This Week’s Five Best Food and Drink Events in NYC – 4/20/2015


This week, have a conversation with April Bloomfield or vote on which borough has the best beer. Here are the five best food and drink events happening in New York City in the next five days.

April Bloomfield at Berg’n, 899 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, Monday, 7:30 p.m.

Though April Bloomfield is known for her burger at the Spotted Pig, this conversation is all about veggies. Bloomfield will discuss her latest cookbook, A Girl and Her Greens, and serve some of the dishes featured. Tickets are $40 and include a copy of the book as well as an appetizer.

Rare Casks — An Evening With the Jewish Whisky Company, Sekend Sun, 32-11 Broadway, Queens, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.

Interested in learning more about rare spirits? The Jewish Whisky Company will discuss a selection of six single-cask whiskies, with bites provided by Sekend Sun included. Reservations are $40.

A Conversation With Carlo Petrini, Birreria, 200 Fifth Avenue, Wednesday, 8:45 a.m.

Kick off your Earth Day with a little free coffee. Eataly is hosting Carlo Petrini, who is leading a conversation on the importance of slow food and its relationship with the environment. At noon, the market will continue the festivities with free samples from a handful of purveyors. This event is free to attend; you’ll just need to RSVP in advance.

One-Year Anniversary Party, Astoria Bier and Cheese — Ditmars, 35-11 Ditmars Boulevard, Queens, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Enjoy unlimited beer from twelve specially selected taps along with food at Astoria Bier and Cheese’s first birthday party. The venue also plans to open its outdoor patio, weather permitting. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door.

Subway Series of Beer, The New York Beer Company, 321 West 44th Street, Friday, 6 p.m.

At this taste-around, New Yorkers can determine whether the Bronx or Queens makes the best beer. For $10, you’ll get a flight of four beers — two will come from Queens breweries; two will come from breweries in the Bronx. Look for pours from Gun Hill Brewing Co., the Bronx Brewery, Singlecut Beersmiths, and Finback Brewery. Pick up a ticket in advance.