What’s Happening This Week–Queens’ Main Tasting Event & A Talk About Food TV


As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city.

Hungry? Fuggetaboutit! Dish du Jour magazine makes B&Ters of us all with its 8th annual food and drink tasting event “Cuisine of Queens & Beyond” tomorrow night. Head to the beachy borough to taste dishes from its best restaurants, and sample entries for the “Best Meatballs of the Boroughs” contest to see if you agree with celebrity panel judges like Michael Psilakis.
[Dish du Jour]

Has Julia Child or Emeril Lagasse changed how you eat? How about your favorite Top or Iron Chef? Kathleen Collins has always been curious about what’s cooking on TV, which is what her new book, Watching What We Eat: The Evolution of Television Cooking Shows is about. Join her Wednesday at Astor Center for “TV Dinners: A History of Television Cooking Shows,” a discussion on how more than 50 years of food TV have affected our eating habits.
[Culinary Historians of New York]

Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, Braeburn will start offering its meals in to-go picnic baskets as of May 21 through Labor Day weekend. Take your basket of salads, sandwiches and requisite slaw to the park, the beach or even the countryside. Simply order a day ahead, and a reusable canvas cooler bag filled with breakfast, lunch or dinner will be packed up just for you.