Observing Saturday's National Guacamole Day holiday on Saturday? You'll find a heck of a deal happening at Añejo's two locations in Hell's Kitchen and Tribeca. The restaurant will be offering unlimited guacamole to the faithful on Saturday at just $5 per person. The restaurant would also like to draw your attention to their new guac flavor, Chunky Habanero, but they also have Traditional, Bacon-Goat Cheese, and Spicy Pineapple flavors.
Grand Central Terminal's iconic Oyster Bar is hosting the 15th annual Grand Central Oyster Frenzy on Saturday, an all-afternoon affair featuring sixteen oyster varietals from both coasts, a shucking competition, chef's demos, and a public slurping competition and beer shucking championship. The event takes place inside the restaurant from noon until 4 p.m.
Saturday, the Vendy Awards returns to Governors Island for another day of unlimited food and drinks from the city's top mobile food vendors. This year, the event—which is a fundraiser for the Street Vendor Project—celebrates the "Bad Hombres" of the street vendor community, highlighting Latinx vendors in a special category. Tickets for GA are $100, VIP $150.
Stroll around Irving Place on Saturday at the annual Taste of Gramercy festival, where local restaurants will be offering bites and sips from their menus as a way to showcase the area as a dining destination. BLT Prime, Le Coq Rico, Maysville, 5 Napkin Burger, Javelina and a dozen other area restaurants are scheduled to appear; all leftover food will be donated to the Bowery Mission. Tickets $30 - $70.
Just a neighborhood away, the Taste of the East Village also rolls through on Saturday. From noon to 5 p.m., a portion of East 7th Street will be transformed into a block party with bites from 10 local restaurants including Luke’s Lobster, Narcbar, Porsena, Veselka, Porchetta, and Jimmy's No. 43. A $25 ticket ($30 at the door) includes tastes from four restaurants, with additional tastes available for purchase.
Tired of tasting? We're not done yet! In Brooklyn, TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint unfolds yet again at East River State Park, with 50 local spots tapped to participate in the walk-around eating event. Choose a ticket level ($35 for four tastes and two drinks, $60 for eight tastes and four drinks) and choose between restaurants like Leuca, Pies 'n' Thighs, Cheeseboat, and Llama Inn, and drinks by Brooklyn Roasting Company, Brooklyn Winery and Greenpoint Beer.