Best Weekend Food Events: Oiji's Honey Butter Chips, Big Apple Barbecue, La Nuit en Rosé
Craving honey butter chips?
The Nugget Spot (230 East 14th Street)
Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.
What's better than cheap, delicious finger food on a summer Friday? This afternoon, the Nugget Spot will offer 25-cent nuggets until close. All seven different styles of chicken nuggets on the menu will be available — including Southern Belle, Cap'n Crunk, Cheese n' Chong, Sriracha Nugs, Tso Tswag, Buffalo, and Skinny Nuggs.
Free Falafel Bar
Nanoosh (111 University Place, and other locations)
Friday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
All five Manhattan locations of Nanoosh are celebrating International Falafel Day with a free falafel tasting bar. Guests can choose from a selection of toppings like hummus, tahini, and habañero sauce to kick things up a notch.
Big Apple Barbecue
Madison Square Park (Fifth Avenue at 23rd Street)
Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The country's top pit masters will meet up in Madison Square Park this weekend for the annual Big Apple Barbecue party. This year's lineup includes a new entrant (Dallas's Hutchins BBQ) along with returning favorites like Sam Jones of North Carolina's Skylight Inn and Billy Durney of Red Hook's Hometown Bar-B-Que. VIP ticket packages start at $275 and allow guests to skip the line at all barbecue stands. Get your tickets here.
Honey Butter Chip Pop-Up
Oiji (119 First Avenue)
Saturday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Craving some sweetness on the go? Oiji is offering honey butter chips with ice cream from their take-out window. Get this sweet, salty, crunchy treat for just $10.
La Nuit en Rosé
Hornblower Infinity Cruise Ship (Pier 40 at 343 West Street)
Saturday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Sample over 150 different rosés from France, Italy, and California at this walk-around tasting. The event includes a brief cruise along the Hudson River, as well as food and entertainment. Reserve a ticket, starting at $95, here.
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