Mix up your holiday weekend with decidedly non-holiday-related events. Here are the five best food and drink events happening in NYC.
Cockpockalypse 2015, BrisketTown, 359 Bedford Avenue, Saturday and Sunday
As a follow-up to his pay-in-advance brisket parties, pitmaster Daniel Delaney is offering fans the chance to pre-order baskets of fried chicken for pickup in late April. The chicken won’t be accessible on the regular menu and is available only for pickup in store. Those seeking a taste of what Delaney can do with a bird as opposed to beef can access the offer via the restaurant’s website; use “buttermilk” for password entry.
New Brunch, Cafe Clover, 10 Downing Street, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.
David Standridge is debuting brunch this weekend at Cafe Clover, with a focus on healthy eats and fresh pressed juices. The menu includes an heirloom grain bowl, soft-baked eggs, and a beet-and-mushroom veggie burger.
Yooeating?! “After School Special” Bunsik Pop-Up, Passenger Bar, 229 Roebling Street, Brooklyn, Saturday, 6 p.m.
Head to this party to try an assortment of Korean after-school treats, like grilled rice cake logs and tuna-stuffed seaweed rolls. The bar will be offering an assortment of food (cash only). The event is free, but you should RSVP in advance.
Broadway Beat, Ace Hotel, 20 West 29th Street, Sunday, 11 a.m.
Beginning Easter Sunday and continuing every Sunday from April through June, guests can enjoy free jazz with their brunch from the Breslin Bar & Dining Room. The brunch menu includes cheddar beignets, deviled eggs, and smoked salmon; your group can wash breakfast down with large-format punches.
Bean to Bar Chocolate, Raaka Chocolate, 64 Seabring Street, Brooklyn, Sunday, 2 p.m.
Instead of just eating chocolate this weekend, learn how to make some using raw cacao from around the world. After a factory tour, guests can load stone grinders with raw ingredients and pour their own ingredients into molds. The event includes chocolate to take home. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased through Raaka’s website.