Keep it here for the 2016 events that weâ€™re anticipating most over the next few weeks in the greater New York City area.
Date: Friday, October 21st, 2016
Event: Project by Project’s ‘Plate By Plate’
Place: Metropolitan Pavilion
Cost: General Admission – $250
The Scoop: Â More than 200 guests will mesh food and philanthropy during Friday evening’s 2016 Plate by Plate event. Â Organized by nonprofit organization Project by Project (PbP) at the posh Metropolitan Pavilion, some of New York City’s finest restaurants like Toloache, Vai, Thalassa, Annisa and more will be surrounded by beers, sakes and spirits (Asahi Beer, Kikusui Sake, Tiger Beer, Suntory Whisky Toki) for a three hour tasting frenzy. Â The organization works with a different charity partner each year as its beneficiary, from the tickets sold and from the incomparable array of silent auction items distributed. Â This year’s net proceeds will benefit NQAPIA, National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance, a group that promotes visibility, develops leadership and challenges homophobia and racism in our communities. On those grounds alone, PbP is certainly worth attending – the food and drink are just icing on the cake.
Date: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016
Event: Thrillist Food Presents ‘Empire Oyster’
Cost: General Admission – $75
The Scoop:Â One ofÂ Williamsburg’s most unique event spaces will be outfitted with empty shells and beer cups with the return ofÂ Thrillist’s Empire Oyster, a three hour feast that meshesÂ New York restaurants and seafood dishes with beers fromÂ Blue Point Brewing Company. Â Just $75 gets you inside the fun-filled affair for an afternoon that will surely beat out the most festive of bottomless brunch affairs. Â Indulge in excellent eats fromÂ Swine, Schiller’s Liquor Bar, Seabird, Soju Haus and plenty more to be announced- alongside thousands and thousands of oysters fromÂ Lake Montauk toÂ Kumamoto and everywhere in between. Â Nobody throws a party like the folks atÂ Thrillist and Saturday afternoon will be no different in the Burg!
- Jane Van Arsdale