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Meatpacking Uncorked
Friday, October 9, 2009

The streets of the Meatpacking District will be electric as the neighborhood hosts "Meatpacking Uncorked." Tantalizing revelers with a district-wide wine tasting and food sampling accompanied by dazzling street performances, this Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival party promises to be the event that can’t be missed. The district’s chic boutiques will flow with a large selection of wines in the Southern Wine & Spirits of New York portfolio while the neighborhood’s best restaurants will be serving samplings of their signature snacks. Toasting, tasting and shopping in the district will be infused with the gusto of Food Network personalities, performance artists, musicians, and other sexy and sophisticated spectacles.

Don’t miss a special performance by Lady Rizo and the Assettes at 8:30pm in Gansevoort Plaza! Comedienne and chanteuse Lady Rizo, aka Amelia Zirin-Brown, exploded on the NYC stage 3 years ago. Dubbed a 'cabaret superstar' by New York Magazine, she revives the genre by creating vintage arrangements of 80’s and 90’s pop songs. A dynamic singer, emcee and bon vivant she co-created the cult caburlesque show Lady Rizo and the Assettes in 2005. Come find out what all the hype is about at a special live performance for Uncorked!

Sample wine in the following shops: 202 Nicole Farhi, Abingdon 12, ADAM, Artsee Eyewear, auto., Boucher Jewelry, Buckler, Calypso, Catherine Malandrino, Charles Nolan, Darling, Design Within Reach, Diane von Furstenberg, The Earnest Sewn Co., Ed Hardy, Elizabeth Charles, Helmut Lang, Hugo Boss, Jean Shop, La Perla, Leo Kesting Gallery, Michael Angelo’s Wonderland Beauty Parlor, Paige Denim, Poleci, Ports 1961, Rebecca & Drew Manufacturing, Scoop MEN, Scoop NYC, Scoop STREET, Shelly Steffee, Solstice Sunglasses, Stella McCartney, The Puma Black Store, Theory, Tory Burch, Tracy Reese, Trina Turk, Vince, vitra., Y-3 and Zero Maria Cornejo.

Enjoy the culinary delights of: Spice Market,, The Diner, Gaslight Pizza, Los Dados, Macelleria, Ono, Son Cubano, Basis, Gansevoort St. Café, Murray’s Cheese, and Murray’s Real Salami.


Overview - Host Neighborhood

Once the food lifeline for New York City, the Meatpacking District is now the city’s premier 24-hour hospitality destination. Celebrities, tastemakers, aficionados, and cutting-edge designers will amble along the cobblestone streets throughout the weekend to "uncork" the best the district has to offer. The Meatpacking District is the proud host neighborhood of the Food Network New York City Wine and Food Festival. Just steps from the Grand Tasting Tent at Pier 54, the cooking demonstrations at Comix and New School University and the book signings at 10th Avenue and 15th Street, the Meatpacking District is home to more than 160 restaurants and shops. The district’s world renowned boutiques, galleries, exclusive nightclubs and high-end eateries will open their doors throughout the weekend to celebrate the Festival by offering specialty menus, wine tastings, gifts with purchase and other unique promotions.