Persian Food and Urban Agriculture on This Week’s Calendar


Tuesday, May 28
Eat the City: Farming the Five Boroughs
Join Robert Shulman, author of Eat the City, as he hosts a panel discussion on urban agriculture at the Tenement Museum on the Lower East Side. Farm-to-table food and drink from spots like The Meatball Shop, Landhaus, and Fort Defiance follow the talk. Tickets are $30. 6:30 p.m., 108 Orchard Street; 212-982-8420

Wednesday, May 29
Spirits of Mexico Tasting
Sample tequila, mezcal, and other agave-based spirits from dozens of distillers and blenders at this celebration of Mexican distilling traditions. Mixologists will dole out drinks before going head-to-head in a cocktail competition. General Admission tickets are $65; VIP tickets are $85 and come with an extra hour of drinking. 7 to 9 p.m. (6 to 9 p.m. for VIPs), Astor Center, 399 Lafayette Street

Thursday, May 30
The New Persian Kitchen
Join Louisa Shafia, author of Lucid Food: Cooking for an Eco-Conscious Life, at the Bowery Whole Foods where she’ll celebrate her new book The New Persian Kitchen with a demonstration and tasting of a number of her recipes. Tickets are $20. 95 East Houston Street