This Week in Food: Special Sandwiches, Singapore’s Birthday Feast, the Art of Tea


National Sandwich Month
Kossar’s (367 Grand Street)
Monday through Sunday

Kossar’s has teamed up with Ivan Ramen to create a bialy bonito melt in celebration of National Sandwich Month. The ramen shop’s twist on the tuna melt includes garlic mayo, scallion, and bonito furikake on an everything bagel. Look out for more collaborations later this month, like Fung Tu’s smoked chicken sandwich and Justin Warner’s foie-gras-cream-cheese and jelly on a salted cinnamon-raisin bagel.

Black Chef Dinner Series

Blujeen (2143 Frederick Douglass Boulevard)
Monday, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Celebrating the talents of black chefs, this month’s dinner series features chef Connie “Lovely” Jackson from Food Network Star.  Jackson will prepare a four-course menu with glazed ribs, fried chicken, and tomato salad. General admission reservations start at $65, with 20 percent of ticket sales going to support City Harvest. Reserve your seat here.

Singapore National Day Feast
Chomp Chomp (7 Cornelia Street)
Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Chef Simpson Wong is celebrating Singapore’s 51st birthday with unlimited complimentary Tiger Beer and a special dinner menu spotlighting Singaporean cuisine. Feast on lamb rendang sliders, salted egg yolk calamari, and Hainanese chicken rice. Reservations are $65 per person (not including tax or gratuity). Make yours by emailing

Financial Management for Your Food Business

Brooklyn FoodWorks (630 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn)
Tuesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Focus on food financials at this workshop geared toward entrepreneurs, which will cover the ways in which personal finance choices can help (or hinder) your culinary business plans. The talk is free, but guests are encouraged to register in advance here.

Soup Supper Club: The Art of Tea
Chinatown Soup (16B Orchard Street)
Thursday, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Admire the work of artists-in-residence at Chinatown Soup’s hybrid gallery and dining room while sipping on tea. The Art of Tea features four ceremonial tea experts who will walk guests through the history of tea. Afterwards, guests will be able to taste twelve different regional teas and nibble on bites from Ceci-Cela Patiserrie. Tickets are $75 per person. Reserve yours here.