We all know how much it sucks when you hear about an event that you would have totally gone to had you only heard about it in advance, so I decided to do some research and compile this list. All these fall events sound like fun and the best part is that they haven’t happened yet!
Oktoberfest Pig Roast @ Beer Authority: All-you-can-eat pig roast (assorted sides included) accompanied by all-you-can-drink German and domestic beers on tap for three whole hours. Happening on Sept. 22rd and 23rd, as well as Oct. 6th and 7th. Tkts are $55, plus tip and tax. 21+. Don’t forget to wear your stretchy pants. Click HERE for more info.
Le Taste of France @ Pier 54 on the Hudson: A first ever event of its kind, this will be a tw0-day celebration of la cuisine francaise, featuring famous French food personalities. There will be a small flea market, live music, petanque and even French bulldogs. Available entrance tkts are $30 but the event will have its own currency (?) called Mariannes, which also have to be purchased online. The event is a tad overpriced for me and my college student budget, and the currency system is definitely trop compliqué. Sept. 29th-30th. Click HERE for more info.
“Serious Eats” Pie and Wine Social @ Brooklyn Winery: For about $50 you will get to feast on six slices of sweet and savory pies provided by famed New York piemakers, accompanied by six glasses of expertly paired wine. Oct. 7th. Click HERE for more info.
New Oktoberfest-themed menu @ Pier NYC on Roosevelt Island: For an overview of this lovely place, read this post that I wrote for Gothamist. Their seasonal menu features O-fest classics like potato pancakes, potato salad, pickles and several types of ‘wursts. Since the cafe is entirely outdoors, they are only open weather permitting – I recommend going ASAP while alfresco dining is still an option. Thru Oct. 31st. Click HERE for more info.
Hester Nights @ Hotel Eventi Courtyard: The popular Hester Street Fair happens every Saturday on the LES; there you will find lots of great food from a whole bunch of local artisinal vendors. “Hester Nights” is something that the Fair started doing over the summer and it happens, you guessed it, at night. Now you can nom on your mini tacos, lobster rolls and arepas beneath the stars… ah. Every Thursday, 4pm-10pm thru Oct. 25th. Click HERE for more info.