Celebrate Cider Week NY; Marcus Samuelsson’s Harlem Itinerary

The Food Experiments, a sixteen-city competitive cooking tournament, visits the Rock and Rye Tavern in New Patz, New York, on October 14, and on Sunday, October 21, the competition comes to Public Assembly, where a curry competition will be judged by a panel of chefs, including Jehangir Meta and Andy Ricker. Tickets are $10 upstate and $15 in Brooklyn and include a pint of Brooklyn Brewery and snacks. [Grub Street]

October 12 to 21 has been declared Cider Week NY, and, in celebration, live music, food, and more than twenty ciders will be on offer at the Harvest Beer and Cider Sessions at the Factory on Kent in Williamburg on Saturday, October 13; tickets are $20. [Grub Street]

If you've ever wondered how a Swedish chef does Harlem, read Marcus Samuelson's sample itinerary for his adopted neighborhood (and hear about his travel quirks). [Fathom]

The Empire Room on the ground floor of the Empire State Building is now serving lunch: Salads and sandwiches will be available starting at 11:30. [Grub Street]

Pinterest is hosting a meetup of food-loving "pinners" on Monday, October 15, at We Work Labs at 175 Varick Street. The event will feature a panel on the intersection of Pinterest and food; tickets are $12 to $26. [Grub Street]