September 25 - October 1, 2014




8th Annual NYC Food Film Festival

dm-image-ph 8th Annual NYC Food Film FestivalWhat's this year's Jiro Dreams of Sushi? Find out at the 8th Annual NYC Food Film Festival (buy tickets). The more than 30 films on offer include a documentary about famed Peruvian chef Gastón Acurio and French Fries and Ice Cream about the legendary dish from EL Ideas' Phillip Foss, along with snacks worthy of the film. Slurp ceviche and pisco sours during Acurio's film and feast on all-you-can eat oysters at The Night Aquatic, a sea-themed viewing party. Don't even ask about popcorn. AMC Village 7, 66 Third Ave.; 10/29 to 11/2, various times and prices; see the full schedule here


Keep Your Eye on the Pies

Bacon makes everything better. Yes, even pies! Prove it by whipping up an Apple-Bacon Pie with Gingersnap Crust while sipping on a refreshing Stella Artois. This seasonal staple is finished with a heaping pile of bacon-streusel topping. Wash your sweet and savory masterpiece down with a refreshing glass of your favorite Belgian beer. Get cooking!


It should surprise no one that Williamsburg is the home of the city's first matcha cafe. Owned by brothers Max Fortgang and Graham Fortgang, the spots serves the Japanese powdered green tea in all sorts of iterations, from simpler shots and lattes to a watermelon-infused iced variety. Hooked? Pick up a tin of caffeinated stuff for the road. Expect snacks from Watty & Meg. Naturally, there are plans to turn the space into a speakeasy after-hours. 93 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, 718-599-0015


NYCWFF Returns October 16-19!

Don't miss the seventh annual Food Network NYC Wine & Food Festival. Enjoy four days filled with over one hundred events including Meatopia X: hosted by Michael Symon, attend the world's most famous meat festival at NYCWFF and enjoy an afternoon filled with live music, cold beer and beautiful views of the NYC Skyline while sampling the best meat you'll ever taste. Tickets are selling quickly - purchase yours today!



There is a vast emotional chasm between cake and pie.
Kat Kinsman, @kittenwithawhip


We've waxed poetic about the wonders of Ample Hills Creamery before (okay, maybe twice). But should you not be able to make it one of the Brooklyn shops, you can have it delivered as the ice cream pros now ship anywhere—across the city or nationwide. They only come in six-packs (classics or choose-your-own), so you'll just have to spoon your way through the notorious Salted Caramel, team favorite Sweet as Honey and the rest of the decadent flavors. Order here. $60 for six pints.


Nothing says Oktoberfest (or how much we all miss summer) like a beer cocktail. Hit up The Third Man for its versions for the holiday ($10 each): Pomelo-weizen, a Hefeweizen spiked with jalapeño tequila and grapefruit juice, and pilsner laced with rhubarb purée and tarragon. Before you stumble off, make sure you try the pork belly with beer mustard ($12). 116 Avenue C, 212-598-1040

Are you an OG in the kitchen? Then head to the Thug Kitchen cookbook launch at POWERHOUSE Arena (free entry, RSVP here), where the hilariously foul-mouthed food bloggers will chat with Dirt Candy's Amanda Cohen and Epicurious's Matt Duckor about their latest endeavor. 37 Main St.; 10/6, 7 to 9 p.m.


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