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Porkapalooza
Tonight, Rose Water throws its annual pig roast in a secret Brooklyn backyard. In addition to a spit-roasted, New York-raised hog, the menu includes heirloom tomatoes, jalapeno cornbread, and bacon ice cream with peanut butter cookies, plus plenty of beer and wine to wash it all down. Tickets are almost gone, so snag one fast.

Thursday August 25 at 7pm. Call 718-783-3800 for tickets. 787 Union St. $75. (Park Slope)

Orcharding 101 for City Dwellers
The curiosity enablers at Brooklyn Brainery bring in experts from greenmarket fixture Red Jacket Orchards for a free class on growing your own fruit trees. You’ll learn everything you need to know to start a rooftop or backyard orchard, from crop selection to pest control. Head to the Brainery for more details and to RSVP.

Thursday August 25 at 7pm at 515 Court Street between Huntington and W 9th Sts (Carroll Gardens)

The Brooklyn Star and Fatty ‘Cue Menu Swap
Fatty ‘Cue and The Brooklyn Star switch things up this weekend: they’ll each be offering the other’s signature dish. Brooklyn Star tries its hand at Fatty’s lamb ribs with fermented shrimp cincalok, while Fatty ‘Cue will be serving up the Star’s fried pig tails with jalapeno hush puppies. Gothamist has the scoop.

Friday August 26 and Saturday August 27 at The Brooklyn Star, 593 Lorimer St at Conselyea St, and Fatty ‘Cue, 91 S 6th St between Berry St and Bedford Ave. (Williamsburg)

Party at the Dekalb Farm
Dekalb Market, the Brooklyn Food Coalition, and The Greenhorns team up to host an evening of food, drink, and discussion. Catch a rooftop garden demo with green roof designer Atom’s Eco, then enjoy a happy hour that includes screenprinting (BYO T-shirt). Get the rest of the info here.

Saturday August 27 from 5-8pm at 332 Flatbush Ave Extension between Fleet and Willoughby Sts. (Downtown Brooklyn)

Snacks and Sips
Brooklyn Cured sets up shop at Brooklyn Oenology‘s tasting room for the day, introducing two sandwiches made with Brooklyn Cured meats: a BLT with hickory smoked bacon and a banh mi with smoked pork rilletes and country pate. And for the “sips,” there’ll be discounts on wine by the glass and bottle. Find more info here or RSVP on Facebook.

Saturday August 27 from 3-7pm at 209 Wythe Ave between N 3rd and N 4th Sts. (Williamsburg)

The Brooklyn Slur
Slow Food NYC hosts its bimonthly happy hour at Brooklyn Winery, where you can mingle with members and organizers, share your suggestions for the chapter, and learn about ways to get involved. More details can be found here.

Tuesday August 30 from 7-9pm at 213 N 8th Street between Driggs and Roebling Sts. (Williamsburg)

Hot Sauce Class and Market Day
Head to Eagle Street Rooftop Farm this Sunday to pick up some late-summer veggies. And since it’s peak season for peppers, stick around for a free class with Greenpoint restaurant Eat., where you’ll learn how to make a zesty hot sauce you can use into the fall. Get the details on Eagle Street’s website.

Sunday August 28 from 9am-4pm at 44 Eagle Street between West and Franklin Sts. (Greenpoint)

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