2024 Events Lineup & Partners

Bowl of ‘Zole Pozole Festival

This multi-city gastronomic celebration
draws culinary excellence from Michelin-starred chefs and
features premium agave spirits tastings

Boston MA 02/24/2024 >

Denver CO 03/28/2024 >

Brooklyn NY 10/17/2024 >

East Coast Cider Circuit

Each stop offers a cache of exceptional
local hard ciders and foods.

Portland ME 05/11/2024 >

Haverhill MA 06/20/2024 >

Boston MA 2024 >

Brooklyn NY 10/5/2024 >

Pig Island NYC

Pig Island NYC gives renowned chefs and experts carte blanche to
prepare dishes with unbridled creativity using locally sourced produce and heritage breed pigs.

New York City 09/07/2024 >

Rib King NYC

Food Karma Projects and NYC BBQ bring together the best BBQ restaurants, chefs, and drinkmakers to present an all-access, supercharged backyard BBQ at Industry City in Brooklyn

New York City 05/25/2024 >

Brisket King NYC

Witness greatness in the making as pitmasters from New York and beyond go head-to-head for the Brisket King® NYC crown.

New York City 04/17/2024 >

Sauce King NYC

Top sauce makers around the work can submit entries to compete for the title of Sauce King NYC

SauceKingNYC.com >

CiderFeast NYC 2021 Recap

Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in CiderFeast NYC 2021! The event was full of delicious ciders and tasty treats. We kicked off Cider Week New York in style with tastings from twenty cidermakers based in New York and beyond. The all-inclusive event also featured snacks like bread, cheese and apple pie plus an amazing 41-month aged ham from Dakota Hams. 3 Guys Cider launched their new cider apparel line at the event and helped us celebrate all things cider. Check out these great photos from the event taken by Patty Brown.

Participants included:

CiderFeast NYC 2021

CiderFeast NYC is back on October 2nd to kick off Cider Week NY! Since 2011 we have hosted Cider Week NY events, and we look forward to bringing CiderFeast back in Brooklyn for 2021.

The event will feature 20 of the top hard cider brands from New York, New England and beyond to taste and possibly purchase. The all-inclusive event will also feature aged country hams, local bread, cheese, grilled vegetables and hot sauces. Read about the 2019 event here.

Stay tuned for lineup announcements!

Tickets are on sale now!

Photo by Patty Brown

VIP Tickets ($85+fee) include early admission at 12:00 PM, first tastes and bites and a guided country ham tasting by a master curer

General Admission Tickets ($55+fee) include 1:00 PM admission to the all-inclusive food and drink event

Buy tickets here!

Photo by Noah Blum

21+ event
Proof of vaccination or recent negative covid test required
No refunds

Photo by Patty Brown

Food Karma Projects Event Lineup

2023 Event Lineup

Bowl of ‘Zole Pozole Festival 2023
Denver – March 30 | Boston April 12 | Brooklyn October 19

Bowl of ‘Zole Pozole Festival was born from an amazing community of mezcal aficionados and Mexican chefs – all excited to share the experience with our attendees. Chefs and spirits brands come to celebrate all things pozole and agave spirits. After our first successful event in Brooklyn, this event is expanding to more cities and check the links for details on the chefs, mezcals and details near you.

Brisket King NYC – April 26 2023
Since 2012, top pitmasters from the NYC Metro area and beyond go head to head, serving up some of the best beef brisket, whether traditional or unique.

Rib King NYC – May 27 2023
Join us on Saturday, May 27th for Rib King 2023. Come taste the best of metro NYC restaurants and pitmasters’ ribs and other dishes, plus top hot sauces from Sauce King NYCMakers Showcase, pickles, grilled goodies including vegetables , plus many other food products, with cash bar for spirits, craft beer, wine, hard cider and cocktails.

Pig Island NYC – Sept 9 2023

Back for our 14th year September 9, 2023! More than 20 chefs will come together at the 83-acre outdoor venue of Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden. Craft beer, hard cider, spirits and other offerings – all included with a general admission ticket.


2022 Event Lineup

Please join us for one of our 2022 events! All of our chef participants are so excited to cook for our guests again this year, and we can’t wait to see you either!

CiderFeast Boston
November 12th 2022:

Cider Feast Boston Tickets On Sale Now!
South Boston Lithuanian Citizens Association
368 West Broadway, Boston Mass.

Crisp fall days are perfect for celebrating cider, and on Saturday, November 12th, 2022, top cider makers will come together for CiderFeast, an afternoon of cider drinking and food tasting hosted by Jimmy Carbone of Beer Sessions Radio on Heritage Radio Network. Since 2011, CiderFeast has celebrated fall with a curated collection of 20 top hard cider brands from New York, New Jersey, New England, and abroad, including Ron Sansone’s Spoke + Spy Ciderworks, William Groe’s New Salem Cider, James Asbels’ Ciders of Spain, as well as Artifact Cid, Bear Swamp, BIrd Dog, Easthampton Cider Project, Farnum Hill, Original Sin, and many more favorites. 

Bowl of Zole – Brooklyn
October 20th 2022:

Our pozole chefs and mezcal, sotol, tequila, spirits return for the 3rd year to NYC. New location in
Bushwick Brooklyn. Indoor, outdoor. Visit the Bowl of Zole Website for more info. Bowl of Zole Tickets on Sale Now.

CiderFeast NYC
October 6th 2022:

Celebrate NY Cider Week in Bushwick, Brooklyn. We will be kicking off Cider Week New York in style with tastings from twenty cider makers based in New York and beyond. The all-inclusive event will also feature snacks.
CiderFeast NYC Tickets on Sale Now. VIP early hour tix available.
On Thursday, October 6th Food Karma’s most beloved fall event — CiderFeast NYC 2022 , Celebrate NY Cider Week—is back in Brooklyn, this time with an indoor and outdoor location in Bushwick Brooklyn.

Since 2011, Food Karma Events has kicked off Cider Week New York with a curated collection of 20 of the top hard cider brands from New York, New Jersey, New England, and abroad, plus wine, craft beer and spirits. The all-inclusive event also features a roster of artisanal snacks and small plates including aged country hams, local bread, cheese, grilled vegetables, and hot sauces.

This year’s list of Cider Makers (subject to changes) includes Iron Bound, Original Sin, Brooklyn Cider House, Aval, Romilly, Wöffler Estate, Angry Orchard, Wayside, Abandoned Cider, Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider, Barrika Basque Sidra, and more. This year’s event will also include Apple Vodka made from upstate apples by Drink Sauvage.

On the menu are cider-friendly tastes and small plates: Tierra Callada’s Estate Olive from Spain, with breads, conservas, and tapas; Dakota Hams’ 24 month Aged Country Ham, sliced by Master Ham NYC; Petees Pies’ Heirloom Mini Apple Pies; Moonrise Bakehouse’ Local Grain Sourdough, Cider Donuts and Bomboloni from Bruno’s Bakery Chef Joseph Settepani; Via Dora’s Natural Zen Pudding; and Vegan Grilling by Mexico City Chef David Navarro.

To keep the mood festive, there will be music, and a Cider Selfies photo booth by @hardciderguys and @ciderselfies!

CiderFeastNYC is located at 99 Scott Studios, 99 Scott Avenue, Bushwick Brooklyn.
Take the L train to Jefferson Street stop.

Tickets are available for purchase at jimmysno43.com and CiderFeastHQ.com.

VIP Session:
($85 + fee): Includes early admission at 5:00 PM, a Raw Bar with oysters, and an extra hour of tasting including rare New York state ciders, a guided aged country ham tasting, welcome drinks, select cheeses and first bites. Featuring a custom, 24-month aged, traditional country ham by Dakota Hams in Nancy, Kentucky sliced by Master Ham NYC, plus an heirloom apple education from Original Sin Cider’s Hudson Valley Apple Project.

General Admission:
($55 + fee) Includes the all-inclusive food and drink tasting tickets with 6:00 PM entry.

The event ends at 9pm.


Find tickets to all of Food Karma Project’s Events on Ticket Tailor Here

Introducing Sauce King NYC™

After 10 years hosting food festivals and barbecue events like Brisket King NYC, Rib King NYC, Bowl of ‘Zole, and Pig Island NYC, Food Karma is excited to launch Sauce King NYC™.

Sauce King NYC™ will determine the best barbecue sauces, hot sauces, rubs, marinades and more. A panel of expert judges from the NYC food, chef, and media community will taste each sauce, and select exclusive winners in each category who stand out for their bold flavors, excellent ingredients, and delicious taste.

This is not your average sauce competition. It’s not about finding the hottest sauce that will blow your head off. Sauce King™ is about showcasing the wide range of top quality, all natural, barbecue sauces, hot sauces, and beyond that are perfect for backyard barbecue, grilling, and home cooking. We will be accepting a wide range of submissions – with the opportunity for people to submit their own categories.

Become the Sauce King when you enter your BBQ sauce, hot sauce, condiment, marinade and more at saucekingnyc.com and read more about the innovative virtual competition in NYC BBQ.