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NYC Wine & Food Festival 2014: Thrillist BBQ & The Blues & Saturday Grand Tasting

Sweet Chick’s ribs at Thrillist BBQ & Exterior of the Grand Tasting This past weekend was the packed, food-packed weekend of the NYC Wine & Food Festival (NYCWFF). This annual event hosted by The Food Network and Food & Wine magazine pull in the extended family for this blowout series of dinners, seminars, tastings, talks, demos, classes, and parties held all over the city. Along with small-screen celebrity chefs, the list of participants includes heavy-hitters from the New York restaurant scene such as Pastry Chef Dominique Ansel (the man behind the Cronut). The massive volume of events means there’s something..

Grand Tasting at NYC Food Network’s Wine & Food Festival

The location of the Grand Tasting This late morning/early afternoon I attended Food Network’s New York City Wine & Food Festival: Grand Tasting taken place at Pier 57. This huge, historical warehouse has views of the Hudson River. Knowing that you’d care mostly about the food, there’s plenty of New York City-based restaurants (total of 34) handing out samples of their food, ranging from the casual Italian restaurant, Accademia di Vino to the highbrow, haute cuisine of Gilt. There are a plethora of wines, Champagnes, and spirits (vodka and whiskey are very well represented here), and several corporate food companies..

Grand Tasting at NYC Food Network's Wine & Food Festival

The location of the Grand Tasting This late morning/early afternoon I attended Food Network’s New York City Wine & Food Festival: Grand Tasting taken place at Pier 57. This huge, historical warehouse has views of the Hudson River. Knowing that you’d care mostly about the food, there’s plenty of New York City-based restaurants (total of 34) handing out samples of their food, ranging from the casual Italian restaurant, Accademia di Vino to the highbrow, haute cuisine of Gilt. There are a plethora of wines, Champagnes, and spirits (vodka and whiskey are very well represented here), and several corporate food companies..