Dish West, Friday, April 26, 2013, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., The Altman Building, 135 West 18th Street, Manhattan: Unlimited tastings from participating NYC restaurants. Tickets $50.
Single Subject Food Books: A Symposium, Saturday, April 27, 2013, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Roger Smith Hotel, 501 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan: Discusses the trend and popularity of single subject food books like salt, sugar, potatoes, etc. Tickets $30.
LuckyRice New York, Monday, April 29, 2013 through Sunday, May 5, 2013, Manhattan: A celebration of Asian cuisine. Each night showcases a different type of Asian food. Opening night is a dumpling party.
Third Coast ShortDocs Challenge in partnership with the James Beard Foundation, deadline April 30, 2013: Create a story inspired by the idea of “appetite” that’s two to three minutes in length, presented in three “courses” and includes one of the five tastes in the title: bitter, salty, sour, sweet or umami.
Food Book Fair, Friday, May 3, 2013 to Sunday, May 5, 2013, Brooklyn: An event celebrating food books with vendors, cooking demos, tastings and panel discussions.
Guactacular, Sunday, May 5, 2013, 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., The Bell House, Brooklyn: Guacamole cook-off.
Frites and Fries with Leonard Lopate, Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 7 p.m., The Cooper Union–Great Hall, Manhattan: Chefs Daniel Boulud, Jacques Pepin and Eric Ripert chat with WNYC’s James Beard Award-winning host, Leonard Lopate about food and restaurant culture of France and the United States. Tickets are $30.