This Week’s Five Best Food and Drink Events in NYC – 5/23/2015


Looking for an affordable, fun activity? Try grabbing a “chonut” in Brooklyn, grabbing a cold beer at a grand opening, or contributing to a potluck dinner. Check this week’s food and drink event lineup.

Matthieu Deiss Tasting, Terroir Tribeca, 24 Harrison Street, Monday, 7 p.m.

Matthieu Deiss of the Alsatian winery Domaine Marcel Deiss is leading a guided tour of the grapes of his native land. For $30, guests can sample six varietals including a gewurztraminer and riesling. The winemaker will also share his passion and expertise on organic farming in addition to tasting notes; make a reservation in advance.

Bar Lab Takeover, 5 Napkin Burger, 150 East 14th Street, Tuesday, 8 p.m.

Cocktail heavyweights Elad Zvi and Gabriel Orta from South Beach hotspot Broken Shaker have revamped 5 Napkin’s drink menu and are inviting guests to sample the new offerings. Beginning at 8 p.m., diners can sample updates on classics such as a twist on the Moscow Mule and Singapore Sling, and innovations like a peanut-butter-flavored old-fashioned. The new menu will be available at all three Manhattan locations of the restaurant as well as the soon-to-debut Yonkers and Upper East Side locations.

Pop Up Potluck, Shwick Market, 6 Charles Place, Brooklyn, Wednesday, 6 p.m.

Want to show off your skills in the kitchen? Shwick Market is hosting a free potluck dinner, with guests invited to mingle with their neighbors over plates of home cooking. Pre-cooked dishes are preferred, though home chefs interested in finalizing their dishes onsite will have that option (depending on the dish). To attend, guests must follow the registration instructions on the event’s Facebook page.

Milk and Hops Grand Opening Party, Milk and Hops, 779 Broadway, Thursday, 7 p.m.

This beer and cheese grocery store is celebrating its arrival in Manhattan with a $35 all-you-can-eat-and-drink affair. The store — founded by the owners of Astoria Bier & Cheese — offers ten taps full of specialty beers and plenty of cheese. Make a reservation.

Kimchi Smoke Pop-Up Restaurant, Passenger Bar, 229 Roebling Street, Brooklyn, Friday, 5 p.m.

The traveling South Korean barbecue crew Kimchi Smoke is bringing its style of brisket and empanadas to Williamsburg this weekend. Guests can select from dishes ranging from $5 to $14; look for signature sandwiches like the “chonut,” built with brisket, bacon, egg, and cheese on pan-fried brioche. The event is cash only, and an RSVP is suggested.