Upcoming Food Events on September 2011

August seems like the relative down-time for partying on a large scale but for sure, September is one heck of a busy month eating (and blowing out) your stomachs. Want to check out some food-filled fun events for the month of September? See below (listed in chronological order)…
Pig Island
Website: http://www.pigisland.com
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2011, rain or shine
Location: Governor’s Island
Pig Island II is an all-local event, featuring farmers, chefs, brewers and vintners, bringing the best of New York State to New York City. The event will source 80 hogs from NY farmers, prepared by 20 top NYC chefs including Heather Carlucci-Rodrigues (Print), Mary Cleaver (Cleaver & Co.), Jacques Gautier (Palo Santo) and King Phojankong (Kuma Inn and Umi Nom). This farm/food collaboration will be complemented by specialty craft beer and NY wine, cooking demonstrations, and opportunities to see the best of New York in action.
Tickets: For the select vegetarian tickets $40, Early Bird price $60 (sales end on 8/27 at 11 PM), after 8/27 the price will be $70. To purchase, head over to Eventbrite CLICK HERE.

The Brooklyn Local
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2011
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Rain or Shine
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park’s The Tobacco Warehouse
The Brooklyn Local, a brand-new fundraising event featuring artisanal food and fun activities for the whole family. On Saturday, September 17th, over 75 artisanal vendors will converge at Brooklyn Bridge Park to showcase the best of Brooklyn food and to help City Harvest feed more hungry New Yorkers. Held in the landmarked Tobacco Warehouse between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., The Brooklyn Local is a not-to-be-missed shopping experience for true urban food lovers.
Ticket prices start at $5 (to access to the market only) to $60* for an All-Access ticket. Children under 5 are free admission. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.
*The price will increase to $75 after Labor Day.

TASTE Wiliamsburg Greenpoint
Website: http://tastewg.wordpress.com/
Date: Sunday, September 18, 2011, rain or shine from 1– 5pm, with a “happy hour” from 5 – 6pm.
Location: Waterfront property of Citi-Storage, 5 N 11th St (at Kent Ave), Brooklyn NY 11211 (Map)
The 2nd annual TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint culinary benefit will showcase some of the burgeoning North Brooklyn neighborhoodsʼ food, drink, and music scenes to patrons from the five boroughs and beyond. A culinary benefit in support of the Northside Town Hall Community and Cultural Center – TASTE will unite Brooklyn residents and Manhattan neighbors over delicious eats from the area’s most talked about restaurants.
Tickets start at $35 for six tasting tickets, and go up to $95 for unlimited “tastes”. VIP tickets are $150, including exclusive access to the waterfront boardwalk and a private bar. To purchase tickets, click over here.


Le Fooding 2011: The Exquisite Corpse
Website: http://www.legrandfooding.com/
Dates: Friday, September 23 to Sunday, September 25, 2011
Location: Honey Space (website), West Side Highway between 21st & 22nd Streets
The Exquisite Corpse, running September 23-25, is a 52-hour pop-up restaurant at the Honey Space in Chelsea run by a different chef every four hours around the clock for seatings of 40 guests at a time, starting with Andrew Carmellini & Hugue Dufour on the 23rd at 9 PM to 12 AM, then Chef Kobe Desramaults of Wulf, Dranouter, Belgium take over at 1 AM on the 24th, and so on. What happens is, you purchase tickets for the chef/time in mind and you’ll be seated for that time slot. If you want eat on with other chef(s), you buy the other ticket.
It’s a very different set up than it used to be for the past two years at MoMA PS 1 (you may read/flip through for 2009 and 2010).
Tickets are $100 each and $15 of each ticket sold goes to ACTION AGAINST HUNGER /ACF-INTERNATIONAL. It includes a glass of Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label Champagne and bottled waters, S. Pellegrino and Acqua Panna.



Hammer & Claws Blue Crab Feast
Website: http://www.hammerandclaws.com/
Dates: Saturday, September 24th & Sunday, September 25, 2011 (Map)
Location: The Tunnel, The Terminal Stores at 269 11th Avenue (between W 27th & 28th St)
All you can eat Blue Crabs, beer and cocktails, and much more food, supporting the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s (CBF) mission is to Save the Bay and its tributary rivers, broadly recognized as a national treasure and water quality standards. Hammer & Claws Blue Crab Feast will introduce New Yorkers to a truly authentic Maryland crab feast featuring the best blue crabs straight from the Chesapeake Bay. Live crabs will be steamed on site by Shoreline Seafood of Crofton, MD. You would be going through the fun process of hammering, cracking, and picking hot crabs, complimented by traditional side items. For further information, go to their website above.
Tickets/seating prices: $98 per person until August 31st; $118 per person after August 31st; Kids Under 6 FREE; Children 6 – 12, $45.

2011 NYC Vendy Awards
Website: http://streetvendor.org/vendys/
Date: Saturday, September 24, 2011 from 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Governor’s Island
This is their 7th annual street food cookoff. The food served here aren’t your standard dirty water dog. This is really good street food (if you read Midtown Lunch, you know which vendors I’m talking about). This event is a fundraiser to Street Vendor Project, a membership-based non-profit organization that stands up for vendors’ rights.
To purchase tickets: link to Eventbrite

Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival
Dates: Thursday, September 29 to Sunday, October 2, 2011
Tickets on sale June 20, 2011. American Express presale June 6 – June 19, 2011.
The 4th annual Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival is hosted by and benefits the Food Bank For New York City and Share Our Strength; presented by Food & Wine and Travel + Leisure. Lots of food, mingle with celebrity chefs and food personalities set mainly in the trendy Meatpacking District.


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