Of course the NYCWFF isn't the only festival to highlight the city's suh-weet culinary offerings. Here are a few other options that should be on your radar:
Taste of Williamsburg: On September 22, this outdoor event will take over East River State Park with grub from neighborhood favorites like Pies 'n' Thighs and the Brooklyn Star. Tickets start at $25 and are on sale now.
Oyster Frenzy: On Saturday, September 28, the Grand Central Oyster Bar will host its annual oyster frenzy from noon-4 PM. This bivalve bacchanal includes a shuck-off for the pros, a slurp-off for the public and plenty of saline-soaked suckers to go around. Admission is free.
Greenwich Wine and Food Festival: If you want to skip town for a day trip, this Connecticut food fest (pictured) takes place over three days from October 3-5. Duff Goldman and Sara Moulton will make appearances at events ranging from a kick-off gala to a grand tasting. Get schedule info and tickets here.
Joy of Sake: The annual sake tasting returns to NYC this year with 384 labels to try, 223 of which are not available in the United States. The event is hosted at The Altman Building in Chelsea - tickets are $95 in advance and $110 at the door. Info here.