This Weekend’s Five Best Food and Drink Events – 10/17/2014


An event featuring only bacon, or New York’s first juice-bar crawl? Whatever your style, there’s a food event for you this weekend.

Rebel Bingo, Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Place, Friday, 8 p.m.

This epic bash, which started in an English church basement, makes a return to New York for a few rounds of complete debauchery. The party includes everyone’s favorite spinning-numbers game along with plenty of booze, dancing, and eclectic performances. Tickets start at $19 for Friday — with the option to purchase for next weekend as well, at $13 — and are available here.

The New York City Wine & Food Festival, multiple locations, Friday through Sunday

An all-star lineup of culinary professionals and food personalities will descend upon Manhattan for a smorgasbord of all-you-can-eat events. Returning again this year is a tailgate party hosted by Jets great Joe Namath and Mario Batali; Bobby Flay hosts a late-night party featuring tacos and tequila. And if crowds aren’t your thing, a few intimate dinners and classes still have tickets available; you can learn the art of pickling and cake decorating. A full lineup of events and tickets can be found on the NYCWFF website.

NYC’s First Juice Crawl, multiple locations, Saturday, 1:30 p.m.

Beginning in Union Square and ending in the Flatiron district, this event will unite juice heads from across the city with stops at The Squeeze and Juice Press, among others. The event includes prizes, like the chance to win a three-day cleanse or coconut truffles. Tickets are $55 for individuals and $90 for duos.

Fall Carnival Spectacular, Kings County Saloon, 1 Knickerbocker Avenue, Brooklyn, Saturday and Sunday, 4 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Skip the hayrides and pumpkin patches teeming with children and head to this adult-only carnival in the heart of Bushwick. Naughty clowns, gypsies, and a “wheel of spanking” are included among the entertainment, and then there are food-related activities, like a pickle-eating competition. Have a bourbon candy apple; sip a mulled-cider cocktail. Games start at $2.

Brooklyn Bacon Takedown, Littlefield, 622 DeGraw Street, Brooklyn, Sunday, 2 p.m.

This event celebrates, well, bacon. Attendees will get the chance to sample a number of bacon dishes, many provided by home cooks. Tickets are $20 and include all the bacon you can eat.