How to Make Chinese Dumplings
Nona contributor, author, and home cook extraordinaire Cathy Erway shares her knowledge in this Skillshare class. You’ll learn to make dumpling dough from scratch; master two ways to fold the wrappers around fillings like classic pork, shrimp and chive, or seasonal zucchini, mint and feta; then finish them off with the traditional pan-frying technique. Space is limited, so reserve a spot.
Monday, February 11 from 7 to 8:30pm (location disclosed with enrollmemt). $35.
Mardi Gras at Mable’s Smokehouse
Brooklyn may be miles away from the Fat Tuesday festivities down south, but Mable’s is here to make sure we don’t miss out on the fun. They’ll be dishing out Cajun specialties like crawfish etoufee, seafood gumbo and andouille sausage, and once you’ve had your fill, dance the night away to live tunes from Catahoula Cajun Band. RSVP here.
Tuesday, February 12 from 7 to 11pm at Mable’s Smokehouse, 44 Berry St at 11th St (Williamsburg)
It may be cold outside, but you’ll have no trouble warming up at Sycamore, with help from tequila’s smoky cousin. Chat with John Henry of El Buho Mezcal and Arik Torren of Fidencio Mezcal while sampling different varieties of the spirit and noshing on complimentary snacks. Snag a ticket here.
Tuesday, February 12 at 8pm at Sycamore, 1118 Cortelyou Rd between Stratford and Westminster Rds (Ditmas Park). $25.
How to…Prepare a Mexican Feast
Edible and the Brooklyn Brewery team up once again for the latest in their how-to series, a tutorial on south-of-the-border eats. You’ll learn to make corn and flour tortillas from the folks of Lonestar Taco, fiery salsa from the Brooklyn Salsa Company and refreshing paletas from La Newyorkina. As always, tickets are just $5, and Brooklyn Brewery beers will be flowing for $5 a pop.
Wednesday, February 13 from 7:30 to 10pm at Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N 11th St between Berry St and Wythe Ave (Williamsburg). $5.
Milk Bar’s Bake the Book Series: Cereal Milk & Crack Pie
Instead of bingeing on boxed sweets on Valentine’s Day, join Christina Tosi of Milk Bar and learn to make her addictive, one-of-a-kind confections. The first class covers two cult favorites: cereal milk and crack pie. After learning the process step by step, you’ll get to take home the finished product. To reserve a spot, sign up, and stay tuned for future classes: “The Crunch” on February 20, “The Crumb” on February 26, and a cereal milk and crack pie encore on March 5.
Thursday, February 14 from 7 to 9pm at 382 Metropolitan Ave between Havemeyer St and Marcy Ave (Williamsburg). $50.
Cocktail Lab 101
Find your inner mixologist at this tutorial hosted by the Jakewalk. Bar manager Timothy Miner and bartender Bryan Teoh will walk you through the basics of drink-making, including proper shaking and stirring techniques and a few classic recipes. And of course, everyone will get to knock back a few drinks (you know, for educational purposes). Sign up here.
Saturday, February 16 from 1 to 3pm at the Jakewalk, 282 Smith St at Sackett St (Carroll Gardens). $65.
The Secrets of Making Good Sausage
Brooklyn Cured founder Scott Bridi leads this hands-on workshop at 61 Local. He’ll discuss the tips and tricks of sausage-making at home, from what cuts of meat to use to types of equipment you might need. You’ll get to sample the recipes you make paired with craft beers, and get to take some sausages home at the end of the class. Get tickets.
Tuesday, February 19 at 61 Local, 61 Bergen St between Court and Smith Sts (Cobble Hill). $55.
NYC Beer Week Opening Night
The annual blowout of the New York City Brewers Guild is almost upon us, kicking off with an all-star bash featuring some of the country’s best craft beer. The $45 ticket includes unlimited tastes from over 20 breweries, including Sixpoint, Rockaway Brewing Co., Smuttynose, Goose Island and many more—nab one now before they sell out.
Friday, February 22 from 7 to 10pm at Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main St at Water St (DUMBO). $45.