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Foodie Events for Labor Day and the Weeks After

Labor Day weekend and the weeks beyond means all sort of fun foodie events in New York City.  Here is a compilation of some that you might want to sample:

Pig IslandPig Island, September 6, 11:30am-4:30pm; Showcasing the best of New York State local farmers, chefs, brewers and vintners all dedicated to bringing home the bacon, Pig Island returns to the Red Hook waterfront, a.k.a. home to exclusive beer provider, Sixpoint Craft Ales.

Pig Island pairs NY State hogs with NYC chefs to bring the best of New York State to NewYork City. , Waterfront at Erie Basin Park, 1 Beard Street, Brooklyn

TASTE Williamsburg GreenpointTaste Williamsburg Greenpoint, September 7, 1pm-5pm,; TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint is an outdoor celebration of North Brooklyn’s local flavor. Featuring more than 40 of the neighborhood’s best restaurants, bars, breweries and wineries, along with live music and more all with beautiful views of the Manhattan skyline as the backdrop. , East River State Park, Brooklyn

Vendy Awards, September 13, 12:39pm-5pm; The Vendy Awards presents the 10th annual Vendy Awards at Governors Island. Cheer on and sample from New York City’s best food trucks.

Beer for Beasts, September 13, The 4th annual Beer for Beasts charity event hosted by BeerAdvocate and Sixpoint Brewery will take place at the Bell House in Brooklyn, NY. The celebration will feature dozens of exclusive beers, some of New York City’s best food vendors, and creative entertainment to promote compassion toward animals. All net proceeds go to the Humane Society of New York. A day session and a night session are offered. 149 7th Street, Brooklyn

Exploring Latin American Jewish Cuisine, September 14, 2:30pm-5pm; Latin American Jewish cuisine is heating up restaurants and kitchens throughout the Americas. Hear a lively and mouthwatering conversation about the cuisine’s journey from early Sephardic influences to the Jewish food landscape of today. Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place,

Nordic Hot Dog ChampionshipsNordic Hot Dog Championship (part of the North Food Festival), September 15, 6pm-10pm; This is your chance to have some of the best chefs in the world cook up delicious Hot Dogs for you in the comfort of the bar at Brooklyn Brewery. At this first ever Nordic Hot Dog Championships, Chefs battle it out for the prestigious title of Nordic Hot Dog Champion.

Wash down the delicious dogs with equally delicious craft beer courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery and their Swedish sister brewery Nya Carnegiebryggeriet – and vote for your favorite creation. May the most creative, delicious and exciting dog prevail! 1 Brewer’s Row, 79 N 11th St., Brooklyn, Tickets include sampling of all participating hot dogs and open beer bar.

More Manhattan Cocktail Madness – May 19-21

Foodie alert!

Manhattan Cocktail Classic has announced three more exciting events for the next week:

Smokin’ Boozy Bacon-Loaded Brunch with Top Chef Dave Martin – 2 sessions:

Sunday, May 19, 11:00am-1:00pm (Session 1) and 2:00pm-4:00pm (Session 2)

Top Chef alum Dave Martin shows how eclectic brunch can be, pairing sweet and savory brunch specialties with his signature cocktails. Quirky concoctions spiked with The Perfect Puree and Double Cross Vodka accompany bite-sized versions of Martin’s classic brunch dishes. The treats at this event are meat-based for the most part, featuring Nueske’s smoked meats, so carnivores are in luck. But a few meatless options are available for all the vegetarians out there. Full menu:


Smokin’ Mary: Dave’s Homemade Spicy Mary Mix, The Perfect Purée Chipotle Sour, Double Cross Vodka and Nueske’s Pepper Bacon

Spring Thyme & Lime Cooler: Fresh Squeezed Limeade, The Perfect Purée Thyme & Citrus, and Crushed Ice

The Bruised Pineapple: The Perfect Purée Carmelized Pineapple, Double Cross Vodka and Orange Agave Nectar

Food pairings:

Monte Cristo’s Nueske’s Smoked Ham & Smoked Turkey, Gruyere inside Malted French Toast and Blackberry Sauce for dipping

Mini Veggie Frittatas: Artichoke Hearts, Roasted Tomatoes, Wild Mushrooms & Goat Cheese

Duck Quesadillas: Nueske’s Smoked Duck Breast, Apricot & Mango Chutney and Asiago Cheese

Hanger Steak Bites: Smokey Rubbed CAB Hanger Steak with Groovy Gorgonzola for dipping

Nueske’s Wild Cherrywood Bacon & Dried Cherry Shortbread Cookies: Bacon, Tart Cherries & buttery goodness

Chocolate Truffle Cakes: Mini versions of the classic with Dave’s Salted Caramel Sauce


Guggenheim Studio, 250 West 54th #405 between 8th Avenue and Broadway, Manhattan

Tickets: $65

“An Afternoon of Chocolate and Cocktails”:

Sunday, May 19, 3:00pm-5:00pm

Celebrate the best of both indulgences at a walk-around tasting sponsored by Valrhona Chocolates. Nibble on delectable desserts, courtesy of NYC’s premier chocolatiers and pastry chefs. Then head to the bar for a glimpse into how chocolate-friendly spirits are made, all while tasting your way through Valrhona’s signature line of chocolates. Once you narrow down your favorite dessert, the mixologists will make a custom drink for a decadent pairing.


Astor Center, 399 Lafayette Street at East 4th Street,

Tickets: $45 (purchase directly on the Astor Center website:

Perfect Pairings:

Tuesday, May 21, 6:00pm-10:00pm

Want to indulge for a charitable cause? Enjoy an evening of cocktails and food pairings to boot at The Bowery Hotel, located in Manhattan’s trendy Lower East Side neighborhood. At the end of the evening, you’ll leave with a full stomach and the good feeling that comes from knowing that your money is going to a great cause. Tickets will be available soon, with proceeds benefitting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Location: The Bowery Hotel, 335 Bowery between Great Jones and Bond Streets,

Tickets: Check the Manhattan Cocktail Classics website for updates:

September Foodie Events — Some with a Charity Orientation

Le Grand Fooding, Campfire Session -  French Organization, Le Grand Fooding ,  presents a New York 2011 ‘Campfire Session’ September 17 from 6-10pm at the Elizabeth Street Garden (226 Mott St.).  A limit of 250 tickets is being sold for $50 each and includes a food tasting, set of 3-Jameson creations and live music.  The line-up of international chefs is impeccable and the session includes a full-course meal, right down to the artisan ice cream scooped by Van Leuwen of NYC.  It’s sure to be a warm and cozy vibe, filled with Parisian twists, fried chicken and good drinks.  $15 of each ticket sold goes to Action against Hunger, towards ACF-International.  To book a seat and view the menu, go to:

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Food Events for a Good Cause in NYC: Eat Well and Be Charitable — June events

This summer, foodies can take a night out on the town all while supporting their favorite cause at one of NYC’s many benefit events. Enjoy delicious food and drinks while making a difference for great organizations such as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Food Bank for New York City, Central Park Conservancy, and many more.

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