This Week in Food: Candy-Making, Inspiring Foodies, Square Pizza Crawl


‘Wabi and Now’: Shiho Sakamoto’s Wagashi Workshop and Tasting
Kosaka (220 West 13th Street)
Monday, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Learn how to make wagashi, a Japanese sweet, with candy-maker Shiho Sakamoto. Guests will learn how to use fruit and mochi to create the unique treat. A traditional green-tea tasting is also included in the $45 ticket. Reserve yours here.

Square Pizza Crawl
Herald Square (Broadway at 34th Street)
Wednesday, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Share your love of pizza on this food crawl, which spotlights square-shaped slices this month. Each guest will get one slice per location before running along to the next pizza parlor and chowing down on another. The locations for this Manhattan-based crawl will be revealed the day of the event. Score your $25 ticket here.

Dining Out, Eating In, Living Well
92 Street Y, (1395 Lexington Avenue)
Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Grab a chair and listen to New York Times writer Florence Fabricant and author Sara Moulton share tips on the city’s top restaurants and bars. They’ll also talk about how you can turn dishes made in your home kitchen into restaurant-caliber delights. Tickets are $32. Reserve yours here.

Jazz Night
Home Sweet Harlem (1528 Amsterdam Avenue)
Thursday, 6 p.m.

Looking for some uptown funk? Fuku Tainaka and the Chris Johansen Trio will perform an evening of jazz at Home Sweet Harlem. The restaurant will offer a special food and drink menu throughout the evening, featuring specialty cocktails like mimosas and Bellinis in addition to beer and wine.

Josephina Taco Pop-Up
The Pines (284 Third Avenue, Brooklyn)
Thursday through Sunday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays and 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends

The backyard of the Pines has been transformed into a seasonal pop-up called Josephina. Feast on tacos made with wood fire–grilled masa tortillas, and check out other local goods during Josephina’s weekend markets. The pop-up will also feature a series of guest-chef meals and other food-focused events.