American Cheese Month, October: Celebrate cheese month with a passport to get discounts at cheese shops.
Explore Brooklyn: Italian Restaurant Week, October 10-17, 2013, Brooklyn: Celebrate Italian American Heritage Month with discounts and deals at participating Brooklyn Italian restaurants.
NYC’s First-ever African Restaurant Week, October 13-20, 2013, NYC: Celebrate African food with three-course prix fixes at NYC African restaurants.
Lopate and Locavores: Tips From Your Waiter, Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 7 p.m., The Greene Space, 44 Charlton Street, Tribeca, Manhattan: Leonard Lopate leads a panel of service professionals from New York City restaurants to discuss dining etiquette, dinner date mistakes, tipping, how to get a great table without a reservation and how to get treated like a regular. Tickets $20.
All the Tastes of New York, Thursday, October 17, 2013, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Metropolitan Pavilion, 110 West 19th Street, Chelsea, New York: Food and wine tastings of brands and New York restaurants. Tickets $89.11.
The 5th Annual Brooklyn Bacon Takedown, Saturday, October 19, 2013, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., The Bell House, Brooklyn
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.
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.
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.