On a food crawl this Saturday, discover some of the city's off-menu secrets in the form of burgers, as illustrated through four midtown eateries taking part in the Fall Burger Crawl. The four stops on the tour include Draught 55, The Liberty NYC, Point Break and Tri-Tip Grill, who are all griddling up some fun burgers unknown to any pleb walking through the door. Try a blackened Bayou Burger and a Stout Burger made with porter cheddar cheese while sipping on the five Sixpoints included in your ticket price. A $45 ticket includes four burger samples, aforementioned beer and a ticket to the post-crawl after party.
The party comes to Red Hook on Saturday at The Feast Fest, a celebration of the neighborhood's innovative and creative community with proceeds benefiting Restore Red Hook, a support group founded in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. At the Fest, nosh on some free goodies from sponsors like Chipotle, One Hope Wine and Brooklyn Brew Shop or sample eats from local Red Hook businesses at a cash bar. There'll also be an additional donation-based cash bar with Rekorderlig and City Island Beer, helpful fuel for the epic dance party with sets by Great Caesar, Tasha Blank, Anthony Demby and others. The party rages at Pioneer Works beginning at 8 p.m. with general admission tickets running $50; a free ferry will be available from Lower Manhattan.
Also on Saturday, the South Street Seaport hosts a beer-centric celebration called OktoberfeAst, the first in a new series of “pop-up” events hoping the lure visitors to the rapidly changing historic locale. Sip on Franconian gravity casks of beer straight from Bamberg or try suds from up-and-coming breweries from NY state including Rocky Point Brewing, Third Rail and The Other Half. Also on offer, some wurst from Flying Pigs Farm, East Village Meat Market, Schaller & Weber, Fleisher's Meats, Jimmy’s No. 43 and more plus some snacks by Cabot Cheese, Martin's Pretzels and McClure's pickles. There are two sessions for unlimited beer, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.; tickets are $45.