Looking for some fun things to do this weekend? Here are a few food events going on in the city. Hopefully you won’t get too wet or too full!
1. Hester St. Fair – It’s the final month of this amazing street fair. So get your fix while you can! I love this little fair that packs a big punch. Originated from the mind of MTV V-jay Suchin Pak. This street fair represents all that is good in the Lower East Side. The food, the clothes, the food, the jewelry, oooh did I mention the food? Some of the food vendors include: First Prize Pies, Fresh Ginger Ginger ale & Bao by Bruce Cost, La Sonrisa (sooooo good), Lukes Lobster, the Macaron Parlour, Melt Bakery (my favorite) and the Fat Radish. I suggest you go early, because it gets crowded and the delectable eats do sell out.
Hester St. Fair – open every Saturday from 10am-6pm through October 30! Located on the corner of Hester and Essex Streets: F Stop to East Broadway or FJMZ to Delancey.
2. Sunburnt Calf Brooklyn – This is the sister restaurant to the LES Australian Sunburnt Cow (known for great australian fare and brunch) is sure to not disappoint. The Sunburnt Calf opened this week and begins serving food just in time for the weekend. Enjoy the outdoor garden seating or if you want to stay out of the rain, you can move inside to the quaint 20 seat restaurant. Be sure to try one of their drinks, the menu was created by Summit Bar. It’s a great reason to get out of the Manhattan and enjoy the pleasures of Brooklyn.
Sunburnt Calf Brooklyn – 611 Vanderbilt Ave nr. Bergen St. Prospect Heights, Brooklyn 347-915-1000
3. Truck Yeah! – This Sunday from 12-6pm is an event that represents everything mobile (food, fashion, music and art). There’s no reason why you can’t find something that interests you. With 11 trucks located at 60 S. 2nd St. in Williamsburg you are sure to have a good time. A few of the food trucks are Coolhaus, and Rickshaw Dumpling Truck. The truck movement represents innovation at the street level, this is your time to experience the movement and it’s all in one place!
Truck Yeah – Sunday October 2, 2011; Crown Victoria Bar 60 S. 2nd St. Williamsburg, Brooklyn
4. Atlantic Antic – Don’t miss out on what is touted as the biggest street fair in NYC! With tons of food, music and shopping you’re sure to have a good time, rain or shine. Enjoy the live music stages, stop by the Transit Museum’s 18th annual Bus Festival, or just have a bite at one of the many food stations. But make sure to embrace the different cultures and embrace the diversity that is Brooklyn.
Atlantic Antic – Sunday October 2, 2011 12-6pm rain or shine, Atlantic Ave from Hicks St. to 4th Ave
5. Chili Pepper Fiesta – How hot is hot? Test your heat index at the Chili Pepper Fiesta at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden this Saturday. Enjoy music from live bands, and fresh peppers from family farms.
Chili Pepper Fiesta – Saturday October 1, 2011 11am-6pm $10-$15 Brooklyn Botanic Garden 900 Washington Ave at Eastern Parkway, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
6. Get Toasted – Wanna stay out of the rain this weekend? See the movie Toast, it’s based on a memoir by the British food writer Nigel Slater starring Helena Bonham Carter (The Kings Speech, Alice in Wonderland) and Freddie Highmore (Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, August Rush, Finding Neverland, the Spiderwick Chronicles). You can find it at the Angelika Film Center in Soho and Williamsburg’s indieScreen, which offers gourmet concessions and beer, wine and cocktails. Info. via Tasting Table NY
Get Toasted – 9/29-10/6 various showtimes – Angelika Film Center, 18 W. Houston St. (at Mercer St.); 212-995-2000 or angelikafilmcenter.com; indieScreen, 285-289 Kent Ave. (at S. First St.); Brooklyn; 347-227-7324 or indiescreen.us