New York Taste 2018

 

 

tasteLadies and gentlemen , it’s that time of the year get your tickets for the best tasting event on the Eastern seaboard.  Pinkyfingerup has laid its tastebuds on dozens of tastings throughout the years but the New York Taste event has never failed to stand out time and time again.

Still don’t believe me? Well, let me give you some reasons why you need to cop a ticket:

  1. The Host – New York Magazine will be this evening’s host and when you have a host who has a constant pulse on the city’s dining scene through its trusty blog, Grub Street,  you are sure to get a taste of everything this city can offer
  2. The Venue – New York Taste will call The Waterfront its home again this year and it will offer great views and vibes.
  3. The chefs and mixologists – these cats can’t be beat. Here are some drinks and dishes to look out for that evening:

Blue Hill always shines in the fall and it’s always surprising to see and taste what David Barber and crew have up their sleeve.

ABCV is the spot for mind blowing vegetarian dishes. This year is sure to be no different

Broken Shaker is the new kid in town serving tiki drinks and is making a big name for itself in New York following successful outposts in Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami. Shout out to Elad. You can catch me spin the best tropical tunes on its rooftop on October 19th.

Don Wagyu  serves a beef sandwich that costs $180. They’ll definitely serve up something that’ll match that price tag

Manhatta is one of the hottest restaurants of the year. If you haven’t snagged a reservation yet, this is your best chance to get a taste.

Per Se Nuff said

Oddfellows will likely be a dessert highlight.  My guess is that there will be a pumpkin pie ice cream

Here’s the full lineup.  You might want to skip breakfast and lunch. Be ready for the city’s best menu.

Tickets start at $125. VIP pricing is $225 which will get you a head start to get grub along with some great swag, access to the VIP Lounge,  unlimited tastings, and a complimentary three-month trial membership to New York by New York, New York‘s members-only special event.

 

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Slice Out Hunger

 

 

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Pizza , glorious ol’ pizza.  When it comes to pizza  there is no question that  New York might be one of the most sought out destination to eat a slice. Each borough has there heavyweights that has turned into tourist attraction. Currently we are seeing more different  styles of pizza popping up regularly. Cauliflower crust , Chicago  and Detroit style making their mark throughout the city. New York embraces our new neighbors with open arms as always..

On October 10th, will be every NYC pizza lovers dream. Slice Out Hunger  brings you their annual NYC Dollar Pizza Party. Under one roof , there will be some of the  best pizzerias selling slices for just $1. We are not talking about dollar slices you can get after a night of drinking in the LES.  The lineup includes legendary  names including  Di Fara , Grimaldi’s, Emily Squared and one of the buzziest spots right now Paulie Gee’s Slice Shop.

No need to say anymore . Mark your calendar and check this out sliceouthunger.org

 

 

 

Grilled Cheese Meltdownork

 

 

grilled-cheeseSome of my early childhood memories either involves playing baseball , goofing off and eating. Sure, my palate wasn’t as developed yet.  Being from a Caribbean household, I wasn’t really eating that bland ish my friends were eating. But theres was days I was like  A regular kid. Saturday cartoons was always accomponied with a bowl of Apple Jacks or Lucky Charms. Afternoon set up, was episodes of Flintstones and Brady Bunch with PBJ and the good ol’ Grilled Cheese. Nothing American like an oozy gooey grilled cheese sandwich and a cold glass of milk.

This weekend, Timeout New York is presenting the Grilled Cheese Meltdown at City Winery. There will be two sessions offering some of the best dressed up queso sandwiches paired with some brewskis. My prediction is the restaurant that uses government cheese will reign supreme .

Go to http://www.timeout.com/nygrilledcheesemeltdown for more tickets

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All Star BBQ

Kudos!!!! To the Taste Talks Booklyn Expo. Had an exceptional time as always. Of course one of the highlights was the All Star BBQ. The great thing about this event  is the mash up of chefs, artists and personalities. Check out  some of the goodness. Pinky

Share: A Second Helping of Life

 

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The most important food tasting in New York City is an event that benefits Share. Share Cancer Support mission is to create and sustain a supportive network and community of women affected by breast and ovarian cancer. SHARE Cancer Support brings these women and their families and friends together with others who have experienced breast or ovarian cancer, and provides participants with the opportunity to receive and exchange information, support, strength , hope and awareness. SHARE currently serves 40,000 people annually with free supportive and educational services in English and Spanish, provided by people who’ve faced these diseases.

On  September 19th , we will be celebrating 40 strong years of dedicated support that Share has been offering.

The event is called A Second Helping of Life. This will be its 13th installment of this meaningful gathering.When it comes to food, the room will be filled with some of the best chefs from New York. Did I forget to mention the lineup consist of an all star female lineup. Angie Mar from the Beatrice Inn will play the role as Executive  Chef. Rounding out this fabulous dream team includes Leah Cohen (Pig&Khao), Alex Guarnaschelli (Butter) and Missy Robbins(Lilia) to name a few.

The event will be taking place  at Pier 60 Chelsea Piers

Tickets: https://journal.eventjournal.com/shop.php/720/catalog/tickets

Taste of Williamsburg/Greenpoint

 

 

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In my book, one of the most solid neighborhoods in the food and drink scene is Williamsburg. So many dope spots opened up this year alone, joining some old classics. Stop all that noise, good ol’ Billy Burg is still the place to hang especially is your questing for food.  Can’t hit every restaurant so I suggest you go to the Taste of  Williamsburg/Greenpoint for  a foodgasm .

Get your ticket here its a great investment: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/taste-williamsburg-greenpoint-tickets-26666691793

The Great Big Bacon Picnic

 

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That pretty much sums up this event.  Some of the New York’s finest whip up some great bacon bites.

Get details and tickets here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-great-big-bacon-picnic-sept-24-25-2016-tickets-25908186082

Pig Island

Pig Island is a do not miss event. When ever Jimmy and the Food Karma put together event, do me a favor and scoop up tickets. All through the year, the team throws all different themed events. This one can be the Granddaddy of all of them. Pig Island will be taking place in Red Hook Brooklyn at Erie Basin Park, next to Ikea. Soak in the sun, have a few cold ones at some pork from some of the finest pit masters and chefs.

Get your tickets here:  http://pigisland.com/tickets/pigisland-header

Harvest in the Square

In its 21st year, Union Square will have a sweet aroma of some of the best the city offers. Expect a diverse lineup under the New York skyline. Always a fun and festive event. Some of my personal highlights include , artisanal flavors of Black Barn, the freshness of the The Poke Shop and everyones favorite Hill Country Chicken.

Get your tickets at http://www.harvestinthesquare.nyc

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Cocktail Magic Spring 2016

Back in 2012, I was able to attend an one of a kind event in the historical Prospect Park. It was like a Centaur of events, part music festival, part seminar and  part food experience. Throw in some nice sunshine and you have a fine beautiful mess . The Great GoogaMooga was a delightful shindig but then again I had all access. After a two year run, some haters put a stop to the great one.

Forward to now, the same team behind Googa has crafted up a new spectacular. Superfly is bringing us a new spirit driven event called Cocktail Magic.  Looks like its going to be sweet. The lineup includes some of my favorites Julie Reiner and Ivy Mix, so it should be one for the ages. Besides cocktails and magic is an awesome combo.

Big up Superfly

Info:http://www.cocktailmagic.com/#/newyork