Cool Off With Tea Cocktails, Read Up on Off-the-Radar Dining, and Visit a Peruvian Pop-Up This Week


Peru Show, Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Avenue, Monday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Peruvian cuisine and cocktails are the focus at this week-long pop-up in Chelsea Market, which puts the focus on Peruvian chefs and national products like pisco. In addition to live music and shopping throughout the week, from Thursday to Saturday, guests can snag a dinner-and-show package for $45. The experience, which runs from 7 to 10 p.m., includes a main course, dessert, cocktail, and live entertainment; reserve your preferred date here.

Driving Hungry: Reading and Q&A with Layne Mosler, McNally-Jackson Books, 52 Prince Street, Monday, 7 to 9 p.m.

If you’re seeking inspiration for a food-focused summer road trip, Driving Hungry author Layne Mosler is hosting a discussion on how to find great meals in the most surprising places. Mosler, along with Vintage editor Tim O’Connell, will dive into how to take advantage of what’s local and on-a-whim dining recommendations, all while touching on the author’s adventures as a taxi driver in search of exotic dishes and destinations. Following the discussion, guests will have a chance to take part in a Q&A session.

Free Owl’s Brew Happy Hour, 55 Gansevoort Street, Tuesday, 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Owl’s Brew is hosting a complimentary happy hour featuring one cocktail for each of its four tea flavors. Each flavor will be paired with a select spirit — vodka, rum, tequila, or whiskey — and a selection of snacks such as meats and cheeses will be available too. Guests must RSVP in advance by emailing

Intro to Food Processing: Licensing and Selling, Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm, 63 Flushing Avenue, Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m.

Is the next best condiment or homemade jerky currently sitting in your kitchen? If you’re considering a career in food production, guest speakers from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and the FDA will lead a discussion on the state and federal regulations you’ll need to know before launching your business. This workshop will include a Q&A as well as a chance to network with other emerging food business owners. Tickets are $20; reserve them here.

Pop-Up Tapas Dinner, Oak Wine Bar & Cafe, 361 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn, Friday, 7 p.m.

Enjoy a family-style tapas meal based on traditional Spanish recipes on a backyard patio at this new pop-up dinner series. The menu includes chorizo in cider, mussels, grilled calamari, and bread pudding for dessert, with wine pairings available for each tapas course for an additional charge. Reservation packages start at $50.

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