Rosa Mexicano Ice Cream Festival, July 31, 2013, through August 25, 2013, local locations in Manhattan and Hackensack, NJ: Try homemade Mexican paletas, or ice pops; raspado, or Mexican snow cones; ice cream desserts like ice cream stuffed churros or ice cream and sorbet in flavors inspired by Mexican cuisine.
Lobster Bake Party, Sundays, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Hotel Chantelle, 92 Ludlow Street, Lower East Side: A weekly event through the summer. $29.92 per person for 1 whole Maine lobster, steamed little neck clams, baked red russet potatoes and corn on cob.
Hudson County Restaurant Week, through August 9, 2013, participating restaurants in Hudson County, NJ: Celebrate Hudson County restaurants with discounted prix fixe menus.
Marlow Summer Fair, Sunday, August 11, 2013, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., parking lot across from Diner and Marlow & Sons, Brooklyn: Sausage & Peppers, Grilled Corn, Snow Cones, Draft Beer from Single Cut and more. Four tickets for $35.
In Our Own Backyard, Thursday, August 15, 2013, 6:30 p.m., Museum of the City of New York, Manhattan: Food and drink sampling from local vendors and restaurants. Tickets $20 until August 15.
New York City Restaurant Week 2013, through Friday, August 16, 2013: Celebrate NYC restaurants with $25 lunch and $38 dinner menus.
Tomato Fest 2013: Food Systems Network NYC (FSNYC)’s Annual Celebration of the Tomato, Sunday, August 18, 2013, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., The Green Table, Chelsea Market, Manhattan: Celebrate tomatoes with drinks and bites. Tickets: $50 FSNYC members; $55 non-FSNYC member; $75 ticket + annual membership (includes $5 discount). All proceeds benefit FSNYC.
The Brooklyn Slur, Slow Food NYC Monthly Happy Hour, Monday, August 19, 2013, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Terroir Park Slope, Brooklyn: Meet the Slow Food NYC leaders and sample some Terroir wine, sherry, mead, ciders, beers, veal and ricotta meatballs, panini, salads, cheese, and more.
How to Prepare a Korean Feast, Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn: Learn how to make kimchi and shop for a Korean feast.
Blues BBQ, Saturday, August 24, 2013, 2 p.m., Hudson River Park: Blues musicians along with Brother Jimmy’s and Dinosaur BBQ.
La Toscana nel Mondo Brinda Per Arcobalena D’Estate, Saturday, August 24, 2013, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Per Lei, Upper East Side, Manhattan: Celebrate Tuscany’s art, music, theatre, food, history, nature, and tourism. Tuscan wines will be offered at the cash bar with complimentary appetizers, along with live performances. For those who have an interest in Tuscany to meet one another and join the Tuscan Association of New York. Please call for more information. RSVP by August 21st. Space is limited. firstname.lastname@example.org
Ultimate BBQ Bash Southampton Summer 2013, Saturday, August, 31, 2013, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Southampton Historical Museum, Southampton, NY: Say goodbye to summer with a bbq, desserts, wine tasting and complimentary beer. Live music and a DJ will entertain. Tickets $60-$110.
Taste Talks, Saturday, September 14, 2013 and Sunday, September 15, 2013, Brooklyn: A two-day event with discussions and workshops on food, featuring Mario Batali, Wylie Dufresne, Dan Barber, Alessandro Porcelli, April Bloomfield and more. Talks include those on food porn, food photography, Brooklyn food, gluten and more.
The 10th Annual NYC Dumpling Festival Eating Contest, Saturday, September 28, 2013, noon to 5 p.m., Sara D. Roosevelt Park on East Houston Street between Chrystie and Forsyth Streets, Manhattan: All proceeds benefit the Food Bank For New York City in this dumpling eating contest with men’s and women’s divisions.