September 25, 2009

Foodie Things to Do This Weekend

Sampling from different vendors all in one spot seems to be the theme for this weekend's great foodie events in NYC.  Basically the best of New York comes to you all in one place!  One event offers cutting-edge French food alongside dishes from famous NYC chefs (including David Chang and Willie Dufresne), another celebrates the best in street eats, and the third highlights the best in local food and drink. 

On Friday and Saturday night, Le Fooding, an French organization that embraces casual, not stuffy, delicious food comes for the first time to NYC.  Noted chefs from both Paris and New York will be on hand to create dishes that mix "food with feeling".  Tickets are $30, and the few that are left will be available at the door.  Le Fooding D'Amour will happen at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, 22-25 Jackson Ave (at 46th Ave) in Long Island City, Queens.  The event starts at 7pm. 

Celebrate the very best in street vendor fare with the annual Vendy Awards this Saturday.  Each tax-deductible ticket is $80 (advance) or $100 (at the door).  This allows you to eat all you can from finalists including Kwik Meal, Rickshaw Dumpling Truck, and Cupcake Stop as well as enjoy the open bar (beer, wine, and soda).  Judges include Jacques Torres, Pichet Ong, and Midtown Lunch's Zach Brooks.  The soon-to-be sold-out Vendy Awards will occur at the Queens Museum of Art near the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park from 2-7pm.

We love the "Edible" publications - beautiful photos and great insight into local products and resources.  It only seems appropriate that Edible Manhattan would be hosting a Harvest Party to celebrate the best of New York this Saturday.  For $40 (tickets available online), revellers can enjoy treats from local favorites like Doughnut Plant, Van Leeuwen Ice Cream, Stumptown Coffee, Bedell Winery, Murray's Cheese, and more.  This event happens at South Street Seaport in Manhattan from 4-8pm.


  1. I couldn't get tix for the Le Fooding D'Amour =( sad... so instead... I'm going to a Supper Club in Brooklyn... So many events this weekend, so much too eat, too bad there's only 1 tummy. The vendy's tix are a lil overpriced for me... are you going to any? if so let us know how it went!

  2. Oh! I got tickets to Le Fooding for Saturday but sadly had to give it away because I have other obligations that day :(

    I'll be looking forward to your recap so I can live vicariously...

  3. So excited to be going to Le Fooding tonight, so we'll definitely have lots of pics! We're supposed to have other plans on Sat so we likely won't be able to make the Vendys nor the Edible event.

    We have been gradually eating at all of the Vendy nominees, so we'll be posting continuing recaps (just had Rookie finalist Picnick Smoked for lunch so the post should be done by this weekend).

  4. Yay - can't wait to read about Le Fooding!!!


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