There are all manner of fun, food events taking place in New York on a daily basis — from lavish, charity-driven galas to crowded, walk-around tastings and an endless array of pop-ups. But unless you have the time and money to party seven days a week, you’ll have to be somewhat discerning about what goes onto your calendar. So here are just a few worthy food celebrations we recommend getting tickets (or making reservations) for now!
Bronx Restaurant Week (11/2-13): Now that Queens is having its moment as New York’s hottest dining destination, the Bronx can’t be far behind. Check out what the borough has to offer during this two week-long restaurant promotion, showcasing local favorites like Tosca Café, Don Coqui, The Bronx Beer Hall, Bistro SK, and Santa Fe Grill and Bar.
Edible Escape (11/5): Take a trip around the world without leaving Brooklyn at this Edible magazine-sponsored feast, highlighting local, national and international travel destinations, and offering tastes from a culturally diverse selection of restaurants, including Bara, Mukti’s Kitchen, Palo Santo, Royce, Red Star Sandwich Shop and more.
Bloody Mary Festival (11/7): An entire festival focused on our favorite brunchtime cocktail? Yes, please. Tickets to this boozy, Queens-based event include unlimited tastes of five different, locally-made bloody marys, as well as 10 freshly shucked oysters, and access to a cheese and bagel bar.
New York Taste (11/10): Curated by New York magazine, the roster of participating chefs and restaurants is especially impressive at this highly anticipated annual tasting event — think Betony, Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Clocktower, Clover Club, Rebelle, Tuome, Upland, Perry St — and we could go on and on and on!
Brooklyn Crush (11/14): Sample up to 200 wines at this Brooklyn ode to vino, showcasing artisans like Brotherhood, Ashley Lynn, Standing Stone and Hector Wine Company, along with light bites from local food purveyors, such as Better Off Spread, Li-Lac Chocolates, Spanky’s Kitchen, and The Truffleist.
Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square (11/30): Get in the holiday spirit at this annual, Upper West Side festival, featuring a Christmas tree lighting, live jazz music, and eats from the area’s very best restaurants, including Bar Masa, A Voce, Bouchon Bakery, Boulud Sud, Lincoln Ristorante, Tavern on the Green and Telepan.