Local Events for the Foodie in You: Week of Oct 22nd!

I’m getting this out there a little late, but better late than never right?? There is so much going on this week, and especially this weekend. I normally don’t list all of the parties going on over the weekend but it’s Halloween so I figure what-the-hay ;). I know how amazing these parties can be not to mention the many, many, many bar crawls going on as well! I hope you have your eating & drinking cape ready because this week is sure to give you your fill!!

Upcoming Events

2nd Annual Chefs for Impact on Sunday November 4th at 5pm at the Dream Downtown hotel, 355 W 16th Street (bt. 8th and 9th Avenues) Impact Network will host their 2nd Annual Chefs for Impact Fundraiser. Participating chefs from Anfora, L’Artusi, Dell’ Anima, L’Apicio, Colonie, Edi & The Wolf, Todd’s Mill (scheduled to open in late October), as well as Chef Pierre Thiam who is a leader in African-influenced catering and the author of Yolele! Cookbook, will serve a 5-course meal in the hotel’s Gallery space accompanied by live music from Spirit Ensemble. All proceeds benefit Impact Network, an organization piloting 10 eSchools in rural Zambia.

Oct 23 – Taste of Red Hook at The Intercourse, 159 Pioneer St (bt. Conover & Van Brunt St) from 6-9pm. Get out and get tasting at A Taste of Red Hook! Enjoy a fabulous dinner full of the best foods from well-known Brooklyn restos like Buttermilk ChannelPok Pok Ny and Fort Defiance, and sips from Red Hook Winery and NY Distilling Co., all while raising money for the Red Hook Initiative. The silent auction will be a hotbed of gift certificates, spa treatments, theater tickets and more! Get your tickets and more info here!

Pink Power Hour at Brasserie Beaumarchais, 409 W 13th St (9th Ave & Washington St) at 6:30pm. Ladies and gents, get your pink clothes on for the Pink Power Hour! Help support breast cancer awareness by sipping pink cocktails and hanging with friends at this fun and spirited happy hour. There will be awesome raffle prizes (ahem… a date with New York’s sexiest milk men from Manhattan Milk) and great music, so swing by Manhattan Milk’s event to raise money for breast cancer research!

A Night With NYC’s Top Chefs at Parlor, 286 Spring St (bt. Hudson & Varick St) from 7-10pm. Eating good food turns into eating good food for a good cause at A Night With NYC’s Top Chefs. International celebrities and NYC’s food and wine connoisseurs are joining together to raise money for Italy’s Emilia Romagna region since it was damaged by the earthquake in May. Help support the homeland of delicious Italian food by attending this dinner! Tickets are $150–get yours here!

Oct 24 – All About Fondue at Artisanal Cheese, 483 10th Ave (bt. W 36th & 37th St) from 6:30-8:30pm. Sometimes we wish we could just eat cheese for dinner, which is why we’re obsessed with cheese fondue. Attend this class to learn the ins and outs of four cheese fondues recipes and how to make them. Enjoy a glass of wine while you’re cookin’ and don’t worry, there will be chocolate fondue for dessert. Our three favorite food groups, all in one night.

Fall Harvest Dinner at Rosa Mexicano, 9 E 18th St (bt. Broadway & 5th Ave) at 6:30pm. Experience the best in Mexican food at Rosa Mexicano’s Fall Harvest Dinner! Top chef Jonathan Waxman will be featuring delicious meals with fresh, local and organic ingredients from Blooming Hill Farm. For $55, enjoy a mexi-amazing dinner with all your favorite dishes! Get your tickets here.

Asellina & Argiolas Wines at Ristorante Asellina, 420 Park Ave South (bt. E 28th & 29th St) at 7:30pm. Argiolas and Ristorante Asellina have some of the best wines in the business, so why not stop by the restaurant to share with others in your love for wine and great food? A four-course dinner will be whipped up by chef Marco Porceddu and awesome wine pairings will be featured throughout the night. Tickets are $95.

Oct 25 – Wine Release Party at Brooklyn Winery, 213 N 8th St (bt. Driggs and Roebling St) from 5-11:30pm. Your favorite winery is releasing several new red wines, so don’t miss the opening night! To celebrate its two year anniversary, Brooklyn Winery will be hosting a wine release party. Drink specials will be going on all night long, and don’t forget to vote for your new favorite. Music, wine and prizes: what’s not to love?

2nd Annual Brooklyn Food Awards at Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N 11th St (bt. Berry St & Wythe Ave) from 7-9:30pm. The Brooklyn Food Awards are back at it again! Swing by Brooklyn Brewery to celebrate one of the best things in the world: food. If you still need more incentive, there will be gourmet chef tastings, live auctions, music, cocktails and more. Tickets are $150 and up, so get yours here!

Oct 26 – Cooking for Wine: Pinot Noir at Astor Center, 399 Lafayette St (@ E 4th St) from 6:30-8:30pm. If you love Pinot Noir, you must attend this cooking class to learn even more ways to incorporate the beloved wine into meals. With so many varieties to choose from, it’s important to make sure you know which styles go best with certain foods. There will also be tips on wine, cheese and charcuterie pairings! Buy your ticket here for a wonderful dinner and get ready to be stuffed to the brim with wine facts.

The Autumn Bowl at Fowler Arts Collective, 67 West St (bt. Noble & Milton St) at 8pm. Kick off a weekend of Halloween fun with Nuit Blanche New York’s The Autumn Bowl in Greepoint. Tonight, check out a back-to-back DJ set by Four Tet and Jamie xx presented by the Red Bull Music Academy, and mosie over again tomorrow night for the Storefront for Art and Architecture’s annual Critical Halloween benefit, then close out All Hallows eve with party monster Andrew W.K. at the Halloween Hellraiser. Get tickets and more info here!

Oct 27 – Night of the Living Barcrawlers starting at Smith’s Tavern, 440 5th Ave. (bt. 8th & 9th St) from 12-9pm. There are countless of bars throwing Halloween bashes this weekend, so why settle for just one? Gather your ghouls ‘n’ gals at Smith’s Tavern and get ready to vamp it up at Brooklyn’s Night of the Living Barcrawlers Bar Crawl, creeping through Park Slope’s best haunts and hide-outs from noon-9pm. Show off your PSY costume and much-perfected “Gangham Style” moves, and join fellow costumed creatures of the night for a crawl that milks a whole lot of fun out of a mere $10 ticket!

7th Annual Halloween Ball at Center548, 548 W 22nd St (bt. 10th & 11th Ave) from 9pm-2am. If you’re looking for an amazing Halloween party, look no further. Social Life Magazine’s 7th Annual Halloween Ball will be full of scarily fun times, a five-hour open bar and music by DJ Marvilous and Tyger Lilly. Madame Mayhem will also be giving a special performance, so don’t miss this chance to celebrate Halloween in style! Tickets are available here.

Fourth Annual Masquerade Macabre at Brooklyn Lyceum, 227 4th Ave. (Bt. Union & President St) from 9:30pm-5am. Still don’t know what you’re doing for the big Saturday night of Halloween weekend? How does burlesque, aerial trapeze performances, two floors of bumpin’ beats, a set from the Hungry March Band and macabre costumes sound? Head to Gemini & Scorpio’s all-night Fourth Annual Masquerade Macabre Halloween Party at Brooklyn Lyceum for all that and more with a $20 ticket, or go VIP for an extra $10 and get access to the lush absinthe den a few block’s walk from the Lyceum mayhem at G&S’s loft.

Oct 28 – DayLife Presents Lower East Side Pickle Day at Orchard St (bt. Delancey & E. Houston St) from 12-5pm. Pull a Snooki and get your fill of pickles (get your mind outta the gutter!) at DayLife’s Lower East Side Pickle Day. Head to the Old Pickle District for an Orchard St. foodie fest featuring brine-soaked delicacies both local (from nabe institutions like Guss’) and exotic, with sweet and sour samples from Haiti to Malaysia to India. In between all those dills, there are costume contests, DJ lessons, ping pong tourneys, kids’ face painting, belly dancing lessons, home pickling contests and more. See more of the free pickled fun!

“On Julia Child at 100” at 92Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (bt. E 91st & E. 92nd St) at 9pm. “Bon appétit!” The famously tall lady behind the catchphrase celebrates her centennial birthday this year, so honor the TV star and author of the classic kitchen tome Mastering the Art of French Cooking at 92Y’s “On Julia Child at 100” panel. Grab a $29 ticket and join fellow Julia fans, as well as five food-centric authors (including Child’s own grand-nephew Alex Prud’homme) as they come together to celebrate America’s first lady of French cooking.

Motown Halloween Special at Iguana Cafe, 240 W 54th St (bt. Broadway & 8th Ave) from 7-11:30pm. Come down for a night of classic Motown music and get the chance to let that dance monster out! Dressing up not necessary — but prizes will be awarded to the best costumes! Admission: $15, which includes coupon for $5 off free house liquor, wine, beer,  or 2 free sodas, or $5 off any food item.

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