November is amped up with some pretty great events! Check out my Top 10 list of NYC events happening this month and make sure to check out one or all!
1. 5th Annual Edible Escape: Nov. 5, 2015
Edible Brooklyn will be hosting their 5th Annual Edible Escape tomorrow from 6:00PM – 9:00PM in Brooklyn, NY.
Why go? Tickets are only $45 and you’ll be able to sample some globally inspired food and drink that are prepared from local establishments. (Support local business!) More info here: Edible Escape. Tickets are still available and if you act quick you can get tickets for $39 here.
2. Savor The Bronx Restaurant Week: Nov. 3 – Nov. 13, 2015
Restaurant weeks are LIFE! They’re really the perfect chance to try as many restaurants as possible, and try multiple dishes for the low low!
Why go? First, the Bronx really does NOT get enough love! It’s like the lost borough and supporting local restaurants during this week will not only help local business, but give you an opportunity to explore some of the Bronx’s food staples! Lunch Prixe Fixe is $16.41 and Dinner is $20.15! For more info and a list of participating restaurants visit: I Love The Bronx
3. Toast of Brooklyn – Wine, Food & Art Festival: Nov. 7, 2015
Toast of Brooklyn will provide guests with wines, spirits, beers and tastings from celebrity chefs. The event is split into an afternoon (12:30PM-4:30PM) and evening session (5:00PM-9:00PM.) The evening session will have a special guest performance as well as a bartender challenge!
Why go? All guests will receive a souvenir wine glass, there will be live music and for the duration of your session you will be sampling some pretty excellent food and drink. I think the latter is enough to make this a go-to event! Also, you can get 2 tickets to the event for $49 (Afternoon Session) or $59 (Evening Session) here: Livingsocial Discounted Tix. Fore more info visit: Toast of Brooklyn Site
4. Bloody Mary & Oyster Feast: Nov. 7, 2015
Come brunch in Queens this weekend at the Bloody Mary & Oyster Feast! Your ticket gets you 10 oysters, unlimited Bloody Mary’s, access to a bagel bar and cheese station. There will also be a DJ to get you up and moving. After your 3rd or 4th Bloody Mary you’ll be a great dancer! I promise 😉
Why go? 1. Unlimited Bloody Mary’s (DUH) 2. Brunch is the best meal of the day 3. There will be music & prizes (I love winning!) and 4. All oyster shells will be donated to Bills Oyster Project to help restore the NYC Harbor (again, having fun and giving back). For tickets and more info visit: Bloody Mary & Oyster Feast Eventbrite
5. NYC Cider Week: Nov. 6 – Nov. 15, 2015
For all my cider lovers, this is YOUR week! You’ll have 9 days to visit each participating restaurant and bar and sample ciders through tastings, dinners, pairings etc.
Why go? Participating restaurants and bars will host pairings, prixe fixe dinners etc. all around a common theme: cider! These events will either be free or discounted and are perfect ways to try new ciders and learn about which foods pair well. For more info on this week visit: Ciderweeknyc.com
6. New York Taste Presented by CITI: Nov. 10, 2015
Whether you consider yourself a foodie or not, this is a must attend event! Although the ticket price may be a little pricey, if you can find a way to do it, it’s a splurge that will pay itself off. You will enjoy all you can eat and drink from more than 40 of the cities best restaurants and bars. Some of my favorite in attendance will be: The Meatball Shop, Leyenda, Bodega Negra, Quality Italian and Toro, plus many more.
Why go? It’s an opportunity to sample savory delights from some of the cities BEST restaurants all in one place! It is guaranteed to be a memorable culinary experience. For more info and to purchase tickets visit their site here: New York Taste
7. 20th Annual Men Cooking For Change Food Fundraiser: Nov. 15, 2015
Head up to Harlem for this pretty awesome fundraising event hosted by Women in The Black. New York’s most talented chefs will come together to compete for the title of “King Chef” and of course you will be able to taste the deliciousness that results from it.
Why go? Um, because watching men cook is pretty hot! Oh and of course because you will not only be enjoying great food, but also giving back. 😉 For more info and tickets visit Harlem One Stop
8. 6th Annual Holiday Spirits Bazaar: Nov. 19, 2015
Bring in the Holidays with this years Holiday Spirits Bazaar at The Bowery Hotel! Guests will have access to unlimited Holiday cocktails to sip on, as well as cheese and bread bites.
Why go? “For New York’s cocktail elite and casual imbibers alike” –Societe Perrier. Proceeds from ticket purchases will go to the Children’s Aid Society, a non-profit here in NYC, and guests are encouraged to bring a new unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots. So, not only will you be drinking and eating to your hearts desire, you will also be giving back. That sounds like a win-win to me. For more details and tickets visit their site: Holiday Spirits Bazaar Site
9. The Village Voice’s Holiday Spirits Cocktail Cruise: Nov. 19, 2015
Bring in the holidays with The Village Voice, cruising around Manhattan, enjoying a complimentary dinner and sipping on wine, spirits and specialty cocktails, while dancing the night away to a live salsa band and beats by DJ Tim Martell! Drinks will be provided by Rums of Puerto Rico, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Brooklyn Winery, Sag Harbor Rum and Queens Courage Gin, just to name a few. Boarding will begin at 6:00PM with a sail time of 8:00PM.
Why go? There will be a FULL dinner served that is included in the ticket price. Passed hors d’oeuvres, carving station, pasta station, BBQ station and so much more. Plus you get unlimited drink from 25+ wineries, distilleries and more. Enjoy all of this while sailing around Manhattan on the Hornblower Infinity Cruise Ship and taking in the sites of the gorgeous NYC skyline and Statue of Liberty. Proceeds from ticket purchases will go to Lifebeat, a leading non-profit organization that educates our youth on HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention. All for $55! Definitely worth it. Feeling like a VIP? For $70 cruise like one and get access to a VIP lounge and goodie bag. This event is sponsored by: Rums of Puerto Rico, Asahi Beer, Whole Foods Market, Jarritos, Hood River Distillers, Califia Farms, Zico, Fuerza Bruta, McClure’s Pickles, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Trip of Love and Green Mountain Energy, so you KNOW that goodie bag is going to be poppin’! To purchase tickets visit: Holiday Spirits Tickets
10. 3rd Annual NYC Autumn Wine Festival: Nov. 21, 2015
Come join other Wine-O’s at the Broad Street Ballroom, where it will be transformed into a wine lovers paradise! Ticket holders will be able to taste over 175 wines from around the world in their complimentary wine glass. In addition to the many, many, many wines, you will also be able to enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and live jazz. Can you picture the ambiance already?
Why go? Do you love wine? Then you have to go! 3 hours of tasting will likely leave you stumbling out in happiness. Plus, you might just find another favorite wine at the event. Love at first sight? Yup! Tickets are being sold for either the afternoon or evening sessions. For more info visit: New York Wine Events
I would love to hear if you plan on attending any of these events! Let me know below. Also, comment if there are any other events that I missed for this list.