This Week, Visit Veggiepalooza, Madison Square Park Eats, and a Food Art Exhibit


Free Ice Cream, Archtober Hall, 181 Front Street, Monday, 1 to 2 p.m.

To kick off celebrations for Architecture and Design month this October, The Center for Architecture is teaming with Coolhaus to help make all of our Mondays tolerable. The first 100 people who tweet the event will receive a complimentary ice cream sandwich. Ice cream will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

Happy Hour, Flinders Lane, 162 Avenue A, Monday through Friday

Looking to curb your summer spending with a sweet happy hour deal? From 5 to 7 p.m. at the bar, guests receive half off any drink or food offer. The deal includes everything from oysters to Australian specialties like kangaroo loin and pork rib soup. The bar offers a selection of classic cocktails like the Pimm’s cup and seasonal daiquiris, with Australian beers and wine pairing options.

Veggiepalooza, Brooklyn Grange Navy Yard Farm, 63 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.

Bypass the late summer pig roasts and crab boils to feast on farm fresh veggies instead. Chefs from Faro, Marlow & Sons and Tipsy Parson among others, have collaborated on a five-course menu, with select dishes including roasted tomato lasagna and pepper panzanella. To drink, guests can choose from beer, Brooklyn Oeneology wine, and a special cocktail from Kings County Distillery. Tickets are $95 and are all inclusive for all food and drink.

Taste Makers: A Food Art Exhibit Opening Reception, Court Tree Collective, 371 Court Street 2nd Fl., Thursday, 7 to 9 p.m.

Take a night off from taking your own food photos and see how artists go about depicting food. At this gallery opening, several themes are touched upon, including the impact food has on our senses, and the ethical responsibilities society faces with issues like food waste. The opening reception — which is free to attend — will also have a selection of bites from friends of Court Tree Collective such as Red Star Sandwich Shop.

Madison Square Eats, Worth Square, 5th Avenue at 24 Street, Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Starting Friday, the lunch crowds can descend on Madison Square Park for something other than burgers, as the annual Madison Square Park eats food pop-up beings service. The event, which runs until October 1st, features new dishes like ramen from Koa, fried chicken biscuits, and Jicama’s tamales. Returning again this year include Roberta’s Pizza and Macaron Parlour, with 27 stalls total offering a wide variety of cuisines. Here’s a full vendor lineup.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 31, 2015

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