5 food events to taste an NYC classic or find a new favorite - Metro US

5 food events to taste an NYC classic or find a new favorite

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Feast of San Gennaro
Sept. 11-21
Grand and Mott streets
Free, www.sangennaro.org

Last year, cannoli-eating contestants couldn’t set a new record of 32 cannolis in six minutes. Will they succeed this year? Find out Sept. 12at 2 p.m. as part of Little Italy’s Feast of San Gennaro. Enjoy the cuisine, music and cultural traditions of one of NYC’s most significant ethnic groups. The event, in its 88th year, also includes parades, religious processions and cooking demonstrations.

Taste Talks
Sept. 11-14
Various Locations, Williamsburg
$40-$385, www.taste-talks.com

Three days of food, talks and all sorts of food-related fun curated by Danny Bowien of Mission Chinese. Oysters-and-bubbly, chicken-and-waffles, All-Star Chef Barbecue — you can start dieting when summer is REALLY over.

Taste of Gramercy Neighborhood
Sept. 13, 11 a.m.
Irving Place, between 17th and 18th streets

Get to know Gramercy through its pride and joy: fine food establishments. Not only will you be digging into grub from places like Duke’s, Ichabod’s, Big Daddy’s and City Crab, but proceeds will go to local schools to help create a healthierlunch program.

Eat in Astoria preview night
Sept. 16, 7 p.m.
30-16 30th Ave.
$49, www.eatinastoria.com

Astoria wants you to know there’s food worth braving the R train for. Reservations are open for Eat In Astoria, a first-ever 10-day event (Sept. 19-28) with participating restaurants like MP Taverna, Mojave and The Sparrow Tavern, fresh off its recent feature in “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” Take a one-stop tour of the participants’ kitchens at this tasting preview.

Mad. Sq. Eats
Through Oct. 2, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Madison Square Park, Worth Square

The semiannual culinary pop-up is back! Nosh on fare from some of the city’s best in one place, including Roberta’s pizza, Mexicue’s south of the border-style barbecue, the food cart-turned restaurant Calexico and Momofuku Milk Bar, which needs no introduction.

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