The weekend is almost here, and this one is packed with fun foodie events! Where will be be eating come Friday? Check out our weekend schedule of eating events around NYC.
'The New Brooklyn' Tasting & Signing: This highly-anticipated book is packed with photos, recipes and stories from some of Brooklyn's best restaurants and chefs. Get an inside look at this panel discussion at The Brooklyn Kitchen, tasting and signing, which will feature Brooklyn culinary celebs like the guys behind Marlow & Sons, and Frankies Sputino. Saturday at 2pm, $65. thebrooklynkitchen.com
Dos Caminos Cooking Class: In honor of Mexican Independence Day on September 11th, Dos Caminos will host a cooking class that teaches cooking novices how to make some authentic Mexican dishes.Saturday, $65 twitter.com/doscaminos
Salsa Slam: Amateur salsa-makers will be showing of their cooking skills at this salsa competition at the Bell House. If you're not competing, you can still taste the 20 salsas and enjoy $4 Tecate tallboys and a Mariachi performance. Sunday from 4 to 7pm, FREE. nachosny.com
Brew & Chew: Ten teams present their homebrews and snack pairings at this charity event held at the Diamond Bar in Greenpoint. Sunday from 2 to 5pm, $30. greenpointers.blogspot.com
This week in reviews, Fornino's pizzas fall flat (literally), critics disagree on Nuela and the new Meadowlands Stadium's cuisine doesn't come close to Citifield's food. Let us know what you think about these recently reviewed restaurants in the comments!
Sifton reviews Fornino Park Slope, "a fine addition to the
borough's now-sprawling call-for-reservations dining scene." He finds
good antipasti, pastas and fish, but says the pizza, grilled rather
than cooked in a wood-fired oven, "mau be the restaurant's weakest
suit." One star.
Magazine checks out a sampling of the sandwiches available at
Salume, where authentic Milanese panini with unexpected condiments are
Cheshes is pleasantly surprised by the food and service at Nuela,
despite the concept. "Its original chef, Douglas Rodriguez, andandoned
the project last year, and the glitzy restaurant highlights a style of
cooking that all but died with the '90s. Against these odds, the big
surpirse is how well the place actually works." Four stars.
Cuozzo is disappointed with Nuela's "Nueva Latina" fare. "Nuela is
shrill on eyes, ears and palate." One star.
Sutton checks out the fare at the new Meadowlands Stadium; finds
the food and drinks are just as overpriced as the tickets.