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New York Area Culinary Events

Hungry? Need to fill your culinary calendar? Here is where you will find all the restaurant and culinary happenings in Greater NYC. We feature a calendar of special dinners, tasting menus, prix-fixe meals, food festivals and other NYC culinary events, including regularly occurring food events as well as special one-time-only Manhattan events featuring top chefs. Keep checking back so you can know all that's going on in the world of restaurant and food events in New York City and the surrounding suburbs. We've also got the latest NYC Restaurant News and Wine Events.


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December 21
Williamsburg gastropub Humboldt & Jackson is dedicating an evening to the ugly holiday sweater. Show up at 8 p.m. with your ugliest holiday sweater and be prepared to do some karaoke. The cost is $10 in advance and $15 at the door and your entry gets you snacks and a drink. Plus the worst sweater wins a prize. Humboldt & Jackson, 434 Humboldt St., Brooklyn, NY 11211, 718-349-3355 .
January 20
In honor of the restaurant's 5th anniversary, SD26 is hosting a Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner. The event, which will feature food, drinks and music, starts at 6 p.m. and costs $75 for JBF members; $95 for the public. For more information, visit SD26, 19 E. 26th St., New York, NY 10010, 212-265-5959.
January 20
Nashville restaurant Rolf and Daughters is doing a one-night pop-up appearance at David Chang's Momofuku Ssam Bar. Reservations for the January 20 dinner can be made starting on January 6. Momofuku Ssam Bar, 207 Second Ave., New York, NY 10003, 212-254-3500.
January 24
If you like beer and you like bourbon then you probably like BBQ. Join the touring Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival as it makes a stop at The Tunnel in Manhattan on January 24, 2015. For more information, visit
January 28
The James Beard House presents a D.C. Women Chefs Rock dinner with Jennifer Carroll (Carroll Couture Cuisine, Philadelphia), Erin Clarke (Casa Luca, Washington, D.C.), Jenn Flynn (Roofers Union, Washington, D.C.), Marjorie Meek-Bradley (Ripple and Roofers Union, Washington, D.C.), and pastry chef Tiffany MacIsaac (Buttercream Bakeshop, Washington, D.C.). Tickets cost $130 for JBH members, $170 for non-members. For more information, visit James Beard House, 167 W. 12th St., New York, NY 10011, 212-627-2308.
February 23
The James Beard House presents a Belgian Chic dinner with chef-owner Bart Vandaele of Belga Cafe and B Too in Washington, DC. Dishes will include whole-roasted sterling white halibut with leeks, saison beer-braised salsify and watercress sauce. Tickets cost $130 for JBH members, $170 for non-members. For more information, visit James Beard House, 167 W. 12th St., New York, NY 10011, 212-627-2308.
February 25
Whisky Live, the globetrotting whisky tasting and sampling event, will stop in New York at Chelsea Piers (23rd Street and 12th Avenue, Pier 60). Admission includes a souvenir Glencairn tasting glass, full dinner buffet, live entertainment and access to whisky sampling. For more information, visit
March 22
Sunday Supper at Chelsea Market, a Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner, raises funds for the James Beard Foundation and The Jamestown Charitable Foundation. Both are not-for-profit organizations focusing on initiatives for culinary education. A group of chefs will prepare a family-style feast in the market's main hall. The event starts at 5 p.m. and costs $200 for members; $240 for the general public. For more information, visit


Huertas, the new Basque-accented eatery in the East Village, has begun a "Cans & Conservas" program: for $12, the diner gets a can of beer and a can, or "conservas," of fish. Huertas, 107 First Ave., New York, NY 10003, 212-228-4490.
Gaby Restaurant Francais at the Sofitel New York features daily "De-Light" hours from 4 p.m.-midnight. Select wines are priced at $9-$10 and Goose Island draft beer is $7. Also available is the De-Light Cocktail ($12, 65 calories) made with Voli Vodka Lemon, triple sec, cucumber and lime juice. Gaby Restaurant Francais, Sofitel New York, 44 W. 45th St., New York, NY 10036, 212-782-3040.
Asiate offers a three-course lunch menu for $34 Ongoing
Asiate, located on the 35th floor of Time Warner Center in the Mandarin Oriental, New York, offers a three-course lunch menu for $34, Monday through Friday. Asiate, Mandarin Oriental New York, Time Warner Center, 35th Floor, 80 Columbus Cir., New York, NY 10023, 212-805-8881.
The James Beard House hosts multi-course lunches and dinners throughout the year, each featuring a unique chef or chef team. Prepaid reservations are required for all events, and may be made by calling 212-627-2308. For a current schedule of events, visit The James Beard House, 167 W. 12th St., New York, NY 10011, 212-627-2308.
Every Monday at David Bouley's Brushstroke is now Kaiseki Monday. That's right, start your week off right by indulging in the seven-course meal for $115 per person. The menu changes weekly but expect sashimi, cooked fish, meat, rice, sushi and dessert. Brushstroke, 30 Hudson St., New York, NY 10013, 212-791-3771.
Hill Country is offering unlimited pork ribs, brisket, chicken and sides on Mondays starting at 5 p.m. for $25. Hill Country, 30 W. 26th St., New York, NY 10010, 212-255-4544.
Wednesday to Sunday
Perla, the Greenwich Village Italian restaurant from Gabe Stulman, offers a a three-course $35 meal Wednesday to Sunday at lunch. Options include risotto with saffron; black spaghetti with 'nduja, calamari and breadcrumbs; and a skate sandwich with artichokes and fennel. Perla, 24 Minetta Ln., New York, NY 10012, 212-933-1824.
Chef David Santos and Louro want to cook up Sunday supper for you. Every Sunday evening diners at the West Village restaurant have the chance to eat a three-course meal for $35. The menu options change weekly. Louro, 142 W. 10th St., New York, NY 10014, 212-206-0606.
Thalassa hosts Athenian Taverna Nights on Sundays, featuring a $35 three-course prix-fixe dinner and live Greek music. Thalassa, 179 Franklin St., New York, NY 10013, 212-941-7661.

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