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October 19, 2015

OCT 19 – OCT 27

Mon, Oct 19th, All day
Convene Conf Center, Manhattan

The James Beard Foundation is on a mission to rethink the future of food with an impressive line-up of thinkers—from NASA’s Chief Data Scientist to MOMA’s Chief Design Curator.

Mon, Oct 26th, 6PM
115 6th Avenue, 6th Fl, Manhattan

Five food businesses will give their business pitch to an esteemed panel of experts. Come join us for an evening of networking and collaborative thinking.

Tues, Oct 27th, 5:30PM-7:30PM
37-18 Northern Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11205

Some like it hot—especially when it comes to hot sauce! Learn the tricks of the hot sauce trade with Brooklyn Grange’s very own farmer Ben Flanner. Foodstanders get 50% off with code FOODSTAND. 

Sat, Oct 24th, 12PM
Find a Crunch near you!

Join Food Day on October 24th and show your support for seasonal, healthy eating by biting into an apple together with thousands of other New Yorkers.

Sat, Oct 24th, 11AM-3PM
50 N 3rd Street Brooklyn, NY 11249

Rodale’s Organic Life Magazine celebrates the season with the best ingredients, featuring tastings courtesy of Brooklyn’s best farm-to-table restaurants, plus interactive demonstrations from top local chefs celebrating local, sustainable, delicious cuisine. Foodstanders get 40% off with promo code TASTE.

Event Guide

Your Weekly Guide to Good Food: October 12th – October 18th

October 12, 2015

What we’re reading this week…

Current events in food + food for thought!

>A National Food Policy for the 21st Century – Michael Pollan, Mark Bittman, Ricardo Salvador, and Olivier de Schutter share their vision for what a unified US food policy could look like, since we really don’t have one.

>California is taking big steps to limit antibiotic use in livestock production – Antibiotics are fed to healthy livestock to boost growth, but overuse has led to antibiotic resistance – one of the “worlds most pressing health problems.” California just took the strongest step to limit overuse. 

>School lunches, particularly healthier options, are pretty controversial. Here’s a full deep dive into the issue. 


National Event Pick:

Tues, Oct 13th, 9:00PM ET
Democratic Primary Debate
Food policy is something that has been top of mind for many people around the world and in the US. We’re hoping these key food issues come up during the debate on Tuesday, so tune in to hear what the candidates have to say! 

NYC Events:

1. Wed, Oct 14th, 7:00PM
92Y | Lexington Ave. at 92nd St. | Manhattan

Kitchen Arts and Letters Series – The NoMad Cookbook

Daniel Humm and Will Guidara run two of New York’s most pioneering restaurants: Eleven Madison Park and the NoMad. Their team is known for perfectly executed cooking and creating extraordinary, genre-defying dining experiences. Bar director Leo Robitschek helped reinvent the cocktail program at Eleven Madison Park and the NoMad. Join them as they share food and drink recipes and stories from The NoMad Cookbook.

2. Thurs, Oct 15th, 5:30PM
North Brooklyn Farm| 320 Kent Ave| Brooklyn

NYC AgTech Week: Locavore Taco Dinner

NYC AgTech Week’s biggest event! The evening will feature rooftop-raised fish, NYC grown produce, locally brewed beers, and even cricket bars! Farmers will speak about their product and their experience of growing in the city and the role of AgTech. It will be a great chance to network, learn, and taste what locally grown NYC food is really like. The menu is by Manhattan Agriculture, and the entry tickets are $5.

3. Thurs, Oct 15th- Sun, Oct 18th

NYCWFF: New York City’s Wine and Food Festival

After seven successful years (last year they raised $1 million!), the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE is gearing up to once again pay homage to one of the greatest dining cities in the world while fighting to end hunger! It is the only Festival in New York to bring together both legendary culinary icons from around the globe and America’s most beloved television chefs. Events range from tastings and hands-on classes to intimate dinners, brunches, late-night parties and more! The proceeds benefit the Food Bank for New York City and the No Kid Hungry Campaign. 

4. Sat, Oct 17th, 11:00AM-6:00PM
NY Academy of Medicine | 1216 6th avenue at 103rd St| Manhattan

Eating Through Time: Food, Health, History

Jacques Pépin, community activists, history buffs, and food enthusiasts will come together for a in a daylong celebration of history, food, and health. Topics include insects, hip hop public health, food and the law, food porn, technology, and much more. General admission is $65, and workshops are $25 to attend. 


5. Sun Oct 18th, 9:30AM-6:00PMPick-up and Drop-off at: Madman Espresso| 336 W 37th St| Manhattan

Rooted NY Day Trip: Foraging, Farming & Distilling

Learn about foraging for wild edibles on untouched, beautiful private land that abuts the Appalachian Trail. The day trip also includes a delicious farm-to-table lunch from local purveyors and a whiskey tasting and tour at Black Dirt Distillery.  Hike through natural forests while Leda Meredith, an instructor on foraging certified in ethnobotany, guides you on where to look for and how to identify wild plants. You’ll also learn tips on how to sustainably harvest and prepare these seasonal ingredients.  After your hike, enjoy lunch and head over to Black Dirt Distillery for a tour and tasting.  Tickets are $110.

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Event Guide

Your Weekly Guide to Good Food Events- October 5th- October 11th

October 6, 2015

What we’re reading this week…

Current events in food + food for thought!
>The Decline of “Big Soda” – The drop in soda consumption represents the single largest change in the American diet in the last decade.

>Taking The Heat: Is Foodie Culture Making Room For Female Chefs?

>What’s up, Doc? The CEO of Bolthouse Farms on Making Carrots Cool

 National Event Pick:

Wed, Oct 7th, 12PM ET
Online Webinar

Food Tank Webinar Series: A Food-Based Approach to Address Malnutrition
The next installment of Food Tank’s Exclusive Webinar Series will feature Gianna Bonis-Profumo, Young Earth Solutions (YES) Ambassador at The Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN).  Bonis-Profumo will present information on how food-based approaches and nutrition-sensitive agricultural programs can address malnutrition in developing countries. A project that combines both frameworks will be showcased, the Food and Nutrition Hub, which aims to empower women to prevent malnutrition in a sustainable manner. This project idea won the BCFN YES contest in December 2014.

NYC Events:

1. Tues, Oct 6th, 6:30PM-9:30PM
Midtown Loft | 267 5th Avenue at 29th Street. 11th Floor| Manhattan

Fall Gala: Great Chefs Cook for Healthy School Food
Hungry kids need healthy food! Support the Coalition for Healthy School Food at their Fall Gala, which will feature a plant-based tasting featuring incredible chefs and restaurants (and shoutout to Foodstander @simplywithout who is on the host committee!)  The Coalition for Healthy School Food is a nonprofit that introduces plant-based foods and nutrition education in schools to educate the whole school community.  There will be raffles, a silent auction, and gift bags.  Tickets are $125.  

2. Tues, Oct 6th, 6:30PM-11:00PM
The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine| 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street| Manhattan
Enter the Conversation: The Food Bargain

Mother Jones presents food and agricultural correspondent Tom Philpott in conversation with urban farmer and community activist Karen Washington and award winning restaurateur, author, and head judge of Top Chef Tom Colicchio, for an in-depth discussion of the contemporary food movement. Local and small-scale models for sustainable food production have moved into the mainstream- this panel of experts will evaluate their accessibility, and explore potential next steps to expand the impact healthy, affordable, culturally diverse food systems can make on our communities.

3. Thurs, Oct 8th, 6:30PM-9:00PM
Berg’n| 899 Bergen Street| Brooklyn

Food Book Party: Gay Food 101
From our Foodstand friends @FoodBookFair! Is there a gay sensibility in food? How have queer culinary tastemakers changed what we eat and drink, from James Beard to Craig Claiborne to Big Gay Ice Cream? Why is it important to think about gender and sexuality when it comes to food (or the food service industry)? And what makes food gay anyway? Gay Food 101 explores the intersection of gay culture and food culture, in restaurants, aesthetics and food media. The event centers on a moderated conversation between diverse voices in the community, featuring two new magazines that celebrate the queer aspects of food culture, Mouthfeel and Jarry, plus writer John Birdsall and Put A Egg On It editor Sarah Keough. AND: Delicious food and drink available for sale at Berg’n.  and a curated selection of books by Greenlight Bookstore. Tickets are $10- one free beer included. 

4. Thurs, Oct 8th, 7PM-9:30PM
1204 Broadway, 4th Floor| Manhattan

Chef Showdown #3 – A Komeeda Kollaboration
A collaborative effort by Peatix and (Foodstander!) Komeeda, Chef Showdown aims to provide a platform for new and ambitious chefs to showcase their creative talents via a social and interactive evening. The event will bring together three innovative chefs and food lovers (a.k.a. you!), for a night of bites, drinks and conversation.  Three chefs will each be creating two bite-sized appetizers reflecting their creative abilities. You, the audience, will taste, critique and judge each bite based on creativity, presentation and taste. The winner will be crowned the Showdown Champion! Tickets are $25 Online,  $30 Cash At Door.  Ticket includes all six bites, beer/wine, welcome hors d’oeuvres and the opportunity to vote for the Chef Showdown #3 winner.

5. Fri, Oct 9th- Sun Oct 11th DigitalOcean| 101 6th Avenue| Manhattan
Startup Weekend: New York City Food Edition
Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. The goal for this event is to connect people who are passionate and want to tackle the tough challenges in the food industry, all while learning-by-doing, firsthand, what makes a business successful. Tickets are $99.  

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Event Guide

Your Weekly Guide to Good Food Events: September 28th- October 4th

September 28, 2015

What we’re reading this week…

Current events in food + food for thought!

>NPR’s coverage of the new book, Ingredients: A Visual Exploration of 75 Food Additives and 25 Food Products

>Judge Strikes Down New York City’s Ban on Foam Food Containers

National Event Pick: 

Tues, Sept 29th, 1PMET
#HealthTalk: Common Kitchen Mistakes That Can Make You Sick: Twitter Chat 

Are you up on the healthiest food practices?  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 6 Americans get sick from foodborne illnesses each year. These diseases may be invisible to the naked eye, but they hide on kitchen surfaces, knives, utensils, and other places. The good news is that you can prevent their spread and protect your health by following some basic food safety practices, like washing your hands, using separate cutting boards for vegetables and raw meat and poultry, and cooking and chilling foods at the right temperature. Join a twitter chat with Bonnie Taub-Dix, RDN, owner of; David W. Plunkett, JD, JM, senior staff attorney for the food safety program at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI); and Johannah Sakimura, Everyday Health nutrition columnist.  

NYC Events:

1. Mon, Sept 28th, 6:30PM-8:30PM
UrbanSpace Vanderbilt | 230 Park Ave, at 45th St and Vanderbilt Ave| Manhattan
Markets: Past and Future

Calling all those interested in markets! Join UrbanSpace for their debut event at UrbanSpace Vanderbilt, as they host four international practitioners in the art of creating multi-tenanted markets. Speakers will engage around the past and future of markets, and how markets are changing the face of the restaurant and retail world today. Tickets are $20, redeemable for a $20 food voucher at the door, which can be used at any of the UrbanSpace Vanderbilt booths. 

2.Tues, Sept 29th, 7:30PM-9:30PM
Runner & Stone| 285 Third Avenue, between Carol & President|Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Slur: Runner & Stone
Get your happy hour pants on! It’s Slow Food NYC’s monthly happy hour, this time held at Runner & Stone, the neighborhood bakery, restaurant, and bar that believes cooking and eating are communal activities that connect people to one another. The convivial atmosphere features a menu focused on local, seasonal ingredients that are grown, produced, packaged and transported in a responsible manner. Free to attend! 

3. Wed, Sept 30th, 7PM
92Y| Lexington Ave at 92nd St| Manhattan
Talking about Cakes:Claire Ptak of London’s Violet Bakery and Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine and Blue Bottle Coffee with Bon Appétit Magazine’s Christine Muhlke

A California native, Claire Ptak worked as a pastry chef for Alice Waters at Chez Paniesse before moving to London and opening Violet, a bijou cake shop and café. Jamie Oliver has called her his “favourite cake maker in the whole world.” She talks about launching and maintaining a successful baking business with James Beard Award winner Elisabeth Prueitt, executive pastry chef of Tartine and Blue Bottle Coffee, and author of Tartine. Claire Ptak will be signing copies of The Violet Bakery Cookbook and Elisabeth Prueitt will be signing copies of Tartine following the event. Tickets are $32.
4. Thurs, Oct 1st, 7PM-9:30PM
LMHQ|150 Broadway, 20th Floor| Manhattan
Food+ Tech Meetup: The Business of Alternative Protein

Are insects, cultured meat and meal replacement powders the key to building a better food future? Decide for yourself at this month’s Food+Tech Meetup. We’ll hear from five alternative protein pioneers who are working to catapult a healthier and more sustainable food system from farm to fork. You’ll get an inside look at their companies’ business models, products, challenges and lessons learned. There will also be networking, and lots of drinks and nibbles.  Tickets are $25. 

5. Sun, Oct 4th, 7:30PM92Y, Buttenwieser Hall| Lexington Ave at 92nd St| Manhattan
Bobby Flay and Sam Sifton: The “Throwdown” Star Serves It Up

Part of 92Y’s Kitchen Art and Letters Series. Chef, restaurateur, bestselling author and TV star Bobby Flay is renowned for his skills at the grill, but since 2010 he has also been sharing his other passion with television viewers: brunch. He’ll dish about his favorite meal with New York Times food critic Sam Sifton, timed to the publication of Flay’s latest book, Brunch @ Bobby’s. Join us as the two talk shop and delve into Flay’s delicious takes on brunch classics from lip-smacking cocktails to pancakes and pastries.  Tickets are $36.  

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Event Guide

Your Weekly Guide to Good Food Events: Sept 21st- Sept 27th

September 21, 2015

Foodstand Spotlight

Monday, Sept 21st, 6PM
115 5th Avenue, 6th Fl | Manhattan

Join us for an evening of drinks and collaborative thinking, as we invite entrepreneurs, creators, and innovators in good food to showcase business and develop ways to help good food pioneers be the best they can be. Tickets are $15. Use the code: FOODSTANDFRIEND for discounted entry! 

*NEW* We’re launching office hours with experts to get any of your specific questions answered about fundraising, design, distribution, marketing, partnerships, logistics, and everything in between. Be sure to request your office hours slot during checkout. 
What we’re reading this week…

Current events in food + food for thought!
>Hooray! Organic farm sales are up 72% from 2008.

>The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency announces the first ever national target for food waste.

National Event Pick: 

Thurs, Sept 24th, 3:30PM-4:45PM ET
Online Webinar

Leveraging Healthcare Funding to Build Healthier Communities – an NGFN webinar
Interested in how food affects healthcare? This webinar will teach you about the legal provisions requiring nonprofit hospitals to invest in their communities. With that as a starting point, you will learn how your Good Food business or Good Food support organization might tap into this large stream of funding. The panelists (Marydale DeBor of Fresh Advantage and Martha Page of Hartford Food System) will explain the specific steps in the process where food organizations can interact with the nonprofit hospitals to work together to improve food systems, address food insecurity and promote “food for health.” Register in advance.

NYC Events:

1.Tues, Sept 22nd, 6:30PM
Brooklyn Grange Navy Yard Farm| Clinton Ave at Flushing Ave| Brooklyn
Tasty Tuesday: Canning and Preservation

Ease into the fall and winter months with our friends at Brooklyn Grange and some great preservation tactics.  Chef Brandon Byrd of Parker Red will lead you in touring the farm, learning about preservation tactics and tips, and tastings (and also lots to take home). Tickets are $75.  

2. Fri, Sept 25th- Sun, Sept 27th
69th Regiment Armory| 68 Lexington Ave (between 25th and 26th streets)|Manhattan
The New York Coffee Festival

New Yorkers, take pride in your coffee scene! New York’s flagship coffee event celebrates the burgeoning specialty coffee scene in this great city.   There will be workshops, tastings, barista competition, coffee art, and live music! The New York Coffee Festival is also the official launch event for the charitable Coffee Week NYC™, which promotes the vibrancy of the coffee industry while raising money for clean water and sanitation projects in coffee producing communities. General tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. 

3. Sat, Sept 26th, 1PM-4PM
Gansevoort Plaza| Gansevoort St and Washington St | Manhattan
TASTES NYC– benefitting New York City Lab School


TASTES NYC is presented by The Lab School, with the support of Meatpacking Improvement Association. An outdoor foodie extravaganza with dozens of the city’s top chefs. All proceeds from the event benefit The NYC Lab Middle and High Schools. A true hidden gem, The NYC Lab Middle and High Schools for Collaborative Studies are among the city’s most sought-after public schools for grades 6-12. Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door. 

4. Sat, Sept 26th, 11AM-6PM
Brooklyn Botanic Garden| 990 Washington Ave| Brooklyn
Chile Pepper Festival

Ay ay ay! New York’s hottest fall tradition features blazing bands from around the world, including Latin, Cajun, Jamaican, and Moroccan beats! Feel the burn as you sample spicy sauces from Brooklyn and beyond, view capsaicin-inspired artwork, and indulge in the heat of artisanal goodies from chile-chocolatiers. Tickets are $20.

5. Sun, Sept 27th, 11AM
Meet at 30th Ave & 31st Street| Astoria
Astoria: Taste of the World

A tour of Astoria from the 92nd St Y! Learn the history of the Greeks, Italians, Germans, Middle Easterners, South Americans and Southeast Asians who have made Astoria one of the most diverse places on earth. Explore local eateries and sample foods from diverse cultures, including honey-laden baklava, soft Colombian sweet bread, flaky Greek spanakopita and much more. The tour ends at 1:30pm, tickets are $55. 

Event Guide

Your Weekly Guide to Good Food: Sept 14- Sept 20th

September 14, 2015

Next Foodstand Spotlight + Livestream!

Monday, Sept 21st, 6PM
115 5th Avenue, 6th Fl | Manhattan

Join us for an evening of drinks and collaborative thinking, as we invite entrepreneurs, creators, and innovators in good food to showcase business and develop ways to help good food pioneers be the best they can be. Tickets are $15. Use the code: FOODSTANDFRIEND for free entry! 

*NEW* We’re launching office hours with experts to get any of your specific questions answered about fundraising, design, distribution, marketing, partnerships, logistics, and everything in between. Be sure to request your office hours slot during checkout. 

What we’re reading this week…

Current events in food + food for thought!

>7 Sustainable Restaurants Every Traveler Needs to Visit from Azula (linked up with Oceana- great articles on ocean conservation and sustainability!)

>Mark Bittman’s NYT Farewell as a regular opinion columnist+ his reflections

>ICYMI: Alice Waters receives a National Humanities medal  from President Obama for her work as a good food activist + 20 Questions with Alice Waters from TIME

National Event Pick: 

Wed, Sept 16th, 12PM ET
Online Webinar

Food Tank Exclusive Webinar Series: The Dollars and Cents of Soil Health
Ever wonder what happens to the cost of producing food when farmers build up, or degrade soil health? Dr. Chuck Benbrook, food and agriculture scientist, will talk about soil health and how it impacts plant health, and in turn on pesticide use, food safety, and dependence on off-farm sources of plant nutrients. Register in advance. 

NYC Events:

1.Tues, Sept 15th, 7PM
Jimmy’s No. 43| 43 East 7th St| Manhattan
Jolly Pumpkin Night & Beer Dinner

A night of special beer from Jolly Pumpkin and special food-pairing dinner from Tito King’s Kitchen at Jimmy’s No. 43.  Tickets are $45- should be a jolly old time!
2. Thurs, Sept 17th, 4PM-9PM
The Mall at Bay Plaza| 200 Baychester Ave | Bronx
Eat nYc The Bronx Food And Wine Festival to benefit the Food Bank Of New York

Hop on over to the Bronx for the first ever Eat nYc grand tasting. Eat nYc’s Bronx Food And Wine Festival will be taking over the mall,  occupying over 2 levels of its interior.  The evening will begin with a V.I.P. Runway show Kicking off Bronx Fashion Week, followed by food and wine samples from the Bronx’s finest chefs and local wineries.  The event will create awareness of hunger right here in our city- for every $1 donated, 5 meals will be given to those in need.  General admission is $50. 

3. Thurs, Sept 17th, 7PM-9PM
Union Square Park| 31 Union Square West | Manhattan
20th Anniversary of Harvest in the Square

Another great cause! From Union Square Partnership comes a celebration of cuisine and community to benefit Union Square Park.   Harvest has come a long way in 20 years, from becoming  Union Square’s premier food and wine tasting event to an important fundraiser to beautify, improve and program Union Square Park. Chefs from the most prestigious restaurants in the district will serve tastings of signature dishes using fresh produce from Union Square Greenmarket, paired with local wines and microbrews. General admission is $125.  

4. Sat, Sept 19th, 2PM-7PM
The Lot on 116th St| Beach 116th St| Queens
Rockway Oyster Festival

Come and get it! Part of NYC’s Oyster Week, Rockaway oyster festival is a day long Oyster, beer & music festival.  There will be Irish bands and local acts live, plus they are promising “the best oysters you’ve ever had in your life!”  General admission is $20, VIP tickets are $47. 

5. Sun, Sept 20th, 7PM- 9:30PM
61 Local| 61 Bergen St| Brooklyn
Vegetarian Indian-Chinese Seasonal Feast: Tangra Endless Summer

Savoring the last days of summer? Join Diana Kuan & Chitra Agrawal for a 7-course vegetarian, seasonal Indian-Chinese pop-up feast with local beers and ciders, taking place at 61 Local. There will be a multi-course meal served family-style that highlights the last of Summer flavors from local vegetables and fruits. Tickets are $75.

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Event Guide

Your Weekly Guide to Good Food- August 31st- September 6th

August 31, 2015

What we’re reading this week…

Current events in food + food for thought!

>Food and Healthcare: Group Aims to Show That Good Food Can Work as Well as Medicine

>Food Waste and Beef Fat Will Be Making Airplanes Soar

National Event Pick:

1. Wed, Sept 2nd, 4pmET | Conference Line
Slow Food USA Town Hall Meeting with Alice Waters and Dan Barber

A 60 minute national telephone conversation to kick-off the 2015 September Slow Food membership campaign.  They will explore questions about the future of food, like: What efforts inspire you? Has, as Dan Barber contends, the farm-to-table movement run its course? Are there deeper goals for farmers to join forces with chefs? What about soil? Technology? Beauty? Do these desires and concerns inform and inspire us in a nation with a growing appetite for edible education?

NYC Events:

1. Tues, Sept 1st, 6PM-7:30PM
Magnolia Bakery UWS | 200 Columbus Ave at 69 St | Manhattan
Magnolia Bakery BYOB: Classic Cupcakes and Wine

Does a night of cupcakes and wine sound like a dream come true? Then this one’s for you! Learn Magnolia Bakery’s signature icing swirl.  Tickets are $60, which includes six of your cupcakes to take home, their best-selling vanilla cupcake and vanilla buttercream recipes, an at-home starter cupcake icing kit, and more. 

2. Tues, Sept 1st, 7PM to 10PM
Heights Tavern | 3910 Broadway | Manhattan
Brooklyn Brewery Beer Dinner at Heights Tavern
 In coordination with Good Passports Summer 2015 Beer Passport program Heights Tavern is hosting a Tasting Tuesday Beer Dinner with Brooklyn Brewery.  Enjoy the last of our summer nights with a five-course dinner paired with Brooklyn Brewery beers.

3. Wed, September 2nd, 6:30PM
Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm | Flushing Ave at Clinton Ave | Brooklyn

A palooza we can all get behind! Celebrate the epic harvests of summer with a cocktail hour and a four-course family-style dinner.  Five amazing chefs will put their own spin on Brooklyn Grange’s rooftop crops, with garden to glass cocktails and a farm fresh menu.  Tickets are $95.  

4. Fri, Sept 4th, 6:30PM-8PM
Murray’s Cheese | 254 Bleecker St | Manhattan
Beer and Cheese 101@ Murray’s Cheese

Wine and cheese pairings, meet beer and cheese pairings.  This event will work through six beer and cheese pairings from Murray’s gourmet selection.  Tickets are $85. 

5. Sat, Sept 5th, 2PM
Station Restaurant | 166 North 7th St | Brooklyn
Williamsburg Bites Brooklyn Food Tour

Join this two and a half hour tour with Like a Local to discover the best that Williamsburg has to offer.  You will eat full-portion foods, and learn about the history of the neighborhood.  Tickets are $50, come hungry!

Event Guide

Your Weekly Guide to Good Food Events- August 24th-30th

August 24, 2015

What we’re reading this week…
Current events in food + food for thought!

>Pesticides in Paradise: Hawaii’s spike in birth defect put focus on GM crops

>More on lobbying: Big Food is Spending Millions to Lobby for Less Transparency
National Event Picks:

1. Mon, August 24th, 2pmET | Twitter
Food Day Tweet Chat
Join, Common Threads, Plantrician Project, Recipe for Success, and Veggiecation on Twitter for this month’s live food day chat about food education.  

2. Tues, August 25th, 3pm-4pmET | Online Webinar
Let’s Fix This… A Discussion with Food Tank President Danielle Nierenberg
Let’s Fix This will feature 501c3 non-profit Food Tank President Danielle Nierenberg, a global crusader for a sustainable and equitable food supply. This discussion will be moderated by Sandra Guy Malhotra, PhD.

NYC Events:
1. Thurs, August 27th, 6:30PM
Journee | 22 W 21st St, 3rd Floor | Manhattan

Mozzarella Stretching Class
Mamma mia! Join for Big Mozz’s inaugural mozzarella stretching class. Big Mozz is a local NYC startup, selected to Zagat’s 2015 30 Under 30 list.  They  hand-stretch fresh mozzarella cheese, sourced locally from Caputo Brothers Creamery in York, PA. This stretching class is the perfect way to learn the art of cheese making while enjoying delicious appetizers from our catering menu, and lots of wine. Tickets are $60.

2. Thurs, August 27th, 7PM to 9:30PM | Spirit of New York Cruise Boat | West 21 St. | Manhattan

Whisky Guild’s NY Whisky Cruise- Whisky on the Hudson 2015
Whisky fanatics, rejoice! Distillers, brand ambassadors, and masters of whisky will be in attendance to guide you through sampling their spirits. Standard ticket is $135.  With your ticket purchase, you will receive admittance to the event, a world-renown Glencairn tasting glass, gourmet buffet dinner and dessert, cruise around Manhattan, and the opportunity to attend a special Master Class hosted by some of the most gifted people in the whisky industry.  

3. Sat, August 29th, 1PM-3PM
Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum | 5816 Clarendon Rd | Brooklyn

Workshop: Canning and Pickling
Learn the basics of preserving food through canning and pickling. Workshop participants will practice canning techniques and prepare a simple fruit preserve and a freezer pickle from seasonal fruits and vegetables. This workshop is part of a series of six workshops for adults (and teens) called “creative homesteading”. Get your hands dirty in the garden, experiment with natural dyes, learn about herbal medicine, preserve your harvest, and more at the oldest house in New York! Free to register!

4. Sat, August 29th, 3PM- 4PM
Adalya | 55 Irving Place | Manhattan

Wine Hack: Wine education that starts with your mouth, not your head
Join Jeffrey Schiller for a live version of his new book, Wine Hack.  Jeffrey says, “You have no trouble choosing between an iced tea and an iced latte, but a long wine list and a snooty waiter are enough to give you cold sweats.”  Jeffrey will teach you the four simple, distinct qualities that encompass and separate all of the world’s wine. Tickets are $50. 

5. Sun, August 30th
The Woods | 48 S 4th St | Brooklyn

Cookout in the Woods with Brooklyn Brewery: Cow
Enjoy a nose-to-tail feast, this week featuring the cow.  Dig in, enjoy the backyard, and polish it off with plenty of Brooklyn Brewery beer. Plates are served with grilled Jersey sweet corn, heirloom tomato salad, and charred baby onions. The 48-hour slow roasted beef shortribs with smoked peach and bone marrow butter is $15, Texas-style trip and smoked brisket chili is $10, and a combo plate is $17.

Event Guide

Your Weekly Guide to Good Food Events- August 17th-23rd

August 17, 2015

What we’re reading this week…

Current events in food + food for thought!

>Why are millennials obsessed with what they eat? Hint: food photos could have something to do with it!

>Eating alone- no longer taboo! NPR reports that American adults are alone for 46% of eating occasions.

>Far out! NASA’s plans to replace astronaut ice cream with sustainable food

National Event Picks:

1. Wed, August 19th, 12pmET | Online Webinar
Scaling Up by Scaling Out

Webinar goodness! The next installment of Food Tanks’ exclusive webinar series features Shen Tong, a social activist and founder of FOOD-X.  Shen discuss the types of companies that FOOD-X works with, and why it’s so important that their ideas are replicable and scalable. He will then define how FOOD-X is attempting to ‘democratize innovation’ in food, by empowering the people who are really hungry to drive change through the creation of food startups. Free to register. 

2. Online Now
Edible Education 101

Fooducate yourself! Berkeley released videos of their edible education curriculum online. Check out these great lectures on the food system food movement, and more. 

NYC Events:

1. Wed, August 19th, 6PM to 8PM |Irving Farm Coffee Roasters| 224 W 79th St |Manhattan
Coffee+ Sake Night presented by Irving Farm+ Joto Sake
It’s too dang hot, so hometown coffee roaster Irving Farm is teaming up with NYC’s premier artisan sake importer, Joto Sake, to present an evening of chilled beverages, small bites and an in-depth exploration of processing- from the science of polishing rice to the sun-drying of coffee cherry.  Tickets are $30. 

2. Thurs, August 20th, 7PM to 9:30PM
Force Brands |6 Harrison St, 6th Floor | Manhattan

Fail Friday (on a Thursday): leading food startups share lessons learned
Food+ Tech Meetup, in partnership with Force Brands: FoodForce| Bevforce, brings the FailFriday series- celebrating failure in all its glory.   It’s not easy being a food innovator.  Hear from WTRMLN WTR, Super Sprowtz, The 86 Company, and more about their lessons learned.  There will be snacks, cocktails, and lots of networking.  Tickets are $10.

3. Sat, August 22nd, 2PM
Pier 26 in Tribeca| Manhattan

Hudson River Park’s Blues BBQ
Returning for its sixteenth season! Join for a day on the Hudson River pairing America’s best blues and roots musicians with NYC’s famous BBQ restaurants.  Free to attend!

4. Sat, August 22nd, 11AM- 12:30PM
Clayton Williams Memorial Garden|303 W. 126th St| Manhattan

Culinary Education with GreenThumb
Join GreenThumb, the largest community gardening program in the nation, and Just Food, for a cooking demonstration in the garden.  One of Just Food’s community chefs will demonstrate how to prepare local and seasonal vegetable-centered dishes that will inspire the whole family.  Free to attend. 


5. Wed, September 2nd, 6PM-8pm
The Natural Gourmet Institute| 48 West 21st St, The Lecture Room, 2nd Floor| Manhattan
*RSVP by August 25th

Scaling Your Recipe: Turning Your Favorite Recipe into a Retail-Ready Product
From the New York Small Scale Food Processors Association comes a 2 hour presentation from Robin Puskas, CEO/ Founder of New York Kitchen Company. The presentation will walk you through taking your Small Batch Recipe and converting it into a product ready and worthy of the Retail/Wholesale Market. Tickets are $20 for non-members, $10 for members. RSVP byAugust 25th by emailing: and sending a check payable to NYSSFPA to: 8 Ramapo Ct, Cranford, NJ 07016-3414.  Your received check confirms your reservation. 

Event Guide

Your Weekly Guide to Good Food: August 10th- August 16th

August 10, 2015

What we’re reading this week…
Current events in food + food for thought!

>Bee crisis stinging world food production Why bees are so important to food production and why we need to save them

> Ag-gag law struck down in Idaho, which would have made it illegal to videotape farm activity.  Read about the big win for exposing abuse on factory farms from NYT.
National Event Pick:

Mon, August 10th, National S’mores Day!
That’s right! Today is National S’mores Day- here are a few healthier twists on our traditional summer staple!
NYC Events:

1. Tues, August 11th, 7PM to 9:30PMRedwood Studios | 55 9th St. | BrooklynDining on Data: The Future of Cooking, Eating & Running a Food BizA Food+ Tech Meetup that will looking at five companies’ business models, the innovative ways they use data, and their lessons learned.  Hear from presenters from Foodpairing, IBM Watson Group, Dinner Lab, Union Square Hospitality Group, TechTable, and Handpick.  Tickets are $25 in advance, or $30 at the door. 

2. Wed, August 12th, 6PM to 8PMJohn Anthony’s | 2W 35th St | Manhattan

Tap Attack!

Break up your work week with Brooklyn Brewery as they serve up Brooklyn Lager, Sorachi Ace, Summer Ale and Blast at John Anthony’s.  Plus, you can take home some Brooklyn swag!

3. Wed, August 12th, 7PM to 9PM
Brooklyn Navy Yard Farm |Flushing Ave and Clinton Ave | Brooklyn
Sustainable Lobster Workshop with Luke’s Lobster
Don’t mind if I do! Enjoy a lobster and an evening learning from the masters at Luke’s Lobster. They’ll cover sustainable practices, handling and cooking methods, and a peek into a day in a lobsterman’s life.  Tickets are $65.  

4. Sat, August 15th, 11AM to 1:30PM
La Finca del Sur | 138th St & the Grand Concourse| Bronx 
Grass Roots Organizing 101
Want to do more organizing on food justice issues in your community? In partnership with Just Food, this workshop will focus on building community support and engagement to help participants do advocacy and grassroots campaigning on food justice issues that impact their community. Free to attend!

5. Sun, August 16th, 1PM
Hill Country Barbecue| 345 Adams St | Brooklyn
Brooklyn Homebrew Takedown
Celebrate your Brooklyn pride with 18 different homebrews to sample.  Vote on the best beer and enjoy delicious BBQ while you sample.  Tickets are $20.