Weekend Whets 4/25

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.

Thrillist Taco Knockout, Sunday, May 4, 2014, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Tequila Park Taqueria, Hudson Hotel, 356 West 58th Street, Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan:  Eleven of NYC’s best restaurants compete for best taco.

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.

Lobster De Mayo, Saturday, May 10, 2014, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Capitale, 130 Bowery, Lower East Side, Manhattan:  Lobster dishes like tacos and ceviche by popular area restaurants.  $295+.

Shuckin’ Awesome! A Sustainable Oyster Throwdown, May 11, 2014, 6 p.m., SUSHISAMBA, West Village, Manhattan: Raw oyster creations from four acclaimed New York City chefs with open bar. $65.

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

Salon Selects: Honey Tasting, May 18, 2014, 2 p.m., 12-turn-13
Sample honeys from around the world.  $40.

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.

Taste of Sunnyside, Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Queens Blvd/46th Street, under elevated 7 train, 4612 Queens Blvd., Sunnyside, Queens:  Celebrate the diversity of Sunnyside cuisine.  $30 General Admission/$60 VIP.

Sake Dinner 2014, Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 6:30 p.m., Tocqueville Restaurant, 1 East 15th Street, Flatiron, Manhattan:  Ten course menu with sake pairing by Chefs Masato Shimitzu of 15 East and Jason Lawless of Tocqueville.  $300.

5th Annual Crawfish Boil, Saturday, May 31, 2014, 1 p.m., 3 p.m. or 5 p.m., Sycamore Flowershop + Bar,1118 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn:  $25 for a large bucket of crawfish and a pint of seasonal Abita Beer.

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.


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