Weekend Whets 3/28

Chinatown Restaurant Week, through March 30, 2013, Chinatown, Manhattan: Showcases restaurants in Chinatown.

Hot Sauce Expo, March 29 & 30, 2014, Penn Plaza Pavilion, Midtown West, Manhattan: Hot sauce vendors, eating contests and more.

Time Out for Hunger, March 30, 2014, NYC:  Participating restaurants in the five boroughs will be donating 10% of their daily proceeds to Food Bank For New York City.


Meatball Slapdown VIP, Thursday, April 3, 2014, 6 p.m., Brooklyn, $120.

Just Food Conference, April 5 through 6, 2014, Teachers College, Columbia University, Manhattan:  Conference on making locally grown food available to New Yorkers.

Homemade Pizza with Roberta’s, Saturday, April 5, 2014, 2 p.m., Brooklyn:  Learn how to make your own pizza.

Malaysian Cooking Class, April 5, 2014, 2 p.m., Auria’s Malaysian Kitchen Brooklyn: A hands-on cooking class celebrating Malaysian cuisine. $65.

Westeros Feast – Dinner with Release of Fire & Blood, April 6, 2014, 7 p.m., Jimmy’s No. 43, East Village, Manhattan:  A Westeros-inspired feast. $55.

Butts, Legs & Sides, April 8, 2014, 7:30 p.m., City Grit, Nolita, Manhattan:  Bo Ssäm Feast & Fried Chicken Fest. $55 for one; $195 for four.

A Taste of Fifth Avenue, April 9, 2014, 6:30 p.m., The Grand Prospect Hall, Brooklyn: Sample tastings from local restaurants.

A Persian Feast, April 12, 2014, 6:30 p.m., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan: Group discussion of Middle Eastern art and culinary history followed by a hands-on cooking class. $150.

Cambalache: One Night in Argentina, Wednesday April 16 & Thursday, April 17, 2014, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., BKB Night Bazaar, 165 Banker Street, Brooklyn:  Celebrate Argentina with its wine, food and arts.  $80.

Taste of the Lower East Side, April 24, 2014, Lower East Side, Manhattan: A tasting of restaurants in the area.

Food Book Fair, April 25 through 27, 2014, Brooklyn: Event showcasing books by those in the food world.

Taste of the Nation, April 28, 2014, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., 82 Mercer, Soho, Manhattan: Tastings from notable NYC chefs and Alex Guarnaschelli booksigning. $225+.

Queens Taste 2014, Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, 135-20 39th Avenue, Flushing, Queens: Tasting and networking event celebrating the borough. $100.

Tasting Brooklyn, Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., The Green Building, 452 Union Street at Bond Street, Brooklyn: Tastings from Brooklyn’s best restaurants. $55+.


Grand Gourmet – The Flavor of Midtown®, Thursday, May 1, 2014 Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal, Midtown East, Manhattan: Tastings from area restaurants.

NY Burger Week, May 1 through 7, 2014: Seven days of burger-related events.

James Beard Awards, May 5, 2014, Lincoln Center, Manhattan

Sustainable Seafood Shindig, May 6, 2014, 6:30 p.m., Riverpark, a Tom Colicchio Restaurant, Kips Bay, Manhattan:  A tasting including chefs David Chang, April Bloomfield, Anita Lo and more showcasing sustainable seafood preparations.  $225.

Taste of Tribeca, May 17, 2014, Tribeca, Manhattan:  Enjoy bites from neighborhood restaurants to benefit PS 150 and PS 234.

Ice Cream Social with Coolhaus and Ample Hills Creamery, Tuesday, May 20, 2014, Noon, Lexington Avenue at 92nd St, Upper East Side, Manhattan:  Join the owners of Coolhaus and Ample Hills Creamery.  $21.

Food Photography and Blogging Workshop, May & June, 2014, Private Dining Room (PDR) @ Naturally Delicious, Brooklyn:  Four classes with Karen Wise on camera fundamentals, shooting in restaurants and editing images.  $175 per class or $675 for all four.


Big Apple Barbecue, Saturday and Sunday, June 7 & 8, 2014, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Madison Square Park, Manhattan: Sample barbecue from around the country.


2 responses to “Weekend Whets 3/28

  1. Hi! What a great round up of events, wish I could be there to attend some, especially the photography workshop, thanks for keeping everyone informed.

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