Trade Up! Kitchen Swap
Upgrade your pantry at this bartering bazaar, hosted by Brooklyn Based. Any unused item in good condition is fair game: appliances, utensils, spices, cookbooks, even homemade goodies. Admission is free for new subscribers (and current subscribers who bring a friend). Read more details and RSVP on Facebook.
Thursday, February 23 from 7:30 to 9:30pm at Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N 11th St between Berry St and Wythe Ave (Williamsburg)
The Best Wings in Brooklyn Competition
Didn’t get your fill of wings during the Super Bowl? Then here’s your second chance (the Patriots wish they were so lucky). A dozen contestants from restaurants around Brooklyn including Rocky Sullivan’s, Super Wings NY, and Bonnie’s Grill will “throw their wing into the ring” for your sampling pleasure. Admission is free, but a portion of proceeds from entry fees and voting ballots benefit the Food Bank for NYC, and Borough President Marty Markowitz himself will crown the victors. Read more here.
Saturday, February 25 at 2pm at Red Star, 37 Greenpoint Ave at West St (Greenpoint)
A Celebration of Urban Ag in Bushwick
Sustainable agriculture and education center Bushwick Campus Farm commemorates the past year’s work and the future developments to come, thanks to its successfully funded Kickstarter campaign. The day starts with an open house at the farm, featuring student-led tours, food (including ingredients grown on the farm) and a presentation by student participants and program leaders. Afterward, head over to Brooklyn Fire Proof for drinks, slideshows, live music and more food. Read more and RSVP on Facebook.
Saturday, February 25 from 3 to 5:30pm at Bushwick Campus Farm & Greenhouse, 400 Irving Ave at Putnam Ave and 6 to 10pm at Brooklyn Fire Proof, 119 Ingraham St at Porter Ave (Bushwick)
A Day in the Life of Beer and Cheese
New supper club i was really, very hungry hosts this seven-course pairing dinner, featuring two of our favorite comestibles: beer and cheese. The morning-to-night themed meal will be prepared by Brooklyn chefs Mike Ciardi of Union Market and Amy Stonionis of Radish. A portion of proceeds will go toward the medical bills of local musician Justin Young, who was injured in an accident. Get tickets here.
Saturday, February 25 at 8pm, address disclosed with ticket purchase (Williamsburg). $75.
Tired of spending twenty minutes getting the perfect dice on your mire poix? Local Roots has you covered. They’re hosting a Knife Skills sesh at Boerum Hill’s 61 Local. In addition to chopping, slicing, and dicing, chef Will Griffin of I8NY will cover knife maintenance, safety and sharpening. Sign up here.
Monday, February 27, at 3pm and 7pm, at 61 Local, 61 Bergen Street between Smith and Court (Boerum Hill). $40.
Head to Beer Table to mingle with homebrewing enthusiasts (and their creations)! Everyone is welcome, from novices to seasoned brewers, and the venue will graciously provide enough glasses for everyone to sample the suds, potluck-style. Read more here.
Monday, February 27 at 9pm at Beer Table, 427B 7th Ave between 14th and 15th Sts (Park Slope)
Masters of Social Gastronomy: The Candy Lectures
The social gastronomists, aka Sarah Lohman of Four Pounds Flour and Jonathan Soma of the Brooklyn Brainery, are back with the next installment in their series exploring the science and history of foods. For this month’s candy theme, Lohman will discuss how sweets have evolved from their ancient origins to today, and Soma will talk about the chemistry that goes into making different candies (like Pop Rocks and Warheads) and how to recreate them at home. Read more about the lecture on the MSG blog.
Tuesday, February 28 at 7pm at Public Assembly, 70 N 6th St between Wythe and Kent Aves (Williamsburg)
The Meatball Slapdown
The Brooklyn Kitchen and Brooklyn Grange host this meaty cookoff, with a roster of notable foodies and chefs both judging and competing. Contestants include Roberta’s, The Meat Hook, Masten Lake, The Meatball Shop and others, while folks from Edible Brooklyn, Lucky Peach, and last year’s champ Stuzzicheria will decide the winner. Proceeds benefit The Brooklyn Kitchen’s classroom program and Brooklyn Grange’s farm education program. Get tickets here.
Friday, March 2 at The Brooklyn Kitchen, 100 Frost St between Meeker and Manhattan Aves (Williamsburg). $50.
Beer for Beasts
The second annual edition of this event (benefiting The Humane Society of New York City) may still be over a month away, but tickets are almost gone! Hosted by Sixpoint and BeerAdvocate, the charitable fete brings craft brews, food from the likes of Calexico and Big Gay Ice Cream, and live entertainment to The Bell House for a good cause. Read more and get tickets here before they sell out!
Saturday, March 31 at The Bell House, 149 7th St between 2nd and 3rd Aves (Gowanus). Two sessions: 1-5pm and 6-10pm. $60.
Brooklyn Exposed gives us another reason to look forward to spring with its annual celebration of the borough’s food. The formidable lineup features eateries like Littleneck, Fort Reno, Saint Austere,Tchoup Shop and Brooklyn Soda Works among a dozen others. Check out the full lineup and get tickets here.
Tuesday, April 3 at Dumbo Loft, 155 Water St at Pearl St (DUMBO). $50.