CULINARY OCCASIONS
The Winning Dishes of Tasting Brooklyn 2012

After much success last year, Tasting Brooklyn came back for round two. A diverse collection of restaurants and foodie havens were serving up some prime bites last night and not to worry - we will let you know which ones were the cream of the crop. Attendees included:

An Nhau, Arancini Bros, Benchmark Restaurant, Cheryl's Global Soul, D. Coluccio & Sons, Egg, Fornino Park Slope, Fort Reno, Kiwiana, Littleneck Restaurant, Loreley Williamsburg, Maison Premiere, Palo Santo, Robicelli's, SoCo Restaurant, Stone Park Cafe, Sweet Loren's, Tchoup Shop, The Chocolate Room, The Meatball Shop, The Saint Austere, The Sunburnt Calf BK, and Wild Rise.

CULINARY OCCASSIONS
City Harvest's Summer in the City

Last Tuesday marked the annual Summer in the City restaurant tasting and cocktail party to benefit New York organization City Harvest.

City Harvest is a food rescue organization that is devoted to collecting excess food from restaurants, grocers, farms, and many other food related industries and redistributing it to hundreds of thousands hungry New Yorkers.

Over 600 guests gathered at the Metropolitan Pavilion to sample good food and raise over $270,000, making the event a tremendous success. Rock band Savoir Adore provided the live entertainment and impressed us with their musical talent.

AQUALIS GRILL
Yelp Eats! Restaurant Week in Brooklyn

Brooklyn has been called the new Manhattan. Bars, independent clothing stores, and high rated restaurants have been popping up on the quieter streets of Brooklyn. If you're looking for a Zagat rated restaurant with great quality food then you can find it in Brooklyn!

Food in New York isn't cheap, even if you are looking to dine in Brooklyn. But New Yorkers get spoiled by an event we all would like to attend at least one - restaurant week.

Well Brooklynites you are just in luck! From June 21st to June 27th, Yelp is hosting a restaurant week - "Yelp Eats!" For one week some of Brooklyn's highest rated restaurants will offer a special $30 prefixe dinner menu!

ASTOR CENTER
A Gourmet Latino Festival Hits NYC in June

Something very big is coming to New York City, something that has never been done before in America. Hint: if it smells like Latin flavors, sounds like Latin music, and tastes like Latin wine, it must be a Gourmet Latino Festival taking place from June 4-12, 2010. (Tickets for the event are available at www.gourmetlatinofestival.com). Taking place at the Astor Center, the festival aims to showcase Latin gastronomy, through which a deeper awareness of the culture and soul of Latin America can be understood and appreciated.

CHARTREUSE
In 'Good Spirits'

After a very successful first-run, Good Spirits, produced by Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan, is preparing for their second installment, set to occur April 6th. Hosted at the increasingly popular Bell House, Good Spirits will match seven Brooklyn chefs with seven spirits, all for your tasting pleasure.

The restaurants showcased in this intoxicatingly merry affair include The Vanderbilt, No.7, Fette Sau, Walter Foods, Mile End, Fort Defiance, The Farm on Adderly, and Palo Santo. Paired with them are seven New York produced spirits-Tuthilltown Spirits, Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery, Rhum J.M., Death's Door, Compass Box, Vertical Vodka, Chartreuse, and Illegal Mezcal.