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 18th , we will be celebrating 41 strong years of dedicated support that Share has been offering.

The event is called A Second Helping of Life. This will be its 14th 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 Amanda  Cohen (Dirt Candy), Alex Guarnaschelli (Butter) to name a few.

The event will be taking place  at Pier 60 Chelsea Piers

Tickets: https://journal.eventjournal.com/shop.php/788/catalog/tickets






Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint



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

Taste Talks Brooklyn


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.



Celebrate Madison Sq. Chefs

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-ticketsflatiron

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.

Grab your tickets here: jerkfestivalny.com/ticketsjerk

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 : 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