Jerk Festival

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.

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Events: Flavors of Flatbush


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

Events: NYC Craft Beer Festival




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 : .



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

Harlem Eat Up

It is facts that Harlem is a neighborhood on the rise. Everyday, it seems new restaurants and bars are popping at an alarming rate. Here is your chance to see what is all the talk about in Harlem. Spearheaded by,  the  cool guy with the award – winning smile, Marcus Samuelsson. Get ready for the 3rd annual Harlem EatUp festival.

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Sun is shining , the weather is sweet. Make you want to  go out and eat.

To the  rescue , here I am.

I got you with some of the most talked about events for the month of May.

The Taste of the Upper West will be celebrating a decade this week. For a fun , festive food friendly event,  grab tickets to this two day spectacular. The first day will celebrate Summer in the City: Surf and Turf. The second will celebrate the Best of the West. Grab your tickets here: tasteuws.comupperw

Manhattan Cocktail Classic. The Gala

MCCIt is fair enough to say that New York City is on the shortlist of top drinking destinations in the world. These days, there is not a neighborhood that doesn’t have hole- in-the wall or tiki bar to drown your sorrows. After a two year hiatus , the Manhattan Cocktail Classic is  back. To set things off, the Gala will be the place to be to see the latest trends in the cocktail world. Hosted by the legend Bill Murray. Go get your tickets ASAP!

Tickets : https://tickets.cocktailclassic.comTONY Bill Murray AD



Brisket King 2017


Spring is in the air, the birds are chirping and Easter is around the corner, This a special time in New York. Especially if you love food.  The Food Karma team will be in full effect, starting now . Bringing you events all the way to the fall season.  On April 19th at the Food Science Academy Of Long Island University @ 1 University Plaza corner of Flatbush/Dekalb, Starting from 6 – 9:30. Food Karma presents the 6th annual Brisket King.

Spearheaded by the food maestro Jimmy Carbone, the FK team is starting off the new season with a bang. First up is the Brisket King 2017. This year its bigger  and better, with a lineup that is shaping to be one of the best ever. 

To make this event even more official, FK recruited a worthy judges table. The five man team includes Daniel Vaughn ,barbecue editor of Texas monthly and Aaron Franklin of the famed Franklin Barbecue. If you have been to Austin Texas, you know the lines are crazy long at this spot.

The food line up is amazing as well. The ever popular Dinosaur BBQ , Hill Country will be competing. Along for the ride is the bold team from M Wells.

Folks get your tickets. This will sell out.



On March 8th, Pinkyfinger up had the honor to attend the 18th annual Careers through Culinary Arts Program Benefit. The benefit celebrated the contributions of Chef Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern and Untitled. The well attended event raised nearly 1,000,000 to continue support scholarships as well as more  career opportunities and education for disadvantage youth who are looking to pursue careers  in the food service industry.

Now for the food! There were many C-Cap alums  cooking for the evening. Some of the past talent included Giovanna Delli Compagni of Asiate, Betty Pena of Pig & Khao , Cesar Gutierrez of Cafe Boulud, Yvan Lemoine of Union Fare and Swainson Brown of The Writing Room.

Some of Pinkyfingerup favorites included Nobu 57 Salmon Takati, The Modern’s Egg on Eggs on Eggs , Vaucluse’s Scallop and the hands down favorite Indian Accent’s Rice Crusted Bass.

Check out some of the pics from this awesome evening and remember if you see something you like go out to the restaurant and support.