Weekend Whets 6/28

Italian Dine-Out, through July 6, 2013:  The Italian Trade Commission   announces Italian DINE-OUT,  New York City’s first Italian Restaurant Week to celebrate Italian gastronomy and culinary arts in the United States with an 11-day dining event.  Twenty three New York Italian restaurants will offer 3-course prix fixe menus at special discounted prices: $26 for lunch and $40 for dinner.

Night Market, Friday, June 28, 2013, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., The Old Bowery Station, 168 Bowery, LES, Manhattan:  Food tastings from NYC chefs, including Shanghai style noodles, empanadas, Colombian hot dogs, teriyaki balls, summer rolls, rendang curry, ice cream sandwiches and more along with a DJ.  Tickets $50.

Long Island City Flea, Saturday, June 29, 2013 and Sunday, June 30, 2013, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Long Island City, Queens:  Flea and food market of local vendors.

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.

‘Cue Up Summer Party, Thursday, July 25, 2013, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Elizabeth Street Garden, 209 Elizabeth Street, between Prince & Spring Streets, New York:   From Tasting Table, Delaney Barbecue’s beef brisket, sweet-and-smoky pork ribs, giant beef ribs and house-made pickles; bites from TABASCO® Buffalo Style Hot Sauce; Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery chocolate chip cookies, Melt Bakery ice cream sandwiches and Imperial Woodpecker Sno-Balls; unlimited cocktails from Hendrick’s Gin and Monkey Shoulder, Santa Margherita wines, and Goose Island beers; live bluegrass music by The Defibulators and summer yard games.  Tickets $75.

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