North Food Festival, Tasty Tuesday, and Chile Pepper Festival

By Daksha Devnani, Epoch Times
September 17, 2015 12:19 pm Last Updated: March 8, 2018 5:23 pm

Timna Launches Israeli Brunch Menu

Modern Israeli restaurant Timna is debuting its new brunch menu by chef Nir Mesika (formerly of Zizi Limona), who draws on  influences from the Mediterranean, Middle East, and Northern Africa. Brunch plates and salads are served in the Israeli breakfast style with three complimentary small sides that change daily. Alongside the classic Shakshuka are re-imagined dishes like Alphabet City Benedict featuring challah topped with cured salmon, spinach, and poached eggs, Mediterranean Sashimi–cured sea bass on a bed of tabouli, tzatziki, and crunchy beet leather–and more!

11:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
109 St. Marks Place

(Courtesy of Hester Street Fair)
(Courtesy of Hester Street Fair)

SEC Tailgate

Hester Street Fair will host a Southeastern Conference tailgate with sweet and savory southern food dishes from vendors including Georgia’s Eastside BBQ, Booqoo Beignets, Deviant Chef, and the Queens Kickshaw. There will also be flat screens relaying the kickoff between LSU and Auburn, live from Baton Rouge.

Saturday, Sept. 19
Starts at 11 a.m. (until game ends)
Hester St. at Essex St., Lower East Side

Black Owned Restaurant Month

Sept. 9 was the kick off for participating restaurants in Manhattan and Brooklyn, with three course prix-fixe dinner menus on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Restaurants include Amarachi, LoLo’s Seafood Shack, Sweet Science, and Therapy Wine bar. The event is hosted by blog “I Don’t Do Clubs,” which caters to black professionals looking for social events beyond the typical nightclub scene.

Through Wednesday, Sept. 30
Various locations


Brooklyn Brewery and the Craft Beer Revolution

Brooklyn Brewery’s Steve Hindy (author of “Beer School”) and Garrett Oliver (author of “The Brewmaster’s Table”) will tell the unlikely story of how their company grew from a home brewery hobby to a multimillion-dollar business. After the event, Hindy and Oliver will sign copies of their book, “The Craft Beer Revolution.” Beer tasting included.

Monday, Sept. 21
7 p.m.

1395 Lexington Ave. (at 92nd Street)
Tickets: $32

Parker Red Housemade BBQ Sauce and Hot Sauce. (Courtesy of Parker Red)
Parker Red Housemade BBQ Sauce and Hot Sauce. (Courtesy of Parker Red)

Tasty Tuesday Canning and Preservation

Chef Brandon Byrd of Parker Red will offer his unique spin on preserving summer produce for the upcoming fall and winter seasons. This event, hosted by Parker Red and Brooklyn Grange, will start with a tour of the farm and harvesting summer veggies like tomatoes, peppers, herbs, and eggplant. Guests will learn how to safely can each ingredient and distinguish their complex flavor profiles. The menu will feature Herbed Foccacia with Tomato Conserva, Italian Combo with Preserved Eggplant, and Fresh Mozzarella with Arugula Pesto and Roasted Pepper.

Tuesday, Sept. 22
6.30 p.m.–9 p.m.
Brooklyn Grange Navy Yard Farm
Flushing Avenue & Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn
Tickets: $75

(Courtesy of North Festival)
A dish from last year’s North Food Festival. (Courtesy of North Festival)

North Food Festival

Nordic cuisine will take over New York City for the third year at the North Food Festival. Some of the world’s most exciting Nordic chefs will cook for exclusive and intimate pop up dinners, educational cooking classes, and fun and free events for all. Chefs and speakers will include Claus Meyer, Allen Salkin, Kalle Bergman, and Morten Sohlberg.

Wednesday–Monday, Sept. 23–Sept. 28
Various event times and ticket prices
Washington & Charles streets, West Village

On the Horizon

Identitá New York

Hosted by Eataly, Identitá Golose will return to the U.S. for the sixth annual Identitá New York, a series of master classes featuring seven of Italy’s most celebrated chefs and seven of America’s culinary personalities. Each session will showcase dishes using one selected ingredient. Guests will be allowed to sample dishes from each chef while sipping on Italian wines. There will also be discussions on global culinary trends and techniques. Identitá Golose, founded in 2004 by Italian food journalist Paolo Marchi, is a culinary organization whose mission is to highlight the best of contemporary Italian cuisine, showcasing the culinary excellence of each Italian region and honoring  top Italian chefs.

Wednesday–Saturday, Sept. 30–Oct. 3
12 p.m.–5 p.m.
200 Fifth Ave.
Tickets: $125

Chile Pepper Festival

The hottest fall tradition returns to New York for its 23rd year, featuring performances from around the world. Guests will get to sample dozens of hot sauces, pickles, and salsas, as well as artisanal goodies from Brooklyn’s best chile-chocolate creators. Vendors will include 303 Salsas, A&B American Style, Brooklyn Delhi, Calcutta Kitchens, and Mike’s Hot Honey. Celebrated chile–chocolatiers like Antidote Chocolate, The Chocolate Room, La Newyorkina Mexican Sweets, Raaka Chocolates, and more will offer guests with a wide variety of spicy sweets.

Saturday, Sept. 26
11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Cherry Esplanade
Tickets: $20

Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival by Village Voice

Over 100+ craft breweries from New York and beyond will take over the Brooklyn Expo Center for the fifth annual Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival.  The event hosted by Village Voice LLC will provide guests with samples of the best seasonal, micro, and reserve beers from breweries around the country, as well as food and entertainment.

Saturday, Sept. 26
3 p.m.–6 p.m.
Brooklyn Expo Center
Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Tickets: $55