Best Weekend Food Events: Poutine Week, Leyenda Brunch, National Tequila Day
Quinoa acai, a new brunch option at Leyenda
Courtesy Zandy Mangold/Leyenda
Poutine Week Menu
Mile End Deli (53 Bond Street and 97 Hoyt Street, Brooklyn)
Friday through Sunday
Mile End's bi-annual Poutine Week returns with a lineup featuring twists on the classic Canadian creation. The menu includes variations like barbecue brisket, cheeseburger, and chilaquiles poutine. All poutine styles will be served during lunch and dinner for $20.
Leyenda (221 Smith Street, Brooklyn)
Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Leyenda is offering a new weekend brunch showcasing customized brunch cocktails inspired by sangritas. Cocktails — which allow guests to add beer or a spirit to vegetable or fruit juice — are paired with dishes like chicken mole enchiladas, quinoa, churrasco skirt steak, and eggs.
Driggs and North 8 Street, Brooklyn
Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m to 10 p.m.
Free Hot Dogs
Babeland (462 Bergen Street, Brooklyn)
Saturday, 5 p.m.
Celebrate National Hot Dog Day with free ones at Babeland, courtesy of Crown Heights hot dog joint Reservoir Dogs. Babeland will also host a raffle guests can enter for a chance to win a gift basket worth $100. Make your free reservation here.
National Tequila Day Brunch
Toloache — Thompson (205 Thompson Street)
Sunday, seatings at 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. or 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Raise a glass to National Tequila Day and enjoy a tequila-themed brunch featuring a two-hour open bar, tastings, and dishes that feature the spirit. Toloache's lineup for the day includes tequila guacamole, enchiladas, and rib eye steak tacos. Brunch is $55 per person (excluding tax and tip). Guests can make a reservation by contacting the restaurant.
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