CULINARY OCCASIONS
Hurricane Sandy Relief Dinner at The Dutch

Who knows how Miami’s cultural landscape would be today if it weren’t for the many New Yorkers who made South Florida home and brought a little piece of the Big Apple to the Magic City, including a love of art, fashion, and fantastic food? Even today, any South Florida foodie is quick to notice how the flow of New Yorkers continues on strongly with so many New York City institutions, chefs, and restaurateurs making their way down to the southern tip of the Sunshine State. It goes without saying that the cultural ties between NYC and MIA are longstanding and strong, and what happens in one city can deeply affect the other, which is exactly what happened when Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeastern United States late last month. South Florida’s many New Yorkers were devastated by the images of destruction, and Miami natives - many of whom still have vivid memories of the havoc that was Hurricane Andrew - definitely felt the pain of Sandy’s victims. In an effort to aid those who lost so much during Hurricane Sandy, New York City Transplant, The Dutch, will be hosting a Hurricane Sandy Relief Dinner on Sunday, November 18th.

DELICIOUS DEBUTS
Terroir Opens in Park Slope

Popular Manhattan wine bar, Terroir is expanding its territory to Brooklyn. Opening tonight, Park Slope residents will now be able to enjoy Marco Canora and Paul Grieco's sips and eats. The new location will have 74 seats, retractable garage doors that will stay open for warm weather, and a similar menu to its sibs in Manhattan.

However, the Brooklyn venue will have some exclusive menu items of its own, including ballpark hot dogs, cracker jacks and Korean cut short sibs.

This will be Terroir's fifth location, having just opened a seasonal location early this summer. So oenophiles, get ready to pounce on this new joint!

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
The 5th Annual 31 Days of German Riesling Cruise

Terroir's fifth annual Summer of Riesling is still in session and in order to commemorate the 31 Days of German Riesling for the month of July, there will be a concert cruise on July 24th.

Hop aboard The Jewel from 8-11pm as the ship sails around New York Harbor. The evening will feature live performances by The Dead Exs and Lez Zeppelin, and will include a special appearance by Annika Strebel, this year's German wine queen and the guest of honor at the event.

Tickets are $54, available for purchase here, and include an array of Rieslings hand picked by Paul Grieco and a variety of Terroir foods from chef Marco Canora will be available for purchase.

LIQUID COURAGE
Terroir Opens Up on The Highline

New Yorkers all know and love the city's superb wine bar, Terroir. Paul Grieco and Marco Canora have now opened a seasonal location of the popular spot at The Porch, an open air cafe on the High Line. As a recap, Terroir's wine and beer list highlights artisanal wineries and breweries, with a focus on New York State. Canora's menu features ingredients from local farmers and producers, with an enticing selection of salads, paninis, and of course, his signature veal and ricotta meatball sub. For the perfect view of the river and delicious eats and drinks, this is the perfect spot which has it all.

BLUE HILL AT STONE BARNS
COCHON 555 - Chefs, Pigs, & Wine

Sunday, March 21, Chelsea Piers will host the mother of all pork competitions-COCHON 555. Five chefs, five pigs, and five wineries will meet and compete at Pier 60. A compilation of worthy judges will decide who is the "Prince or Princess of Porc."

Mark Ladner of Del Posto, Corwin Kave of Fatty "Cue, Marco Canora of Hearth, Adam Kay of Blue Hill at Stone Barns, and Gavin Kaysen of Café Boulud will prepare a whole heritage-breed pig, from head-to-toe, and the winner will be declared the "Prince or Princess of Porc." An as attendee, 750 pounds of heritage pork will be available for your dining pleasure. Wash down your swine with wine from five wineries-Gamble Family Vineyards, Buty Winery, Elk Cove Vineyards, Wind Gap Wine, and K Vintners.