Best Weekend Food Events: Poutine Week, Leyenda Brunch, National Tequila Day


Poutine Week Menu
Mile End Deli (53 Bond Street and 97 Hoyt Street, Brooklyn)
Friday through Sunday

Mile End’s bi-annual Poutine Week returns with a lineup featuring twists on the classic Canadian creation. The menu includes variations like barbecue brisket, cheeseburger, and chilaquiles poutine. All poutine styles will be served during lunch and dinner for $20.

New Brunch
Leyenda (221 Smith Street, Brooklyn)
Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Leyenda is offering a new weekend brunch showcasing customized brunch cocktails inspired by sangritas. Cocktails — which allow guests to add beer or a spirit to vegetable or fruit juice — are paired with dishes like chicken mole enchiladas, quinoa, churrasco skirt steak, and eggs.

Hangry Garden
Driggs and North 8 Street, Brooklyn
Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m to 10 p.m.

A new weekend market in Williamsburg features food trucks like Kimchi Taco and Gorilla Cheese. There will also be live music and an independent artists’ marketplace, along with beer and wine.

Free Hot Dogs
Babeland (462 Bergen Street, Brooklyn)
Saturday, 5 p.m.

Celebrate National Hot Dog Day with free ones at Babeland, courtesy of Crown Heights hot dog joint Reservoir Dogs. Babeland will also host a raffle guests can enter for a chance to win a gift basket worth $100. Make your free reservation here.

National Tequila Day Brunch
Toloache — Thompson (205 Thompson Street)
Sunday,  seatings at 11:30 a.m.
1:30 p.m. or 1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.

Raise a glass to National Tequila Day and enjoy a tequila-themed brunch featuring a two-hour open bar, tastings, and dishes that feature the spirit. Toloache’s lineup for the day includes tequila guacamole, enchiladas, and rib eye steak tacos. Brunch is $55 per person (excluding tax and tip). Guests can make a reservation by contacting the restaurant.