Think Global, Grow Local
This weekend, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden welcomes its annual Making Brooklyn Bloom event, and this year’s theme focuses on sustainability and urban farming. The daylong conference features exhibits, workshops, and film screenings that cover subjects like community composting, urban beekeeping, rainwater harvesting aqua-ponics and more. Read about all the events here, and remember to arrive at 10am to register for workshops.
Saturday, March 10 from 10am to 4pm at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 900 Washington Ave between President and Carroll Sts (Crown Heights)
All-Day Thai Cooking Workshop
Some of our favorite cooking and food classes of late have been at the Brooklyn Brainery, and this upcoming course promises to be just as memorable. Join Brainery cofounder and food enthusiast Jonathan Soma for an all-day intensive, where he’ll walk you through Thai cuisine from start to finish: you’ll learn about key ingredients (like lemongrass and galangal), then make soups, appetizers, stir-fry, and two kinds of curry (made with curry paste that you’ll grind yourself), and finish off with some desserts. Read more and sign up here.
Sunday, March 11 from 11am to 5pm at Brooklyn Brainery, 515 Court St at 9th St (Carroll Gardens). $115.
Barrier Brewing Co. Dinner at The Farm on Adderley
Barrier Brewing Co. co-founders (and mad scientists) Craig Frymark and Evan Klein join forces with The Farm on the Adderley to pair their latest concoctions with fine Farm fare. The dinner will pair plates from Farm Chef Tom Kearney with Barrier’s Saisoff hoppy saison, Gosilla Greman-style gose bier, Frau Blucher – a German-style rach beer, Lights Out American stout, and Bulkead – a hoppy red ale. Email The Farm on Adderley at email@example.com to call shotgun your spot. More info here.
Wednesday, March 15 starting at 7:30pm at The Farm on Adderley, 1108 Cortelyou Road at 11th Street (Ditmas Park). $59.
Buzzard Day Pancake Breakfast
The 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.
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.
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.