This Weekend’s Five Best Food and Drink Events in NYC – 3/13/2015


Spring is on the horizon. Make the most of your last winter weekend, and get out for one of these food and drink events.

Guest Chef Bagels, Black Seed, 170 Elizabeth Street, Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m.

Sunday marks the final day to enjoy Ivan Orkin’s guest-chef bagel at Black Seed. The ramen guru’s offering — a Japanese spiced everything bagel with aonori cream cheese and ikura egg salad — is also available for delivery. The shop will debut a new guest bagel every Monday through April 6, with Danny Bowien, Missy Robbins, and Alex Guarnischelli each putting their own spin on the Montreal-style baked treat.

NYC Vegetarian Food Festival, Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.

Stock up on greens and learn what innovative techniques chefs are using on veggies at New York’s annual Vegetarian Food Festival. Guest speakers include a variety of health experts and nutritional gurus like Steve “The Sproutman” Meyerwitz, and you’ll be able to sample plenty of veggie treats from businesses like Bunna Cafe. Tickets will be available at the door for $40; check out the festival website for additional information.

Broth Fest, Sugarcube at South Street Seaport, 17 Fulton Street, Saturday, noon

Broth has been around for centuries, but it’s having a moment right now. This weekend, the first-ever Broth Fest will celebrate the trend, and guests can sample a variety of very modern recipes. Participants include chef Paul Gerard (of newly opened Belle Reve) and Katz’s Deli; there will be a total of six different broths to enjoy. The event will also include beers from Brooklyn Brewery and live music; tickets are $33 and include two drink tickets.

Around the World from Home: Sweet & Savory Ireland, Bowery Culinary Center, Whole Foods, 95 East Houston Street, Saturday, 2 p.m.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and Ireland with something more than green beer. This hands-on class covers Irish delicacies like cheese tartlets, beef pies, and Irish soda bread. Reservations are $30.

The James Beard House Annual Cookbook Sale, James Beard House, 167 West 12th Street, Sunday, 10 a.m.

Want to pad your recipe expertise? Or put away a few gifts? Whatever your reasoning, this sale promises plenty of reading material at a discount price. Stock up on old and new volumes, and get cooking.