A Taste of Fall
This is far from comprehensive, just three places where you can snag a great bowl of soup:
Cafe Sabarsky, 1048 5th [86th] 212.288.0665
Fashion Soup, 124 W. 41st [6th/Bway] 212.704.0909
Soup Spot, 220 W. 31st [7th/8th] 212.643.8623
Also see Chicken Soupathon and Cravings: Ramen
On November 8th, the James Beard Foundation serves up 25 pounds of truffles, along with a multi-course dinner prepared by three NYC chefs (including David Pasternack from Esca) and three Italian chefs from trufflecentric towns. It takes place at Gustavino's and costs $1200 for non-members. Details.
Brooklyn Brewery celebrates the autumn with two seasonal brews: Oktoberfest and Post Road Pumpkin Ale. Are they the absolute best fall brews available? Nah. But sometimes you have to go for the home team.
The warm weather hasn't been good for the year's apple crop. But Cardonna Farms at Union Square Greenmarket still comes through.
Pumpkin pie from the The Little Pie Company is a perfect pumpkin fix.
At the New York Botanical Garden, there's a new exhibition of photographs by Victor Schrager capturing heirloom melons and squashes from the gardens of Amy Goldman. Ms. Goldman and Mr. Schrager have collaborated on two gorgeous books called Melons for the Passionate Grower and The Compleat Squash.