Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are five choice dining events going on around the city:
1) Little Piggy Dinner at The Spotted Pig
Where: 314 West 11th Street
When: Sunday, starting at 6:30 PM
What: The Spotted Pig will be serving a number of Filipino specials from sous chef Edie Ugot. This is the first in a series of dinners that will highlight the sous chefs in the kitchen. The regular menu items will also be available.
2) Hard Cider Revival at New Amsterdam Market
Where: 100 Peck Slip
When: Sunday, 1:30 - 4 PM
What: The weekly market at the South Street Seaport is hosting a hard cider revival with a cider bar from Marlow & Sons, samples of several East Coast ciders, and tapas-style snacks. General admission tickets are $20 (five tastes) and $35 (ten tastes) in advance, and there will be a limited number of day-off tickets for $50 (ten tastes).
3) NYC Wingfest
Where: 79th st. Boat Basin Cafe
When: Saturday, 3 - 6 PM
What: A buffalo wing throwdown, featuring wings by Hill Country NYC, R.U.B., Wildwood, Blondie's, Wogies, Dukes, and others. Tickets are $50 and include unlimited wings and beer, with part of the proceeds going to the Lead The Way Fund.
4) The NYC Food Film Fest
Where: Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick St
When: All weekend
What: The fifth annual food fest runs all weekend with screenings of food-related shorts and features, plus a handful of themed dining events at Tribeca Cinemas. This afternoon is the Tribeca Taco Takedown, with screenings of Rockaway Taco and Hangover Tacos, plus food from Rockaway Taco, Dos Toros, Tortilleria Nixtamal, Robicelli’s Cupcakes, and others. Tonight is the Food Porn* Party, a screening event curated by chef Brad Farmerie with food from Saxon & Parole.
5) Brooklyn Bacon Takedown
Where: The Bell House
When: Sunday, 2 PM
What: The Bell House in Gowanus is hosting the third annual bacon competition, with over 20 different bacon dishes to try from non-professional cooks.
Also of Note: Smorgasburg is today. For a new restaurant to try, consider Steve Hanson's Kibo, Catch in the Meatpacking District, Terroir Murray Hill, Saxon & Parole, La Mar Cebicheria, or Jung Sik. For more dining ideas, take a look at the recently updated Eater Heat Map. And, if you're feeling adventurous, perhaps you might enjoy a meal at one of New York's 10 "secret" restaurants.
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