NYC Food Events for the Weekend and Beyond

Liddabit Sweets

Chocolate candy bar from Liddabit Sweets. [Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

Thursday (November 29)

Liddabit Sweets: Candy Demo & Book Signing at The Brooklyn Kitchen
Thursday, November 29th, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Liz Gutman and Jen King of Liddabit Sweets present their new book and give a candy-making demo at the Brooklyn Kitchen. A copy of the book is included in the registration fee. $28. 100 Frost Street, Brooklyn NY; event website

Eat Like a Man Competition at NIOS Restaurant
Thursday, November 29th, 5:30 p.m. Be there as chefs Jay Silva and Jarett Brodie duke it out on who can make the most "manly man" meal in honor of men's health month. Cast your vote after chowing down on a 5-course prix fixe with drink pairings. $100. 130 West 46th Street, New York NY; event website

Friday (November 30)

Fireside Chat with Chef Charlotte Druckman at Museum of the City of NY
Friday, November 30th, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Chef Druckman discusses her new book on being a woman in a man's world, professional kitchens. Suggested contribution of $125. 262 Central Park West, Apt.12-B, New York NY; event website

Tree Lighting at Rosemary's
Friday, November 30th, starting at 7 p.m. Rosemary's will be hosting its first tree lighting and caroling party. Expect complimentary hot chocolate, mulled wine for $8 a cup, and carols by The SymphoNYChorus. 18 Greenwich Avenue, New York, NY; event website

Saturday (December 1)

NYC Craft Beer Festival & Sandy Relief Supplies Drive
Saturday, December 1st, 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Winter Harvest Edition is holding two beer tastings to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief. $55 to $125. Pier 36, 299 South Street, New York NY; event website

The Esquire at the Bowery Hotel
Saturday, December 1st, times vary Esquire Magazine holds this three-day event featuring food, drinks, music, and chefs like Michael White and Christina Tosi. All proceeds go to Hurricane Sandy relief. $35-$275. 335 Bowery, New York NY; event website

A Guide to Great Holiday Wine Buying at Corkbuzz Wine Studio
Saturday, December 1st, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Ace wine pairings at your next holiday party after sampling wines and hors d'oeuvres at Corkbuzz. $50. 13 East 13th St, New York NY; event website

Sunday (December 2)

Eat Pie and Shop Holiday Festival
Sunday, December 2nd, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pies, shopping, and charity all in one. Snack on $5 pie samples, peruse the gift fair or simply come to hang with Gail Simmons and Melissa Clark, who are judging the pie competition with others. Proceeds go to supporting PS29's PTA-funded arts and enrichment programs. Free admission. PS29, 425 Henry St., Brooklyn NY; event website

Canal Cooks Every Day at the New Amsterdam Market
Sunday, December 2nd, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton will be at the market signing copies of Canal House Cooks Every Day, with bites from El Poblano Farm, Raaka Chocolate, Morris Kitchen, and Maupston. Free admission. On South Street between Beekman Street and Peck Slip, New York, NY; event website

Monday (December 3)

NYC Food Flood dinner at Hearth
Monday, December 3rd, 7 p.m. NYC Food Flood initiative is holding a second fundraising dinner at Hearth in the East Village.chef Marco Canora, George Mendes, and Sean Brock, and Alex Stupak will be cooking the five-course meal. $250. 403 East 12th Street, New York NY; event website

Tuesday (December 4)

Dinner with Davinci: Food and Feasting in the Renaissance
Tuesday, December 4th, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Food historian Francine Segan breaks down breaks down the Renaissance with a gastronomic lens. You'll learn the explanation behind some of our most common food sayings and traditions. $40. 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York NY; event website

Drink for Good at the Brooklyn Brewery
Tuesday, December 4th, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The NYC Brewers guild is bringing together various craft beer suppliers, who will be pouring unlimited samples to raise money for Hurricane Sandy relief in Brooklyn and Queens. $40. 79 North 11th Street, Brooklyn NY; event website

Thursday (December 6)

The Caskers Craft Spirits Celebration
Thursday, December 6th, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Craft distilleries from across the country gather to offer pours of their small-batch products. The distilleries will also be creating signature cocktails, and Steve Schneider of Employees Only will be giving cocktail demonstrations. $50, take 20% off with code "SERIOUS20". 40 Broad Street, New York NY; event website

Mission Chinese Food Cooks for Apex Relief Fund and Sandy Relief
Thursday, December 6th, 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. Mission Chinese is hosting a special fundraiser dinner to benefit Apex Youth, an education non-profit for immigrant youth. All proceeds go to children in areas hard hit by Sandy. $95. 154 Orchard Street, New York, NY; event website


Milk Truck Grilled Cheese at Smorgasburg Bowery
Through Sunday, December 23rd, during regular business hours A new vendor joins this Brooklyn Flea pop-up. Check out classics like Three Cheese Grilled Cheese and milkshakes. Price varies. Whole Foods Market Bowery (2nd floor), 95 East Houston Street, New York NY; event website

Brooklyn Night Bazaar
On Fridays & Saturdays through Saturday, December 22nd, 6 p.m. to midnight Fifty favs in the NYC food scene (like Pok Pok NY and Porchetta) turn out at this incredible night market in Williamsburg. Chow down while admiring art installations from local artists and bobbing your head to tunes from the likes of Pains of Being Pur at Heart. And if that's not enough for you, drink away the night at the beer and wine garden or splurge at one of the indie artisan vendors. Free admission. 45 North 5th Street, Brooklyn NY; event website