This Week in Food: Questlove, the Great Street Meet, and a Summer Garden Party


The Great Street Meet
Judson Memorial Church (55 Washington Square South)
Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Celebrate some of New York City’s favorite street vendors under one roof. Guests can enjoy a walk-around tasting featuring a variety of street food and drinks. V.I.P. packages include a street-food cookbook and a goody bag. Tickets start at $60 — reserve yours here.

somethingtofoodabout signing with Questlove
Space Ninety 8 (98 North 6th Street, Brooklyn)
Tuesday, 8 p.m.

Join Questlove, Carrie Brownstein, and special guest chef Dominique Crenn for a conversation about Questlove’s new book, somethingtofoodabout: Exploring Creativity with Innovative Chefs. Featuring a collection of conversations with ten unique chefs — including Crenn — somethingtofoodabout focuses on how cooking shapes their cultural views. Guests can grab a copy of the book in-store, to be signed by Questlove after the discussion.

When the Art Comes Down: Works from the Super 8 Collection
Openhouse (168 Bowery)
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Want to own a piece of the hospitality business? Actress and author Amy Sedaris will host a free art show where guests can grab one of over 100 unique pieces of former hotel art. An open bar and light bites will be available.

Created in Brooklyn
Brooklyn Central Library (10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn)
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.

Photographer Randy Duchaine’s monthly food-themed exhibition will spotlight a couple of Brooklyn favorites: Whole Foods Market and Turnstile Tours. Representatives from both businesses will be at the Brooklyn Central Library to chat with guests, and Whole Foods will be handing out snacks. Guests can RSVP for the free event here.

Summer Garden Party & Clam Bake
The Garden at David Burke Kitchen (23 Grand Street)
Friday 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Ommegang Brewery will bring the brews for a New England–style clam bake, where guests can enjoy three hours of unlimited bites, assorted beers, seasonal cocktails, and wine. Menu items include chilled Maine lobster, grilled prawns, oysters, and classic clam-bake side dishes. Tickets ($65) are all-inclusive — RSVP here.