Daisy Flour Pie Contest
Smorgasburg’s Kitchen Island series wraps up with a good old fashioned pie bake-off, hosted by The Brooklyn Kitchen. Sign up now to compete—you’ve got until the end of the day today to pick up your two-pound bag of Daisy Flour to use in your crust, then bake up whatever sweet recipe you like (sorry, no savory pies), and drop off your creation at the Kitchen Island booth by 2pm on Saturday. Those who prefer eating pie to baking it can also get in on the action with a voting ticket, and all proceeds benefit the Greenpoint Soup Kitchen. Sign up to bake or taste here.
Saturday, June 9 at 2pm at Smorgasburg on the waterfront between North 6th and North 7th (Williamsburg). $5 to enter or vote; additional votes $1.
Whiskey, Pickles and Cheese Pop-up
Bedford Cheese Shop and Post Office team up for this three-pronged tasting. A variety of American whiskeys from Utah, Oregon, Kentucky and Virginia will be paired with Post Office’s excellent house-made pickles, featuring veggies and fruit like cauliflower, watermelon, habanero peppers, and honeydew melon. Last but not least, there’ll be a selection of cheeses (TBA) to round out the savory affair. Bedford Cheese Shop’s blog has more info and tickets.
Saturday, June 9 from 4 to 5pm at Post Office, 188 Havemeyer St between S 3rd and S 4th Sts (Williamsburg). $35.
Early Summer Locavore Feast
Environment- and community-focused nonprofit Ioby invites you to a seasonal supper at The Brooklyn Kitchen. The evening starts with a silent auction, followed by a meal that features produce from bk farmyards, meat from the Hudson Valley’s Kinderhook Farm, and wine from Sagaponack’s Wolffer Estate Vineyard. Proceeds fund the Ioby supper cpub fund, which helps provide NYC youth with access to fresh fruit and vegetables. Get tickets here.
Thursday, June 14 at 6:30 pm at The Brooklyn Kitchen, 100 Frost St between Leonard St and Manhattan Ave (Williamsburg). $150.
Brooklyn Waterfront Beer Festival
There’s no shortage of beer festivals in this city, but it’ll be hard to top one with fresh air and killer views along the East River. The folks behind the NYC Craft Beer Festival are bringing this first-ever fest to Kings County, with over 90 breweries, featuring the best local, American, and international craft beer, with a special focus on summer seasonals. The ticket price includes unlimited tastings, and you can work up a thirst with grub for sale from spots like Cornelius and the Brooklyn Star. See the full lineup and get tickets here.
Saturday, June 16 from 1:30 to 4pm and 7 to 9:30pm at the Williamsburg Waterfront, 5 N 11th St at Kent Ave (Williamsburg). $55.
Father’s Day Fish Fry
Treat your dad (or get your kids to treat you) to a day of crisp seafood and cold brews at Beer Table. They’ll be frying up tons of catfish and serving it with hush puppies, coleslaw and Tickle Sauce, accompanied by plenty of beer on tap and a temporary outdoor beer garden to enjoy the sun. Preorders are encouraged.
Sunday, June 17 from 11am to 6pm at Beer Table, 427 B 7th Ave between 14th and 15th Sts (Park Slope). Adult fish box $12, kids fish box $8.
Up on the Farm
Support the urban farming and community food efforts in our neighbor borough with a rooftop dinner at Brooklyn Grange. Presented by supper club I was really, very hungry and the Queens Harvest Food Co-op, the fundraising event includes a farm-to-table meal with produce from the farm and ingredients from other local purveyors, plus the opportunity to meet the farmers and take a tour of the plot. Ticket sales support the Co-op, to help bring affordable and sustainable food to western Queens. Get tickets and read more here.
Wednesday, June 20 from 6:30 to 9:30pm at Brooklyn Grange, 37-18 Northern Blvd at 37th Ave, Long Island City (Queens). $150.
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.
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 Hall, James, Buttermilk 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.