The Four Best Food Events in NYC This Weekend – 5/30/2014


Friends setting off for their Hamptons house share and leaving you behind? There’s more to weekends than just the beach, we promise. Take advantage of your time in the city with this weekend’s four best food events.

Sycamore Bar and Flower Shop’s Fifth Annual Crawfish Boil, Sycamore Bar, 1118 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn, Saturday, 1 p.m.

For $25, grab a date and enjoy a pint of Abita beer plus a bucket of crawfish at this bar and flower shop. Seatings are at 1, 3, and 5 p.m., and you’ll need a ticket to get your fingers dirty.

LES DayLife, Orchard Street between Delancey and Houston Streets, Sunday, noon

This annual celebration is stocking the block with forty food vendors, and you’ll be able to find everything from deviled eggs from The Derby to treats from Brooklyn Taco and The Meatball Shop. Other scheduled events include yoga classes, a dance tent, bocce ball, and a DJ workshop.

Taste of Ethiopia: A Southeast African Brunch, Bati, 747 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, Sunday, 1 p.m.

Meet fellow adventurous eaters at this brunch, where you’ll chow down on dishes like sauteed beef tongue plus traditional stews and vegan specialties. Check out the Ethiopian coffee ceremony that will pour during the festivities, and head to the cash bar if you’re desperately in need of a bloody mary. Tickets are $33.

The Gluten-Free Pop Up, Freddy’s Bar, 627 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, Sunday, 1 p.m.

If finding tasty gluten-free foods — or people who share in your dietary restrictions — is a challenge for you, make it a point to check out this pop-up market. The event will feature a selection of artisanal gluten-free products like small batch sauces, cookies, and beer, which makes it a good bet for stocking up on summer provisions. The event will run until 6 p.m., and a full list of vendors can be found on the pop-up’s website.