Tickets On Sale For NYC Wine & Food Festival, Starting Today

Since it was founded in 2007, the New York City Wine & Food Festival has evolved from Food Network marketing podium (the earliest iterations featured a ubiquitous Guy Fieri shaking hands and kissing babies) to a relatively serious culinary festival featuring Iron Chefs, and a few mere mortals. Last year we had a good time running around our hometown — and by the looks of the 2013 slate, it looks like The @Lee_Schrager has taken cues from Portland and Aspen and stepped up his game.

The long-standing taco and burger throwdowns will return (will Josh Capon win again?), but new additions include a gala featuring the 25th Anniversary of Food & Wine's Best New Chefs, a Global Night Market at The Plaza Food Hall hosted by Todd English, something involving Guy Fieri and the throwback musical Rock of Ages. There's also a really strong slate of private dinners featuring heavy hitters like Daniel Humm, David Kinch, Alex Atala, Sean Brock (teaming with his boyz George Mendes and Daniel Patterson) and on and on. But don't hold your breath that the $150 a ticket Celebrity Cruises® presents Classic Comfort Brunch with Paula Deen will still be going down.

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