Once upon a time a giant culinary festival took over the NYC gastronomy scene and the rest, as they say, is yummy! Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival is approaching fast October 17th - 20th, so buy your tickets and get ready to eat, drink and eat some more at fan favorites Blue Moon Burger Bash hosted by Rachael Ray and Tacos & Tequila with Bobby Flay.  FOOD & WINE Best New Chefs 25th Anniversary Party is sure be a Who's Who of the culinary world. #NYCWFF is also celebrating Oktoberfest for the first time and promises an afternoon of cold beer and hot sausages hosted by Andrew Zimmern, PROST! Then, Goooo sport fans... Touchdown and eat up Jet Fans on a judge free zone at Jets + Chefs: The Ultimate Tailgate hosted by Joe Namath and Mario Batali. [~doing the wave~]

NYCWFF will cater to the city that never sleeps with late night parties such as Gotham West Market Opening Party; Rockin' Dumplings and Rollin' Sushi hosted by Masaharu Morimoto; Cigars & Spirits by Cigar Aficionado and Whisky Advocate; and PatrĂ³n XO Cafe Late Night; or try something new at Global Night Market in The Plaza Food Hall hosted by Todd English.

Lets not forget the most important meal of the day, BRUNCH! Whether you prefer sweet pancakes or savory eggs dishes, spicy Bloody Mary's or bubbly. So as they say in the South... What do you have a taste for? The New York Times presents Greenmarket Brunch hosted by Geoffrey Zakarian,  All that Jazz Brunch by Foods from Chile hosted by Alex Guarnaschelli or a power brunch at Taste NY hosted by The Honorable Andrew Cuomo and Friends.

The Walk-Around Tasting events are obviously our favorite at NYCWFF! The Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite Featuring KitchenAid® Culinary Demonstrations by Food Network personalities and chefs presented by MasterCard® is the biggest event and runs on Saturday and Sunday. Copious amounts of wines and liquor, tables amongst tables of tasty bites from the best New York restaurants. This is the must attend to event. See you there... and don't forget to wear your fat pants.

New York City Wine & Food Festival
October 17th - 20th, 2013