Union Square Harvest in the Square on Thursday, September 20th:
Chefs from the most prestigious restaurants in Union Square on Thursday, September 20th from 7pm-9pm in Union Square Park. Chefs will serve tastings of signature dishes paired wine and beer using fresh produce from Union Square Greenmarket. This 23nd annual event includes restaurants like Union Square Cafe, Blue Water Grill, BLT Prime, Strip House Steakhouse, Dos Caminos and more. General admission is $125 and tickets can be purchased here.
The Bacon and Beer Classic Returns Saturday, September 29th
The Bacon and Beer Classic, is returning to NYC at the end of the month. This over the top all you can eat food and drink fest will take place at The USTA National Tennis Center on Saturday, September 29th. Play giant Jenga, bob for bacon, and pose with friends on the court, all while indulging in unlimited suds and grub. Over 50 NYC restaurants are participating including--American Cut Steakhouse, BarBacon, Queens Bully, In Good Company Hospitality and Sweet Chili-- will serve up their most original bacon dishes. Wash down that tasty grub with samples of over 50 craft beers from local and regional breweries including Wartega, Avery, Port Jeff and Downeast Cider House. As always, tickets are all-inclusive, which means guests can sample bacon and beer throughout the center without ever taking out their wallets. There will be two sessions, afternoon from 1pm - 4pm and evening from 7pm - 10pm. VIP and Power Hour ticket holders will get to enter the USTA National Tennis Center an hour early through an expedited line. VIPs get exclusive access to Premium Show Court 17 for three specialty dishes not featured anywhere else, limited-edition craft beer, stadium seating, a donut wall, a pork belly tasting and access to Arthur Ashe stadium for courtside photo opps.
Grand Bazaar NYC Artisanal Sweet Treats Bazaar Sunday, October 21st
For National Dessert Month and just in time for Halloween, Grand Bazaar NYC will welcome new and up-and-coming artisanal sweet-makers at its annual Artisanal Sweet Treats Bazaar on Sunday, October 21st from 10am - 5:30pm. In addition to the 140+ eclectic vendors at the Bazaar each week, discover over 25 hand-picked sweet-makers, serving everything from gourmet s'mores sandwiches, handmade vegan chocolates truffles, creatively flavored peanut-butter cups, experimental ice cream sandwiches, made-in-NYC caramels and fudge, and more. Vendors include Stax Ice Cream, Fresh Baked NY, Hudson Valley Marshmallow, Sweet Vegan NYC, Cupcake Carnivale, Cereally Baked, 2 Dough Boyz, Rubylu, Little Red Kitchen Bake Shop, Becky's Bites NYC, Jessies Nutties Cups, Kind Sugar, Janie Bakes and Twister Cakes. More information here.