Brooklyn Beer Summit: Spring Session
The boroughwide beer celebration that launched last November is back with a warm-weather sequel. The week kicks off with an oyster shuck and cask festival at Bierkraft on Saturday (191 Fifth Ave at President St, 12-10pm), followed by brewcentric events at different bars every day of the week, including a dinner at Beer Table (Monday) and a Girl Scout cookie and beer pairing at The Double Windsor (Wednesday). Check out Brew York New York‘s roundup for other locations and details.
Saturday, April 14 to Saturday, April 21
Local Food & Travel Expo
Online getaway guide EscapeMaker hosts this 2nd annual localcentric bazaar, with plenty of regional and ecofriendly travel ideas and a Made in Brooklyn marketplace featuring the borough’s best food and drink. Vendors include Brooklyn Farmacy, Eagle Street Farm, Palo Santo, Saucy by Nature, and many more. You can also catch workshops and talks throughout the day from organizations like Grow NYC, covering subjects like agri-tourism, hiking, and green travel services. Read more about the event and get tickets.
Saturday, April 14 at Skylight, 1 Hanson Pl at Flatbush Ave (Fort Greene). $13.
Bed-Stuy Crawl: Round II
Neighborhood ambassadors Clay Williams, Nicole Taylor, and Alisha Miranda bring you a second round of exploring Bed-Stuy’s many watering holes. You’ll start with a glass of sangria at SUD, followed by drinks at Bedford Hill and One Last Shag. In addition to drink deals, there will be a raffle to win (edible) prizes from the likes of Lonestar Taco and Tasty Morsels. Get tickets here.
Saturday, April 14 from 6 to 9pm at SUD, 1102 Bedford Ave at Lexington Ave (Bed-Stuy). $15.
Embrace your dark side at Brooklyn Brewery‘s late-night soiree. Throw on your best all-black ensemble and you’ll be rewarded with unlimited taps of dark brews: Mary’s Maple Porter and Dry Irish Stout, to be exact. There will also be a midnight tasting of vintage Black Chocolate Stout, blackout cupcakes from Ovenly, and a dance party that lasts into the wee hours. Read more and get tickets.
Saturday, April 14 from 9pm to 2am at Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N 11th St between Berry St and Wythe Ave (Williamsburg). $20.
Prospect Park Forage & Dine
Spring is here in full force, and with it plenty of edible greenery. Join Leda Meredith, forager extraordinaire and author of The Locavore’s Handbook, for an afternoon seeking out some of Prospect Park’s hidden treasures, including dandelion greens, fiddlehead ferns, and garlic mustard. Afterward, head back to The Farm on Adderley for a forage-inspired dinner. Find more info, including how to reserve a spot, on the Farm’s website.
Sunday, April 15; forage at 1pm, dinner at 8pm at The Farm on Adderley, 1108 Cortelyou Rd between Stratford and Westminster Rds (Ditmas Park). $80.
Head to Sycamore for the latest installment of Brooklyn Dirt, a series that focuses on urban farming. Organized by Cantaloupe Alone, this month’s talk examines the power of grassroots initiatives in a post-OWS world, with advice from a number of experienced community organizers, including folks from Sustainable Flatbush, Compost for Brooklyn, and Prospect Farm. Read more and RSVP on Facebook.
Tuesday, April 17 from 8 to 9:30pm at Sycamore, 1118 Cortelyou Rd between Stratford and Westminster Rds (Ditmas Park)
Five food trucks join forces to bring you this meal-on-wheels extravaganza, hosted by the Brooklyn Brewery and Edible. The multi-course feast features bites from Red Hook Lobster Pound, Coolhaus,Bongo Brothers Cuban Food Truck, Feed Your Hole, and The Morris Grilled Cheese Truck, each paired with a different Brooklyn Brew. Check out the flyer and get tickets here.
Wednesday, April 18 from 6 to 9pm at Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N 11th St between Berry St and Wythe Ave (Williamsburg). $40.
The Brooklyn Beefsteak
The Bell House‘s all-you-can-eat meatfest is back and beefier than ever. A resurrection of an old New York tradition, the feast features mountains of Pat LaFrieda steak and bottomless pitchers of McSorley’s light and dark ales. True to custom, there won’t be a utensil in sight, but everyone gets a souvenir apron before digging in. Get more details and tickets here.
Sunday April 22, two seatings: 1 to 4pm and 5 to 8pm at The Bell House, 149 7th St between 2nd and 3rd Aves (Gowanus). $50.
Oenophiles, mark your calendars: Edible‘s sixth annual wine spectacular is less than a month away. Sample reds, whites, roses and bubbles from dozens of New York State wineries, along with snacks and treats from local restaurants and purveyors, including Brucie, The Good Fork, Local Roots, and The Chocolate Room. See the full list of participants and snag tickets here.
Wednesday, May 9 from 6 to 9pm at Skylight,1 Hanson Pl at Flatbush Ave (Fort Greene). $45.