Weekend Whets 4/26

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.

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