The Cheese Chronicles
Thursday, August 13, 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. As the second-in-command at Murray's Cheese, Liz Thorpe really knows her stuff. In her new book The Cheese Chronicles, you'll find an ode to American-made cheese and all aspects of the industry. Join her for a signing and discussion at the Park Slope Barnes & Noble and then cap it off with a beer and cheese tasting at Beer Table. Tasting $15/person. Barnes & Noble Park Slope, 267 Seventh Avenue; Beer Table, 427 Seventh Avenue (map)
The Souperdouper Soup Kitchen Sandwich Special
Saturday, August 15, 1 to 4 p.m. Get "souper" at t.b.d.'s outdoor garden for a soup and sandwich cook-off of epic proportions. If they win, cook-off entrants are asked to re-create their fabulous dish for the needy at the Greenpoint Soup Kitchen at a later date. There'll be plenty of food to sample, and a bike valet to boot. Proceeds will go toward the cost of ingredients for the winner’s meal, and any extra will be donated to the soup kitchen. Suggested donation $10. t.b.d., 224 Franklin Street, Brooklyn (map); event website
Thighs High BBQ
Saturday, August 15, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. While chef Myles Atherton (Hearth) churns out the "best damn BLTs this side of the Mississippi," sip on a Maker's Mark cocktail and listen to the DJs spin at Huckleberry Bar. There'll also be a corn, cucumber, and farro salad and cherry cobbler to round out the $12 plate. Free admission. Huckleberry Bar, 588 Grand Street Williamsburg, Brooklyn (b/n Leonard and Lorimer Streets); map); event website
Smoky Sunday: Blues, Beer, & Bites
Sunday, August 16, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy your last chance at a meal at Chanterelle before it closes for renovations this summer. (Regular service ends this Friday). Part of the restaurant's Sunday Salons series, there will be live jazz, brews from Fire Island Brewery, and smoky snacks from Chef David Waltuck. Tickets $65/person. Chanterelle, 2 Harrison Street (map); event website
An Argentine Affair
Wednesday, August 19, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The first Argentine Affair promises to present "everything Argentinean," whether it be food, tango lessons, soccer matches, or wine. Held at the L.I.C. Water Taxi Beach, there will be food from La Esquina Criolla, Boca Juniors Steakhouse, Dulce de Leche Bakery, Pampas Argentinas, and many more. Tickets $35/person, $60/couple. Water Taxi Beach L.I.C., 2-03 Borden Avenue Long Island City, Queens; map); event website
Barbounia Tomato Festival
August 10-30 Even with the tomato blight, you can still enjoy tomatoes in all their glory at Barbounia's Tomato Festival. Executive Chef Efraim Nahon offers a three course prix-fixe menu featuring items like a homemade tomato almond lamb ravioli and a vine tomato ganache with vanilla ice cream. Expect to see tomato-themed cocktails as well. $35/person. Barbounia, 250 Park Avenue South (map); event website
After the jump, the street fairs and events down the line.
Saturday, August 15 Sixth Avenue Festival: Sixth Avenue b/n 14th and 23rd Streets; 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Summer Seaport Festival: Water Street b/n Broad and Fulton Streets; 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Waverly Place Festival: Waverly Place b/n Fifth Avenue and Broadway; 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday, August 16 Allerton Avenue Festival: Allerton Avenue b/n Boston and White Plains Roads, Bronx; 11 a.m–6 p.m.
Madison Avenue Summer Fair: Madison Avenue b/n 42nd and 57th Streets; 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
31st Street Astoria Festival: 31st Street b/n Ditmars Boulevard and 21st Avenue, Queens; 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
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