Weekend Whets 6/7

3rd Annual Summer Spit BBQ, Saturday, June 8, 2013, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., The Garden at Studio Square NYC, Long Island City, Queens:  Unlimited BBQ by Chef David Burke.  Menu features whole hog on a spit, pulled pork, pork belly and peach doughnuts.  Tickets $60-$95.

34th Annual New York Mississippi Picnic, Saturday, June 8, 2013, noon to 6 p.m., Central Park:  Catfish lunches, artists and music to celebrate Mississippi.

11th Annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party, Saturday, June 8, 2013 and Sunday, June 9, 2013, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Madison Square Park, Manhattan:  Sample barbecue from pitmasters around the country, including Texas, North Carolina, Illinois, Nevada, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia, South Carolina and New York City.  Admission is free.  $9 a plate.

Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival, Sunday, June 9, 2013, noon to 4 p.m., Museum at Eldridge Street, Lower East Side:  A block party celebrating Chinese and Jewish cultures with food, games, music, art and more.  Free.

BBQ Blowout, Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Good Co., Brooklyn:  Chef Dale Talde will serve his bbq with beer from Brooklyn Brewery and music from DJ TODD.

A Moveable Feast, Tuesday, June 12, 2013, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 101 West 15th Street, Manhattan: Apartment hop in the Stonehenge building trying gourmet bites at this James Beard Greens (foodies under 40) event.  Tickets $95 non-members.

The Joy of Cheese and Gastronomie 491 Present The Summer Pairings with Beer, Tuesday, June 12, 2013, 7 p.m., Gastronomie 491, 491 Columbus Avenue (between 83rd and 84th), Upper West Side, Manhattan:  A tasting of light beers and the cheeses that go with them.  Tickets $20.

Born with a Junk Food Deficiency, Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 6:30 p.m., Mid-Manhattan Library, 455 Fifth Avenue at 40th Street, Manhattan:  Writer Martha Rosenberg discusses what goes on behind the scenes at large food companies.

The Food Truck Handbook, Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 6:30 p.m., Mid-Manhattan Library, 455 Fifth Avenue at 40th Street, Manhattan: Food truck owner David Weber discusses New York’s food trucks.

National Dine Out Day, Wednesday, June 19, 2013:  Eat at participating restaurants and a portion goes to Hurricane Sandy New Jersey relief.

On the Chocolate Trail, Monday, July 15, 2013, 6:30 p.m., Mid-Manhattan Library, 455 Fifth Avenue at 40th Street, Manhattan:  Author Deborah R. Prinz discusses the history of the chocolate trade.


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