Uncorked New York, Grace American Jerk Festival, Dan’s Grillhampton

July 7, 2016 12:46 pm Last Updated: March 8, 2018 5:23 pm

Upcoming events in and around New York City:

Harlem Whiskey Festival

Sample whiskeys from around the world while celebrating Harlem’s rich whiskey history, dating back to Prohibition. The second annual Harlem Whiskey Festival will feature tastings, after parties, and special events like the Craftsmanship Dinner presented by Johnnie Walker and the Whiskey After Dark Cigar Lounge. $75 to $125 per person.

Tuesday, July 12 & Wednesday, July 13
Harlem Mist
46 W. 116th St.

(Courtesy of Uncorked New York)
(Courtesy of Uncorked New York)

Uncorked New York

Uncorked Wine Festivals is coming to NYC for the first time. Pair samples from over 50 wineries from around the world with food from gourmet trucks and vendors, including Tres Carnes, Brooklyn Oyster Party, and Murray’s Cheese. $60 to $70 per person.

Saturday, July 16
2 p.m.–6 p.m.
Metropolitan Pavilion
125 W. 18th St.

Running With the Beef

Cook Out NYC is holding an outdoor Spanish-style grilling fiesta on the East River waterfront, serving up grass-fed beef, Spanish tapas and specialty dishes, and Spanish craft beer, wine, and cider. An evening event, Puesta del Sol: Mezcal y Barbacoa, will feature tastings of over 20 mezcal brands. $45 to $80.

Saturday, July 16
1 p.m.–9 p.m.
Solar One at Stuyvusant Cove
500 E. 23rd St.

Grace American Jerk Festival

New York’s biggest Caribbean food festival is turning up the heat, showcasing the signature Jamaican cooking style featuring hot and spicy seasonings. Enjoy a jerk cook-off, bites from more than 20 vendors, and plenty of reggae and soca music. $30 per person.

Sunday, July 17
Noon–8 p.m.
Roy Wilkins Park, Queens

Dan’s Grillhampton

Top Manhattan and East End chefs will face off in Grillhampton, an NYC versus the Hamptons cooking competition hosted by Travel Channel’s Adam Richman. Attendees will enjoy grilled eats, beer, and specialty cocktails, and cast their votes along with the judges to determine the night’s big winner. $135 to $185 per person.

Friday, July 22
7 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
Fairview Farm at Mecox
19 Horsemill Lane
Bridgehampton, N.Y.

The If I Were a –wich Man sandwich. (David Handschuh)
The If I Were a –wich Man sandwich. (David Handschuh)

Carnegie Deli’s Broadway Sandwich

Carnegie Deli has introduced a limited edition If I Were a –wich Man sandwich, in collaboration with the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Fiddler on the Roof.” The sandwich, a combination of brisket, corned beef, Swiss cheese, Russian dressing, coleslaw, and mayo on rye, is available for $29.99.

Through July 31
Carnegie Deli
854 Seventh Ave.

Spicy Scallion Marinara Meatballs. (Courtesy of Natsumi Tapas)
Spicy Scallion Marinara Meatballs. (Courtesy of Natsumi Tapas)

Natsumi Tapas Happy Hour

Japanese-Italian fusion restaurant Natsumi has launched a brand new happy hour menu. Small plates include Crispy Blue Crab Dumplings, Crunchy Spicy Salmon Roll, and Blue Point Oysters, while drinks include Kirin Ichiban beers, international wines, and handcrafted cocktails. $4 to $6 for small plates, beer, and wine.

4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Natsumi Tapas
323 Third Ave.

Bibb Lettuce with radish, turnips, shallot vinaigrette, and crispy risotto. (Courtesy of Impero Caffe)
Bibb Lettuce with radish, turnips, shallot vinaigrette, and crispy risotto. (Courtesy of Impero Caffe)

Impero Caffè Brunch

Scott Conant’s Impero Caffè is now serving Sunday brunch. The prix fixe menu features signature items alongside brunch selections, such as Egg & Crispy Porchetta Sandwich, Burrata & Salsa Verde with fava beans and peas, Pasta al Pomodoro with the chef’s signature ragu, and avocado toast, paired with unlimited mimosas, bellinis, and bloody marys. $50 per person.

Sundays, 11:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
Impero Caffè
132 W. 27th St. 

(Courtesy of TEISUI)
(Courtesy of TEISUI)

TEISUI Lite Menu

The traditional Japanese yakitori kaiseki restaurant has officially opened its full dining room to the public, and is offering a new four-course tasting menu as a more approachable alternative to its $150 10-course option. Customers can enjoy the seasonal menu, which features free-range Bo Bo chicken, with wine and sake by the glass, or a sake flight. $40 per person.

246 Fifth Ave.

White Chocolate-Sake Cream Cake with yuzu-scented fruits and salted toffee. (Courtesy of Tacuba Hell's Kitchen)
White Chocolate-Sake Cream Cake with yuzu-scented fruits and salted toffee. (Courtesy of Tacuba Hell’s Kitchen)

Tacuba Hell’s Kitchen Pop-Up

Chef Julian Medina is hosting pastry chef Jason Licker for a one-night-only, East-meets-West pop-up dinner at Tacuba Hell’s Kitchen. The menu will offer a variety of tacos and desserts with Asian and Mexican influences, such as Taco de Pork Belly with cajeta-sancho pepper glaze and daikon-cilantro salad; and White Chocolate-Junmai with white chocolate-sake cream, yuzu-scented fruits, and salted toffee. $15 for tacos, $13 for desserts.

Wednesday, July 13
Tacuba Hell’s Kitchen
802 Ninth Ave.


Black Tap and Mimi Cheng’s

The celebrated burger joint and dumpling shop are joining forces to present the Black Tap Dumpling at Mimi Cheng’s. The monthlong special is a dry-aged beef dumpling with blue cheese and arugula, served with a buttermilk-dill dipping sauce. $9.75 for 6, $11.75 for 8.

Through July 31
Mimi Cheng’s
179 Second Ave.

Bastille Day at Benoit

In celebration of Bastille Day, French bistro Benoit will serve a special bouillabaisse-style clambake for two, with lobster, mussels, littleneck clams, corn, and rouille croutons, and for dessert, an indulgent Peach Verbena cake. On Bastille Day, July 14, the restaurant will host a French-style happy hour with live jazz. French cocktails and wines will be available.

Through July 14
60 W. 55th St.

Flinders Lane and Babu Ji Charity Dinner

East Village chefs Chris Rendell of Flinders Lane and Jessi Singh of Babu Ji will team up for a special dinner to benefit the homeless shelter, The Bowery Mission. The six-course menu includes signature dishes from the two Aussie transplants, including Colonel Tso’s Cauliflower; Grilled Kangaroo with lemon myrtle yogurt, pickled red onion, and chickpea falafel; and Gulab Jamun (Indian sweets made with milk). $75 per person.

Wednesday, July 13
Flinders Lane
162 Avenue A

The DB4C ice cream flavor: bittersweet caramel, coffee, and cardamom ice cream with cocoa nibs. (Zach Lewis)
The DB4C ice cream flavor: bittersweet caramel, coffee, and cardamom ice cream with cocoa nibs. (Zach Lewis)

Chef Daniel Boulud With Morgenstern’s Ice Cream

For the month of July, Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream will serve limited edition flavors created in collaboration with chef Daniel Boulud. Each week features a different flavor: DB4C, a bittersweet caramel, coffee, and cardamom ice cream with cocoa nibs; Crac en Bouche, a praline-infused ice cream with toasted bits of almond nougatine, served in a choux à la crème; Bora Bora, a tropical-citrus sorbet topped with meringues that have been flavored with a mix of orchidea root, Szechuan peppercorn, and lime; and Cannelé d’Or, a buttered rum ice cream infused with cannelé batter, cannelé crust, and gold leaf.

Through July 31
Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream
2 Rivington St.
299 Bowery