Things to do in New York this fall: NYC’s five best food events

These food events are among the best things to do in New York this fall: You'll find top chefs, food trucks and details on the NYC Wine & Food Festival.

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    Things to do in New York this fall: NYC’s five best food events: Pig Island

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    Things to do in New York this fall: NYC’s five best food events: 2013 NYC Vendy Awards

  • Things to do in New York this fall: NYC’s five best food events: 2013 NYC Food Film Festival

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    Things to do in New York this fall: NYC’s five best food events: New York City Wine and Food Festival

Photograph: Virginia Rollison

Things to do in New York this fall: NYC’s five best food events: Pig Island


Five beloved annual events—including the NYC Wine & Food Festival, Le Grand Fooding and Pig Island—are some of the best things to do in New York this fall. Mobile eateries also celebrate at the Vendy Awards on Governors Island, while a new supper-club series debuts in Red Hook.

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Pig Island 2011

Pig Island

The fourth annual pig-out moves to Red Hook, with 25 swine masters—including Danny Mena (Hecho en Dumbo) and King Phojanakong (Kuma Inn)—prepping dishes using locally sourced hogs. pigisland.com. $65–$90.

  1. Ikea Erie Basin Park, enter at Beard St and Otsego St, Red Hook, Brooklyn
  2. Sat Sept 7; 11:30am - 4:30pm

2013 NYC Vendy Awards

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

Gotham’s street-food hawkers vie for top honors at the ninth annual mobile-eats showdown. This year, vendors who served food in the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy will be honored.

  1. Industry City 116 39th St, between First and Second Aves, 11232
  2. Sat Sep 13
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Photograph: Jeffrey Gurwin

Le Grand Fooding 2013

The irreverent French food shindig is back for the fifth year running, with a “Time Mach’inn” dinner series at RES, the artist-chef residency opening in Red Hook in October. Each 100-seat supper will be themed and paired with a corresponding whiskey cocktail. legrandfooding.com. $100.

  1. RES, 372 Columbia St between Commerce and Seabring Sts, Red Hook, Brooklyn
  2. Fri Sept 27 - Sat Sept 28 at 7pm
Tacos and Tequila at the New York City Wine and Food Festival

New York City Wine & Food Festival

Food Network celebutoques join top global chefs for this annual fete, with a four-day lineup of demos, seminars and tastings. Highlights include an Oktoberfest bash with Andrew Zimmern and Pat LaFrieda, and a master sushi-rolling class taught by Masaharu Morimoto, both on October 20. Visit nycwff.org.

  1. Locations, times and prices vary
  2. Thu Oct 17 - Sun Oct 20
2013 NYC Food Film Festival

NYC Food Film Festival

This cinematic feast takes “dinner and a movie” to the extreme, pairing flicks with first-class food over a five-day festival. Gotham’s own Dale Talde (Talde) and Ed Schoenfeld (Red Farm) star in Erik Olsen’s short “Dumpling Tales” and will serve Asian snacks during the screening. Visit thefoodfilmfestival.com for details.

  1. Locations, times and prices vary
  2. Wed Oct 23 - Sun Oct 27 at noon


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