Event Recap – @CampbellKitchen Swanson Cooking Academy OCT10

We were graciously invited to check out a cooking demo by @CampbellKitchen applying their 3 new broths in dishes: Thai Ginger (Curry Stew), Hot and Sour (Short Rib Stew), and Mexican Tortilla (Mole Amarillo). Continue reading

First Look – Atera

Credit proprietor Jodi Richard for hand-picking Chef Matt Lightner for Atera, the former the Compose space at 77 Worth St in TriBeCa. Even more props for convincing him to come to NYC from Portland. This guy is the real deal, having worked at the highly revered Mugaritz, and it shows. When it comes to textures, temperature, and technique, the execution is practically flawless. None of the food is coerced or phony. Even their butter is intentional. The flavors? Well, read on…

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Event – 2012 LuckyRice Festival MAY1-6 – Volunteers needed!

It’s that time of the year again! Buy tickets by clicking the link above, or if you want to help out, the below LUCKYRICE volunteer opportunities are available… Continue reading

Event – Project by Project NY presents: Plate by Plate OCT14

Win Tickets to Plate by Plate via SeriousEats, October 14th

Save The Date 2011

Chef Chris Jaeckle vs Chef Lee Anne Wong Quickfire Challenge. It’s going to be EPIC!

Purchase your tickets here! (Referred by = Jeff)

Event – Dine Out Irene SEP25

On September 25, 2011, participating New York City restaurants will give up to 10% of their sales to Just Food and GrowNYC to benefit NY area farmers hard hit by the hurricane. We hope you’ll make reservations, eat and drink heartily, and check back here for updates on new participants and details.

Event – NTD’s 10 Year Anniv ‘Emperor’s Banquet’ Benefit Gala SEP25

The Emperor's Banquet

NTD’s 10 Year Anniversary Benefit Gala

Celebrating Chinese Culture and Freedom of The Press

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2011
At Pier Sixty (23rd Street and West Side Highway)
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5:00-7:00 p.m:    Reception and Silent Auction
7:00-9:30 p.m:    10 Course Haute Cuisine Dinner
Han Couture Fashion Show & Live Auction

Honored Guests:
Kerry Kennedy, President
RFK Center of Justice & Human Rights

Benjamin Ismail, Head of Asia-Pacific Region
Reporters Without Borders

Guest Host: Marc Summers (Television Personality)

Dress – Elegant Attire fit for an Emperor’s Banquet!

Event – 2011 StarChefs Rising Stars Revue @ Bar Basque OCT4

Gala and Awards Ceremony

7pm – 10pm

Bar Basque
839 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10001

Glimpse the future of New York dining at our tasting gala and awards ceremony. Enjoy high-concept food from up-and-coming culinary stars from the top restaurants in and around town. All dishes are paired with ultra-premium wines selected by the Rising Star Sommelier.

Tickets: $150 per person; $200 VIP admission which includes private reception, tasting preview, Champagne and Petrossian caviar.

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Event – Joy of Sake OCT21

The Joy of Sake is the largest sake-tasting outside Japan, and has been held annually since 2001. It features premium sakes submitted as entries to the U.S. National Sake Appraisal, a rigorous blind tasting held every year with ten judges from Japan and the U.S.

This once-a-year event features the world’s finest sakes in peak condition and the best in traditional and contemporary Asian cuisine. Over 300 sakes will be available for tasting, along with appetizers presented by 12 of New York’s finest restaurants. BUY TIX

Event – Bubby’s Brooklyn Pie Social SEP25

Join the pie community! Pie bakers of all skill levels are invited to participate in the 8th Annual Brooklyn Pie Social hosted by Bubby’s, One Main St., DUMBO, the afternoon of Sunday, Sept. 25, as a benefit for New York City public schools.

Main Street in Brooklyn will overflow with a wonderful assortment of pies baked by local bakers. Bubby’s also invites you to bring a pie to share and promises not a crumb of pie will be left.

Last year 80 bakers showed up to present their pies, and more than 300 people showed up to eat them. Your $5 entry fee and at least one homemade pie entitle you to five free tasting tickets (you can share them, and there is plenty to share) and a big blue ribbon. This is a social, not a contest, and organizers encourage all kinds of baking styles and all kinds of bakers. The community is invited to celebrate pie in all its varied glory.

Bakers should report at 11:30 a.m. for check-in and free coffee. Volunteers (students from the High School of Food and Finance) will circulate to help bakers so that they can taste and roam the social.

Bring pies that don’t need refrigeration (cream, ice cream and custard pies are discouraged) because they can’t withstand four hours of sun and are likely to spoil outside on a warm day. The organizers encourage savory pies as well as dessert pies, and would also like young bakers to participate.

Sign up now and be a part of the pie. Contact Dani Finkel at dani@bubbys.com or call (646) 338-0422.

Event – A Taste of Fifth Avenue SEP15


As we all know, Park Slope’s Fifth Avenue is home to numerous great restaurants and bars. With such a rich and varied selection, it can be tough to choose just one. Google Places wants to celebrate some of these local spots. Join us on September 15th, 6-8pm, for a Taste of Fifth Ave. Stop by the Google Places table at 269 Fifth Avenue (corner of 1st St. at TD Bank) where they’ll offer free tickets redeemable for a food or drink special at a participating business and hand out some Google swag. The first 150 customers will be eligible. Continue reading

Event – 6th Annual Charity: Ball DEC12

save the date for charity: ball 2011. Details to follow…

Dear friends,

It’s coming. Our biggest, brightest, most exciting night of the year — the sixth annual charity: ball. Please save Monday, Dec. 12, for an unforgettable evening at the
69th Regiment Armory in New York City.

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Event – City Harvest Bid Against Hunger @ MetPav OCT18


On Tuesday, October 18th, City Harvest will hold its annual Bid Against Hunger at Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th Street). This walk-around restaurant tasting and auction provides guests with the opportunity to see some of the city’s top chefs in action. In 2010, the event hosted over 900 guests, over 70 of New York City’s top restaurants and raised over $1 million.

This year’s restaurants include Blue Hill, Craft, landmarc, Le Bernardin and Tribeca Grill. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on fabulous prizes in both the live and silent auctions, which in the past have included exclusive dinners with top chefs, vacation packages, sports memorabilia and concert tickets. VIP Room guests will enjoy a more intimate tasting of regional purveyors’ foods, passed hors d’oeuvres and high-end wines. BUY TIX

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
Metropolitan Pavilion
7:30-10:00 p.m. (VIP Admission at 6:00 p.m.)

Event – Serious Eats All-Star Sandwich Festival JUL23 (updated)

L: Torrisi Bakery, R: Grilled Pork Belly from ‘wichCraft

RECAP: Ever eat on a frisbee before? Governor’s Island was full of tents chock full o’ food on Saturday. Our favorites? Definitely the Chocolate Bouchons from Bouchon Bakery, The Blackberry Rose Pops from People’s Pops, and the Ham and Cheese sammich from Gramercy Tavern. We loved how Eco-Friendly the waste was. Enough of what we think, onto the mouth-watering pictures… PICS HERE

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Event – Txikito Tasting Dinner JUL25

Wine dinners are a rare opportunity for Alex and Eder to freestyle outside the Basque region and show why a good marriage (maridaje), makes all the difference when it comes to food and wine…..

In this spirit we announce the first of a three part dining series: “La Ruta del Aceite” on Monday, July 25th at 7:30 pm.  Join us for an olive oil and tomato dinner to showcase regional and varietal differences of Spain’s spectacular oils.  Also on hand, an olive oil expert to help describe the qualities of each oil.

The cost for this 6 course tasting is $78 per person and includes wine pairings.  Service and tax is not included.

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