The Brooklyn Local
City Harvest hosts its second annual fundraiser along the waterfront, featuring a bazaar of the borough’s best food. Over 75 vendors, including Brooklyn Cured, Court Street Grocers, Bon Chovie, and La Newyorkina will set up shop in the open-air marketplace (admission is just $10). The nearby Tasting Tent (12-2pm; $75) will showcase composed bites from local restaurants such as The Good Fork, Gran Electrica, and Rucola, among others, while a Happy Hour tent hosts boozy offerings and accompanying snacks from Red Hook Winery, Smith and Vine, Fort Reno, and many more (4-6pm; $35). Check out the full lineup and get tickets here.
Saturday, September 22 from 11am to 6pm at Pier One at Brooklyn Bridge Park (DUMBO). $10-75.
Le Grand Fooding
The weekend’s French invasion begins, as culinary group Le Fooding brings its annual bash to Brooklyn. Tickets are still up for grabs for a few events, including a lunchtime picnic ($15) at the Brooklyn Flea, featuring Van Leeuwen ice cream, and an after-dark campfire session ($60) with grub from flea vendors like The Meat Hook and Choncho’s Tacos, and cocktails from Maison Premiere‘s drink master Maxwell Britten. Read more and find tickets on the official site.
Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23 at various locations. $15-60.
French culinary org Omnivore is setting up a weekend residence in Dekalb Market, and while tickets for chef talks and dinners are sold out, you can still join the fest’s celebration of “young cuisine” at Sunday’s sendoff party. International rising chefs will be cooking up their takes on American street food, while DJs keep the good vibes spinning. Tickets include three dishes.
Sunday, September 23 at 12pm at Dekalb Market, 138 Willoughby St at Flatbush Ave (Downtown Brooklyn). $25.
The Brooklyn Kitchen teams up with the Brooklyn Star for an educational evening of eats and drinks. Drew Kulsveen of Kentucky’s Willett Distillery will walk you through a tasting of four small-batch whiskies, while chef Joaquin Baca will prepare a pairing menu to complement each pour, including dishes like queso fundido with housemade chorizo. To reserve a spot, sign up now.
Tuesday, October 2 at 9:30pm at the Brooklyn Star, 593 Lorimer St at Conselyea St (Williamsburg). $75.
The Village Voice‘s annual beer blowout is just two weeks away, so clear your schedule to sample over 100 beers from craft breweries both local and far-flung, including Rockaway Brewing, Sly Fox, Southampton Publick House, Captain Lawrence, Ommegang and dozens of others. You’ll also be able to catch suds-centric demos like a fall beer tutorial with author Joshua M. Bernstein and Sixpoint, and a home brewing talk with Brooklyn Brew Shop, while noshing on snacks from Der Schwarze Kolner, Stable House, Lucky 777 Chili, and Chez Lola. Snag a ticket here.
Saturday, October 6 from 1-4pm and 6-9pm at Skylight, One Hanson Pl at Flatbush Ave (Fort Greene). $45-65.
Pie and Wine Social
The food experts at Serious Eats have dreamed up a pretty wonderful combination at this tasting: pie and wine. Brooklyn Winery will host local bakers including Four & Twenty Blackbirds, Yura on Madison, First Prize Pies, Two Little Red Hens and SE’s own Kenji Lopez-Alt, who will serve up their finest slices paired with house wines. If you weren’t already sold at “pie and wine,” do it for the cause: a portion of ticket sales will benefit Edible Schoolyard NYC. Buy them here.
Sunday, October 7 from 1 to 3pm at Brooklyn Winery, 213 N 8th St between Driggs Ave and Roebling St (Williamsburg). $49.