Hi all! Sorry I’m a bit late today! I’m in training classes all week and unfortunately cannot update my blog during. So I’m trying to make up for the events tonight (should have done this yesterday!). Before I make anyone late to these awesome foodie events, let’s get started…
Oct 24 – 10th Annual Iron Skillet Cook-Off: All-Star Edition at Crimson, 915 Broadway (@ 21st St) from 6-9pm. Join Brooklyn Brewery to watch NYC’s top culinary talent sear and sauté for bragging rights and the title of Iron Skilly Champ at the Iron Skillet Cook Off: All-Star Edition, pitting local restaurant chefs against the FDNY’s top firehouse cooks. Mingle with elite NYC chefs, celebs like Susan Sarandon and Michael Imperioli, and hunky firemen (yes please!), as you enjoy gourmet food, live entertainment, Maker’s Mark specialty cocktails, and craft beers courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery. Bid in a live auction, with great prizes like exotic trips up for grabs. Proceeds will benefit World Care Center’s community initiatives and disaster relief. Buy tickets here—with yummy food and yummy firemen, you’re not going to want to miss this event!
Wine Regions of the World Tasting Series Cruise at the Classic Harbor Line, 62 Chelsea Piers (@ 23rd St) from 7-9pm. Perfect your Pinot Noir pairing skills at the Wine Regions of the World Tasting Series Cruise. Sail aboard a Classic Harbor Line cruise as you discover the different textures, tastes and aromas of Pinor Noir. Wine expert Wendy Crispell will guide the discussion and tasting, where you can sip and savor five different wines. There will also be artisan cheeses, jams, dried fruit, honey and breads available for noshing. Buy a ticket here for $85 and set sail on this wonderful wino cruise!
Oct 25 – Brittany Blue Lobster Dinner @ The Sea Grill, 19 W. 49th St. (b/w 5th & 6th Ave) starting at 5:30pm. Indulge in a rare ocean delicacy—the Brittany blue lobster—in a four-course feast at the Sea Grill. Executive chef Jawn Chasteen has crafted a menu to highlight the coveted blue crustacean, cooking up elegant dishes like stracci pasta with blue lobster knuckle and a black truffle-coral emulsion, and butter-poached blue lobster tails with sunchoke puree and wilted spinach in a balsamic-port reduction. The menu will be served as two seatings: 5:30 and 7:30 pm. Snag a $90 ticket ($125 if you opt for wine pairings) now—you don’t want to miss this mouthwatering meal!
Harlem Bar & Restaurant Crawl at various locations, from 6-10pm. Experience the great dining and dives of Harlem all in one night at the Harlem Bar & Restaurant Crawl. Some of the neighborhood’s most popular spots, including Nectar Wine Bar , Lido, Cedric, Harlem Tavern and more, will be offering exclusive food and drink discounts tonight from 6-10 pm. There’s no set schedule for the crawl, so you can enjoy special tastings, drinks and mingling at your leisure. Admission is $20, and a portion of proceeds will be donated to Food Bank NYC to benefit Harlem’s food kitchens. So grab some great grub for a great cause at the Harlem Bar & Restaurant Crawl!
Drinks & Ink by Tuaca at the Juliet Supper Club, 539 W. 21st St. (b/w 10th & 11th Ave) from 7-9pm. Join celeb tattoo artist and TV personality Corey Miller of LA Ink to celebrate the new tattoo-inspired bottle art he designed for Tuaca liquors. Burlesque beauty Calamity Chang will also be on hand for your visual pleasure, while DJ Kimiko will be spinning the soundtrack for your listening enjoyment. Fill up on catered bites from Juliet Supper Club, and wash it down with complimentary cocktails courtesy of Tuaca. The event’s free (woot!) so all you have to do is email your RSVP and you’re in for one tat-tastic evening!
Oct 26 – Inaugural Harlem Tasting of Bronx Pale Ale @ Bier International, 2099 Frederick Douglass Blvd. (@ W. 113th St) starting at 6pm. The Bronx will takes its place among famous beer regions like Germany, Belgium and Japan with the tapping of the Bronx Brewery’s Pale Ale at Bier International. The Harlem-based beer garden will celebrate Bronx Pale Ale by hosting a customized tasting session. Bier International chef Adriano Flor Santos will collaborate with the Bronx Brewery’s head brewer, Damian Brown, to present a menu crafted to pair with the unique flavors of the Bronx Pale Ale. So head down to Bier International and grab a big frothy pint of pale ale to toast the Bronx Brewery!
How to Milk It at the Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N. 11th St. (b/w Berry St. & Wythe Ave) from 7:30-10pm. Join Edible Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Bowery for the How to Milk It cheese event! Dairy experts will be leading discussions that tackle topics like the cheese aging process. There will also be a live butter churning demonstration from Organic Valley, as well as $4 beers courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery. And yes, they will be serving up samples of yummy cheese and dairy products, you know, for “research.” Call it want you want, we call it delicious! Snag a $5 ticket here for a night of fantastic fromage!
Oct 27 – d’Arenberg Winermakers Tasting at the Brooklyn Winery, 213 N. 8th St. (Bt. Driggs & Roebling St) form 7-9pm. Australian winemaker Alan Varney of d’Arenberg is coming to the states in time for the fall harvest, and he’s bringing his delicious wines with him! Varney is joining Chef Brian Pierce at Brooklyn Winery to host an exclusive d’Arenberg wine and food pairing for your tasting pleasure. Start off the evening with a glass of sparkling wine and some cheese and charcuterie to snack on, then five food and wine pairing featuring d’Arenberg wines and small bites designed especially for the event. Grab a $40 ticket here for a yummy night of wonderful wines!
Oct 28 – Happy Hour Pub Crawl at the Village Pourhouse Restaurant Row, 366 West 46th St. (b/w 8th & 9th Ave) from 5pm-12am. Do you like running all over NYC and making new friends? Do you also like discounted liquor? Then check out The Village Pourhouse Restaurant Row’s Happy Hour Pub Crawl! Stop by the Midtown location starting at 5pm to receive a map of participating venues, a cup and a wristband allowing you to make the rounds to over 70 of New York’s hotspots. Each watering hole will serve $2 draft beers and 2-for-1 drinks to keep you buzzin’ on the cheap all night long. So what are you waiting for—register here!
Bugs & Brews: Halloween Fun for Grown-Ups at The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd, from 7-9pm. Don’t only let the kids get in on the Halloween fun. The NY Botanical Garden is putting on a decidedly adult affair with their Bugs & Brews Halloween party. Hope you’ve got a strong stomach, because they’re cooking up one crazy meal! Dine on exotic eats like papaya salad and fried fritters with fondue, dishes that get a dash of—get ready!—real insects. That’s right—bugs, crickets, and worms, oh my! Wash the critters down with some seasonal craft beers and don’t bug out—more traditional fare will be available, too. Rounding out the All Hallows fun will be live music and a haunted pumpkin exhibit. Buy tickets here for $25 for this creepy-crawly celebration!
Oct 29 – Bar 13 Halloween Blowout at Bar 13, 35 E. 13th St. (@ University Pl) starting at 12pm. Bar 13 is throwing one hell of a Halloween blowout! Get the party started at the Halloween Pub Crawl at noon, where you can quaff $2 drafts and 2-for-1 drinks at Bar 13 and other venues throughout the city. Come costumed in your Halloween best and take part in the world’s largest costume contest. Keep the fun going at Bar 13’s Halloween dance party at 9 pm; it featurres 2 floors of music, open bar specials, roof deck access, and more. Buy pub crawl passes here and have a bar-hopping Halloween!
All Hallows Eve Bash at One Brooklyn Bridge Park, 360 Furman St. (@ Joralemon St) from 8pm-1am. It’s a two-for-one deal over at One Brooklyn Bridge Park’s All Hallows Eve Bash. While you get merry on complimentary cocktails, you’ll also be helping raise funds for free programming in Brooklyn Bridge Park. An awesome party and a great cause—win-win! They’ll be serving up specialty cocktails and Brooklyn Brewery beers at the open bar, yummy hors d’oeuvres and cotton candy, tunes by Soultastic, and a video and light installation by local artist Geoff Matters. This year’s theme is Heroes & Villains, so get that Wonder Woman costume ready & grab a $50 ticket for this awesome All Hallows Eve Bash!
Halloween Club Crawl at The Volstead, 125 E. 54th St. (Bt. Park & Lexington Ave) from 9pm-4am. Why stick to only one club this Halloween, when you can go to four?! Join the Halloween Club Crawl and hop around nightlife venues like The Volstead and The Chelsea Room all night long. With a $25 ticket, you can enjoy a one-hour complimentary sponsored Wodka bar from 9-10 pm, as well as complimentary admission to Monday’s Halloween Pub Crawl!. Have a crazy, club crawlin’ Halloween weekend with the Halloween Club Crawl!
Oct 30 – Burlesque Brunch at the Salon Millesime, 92 Madison Ave. (@ 29th St.) from 11am-3pm. Ah, brunch—the best time of the week. How could it possibly be better, you ask? What if we added lobster mac & cheese, artisan Bloody Marys, remixed phonograph beats and, oh yeah, pretty semi-naked ladies doing their semi-naked burlesque thing! You’ll get all this and more at Millesime’s high end burlesque brunch, taking place at the base of the Carlton Hotel, today and every Sunday. Once you’ve chosen your entree, there’s only one question left: the blonde or the brunette?
Make Your Own Take Out: Dim Sum & Beer at the Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center, 540 President St. Ste. 2E (b/w 3rd & 4th Ave) from 1-3:30pm. Drop that Asian takeout menu, because the Ger-Nis Center is going to show you how to make your own delectable dim sum! With Nissa Pierson as your guide, you’ll learn the ins and outs of dumpling-making, from wrappers to fillings, and how to pair dim sum dishes wsith local beer. By the end of this class, you’ll know how to whip up steamed pork and shrimp dumplings, BBQ pork buns with sesame and ginger, plum pot stickers with ginger butter, and more. Grab a ticket here for $65 and say goodbye to takeout!
The Master & Margarita: The Witch’s Ball at the Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main St. (@ Water St) starting at 6pm. Galapagos is bringing a little Russia to Brooklyn with the Master & Margarita: The Witch’s Ball tonight at their art space. Inspired by Mikhail Bulgakov’s masterpiece, Galapagos and RussianMix.com will take you back in time with this decadent and creepified nod to 1930’s pmRussia, where men have fangs, giant cats sport bow ties, and Satan himself walks among us. Dress up like your favorite character from the novel and enjoy an evening of live music, Tarot reading, body art, brass bands, magic and more! Tickets are available here for $15, or for $20 at the door.