12:00 PM12:00

Bastille Day on 60th Street

  • FIAF presents Bastille Day on 60th St (map)
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Enjoy a champagne tasting in the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) Skyroom, FREE French film screenings for children and their families, and watch the talented street dancers and performers making their Bastille Day debut on stage.


  • WIN a trip to Paris, Bordeaux, and New Orleans: Prize Drawing
  • Eat French delicacies like crêpeséclairsmacarons, and more at booths along 60th street.
  • Try a fine selection of wines, cheeses, beers, and cocktails at tastings at FIAF nearby.
  • Can-Can dancer performances 
  • Chorale Arpège from Martinique
  • Musical performances from the Franco-American electro/pop/swing band Ginkgoa, the Hungry March Band & more 
  • Children's activties  include face painting, arts & crafts
  • Cooking classes
  • Mime acts
  • A vintage Citroën car show

For more information, visit:  http://www.bastilledayny.com/

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Spirits of New York
7:00 PM19:00

Spirits of New York

Slow Food NYC and the New York Distilling Company have teamed up to bring you the best spirits exclusively made in New York.  This is a great opportunity to taste regional producers' vodka, gin, shine, white brandy, rye, Bourbon, and jack either its in original form or in unique cocktails and also meet the makers.

Tickets are $40 for general admission, $30 for Slow Food members. 

Purchase here.

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to Oct 19

2014 NYC Food & Wine Festival

Save the Date: The 7th Annual NYC Food & Wine Festival presented by Food & Wine will take place on October 16-19, 2014!

You'll get to...

  • Meet 500 renowned chefs, culinary personalities and all of your favorite Food Network stars.
  • Taste over 100 wines and spirits from the Southern Wine & Spirits of New York portfolio.
  • Experience the best event venues throughout New York City (including the Culinary Compound at Piers 92 and 94).
  • Enjoy unique, intimate dinner experiences and seminars for all you food lovers!

If you use your MasterCard, you can get tickets on JUNE 9, 2014.

General tickets go on sale JUNE 23, 2014.

"Eat. Drink. End Hunger."

* 100% of the net proceeds benefit the Food Bank For New York City and Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign. 

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NYC Oyster Week
to Sep 28

NYC Oyster Week

One of the best times of the year is here! NYC Oyster Week returns on September 11th-28th.  Celebrate and feast on original oyster dishes from...

  • Lure Fishbar
  • Blue Fin
  • Atlantic Grill (East Side & Lincoln Center)
  • Oceana
  • Ocean Grill
  • The Sea Grill
  • Blue Water Grill
  • Ed's Chowder House
  • City Crab & Seafood
  • Monarch Room
  • Prime 333

Details here.

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2:00 PM14:00

Blues BBQ at Hudson River Park

Enjoy a Summer Sunday with great BBQ and live music for the 15 year anniversary for the Hudson River Park's Blues BBQ Festival. 

Three of NYC's best BBQ restaurants - Mighty Quinn's Barbeque, Delaney Barbecue and Dinosaur Bar-B-Que will be there to feed hungry folks.  Event is rain or shine. 

This year's musicians: 

The event is FREE - not sure if you have to purchase food there. 

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Play With Fire!
3:30 PM15:30

Play With Fire!

  • Northern Chef Alliance Benefit Dinner (map)
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Famous North American Chefs gather at Hudson Valley to prepare a delicious feast outside in the fields of Fish & Game's Farm.  Fire pits, barbeque grills, smokers, refreshing cocktails, and live music will be available all hungry guests to enjoy.

Participating Chefs from the US


For more details & tickets info, visit the site here.

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Slow Food HH @ Gun Hill Brewing Co.
5:00 PM17:00

Slow Food HH @ Gun Hill Brewing Co.

Slow Food NYC a NYC chapter of Slow Food, a non-profit organization dedicated to counteract the fast food culture, and it's celebrating its monthly happy hour at Gun Hill Brewing Co. in the Bronx this Sunday, August 3rd!

Gun Hill Brewing Co. is the only brewery that creates beers in the Bronx. Pretty cool, isn't it? All beers are brewed on-site and uses the freshest ingredients from local farmers.  They're high-quality, fresh, and made in the great state of New York. They'll be offering $5 pints of beer, soft pretzels, and free popcorn. 

During happy hour, you'll have the opportunity to chat with Slow Food NYC leaders and other food lovers about event ideas, ways to get involved in the organization, and more.  The event is FREE to attend and open to everyone.  

Visit the Slow Food NYC site for more details here. 

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Bacon and Beer Classic
12:00 PM12:00

Bacon and Beer Classic

This is a one-of-a-kind food event held inside the Mets' Stadium Citi Field in Corona, NY. What better pairing than beer and bacon? This event is all-inclusive with the purchase of a ticket.*  

There will be hundreds of craft beers to taste and many food vendors to help placate your appetites.

A brunch (12-3pm) and evening session (7-10pm) are offered. You can attend both but must have a ticket for each one. *VIPs are get one hour early admission!

* Must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

Tickets on Eventbrite here.

Visit the official site for more information.



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to Aug 15

NYC Restaurant Week

$25 prix-fixe lunch and $38 dinners are back this summer at participating restaurants all over the city. Get great food, value, and service before you commit to being a regular! :)

Recommended restaurants to try:

  • A Voce Columbus/A Voce Madison
  • Ai Fiori
  • Bar Boulud
  • Bread & Tulips
  • Costata
  • Craftbar
  • David Burke Fishtail
  • Dovetail
  • Empellon Cocina
  • EN Japanese Brasserie
  • The Gander
  • ilili
  • Junoon
  • Kristalbelli
  • Les Halles
  • Mercer Kitchen
  • Nice Matin
  • Nougatine at Jean-Georges
  • Orsay 
  • Perry Street
  • Ristorante Morini
  • Sant Ambroeus - West Village
  • Savore Ristorante
  • SD26


Book on Opentable and see menu details on NYCGO.

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to Jul 1

Summer Fancy Food Show

The 60th Summer Fancy Food Show in NYC returns on June 29-July 1, 2014.*

Be prepared to discover 180,000+ products including cheese, coffee, snacks, sweets, spices, ethnic, natural, organic and more! There will be 2,400 exhibitors from 80 countries & regions at the event. 

*Only open to retail, trade, press, exhibitors, culinary education specialists.  

For more info, visit:

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Wine 101 with Sud de France
6:00 PM18:00

Wine 101 with Sud de France

Become a wine expert overnight (at least we'll try)! Learn how to taste and sense the flavors of fine French wines from the South of France with Sud de France New York at Le Du's Wine Shop.

In this introductory wine session, a master sommelier will teach you how to identify key aromas and pair different wines with authentic southern French delicacies as well as local food. 

This is a fun event for curious and hungry wine lovers in NYC! 

Purchase tickets to the event on GroupOn here!

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Jazz Age Lawn Party 2014
to Jun 15

Jazz Age Lawn Party 2014

The 1920s are back and in full swing! Dress up your best "Great Gatsby" themed attire with other enthusiastic festival goers, and enjoy the activities on June 14th and 15th on Governor's Island.

Don't forget about the delicious refreshments! I highly recommend trying the St. Germain cocktail. View menu here.

General admission tickets are $35.00 each, and children under 12 years of age are FREE!

If you want to have THE exclusive experience, "The Gatsby" ticket package is available for $300 and includes everything. No waiting on line, because you'll be VIP, and VIPs always get served first. Purchase tickets here.

See you there, Old Sport!

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La Nuit en Rosé
to Jun 14

La Nuit en Rosé

  • Hornblower Yacht @ Pier 40 (map)
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The 1st Rosé wine celebration in NYC takes place on Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14 aboard the Hornblower Hybrid yacht along the Hudson River!  85 Rosé wines from over 10 countries around the world will be available to taste for the 1,500 attendees.  In addition to the fine wines, there will small bites to eat from Vin Sur Vingt, Canelé by Céline, Brooklyn Oyster Party, and a few other vendors. 

Become part of the most anticipated wine tasting event of the summer!

Tickets are $60 per person. Purchase them here.

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Brooklyn BBQ Blowout
7:30 PM19:30

Brooklyn BBQ Blowout

Food Republic and Brooklyn Brewery are sponsoring the 7th Brooklyn BBQ Blowout on June 10th at Good Company Bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The folks at Bun-Ker Vietnamese Restaurant will be grilling delicious food. And for $10, you'll get a plate of food and a glass of Brooklyn Brewery's Summer Ale!

Good Company Bar
10 Hope Street, Brooklyn NY 11211
(718) 218-7191

Buy advance tickets here.

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6:00 PM18:00

No Kid Hungry Dinner

End Childhood Hunger in America! 

Jonathan Waxman, chef/owner of Barbuto, is the chef hosting a charity dinner at his West Village restaurant honoring "No Kid Hungry" Hero Honorees, community heroes, and local sponsors.

There will be a cocktail hour, followed by a multi-course dinner by special guest chef, Michael Symon, and a live auction.

Space is limited. RSVP is required.  We all love to eat, so come and share your love of eating to support a worthy cause.  

Ticket info herehttp://ce.nokidhungry.org/events/no-kid-hungry-dinner-new-york-city

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6:30 PM18:30

Taste of the Nation NYC

The 27th Annual Taste of the Nation NYC will take place on April 28, 2014, and brings together over 75 of city's notable chefs and bartenders at the space at 82 Mercer. Enjoy culinary delights and refreshing drinks from NYC's best!

Here's a few of my favorites that will be there: 

Ai Fiori, Almond, Dominique Ansel, Francois Payard Bakery, Juni, L'Apicio, Ristorante Morini SD26, Telepan

Employees Only, Raines Law Room

Visit the website to purchase tickets & for info:

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to Apr 27

TAP NY Craft Beer & Fine Food Festival

  • Hunter Mountain Hunter Mountain, NY (map)
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On April 26th and 27th, enjoy over 300 types of beers from 100 breweries at the TAP NY Craft Beer and Fine Food Festival in the lovely Catskill Mountains of Upstate New York!

Try IPAs and lagers to wiesbiers, doppel and trippel bocks, stouts, ales, and more. The best fingers foods are available to nibble on while you enjoy your brew of choice. 

At this event, you'll have the chance to participate in a beer tasting competition to win three trophies - The Governor's Cup, the Matthew Vassar Brewers Cup, and the F.X. Matt Memorial Cup. 

To learn more about this event, and to purchase tickets, visit the site below:

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6:30 PM18:30

Le Grand Cercle des Vins du Bordeaux Wine Tasting

38 of the best chateaux from the Left & Right Banks of Bordeaux along the Dordogne River gather in NYC to celebrate the tasting of their "en premier" vintages.  This year's event will be held at the gorgeous and scenic Manhattan penthouse.  Canele by Celine's sweet & savory caneles and financiers will be served along with the fantastic wines. You can also view the unique and beautiful artwork exhibited by three distinguished artists including the talented Gabriella Bravo

Expect to taste great wines from these regions:

Lalande de Pomerol

For tickets, visit EventbriteSomm In the City or Pulsd.

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to Apr 6

NYC Culinary Experience

Come cook with your favorite top NYC chefs on April 5-6, 2014 at the New York Culinary Experience!

A culinary concierge will help you design your class schedule and goals whether you're a novice, home cook, or someone who's looking to up their skills in the kitchen. 

Jean-Georges Vongericthen having fun in the kitchen

Jean-Georges Vongericthen having fun in the kitchen


Some of the featured chefs to cook with...

David Bouley (Bouley, Brushstroke)
Jean-Georges Vongerichten (Jean-Georges Restaurants)
Alex Stupak (Empellon Cocina)
Shaun Hergatt (Juni)
Jacques Torres (Dean of ICC, Jacques Torres Chocolates)
Matthew Lightner (Atera)

Individual tickets are available for $1,495 plus tax.*

Price includes 4 classes, breakfasts, lunches, and a closing reception each day. Gift certificates are available.

* For tickets and additional information, contact Stephanie Fray at nyce@nymag.com

Visit the site to learn more: http://nyce.nymag.com/
Check for class schedules here: http://nyce.nymag.com/schedule.html

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to Apr 6

Just Food Conference 2014

  • Just Food @ Columbia University (map)
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On April 5th and 6th, 2014, the annual Just Food Conference will be held at Columbia University's Teacher's College. The general public, food professionals, CSA members, community organizers and farmers to will hvae the opportunity to come together for workshops, skill-building sessions, all-day intensives, and tours.  Attendees will learn about national farm and food issues, CSA trends, and cooking and food preservation techniques, as well as ways to mobilize communities in order to increase access to farm-fresh, locally grown food. 

The Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 

For all the details visit: http://justfood.org/events

Purchase tickets on Eventbrite herehttp://bit.ly/1e6V3tS

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to Mar 9

Taste of Seventh

  • 93 E 7th Street New York, NY United States (map)
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A weekend food festival for anyone who loves eat a bit of everything! 

Tickets are $25, and you get to experience ALL this great food from seven amazing East Village establishments along E 7th Street with everything from lobster, tacos, cupcakes, and more! *

Luke’s Lobster
Caracas Arepa Bar
Wechsler's Currywurst

Oaxaca Taqueria
Butter Lane
Big Gay Ice Cream

* Purchase your tickets here: http://lukeslobster.com/shop/tasteofseventh

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6:30 PM18:30

Foundation for Letters

Celebrate Bronx Letters and honor Mike Jackson with the Spirit of the Raven Award! Special guest Anthony Bourdain. Cocktails by Jim Meehan of PDT.

Chefs' Tasting Menu by...

Babycakes- Erin McKenna
Briskettown – Daniel Delaney
The Cecil - JJ Johnson
Del Posto – Brooks Headley
DBGB – Charlie Foster
Lucky Luna - Howard Jang
Momofuku Milk Bar – Christina Tosi
Red Rooster - Tony Marcos
Toloache - Julian Medina

The event supports academic and enrichment programs at The Bronx Academy of Letters, a high-performing public school for grades 6-12 which was founded on the belief that students who can express themselves clearly in writing will do better on any path they choose in life. 

Buy tickets or make a donation: https://co.clickandpledge.com/advanced/default.aspx?wid=75153

More info: http://foundationforletters.net/benefit-2014/

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7:00 PM19:00

The Brooklyn Slur - Hunter's

It's Slow Food NYC's bi-annual monthly happy hour, and it's FREE!

The event will be held at Hunter's, a restaurant in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.  An eclectic mix of flavors from New American, French, Italian cuisine are blended with seasonal produce and game to create a unique, delicious menu. 

At this happy hour, you'll have the opportunity to mingle with the leaders of Slow Food NYC in a fun, social, and informal setting.  Share your ideas for events, ways to get involved with the organization, and have fun meeting many interesting people. 

213 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

For more info, visit http://www.slowfoodnyc.org/event/brooklyn_slur_hunter


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3:00 PM15:00

NYC Winter Wine Festival

The 5th Annual NYC Winter Wine Festival will be held at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square on Saturday, February 8th.  There will be two sessions: 3PM-6PM & 8PM-11PM. 
You'll able to sample over 250+ wines with light h'or d'oeuvres while listening to live jazz. 

For more info, and to purchase VIP and/or regular session tickets, visit here: 

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