These Are the Four Best Food Events in NYC This Week


Now that the sun’s out, it’s time to break out the bike and start exploring. Here are a few destinations you might want to wind up at after a long ride.

Taste of Bayside, Castle Fort Totten Park, 208 Totten Avenue, Queens, Tuesday, 6 p.m.

This fest brings together the best of the Bayside food scene, and the line-up includes burger specialist Donovan’s, Tequila Sunrise, and Cajun dishes from Bourbon Street. The event will also feature cigars, wine, and spirits. Tickets are $35 in advance.

BBQ Blow Out with Ignacio Mattos & Turing Machine, Good Co., 10 Hope Street, Brooklyn, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.

Estela’s Ignacio Mattos will be behind the grill as the BBQ Blowout celebrates it’s seventh year of good tunes and sticky fingers. $10 gets you a plate of BBQ and a beer from Brooklyn Brewery, plus all the music you can handle courtesy of Turing Machine; be sure to reserve your spot.

Surf City, 1 Marin Boulevard, Jersey City, Thursday, 4 p.m.

The return of Surf City this week is worth the trip across the Hudson — even if you just want a reason to take a selfie in front of the Manhattan skyline. The seasonal super bar and restaurant offers 25 beers on tap, seafood, and frozen drinks. Enjoy all of that around a makeshift beach and fire pit.

Two Roads Beer Dinner, Whole Foods, 214 Third Street, Brooklyn, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Brooklyn’s first Whole Foods has a rooftop bar that’s a good escape for a cold brew. This Thursday, Connecticut’s Two Roads Brewery will feature a few of its artfully named favorites like Worker’s Comp Saison, which will be paired with a Thai curry crab spring roll. Additional menu items include bourbon-cured sea bass, blue cheese-stuffed pork, and a chocolate croissant bread pudding. Tickets are $50 and include five courses with beer pairings.