Highlights From NYCWFF: Jets Tailgate, Guy Fieri, Oktoberfest, Sunday Slice (Photos)

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All photos by Billy Lyons
Andrew Zimmern offers up several varieties of his new sausage line with Pat LaFrieda
A collective "I ate way too much" burst forth from the mouths of attendees of the New York City Wine and Food Festival last night, wrapping up the event for another year. 2013 saw the return of old favorites like La Sagra's Sunday Slice and Blue Moon's Burger Bash as well as brand new tailgate and Oktoberfest festivities, which helped attract food lovers of all kinds. Here's a look at the highlights from some of the weekend's festivities.

Jets + Chefs: The Ultimate Tailgate

On Saturday, the New York Jets hosted a tailgate party of epic proportions: With Mario Batali, Rocco DiSpirito, and Joe Namath leading the charge, some of the city's most globally diverse kitchens huddled up. The result? Not your typical stadium parking lot dining experience. Combinations like smoked brisket tacos, kimchi shrimp rolls, and beef tongue pastrami had people lining up in formation, the human wall surrounding Dominique Ansel's tent wasn't letting anyone through, and buffalo shrimp inundated the sea of green jerseys like a Rex Ryan blitz package. The Jets may want to think about running a tailgate like this every weekend: They defeated the rival New England Patriots by a field goal this past Sunday. Hey, a superstition isn't weird if it works, right?

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DiSpirito pumps up the crowd during a demonstration

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Batali and sons showcase their custom Jets jerseys

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Deviled eggs, one of the unique dishes spotted at tailgate

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Socarrat Paella Bar's classic Spanish paella, something you don't see at an everyday tailgate

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You know, just your typical tailgate ham

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AG Kitchen's pomegranate and grilled pineapple guacamole. Serve in metal tub for ultimate impact.

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Corn on the cob gets a facelift with coconut flakes and chili mayo courtesy of Num Pang



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