Now that we're well past the threshold into spring, the food festivals are lining up furiously on the horizon; no matter what kind of grub you feel like celebrating, there's an expo just for you. Get out your calendars and start alerting your booth-hopping pals.
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One of the slickest food events this side of the Aspen Food & Wine Classic, LUCKYRICE was conceived by Danielle Chang as an epic celebration of Asian cuisine. The highlight this year? A full-blown Asian Street Food Night Market in DUMBO.
Food Book Fair
It was bound to happen, given the multitude of food writers and cookbook authors in this town. The first (presumably soon to be) annual Food Book Fair features lectures and panels that will explore the intersections of food, culture, and tech. Look for appearances by foodie heroes Harold McGee and Dr. Marion Nestle.
Wednesday, May 9, 6 p.m.
Alright, it's not just wine from Brooklyn, but it is all wine from New York. The 6th Annual Brooklyn Uncorked (brought to you from the folks at Edible Brooklyn) features wineries from all up and down Long Island and the Finger Lakes, along with booths of local food for your pairing delight.
Great GoogaMooga Festival
We couldn't be more curious as to how this is going to go down. Seventy-five food vendors, 35 brewers, 30 winemakers and 20 bands will take over Prospect Park this weekend and turn it into a "food and drink amusement park."
Big Apple BBQ Block Party
Yes, it's always packed to the gills. And yes, there's always at least one set of ribs that will make it worth it. Spring for the fast pass and put in a full shift and you'll be guaranteed the best, smoked meati-est weekend of you summer.