Filipino Lechon Roast
Head to Dekalb Market tomorrow for a pig roast with international flavor. The East Village’s Maharlika will bring in a special roast master to build a roast box and cook up authentic Cebuano Lechon, the dish that Anthony Bourdain once touted as “the best pork in the world.” The ticket price includes a full plate of the roast, plus rice and two sides. Afterward, adventurous eaters can compete in a balut-eating contest—that’s fertilized duck eggs to the uninitiated. Tickets will be available at the door, or you can get them in avance here.
Saturday, August 25 at 3pm at Dekalb Market, 138 Willoughby St at Flatbush Ave (Downtown Brooklyn). $30.
It’s a good weekend for pork lovers, because Hanson Dry‘s got another opportunity to get your fill of porcine goodness. Clinton Hill neighbor Pearl Lee Q will be roasting a whole hog, and there’ll be $3 Modelo pints to wash it all down. Check out the flyer.
Saturday, August 25 at 4pm at Hanson Dry, 925 Fulton St between Clinton and Waverly Aves (Clinton Hill)
Tap Takeover with Barrier Brewing
61 Local surrenders its taps to Long Island’s Barrier Brewing for one night only. Chat with brewmasters Evan Klein and Craig Frymark while sipping some of their signature suds, plus a concoction called Le Pete, brewed specially for the event. You’ll also get to watch a barrel-reconditioning demo by cooper Joe O’Sullivan. Read more on 61 Local’s calendar.
Saturday, August 25 at 5pm at 61 Local, 61 Bergen St between Court and Smith Sts (Cobble Hill)
Masters of Social Gastronomy Get Tipsy
Tie one on with the folks of MSG at this informative and boozy lecture. First, Brooklyn Brainery‘s Jonathan Soma will break down the science of inebriation, including the old “beer before liquor” adage and why red wine causes hangovers. Then Sarah Lohman, author of Four Pounds Flour, will discuss the history of drinking games, with some interactive help from the audience, of course. As always, the event is free, but RSVP is encouraged.
Tuesday, August 29 at Public Assembly, 70 N 6th St between Kent and Wythe Aves (Williamsburg)
La Newyorkina & Lonestar Taco Dinner Collaboration
Two market favorites join forces for a sweet and savory Mexican-inflected dinner. The six-course menu hasn’t been announced, but it will feature La Newyorkina‘s frosty treats alongside Lonestar Taco‘s locavore Texan bites. Get tickets here.
Wednesday, August 29 at 6pm and 9pm at 310 S 4th St at Rodney St (Williamsburg). $70, wine and beer supplement $20.
Calling all carnivores! The ever-popular porkfest Pig Island descends upon Governors Island this Labor Day weekend. Among the lineup of notable chefs, you’ll find Dale Talde of Talde, Jacques Gautier of Palo Santo and Fort Reno, and George Weld and Evan Hanzcor of Egg and Parish Hall, each cooking up unique dishes featuring the event’s porcine namesake, sourced from local farms. You’ll also find butchering and cooking demos, live music, New York State wines and beer fromSixpoint. Get early bird tickets while you can; the price goes up August 27.
Saturday, September 1 from 11:30am to 4:30pm on Governors Island. $70.
Summer kicked off with 5 Boro PicNYC‘s Memorial Day bash, and the season goes out in style with another alfresco shindig on Governors Island. The wallet-friendly ticket—just $20—includes three drink tickets redeemable for Sixpoint brews or glasses of wine, plus access to food vendors including Mexicue, the Tapas Shack, food cooperative Mealku, and more to be announced. Get ticketshere.
Sunday, September 2 from 11:30am to 4:30pm at Colonel’s Row, Governors Island
Barrels & Kegs: A Rockaway Beach Beer Event
Beach season isn’t quite over yet, so make the rest of it count with this boardwalk beer crawl, presented by Beer Sessions Radio and Edible Queens. Over 15 local and craft breweries, includingKelso, Greenport Harbor, and brand new Rockaway Brewing, will set up pouring stations along the boardwalk’s concessions stands. The ticket price includes 20 four-ounce samples, which will pair well with Rockaway Beach Club‘s many edible offerings, such as lobster and crab rolls from The Lobster Joint, arepas from Caracas, or ice cream sandwiches from Steve’s (food is purchased separately, so the possibilities are endless, really). Check out the full brewery lineup, and grab a ticket.
Saturday, September 8 from noon to 5pm at
Taste Williamsburg / Greenpoint
The two northerly neighborhoods’ annual foodfest returns, bringing together over 30 of the best restaurants, wine bars, bakeries and more. Among this year’s vendors you’ll find oyster-and-cocktail specialists Maison Premiere, oven-fresh goodies from Bakeri, single-origin coffee from Toby’s Estate, and breakfast-taco slingers Whirlybird. Pricing starts at six tastes and four drink samples; there are also “Dinner for Two” and all-you-can-eat options. See all the participants and get tickets here.
Sunday, September 9 from 1 to 5pm at 5 N 11th St at Kent Ave (Williamsburg). Tickets start at $35.