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 .
Tickets : eventbrite.com /e/taste-williamsburg-greenpoint-tickets-36369014702
I said it once and I’ll say it again. Jimmy from Food Karma is the man. He throws some of the best events throughout the year. This one could be one of his best. Pig Island is going to be a another one for the books. Get info and last minute tickets here asap.
Yesterday , I had to break out a jacket as the temperature dipped down to the low 60’s. Yeah ya’ll, summer is pretty much a wrap. If you haven’t taken a weekend getaway , had a froze, or went to a music festival. Your summer could have been a bit dull. You could spice it up a bit by attending the Taste Talk food convention in Brooklyn. Always a fun time to see whats the latest food trends and get to rub elbows with some of the finest chefs. The All Star BBQ is not to be missed. Get your tickets now.
Burger enthusiasts, come out come all. This event you don’t wanna miss.The lineup is pretty stacked with some burger heavyweights. Come support one of my favorite New York magazine. There will be two different session and the event will also be sponsored by Budweiser.
Get your tickets here: http://timeout.com/newyork/battleoftheburger
Always a great debate. Where is the best dining neighborhood in Manhattan?
My answer probably will be Flatiron. Though pretty small in area, Flatiron is packed with some powerhouses. To get a sample of some of the best bites the city has to offer, I recommend attending Celebrate Madison Square Chefs on July 18th. Some of the featured restaurants include Cosme, Sugarfish and The Nomad. This is not to be missed. Scoop your tickets here : madisonsquarepark.org/news/cmsc-tickets
When the sun is shining and the weather is beyond sweet. The Grace Foods crew comes to the rescue for your summer time blues. All foodies should make their way to Queens on July 23rd for the annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival. Enjoy a full day of sun, fun, music and course food. Entertainment will be provided by some reggae greats, including Barrington Levy and Morgan Heritage. The star of the show is the many vendors that will be serving the jerk of all sorts and other tropical delights.
Grab your tickets here: jerkfestivalny.com/tickets
Coming from West Indian background , it is easy to say that I have a far from bland palate. This event here is for those who enjoys a little spice in their. Flatbush is one of the most festive neighborhood in NY. Come unlock the secret behind this neighborhood full of gems. Get your tickets and more details here http://www.eventbrite.com/e/flavors-of-flatbush-tickets-34695991645
Summer is looking very strong this year. Of course there will bbq’s and picnics with Mrs. Pinkyfingerup. Trips to the ballpark , some of our cities best restaurants and of course sipping on some cold brews. To get a heads up on some of latest brewskis, I usually attend the New York Craft Beer Festival. Up next is their summer session taking place at the Metropolitan Pavillion. This session will also include a Hard Stuff Tasting Pavillion, which will feature some beer and spirit cocktail. Get your tickets, this is a perfect event to take a date. Get your tickets here : http://www.nyccraftbeerfest.com .
Pinkyfingerup loves supporting a benefit with a great cause. On June 12th, the long running program City Meals on Wheels will be celebrating at their annual event. This year marks the 32nd annual Chefs tribute to Citymeals. This year theme will focus on Mediterranean Cuisine. The event features some top notch chefs including, Daniel Boulud, Marc Forgione and Alfred Portale. This is definitely a hot ticket, grab yours here http://www.citymeals.org/get-involved/events/32nd-annual-chefs-tribute-citymeals
Memorial Day weekend is just a few days away. To kickstart your summer, check out Food Karma’s Brooklyn Grill Out event. Ice cold beers and ciders along with usual suspects at a cookout. Get your grub on! Full details @ http://www.cookoutnyc.com