This Weekend’s Five Best Food Events – 9/5/2014


You may have been forced to put away those white shoes, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still get wild on the weekends. Here are the five best food events this weekend.

Pig Island, Waterfront at Erie Basin Park, 50-94 Beard Street, Brooklyn, Saturday, 11:30 a.m.

An assortment of chefs from restaurants like Tavern on the Green and Blue Ribbon Bakery are planning to dish out a ton of pork this weekend. Guests can enjoy beers courtesy of nearby Sixpoint Brewery along with New York wine and cider, which may help ease the pain of the carving demonstrations that are taking place. Tickets are $75 and include access to unlimited and food beverages; BYO blanket.

PourMania 2914, 120 Bay Café, 120 Bay Street, Staten Island, Saturday, 1 p.m.

If you’re a fan of adventurous drinking, head to this casual home brew tasting and sample London porters, meads, and even a peanut butter-and-jelly ale. Your $25 ticket gets you access to the lot; a full menu will be available for snacking.

Governors Island Seafood and Music Beach Party, Governors Island, Saturday, 1 p.m.

Get to this must-visit NYC locale while the weather’s still nice: Governors Island is hosting a beach party with Bob Marley and Sublime tribute bands, lobster rolls and oysters, and a VIP top-shelf open bar. Tickets start at $39.50.

TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint, East River State Park, 110 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, Sunday, 1 p.m.

A selection of over 40 north Brooklyn restaurants will gather on the Williamsburg waterfront for an afternoon of food, drink, and live music. You’ll find, for example, cocktails from Hotel Delmano, brats from Rosamunde Sausage Grill, and dessert from Brooklyn Cupcake. Live musical performances by Ben Fields and Jack + Eliza are also scheduled to take place rain or shine. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased through the event’s website.

Humboldt and Jackson presents: Sunday Gravy with Cozy Royale, Humboldt and Jackson, 434 Humboldt Street, Sunday, 6 p.m.

Chef Joanne Mercker is kicking off this restaurant’s new guest chef upscale buffet dinner series with an ode to Italian fare and Sunday night tradition. For $25, guests can fill up on pasta and “gravy” while watching Nicolas Cage and Cher banter in Moonstruck. You’ll need a reservation.