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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 15: Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte on display at Chicken Coupe hosted by Whoopi Goldberg during Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE at The Loeb Boathouse on October 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for NYCWFF)

One of the biggest events that happens in Manhattan during the fall season is of course The New York City Wine & Food Festival, starting about a month away on October 13th.  The annual event hosts some of the biggest names in food, with a variety of events that would appeal to even the stingiest of eaters.  This year, there are a ton of amazing new events, returning favorites, and a huge announcement as they are expanding to a brand new area that we happen to know and love.

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With stars in the industry like Robert Irvine and Rachael Ray, or entertainment icons like Whoopi Goldberg and Neil Patrick Harris, this year’s NYCWFF might be the biggest yet!  Take a look at what is in store in terms of something new, something old, and their first ever trip to Brooklyn!

 New Events this year: 

Backyard BBQ hosted by Bobby Flay and Michael Symonhttp://nycwff.org/coca-colas-backyard-bbq/

KOREATOWN Eats hosted by Deuki Hong and Matt Rodbard: party featuring the best Korean and Korean-inspired cuisine with chefs

Haute Dogs & Champagne hosted by Robert Irvine: late-night party with Robert and chefs serving up their jazzed up versions of brats, boding, dogs and sausages paired with fabulous champagnes. Some chefs include: Mark Rosati (Shake Shack); Wayne Rosenbaum (Papaya King); and Chase Hartwig (Rosamunde Sausage Grill).

Broadway Tastes hosted by David Burta and Neil Patrick Harris: chefs will serve up brunch dishes inspired by over a dozen of today’s most popular Broadway shows including ALADDIN, Beautiful — The Carole King Musical, Chicago, Jersey Boys, The Book of Mormon, Waitress & Wicked, to name a few.

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: Burgers cook on a grill during the Blue Moon Burger Bash presented by Pat LaFrieda Meats hosted by Rachael Ray - Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE at Pier 92 on October 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for NYCWFF)
NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 16: Burgers cook on a grill during the Blue Moon Burger Bash presented by Pat LaFrieda Meats hosted by Rachael Ray – Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE at Pier 92 on October 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for NYCWFF)

The Festival expands to BROOKLYN this year for the first time ever with these events:

Game Day Eats hosted by ESPN’s Jaymee Sire: Football is back! Get the best game day eats at this event taking place at Hill Country BK, think wings, nachos, BBQ and more.

Chicken Coupe hosted by Whoopi Goldberg and Andrew Carmellini: fried chicken, ‘nuff said. Taking place at the new William Wale Hotel in Williamsburg.

Best of Brooklyn hosted by MUNCHIES star Action Bronson: a walk-around tasting event showcasing the best that Brooklyn restaurants and and breweries have to offer. Participants include: Erik Ramirez (Llama Inn), Daniel Burns (Luksus at Torst) and The Franks (Frankies Spuntino).

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17: Chef Aarón Sanchez attends the Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite featuring Samsung culinary demonstrations presented by MasterCard - Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE at Pier 94 on October 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for NYCWFF)
NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 17: Chef Aarón Sanchez attends the Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite featuring Samsung culinary demonstrations presented by MasterCard – Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE at Pier 94 on October 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for NYCWFF)

Big returning events are:

Burger Bash hosted by Rachael Rayhttp://nycwff.org/blue-moon-burger-bash-2/

Rooftop Chopped: http://nycwff.org/chopped-2/ — Live auditions to be on the Food Network show will happen at this event!

How could you not have fun at this?  For more information on all of it, including tickets, events, and more, check out their official site.