Instead of hiding a bag of microwave popcorn in your tote bag when you go to the movies this weekend, take the high road and attend the New York Food Film Festival. This multi-sensory and gluttonous event offers four days of food-related documentaries and short films in which viewers will be served the same foods, drinks, and desserts they see on the screen. There's "A Cheers to Burgers and Beers," a night of documentary shorts about craft beers and burger-making with sliders, beer-flavored cupcakes from Ovenly, and dozens of craft brews for tasting. "Mistura + More" features a doc about a food festival in Peru and a sampling of South American foods and desserts. There's also, unsurprisingly, a Food Porn Party, which boasts a collection of visually arresting food shorts with names including "Amor Pulpo" combined with lobster, French pastries, and samples from Saxon + Parole, the new restaurant on the Bowery.
Oct. 13-16, 2011