NYC Events This Weekend and Beyond


This what you could be eating at our Sandwich Festival this Saturday. Turkey Hero from Torrisi [Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Thursday (July 21)

Making Mozzarella Class with Lucy's Whey
Thursday July 21, 6:30 p.m. Join the experts of Lucy's Whey Cheese Shop for an evening of mozzarella making. Learn the step-by-step process of making the cheese in this hands-on class, as well as the history of mozzarella. You will learn how to stretch cheese curd into mozzarella, as well as how to make cheese curd from scratch. $55. The Brooklyn Kitchen, 100 Frost Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211; event website

Saturday (July 23)

All Star Sandwich Festival-Governor's Island
Saturday July 23, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Yep, we're plugging our own event! Come eat sandwiches assembled from Torrisi, Locanda Verde, Taim, Gramercy Tavern, and more; there'll be all sorts of beer and wine to wash it down. For dessert, you'll find the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck and People's Pops. You'll also be able to meet Ed Levine, the rest of the SE crew, and many of the columnists you love reading every week. Governors Island; event website

The 6th Annual Great Hot Dog Cookoff
Saturday July 23, 11:00 am The Great Hot Dog Cookoff started as a modest, friendly, cooking competition for Kara Masi and her friends five years ago; this year, the festival is expanding to 24 teams of chefs and 600 guests, raising money for the Food Bank For New York City.Kelso Brewery, 529 Waverly Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238; event website

Hudson Terrace Beer & BBQ Festival
Saturday July 23, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Bring friends to a classic summer barbeque party on the rooftop of Hudson Terrace where guests can sample from a list of over thirty summer seasonal beers. A ticket will grant each guest five beer samples, a hotdog or slider, one side-dish item and entrance. 621 West 46th Street (Between 11th and 12th Avenues); event website

Daisy Flour Pie Contest
Saturday July 23, 4 p.m. The Brooklyn Kitchen is having a tasty pie competition! All proceeds will go to the Greenpoint Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry. Want to compete? $5 to enter, and you get to show off your flaky crusts and gooey fillings to a panel of distinguished judges. There are also prizes for the winner. $5 dollars can also get you in the door to taste pie and drink beer, and vote. The Brooklyn Kitchen, 100 Frost Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211; event website

Sunday (July 24)

Best Grilled Sandwich in Brooklyn competition
Sunday July 24 Three chefs vie for the title of "Best Grilled Sandwich Chef in Brooklyn" at an outdoor competition in The Amazing Garden (Carroll St. & Columbia St.) Watch Evan Hanczor of Egg, Ashley Fulk of Trestle on Tenth and "Top Chef", and Alex Sorenson, formerly of Mas (Farmhouse) and Colonie, go head-to-head on coal and gas-fired grills. Ticketholders are invited to sample offerings from all three chefs. Tickets $20; proceeds go to The Amazing Garden, a volunteer-run community garden in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. The Amazing Garden,Columbia Street and Carroll Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Kings County Cookout
Sunday July 24, 3:00p.m. - 8:00p.m. The event series features some of New York's finest country, bluegrass and blues inspired bands. Menu (subject to change): Barbecue Chicken, Brisket Sandwiches, and Chimichurri Hot Dogs with sides including German Potato Salad and Mexican Corn. Plates are only $5 and include your choice of one entree and two sides. Lady Jay's, 633 Grand St.; event website

Tuesday (July 26)

Fort Greene Park FREE Concert Vendors
Tuesday July 26, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00p.m. On July 26th, Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band, along with Beans and DJ Todd-O-Phonic Todd, are playing a free concert at Fort Greene Park. At the concert, there will six vendors—Wooly's Ice, Ample Hills Creamery, Nana Banana, Habana Outpost, Bowery Beef, and Food Freaks. Fort Greene Park, Myrtle Lawn Brooklyn, New York event website