South Street Seaport; 8/4 at 10 a.m.; 19 Fulton St. at South St.; 212-732-8257
Before all the food-truck operators decamp for brick-and-mortar joints, you'll be able to sample some of the city's finest mobile munchies at Parked!, happening Saturday at South Street Seaport. The lineup includes Taim Mobile, Schnitzel & Things, Gorilla Cheese, Kimchi Taco Truck, and others, plus beer and Champagne gardens, live music, and magicians for the kiddies. Show up and pay à la carte between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m., or buy a $65 Parked! Pass, good for ten small bites, a drink, and access to shorter VIP queues.
Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival
City Winery; Through 8/28; Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.; 155 Varick St. at Vandam St.; 212-608-0555
Sure, City Winery does music, food, and booze every night in their expansive venue. But did you know they've taken over the outdoors as well? Every Tuesday this summer, City Winery celebrates the season with tunes, bites, and full bar service in their concrete "backyard." Admission is free, with the neo-folk of the Ryan Montbleau Band providing the entertainment this Tuesday, August 7.
Flea Food Under the Archway
Archway under the Manhattan Bridge; Thursday (11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.) and Friday (11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.); between Anchorage Place and Adams Street, Dumbo, Brooklyn
Stuff under a bridge always seems illicit, doesn't it? Well, thanks to the Brooklyn Flea, you can illicitly stuff your face with edibles from Asia Dog, Mile End, Landhaus, Brooklyn Oyster Party, and more twice a week in the gorgeous public space under the Manhattan Bridge in Dumbo. Have a bite, then get back to your under-the-bridge business at hand (which is, obviously, troll business. Or Red Hot Chili Peppers business.)
Marcus Samuelsson and Amanda Hesser
Strand Bookstore; 8/8 at 7 p.m.; 828 Broadway. at 12th St.; 212-473-1452
Red Rooster Harlem’s chef talks with Hesser, the former food editor of the New York Times, about his memoir Yes, Chef and the current foodie culture.
Nitehawk Cinema; 8/4 at noon; 136 Metropolitan Ave., nr. Berry St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-384-3980
A new monthly music, movie, and meal event in everyone's fave booze-serving theater, this time with a southern bent. The first installment is August 4, featuring a preshow performance with the Gentleman Callers and a screening of Smokey and the Bandit, paired with chicken-fried steak and a cheap Coors beer special. Yee-haw!