NYC Food Events for the Weekend and Beyond
Thursday (May 23)
Bourbon and Belly at Brooklyn Label
Thursday May 23rd, 7 p.m.
Brooklyn Label is hosting an evening of belly and booze. Pork belly from Ends Meat will be prepared three ways and paired with a flight of Widow Jane cocktails and a Gaffel Kolsch beer back. $30 advance, $35 at the door. 180 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY; 718-389-2806; event website
Saturday (May 25)
Champions League Final Viewing Party
Saturday May 25th, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Tribeca's Blaue Gans is hosting a viewing party for the Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. The three-hour event includes unlimited Champagne, beer, oysters, pretzels, and currywurst. $100 advance, $125 at the door. 139 Duane Street, New York, NY; 212-571-8880; event website
Sunday (May 26)
Make Your Own Sourdough
Sunday May 26th, 2 p.m.
Melissa Weller of Melissa Makes Bread, and former head pastry chef at Per Se, is teaching a sourdough class at the Brooklyn Kitchen. Learn bread baking basics and how to start your own sourdough culture. $65. 100 Frost Street, Brooklyn, New York; 718-389-2982; event website
Everything Rosé at Corkbuzz
Sunday May 26th, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Corkbuzz is hosting a set of classes devoted to rosé. Learn how it's made, what it pairs well with, and some of the venue's favorite rosé producers. $50. 13 East 13th Street, New York, NY; 646-873-6071; event website
Tuesday (May 28)
Eat the City: Farming the Five Boroughs
Tuesday May 28th, 6:30 p.m.
Food historian and culinary conversations curator Jane Ziegelman is hosting a locally sourced food bazaar and panel discussion at the Lower East Side's Tenement Museum. Panel members will explore the rise of rooftop gardening and city-grown produce. The Meatball Shop, Fort Defiance, and Sixpoint Brewery are among the vendors, and bluegrass combo The Katydids will be providing live tunes. $30. 103 Orchard Street, New York, NY; 212-982-8420; event website
Wednesday (May 29)
Chianti Wine Class at Terroir Tribeca
Wednesday May 29th, 7:30 p.m.
Terroir's wine classes are shifting from Park Slop to Tribeca. The second of six classes will focus on Tuscany's classic wine growing region of Chianti. Six wines, sixty minutes. $35. 24 Harrison Street, New York, NY; 212-625-9463; event website
Thursday (May 30)
Cheers to Science! A Drinkable Feast at the Bell House
Thursday May 30th, 6:30 p.m.
Join Sam Calagione, founder and president of Dogfish Head, and Biomolecular Archeologist Patrick McGovern at the Bell House as they explore the world's most ancient brews and retrace their journey to recreate a 3,500 year old Nordic Grog. $35. 149 7th St Brooklyn, NY; 718-643-6510; event website
Friday (may 31)
Exploring Brown Spirits
Friday May 31st, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
From scotch to Cognac and rum to Armagnac, taste and discover the differences between brown spirits. Learn the requirements for distillation and aging and how to make classic cocktails using brown booze. $50. 13 East 13th Street, New York, NY; 646-873-6071; event website
Danny Bowien and Joey Campanaro Cook at Katz's Shabbat Dinner
Friday May 31st, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
To celebrate Katz's 125th anniversary this year, Danny Bowien (Mission Chinese) and Joey Campanaro (Little Owl) will be serving up interpretations of Katz's Delicatessen staples using the deli's pastrami and corned beef. Tickets start at $125 and dinner benefits the Henry Street Settlement. 205 East Houston Street, New York, NY; 212-766-9200 (ex.257); event website
Tuesday (June 4)
Taste of Long Island City
Tuesday June 4th, 6:30 p.m.
The Chocolate Factory Theater is hosting the 8th Annual Taste of LIC. Join 50 local restaurants in celebrating the neighborhood's culinary diversity. There will be food, drink, auctions, and raffles. Tickets start at $50. Proceeds benefit the Chocolate Factory's 2013-2014 season of dance, theater, music, and performances. 5-49 49th Avenue, Long Island City, NY; 212-352-3101; event website
Thursday (June 6) and Friday (June 7)
11th Annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party (BABBP)
Thursday June 6th and Friday June 7th, 7:30 p.m.
The BABBP returns to Madison Square Park Saturday June 8th, but James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef John Currence is hosting two kick-off dinners at City Grit proceeding the weekend event. Currence will be joined by five acclaimed chefs from around the country to serve fresh, summer-minded, multi-course menus. $95 for one, $165 for two, and $315 for four. 38 Prince Street, New York, NY; 646-580-5720; website