by Carolyn Stanley
Pop-up Thanksgiving CSA
CSA Local Roots embraces the Thanksgiving spirit with a special pop-up CSA that’s open to non-members. Get your order in by Friday for half or full shares from local farmers: turkey from Quattro’s Game Farm, vegetables from Rogowski Farm, apples from Red Jacket Orchards, flour from Cayuga Pure Organics, or bread from Orwasher Bakery. Goods will be ready for pick-up on November 22 at 61 Local or Brooklyn Farmacy, or you can opt to have them delivered for an additional fee ($20-$30). Sign up for a share here.
Submit orders by Friday, October 28th. Pick up at 61 Local at 61 Bergen St between Court and Smith Sts (Cobble Hill) or at Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain at 513 Henry St at Sackett St (Carroll Gardens).
A Taste of Sheepshead Bay
Check out the culinary offerings of our southernmost neighbors at this tasting event. Over 20 restaurants will be dishing out their finest, including Il Fornetto, Randazzo’s Clam Bar and Arbuz. Only 250 seats are available, so get tickets while you can.
Thursday, October 27th from 7 to 10:30pm at 3000 Emmons Ave at Nostrand Ave (Sheepshead Bay). $25.
Artisanal Halloween Candy
Before you stock up on Milky Ways and Twizzlers, head to Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center for a tutorial on whipping up your own all-natural candy from scratch. Pastry chef Ashton Keefe will walk you through recipes for homemade marshmallows, peanut butter cups, and fleur de sel caramels, and demonstrate the art of pulled sugar by making ribbon candy. Feel free to bring the kiddies! Get tickets here.
Friday, October 28th from 6:30 to 9pm at 540 President St Suite 2E between 3rd and 4th Aves (Gowanus). $40.
Where the Wild Beers Are
Mission Dolores hosts this gathering for lovers of not-so-ordinary beers: wild and sour ales. You’re encouraged to bring your own to share (homebrewed and otherwise), and the bar will have their selections available. Read more at the Mission Dolores blog.
Sunday, October 30th from 12-4pm at 249 4th Ave between President and Carroll Sts (Park Slope)
In case you didn’t catch our post about it, The Meat Hook‘s way of celebrating Halloween is with a macabre meal, or as they describe it, “the crossroads of horrific and delicious.” On the menu: blood cakes, cockles, and a cloven-hoof roast, plus beverages from Vine Wine and many more surprises. Read more about The Meat Hook’s new event series, Fucked Up Family Functions, and get tickets here.
Sunday, October 30th at 9pm at 100 Frost St between Leonard St and Manhattan Ave (Williamsburg). $125.
Brewed Awakening Book Release
Join writer and beer enthusiast Joshua M. Bernstein at City Reliquary in celebrating his new tome, “Brewed Awakening: Behind the Beers and Brewers Leading the World’s Craft Brewing Revolution.” You’ll get to sample homebrews from Fritz Fernow and Dan Pizzillo, plus suds from Rich Buceta of the soon-to-launch SingleCut Beersmiths and a rarity from Barrier Brewing. Snacks are provided by Frankies 457. See the event details and learn more about the book at Joshua’s website.
Tuesday, November 1st at 370 Metropolitan Ave at Havemeyer St (Williamsburg). $10 for beer and food, $25 for beer, food, and a book.
Ioby’s 2nd Annual In Our Backyards
Ioby, a nonprofit that uses crowd-sourcing to fund local environmental projects, hosts a festive benefit at the Brooklyn Brewery. The evening’s honorees include Prospect Farm and bk farmyards, who are recognized for their service to the community. There will also be bites from local restaurants and, of course, Brooklyn Brewery beers. Get tickets here.
Thursday, November 3rd from 7 to 10pm at 79 N 11th St between Wythe Ave and Berry St (Williamsburg). $65 and up.
Artist Caroline Mak (one half of the team behind Brooklyn Soda Works) brings together her passions for art and food at this creative tasting event. Alongside her exhibition at the BAC Gallery, she’ll walk you through a sampling of treats from other local artist-foodies, including Rich Awn of Mombucha, Amelia Coulter of Sugarbuilt, and Matt Burns of the Brooklyn Salsa Company. Read more at the Brooklyn Arts Council.
Thursday, November 3rd from 6:30 to 8:30pm at 111 Front St between Washington and Adams Sts (DUMBO).
Wine in New York
Brooklyn Winery teams up with the Brooklyn Historical Society for an educational evening on the history of wine in our fair city. You’ll hear from a panel that includes speakers from Food and Wine, Eater NY, Urban Oyster, and Brooklyn Winery. Naturally, you’ll get a taste of each of the wines being discussed. Get more details and tickets here.
Thursday, November 3rd from 7 to 10pm at 213 N 8th St between Driggs Ave and Roebling St (Williamsburg). $15.
Williamsburg Cask Beer Festival
d.b.a. gets ready for the return of its cask fest, with 16 firkins of rare, cask-conditioned beers. The tap list has yet to be announced, but it is confirmed that Tchoup Shop will be slinging NOLA-style barbecue all weekend. For more details, check out the flyer from Gotham Imbiber.
Friday November 4th to Sunday November 6 at 113 N 7th St between Wythe Ave and Berry St (Williamsburg)
Chip-and-cheese connoisseurs Nachos NY take over The Bell House for a spicy, tomatoey faceoff. Sample 20 salsas with all the chips you can eat, and cool the flames with $4 Brooklyn Brewery beers. And if you’re interested in seeing how your secret salsa recipe stacks up, there’s still time to enter: just send Nachos NY an email. Otherwise, get your tickets here.
Sunday, November 6th at 4pm at 149 7th St between 2nd and 3rd Aves (Gowanus). $10 advance, $15 at the door.