We’re halfway through July, and between the Fourth of July and Bastille Day, we’ve seen plenty of reasons to head out and stuff ourselves with food in the name of celebration. The action continues–here’s a look at what’s going on this week:
Inferno Chicken Wing Derby, Firehouse, 522 Columbus Avenue, Monday, 7 p.m.
While Major League Baseball All-Stars swing for the fences at Citifield, indulge your inner athlete by attempting to out-eat the competition. Ten ultra-competitive eaters have four minutes to blast through as many “Inferno” chili-laced wings as they can; prizes will go to the top finishers. Think you have what it takes? Sign up is on a first-come, first-served basis. Onlookers can watch grown men shed hot sauce tears.
Stone Street Streetfest for Self Help Africa, multiple locations, Tuesday, 5 p.m.
Drinks on Stone Street during the summer are always satisfying, but they taste even better when they’re sipped for a cause. This Tuesday, Financial District businesses–including Burger Burger, Beckett’s, and Stone Street Tavern–band together to support Self Help Africa, a non-profit focused on empowering rural Africa by improving and sustaining the agricultural economy. The event will feature a raffle for prizes like Mets and Yankees tickets. Twenty percent of all purchases being donated to the organization’s efforts.
Jams, Jellies, & Preserving Class, The Brooklyn Kitchen, 100 Frost Street, Brooklyn, Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
If your most recent CSA share or Greenmarket trip provided more fruit than you knew what to do with, Marisa McClellan, author of the blog and recently published book Food in Jars, will teach you how to make the most of your bounty by turning it into jams, jellies, and preserves. Students will learn which fruits should be picked at select times of the year as well as proper storage techniques.
Reserve your spot in the jam session for $65.