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July 2018

22nd Annual Finger Lakes Wine Festival

July 13 - July 15
Watkins Glen International, 2790 County Route 16
Watkins Glen, NY, 14891
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Voted the Best Wine Festival in the USA by readers of USA Today, the 22nd annual Finger Lakes Wine Festival takes place July 13 - 15, 2018 at Watkins Glen International Raceway. Bringing together over 90 wineries, this festival offers the largest showcase of New York wines in the state. This year’s festival kicks off on Friday with the Launch of The Lakes party. The festival’s “opening night” includes a toga contest and fireworks. Tickets start at $20 for Friday…

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Famous Food Festival “Taste The World”

July 14 - July 15
Tanger Outlets Deer Park, 152 The Arches Circle
Deer Park, NY, 11729
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Famous Food Festival “Taste The World” is back in New York on Saturday July 14th and Sunday July 15th and this year they’re headed to the Tanger Outlets in Deer Park, Long Island. Get ready for a family friendly food experience featuring: • Over 50 Food Vendors • Live Music / Performance Stage • Live Chef Demonstrations • VIP Lounge • Video Game Truck • Beer and Wine garden • Red Carpet Photo Booth • Contests and Games • Butterfly…

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City Harvest Dinner Series at Cadillac House

July 16 - July 18
Cadillac House, SoHo, 330 Hudson Street
New York, 10013
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For the third year, the three-night City Harvest Dinner Series at Cadillac House will bring together three of New York City's most sought-after chefs to prepare intimate, multi-course dinners with paired drinks in support of City Harvest’s work feeding New Yorkers. This year, the chefs will be joined by the mentors who have guided and inspired their careers. Series line-up: • Monday, July 16: Angie Mar of Beatrice Inn, with Pat LaFrieda Wholesale Meat Purveyors • Tuesday, July 17: Suzanne…

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Les Dames d’Escoffier NY Scholarship Awards Ceremony & Gala Reception

July 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South
New York, 10012
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ldny scholarship awards ceremony & gala reception

Les Dames d’Escoffier New York Chapter (LDNY) invites you to their annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony & Gala Reception to celebrate extraordinary women pursuing careers in the food, fine beverage and hospitality industries. This year’s event will take place at the New York University Kimmel Center/Rosenthal Pavilion from 6:00 to 8:30 PM. Tickets are $60 for LDNY members; $70 for guests. The evening will begin with the Gala Reception to indulge in an exciting array of fine foods and beverages from…

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NY Distilled Spirits Competition Grand Tasting

July 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Brooklyn Brewery, 79 North 11th Street
Brooklyn, 11249
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Listing as per the New York State Distillers Guild, organizer of the NY Distilled Spirits Competition Grand Tasting: Taste the best spirits being made in New York State! From Buffalo to Brooklyn, the quality and diversity of craft distilling in New York is at an all time high, with local spirits being recognized in national and international competitions. Sample dozens of award-winners from the inaugural New York Distilled Spirits competition, snack on Mable's Smokehouse BBQ sandwiches washed down with The…

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Celebrate Mad. Sq. Chefs

July 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Madison Square Park, Madison Avenue and 23rd Street
New York, 10010
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Now in its 14th year, Madison Square Park is hosting its annual summertime party, Celebrate Mad. Sq. Chefs, benefiting the Madison Square Park Conservancy on Tuesday evening, July 17th from 5:30-8:30pm. The outdoor event features tastings from more than 30 of the Flatiron District’s best restaurants and chefs along with artisanal cocktails, craft beers, and regional wines. Participating Restaurants and Chefs include: • abc cocina & abc kitchen: Ian Coogan • Almond: Alex Nieto • Atla: Enrique Olvera & Daniela…

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The Youth Farm’s 4th Annual Summer Supper

July 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm, Navy Yard, 63 Flushing Avenue, Building #3
Brooklyn, 11205
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the youth farm 4th annual summer supper

Join The Youth Farm for their 4th annual Summer Supper fundraiser Tuesday, July 18th and support their work to provide farm-based learning experiences and job and leadership opportunities for youth and adults. The theme of this year’s Summer Supper is ‘A Midsummer Night's Farm Dream’ and celebrates the magical world of soil and the surrounding ecosystem that influences it and conspires with it to produce the infinite medicinal and culinary delights we savor and depend on for sustenance! Purslane Chef…

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The Sporkful Presents: Ask Mimi

July 17 @ 7:00 pm
The Greene Space, 44 Charlton Street
New York, 10014
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Listing as per The Greene Space, organizer of The Sporkful Presents: Ask Mimi. Legendary food critic Mimi Sheraton joins The Sporkful with Dan Pashman to offer advice on food and life to live callers, audience members, and celebrity guests, including comedian Maeve Higgins. Mimi and Dan will discuss relationships and family, current food trends, and their own eating quirks. Plus Mimi shares stories from her time as a trailblazing food writer in New York, and her stint as the first…

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8th Annual NYC Brewer’s Choice

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Well, 272 Meserole Street
Brooklyn, 11206
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On Wednesday, July 18th, The Well will be transformed into a beer lover’s paradise for the 8th annual NYC Brewer’s Choice, the featured event of July Good Beer Month. A special host committee of brewers, experts, and bar owners have chosen 20 of their favorite breweries. At the event, these top brewers will personally pour their small-batch beers alongside food pairings prepared by some of the city’s best chefs and artisanal food producers. The $75 all-inclusive ticket features ($65 early…

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Good Beer: Craft Beer & Food Festival

July 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
28 Liberty, 28 Liberty Street
New York, 10005
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Listing as per Edible Manhattan, organizer of Good Beer: This year, we're taking Good Beer back outside to the plaza. What can you expect? A breezy walk-around tasting where you'll sample craft brews, hearty food and a mix of other delicious offerings in between, all included in the price of your ticket. Featuring: 1911 Hard Ciders • Almond • Baba's Pierogies • Beecher's Handmade Cheese • Belhaven Black Scottish Stout • Blue Smoke • Cherry Point • Crabbie's Ginger Beer…

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Local Roots NYC Summer Shakedown

July 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Berg’n Beer Hall, 899 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, 11238
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Listing as per Local Roots, organizer of Summer Shakedown: We are throwing an out of this world local food party to bring our members together and to invite the public to sample a variety of Local Roots shares to taste why hundreds of NYers rave about the taste and quality of our food. We'll have lots of fun activities like discovering your spirit vegetable and opportunities to learn about the impact our members have in healing our food system. In…

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Unexpected Pairings: Beer & Chocolate

July 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, 10029
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Listing as per the Museum of the City of New York, organizer of Unexpected Pairings: Beer & Chocolate. Indulge in the flavors of Harlem with an unlikely combination of savory and sweet - beer and chocolate - made by neighborhood entrepreneurs. Harlem bursts with flavors influenced by its diverse culinary traditions, from classic Southern soul food, Caribbean cooking, and African fare to recent innovations by chefs and makers with both global and local roots. Inspired by this vibrant local food…

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