Upcoming Events!

The big move to New York has been successful so far. I can tell you that after working in Manhattan all day, and with frequent usage of the MTA NYCT (i.e. subway), I am quite happy to return home to my fairly residential Brooklyn digs.
Aside from exhaustion, New York does offer a somewhat grand array of dining choices, which can get…well…exhausting, to try to find the right place to offer up your cold hard cash (many places do not accept credit cards). I’ve started a listing of restaurants (not just in NY) called “Restaurant Finds,” though these are the ones with websites. Whenever I find a great place I want to share, I’ll make sure to add the address in my article, especially for all non-webbie eateries.
So what’s the latest? Today, I have a few event-type sites to share with you. This Tuesday, September 27, Time Out NY will host EAT OUT 05 at the Skylight on Hudson Street (@ Spring). Hopefully, you have all purchased your tickets since it is already SOLD OUT!!! It shall be a grand old gluttonous time for only $80, highlighting over 40 restaurants. Expect food, drinks, music, and lots of smiling faces. Even if you can’t make it out on Tuesday, the Time Out NY eating and drinking site offers a huge hunka valuable foodie info.
If you missed out on tickets for the Time Out NY event, then you still have a chance to visit The Joy of Saké NY taking place on Tuesday, September 27 from 6 to 8:30 pm at The Puck Building (295 Lafayette Street). Tickets are $75/person and feature 213 divine sakés and lucious appetizers prepared by 14 de-lish restaurants. Click on the site to purchase tickets as well as to find priceless info on saké.
The South has been taking a hard beatin’ beginning with Katrina and now Rita. Many of us have sent money, food, clothing, etc. to aid in the relief of those victims. On Wednesday, October 5, 2005, you can participate in a different way. Dine For America, a benefit for the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief, will take place joining thousands of restaurants and gourmands together to raise funds for those affected by the Gulf Coast hurricanes. Click through to find out more information and a participating restaurant near you.
For additional reports on hurricane/restaurant links, see the National Restaurant Association’s Hurricane Katrina Restaurant Blog.
Ready for an ice-cold beer? Why not check out the Latin Beer Tasting, September 25 – 29, hosted by the Park East Grill (1562 Second Ave., 212.717.8400)? It costs $49/person with food and beer. Or you could just kick back with a Corona con límon in front of the boob tube with a bucketful of chips & salsa. It’s all up to you.
For an exceptional listing of food events, discussions, etc., you might want to peruse Star Chefs.com. Annnnnd, cookingvillage.com for food festivals near you.
New York Wines and Dines is currently in the works. This is the time when top NY restaurants offer a menu featuring fine New York wines and dishes using New York farm-fresh foods. Want to schmooze at special tastings? New York Wines & Dines in Brooklyn will take place on Wednesday, September 28 from 6-9 pm at Sacred Hearts & St. Stephen School (125 Summit St. @ Hicks St.) in Carroll Gardens. The cost is $50/person in advance and $65/person at the door. For more info and to reserve, call 1.800.442.5959. Or if Manhattan is more your scene, you can join in on their shindig on Thursday, September 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm for a preview tasting for $50, or 7:30 to 9:30 pm (general admission) for $35, at September Space (11 Broadway at Bowling Green, 11th floor). For more info and reservations, click on September Space.
I wish you a delicious day whether it include foie gras on toast points or a bologna sandwich with lots of mayo and lettuce. Until we meet again…

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