Big Apple BBQ, Egg Rolls & Egg Creams, and Cheftopia

By Daksha Devnani, Epoch Times
June 4, 2015 3:54 pm Last Updated: September 4, 2015 5:18 am

Time for the ‘Cue

Kick off summer with the 13th annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party, a celebration of the craftsmanship of barbecue, represented by the most talented pitmasters in the country. Each one will bring his signature approach to the tradition of ‘cue. Think of Chris Lilly’s pulled pork sandwich, Mike Mill’s Baby Back Ribs, or Scott Roberts’s Beef Brisket. Representing our hometown ‘cue: Bill Durney (Hometown Bar-B-Que), Jean-Paul Bourgeois (Blue Smoke), Charles Grund Jr. (Hill Country), and John Stage (Dinosaur Bar-B-Que).

Saturday and Sunday, June 13–14. 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Madison Square Park. Free admission.


Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival—Plus Empanadas

The Lower East Side’s annual block party celebrates Jewish and Chinese culture. This year, it expands to feature the food, music, and folk arts of Puerto Rico. Enjoy Chinese opera, klezmer, and salsa and plena music; Yiddish, Mandarin, and Spanish lessons; and, of course, egg rolls, egg creams, and empanadas!

Sunday, June 7, noon–4 p.m. Museum at Eldridge Street,12 Eldridge St. Free event.

Cheftopia: The 30th Annual Chefs’ Tribute to Citymeals-on-Wheels

Cheftopia: The 30th Annual Chefs’ Tribute to Citymeals-on-Wheels honors the founding chefs of Citymeals-on-Wheels: Larry Forgione and Jonathan Waxman. This year, chefs will create dishes inspired by tomorrow’s food trends. Participating chefs Scott Conant, Bobby Flay, Barbara Lynch, Bill Telepan, Jacques Torres, will be joined by many more.

Monday, June 8, 7.30 p.m, Rockefeller Center. Tickets $600.


New York Coffee Week

Coffee enthusiasts: here comes the best of New York’s coffee scene. New York Coffee Week is a week of tastings and events at participating coffee shops, roasters, and cafes. This year’s coffee week ends with CoffeeOne, a symposium bringing together world-class vendors and coffee lovers, with coffee, beer, food vendors, music, and a latte art competition. Vendors include Blue Bottle Coffee, Toby’s Estate, and Joe Coffee Company.

Saturday, June 6. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Industry City, 241 37th St., Brooklyn (between Second & Third avenues).


Jazz Age Lawn Party

The grandest Jazz Age Lawn Party to date includes a selection of New York’s most talented and picnic-perfect chefs and gourmet food trucks. Golden Age elixirs, like the signature St-Germain Cocktail, will be served along with a variety of elegant daytime tipples.

Sunday, June 13. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Governors Island. Tickets $35–$900.


Wine Disciples: The Wine Disciples Shop offers about 800 wine selections across different styles and regions, and for every budget. Enoteca opened on Tuesday, and the shop will follow soon.

For more details, click here. (Wine Disciples, 129 W. 29th St.)

Wild Horse Tavern: The sounds of classic American rock come to the Upper East Side with this week’s opening of Wild Horse Tavern, named after the Rolling Stones song.

For more details, click here. (Wild Horse Tavern, 1629 Second Ave.)

Harbor: Dock your boat (or drive over) and hop on land for a game of bocce or a Ping-Pong match with a cocktail in hand at the newly opened Harbor in Montauk.

For more details, click here.(Harbor, 440 W. Lake Drive, Montauk)