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Photo (c) Valery Rizzo.

Flea Food Under the Archway
Can’t wait until the weekend for your favorite Flea and Smorg snacks? Then head to the shadow of the Manhattan Bridge every Thursday and Friday afternoon for the rest of the summer. Four vendors will be setting up shop: Mile End, Brooklyn Oyster Party, Landhaus and Asiadog. And keep an eye out for special guests and (hopefully) beer in the near future. Read more on the Flea blog.

Thursdays from 11:30am to 8pm and Fridays from 11:30am to 4pm at the Archway, near Plymouth St between Adams St and Anchorage Pl (DUMBO)

Midnight Brunch: Chicken or Egg?
The Midnight Brunch supper club (founded by Mouth of the Border‘s Emily Cavalier) has another gathering up its sleeve, this one inspired by that age-old question. The after-dark dinner will be prepared by guest chef Sam Kim of Biddy and Yolk, whose menu features plenty of pre- and post-hatched birds in dishes like curry-spiced potato scotch eggs and Sapporo-brined fried chicken. Get tickets soon for the early-bird (get it?) price.

Saturday, June 23 from 11pm to 2am, location disclosed with ticket purchase. Early bird ticket $75.

The Total Astoria Immersion
Brooklyn Based‘s neighborhood block parties have made their way across Brooklyn, and now they’re heading north to take on Astoria. Show up early to score one of 500 immersion cards at The Sparrow Tavern or William Hallett, and you’ll enjoy gratis Brooklyn Brewery pours at four bars, plus brunch specials at restaurants Vesta and Pachanga Patterson. Get more details on the BB event page.

Saturday, June 23 from noon to 6pm at various locations, Astoria (Queens)

Cheesemonger Invitational
It’s a good day to be in Queens—just as the Total Astoria Immersion is wrapping up, another foodcentric event is getting started, the third annual Cheesemonger Invitational, to be exact. Curd connoisseurs from all over the country (including mongers from Brooklyn’s Bedford Cheese Shop,Eastern District, and Bklyn Larder) will compete for glory in challenges like taste tests, trivia, cutting by weight without a scale, and creating “the perfect cheese bite.” Spectators can nosh on a spread of cheesy offerings, plus beer, wine, and cocktails, while watching the contestants duke it out. Get ticketshere.

Saturday, June 23 at 6pm at 47-55 27th St at Austel Pl, Long Island City (Queens). $50.

Eat Drink Local Week
Edible‘s celebration of all things local returns, with special events and restaurant specials all over the city. Brooklyn’s participants include Parish HallJamesButtermilk Channel, and al di la, among others. Head to the website to check out the full list and view the calendar of events.

Saturday, June 23 to Saturday, June 30 at various locations.

The Brooklyn Star Presents
The Brooklyn Star teams up with other neighborhood favorites to resurrect last summer’s food and live music series. Catch performances by Sundelles and The Two Tears while enjoying unlimited food and drinks from The Meat Hook, Roberta’s, Post Office, Lorimer Market, Best Pizza and of course, The Brooklyn Star.  If you want in on the action you’d best hurry—tickets are limited and today is the last day to RSVP to thebkstarpresents@gmail.com.

Sunday, June 24 at 7pm at The Grand St. Bakery, 602 Grand St between Lorimer and Leonard Sts (Williamsburg). $25.

Cook Out NYC
Fourth of July may be on a Wednesday this year, but the festivities spill over into the weekend, thanks to this outdoor grillfest. Slap on some sunscreen before hopping the ferry to Governors Island, where you’ll be greeted with a hot dog cookoff, cold Sixpoint brews, live music and food from the likes of My Friend’s MustardFleisher’s MeatsKombucha Brooklyn and many more. Check out the official site for more details and tickets.

Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, July 8 from 11:30am to 4:30pm at Governors Island. $25-$60.

Ice Cream Takedown
Hot and sticky weather is back for the long haul, but The Takedowns has the ultimate answer to a summer day. Sample 30 different flavors made by local ice cream makers—past contenders have included coconut chile, strawberry basil and chocolate amaretto—then vote for the People’s Choice, and see how it stacks up against the picks from official judges Blue MarbleIl Laboratorio del Gelato and Adirondack Creamery. Get tickets here.

Sunday, July 8 at 2pm at the Bell House, 149 7th St between 2nd and 3rd Aves (Gowanus). $15.

Meet Your Maker Tasting Series Finale
61 Local and Kelso wrap up their beer pairing series with a blowout featuring all the favorites from past tastings. In case didn’t make it to previous installments, beer accompaniments have included goodies from Brooklyn CuredBrooklyn Brine Co.Saxelby Cheesemongers, and Phin & Phebes. To try all the winning combos, get tickets

Wednesday, July 11 from 7 to 9 pm at 61 Local, 61 Bergen St between Court and Smith Sts (Cobble Hill). $45.




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