Taste Talks & The New York Coffee Festival

Summer's coming to a close which means shorter days, cooler temps and lots more food festivals! There's of course the New York City Food and Wine Festival in the middle of October followed by the incredible Star Chef's ICC.  And in just a few weeks caffeine and BBQ lovers have two great weekend events taking over the city Taste Talks and the NYC Coffee Festival.

Taste Talks will be held out in Brooklyn again this year with Chef Sean Brock curating the event.  It all kicks off with Mission Chinese Food's Low Country Boil followed by a Chicken & Waffles Brunch, the Future Food Expo, multiple tastings, workshops, panels and of course the All Star BBQ at East River State Park.  I still think about that spicy Boar Collar from Andy Richter of Pok Pok the inaugural year. The fest runs September 9th-11th and tickets can be purchased here.

The New York Coffee Festival returns taking over the 69th Regiment Armory again September 16th-18th.  Fest goers can expect over 70 exhibitors, many with brand new coffee products not yet seen anywhere else; Latte of Arts Live where some of the city's best baristas will be teaching the art of making beautiful lattes and the amazing Espresso Martini Bar which will provide a delicious range of coffee cocktails.  The full schedule of events is on their website and tickets can be purchased here.