Clear some room on your calendar by penciling in some summertime traditions, along with new foodie events across the city. Whether it’s barbecue, bacon or beer which you crave – we’ve likely found something you’re into. by Yvo Sin.

First Annual Sun BBQ Fest

June 1 – 3

The event will be 3 full days of celebrating BBQ at the nearby casino. Competitions, demonstrations and live music, along with food stands galore. Can’t make it to Connecticut? Check out our picks for NYC’s 8 best barbecue restaurants. If you do planning on going, check here for tickets and more information.

Street Eats

Prince George Ballroom
15 East 27th Street

June 5th

An entirely green tasting event raising money for Action Against Hunger and celebrating the release of Street Eats by Alan Batt. Meet and mingle with some of the city’s greatest chefs while enjoying the chef’s interpretations of street eats. Participating restaurants so far include David Burke Townhouse, Jean Georges, Kibo and Kyotofu. For more information and tickets, click here.

National Lobster Day

June 15

More: NYC’s 8 Best Lobster Rolls

What better way to celebrate National Lobster Day than by eating lots of lobster? There are lobster roll trucks, but if you want to go upscale, check out The Water Club on the East River in Kips Bay. They’ll de-shell your lobster for you tableside (photo), but even better: the classic lobster thermidor has made a reappearance on their menu.

Brooklyn Waterfront Beer Fest

June 16

For beer lovers, summer is a great time to enjoy new hops. Check out this Brooklyn event for a day of craft beer tastings, seminars, live music and more at this festival on the water in Williamsburg. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Third Annual Malaysian Restaurant Week

June 18-24

Explore a new cuisine at this annual event. Many restaurants will be offering a three-course prix fixe menu for $20.12; this includes Michelin-starred Laut, so make your reservations now. For more information, click here.

First Annual Bacon Bash

Arena Event Space
135 West 41st Street (between Broadway and 6th Ave.)
New York, NY 10018
June 23

More: NYC’s 4 Best Bacon Cocktails

Indulge in all things porcine at the Arena Event Space on 41st Street and Broadway. Foodies will gather at the Arena Event Space in the heart of Times Square to revel in the “candy of meats.” This unique event will feature notable restaurants such as Tommy Lasagna, Lucky 777 Chili Company and Little Town NYC. Admission prices range from $25 to $80, with special rates available for group deals. For ticket information, click here.

DeKalb Market

(credit: Siobhan Wallace/

138 Willoughby St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(212) 529-9262

More: NYC’s Best Outdoor Market Eats

Throughout the month of June, from 5-7pm on Tuesdays & Wednesdays at DeKalb Market a special $10 prix fixe menu is available that gets you an item from three different vendors – an appetizer, entree and dessert/drink. Check in with the Robicelli’s as you enter the market for full details. For more information about DeKalb Market, click here.

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Yvo Sin is the founder and head writer of The Feisty Foodie.

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