Mable’s Smokehouse One Year Anniversary
Head to Mable’s Smokehouse tonight to celebrate its first year of serving up Southern barbecue in Williamsburg. Not only will there be a live band and free samples of the newest addition to the menu–Okie Roundsteak (pit-smoked bologna)–there’ll be free Brooklyn Brewery beers from 9 to 10pm.
Thursday, January 26 at 7pm at Mable’s Smokehouse, 44 Berry St at N 11th St (Williamsburg)
Brooklyn’s own Kelso takes over the taps tonight at craft beer shop Brouwerij Lane. Snag a growler or two of the brewery’s specialties, including maple barrel-aged IPA and Jack Daniels barrel-aged Nut Brown Lager, and stick around to chat with Kelso brewmaster Kelly Taylor. Read more (and see the beer lineup) here.
Thursday, January 26 from 7 to 10pm at Brouwerj Lane, 78 Greenpoint Ave between Franklin and West Sts (Greenpoint)
The Super (Chili) Bowl
Next Sunday promises lots of game-day grub, but you can get started early with another high-stakes championship at Huckleberry this weekend. Spicy, meaty, cheese-topped–there’s no way to know what hearty bowlfuls the competition will bring. A fundraiser benefitting arts conglomerate The Claque, it’s $10 to eat and judge (and includes a glass of Ommegang beer) and it’s free to enter a creation into the competition. RSVP on Facebook or email The Claque to sign up to compete.
Sunday, January 29 from 5-8pm at Huckleberry, 588 Grand Street between Lorimer and Leonard Streets (Williamsburg). $10.
Sunday January 29 from noon to 5pm at Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N 11th St between Berry St and Wythe Ave (Williamsburg)
Farm + Beer Expo
Brooklyn Brewery welcomes an all-star lineup of craft brewers for this event benefiting farms damaged by Hurricane Irene. Co-hosted by the Good Beer Seal and Brooklyn Brew Shop, the all-you-can-drink fete will have suds from Kelso, Empire Brewing, Tundra Brewery, Ommegang and more. You can also catch demos on home brewing and discussions about local farms and green breweries. Read more and scoop up the last available tickets here.
Tuesday, January 31 from 7 to 10pm at Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N 11th St between Berry St and Wythe Ave (Williamsburg). $45 early bird tickets before Jan 22.
The Brooklyn Slur
Slow Food NYC hosts its bimonthly happy hour at The Shanty, the neighborhood’s newest bar-in-a-distillery. Mingle with members and organizers, share your suggestions for the chapter, and learn about ways to get involved. More details can be found here.
Tuesday, January 31 from 7 to 9pm at The Shanty, 79 Richardson St between Leonard and Lorimer Sts (Williamsburg)
Masters of Social Gastronomy
Each month, Sarah Lohman of Four Pounds Flour and Jonathan Soma of the Brooklyn Brainery will take on a curious food topic and break down the history, science, and stories behind it. This month’s topic is STRANGE MEAT! Sarah will recount her adventures eating beaver, bear and moose “mouffle,” along with the historic precedent for each. Soma will be taking on unusual meat preparations, from how to turn jerky into cotton candy to what to do with a pig’s head. Word on the street is we’ll even have samples.
Tuesday, January 31 from 7 to 10pm at Public Assembly, 70 North 6th Street in (Williamsburg). More information on the Masters of Social Gastronomy blog. (Free)
Meat Your Brewer
This five-course family-style meal at Bierkraft celebrates the beloved pairing of meat and beer, with organic meats from Fleisher’s and brews customized for the menu from Barrier Brewing. Among the offerings: porchetta and roasted vegetables paired with a Desolation Winter Warmer, spiced with cardamom, maple syrup and bitter orange peel. Get tickets here.
Wednesday, February 1 from 7 to 10pm at Bierkraft, 191 Fifth Ave between Sackett and Union Sts (Park Slope). $100.
Supper Club: Apple of Your Eye
Local Roots NYC will host their third supper club with guest chef Matthew Lief of Landhaus, featuring a four-course menu with ingredients from Local Roots CSA farms and other neighboring farms. Dishes will showcase the versatility and wide range of flavors of apples, one of the few fruits that are available in the winter season. Find tickets and info here.
Wednesday, February 1 at 7pm at 61 Local, 61 Bergen Street between Smith and Court Sts (Cobble Hill). $40 General, $35 CSA Members, $35 Vegetarian.