Best Weekend Food Events: Thanksgiving Wine Workshop, Momo Crawl, and Barback Games


10th Annual Thanksgiving Workshop, Bottlerocket, 5 West 19th Street, Saturday, 1 p.m.

Learn how to find the perfect wine to pair with your turkey day dinner at this casual workshop, which offers guests samples of 12 wines and spirits. Each sample will be paired with a traditional dish you’d find at Thanksgiving, while $10 of the $20 ticket cost will go to any in-store purchases made that day. Guests can sign up for a 30-minute tasting tour reservation here.

Fourth Annual Momo Crawl, Jackson Heights Food Court, 73-07 37th Road, Queens, Saturday, 2 p.m.

Check out The Best Momo in New York is in the Back of a Mobile Phone Store in Queens to learn the story behind Lhasa Fast Food’s 2014 victory as momo champion. But will it defend the title for 2015? Find out at the fourth annual momo crawl, which offers momos for one bill of any denomination at participating locations throughout Jackson Heights. Guests can grab a map outside of the Jackson Heights Food Court to find out which spots are offering dumplings, with locations offering varieties like chicken, beef (and even yak!) All participants are able to vote to crown a champion at the end of the day.

S’mac That: Spanking Tips and Mac ‘n Cheese with S’mac NYC, Babeland, 94 Rivington Street, Saturday, 4 p.m.

George Constanza explored mixing sex with pastrami sandwiches, but Babeland is offering a new twist on a tale as old as time. Students will learn how to dish out and take a “smack” with a hand, paddle, and other adult toys while enjoying a complimentary bowl of S’mac’s mac and cheese. The first five guests participating in the workshop will also receive free product samples upon arrival.

Brew, Run…and Drink, Threes Brewing, 333 Douglas Street – 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, Sunday, 1 p.m.

End your morning jog with beers and conversation with fellow runners. For two hours, guests receive unlimited ten-ounce pours of home brewed beers created by local area running clubs like Mikkeller Running Club pilsner. Food from Hill Country as well as additional beers will be available for purchase. Tickets are $20 and can be secured in advance here; a limited number will be available at the door for $25.

Fernet-Branca Barback Games, Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 North Sixth, Brooklyn, Sunday, 9:30 p.m.

Support your local barback – or compete against your fellow behind the bar brethren – at this friendly gladiator-style party. Barbacks from across the city (limit one barback per bar) will compete in a series of grueling challenges to determine a champion while friends cheer them on to glory. Drinks will be available for purchase and live entertainment will be provided throughout the evening.. Only the first 40 people who register in advance will be able to compete; score a spot here.