AmNews Food Editor

Saturday, Oct. 3, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., our friends at Harlem Shake NYC (@HarlemShakeNYC) are hosting a fried chicken primer, featuring “The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science” author, Serious Eats culinary director and former Harlem local Kenji Lopez-Alt.

Early birds can feast their eyes on an hour-long culinary demo in which Kenji will share tips and tricks on how to achieve restaurant-quality fried chicken at home. After the demo, Kenji and the Harlem Shake team will serve up Southern fried chicken with chile-infused Mike’s Hot Honey (@MikesHotHoney) and a variety of sides.

Signed copies of Kenji’s book will be available for purchase, as will Harlem Shake’s full menu. Ten percent of all food and book sales for that day will benefit the local charity Mama Foundation for the Arts’ Gospel for Teens program.

Oct. 5 to 11, in celebration of this year’s New York Super Week and the 10th edition of New York Comic Con (@NY_Comic_Con), iconic city eateries and hot spots such as Eataly, Two Boots Pizza, Serendipity 3, No. 7 Sub, Brooklyn Brewery and the Bistro at Courtyard Marriott Central Park are “SUPER-sizing” their menus. From beer to subs, pizza to ice cream and more, the ultimate geek-inspired foods will be available at each location, along with some special discounts for the 150,000-plus people taking over New York City during one of the biggest pop culture events of the year.

Italian food hall Eataly will be offering a free Dr. Cone-Evil mini gelato cone filled with Nutella and rolled in hazelnuts with the purchase of their Nutella Crepe Crusader during their regular Nutella Bar hours. Just flash your New York Super Week Card or New York Comic Con Badge for this sweet deal.

For more information about how you can bring some pop culture to your palate throughout New York Super Week and NYCC, visit and