New York Taste 2018

 

 

tasteLadies 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:

  1. 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
  2. The Venue – New York Taste will call The Waterfront its home again this year and it will offer great views and vibes.
  3. 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.

Per Se Nuff said

Oddfellows will likely be a dessert highlight.  My guess is that there will be a pumpkin pie ice cream

Here’s the full lineup.  You might want to skip breakfast and lunch. Be ready for the city’s best menu.

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.

 

Slice Out Hunger

 

 

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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

 

 

 

New York Taste

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

 

All Star BBQ

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

Taste of Williamsburg/Greenpoint

 

 

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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

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/pigisland-header

Village Voice Choice Eats

Mad restaurants under one roof.

Mad restaurants under one roof.

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.

 

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New York Food and Wine Festival

New York Food and Wine Festival

New York Food and Wine Festival

 

 

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.

 

 

Thursday:Tacos & Tequila

Friday:     Burger Bash

Rachel Rays Feedback

Saturday: Grand Tasting

Stacked Sandwiches and Sides

Jets + Chefs The Ultimate Tailgate

The Art of Tiki: A Cocktail Showdown

Ramen Party

Sunday:   Grand Tasting

Meatopia

Mixology Master

Tickets:

 

 

Uptown Uncorked with Lexus

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.