Eat in Astoria, through September 28, 2014, Astoria, Queens: Specials at Astoria restaurants.
New York Oyster Week, September 11, 2014 through September 28, 2014: Various events around NYC celebrating oysters.
Plate by Plate: 16th Annual Tasting Benefit, Friday, September 26, 2014, 6 to 10 p.m., Chelsea, Manhattan: Tasting benefit showcasing restaurant samplings. Benefits Henry Street Settlement.
Grand Central Oyster Frenzy, Saturday, September 27, 2014, Noon to 4 p.m., Grand Central Oyster Bar, Grand Central Station: Sixteen different oysters and shucking contest.
DISH: Greenhook Ginsmiths, Brooklyn Farmacy, and Jam Today Too, Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 7 p.m., Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, Nolita, Manhattan: Readings and stories told by New York chefs, restaurateurs, mixologists, food authors, bloggers and critics.
African Smörgǻsbord – a Taste of the Foods and Wines of Africa, Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Scandinavia House, Midtown, Manhattan: Taste the food and wine of Africa with slide show and raffles.
Italian Restaurant Week, October 8 through 15, 2014, Brooklyn: Discounted lunches and dinners at participating restaurants.