Share A Second Helping of Life

One-of a-kind night celebrating a good cause for the fight of breast cancer. It was a who’s who of the best female chefs in the game. Now go out and support some of these restaurants.


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.

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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


Mixology Master




12th Annual Second Helping of Life

Pinkyfinger up had the honor to celebrate A Second Helping of Life at  Pier 60. The event featured some of the top women chefs as they serve their signature dish to support the fight against  breast and ovarian cancer. There was tons of great food.



City Harvest Summer in the City

Summer in the city is in full swing and before you know it, summer will be gone. On my to do list is to enjoy a few bbq’s, sip on as many Guiness’ as I can, hit the beach, try as many ice cream spots and of course go to the best food tastings in the city. The event that tops the list is City Harvest’s Summer in the City.

Founded in 1982 as the world’s first food rescue organization, City Harvest ( is dedicated to helping feed the nearly 1.4 million New Yorkers facing hunger. City Harvest will collect 55 million pounds of excess food from restaurants, grocers, bakeries, manufacturers, and farms, and deliver it free of charge to 500 community food programs across the city this year. In addition to helping meet the immediate need for food, City Harvest takes a long-term approach to fighting hunger by partnering with residents, local organizations and businesses through Healthy Neighborhoods programs which increase the availability of affordable fruits and vegetables in low-income communities and provide the nutrition education and resources to maintain a wholesome, food-secure diet.

– Pinky Finger Up

Nights Out: Taste of the Nation

We love the kids here at Pinky Finger Up, so we support any event that help feeds families. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign does just that. We had the pleasure to join this wonderful charity in their signature event Taste of a Nation.  A who’s who of the hottest chefs and bartenders displayed their magic in the former Chase Bank headquarters. Results were a night to remember. Check out some of bites we enjoyed.

– Pinky Finger Up


Lucky Rice 2015

Lucky Rice is a festival that celebrates Asian Cuisine – sounds like my type of event. Although Pinky Finger Up did not receive a proper invite we managed to make a quick appearance at the Luxurious Mandarin Oriental. There was a host of new and well known asian restaurants representing. Of course there was match, sake, duck and my first taste of grasshopper – to my surprise, it was one tasty and crispy bite!

– Pinky Finger Up