Category: Weekly Roundup

Brooklyn Victory Garden Grand Opening (Tonight!)

Clinton Hill’s new food shop offers all kinds of great local artisanal foods, and they’re having their Grand Opening tonight at 6pm. From their Facebook Post: “Please join us Friday evening, November 12 as we celebrate the beginning of a store that was once just a dream, then an award-winning business plan…and now a full-fledged, real-live, Mom & Pop general store!”
Friday November 12 at 6pm at Brookly Vistory Garden. 920 Fulton Street, Clinton Hill

Schlenkerla Beer Dinner at the Double Windsor

Chef Wolfgang Theil of Schlenkerla Brewpub in Bamberg will be preparing some traditional German fare to pair with Schlenkerla’s renowned smokey beers. Free admission, pay as you go. Mach Schnell! Don’t miss this!
Saturday, November 13 from 5-11pm at The Double Windsor. 210 Prospect Park West in Park Slope

Bed-Stuy Farmy Folks Soiree
The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market is hosting its first annual Hattie Carthan Market Farmy Folks Soiree featuring a seasonal farm-to-tale spread, locally grown/produced wines and local bread. The evening features a bevy of eco-folk performers including Professor Louie, farm film shorts, and a visual review of our 2010 market season and community. The Hattie Carthan Market Farmy Folks Soiree will bring together local food lovers, urban gardeners, urban farmers, food justice advocates, volunteers and neighbors to raise funds to support the market’s community revitalization work in the Central Brooklyn food desert.

Saturday, November 13 from 6-10pm at the Hattie Carthan Community Farmers Market Clifton Place at Marcy Avenue in Bed-Stuy (next to the Hattie Carthan Garden)

2nd Annual Brooklyn Pie Bake-Off
Spacecraft is hosting their second annual Pie-Fest on Sunday. So many home-baked pies are expected, that they actually had to close down registration for those wanting to show off their skills. The event is still open to those of you who want to eat pie. $10 gets you three slices of pie and free drinks (milk from Ronnybrook and beer from Brooklyn Brewery). Proceeds benefit

Sunday, November 14 from 1-4pm at Spacecraft. 55 Bedford Ave in Williamsburg. $10.

Pig Butchery, Nose-to-Tail Eating
Celebrity Butcher, Tom Mylan of The Meat Hook, will break down a humanely and sustainably0raised, heritage breed pig into primals and sub-primals, and, ultimately, roasts, portions, and by-products. Butcher Tom, while working from head to hind-quarter, will discuss each section, muscle, and cut. And, while Tom is butchering, Chefs Caroline Fidanza (Saltie, Marlow & Sons, and Diner) and Dennis Spina (Roebling Tea Room) will roast, sear, and grill pig parts for you to savor along with flights of lager donated graciously by Sixpoint Craft Ales.

The butchering and tasting will be followed by an auction of just-butchered pig cuts. This special demonstration, tasting, and auction, hosted kindly by the Meat Hook and Brooklyn Kitchen Labs, will benefit the activities and programs of not-for-profit Slow Food NYC, including Urban Harvest, the program of good food education for NYC kids.

Sunday November 14 from 2-5pm at The Brooklyn Kitchen – 100 Frost St. in Williamsburg. $65 for Slow Food members, $75 for non-members.

Orwasher/Sixpoint Beer Bread Party at Henry Public
“Orwasher’s, NY’s Original Artisan Bakery, has released a unique craft ale bread made with Sixpoint’s Otis Oatmeal Stout. Orwasher’s and Sixpoint are coming together to host a launch party at Henry Public in Brooklyn, featuring a special beer bread sandwich — The Mutton Club — created specifically for the event. Pair the sandwich with one of 3 Sixpoint beers (Otis Stout, Righteous Ale or Pumpkin Brewster) for $17. The party starts at 6pm and goes until the sandwich is gone!”
Monday, November 15 from 6-11:30pm at Henry Public – 393 Henry St. in Cobble Hill

Cheese and Beer Tasting: The Dark Side
From cheese-expert Martin Johnson: “Autumn is prime time for Porters, Stouts and other darker beers, and their coffee-ish and chocolately overtones are an ideal match for the nutty flavors of Alpine cheeses. At this event we will sample and discuss seven of each. Martin Johnson discuss the cheeses, and Ray Deter will discourse on the beer.” Tickets are $25 and available via Brown Paper Tickets,

November 16 at 7:30 at d.b.a Bklyn, 113 North 7th St. in Williamsburg (between Berry and Wythe)

Cooking Classes
The Brooklyn Kitchen
This week, the curriculum includes: cassoulet, sourdough bread, mozarella, stocks and gravies, homebrewing, Thanksgiving sides, grains and legumes and Thanksgiving wines.

Classes all week (every week) at The Brooklyn Kitchen – 100 Frost St. in Williamsburg.

Ger-Nis Culinary Center

This week’s classes include Herbal Thanksgiving sauces, glazes and gravies; a culinary tour of Spain; instruction in cooking with nori & seaweed; bread baking; pasta making; and a class on Sunday brunch.

Queens Harvest Food Co-op Fundraiser
From Queen City: “The Queens Harvest Food Co-op Planning Group cordially invites you to Queens Eats, a neighborhood tasting event and fundraiser to help make Western Queens’ first food co-op a reality. Please join us at the historic Foundry in Long Island City on November 17th for a can’t miss evening featuring tastings from local restaurants, a silent auction and raffle, speaker Tamara Reynolds, of the famous Sunday Night Dinners in Astoria, and musical entertainment by Mark Katsaounis and Sean Nowell.“

Wednesday, November 17 from 6-9pm at The Foundry, 42-38 Ninth Street (b/w Queens Plaza South and 43rd Avenue), Long Island City. Tickets $30 (tasting, wine and beer for sale) or $50 (tasting, open bar).

Giving Thanks Dinner – Benefit for Eagle Street Rooftop Farm
The Brooklyn Kitchen hosts a benefit dinner for Eagle Street Rooftop Farm. No menu avaiable yet, but we’re betting with this group it’ll be amazing fare!
Saturday, Nov 20 at 7pm, 100 Frost Street, Williamsburg.

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