 25th annual Citymeals-on-Wheels Chefs' Tribute fundraiser, "Silver Spoons: 25 Years of Chefs and Celebrations." (Beard was a Citymeals co-founder). The chefs will prepare a spectacular feast with some of their most beloved signature dishes. It may be expensive, but it will be epic. $600. Rockefeller Center Plaza, enter on 5th Avenue between 49th and 50th Streets; event website.
Monday, June 14 (through June 26) Aquavit's annual Herring Festival offer a herring smorgasbord, like pickled ramp herring and pickled rhubarb herring, alongside Swedish classics like Matjes and Skansk mustard herring. $24.07 for lunch and $35 for dinner. Aquavit, 65 East 55th Street (between Madison and Park Avenue); 212-307-7311; event website.
Tuesday, June 15, 7:00pm This homebrew competition will be an opportunity to sample the 16 amateur brews, hosted by the Knights of Bruklyn Homebrewer Sentry. These amateurs are competing for the chance to brew a keg of their own beer at Sixpoint Craft Ales. Judges include experts from Sixpoint, Kelso of Brooklyn, and Brooklyn Brew Shop. Free. Union Hall, 702 Union Street (between 5th and 6th Avenue), Brooklyn; 718-638-4400; event website.
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