Taste of East Village, Feast of San Gennaro, Brew Hop

By Annie Wu, Epoch Times
September 11, 2016 1:32 am Last Updated: March 8, 2018 5:23 pm

Upcoming food and drink events in New York City:

(Courtesy of Black Tap)
(Courtesy of Black Tap)

Black Tap Bagel Burger

For one weekend only, Black Tap will serve a special bagel burger created in collaboration with The Bagel Store. The burger features a black-and-white-swirled truffle oil bagel with Pat LaFrieda beef, bacon, egg, cheese, and truffle mayo, served with homemade fries. $19.

Saturday, Sept. 10 & Sunday, Sept. 11
Black Tap SoHo
529 Broome St. (at Sullivan Street)
Black Tap Meatpacking
248 W. 14th St. (near Eigth Avenue)

(Courtesy of American Whiskey)
(Courtesy of American Whiskey)

American Whiskey Dinner Series

The whiskey-focused restaurant American Whiskey will host a dinner series featuring different cuisine and beverage pairings each month. For September, the restaurant will prepare a menu of Mexican dishes paired with Patrón tequila cocktails. Some of the offerings include grilled parillada (barbecued meats); steak fajitas; and cheese and shrimp-stuffed jalapenos wrapped in bacon. $50 per person.

Wednesday, Sept. 14
7 p.m.
American Whiskey
247 W. 30th St. (between Seventh & Eighth avenues)

(Courtesy of Feast of San Gennaro)
(Courtesy of Feast of San Gennaro)

Feast of San Gennaro

This year is the 90th anniversary of the Feast of San Gennaro, the city’s long-running cultural festival. Expected to attract a million visitors to Little Italy, the 11-day celebration will feature street food, live music, a parade, lectures, and cooking demonstrations.

Thursday, Sept. 15–Sunday, Sept. 25
Little Italy

Oktoberfest at Edi & the Wolf, Freud

With Oktoberfest coming up, Michelin-starred chef Eduard Frauneder will offer specials at his two Austrian restaurants, Edi & the Wolf and Freud. The former is serving seasonal brews on tap, along with special dishes like Weisswurst, served with sauerkraut, mustard, and a pretzel; and Roasted Pork Knuckle with braised red cabbage, pan-roasted potatoes, and speck. At the latter, the specials include a happy hour; Bratwurst with bread-and-butter pickles and beer mustard; and a dinner special of Roasted Pork Shank with potato dumplings, vinegar cabbage, fresh horseradish, beer mustard, and pork jus.

Saturday, Sept. 17–Monday, Oct. 3
Edi and the Wolf 
102 Avenue C (at East Seventh Street)
506 LaGuardia Place (between Bleecker and West Houston streets)

Taste of East Village

East Village restaurants and bars will gather together for a festival to benefit the Cooper Square Committee, a community organization that provides assistance to small businesses and displaced tenants in the area. Enjoy food from Luke’s Lobster, Veselka, Butter Lane Cupcakes, Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream, Porchetta, and others. Cocktails will be prepared by mixologists from Jimmy’s No. 43. $25 to $30 per person.

Saturday, Sept. 17
East Seventh Street (between Cooper Square and Second Avenue)

The Brew Hop

This event will combine a 5K race with craft beer and food. After the race at noon, a festival at Randall’s Island will offer samples from 15 craft breweries in the New York area and food from local restaurants like Bareburger, Ponti Rossi, and Blossom Ice Cream. Live bands like the High and Mighty Brass Band and Argonaut & Wasp will perform. $35 to $100 per person.

Sunday, Sept. 18
Randall’s Island Park
12:00 p.m.–4 p.m.

Daisy Hobbs from the cast of
Daisy Hobbs from the cast of “Aladdin” performs at the W hotel. (Austin Combs)

Broadway at the W 

The W hotel in Times Square is hosting an ongoing concert series featuring Broadway stars performing in an intimate space, the Living Room. Performers will entertain with a wide range of music, everything from covers of pop hits to their own original songs. The Living Room will serve special cocktails, such as Wanted Dead or Alive, with Avua Prata cachaca rum, lime, sugar, and simple syrup; and Make Someone Happy, with Hendrick’s Gin, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, simple syrup, muddled cucumber, and club soda. The next concert will feature cast members from the musical “Something Rotten” on Sept. 18. Free ($20 for reserved seating).

W New York Times Square 
1567 Broadway (at 47th Street)

Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint

This block-party-like food festival celebrating north Brooklyn’s dining and beverage scene will feature more than 40 restaurants, bars, wineries, and more, including Brooklyn Brewery, Hail Mary, Maison Premiere, Maman NYC, Pies N Thighs, and Brooklyn Roasting Company. Attendees can enjoy live music and food demonstrations, and learn about local nonprofits. All proceeds will go toward building The Firehouse North Brooklyn Community Center. $35 to $100 per person.

Sunday, Sept. 18
1 p.m.–5 p.m.
East River State Park
90 Kent Ave., Brooklyn

Taste of Gramercy

Sample the dining options of the Gramercy neighborhood, all in one sitting. Obica Mozzarella Bar Pizza e Cucina, Sarabeth’s, Florian, BLT Prime, and the Bedford Cheese Shop are among those participating in Taste of Gramercy. $30 to $50 per person for six tastings; $60 to $80 for all tastings.

Saturday, Sept. 24
11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Irving Place (between 17th & 18th streets)

Brunch at BKW by Brooklyn Winery 

The Brooklyn Winery’s newly opened sit-down restaurant, BKW, is now open for brunch. Options include Eggs Florentine, with sauce divine, smoky creamed greens, and poached eggs atop an English muffin; Bread Pudding French Toast; and Grilled Pastrami with potato pancake, sunny-side up eggs, and chive cream. 

Saturdays & Sundays
11 a.m.–3 p.m.
747 Franklin Ave. (near Sterling Place)

Latin-inspired dumplings from Mimi Cheng's. (Courtesy of Mimi Cheng's)
Latin-inspired dumplings from Mimi Cheng’s. (Courtesy of Mimi Cheng’s)

September Special at Mimi Cheng’s 

During September, Mimi Cheng’s Dumplings is serving a special dumpling created in collaboration with chef Gerardo Gonzalez of Lalo. Combining Latin and Taiwanese flavors, the dumplings are stuffed with squid, Mexican chorizo, long grain rice, hibiscus, citrus, and onions, and served with smoked paprika and a hibiscus reduction.

Mimi Cheng’s Dumplings
179 Second Ave. (between East 11th & East 12th streets)