This Weekend’s Five Best Food and Drink Events in NYC – 4/17/2015


Whether you’re craving Nebraskan food or interested in a literary pub crawl, this weekend is stacked with food and drink events that should tickle your fancy. Here are the five best.

Endless Punch Brunch, The Peacock, 24 East 29th Street, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.

With the purchase of a prix-fixe entree, guests can now enjoy 90 minutes of endless punch on the Peacock’s garden terrace. Meaghan Dorman of the Raines Law Room is providing the recipe, and three of her punches are available for the $45 offer. Reservations can be made by contacting the restaurant.

Taste of Nebraska, Hudson Station, 440 Ninth Avenue, Saturday, 1 p.m.

Whether you’re a displaced Nebraskan or simply curious about what people eat in the Midwest, you should consider this event, where you’ll find unlimited bites from Cornhusker favorites like Runza’s, Valentino’s Pizza, and Fairbury hot dogs. Two drink tickets are also included in the $30 ticket price, and you can partake in a silent auction featuring state favorites like Dorothy Lynch salad dressing and Dairy Store cheese.

Whiskey Class, Northern Bell, 612 Metropolitan Avenue, Saturday, 4 p.m.

Dan Loeser of Char No. 4 defines what makes bourbon, well, bourbon in this casual class. Guests will learn about the history surrounding American whiskey and taste a few of Loeser’s favorites in the process. Reservations are $40.

Literary Pub Crawl, Multiple Locations, Brooklyn, Sunday, 1 p.m.

Enjoy a lesson in English literature and Brooklyn history over a few pints during this Brooklyn Heights walking tour. The tour includes stops at Montero’s Bar & Grill, where writer Frank McCourt resided, and will visit three bars total. Tickets are $20 — drinks not included — and can be purchased on the organizer’s website.

Cafe Edna Grand Opening Party, Cafe Edna, 195 Nassau Avenue, Brooklyn, Sunday, 2:30 p.m.

Free beer tastings, a new bar food menu, and musical performances are all part of Cafe Edna’s grand opening party, which is taking place this weekend. The event will also feature vegan-friendly fare courtesy of Barry’s Tempeh; guests can pre-purchase a food plate — which includes one drink — in advance.