Raise a Glass to Dorothy Parker, Brush Up on Pizza History, and Eat Vodka Cupcakes This Week


Dorothy Parker American Gin Cocktails, Center Bar, 10 Columbus Circle, Monday through Saturday

Celebrating Dorothy Parker’s upcoming 122nd birthday, chef Michael Lomonaco has partnered with New York Distilling Company for a week of tributary cocktails. The chef will be aided by ten female mixologists, including Meaghan Dorman of Raines Law Room and Julie Reiner of Clover Club, with each offering a unique gin cocktail in celebration of the literary icon herself. Classic cocktails available include a French 75 and a boathouse punch. A full menu of drinks available during the week can be viewed here.

A Pig & Whiskey Open Bar Dinner on the River, the Farm on Kent, 320 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m.

If you’re willing to accept the bright lights of the Williamsburg Bridge as stars in their own right, chef King Phojanakong of Kuma Inn is rewarding your imagination with dinner and a view. The menu includes a whole roasted pig, Filipino fried rice, and seasonal salads; unlimited wine, beer, and spirits are also included. The waterside outdoor dining room will also host featured chefs, farmers, and bartenders as they interact with the guests during the evening. Score an unlimited all-you-can eat ticket for $59 per person here.

National Lemonade Day, Prohibition Bakery, 9 Clinton Street, Thursday through Sunday

Prohibition Bakery is presenting a very adult version of a childhood lemonade stand; the bakery is offering a special lemonade cupcake made with Stoli Blueberi vodka. Patrons will receive a ticket to redeem a proper lemonade cocktail at nearby Boulton and Watt with purchase.

History of Pizza, Hoboken Public Library, 500 Park Avenue, Hoboken, Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

Pizza expert Scott Wiener is opening the culinary history books for a deep dive into the marriage of tomato sauce and mozzarella. Wiener, who runs Scott’s Pizza Tours and makes appearances at pizza-themed events — like the Birth of Pizza — is also bringing along free pizza samples from local Hoboken slice joints. Guests should RSVP in advance by calling the Hoboken Public Library or by clicking here.

Red Hook Winery Release Party, Red Hook Winery, 204 Van Dyke Street, Brooklyn, Friday, 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Toast to Lady Liberty in the distance and meet the makers at this once-a-year wine fiesta, which is focused on over 40 new wines within the New York State region. Guests will also be able to purchase select wines at special rates and learn more about the winemaking process firsthand. A selection of cheeses and palate-pleasers are also included. Tickets are $40; score them here.

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