Best Weekend Food Events: Mad. Sq. Eats, Taste Talks, Pig Island


Taste Talks Brooklyn
Friday through Sunday
Multiple locations

The fourth annual Taste Talks conference returns this weekend with an all-star line up of chefs participating in panel discussions and unique dinners. Events include Sean Brock and Danny Bowien’s Low Country boil on Friday at Esh and a Sunday afternoon barbecue featuring Emily and Hometown BBQ in East River State Park. Tickets start at $49. Reserve yours here.

Mad. Sq. Eats
Worth Square at Madison Square Park
Saturday through October 7th, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Mad. Sq. Eats makes its return with familiar bites from Ice & Vice and Roberta’s. New spots this year include gyro makers Amali Mou and Beijing-inspired street crepe slingers Mr. Bing.

Pig Island
Erie Basin Park (1 Beard Street, Brooklyn)
Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Over twenty chefs from restaurants — including Fletchers Brooklyn Barbecue and Cookshop — will serve a variety of nose-to-tail-inspired dishes with craft beer, cider, and mezcal at this outdoor tasting. Tickets are $85 and include all food and drink. Reserve your spot here.

2nd Annual Freak Week Launch Party

Coney Island Brewery (1904 Surf Ave, Brooklyn)
Sunday, 12 p.m to 10 p.m

Coney Island Brewery’s Freak Week — which gives folks the chance to sample the brewery’s limited-release beers — is kicking things off with an all-day Sunday bash. Guests can enjoy the likes of kettle corn cream ale, blood red berliner weisse, and a pumpkin spice-flavored brew.