For foodies: Upcoming dining and food events
88-cent Satay in NYC: Celebrate 8coupons.com's second birthday with 8-cent, 88-cent and $8 deals all over the city. The celebration begins Saturday Aug. 8 with 88-cent ice cream at Cold Stone — if you're lucky enough to be the 888th customer you'll get 8-cent Cold Stone for a year. Other deals include 88-cent Pan-asian Satay dishes at Kuta, 88-cent 360 premium vodka cocktails at the Time Out Lounge and 88-cent margarita at Senor Swanky's. The deals will run Aug. 8-15. Visit 8coupons.com/birthday for more details.Nova Scotia Lobster Festival: Here is a way to enjoy Lobster without breaking the bank. Take advantage of the Patina Restaurant Group's Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Lobster Festival where you can indulge in $7.50 lobster rolls at Cucina and Co., and a lobster bake with a two-pounder, corn on the cob, boiled potatoes, andouille sausage and butter for $29 at Rock Center Cafe. Other participating restaurants include Nick and Stef's and Naples 45. The festival runs through Sept. 6, for more information call 212-332-7620. Taste of the Village: Stimulate your taste buds at the seventh annual "Taste of the Village" in Washington Square Park featuring the best restaurants of Greenwich Village. Participating restaurants include Blue Hill, Elettaria, Centro Vinoteca, Gusto Ristorante and many more. Swing by on Sept. 16 from 6-8 p.m. and indulge under the park arch. Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased by calling 212-777-2173 or by visiting VillageAlliance.org. Cooking with Apples at the International Culinary Center: Learn how to incorporate apples into your meals with a crash courses offered by the International Culinary Center Saturday Aug. 15 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The three-hour class ends with a sit-down meal, and teaches students how to match spices and ingredients with apples in creative. The class is $195 per person. For more information, go to internationalculinarycenter.com/rec. The WLIW21 Autumn Gourmet Classic: Public television station WLIW21 is teaming up with television chefs Lidia Matticchio Bastianich, Jacques Pépin and John Barricelli for an evening of food, wine and culinary theater on Sept. 9 from 6-9 p.m. Food tastings will include DiPaloSelects.com of Little Italy, the French Culinary Institute, New York City restaurants Industria Argentina and Paladar and many more. Wine tastings will include wines from Italy, Spain, France, Argentina and Chile. There will also be a meet and greet and photo opportunity with Bastianich. Ticket proceeds benefit New York metro area PBS station WLIW21 and are $250/single ticket and $450 for a pair. Ticket includes a cookbook by Bastianich or Pépin. For more information and to purchase tickets visit wliw.org.