Cookies at the Dumbo Arts Festival; ‘Meals and Reels’ in Tribeca

Chelsea: Chef Curtis Stone will continue his “Locals Know Best — Dish on the Dish” campaign at Hotel Indigo this Friday, September 30, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Don’t miss the chance to meet the chef and share your neighborhood dining picks. [NYDN]
Order some lollipop wings, rib-eye beef nachos, or other items off Rare Bar & Grill’s special NFL menu while you watch the game. The “sideline snacks” are available in the lobby bar and lounge, pub room, and rooftop bar at Rare’s Chelsea location (152 West 26th Street); Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to midnight, and Monday 5:30 to 11 p.m. [Grub Street]
Chinatown: Multiethnic walking food tour through Chinatown, Little Italy, and the Lower East Side tonight at 6 p.m. Tickets here. [Walking Tours Manhattan]
Dumbo: Try an Art Gallery Cookie (a sugar cookie that’s hand-decorated by an emerging artist) at the DUMBO Arts Festival this weekend, September 23 to the 25. [DUMBO Arts]

East Village: Craving something sweet? Join a team of Urban Girl Squad bakers in their quest to create the perfect cupcake, tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at Butter Lane Cupcakes (with the help of a Butter Lane pastry chef). You’ll also get to take home six of your sugary masterpieces at the end of the night. Tickets are $50, which includes frosting and decorations. [Guest of a Guest]
Flatiron: City Harvest will host its 17th Annual Bid Against Hunger on Tuesday, October 18 at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th Street, near Sixth Avenue), from 7:30 to 10 p.m. The event will include tastings from participating restaurants like A Voce (among many others) and an auction with prizes, including a wine class for fifteen in Le Bernardin’s private room. Purchase tickets here. [Grub Street]
Lower East Side: Heritage Meat Shop, which supplies Momofuku and carries freshly baked Roberta’s bread, opened in the Essex Street Market. [UrbanDaddy]
Meatpacking District: 2011’s Good Food Fest will happen at the Gansevoort Plaza on Sunday, October 9. Sample locally sourced dishes at booths by restaurants like dell’anima and sustainable farmers. Tickets start at $25; all proceeds benefit the Feed Foundation and God’s Love We Deliver, two charities dedicated to providing healthy food for children. [Gilt City]
The Standard Biergarten will celebrate Oktoberfest with Köstritzer Oktoberfest Beer and gingerbread cookies, through Monday, October 3. Tickets are $8, which will get you a beer or cookie; regular cocktail pricing still applies. [Grub Street]
Midtown East: Head over to Roosevelt Hotel’s Madison Club Lounge for their speakeasy-style Boardwalk Empire-themed party, this Sunday from 8 to 11 p.m. Sip vintage cocktails made with Canadian Club Whiskey in your twenties-themed outfit before the show starts at eleven. Call 212-885-6007 for reservations. [NYDN]
Fado nights return to Alfama this fall in the Fado Taverna, a new space beneath the restaurant that debuts tonight with the first show at 8 p.m. $15 cover, full dining menu available; call the restaurant at 212-759-5552 for a full performance schedule. [Grub Street]
Midtown West: Ring in the Jewish New Year at the Russian Tea Room, where they’re offering traditional Jewish and Russian items in celebration of Rosh Hashanah on Wednesday, September 28 and Thursday, September 29. The Tea Room also designed a special menu for Yom Kippur, which features twists on classic Break Fast dishes, to be served Saturday, October 8 after sundown. [Grub Street]
Nolita: Worth Kitchen and City Grit are teaming up again to host their popular Southern Comfort dinner on Thursday, October 6 at 7:30 p.m. at 38 Prince Street. Tickets are $60 per person, or $200 for a table of four; optional beverage pairing is available for purchase. [Grub Street]
Park Slope: As part of Craft Beer Week, NYC Brewer’s Choice will host a tasting at City Winery tonight from 6 to 10 p.m., with food and beer pairings (tickets $55). [Beer Menus]
Queens: Try a new restaurant in Queens tonight, where a variety of restaurants are offering a three-course prix fixe menu ($25) for Queens Restaurant Week. If you can’t make it tonight, the deal will resume Wednesday, September 26 through the 29; see a full list of participating restaurants here. [Eventbrite]
Tribeca: At the “Meals and Reels” NYC Food Film Festival, you’ll be served the same dishes that are featured in food-related short films as they appear on screen. Some cuisine and film parings to expect: farm fresh food and Truck Farm; burgers, beer, and Burgerlution. From Thursday, October 13 to 16, at Tribeca Cinemas. [Daily Candy]
West Village: If you find yourself craving some post-midnight pork buns this Thursday or Saturday, stumble into Fatty Crab (or Fatty ‘Cue in Williamsburg), where you can get their “Recession Special” — PBR tallboy, shot of whiskey, spicy pickle back (another shot of whiskey, plus pickle brine to chase), and anything off the late-night snack menu — for $13, until 2 a.m. [Daily Candy]