Fall is in full swing, and there are dozens of parties happening here each weekend. Here are the five best food events this weekend.
Fall Burger Crawl Hosted by Chef Russell Jackson, multiple locations, Saturday, noon
Spend Saturday enjoying off-the-menu burgers at up to four locations followed by an after-party celebrating your ridiculous appetite. Chef Russell Jackson will lead the midtown crawl, which includes stops at Point Break and Tri Tip Grill. Each location will serve half of a special burger paired with a Sixpoint brew, and participants will meet up at Hudson Common when it’s all over. Tickets start at $45.
The Feast Fest, Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn, Saturday, 8 p.m.
Head to the seaside community of Red Hook this weekend for this donation-based party, where you’ll find a bar, dance party, and food from local vendors available for purchase. Neighborhood residents get in for free, though you’ll have to showing proof of address at the door. Look for samples from Brooklyn Brew Shop, Chipotle, and One Hope wine. Tickets are $50.
Indonesian Food Bazaar, Masjid al-Hikmah, 48-01 31st Avenue, Queens, Sunday, 9:30 a.m.
If you’ve got $5 to spare, head to this unique market, which sets up sporadically and features dishes from home cooks who don’t otherwise make their food available to the public. Sample a variety of Indonesian specialties like beef rendang and sticky rice, iced coconut milk, and combro, a deep-fried, chili-spiked croquette of grated cassava. You can feast until 6 p.m.
Brooklyn Wort, Threes Brewing, 333 Douglass Street Sunday, 1 p.m.
Thirty of the best homebrews in the city will be poured this weekend, all part of a competition to name the best homemade beer in NYC. After sampling the contenders, guests can decide a People’s Choice winner; judges will also hand out prizes for top brew. Food truck favorite Solber Pupusas will provide a plate of food to all attendees. Tickets are $45 .
Mario Batali and Mark Bittman with Sam Sifton: Cooking Fast and Slow, 92 Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, Sunday, 7 p.m.
A panel of the food industry’s finest will meet to talk about the benefits of slow food, with a few recipes shared along the way. The New York Times writer Mark Bittman and chef Mario Batali will chat with former food critic Sam Sifton, and Sifton and Bittman will sign copies of their latest books. Secure your seat for $45 through the Y’s website.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 10, 2014