This Weekend’s Five Best Food Events – 8/1/2014


Need a reprieve from sand and sun? Here are a few food events for those seeking something to do — and for those interested in eating free crepes.

Free Crepes, Eight Turn Crepe, 55 Spring Street, Friday through Sunday, 11 a.m.

This Soho crepe shop is celebrating its first birthday by giving away 40 free crepes each day this weekend. Guests looking for a savory lunch option can choose the new crepedog — kurobuta sausage, fresh veggies, fofu sauce, banana ketchup — while others select something on the sweet side such as mango cream. Saturday’s giveaway will also include a performance by a DJ. The complimentary crepes are available on a first come, first served basis, and there’s a one free crepe limit per customer.

Meet and Greet with FC Bayern and Extended Happy Hour, Paulaner, 265 Bowery, Friday, 11:30 a.m.

If you’re lucky enough to have Friday afternoon off, head to this German beer hall for two-for-one drink specials on wine, cocktails, and the brewery’s unique brew offerings until 6 p.m. The event will feature two players from FC Bayern Munich, who will sign autographs for football fanatics from 5 to 6 p.m. The restaurant will also debut its new bar bites menu for the occasion; look for fried pickles and brat burgers.

Spoon University’s Brainfood Conference, Alley NYC, 500 Seventh Avenue, Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.

Geared towards college students and young professionals, this first time conference is designed to help those interested in a food industry career pick up a few tips. Seminars include “The Secrets to NYC’s Culinary Success” with Del Posto’s Mark Ladner and “How Our Generation Talks About Food” with The Infatuation’s Chris Stang. Additional guest speakers include the founder of Rua Tea, Tyler Gage, as well as Priya Krishna and food photgrapher Daniel Krieger.Tickets are $35 and can be purchased through the conference’s website.

Korean BBQ & Korean Language Class, New York Kimchi, 16 West 48th Street, Sunday, 10 a.m.

Immerse yourself in Korean culture with this two-for-one package, which teaches students how to properly pronounce and cook the country’s barbecue specialties. The 90 minute sessions, which begin at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., include recipes for BBQ short ribs, kimchi, and spicy chicken bulgogi, with each food getting its own unique class. Sessions start at $85.

Local Creative Styling Workshop, Makeshift Society, 55 Hope Street, Brooklyn, Sunday, 11 a.m.

Learn what it takes to be a pro food stylist pursuing a career in food styling or get tips for your next dinner party. Artist Maryanne Moodie will create unique table runners for attendees, while the group feasts on treats from Ovenly and lunch from Whole Foods. The class will also cover food photography tricks, and you’ll sip wine and receive a special gift. Tickets are $225.