Le Fooding, Friday, September 27, 2013, and Saturday, September 28, 2013, 7 p.m., Brooklyn: Time’Mach’Inn dinners with menus celebrating food trends in recent decades in NYC.
Grand Central Oyster Bar’s Oyster Frenzy, September 28, 2013, noon to 5 p.m., Grand Central Oyster Bar.
Smoke @ ICC, Saturday, September 28, 2013, 4:15 p.m. to 8 p.m., Pier 57 at 15th Street, Manhattan: Teams from around the country compete to smoke the best brisket in 4 categories. Public tasting, beer garden and live music. Tickets $65.
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.
Taste of France, Saturday, September 28, 2013, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday, September 29, 2013, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Bryant Park, Midtown, Manhattan: A celebration of all things French with cooking demos and tastings.
Meet the Farmers, Monday, September 30, 2013, 7:30 p.m., The Farm on Adderley: Five-course dinner with Ben Flanner from Brooklyn Grange, a rooftop farm in Brooklyn’s Navy Yards; Jon Wilson from Snug Harbor Heritage Farm in Staten Island; and Lancaster County Farm Fresh Cooperative, who represents 75 farms in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
The Big Smoke, Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn: A menu of smoked meats and beer from Brooklyn Brewery. Tickets $45.
Plate by Plate: Project by Project NY’s Annual Tasting Benefit , Friday, October 4, 2013, 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., 82 Mercer, Soho: Charity event showcasing New York’s premier restaurants. Tickets $150.
North: Nordic Food Festival, October 2 through 7, 2013, various locations, NYC: Celebrate Nordic cuisine with lunches/dinners by Scandinavian chefs and cooking classes with Scandinavian chefs.
3rd Annual EscapeMaker’s Local Food & Travel Expo in Brooklyn, Saturday, October 5, 2013, noon to 5 p.m., Borough Hall, Brooklyn: Exhibitors who are within a 50-mile radius of Brooklyn will be exhibiting. Tastings and a special Made in Brooklyn market.
Slow U – Sustainable Seafood (Sashimi and More), Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 6:30 p.m., International Culinary Center (formerly known as the French Culinary Institute), 462 Broadway, Manhattan: Enjoy sushi as you learn about sustainable local fisheries and the family fishermen.
Slice Out Hunger, Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 6 p.m., St Anthony’s Church – 154 Sullivan St (at Houston), Soho: Sponsors match every dollar spent for Food Bank For New York City. Tickets are $1 each. Pizzerias include Lombardi’s, Rubirosa, John’s, Grimaldi’s, Joe’s, DiFara, Arturo’s and more.
Choctoberfest NYC, Saturday, October 26, 2013, Jimmy’s No. 43, New York: Celebrate Fair Trade Month with a competition among homemade beer, cider, wine, mead, soda, kombucha, water kefir, milk kefir and other fermented foods that feature chocolate.
Get My Goat, October 27, 2013, 5:30 p.m., The Farm on Adderley, 1108 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn: The Farm on Adderley and Slow Food NYC feature a dinner menu with goat including roasted goat, goat cheese and goat’s milk. $30.