Grub Street Food Festival
When: Today, from 11:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Hester Street
What: Grub Street is once again taking over the Hester Street Fair to throw a food festival featuring over 75 purveyors. Highlights include pizza from Roberta's as well as sweets from Davey's Ice Cream and Doughnut Plant.
Pig and Khao's Second Anniversary Carnival
When: Tomorrow, 3 p.m.
Where: Pig and Khao
What: Pig and Khao is celebrating two years of business this weekend by throwing a carnival that combines tarot readings, face painting and plenty of suckling pig. Tickets cost $40 in advance or $45 at the door and include unlimited food and drink (Yuengling and a specialty cocktail).
Tour De Champagne
When: Today through the 13th
Where: Various Locations
What: Finally, a reason to head to the Meatpacking. This ten day celebration of champagne has everything from a vertical tasting of Dom Perignon to classes lead by Corkbuzz's Master Sommelier Laura Maniec. Restaurants like Toro are participating as well, pairing dishes like Ostras En Escabeche (marinated Island Creek Oysters with green strawberry, mustard seeds and verjus) with Ruinart for $200.
Photo: Shutterstock/Juan Nel
Anniversary Celebration at Emily
When: All Weekend
What: The couple behind Clinton Hill pizzeria, Emily, are celebrating their one year wedding anniversary by serving the dishes that they had on their first date. Matt will make the famous baked pasta with cream and five cheeses from Al Forno in Providence and Emily will be baking some sweets.
Mast Brothers Tour and Tasting
When: Tomorrow, 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Where: Mast Brothers Factory
What: Spend a leisurely Sunday morning at the Mast Brothers Factory learning about the transformation of cacao beans into chocolate. The tour includes a tasting of five varieties of chocolate as well as a 15% discount in their factory store, for those that plan on doing some shopping.
Photo: Facebook/Mast Brothers