Williamsburg Lobster Boil
You know what beats a summer lobster bake? How about a fall lobster boil! Red Hook Lobster Pound is coming to Williamsburg this Saturday, October 2nd. The outdoor affair will feature a DJ, and since it’s taking place in a formerly vacant lot, it passes the coolness factor. Tickets here.
Saturday, October 2nd from 4pm – 9pm at 63 North 6th Street, Williamsburg. $27
Head out to Kelso Brewery to help support the Brown Memorial Community Development Corp and Food Pantry the best way you know how: by drinking beer. Entry price will get you a plate of food (sausage and potatoes, baby!) and 3 beers. Additional beers available for purchase. Live music too.
Saturday, October 2nd from 1 – 5 pm at Kelso Brewery, 529 Waverly Ave, Clinton Hill. $40
Chili Pepper Festival
Care to spice things up a bit? Brooklyn Botanical Garden is hosting their annual fall Chili Pepper Festival, featuring live cooking demos, music, and fiery foods ranging from pepper-infused chocolate to traditional Southwestern, Mexican, Malaysian, Cajun, and Indian dishes. Seven bands from “chili-loving” nations around the world will be performing. Yeah, they are going all out on this one.
Saturday, Oct 2 from noon – 5pm at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, 900 Washington Avenue. Adults $15, under 12 free.
Brooklyn Greenmarket Bike Tour
Spend an idyllic afternoon with Greenmarket coordinator Jessica Douglass. You’ll start the tour at Tenth Acre Farms and hit a diverse number of local farms and food spots before stopping at Grand Army Plaza for a locally-sourced lunch. Activities include snacking at local farms, playing Greenmarket “jeopardy,” making apple cider, meeting-and-greeting local chefs/farmers, and probably some moderate to heavy high-fiving. Bikes mandatory, biker shorts optional. Details here.
Saturday, October 2, 8:30 am, meet at Tenth Acre Farms, 290 Richardson Ave, Greenpoint. Ends at Grand Army Plaza. $5
Ted & Honey Bacon and Beer Dinner
The event title does the heavy lifting here: it’s bacon and beer people, from a place that smokes its own bacon! Join other B&B enthusiasts for a dinner featuring bacon-centric dishes like bacon-wrapped shrimp stuffed with Gorgonzola or crispy bacon dipped in bittersweet chocolate and caramelized honey. All meat and dairy comes from Dines Farm in upstate NY and beers will feature local breweries. Details here.
Saturday, Oct 2nd from 6-10pm, Ted & Honey at 264 Clinton Street, Cobble Hill. $25.
Sixpoint / 61 Local benefit dinner
Newcomer 61 Local (opening this fall) and mainstay Sixpoint Craft Ales are throwing their proverbial hats into the beer-pairing arena. This Friday and Saturday, stop by to enjoy food from local food artisans and handcrafted brews from Sixpoint. Head brewer Ian McConnell and local food guru Joe Scalora will be your guides for the “autumnal” menu. Proceeds benefit Slice Literary magazine.
Friday October 1st at 7pm and Saturday October 2nd at 6:30 pm at 61 Local, 61 Bergen Street. Cobble Hill. $50.
Captain Lawrence Dinner at the Vanderbilt
Local brewer Captain Lawrence will be teaming up with the crew at The Vanderbilt for a dinner of small plates paired with a selection of beers. Menu highlights include a butternut squash soup and pumpkin ale, crispy calamari and Kolsch, and a braised short rib with Xtra Gold. Sounds like the perfect fall treat!
Tuesday, October 5th 7pm at The Vanderbilt, 570 Vanderbilt Avenue, Prospect Heights. $60.
The Farm on Adderly’s Eat Drink Local Dinner
No, it’s not déjà vu. Sixpoint is just blowing up the borough. You know the drill: beer pairing menu, this time with the locavores from the Farm on the Adderly. The menu is very hush-hush, so we’re intrigued. Revelers can expect a 4-course meal with four beer pairings. And now you know as much as we do!
Tuesday, October 5 from 8 – 11pm at Farm on Adderly, 1108 Cortelyou Road, Ditmas Park. $55.
Taste of Red Hook
By midweek, we’re usually more than ready for some lively activities. Next Wednesday, you can start the weekend vibe early by hitting up Taste of Red Hook, a fundraising event to support the Red Hook Initiave. A veritable horde of Brooklyn’s best restaurants, chefs, shops, artisans, roasters, brewers and other food purveyors will be on hand, so this high ticket price should be worth it. Food luminaries include Frankies 457, The Good Fork, Rice, Nunu Chocolates, Dry Dock Wines, Baked, Steve’s Key Lime Pie, Stumptown Coffee, to name just a few.
Wednesday, October 6 from 6-9pm at Kidd Yellin Gallery, 133 Imlay Street, Red Hook. $100 in advance, $125 at the door