NYC Events for the Weekend (and Beyond)

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Delicious roti like this could be inside you if you stop by the Malaysian Night Market on Tuesday. [Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Friday (September 10)

The Breslin's Food Truck As part of Opening Ceremony's Fashion's Night Out celebration, The Breslin (also at the Ace Hotel) will operate a food truck. Look for chef April Bloomfield and her team on Broadway at 29th street.

Wine-Tasting Cruise
Friday September 10th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The only thing better than a 2 hour tasting of domestic and international wines and cheeses is a 2 hour tasting of domestic and international wines and cheeses on a yacht. $95. Departs from Battery Park Gangway 3; event details

Saturday (September 11)

Brooklyn's Cookin'
Saturday September 11th, 1 p.m. If you've always wanted to meet your favorite Brooklyn-based cookbook author, chances are you'll find them here at the Brooklyn Book Festival. Get to know notable Brooklyn chefs Frank Falcinelli, Frank Castronovo, Ramin Ganeshram and Amy Besa through this panel discussion led by Edible Brooklyn editor Rachel Wharton. Free. North Stage, Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.; look here for more details

Guerrilla Ice Cream Party
Saturday September 11th, 7 to 10 p.m. We've been fans of the social-mission-cum-mobile-ice-creamerie Guerrilla Ice Cream since it launched earlier this summer—so much that we gave co-founder Ethan Frisch a weekly ice cream column! Celebrate GIC's first season, and the $1,000 they've raised for charity, at Broadway East by spooning up four globally awesome flavors: Istiqlal (Lebanese-inspired yoghut sorbet shaved halawah and pomegranate molasses), L'Humanite (French-inspired raspberry, hibiscus, lavender and rose sorbet topped with goat cheese and walnuts), Mariposas (Dominican-inspired sweet cheese with guava swirl with cinnamon espresso and malta caramel) and Amalgamated (NYC, represent! Brooklyn Brewery Brown Ale and buckwheat honey with roasted chestnuts and apple chips—stay tuned for a recipe tomorrow). You can help yourself to unlimited servings of ice cream. 171 East Broadway at Canal Street (map); Order $12 tickets here or buy them for $15 at the door.

Sunday (September 12)

Salsa Slam
Sunday September 12th, 4 p.m.. to 7 p.m. Try your hand at food critiquing by sampling salsas from 20 contenders at this Nachos NY-hosted salsa competition. Not only will you get to dance to the tunes of a live mariachi band, but you'll also get to see our very own J. Kenji Lopez-Alt in action as he helps pick the best slammin' salsa in NY. $12/$15 at the door. The Bell House, 149 7th Street; event website

Farm City Fair
Sunday September 12th, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Celebrate true farm-to-table cuisine as local chefs prepare dishes featuring foods grown and made exclusively in Brooklyn. Afterward, once stomach capacity is reached, help aid digestion by browsing through all the different goods and produce available for sale by farms located throughout the Brooklyn/NY area. Free. Invisible Dog Art Center, 51 Bergen Street; (212) 355-6160; event website

Farm City Film
Sunday September 12, 7 p.m. Once you're done browsing and eating everything in sight after attending the Farm City Fair, kick back and relax by watching a sneak peak of the film American Meat. Not only will you be educated in the growing movement to raise free-range animals without the use of antibiotics, but you can also snack on a locally prepared BBQ meal as you get your learn on. Free ($5 suggested donation) Moviehouse at 3rd Ward, Brooklyn; (212) 355-6160; event website

Monday (September 13)

Hot Plates Live
Monday September 13th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. With so many restaurants cropping up in Brooklyn nowadays, it can be tough figuring out which is the most worthy of your stomach space. So save yourself some time and come and sample the best and brightest Brooklyn has to offer, as hand-picked by the restaurant editors of $15. The Bell House, 149 7th Street; event website

An Evening With Dan Barber
Monday September 13th, 7:30 p.m. If you've always wanted to learn more about the sustainable-foods movement, then be sure to set aside this Monday evening for the exclusive teachings of famed James Beard Award-winning chef, Dan Barber. As an added bonus, the Mirror Visions Ensemble--a vocal chamber-music trio--will perform excerpts from a song inspired by menus from Blue Hill at Stone Barns. Awesome. $15. (Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St.; event website

Tuesday (September 14)

Malaysian Night Market
Tuesday September 14, 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Save that ticket to Malaysia and walk down to the Meatpacking District instead for your chance to experience authentic Malaysian street food. There you'll find foods like roti canai and curry laksa being served up by tried and true NY establishments such as Fatty Crab, Laut, Betel, and Café Asean. Free, but the food will cost ya. (around $4-$8 per dish) Chelsea Triangle of the Meatpacking District on 14th St. and 9th Ave.; look here for more details

Thursday (September 16)

Let Us Eat Local
Thursday September 16, VIP reception 6 p.m., general admission 7 p.m. Love Mark Bittman? Then show him your love by attending this locavore fundraiser where Mark will be one of the guests of honor. Participating restaurants include Dovetail, Gramercy Tavern, Blue Hill and Craft; just to name a few. Ticket proceeds will go to benefit the charity Just Food. $175 for GA tickets, $300 for VIP tickets. Water Taxi Beach at South Street Seaport; (212) 647-1828; event website