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Your Ultimate Guide to the New York City Wine & Food Festival

The annual star-studded event dedicated to all things culinary—the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One—descends on the city October 10 to 13. With a whopping 80 events over four days, it's NYC's biggest wine and food festival, bringing together chefs, TV personalities, mixologists and more, all in the name of fighting hunger with charity partners the Food Bank For New York City and No Kid Hungry®.

Whether you're looking to meet your culinary hero, up your own game in the kitchen or just eat a lot of really, really good food, there's something for everyone. Here are the tastings, meals and late-night parties we're adding to our calendar.

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EAT & DRINK WITH THE BEST OF ’EM

Not only will you get to sample some of the city's most exciting eats, you'll get to do it while hanging out with culinary personalities and chefs. Sure beats Seamless on your couch, doesn’t it?

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DUMPLINGS AROUND THE WORLD

Join Emmy-nominated Food Network host Molly Yeh for a global feast of dough-wrapped bites. Shumai, ravioli, pierogi and more—you'll have your pick of unlimited dumplings, plus beer, wine and creative cocktails. October 12 at noon

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SUNDAY BRUNCH

If you worship at the altar of eggs benedict, don't miss this bottomless brunch. It's hosted by Food Network personality and Chopped judge Marc Murphy and Instagram foodie couple Devour Power, so you know it's gonna be good. October 13 at 1 p.m.

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Tacos After Dark

Name a more iconic pairing than tacos and tequila…we’ll wait. Rick Bayless, James Beard Award winner and pioneer of Mexican cooking, hosts this late-night fiesta, complete with all manner of taco creations from NYC chefs. Add a tequila cocktail (or three) and you have our ideal Friday night. October 11 at 10 p.m.

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TREAT YOURSELF

It's not a party without unlimited desserts, ’90s hip-hop or free-flowing rosé (and we’ll take all of the above).

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY

Bust out the chokers and dark lipstick and head to this throwback bash, DJed by hip-hop icon Rev Run. Along with a killer ’90s soundtrack, there'll be bites from local hot spots, unlimited drinks and a special appearance from radio personality Angela Yee. October 11 at 9 p.m.

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GOLDBELLY SWEETS ‘N BEATS

Dessert is the main event at this late-night party, hosted by Cake Boss Buddy Valastro and Goldbelly founder Joe Ariel. Indulge in sundaes, cookies, cakes and other Instagram-worthy treats, along with beer, wine and spirits. October 12 at 10 p.m.

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ROOFTOP ROSÉ Presented by Mohegan Sun

Rosé all day? You don't have to tell us twice. Sip an assortment of pink wine varietals while taking in skyline views and noshing on gourmet bites at this happy hour with Food Network host Valerie Bertinelli. October 13 at 3 p.m.

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MAKE SOME NEW FRIENDS (OVER FOOD, OF COURSE)

There's no quicker shortcut to bonding than sharing a great meal. And if we can share said meal with TV stars, celeb chefs and fellow foodies, all the better.

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TITANS OF BBQ presented by National Beef and Pat LaFrieda Meats

Top pitmasters converge for this cookout, hosted by famed butcher Dario Cecchini, meat king Pat LaFrieda and Food Network chef Michael Symon. Feast on brisket, pulled pork and other slow-smoked fare along with sides, desserts and drinks on the Hudson River waterfront. October 12 at 7 p.m.

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Grand Tasting presented by Shoprite

Wish you could get cooking lessons from a celeb chef? At NYCWFF's signature event, you can sample dishes from the city's best restaurants, watch live culinary demos (with folks like Scott Conant, Whoopi Goldberg and Alex Guarnaschelli), chat with cookbook authors and more. October 12 and 13 at noon

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OKTOBERFEST

You don't have to hop a plane to Munich for the Oktoberfest experience. Join award-winning chef and Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern for frosty steins of beer, soft-baked pretzels and meaty bratwurst in honor of the German fall celebration. (BYO lederhosen.) October 12 at 4 p.m.

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