Weekend Whets 5/2

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

Blogger Bake Sale, Saturday, May 3, 2014, Brooklyn Flea, Brooklyn:  Food blogger bake sale to benefit No Kid Hungry.

Brooklyn Crawfish Boil, Sunday, May 4, 2014, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Extra Fancy, 302 Metropolitan, Brooklyn:  All-you-can-eat crawfish.

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

Straight from the Sea – An Interactive Supper Club, May 6, 2014, 8 p.m., Magnises Townhouse, 22 Greenwich Avenue, Manhattan:  Five-course sustainable seafood dinner.  $100.

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.

Dish! First Anniversary, Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Housing Works Bookstore Café, Manhattan:  A night of readings and stories, as told by New York’s hottest chefs, restauranteurs, mixologists, food authors, bloggers and critics.  $5 suggested donation.

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.

The Slurpy, Messy History of Ramen with George Solt, Monday, May 19, 2014, 6:30 p.m., Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 106 East 86th Street (between Park and Lexington), Upper East Side, Manhattan:   Author of  The Untold History of Ramen:  How Political Crisis in Japan Spawned a Global Food Craze discusses ramen.  Reception and ramen samples.  Ticket prices vary.

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.


2 responses to “Weekend Whets 5/2

  1. Are you planning on going to any of these?? I’m so interested in what kind of people win the James Beard awards…

  2. I wish I’d not live so far from NYC. I’d love to try the taste of tribeca.

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