“Escape from New York” Eats and Ticket Giveaway

With Jack's Stir Brew coffee, Luke's Lobster rolls and lots of tasty, eccletic food, Escape from New York's culinary lineup is more befitting of the New Amsterdam market than the Shinnecock Reservation.

‘Tis the season of fundraisers, soirees and big, blowout events on the East End. We’re particularly psyched about a couple in the music-appreciation category. There’s the much-talked-about MTK Festival on August 13 and 14 (for which we helped suggest the beers, and Edible has been blogging for concertgoers here).

And, on Aug. 5 and 6, there’s another event newcomer, Escape from New York,  a motley gathering recently profiled in the Sag Harbor Express. Like MTK, Escape from New York event has an impressive food lineup to go with its music acts (Patti Smith, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, an acoustic stage presented by Jack’s Coffee). Curated by the chefs behind the Fat Radish on the Lower East Side, Ruschmeyer’s in Montauk and the catering firm Silkstone, Escape from New York  has food offerings more befitting the New Amsterdam Market than an event on the Shinnecock Reservation.

We are pleased to offer two chances for you to win a pair of Two-day General Admission passes to Escape from New York. (The pair is valued at $275; for an extra $65, you can camp on the grounds. And for $2,000 more you can “glamp,” which means the sort of higher-end camping in a teepee or safari-style tent you might do if you were Madonna or the President.) Read on to learn how to win.

Silkstone, the group behind The Fat Radish on the Lower East Side and Ruschmeyer’s in Montauk, will curate the festival’s culinary and lifestyle experiences. Featuring more than 12 different New York based restaurants fresh seafood from Luke’s Lobster, American BBQ from Brinkley’s, ceviche, hanger steaks and tostadas from Ofrenda and traditional tacos with homemade guacamole from the soon-to-open Pulqueria. In addition, attendees will be able to choose among Mediterranean food, innovative sandwiches, and Vietnamese cuisine, as well as “a customized collection of farm-to-glass “Culture Cocktails” with great consideration for late summer East Coast produce,” like a Farm Fresh Lemonade Stand, a Bloody Mary Bar, a Bubbles Bar with a host of fruitful and herbaceous champagne cocktails and the main “Around The World” Bar featuring an international assortment of six different produce driven innovations of classic worldly cocktails.

Finally, the event features a “Record Breaking Brunch” on Sunday, August 7th at 11 AM, when Escape to New York will attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the world’s biggest brunch at a live music event, with a menuthat includes fresh fruit, yogurt and granola, avocado toast with 6-minute eggs, and the traditional English dish, Bubble and Squeak. Fresh orange juice, Kanon Organic Vodka Bloody Marys and Champagne by Veuve Clicquot will be served.

HOW TO WIN: For your chance to win this pair of tix, give us a comment below that tells us your pick for the best song about food. (For inspiration, check out these picks from our Edible Pursuit event at Brooklyn Brewery or this list from the Village Voice’s Robert Sietsema.) We’ll choose one of the commenters at random. The winner will be announced this Friday, July 30.

And stay tuned for an MTK Festival ticket giveaway next week.



Brian is the editor in chief of Edible East End, Edible Long Island, Edible Manhattan and Edible Brooklyn. He writes from his home in Sag Harbor, New York, where he and his family tend a home garden and oysters. He is also obsessed with ducks, donuts and dumplings.

  • gcola

    The best song about food, you mean? Milkshake, by Kelis.

  • Mimi

    Jammin’ by the infamous Mr. Bob Marley. Never fails to get my head bobbing or feet tapping.

  • Yes, best song about food. Milkshake is a great one. “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” by Def Leppard, would be another.

  • keith

    Best song about food? “Eat It,” duh.

  • Jackie

    “Be Our Guest” from Beauty & the Beast is the greatest celebration of food and hospitality. There’s also a song called “Buffet,” about the joys of all you can eat buffets, but it’s from some obscure musical which I do not know. 

  • my vote is for ween’s jingle they wrote for pizza hut called “where’d the cheese go?” – a promo for “the insider” cheese-filled crust. sample lyric: “where’d the cheese go? i don’t know.”  needless to say, it was never released.

  • Dendidi

    My favorite food-inspired song is an original by my brother from when we were kids… And refused to eat our peas. “Eat It” – his own rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Beat It’…just for peas occasions, only.

  • Diane Guest

    the best song about food – Jimmy Buffet’s Margarativille!

  • Nicole C.

     “Le Poisson” from The Little Mermaid!How I LOVE les poissons! 🙂

  • MrsBones

    The best song about music is… Hank Williams III’s, Dick in Dixie

  • Tina Guglielmo

    Blueberry Pie on the For Our Children CD. Sung by Bette Midler. Its a quirky bouncy tune that you just have to sing along with whenever you hear it. I love a blueberry yes I do.

    Blueberry Pie, he walks on by and I don’t know what to do with that Blueberry Pie, but I’m gonna try. Oh, Blueberry Pie, sad and shy, won’t you come out of your shell? Life is swell, so are you! Please don’t be so very blue. Come on blue! There is a party in your head. Be my friend and we will laugh ’til we turn red. Want to know why I picked you from the bunch? You looked so sweet — let’s say I had a hunch that you’d be silly, I’d be silly; We’d be a pair! Life is peachy, let’s go bananas, no one will care! Blueberry Pie, let’s have fun, ’cause when all is said and done I love you, yes I do, ’cause, Blueberry, you’re true blue. Oh, Blueberry, you’re so very berry blue. Oh, so very berry blue. I love a Blueberry. I hug a Blueberry. Oh, yes I do. You know I do. Irresistable you! Irrepresable you! I love a Blueberry. I hug a Blueberry. I love a Blueberry. Don’t you know it? I, I mean to show it. You know I mean to show it. Berry blue, berry, berry blue. Blueberry Pie, he’s from the upper-crust; Rolling in dough, he’s half-baked and bound to bust! So don’t be flaky, come on, now, take me to your bakery. We’ll be jamming, ovens slamming, the whole world will see. Blueberry Me! Without you there would be no berry pie. Tell me why you can’t see you are necessary. Blueberry Pie, let’s have fun, ’cause when all is said and done I love you, yes I do, ’cause, Blueberry, you’re true blue! Oh, Blueberry, you’re so very berry blue! Oh, so very berry blue. I love a Blueberry. I hug a Blueberry. I love a Blueberry. Oh, love a Blueberry. He’s so necessary, to people! I love a Blueberry. I hug a Blueberry. I love a Blueberry. Oh, he’s so necessary. He’s so necessary. Blueberry Pie!

  • Laura Nadler

    Frim Fram Sauce as sung by Diana Krall. Hot, sexy, yummy and soulful.