The annual Taste of Times Square in June offers up small dishes from dozens of restaurants around the city, with flavors of just about every cuisine imaginable. Held every September in the Belmont Little Italy section of the Bronx, the Ferragosto food festival celebrates all things Italian.
A taste of the Southern USA comes to Manhattan in January with the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival. In February, Manhattan’s Chinatown rings in the Lunar New Year with colorful street celebrations, a parade and samples of some of the best Chinese food around. April brings the Bacon and Beer Classic to Queens, an event featuring craft beer and unique pork-centric dishes along with contests, music and games.
During the winter and summer seasons, participating eateries from all over the city create special prix fixe menus for NYC Restaurant Week. For a discounted rate, you can try an appetizer, main dish and dessert at hundreds of the city’s most popular upscale restaurants.