Pok Pok at Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Red-hot spot Pok Pok sets up (temporary) shop in the Brooklyn Night Bazaar as the latest installment in its Mezzanine Restaurant Series. The prix-fixe menu includes signature dishes like Northern Thai curry with pork shoulder and pork belly and charcoal-grilled Chiang Mai sausage. Reservations are recommended, get more info and check out the full menu here.
Friday, December 14 and Saturday, December 15 at 45 N 5th St between Wythe and Kent Aves (Williamsburg). $65.
A Holiday Dinner
Supper club i was really, very hungry gets into the spirit of the season with a festive meal for a good cause. The decadent menu includes oyster pie, goose roulade with red cabbage choucroute, rum cake and poached pears, and hot wassails to drink. Best of all, the chefs will use proceeds to prepare and serve a holiday meal to 200 residents of the Rockaways, who are still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Read more about their efforts and get tickets here.
Saturday, December 15 from 8 to 11pm at Vinegar Hill Sound, 46 Bridge St between Plymouth and Water Sts (Dumbo). $100.
Pop-up Bake Sale Fundraiser
Dumbo bakery Almondine was hit badly by Sandy, so this weekend, a dozen of the city’s best bakeries and pastry chefs are teaming up to help one of their own. Baked, Dominique Ansel, Cannelle Patisserie and many others will be selling their best cakes, pastries, chocolates and all manner of sweets, and all proceeds will go directly toward Almondine chef and owner Hervé Poussot’s rebuilding costs. Read more about all the participants and find out how else you can help out.
Saturday, December 15 and Sunday, December 16 from 10am to 6pm at Almondine, 85 Water St between Main St and Dock St (Dumbo)
The Food Experiments Best Bite National Championship
Cookoff fans, this is your Super Bowl. The Food Experiments crew has been traveling around the country with its ingredient-themed throwdowns, and now they’re bringing the audience winners from each city for a finale battle royale at Brooklyn Brewery. There are no rules this time—each amateur chef is challenged to create the “best bite.” Tickets include tastings of all 20 competitors’ dishes, plus unlimited Brooklyn Brewery beer. Get them here.
Sunday, December 16 at 1pm at Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N 11th St between Berry St and Wythe Ave (Williamsburg). $45.
Holiday Bread with Roberta’s
Give the bread basket on your holiday table a little love, with help from The Brooklyn Kitchen and Roberta’s. Head baker Melissa Weller will walk you through two festive recipes: classic braided challah and holiday twist bread (with a cranberry orange or chocolate nut filling). Sign up here.
Sunday December 16 at 2pm at The Brooklyn Kitchen, 100 Frost St between Meeker and Manhattan Aves (Williamsburg). $60.
Mable’s and Fairstreet Launch Party
Williamsburg joint Mable’s Smokehouse will soon bring its ‘cue on the road with a brand-new mobile smoker, and they’re celebrate with a night of (what else) barbecue and fixin’s, Brooklyn Brewery beer, and a screening FairStreet‘s short film about the project. The price includes a “mini Mable’s menu,” plus unlimited Mary’s Maple Porter and other brews, and a portion of sales support Hurricane Sandy relief. Grab a ticket here.
Tuesday, December 18 from 7 to 9pm at Mable’s Smokehouse, 44 Berry St between N 11th and N 12th Sts (Williamsburg). $30.
Flight Night: Allagash Brewing Company
Head to Sycamore for an evening with Portland, Maine’s Allegash, New England’s original Belgian style brewery. Their ever-popular White (wheat beer) will be available, along with three rarer selections: Bourbon Barrel Aged Black Ale, Curieux (Jim Beam barrel aged Triple), and Fluxus (French style bier de garde). Stop by for a flight of all four anytime in the afternoon and evening.
Wednesday, December 19 from 3 to 10pm at Sycamore, 1118 Cortelyou Rd between Stratford and Westminster Rds (Ditmas Park)
Traditional Jewish Christmas at Mile End
For the third year, Mile End brings back its beloved tradition. The menu includes Dandan noodles with spicy lamb, dry rubbed chicken wings, BBQ duck and more. Read more about the history behind the Chinese-food-and-a-movie custom and get info on how to make reservations on Mile End’s blog.
Monday, December 24, Tuesday, December 25, and Wednesday, December 26 at Mile End Delicatessen, 97A Hoyt St between Atlantic and Pacific Sts (Boerum Hill). $65.
Gingerbread House Making At The Farm on Adderley
Red icing colored with beet juice! Green icing colored with chlorophyll! No corn-syrup in the candies! Dried fruit!! It’s The Farm on Adderley’s 2nd Annual Gingerbread House Making party, and this year they’re doing it twice – once at Hootenanny Art House in Park Slope, and once at home at The Farm in Ditmas Park. Details.
Sunday, December 23rd at 10am, 11:30am and 1pm at Hootenanny Art House in Park Slope, 426 15th St. (at 8th Ave.) And Thursday, December 27th from noon to 3pm at The Farm on Adderley, 1108 Cortelyou Rd. in Ditmas Park. $30/house