Best Weekend Food Events: Gallow Green Brunch, Cheese Pumpkin Party, and National Pizza Day


Gallow Green Opening Weekend Brunch
The McKittrick Hotel (542 West 27th Street)
Saturday and Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The McKittrick Hotel’s rooftop lounge Gallow Green is now open for the winter season and offering a weekend brunch. Drinks include hot cocktails like mulled wine, while an updated menu features wood-fired items like specialty pizza and a tarte flambe with bacon.

The Long Island Cheese Pumpkin Celebration

Jimmy’s No. 43 (43 East 7 Street)
Saturday through Monday

Celebrate the Long Island cheese pumpkin (a type of pumpkin beloved for pie-making) with a weekend of activities dedicated to the regional vegetable, including a panel discussion, tastings, and a dessert competition. Guests can also sample Blue Point beer brewed with the pumpkin, and a five-course dinner featuring chefs from Cookshop and Rosies will be offered on Monday. Tickets for the events start at $15 and are available here.

A Taste of Tel Aviv
Archestratus Books + Foods (160 Huron Street, Brooklyn)
Saturday, 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Tasting Table editor Devra Ferst is hosting a cooking class dedicated to the flavors of Tel Aviv. Select dishes include shakshuka with merguez, fresh hummus, and chocolate tahini truffles; R.S.V.P. here.

Blood Sausage Making Workshop
Estonian House (243 E. 34th Street)
Saturday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Learn to make traditional blood sausage in time for the holidays.  Instructors will lead a class on the easiest – and cleanest- way to make this dish, which is traditionally offered at Christmas. Additional blood sausage will be available for purchase. Reserve a $15 ticket here.

National Pizza Day Deal
Rossopomodoro (118 Greenwich Street)
Saturday, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Rossopomodoro is celebrating National Pizza Day with a free portafoglio (folded) style slice. The restaurant will offer the deal out of the back of their kitchen from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.