Best Weekend Food Events: Olympics Party, Wild Edibles, CiderFeast


Olympics Opening Ceremony Party
Salvation Taco (145 East 39th Street)
Friday, 6 p.m.

Grab a $10 cachaça cocktail and watch the opening ceremonies on the big screen. Some of the specials include the Race to Rio (Avuá Amburana cachaça, lemon, demerara) and the Fresca Colada (Avuá Prata cachaça, strawberry, coconut, lime, and pineapple). Salvation Taco’s full menu will be available during the party.

Wild Edibles
Queens County Farm Museum (73-50 Little Neck Parkway)
Saturday, 10 a.m.

Join a forager for an in-depth workshop on how to find and use wild edibles. You’ll be able to tour Queens Farm and learn how to harvest and preserve nature-found ingredients. Tickets are $20 for general admission. Get yours here.

Jamaican Independence Day

Hester Street Fair (Hester at Essex Street)
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Grab Jamaican delicacies courtesy of Spur Tree at the Hester Street Fair, where $10 nabs you a plate of a jerk meat plus sides and dessert. Beer and sangria will be available for purchase. The party includes live music and dominoes, with after-parties at Spur Tree and Miss Lily’s 7A Cafe. Order your plate here and get a free beer with your food.

Fermentation Workshop

The Wyckoff House Museum (5816 Clarendon Road, Brooklyn)
Saturday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m

Learn all about the sight, smell, and sounds (yes, sounds!) of fermented foods at this hands-on workshop. Students will learn how to create variations on sauerkraut and sour cream. Tickets are $5. Reserve your spot here.

SolarOne ( 24-20 FDR Drive)
Saturday, 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Forget beer — this tasting is all about cider. Sample over thirty types from producers across North America and Europe at CiderFeast. Afterward, chow down on food including Harry Hawk’s Schnack Burgers and tacos from Jimmy’s No. 43 among others. Tickets are $55. Reserve one here.