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Weekend Whets 5/30

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.

New Taste of the Upper West Side, through May 31, 2014, Columbus Circle between 76th and 77th Streets, Upper West Side, Manhattan:  Celebrate UWS restaurants and chefs with food tastings and music.

Annual Hawai`i Potluck Picnic in Central Park, Sunday, June 1, 2014, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Summit Rock, Central Park, Manhattan:  Hawaiian style potluck with ono food, kanikapila Hawaiian music and hula.  Bring something to share for the potluck.

Caviar in the Park, Sunday, June 1, 2014, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Heckscher Playground, 65th Street Transverse, Central Park, Manhattan:  Food from Cafe Habana, No. 7 Sub, Momofuku Milk Bar and more with outdoor games and live music.  $20.

Taste of Times Square, Monday, June 2, 2014, 46th Street between Broadway and 9th Avenue, Restaurant Row, Manhattan:  Enjoy tastings from area restaurants.

Slow Food NYC’s annual (s)low down fundraiser, Thursday, June 5, 2014, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Astor Center, Lafayette Street, Manhattan:  Slow Food’s annual fundraiser with food and cocktail tastings and bluegrass music.  Tickets $130+.

Texas Chili Cook-off, Saturday, June 7, 2014, Noon to 5 p.m., West 79th Street Boat Basin, Upper West Side, Manhattan:  Chili tastings and competition.

Big Apple Barbecue Block Party, Saturday & Sunday, June 7 & 8, 2014, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Madison Square Park, Manhattan:  Sample bbq from well-known bbq restaurants around the country.

Dinner with Ruth Reichl, Sunday, June 8, 2014, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Contrada, East Village, Manhattan:  Four-course dinner with Ruth’s reading and discussing her new book Delicious!.

Summer by the Sea: The 29th Annual Chefs’ Tribute to Citymeals-on-Wheels, Monday, June 9, 2014, 7:30 p.m., Rockefeller Center, Midtown, Manhattan:  Fundraising event featuring food tastings from NYC area chefs.

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.

14th Annual Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival, Sunday, June 8, Noon to 4 p.m., Lower East Side:  Celebrate the food and culture of the Chinese and Jewish community of the area.

A Night of Film and Food, James Beard Foundation, Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 6:30 p.m., Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, Lincoln Center, Manhattan:  Jiro Dreams of Sushi followed by a reception featuring some of New York’s finest chefs, sake, beer and wine.  $50-$70.

The Duckathlon presented by D’Artagnan, Saturday, June 14, 2014, Noon to 5 p.m., Metropolitan Pavilion, Chelsea, Manhattan:  Culinary competition.  Teams or singles.  $54-$60.

Taste of Bushwick, Monday, June 16, 2014 at 6:30 p.m., The Bushwick Starr, 207 Starr Street, Brooklyn:  Party with food from local restaurants.

Solstice Session at the Arrogant Swine, June 21, 2014, The Arrogant Swine, Brooklyn:  Celebrate summer solstice with a pig roast, pulled-pork sandwiches, local beers and cornhole.  $40.

Bryant Park BBQ, Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Bryant Park, Midtown Manhattan:  Food from ’wichcraft for a summer bbq.  $60-$70.

A California Olive Oil Tasting, June 26, 2014, 3 p.m., SD26 Restaurant and WineBar,19 East 26th Street (between 5th and Madison Avenues), Manhattan: Taste different styles of olive oil and learn how it is produced.  $20-$35.

Brooklyn Eats, Friday June 27th, 2014, 630 Flushing Avenue, South Williamsburg, Brooklyn:  Brooklyn’s first food and beverage trade show.

Ham and Cheese Party, Monday, June 30, 2014, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., The Ides at Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn:  Prosciutto and award-winning cheeses.  Free.

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Weekend Whets 5/16

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

Ninth Avenue International Food Festival, Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18, 2014, 9th Avenue, 42nd to 57th Streets, Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan:  Street festival celebrating the variety of food in the area.

Salon Selects: Honey Tasting, May 18, 2014, 2 p.m., 12-turn-13
Brooklyn: 
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.

2014 NJ Pork Roll Festival, Saturday, May 24, 2014 10 a.m. to 
10 p.m., Trenton Social, Trenton, NJ:  Celebrate New Jersey’s unique food with pork roll, egg and cheese sandwich brunch, eating contest, documentary and more.

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.

June

Caviar in the Park, Sunday, June 1, 2014, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Heckscher Playground, 65th Street Transverse, Central Park, Manhattan:  Food from Cafe Habana, No. 7 Sub, Momofuku Milk Bar and more with outdoor games and live music.  $20.

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.

14th Annual Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival, Sunday, June 8, Noon to 4 p.m., Lower East Side:  Celebrate the food and culture of the Chinese and Jewish community of the area.

Taste of Bushwick, Monday, June 16, 2014 at 6:30 p.m., The Bushwick Starr, 207 Starr Street, Brooklyn:  Party with food from local restaurants.

Solstice Session at the Arrogant Swine, June 21, 2014, The Arrogant Swine, Brooklyn:  Celebrate summer solstice with a pig roast, pulled-pork sandwiches, local beers and cornhole.  $40.

A California Olive Oil Tasting, June 26, 2014, 3 p.m., SD26 Restaurant and WineBar,19 East 26th Street (between 5th and Madison Avenues), Manhattan: Taste different styles of olive oil and learn how it is produced.  $20-$35.

Brooklyn Eats, Friday June 27th, 2014, 630 Flushing Avenue, South Williamsburg, Brooklyn:  Brooklyn’s first food and beverage trade show.

Weekend Whets 5/9

Community Eats, Saturday, May 10, 2014, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Industry City Bush Terminal, 233 37th Street, Brooklyn:  Gluten-free food fair.  $15-$20.

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, Sunday, 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 Bayside, Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., The Castle Fort Totten Park, Bayside, Queens:  Sample from Bayside restaurants.  $35.

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
Brooklyn: 
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.

June

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.

Make Chocolate From Scratch, Saturday, June 14, 2014, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., MakerBar, Hoboken, NJ:  Professional chocolatier leads class on how to make chocolate.  $50.

Weekend Whets 3/14

Japanese Restaurant Week, through March 16, 2014, Manhattan: Showcases restaurants serving Japanese cuisine.

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, through March 23, 2014, Hudson Valley, New York:  Showcases restaurants in the Hudson Valley.

PI(E) Day, March 14, 2014, 7:30 p.m., City Grit, Nolita, Manhattan: Multi-course meal featuring savory & sweet pies.  $55 for one; $95 for two.

Bacon Fest: 6 Courses of Gourmandise Bacon by Sex on the Table, Saturday, March 15, 2014, 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., Tribeca, Manhattan: Bacon tasting for Sex on the Table members or prospective members.

Chef Owen Clark Pop-Up Dinner at The Saint Austere, Sunday, March 16, 2014, 6 p.m. or 9 p.m., The Saint Austere, Williamsburg, Brooklyn: Six-course dinner with ($95) or without wine ($66).

St. Patrick’s Day:  Irish Cheese and Whiskey, Monday, March 17, 2014, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Bedford Cheese Shop, Gramercy, Manhattan: Sample Irish cheeses and whiskies.  $70.

Candy: A Century of Panic and Pleasure, with Samira Kawash, the author of “Dislocating the Color Line,” and the founder of the website Candyprofessor.com, Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Mid-Manhattan Library, Manhattan: Lecture on cultural history of candy in America.

pHFood POP Up Dinner Hosted by Ted & Honey, Friday, March 21, 2014, 6 p.m., Ted & Honey Cafe, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn: Dinner from locally grown, organic and sustainable ingredients.

Crow Hill Supper Club Presents: A Royal Purim Banquet by NYSHUK, Saturday, March 22, 2014, 7 p.m., Crow Hill Supper Club, Brooklyn:  Dinner of ten salads, from pickled cauliflower to matbucha, a roasted red pepper and garlic salad, a classic dairy couscous of Moroccan Purim served with dried fruit and nuts, a spicy fish dish called chraimi, and a”Mishloach Manot”–a massive spread of cookies.  $70.

Ides Of March: Feasting In Ancient Rome, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 7 p.m., 92nd Street Y, Upper East Side: Learn about dining etiquette and meals of Ancient Rome.  $45.

Warriors in Motion 1st Annual Master Chef Celebration, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Metropolitan Pavilion, Chelsea, Manhattan: Tastings from many of NYC’s top restaurants and chefs.

System + Taste: Food In Postcolonial Hawai‘i, March 27, 2014, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, Village, Manhattan:  Discussion on how colonial histories shape current food systems.

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

April

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

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.

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.

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.

May

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

Weekend Whets 11/22

Spoon and Fork, Thursday, November 21, 2013, 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., Du Jour Bakery, Brooklyn:  Benefit dinner for Philippines, including lumpia and chicken adobo.  $50.

Festa di Tartufi, Friday, November 22, 2013, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Del Posto, Manhattan:  A celebration of Piemontese white truffles, Barbaresco and Barolo.  Mario Batali and Antonio Galloni host a five-course meal by Executive Chef Mark Ladner.  Tickets are $1,000.

Adobo Aid, Sunday, November 24, 2013, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Fr. Demo Hall, Our Lady of Pompeii Church, West Village:  Adobo meal to benefit victims of Typhoon Haiyan.  $12 suggested donation.

Candies Through the 19th Century, Sunday, November 24, 1 p.m., Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden, Yorkville, Manhattan:  Susan Benjamin, president of Cool Confectionaries talks about the history of candy in the U.S.  $20.

Sausage Fest, Sunday, November 24, 2013, 2 p.m., The Bell House, Brooklyn:  Chefs compete using sausage as the main ingredient.  $20.

December

5th Annual Latke Festival Great Performances, Monday, December 2, 2013, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, Manhattan:  Area restaurants create their versions of latkes and famous foodie judges choose the winners.  Ticket prices vary.

Fundraiser for Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan Relief, Saturday, December 7, 2013, 8 p.m., Toshi’s Penthouse, Flatiron:  Live music and auction.  All proceeds go to victims.

The Third Annual Slow Food Show, Sunday, December 8, 2013, 1 p.m., Astor Center Screening Room, East Village:  Showcasing food entrepreneurs who produce locally.  Tickets $15.

Cooking Class: Dolci delle Feste, Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 6:30 p.m., Westchester Italian Cultural Center, Tuckahoe, New York:  Members and their guests can learn how to make holiday desserts.

Craft Beer Christmas, December 25, 2013, 1 p.m., Jimmy’s No. 43, East Village:  Christmas dinner with beer.  Tickets $25.

January

6th Annual Cassoulet Cook-Off, January 12, 2014, 1 p.m., Jimmy’s No. 43, East Village:  Professional and amateur chefs compete to create cassoulets.  Tickets $30.

Weekend Whets 11/15

Culinary for Children: Holiday Cookies, Saturday, November 16, 2013, 2 p.m., Westchester Italian Cultural Center, Tuckahoe, New York:  Make  struffoli, pizzelle and holiday biscotti.  $30-$50.

Artful Dining:  Brunch with Marcus Samuelsson, Sunday, November 17, 2013, Noon, in the home of Lori Zabar and Mark Mariscal (Upper West Side):  Chef Marcus Samuelsson discusses his memoir, Yes, Chef with co-author Veronica Chambers.  This is part of Symphony Space’s Artful Dining series.  $250.

Eater Eve 2013, Sunday, November 17, 2013, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Angel Orensanz Foundation for Contemporary Art, Lower East Side:  Pre-Eater awards event with Southern food.

Food Workshop:  Harvesting Our Diversity, Sunday, November 17, 2013, 1:00 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, Flushing, Queens:  Explore the similarities among traditional foods from the Americas, Europe and Asia, such as empanadas, beef patties, dumplings, sauerkraut, kim chi and pickles.  Tickets $10.

4th Annual Mac-Off, Sunday, November 17, 2013, 5 p.m., Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street Brooklyn:  Macaroni and cheese competition of New York chefs.  $20.

Snow Crab Festival, Sunday, November 17, 2013, 12 pm to close, Crab Spot Restaurant, Brooklyn:  All-you-can-eat crab legs, corn and beer.  With live music.  Tickets $70.

2013 Seamless Craved Awards Tasting Party, Thursday, November 21, 2013, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 873 Broadway between 18th and 19th Streets, Studio 301, Manhattan:  Food tastings from NYC favorite restaurants and 100% proceeds go to Food Bank For New York City.  Tickets $25.

An Evening with Alice Waters, Thursday, November 21, 2013, 5:15 p.m. to 9 p.m., PS107, Brooklyn:  Q&A with Alice Waters and autographing session.

Cooking and Modern Art with Mary Ann Caws, Thursday, November 21, 2013, 7:30 p.m., The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan:  Discussion on how famous artists ate and depicted food.  $25-$40.

Festa di Tartufi, Friday, November 22, 2013, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Del Posto, Manhattan:  A celebration of Piemontese white truffles, Barbaresco and Barolo.  Mario Batali and Antonio Galloni host a five-course meal by Executive Chef Mark Ladner.  Tickets are $1,000.

Candies Through the 19th Century, Sunday, November 24, 1 p.m., Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden, Yorkville, Manhattan:  Susan Benjamin, president of Cool Confectionaries talks about the history of candy in the U.S.  $20.

Sausage Fest, Sunday, November 24, 2013, 2 p.m., The Bell House, Brooklyn:  Chefs compete using sausage as the main ingredient.  $20.

December

5th Annual Latke Festival Great Performances, Monday, December 2, 2013, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, Manhattan:  Area restaurants create their versions of latkes and famous foodie judges choose the winners.  Ticket prices vary.

Fundraiser for Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan Relief, Saturday, December 7, 2013, 8 p.m., Toshi’s Penthouse, Flatiron:  Live music and auction.  All proceeds go to victims.

The Third Annual Slow Food Show, Sunday, December 8, 2013, 1 p.m., Astor Center Screening Room, East Village:  Showcasing food entrepreneurs who produce locally.  Tickets $15.

Cooking Class: Dolci delle Feste, Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 6:30 p.m., Westchester Italian Cultural Center, Tuckahoe, New York:  Members and their guests can learn how to make holiday desserts.

Craft Beer Christmas, December 25, 2013, 1 p.m., Jimmy’s No. 43, East Village:  Christmas dinner with beer.  Tickets $25.

January

6th Annual Cassoulet Cook-Off, January 12, 2014, 1 p.m., Jimmy’s No. 43, East Village:  Professional and amateur chefs compete to create cassoulets.  Tickets $30.

Weekend Whets 10/18

American Cheese Month, October:  Celebrate cheese month with a passport to get discounts at cheese shops.

NYC’s First-ever African Restaurant Week, October 13-20, 2013, NYC:  Celebrate African food with three-course prix fixes at NYC African restaurants.

El Nosh, Friday, October 18, 2013, through Sunday, October 20, 2013, 53-61 Gansevoort Street, Meatpacking, New York:  Two dinners and a brunch featuring a Jewish-Latin menu.

The 5th Annual Brooklyn Bacon Takedown, Saturday, October 19, 2013, 1 p.m. to  3 p.m., The Bell House, Brooklyn

Fritanga, Saturday, October 19, 2013, 4 p.m., Havemeyer Park
Kent Avenue between S. 3rdStreet  and S. 4th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn:  Old-fashioned Mexican pig roast including homemade chicharrónes (fried pork rinds), carnitas (roast pork), buche (pork sweetbreads), tacos, salsa and 2 chili brews.  $25 per person.

Soup Festival, Saturday, October 19, 2013, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Smith Street, Brooklyn:  Judges pick the best soup from area restaurants.  Marilyn Gelber, president of The Brooklyn Foundation, and  Molly Simms, Senior Editor of Bust Magazine are the judges.  Money raised from the event benefits the Culinary Arts Program in the local public School For International Studies.

Danish Red Sausage Event, Sunday, October 20, 2013, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Aamanns-Copenhagen, 13 Laight Street, Tribeca, Manhattan:  Try red, snappy Danish hot dogs along with drink specials and Europop and Scandinavian rock music.

Enid’s Apple Pie Contest, Sunday, October 20, 2013, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Enid’s, 560 Manhattan Avenue, Greenpoint, Brooklyn:  Apple pie contest with prizes and drinks.  Sample the winning pies.  $5 donation to Greenpoint Soup Kitchen.

606 R&D Backyard Pig Party, Monday, October 21, 2013, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., 606 R&D, 606 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn:  Live bluegrass music, Peak organic beer, mulled cider and your fill of pork and fixin’s!

James Beard Food Conference, Monday and Tuesday, October 21 & 22, 2013, Convene Conference Center, Manhattan:  Explores The Paradox of Appetite: Hungering for Change.  Tickets $500.

Book Release Party for Mast Brothers: A Family Cookbook, Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 6 p.m., Wythe Hotel, 80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn:  Mast Brothers share stories and recipes for American classic recipes.  With admission, you’ll receive a signed copy of the book, a complimentary beverage and hors d’oeuvres.  Tickets $50.

Iron Chef Cooking Competition with GE Monogram, Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Manhattan:  You and a team compete creating dishes with a secret ingredient.  $45.

Culinary Luminaries: Edna Lewis, Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 6 p.m., Wollman Hall (B500), Eugene Lang College, 65 West 11th Street, Manhattan:  Event discussing the life and work of Edna Lewis.

Food Film Fest, October 23-27, 2013, New York:  Watch the films and eat the food too!  Ticket prices vary.

Brooklyn Crab’s 1st Annual Oyster Fest, Saturday, October 26, 2013, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Brooklyn Crab, 24 Reed Street, Brooklyn:  Unlimited tastings of regional craft beer with oysters.  Tickets $45.

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.

November

Cooking Lesson! How to Create a Week’s Worth of Healthy Dinners in a Snap, Wednesday, November 6 and Thursday, November 7, 2013, 7 p.m. to  9 p.m., Freshmade NYC, Manhattan:  Chef prepares four recipes for tasting and gives you recipes to take home. $40.
A Taste of Sheepshead Bay, Thursday, November 7, 2013, 7 p.m., Baron DeKalb Knights of Columbus, 3000 Emmons Avenue, Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn:  Tastings range from Uzbeki and Turkish food to American and Latin.  Tickets $25 advance/$35 at the door.
New York Taste, Monday, November 11, 2o13, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., The Waterfront, 269 11th Avenue, Manhattan:  New York magazine’s food festival with tastings by New York’s finest chefs.  Tickets $100-$195.
Artful Dining:  Brunch with Marcus Samuelsson, Sunday, November 17, 2013, Noon, in the home of Lori Zabar and Mark Mariscal (Upper West Side):  Chef Marcus Samuelsson discusses his memoir, Yes, Chef with co-author Veronica Chambers.  This is part of Symphony Space’s Artful Dining series.  $250.

Festa di Tartufi, Friday, November 22, 2013, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Del Posto, Manhattan:  A celebration of Piemontese white truffles, Barbaresco and Barolo.  Mario Batali and Antonio Galloni host a five-course meal by by Executive Chef Mark Ladner.  Tickets are $1,000.