What’s Happening This Week: Crayfish Festival; Food Truck Wine Pairing


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

Crayfish Festival
August 8-12 and 15-19

Swedes have been eating crayfish since the 16th century. But you don’t have to be Swedish to celebrate Aquavit‘s annual Crayfish Festival, which kicks off today. Just show up at the restaurant and order a half pound of peel-and-eat crustaceans and smörgåsbord for $28 at lunch or $38 at dinner, and be Swedish for a few delightful hours.

Wine and Food Truck Pairing
Bottlerocket Wine
Thursday, August 11, 6 p.m.

Now that some food trucks are serving booze, you might want a primer on pairing wine with fare from your favorite mobile vendors. This Thursday-evening series kicked off with Italian wine and vodka to go with crepes from the Crepes Truck. This week, look for New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and Chilean Carmenère paired with Mexicue.

FeedForward Fieldwork 2: Co-opting Place
BMW Guggenheim Lab
Friday, August 12, 2 p.m.

Travel to Hunts Point in the Bronx to visit, among other things, the largest wholesale food market in the world, while examining the question of our role in the urban environment. Back at the Lab headquarters, Roberta’s, in Bushwick, is providing eats at the Lab Café.