Best Weekend Food Events: Corn Ice Cream Tacos, Broadway Jazz Brunch, Jamaican Jerk Festival
Dominique Ansel + Alex Stupak = corn ice cream tacos
Courtesy Dominique Ansel Kitchen
Sweet Corn Ice Cream Tacos
Dominique Ansel Kitchen (137 Avenue South)
Friday through Sunday, 12 p.m. while supplies last
For just one weekend this summer, Dominique Ansel and Alex Stupak of Empellon are teaming up to bring heat-addled New Yorkers sweet corn ice cream tacos. Served in a masa corn waffle cone shell, these sweet treats are filled with Ansel's sweet corn ice cream with roasted caramel. A sea salt and lime rim tops off all the tacos, which will go for $6 each. The bakery will also have homemade horchata throughout the weekend.
Running with the Beef's La Puesta Del Sol
SolarOne (24-20 FDR Drive)
Saturday, 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Fill up on barbacoa and mezcal at this walk-around tasting on the waterfront. Indulge in a curated mezcal tasting and nosh on bites from Hecho en Dumbo, Casa Enrique, and Casa Mono among others. Tickets ($65 for general admission) include unlimited beer, wine, and food. Reserve yours here.
Broadway Jazz Fest Brunch
The Lambs Club (132 West 44th Street)
Select Sundays through September 25, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Lambs Club is bringing Broadway stars — like Finding Neverland's Tony Yazbeck — to a weekly brunch, where guests will be treated to an hour-long performance before their meal. The brunch includes pastries and side dishes served family-style as well as an entree, beverage, and a take-home treat. Starting this week, the series will run select Sundays through September 25, featuring stars from Chicago, Motown, Waitress, and more. Guests can check out the calendar and make an advance reservation ($68 for adults, $35 for kids under 12) by contacting the restaurant.
Brooklyn Ice Cream Takedown
Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club (514 Union Street, Brooklyn)
Sunday, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Professional and amateur ice cream makers will square off in an ice cream battle where guests are the real winners — all the chilly treats will be available for tasting. Interested in proving your ice cream-making prowess? Send an email here. Just in it for the scoops? Tickets are $20 and available here.
Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival
Roy Wilkins Park (17701 Baisley Boulevard, Queens)
Sunday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Enjoy Jamaican food, a cook-off, and culinary demonstrations at the sixth annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival. The event also includes a celebrity appearance by Chopped winner chef Andre Fowles and a food pavilion filled with specialties like roasted corn, jerk chicken, and ribs. Tickets start at $30. Reserve yours here.
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