Restaurant and bar openings and events in NYC

Peruse Time Out's list of the best food and drinking events in New York City this week.



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Feast of San Gennaro

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Celebrate the martyred 3rd-century bishop and patron saint of Naples at this 11-day festival that fills the streets of Little Italy every year. Watch the professionals in action at the cannoli-eating competition, and you won't feel so bad about indulging in calorific treats from the food vendors;

  1. Little Italy Mulberry St, between Broome and Canal Sts
  2. Thu Sep 11 - Sun Sep 21
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Harvest in the Square

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

The 19th annual tasting brings together 40 Union Square restaurants (The Gander, Botequim) and upstate wineries (Ravine Wine Cellars, Wölffer Estate Vineyards) for nibbles like Blue Smoke’s sweet-and-sticky spare ribs and sips such as merlot from Long Island’s Bedell Cellars—all under one

  1. Union Square 14th St to 17th St, between Broadway and Park Ave South
  2. Thu Sep 18
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New York Oyster Week

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Slurp oysters at sake pairings ($36); the New York Harbor Regatta party on Governors Island ($125); and a dinner featuring East and West Coast bivalves ($145). Throughout the 18-day festival, chefs across the city at marquee fish houses and oyster bars like Oceana, the Sea Grill and Prime 333 will

  1. Union Square Wine & Spirits 140 Fourth Ave, at 13th St
  2. Fri Sep 19 - Thu Sep 25
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Smorgasburg at SummerStage Central Park

Brooklyn’s street-food flea invades SummerStage with a buffet of grub—including food-fair staples like El Super (seafood tostadas), Butter & Scotch (maple-bacon cupcakes) and Brooklyn Soda Works (apple-ginger, yerba mate)—and a Shabbat dinner by Mile End tuned with mixes by Mister Saturday

  1. Central Park, Rumsey Playfield Enter park at Fifth Ave , at 69th St
  2. Fri Sep 19
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Wine Riot New York

Snap a vino selfie at the Instagram booth during this laid-back tasting that highlights more than 250 wines from around the world. Learn about your grapes during 20-minute Crash Course and Wine 101 classes, then head to the Bubbly Bar for glasses of Spanish cava and German sekt.

  1. 69th Regiment Armory 68 Lexington Ave, between 25th and 26th Sts, 10010
  2. Fri Sep 19 - Sat Sep 20
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  • Critics choice
  • Free

The venerable epicurean extravaganza returns the weekend of April 6, spending Saturdays in Williamsburg's East River State Park (enter at North 7th Street) and Sundays in Brooklyn Bridge Park through November. The 2014 lineup features beloved vendors such as seafood-shack maestro Handsome

  1. Brooklyn Bridge Park Main St, at Fulton Ferry Landing, 11201
  2. Sat Sep 20 - Sun Nov 23
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NYC Brewers Guild Blocktoberfest

A ticket gets you into this Brooklyn block party—complete with DJ sets and live tunes by the Banded Brewers—but for craft suds, you'll need to pay by the glass ($4–$5). Stroll along Waverly Ave and compete in beanbag tournamnets, or lounge in the beer garden with a plate of barbecue from

  1. Sanders Studios 525 Waverly Ave, between Atlantic Ave and Fulton St
  2. Sat Sep 20
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NoMad Upstairs

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Two weeks ago, Will Guidara and Daniel Humm—the young guns behind Eleven Madison Park and the NoMad—launched this classy jazz series evoking old-school New York. Sink into leather couches and listen to live bands, such as Grammy nominee Stacie Orrico, through Feb13. Butter-dipped radishes and

  1. The NoMad Hotel 1170 Broadway, at 28th St, 10001
  2. Thu Sep 25 - Fri Sep 26
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Chile Pepper Fiesta

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Heat-seeking capsaicin lovers won’t want to miss this fiery festival. Tour the pepper plants in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Herb Garden and ignite your palate with gratis tasting samples, including hot sauces, chili-infused chocolates (from the likes of Jomart Chocolates and Nunu Chocolates)

  1. Brooklyn Botanic Garden 990 Washington Ave, at President St
  2. Sat Sep 27
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Downtown eateries take to the cobblestone streets of Gansevoort Plaza for an alfresco eating extravaganza featuring Fig & Olive’s truffle risotto, smoked brisket sliders from Mighty Quinn’s BBQ and Sweet Corner Bakeshop’s sea-salt chocolate-chip cookies to benefit the LAB School.

  1. Gansevoort St, between Hudson St and Ninth Ave
  2. $40–$50
  3. Sun Sep 28
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