Wednesday, October 10, 2012

So Many Good Things Happening!

Making That Cake
I'm prepping to head out of town on two whirlwind jaunts--one to the East End, the other to Seattle. But fun times mean working double hard when I get home. And of course the next two weekends are FULL of fun weekend activities. The NYC Wine & Food Festival is going on! The Food Film Festival is going on! There are tons of other things going on! Where to begin?!

First there's the NYC Wine & Food Festival. All sorts of activities! What to do totally depends on what you can afford, and what kind of weekend you want. Like fancy times and dessert? Head to SWEET. Like brunching? Head to Blackberry Farm Brunch or the Whimsical Indulgence Brunch. Want to know how us food people eat so freaking much and don't weigh 5,000 pounds? Head to this panel discussion (though for free I'll tell you it's from all the time standing in kitchens and running. A serious amount of running.)

And then next weekend is the Food Film Festival. Last year, I got participate for the whole Food Film Festival weekend and let me tell you, it was *awesome.* Tickets through the main website are almost ALL gone, but head over to DailyCandy and they have more options. I personally recommend going for the Food Porn party on Saturday night and heckling our friend, Jason Lam, when he wins something for Deep-Fried Tofurky: A Thanksgiving Miracle. And if you're one of those high-roller types who wants VIP access to the whole weekend, I would like to let you know that A) I'm single and 2) there are only (as of last night) 10 VIP tickets left via Underground Eats. Get on it, people!

Lucky 777 Chili
Or if you're more low-key, head on down to the Battery Urban Farm this Saturday! They're having their Harvest Festival from 11am to 3pm and I'm seriously bummed I'm missing it. Bobbing for apples! Potato sack races! Leaf rubbings! It's the perfect day for those of you with kiddies. On Sunday, the first cook-off of the fall season kicks off at Jimmy's No. 43 with a Chili Cook-Off! Lucky 777 Chili--yes, that same chili dog I had last weekend--will be there. Think you've got the winning chili recipe? Well, then you need to enter!

Bacon Cupcakes!!
Or, *OR,* the Bacon Takedown. Hi, hello there, hey. Bacon. Takedowning

And now you officially have no reason to sit inside pantsless doing nothing all weekend.

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