Buzzard Day Pancake Breakfast
Brooklyn Brainery keeps the good times coming, this time with a flapjack feed to celebrate a quirky regional holiday. In addition to all-you-can-eat pancakes, there’ll be coffee, orange juice, crafts, games (with the opportunity to win cool prizes) and great company, including historic gastronomist Sarah Lohman of Four Pounds Flour. Tickets will probably sell like, well, hotcakes, so get them here.
Sunday, March 18 from 11am to 4pm at Brooklyn Brainery, 515 Court St at 9th St (Carroll Gardens). $15.
Winter Spirits Tasting Series: American Whiskey Classics
Part Two of Sycamore‘s winter tasting series focuses on vintage American whiskeys. Dave Mahler of Southern Wine & Spirits and Chris Hiatt of Slope Cellars will walk you through a sampling of six pours, accompanied by snacks from Market & Mimi’s, while teaching you about America’s distilling history. Sign up here.
Monday, March 19 at 8pm at Sycamore, 1118 Cortelyou Rd between Stratford and Westminster Rds (Ditmas Park). $30.
Dine in Brooklyn
Brooklyn’s restaurant week returns, with nearly two hundred eateries offering lunch, brunch and dinner deals. The neverending list includes Applewood, Peaches HotHouse, Petite Crevette, Purple Yam, Fort Reno and dozens of others. Check out the full lineup to see what’s in your neighborhood (and what warrants a cross-borough trip)!
Monday, March 19 to Thursday, March 29
The Classics: Italian Sausage, Bratwurst, and Bangers
Learn the art of cylindrical meats in this workshop with Brooklyn Cured at 61 Local. Founder Scott Bridi will focus on three classics: Italian sausages, bratwurst, and bangers. Afterward, you’ll get to taste the sausages you make, paired with some of the craft beers on tap. Buy tickets here.
Tuesday, March 20 from 7 to 9pm at 61 Local, 61 Bergen St between Court and Smith Sts (Cobble Hill). $45.
How to Knead, Top & Toss
Edible Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Brewery‘s latest tutorial in the how-to series spotlights one of Brooklyn’s favorite foods: pizza! You’ll learn the art of making the perfect crust from Pizza a Casa, how to make fresh mozzarella from Murray’s Cheese, and the secret to great tomato sauce from Motorino. Each lecturer will have pizza samples on hand (you know, for educational purposes!) but if that just makes you hungry for more, slices will be for sale from Eddie’s Pizza Truck, along with $5 Brooklyn Brewery beers. Get tickets here.
Wednesday, March 21 from 7:30 to 10pm at Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N 11th St (Williamsburg). $5.
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.
Local Food & Travel Expo
Online getaway guide EscapeMaker hosts this 2nd annual localcentric bazaar, with plenty of regional and ecofriendly travel ideas and a Made in Brooklyn marketplace featuring the borough’s best food and drink. Vendors include Brooklyn Farmacy, Eagle Street Farm, Palo Santo, Saucy by Nature, and many more. You can also catch workshops and talks throughout the day from organizations like Grow NYC, covering subjects like agri-tourism, hiking, and green travel services.
Read more about the event and get tickets.
Saturday, April 14 at Skylight, 1 Hanson Pl at Flatbush Ave (Fort Greene). $13.
The Brooklyn Beefsteak
The Bell House‘s all-you-can-eat meatfest is back and beefier than ever. A resurrection of an old New York tradition, the feast features mountains of Pat LaFrieda steak and bottomless pitchers of McSorley’s light and dark ales. True to custom, there won’t be a utensil in sight, but everyone gets a souvenir apron before digging in. Get more details and tickets here.
April 22, two seatings: 1 to 4pm and 5 to 8pm at The Bell House, 149 7th St between 2nd and 3rd Aves (Gowanus). $50.