Ladies 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:
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
The Venue – New York Taste will call The Waterfront its home again this year and it will offer great views and vibes.
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.
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.
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
To all my Pinkyfingerup viewers. I would like to take the time to apologize for not updating the site.The last couple of months has been kind of tough on me. Lost that flavor to my life , spice to my days, the taste of food was not the same anymore. With a little time and a few opportunities near I’m starting to get my mojo back. Yes, the mack is back. 2017 should be a great year with more updates on Pinkyfingerup IG page as well as here.
In early November I had the pleasure to attend the New York Taste thrown by New York Magazine. As always, it was a night to remember. Signature dishes were on display by Brooklyn’s darling Olmstead and French favorite Le Coucou. Check out some of the bites that was devoured. Don’t forget, if you see something you like make reservations ASAP. PINKYFINGERUP
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
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
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/
Village Voice is a long standing o.g in New York culture. As a youngster hanging downtown, I would always kill time by looking at the weekly publication. When the Village Voice changed their format and made the paper into a free weekly thats when I appreciated it more. It was always my go to, to see which music artist were in town. Indeed , I would check the tits and ass in the back pages and I’m sure I applied to test some shit for 2500. These days I don’t get to grab the newspaper as much as I used to but I try to go to their events. In March, Village Voice will be celebrating their 9th annual Choice Eats. The awesome thing about this event , the food represents all walks of life. It’s a must go to event. Straight New York talk.
There are still tickets available for some of the amazing events at this years New York Food and Wine Festival. Pinkyfingerup has attended the festival for the last five to six years. Trust me food lovers, its a weekend you don’t want to miss. Some events that I recommend that hasn’t sold out as of yet includes.
Lexus, Diageo Wines and Uptown Magazine joined forces to put together a nice little soiree. Chefs for the evening was The Cecil’s JJ Johnson and Don Bowie of NoBar in Brooklyn. Yes, the food was on point.