2019 NYC Beer Week Opening Bash

beer week

The local beer scene  in New York has blown up overnight.  So many taprooms is opening in NYC alone and I’m loving it. The colabs, cover art, the fresh ingredients, the frequent drops,  you will never see me sipping on a major brand (Sorry Bud and Heineken) unless its a Guiness.  Well our great city celebrates one week celebrating  happy hops. NYC Brewers Guild presents NYC beer week 2019 .  Kicking off the week, all roads leads to the Brooklyn Expo Center for Opening Week Bash. Get your tickets at nycbrewed.com . The lineup is pretty killer. Locally, we are well represented  with Grimm Artisanal Ales, Other Half Brewing , KCBC and Interboro to name a few.  Then there will be  other breweries  coming from as far as Sweeden. Get your  tickets now for one of the two session now.


StarChefs Rising Stars


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We have been blessed with a rather reasonable Old man winter. Within weeks you may be able to put away your Uniqlo Heattech and start getting back out in the thick of things. For those of you who spent the winter on some Netflix and Chill shhhh, its time to go out there explore. As we start to settle in the Month of February, few events  are starting to pop up all over town.

Mark your calendar, the first stellar culinary event is on February 19th at the very spacious venue Capitale. This  is one not to be missed. Starchefs for years has been the industry insiders for all things you need to know about in food universe. The latest trends , latest in the products, the hottest chefs on the rise and if you need a job  Starchefs.com is a dependable source.

The 2019 installment of Rising Stars will be another award winning night of eats. Awards will be given out to best new faces you need to look out in the near future . Some of the categories of awards includes, chefs, hotel chef and sommeliers to name a few.  Personally, I’m looking forward to tasting Nico Russell’s plate. Nico, is the chef at Oxalis which recently opened up in my hood.

Score your tickets  here at http://www.starchefs.com/cook/events/rising-stars/2019/new-york.  A portion of ticket proceeds will be donated to C-Cap another program I support.

Slice Out Hunger




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




Harvest in the Square




Union Square has always been  a special place for me.  If its protesting , going to the farmers market, playing chess  or simply sitting on the benches on crisp Fall night.  Union Square is sooooo NYC!

For the past 23 years, the Union Square Partnership has transformed the square into a eating and drinking haven for one night. One special evening where some  of the neighboring restaurants come together under one roof.  Harvest in the Square has turned into one of the most popular tasting  events the city has to offer.  Perfect setting, the weather usually is like a partnership of Summer and Autumn and of course the food is spot on.

Some of the participating restaurants include Daily Provisions , Nur and Le coq Rico to name a few.

Go to http://www.harvestinthesquare.com for tickets .  Support this fun -filled event.

A Second Helping of Life

This year marks the  15th anniversary of this fantastic event. This annual  benefit supports women facing ovarian and breast cancer. The lineup includes some of the finest chefs in the city.  The event will  return back to the Chelsea Piers.

Give thanks to all the chefs, organizers and volunteers for making this a stellar event.

I will post everything that was served for the evening.

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Battle of the Burger

Good ol’ summertime fun.  Summertime is not the same  without having a bbq and stuffing your face with some burgers. Since I’m trying to shed a few pounds, I havent had a decent hamburger experience . Enter , our trusty people at NYC’s favorite guide Time Out New York.  For another year they will be crowning the best burger in NYC. There’s some beefy competition so get your tickets so you can help name the People Choice Winner



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Taste of Bushwick

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Bushwick has come a long way.  Back in the days, Bushwick was far from the neighborhood to be hanging out at .  But over the past 10 years, Bushwick is actually turning into a tourist attraction. The great art walls, one of the best thrifting neighborhoods and sea of new restaurants and bars to turn up at.

This upcoming Tuesday, some of Bushwick’s finest will be under one roof .  The lineup includes Archies Pizza, Gaudalupe Inn,  Sally Roots and one of my favorite local breweries KCBC.  The venue is dope and the ticket price is  reasonable.

Thank me later.

Get your tickets: http://www.axs.com/events/353791/the-fifth-annual-taste-of-bushwick-tickets





The photo below this caption  is usually taken before a grand eating experience under the sun , moon and stars. Always a tradition before the start of Citymeals big night. Some of the  greatest chefs are aligned at one of the standout events NYC has to offer. In it’s 33rd edition, CityMeals will host the Grand Affair.  This years theme will celebrate chefs from  some of the worlds greatest hotels. The lineup is pretty global, talent range from Italy, Argentina and South Africa will be on the marque for your experience.

Foodies, Influencers this event should be Goals! Dope event you need to be at and for a great cause . By your ticket now at citymeals.org/get-involved/events/33rd-annual-chefs-tribute-citymeals/






This is going to be a good one.  The lineup is pretty sick. Some of the breweries that stand on top of  my sipping list incudes Bk’s own KCBC , Equilibrium and Omnipollo .

Tickets are flying.

Get you some:  fiveborocraftbeerfest.com

Harlem Eat Up.



harlemAs a Brooklynite, I don’t have the opportunity to pop up in Harlem as much.  There is so many reasons to head  uptown now with all the new eateries and bar.  There is now a true Harlem Renaissance again. This weekend is a real good reason  to embrace Harlem World. One of the most fun- filled eating weekend starts this week . I had the opportunity go last year and it was non stop eating , drinking and dancing. Make sure you get some comfy shoes and wear your weekends best because this event is souled out.

Get tickets now!