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Spring’s Best Beer Fest Is Back At Belmont

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Event producer, Starfish Junction just confirmed that this year’s Spring Craft Beer Festival will be held on Saturday, April 28, in conjunction with opening weekend of Belmont Park Racetrack.  Local and national craft breweries will be in attendance pouring samples of their finest brews—more than 150 beers in all.  Plus, new this year, festival ticket holders can enjoy the live horse racing from the new location of the beer festival, the North Shore Terrace viewing pavilion on the fourth floor of the racetrack.  Tickets for the festival are on sale now at the event website  Tickets for this special event will be very limited, a sell-out is expected.  This is a 21+ event.

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Belmont Is Back With More Beer

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Local and national craft brewers will be in attendance, pouring samples of their finest brews-more than 100 beers in all. The 2017 brewery lineup will surpass all years past. It will include new and award-winning breweries from Long Island as well as stellar craft breweries from across the country. Belmont Park Racetrack, home of the third and final leg of the triple crown of horse racing, will be a great backdrop for some craft beer tasting. Tickets are limited. Don’t miss out!

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Get Your Wine On At Taste Of Flight

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Are you wine lover? If so and you live in the NYC/LI area, Taste of Flight is for you.

The largest wine event on Long Island will be hosted by The Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, NY. Enjoy strolling among jets and planes of aviation history while you sip delicious reds & whites from around the world. Come sample cheeses, breads, chocolates and listen to the foot tappin’ music!

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Whiskey Feast Coming To Brooklyn November 19th

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What better way to celebrate fall than with an Old Fashioned in one hand and a sweet potato ramen burger in the other? Cannonball Productions is launching Whiskey Feast, the ultimate whiskey and cocktail festival, at Brooklyn Expo Center on Saturday, November 19th.

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Seventh Annual Pig Island Returns To Red Hook, Adds New Chefs

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Pig Island and Food Karma projects are thrilled to announce the first round of NYC chefs lining up to take part in the Seventh Annual Pig Island. Benefiting local farms and celebrating both award-winning and up-and-coming chefs, Pig Island truly is a destination-worthy event. You’ll be loving the line-up of chefs when you join Pig Island on Saturday, September 10th from 11:30AM to 4:00PM, in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Among the chefs already confirmed for this year (subject to change):

With more chefs to come, this year’s Pig Island will be adding even more vegetarian and sides options, including Mexican grilled corn, pickles from The Pickle Guys, other fermented foods at the Just Food Kimchi Station, and salads by Tinyfield. All chefs will cook on open grills with Royal Oak Charcoal.
Beverages include:

  • Crarft beer and cider, including Sixpoint and Virtue Cider (others TBA)
  • NY wines, including Red Hook Wiinery
  • Whiskey pavilion with Filibuster, High West and other whiskeys TBA
  • Mezcal pavilion with Mezcal de Leyenda, Del Maguey, El Buho and other Mezcals TBA

Charitable partners for Pig Island 2016 include Just Food, Heritage Radio Network and Newark Mentoring Movement. This year our featured pig farm is Flying Pigs Farm (in Washington County) and farmer Michael Yezzi.

Pig Island was created in 2010 to support small NY pig farmers. Our mission is to create an upscale culinary event and to buy pigs and directly from NY farmers to give to chefs in a challenge to create snout-to-tail recipes at our annual fest.

Tickets and updates can be found at

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