To prepare for his upcoming European trip, Brian from Eat This NY stops by a local beer store to taste some Paulaner. Beerded Ladies' Meredith catches him and informs him he could drink an even fresher Paulaner beer right here in NYC at Paulaner Bräuhaus and it happens to be a stop on Urban Oyster's NYC Brewery Tour.
Through Sunday, Sept. 21
Head to some of the city’s top restaurants & shops celebrating “Sweet Septemeber” where they’ll be selling a sweet treat (crystallized violet, red velvet cake, sweet potato pound cake, milkshakes, brownies…). At least $1 of every treat sold will be donated to Citymeals-On-Wheels, a nonprofit organization that prepares and delivers more than two million meals each year for aging New Yorkers. For more information, and to find participating spots, click here.
Movie Nite: Dinner, Drinks & Throwbacks
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 7:30pm
Grab a seat at the St. Mazie Bar & Supper club to catch your favorite classic cult movies along with a specially created cocktail and a 3-course menu. For more information, and this week’s movie selections, check out their Facebook page.
Savor the Season: Uptown
Thursday, Sept. 18, 6:30pm
This epic ‘walk around’ tasting will be hosted at the Museum of the City of New York to celebrate Harvest Home. There will be signature dishes, drinks, and desserts all from some of the top chefs north of 96th St. Participating restaurants include Dinosaur BarBQue, The Grange, Lloyd’s Carrot Cake, the Red Rooster & more! For more information and tickets, click here.
Stone Street Oyster Festival
Saturday, Sept. 20, 12pm
Another great event of Oyster Week, the Stone Street Oyster Festival is the Manhattan's largest outdoor oyster festival. You'll have a pick of 35,000 oysters along with other foods and can partake in their attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Record for The Most Oyster Shells Recovered from a Single Day Oyster Event. The event takes care to recycle a majority of the oyster shells from all of their events with help from the NY Harbor School for the Oyster Reef Restoration Programs. For more information and tickets, click here.
One of the things we love best about NYC is how broadly specific it can be. Any random interest you have, guaranteed there’s a group with like-minded people that regularly get together (salsa, karaoke, saber metrics & “foodie couples with kids” all came up as groups on a quick Meet-Up search). Well if you happen to be a honey (or honeybee) lover, or if you are an oyster shucking master, this is your week!
Oyster Week Sept. 11-28
New York Oyster Week will be celebrating all things oysters from tastings to lectures to parties catered to both the long time oyster aficionado and those simply curious what all the fuss is about. The celebration will include many, many spectacular tastings (marquee fish houses, raw bars, and oyster friendly spots will all be represented) but will also offer events that delve into the importance of the oyster in New York’s history, economy, and cuisine. Check out our #MustDos for this week to get in on the opening event, an epic Brooklyn Oyster Riot!
Honey Week Sept. 8-14
“A Celebration of the Busy Bees Who Pollinate the City That Never Sleeps”
Yes, NYC bees, for those of you who didn’t know about this wonderfully fun fact (there’s even a NYC Beekeepers Association). This weeklong festival will include honey & honeybee education, entertainment, and, of course, tastings. We’re probably most excited for all of the honey-menu tasting dinners and for the honey & local beer tasting with specially made honey beer (see our #MustDos for more info).
Farm to Fork Dinner
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 6:30pm
Parker Red and Kings County Whiskey Distillery are hosting along with the non-profit Slow Food NYC, an epic dinner party at their mutual neighbor, The Brooklyn Navy Yard. Parker Red (a division of Ted & Honey) will be creating a “made-from-scratch” dinner of all farm-to-table cuisine. All three companies are committed to a clean, fair and healthy food system. The night will include a whiskey tasting & pairing, live music and a five-course meal. For more information and tickets, click here.
Brooklyn Oyster Riot
Thursday, Sept. 11, 6:40pm
Kick off Oyster Week with an oyster fest made to meet and chat with oyster farmers, foragers, and shucking champions. You'll be able to see some of the finest oysters in the world and learn more about the stories of those who are involved along the process. The Riot will include up to 3 oysters from each vendor (representing both the East and West Coasts), a tasting menu of eco-friendly seafood, and open bar and more! For more information and tickets, click here.
Beer for Beasts 2013
Saturday, Sept. 13, 1pm (Day) & 6pm (Night) Sessions
At this 4th annual charity event for the Humane Society of New York, the Bell House will feature exclusive beers, some of the city’s best food vendors and entertainment (Biz Markie!!). All will be hosted by BeerAdvocate and Sixpoint Brewery. For tickets and more info, click here.
Local Honey & Beer Tasting
Sunday, Sept. 14, 12pm
One of the events we're most excited about for Honey Week (going on all this week), is this tasting! Transmitter Brewing, Finback Brewery, and Bridge and Tunnel Brewery have all collaborated with Wilk Apiary to create new beer from local honey harvested within the same zip code as the breweries. You can't get fresher than that! The event will involve beer tastings, honey tastings and hive visits throughout the day. For more information, click here.
There's nothing like that local, cozy neighborhood spot where you grab your usual booth to eat and enjoy good company or a good book. But if you live in Cobble Hill, that local spot just so happens to be a foodie haven. Ted & Honey can't be missed, with their bright red store-front and upscale farm decor. They offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner, 7 days a week. The space transforms from a casual cafe by morning to a cozy wine bar atmosphere at night.
The food is all made in house, from scratch (even things like the mustard, cheese, and pickles!). Sustainability is a huge priority to Ted & Honey and so they've formed relationships with local farmers to bring in incredibly fresh produce. Farms from Long Island, upstate New York, and Pennsylvania all provide the seasonal and organic produce as well as the meat and eggs. They also support Brooklyn businesses by having their bread made a few blocks away at a local baker, Caputo's. And their house blend coffee comes from D'Amico's, a long-time Brooklyn roasting company.
You'll find all of your favorite foods with a slight twist (with major flavor impact). A classic BLT, for example, is served as a BLAT which contains local bacon, fresh heirloom tomatoes, an avocado, and aioli sauce made in-house. You can even bring a little bit of Ted & Honey home with you from their market which carries Chef Ted's canned sauces, house made granola, the famous "Chef Ted's Orange Apricot Jalapeño and Chipotle Hot Sauce" and more! Not only is the food delicious, but you'll feel good as well contributing to such a passionate foodie mission
West Indian Day Parade
Monday, Sept. 1, 11am
This festival started in the 1920s with Carnival in Harlem with big costume parties run by a group of West Indian friends in famous ballrooms around the neighborhood. The activities moved outside to the street in the 1940s and has grown to the Labor Day Carnival Parade in Brooklyn that now attracts over 1 million people. Come for the costumes, the food and the music. For more information, click here.
Bike Ride at Governer’s Island
Tues., Sept. 2 10am (until 12pm only)
This is the last month to get a free bike rental on Governer’s island, a 172 acre island right int he New York Harbor & check out the work on their new park. For more information, click here.
Thursday, Sept. 3, 6:30pm
A dinner at the Brooklyn grange w Brooklyn Brewery & Heron Hill Winery where you can celebrate one of the best seasons for fresh produce. Start with a cocktail hour and fresh veggies to snack on, then enjoy a four-course meal prepared by five incredible chefs. For more information and tickets, click here.