If football kept you on the couch this past weekend, you missed out on some ridiculously tasty events. Not to worry, this is New York, and there’s something going on at all times if you know where to look. Here’s what’s happening this week.
Cronut Hole Concrete, Shack Shack, Madison Square Park, Tuesday, 10 a.m.
New York’s most infamous line gets a bit longer for this limited edition concrete courtesy of Dominique Ansel. The inventor of the cronut (and all-around dessert magician) will be around from 4 to 5 p.m. to chat with customers while they wait for the treat, which is a combination of caramel frozen custard blended with cinnamon sugar cronut holes. There is a two-concrete-per-person limit, and only 1,000 concretes will be served for the event, which starts at 10 a.m. Proceeds from sales will go to help support the New York City Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA) Widows and Children’s Fund along with the Madison Square Park Conservancy.
18th Annual Harvest in the Square, Union Square, Union Square West at 16th Street, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
This celebration of local food and wine sees an all-star lineup of chefs taking over Union Square for an evening. Restaurants like Alison 18 and Blue Smoke will offer a sampling of their signature dishes; a selection of New York vineyards will also be featured. Tickets are $125 and include access to all food and wine offerings.
The Brooklyn Phenomenon, Colonie, 127 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
Brooklyn’s significance as a food city may be up for debate in America, but over in Sweden, there’s no question as to the borough’s place on the culinary map. Presented by the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, this event will cover the appeal of King’s County for food and beverage entrepreneurs. Fredrik Berselius of Aska, Emil Jättne of Brooklyn Gin, and Colonie’s Emelie Kihlström will share their stories of success. Tickets are $40 for non-members.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High Beer Dinner And A Movie, Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, Wednesday, 7:15 p.m.
All Jeff Spiccoli needs is a cool buzz and some tasty waves, and fans of this 80’s cult hit can get that (via the movie, at least) plus a four-course meal and beer pairings from California’s Lagunitas Brewing at Nitehawk this Wednesday. Corn dogs, a “100% guaranteed breakfast,” and a pizza delivered right to your desk appear alongside various brews during pivotal scenes throughout the movie. Reserve your spot in home room and get ready to say “Aloha Mr. Hand.”