New York, NY
For those who love to eat, talk and daydream about food, the folks behind the Northside Festival, in consultation with chef extraordinaire April Bloomfield (The Spotted Pig), have come up with a primo two-day event where you can commune with like-minded folks and feed your foodie passions. On Saturday, choose from 20 panels, discussions and demonstrations featuring the likes of Mario Batali, Dale Talde, Wylie Dufresne, Questlove and Andrew Tarlow (Marlow & Sons). The day’s menu also includes a pancake breakfast served up by Blue Ribbon in accord with My Morning Jacket's Patrick Hallahan, a foraging tour of North Brooklyn, and a cooking lesson with Sinkane. Sunday is highlighted by community dinner curated by a Cook it Raw and a foodie-fabulous All-Star Cookout that dishes out a whopping 11 courses prepared by culinary masters from Brooklyn and abroad. It's an alcohol-friendly meal (two beverages included with admission), so be sure to leave the minors at home.
Mindy Bond, Editor