Hello all! Sorry I’ve been MIA for a couple days…I was trying to get a nice tan in Florida before the cold weather settles in up here. But I’m back now, and hopefully you didn’t miss out on any awesome events going on in NYC this week. I am totally stoked for the Food & Wine Festival this weekend! I have tickets to the grand tasting on Saturday, always an amazing time with out of this world eats & delicious wine and other various alcoholic beverages. And as you could probably guess Saturday is JAM PACKED with Oktoberfest events! So slip on your lederhosen or dirndl…there’s some other amazing foodie events for everyone to attend so let me indulge you…
Sept 29 – Rosh Hashana at The Russian Tea Room located at 150 West 57th Street (b/w 6th & 7th Ave). L’Shana Tova! That’s Hebrew for “a good year” and what better way to start a good Jewish New Year than celebrating Rosh Hashanah at the fancy Russian Tea Room? The high class restaurant has created a special menu to celebrate the holiday, including classics like Matza Ball Soup for $18 and a delicious Pan Fried Trout for $39. Plus, New Years wouldn’t be the same without dessert! With choices like Apple Strudel, Sweet Kugel, and Bread Pudding, how will we ever be able to choose?! Make your reservation here!
La Maison du Chocolat Tasting at La Maison du Chocolat, 30 Rockefeller Plaza (b/w 5th & 6th Ave) from 2-6pm. Is there anything better in this world than chocolate? Well, according to us and the fine folks over at La Maison du Chocolat, the answer is a big fat “no.” But now La Maison du Chocolat is making our favorite guilty pleasure even yummier by making it free! Rush over to 30 Rock for a complimentary chocolate tasting and ganache making demo to celebrate the launch of La Maison du Chocolat’s limited edition Duo de Ganache. Free chocolate ganache? Run, don’t walk, to this delicious event!
Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival Presented by FOOD & WINE in the Meatpacking District at 7pm! If your foodie friends go missing around September 29th until October 2nd, they’re not ditching you—they’ve just been absorbed by the New York City Wine & Food Festival! Disappear with them for a four-day extravaganza of food-lovin’ fun complete with culinary icons and celebrity chef fan-favorites, from Bobby Flay to Martha Stewart! Festivities (primarily in the fashionable Meatpacking District) include dinners, wine tastings and kid-friendly fêtes so you’re sure to fill up your itinerary fast. See all the events and purchase your tickets here.
Sept 30 – Second Annual Pumpkin Picking Party at Idle Hands, 25 Avenue B, Downstairs (b/w 2nd & 3rd St) from 5pm-4am. Step aside, pumpkin patches ‘cause Idle Hands will be having their Second Annual Pumpkin Picking Party starting at 5pm! They’ve spiced up this holiday tradish by offering 15 different pumpkin beers to get you in the Hallows’ Eve Spirit all night long. Pick up a Pumpkin Passport to pre-buy all of the bevies for $55 here and get ready for one premium pumpkin pickin’ party you won’t soon forget (if you can remember it)!
Southampton Publick House Celebrates Oktoberfest at the Southampton Publick House, 40 Bowden Square (b/w Windmill Ln & N. Main St) from 5-10pm. It’s the Southampton Publick House’s first Oktoberfest celebration so head over and help them do it up big! The fun festivities will include traditional German cuisine, happy hour prices all night long, and live polka music. Your first pint of beer is on the house, and if you break out your Oktoberfest best, you get a second free pint. Win prizes at the raffle (proceeds will go to the Southampton Historical Museum to help them recover losses from Irene). Tickets can be purchased at the Publick House or the Historical Museum for only $15.
PigFest at the Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club, 89 South Street (@ Fulton St) from 6-9pm. Willkommen one and all to Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club’s Festive Fridays. They’ll be ringing in Oktoberfest every Friday through the month of October the only way the Germans would have it—with a whole lotta beer and good eats! Tonight is the festive meal of the German ritual PigFest. What should you expect? Heapin’ helpin’s of soup, sausage, dumplings, braised pork and sauerkraut. The taps will be a-flowin’ with Ommegang beer and ale so come early and you’ll be sure to leave happy. Buy your advanced tickets here!
Oct 1 – Seven Deadly Sins Tasting Menu @ Matsuri located at 369 West 16th St. (b/w 8th & 9th Ave). Get a little sinful with this Seven Deadly Sins Tasting Menu at Matsuri, located beneath the Maritime Hotel. Throughout all of October, you can enjoy a scrumptious seven course menu for $77.77, each course inspired by one of the seven deadly sins. From pride’s fresh sashimi selection to greed’s rich hot chocolate cake, this dinner is bound to be sinfully delicious!
Oktoberfest @ Andaz Wall St. located at 75 Wall St. (@ Water St) from 12-8pm. The Financial District’s getting a dose of the Deutsche spirit with the Oktoberfest celebration at Andaz Wall St. The hotel will be serving up a special Oktoberfest menu at three locations, Bar Se7en 5ive, the Bar Se7en 5ive Outdoor Terrace, and the Andaz Biergarten. Kick back with cold Oktoberfest brews like Spaten and Franziskaner, and nosh German-influenced food all day from noon to 8 pm.
Oktoberfest @ The Garden in Studio Square at Studio Square, 35-33 36th St. (@ 35th St) from 12-6pm. Get your tummy ready for an Oktober-feast! Studio Square is grilling up heapin’ helpings of wursts and kielbasa, and serving unlimited schnitzel, meats, cheeses, breads, and desserts. Wash it down with all-day tastings of six speciality Oktoberfest beers, like Sam Adams and Spaten. Pick up tickets here for $65. Your taste buds will be happy you did!
Oktoberfest at Fatty Crew’s Pullcart located at the Bethesda Terrace in Central Park, (@ 72nd St) from 1-6pm. Enjoy the tastes of Germany in the middle of Central Park at Fatty Crew’s Oktoberfest celebration. To celebrate, Fatty Crew’s Pullcart will be stocked with German-inspired goodies, such as yummy pretzel bread bratwurst and special Oktoberfest beers. It’s all you can eat and drink for only $29, so have an endlessly delicious Oktoberfest at Fatty Crew’s Pullcart! Buy your $29 ticket here.
The Cheese Class: Oktoberfest Celebration of Autumn Beers at The Artisanal Premium Cheese Center, 483 Tenth Ave. (b/w W 37th & W 38th St) from 3-5pm. You’re in for a beery cheesy education at The Cheese Class: Oktoberfest Celebration of Autumn Beers. Candela M. Prol, Certified Beer Educator, will take you through a variety of seasonal German and Austrian brews, expertly pairing them with a selection of the Artisanal Premium Cheese Center’s own cheeses. There will also be bratwurst, weisswurst, toasted pretzels, and pumpernickel bread from Schaller & Weber. Buy tickets for $75 here,and join in on this authentic Oktoberfest celebration!
Cocktails & Caviar @ the Dream Downtown located at 355 W. 16th St. (b/w 8th & 9th Ave) from 6-8pm. Celebrate the NYC Wine and Food Festival at this sleek and sophisticated soiree, hosted by Cooking Channel stars, actress Debi Mazar and her Italian hubby Gabrielle Corcos. Mingle on the rooftop of the decadent Dream Downtown, sip vodka cocktails and indulge in caviar and canapés. Finish the night off with delicious desserts courtesy of Godiva Chocolate. Get your $125 ticket here and prepare for a yummy night!
Oct 2 – Oktoberfest @ Bohemian Hall located at 29-19 24th Ave. (@ 30th St) in Astoria, starting at 12pm. What better place to celebrate Oktoberfest than at a beer garden? Head down to Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden to join in their Oktoberfest celebrations. The event will include free beer tastings, $13 pitchers, a promotion from Bernard Beers, and the musical stylings of the Feverschlucker brass band. So head down to Bohemian Hall and give a big guten tag to Oktoberfest!
Sunday Football at Chelsea Manor located at 138 W 25th St (b/w 6th and 7th Ave) starting at 12pm. Whether you’re into sports or not, one thing is for sure–most girls lose their guy to football during the weekend. So why not have a Sunday-funday for ladies and gents at a cool place like the Chelsea Manor, where girls can enjoy wings and beer specials while the boys are “in the zone”? Grab a comfy seat at the bar or at a table and catch all the action on their 12 plasma TV’s and large projection screen. The $3 Bud Light Drafts and $12 Bud Light pitchers might turn even the girliest girls into football fanatics!
The Sunburnt Cow 8th Anniversary Spit Roast located at 137 Ave C (Bt. 8th & 9th St) starting at 5pm. The Sunburnt Cow is turning eight, so head down to the Moo Life Group’s flagship restaurant to help them celebrate! They’re doing it up right with a free lamb roast and $3 drink specials. The party will also mark the end of the Moo Life Group’s $20 all-you-can-drink for two hours happy hour special (sad!), so take advantage of it while you still can at the Sunburnt Cow’s 8th Anniversary party!