Here Are This Week’s Five Best Food Events in NYC – 6/16/2014


Looking for something to do that doesn’t involve watching the World Cup? Here are five food events to consider.

34th Annual Holland Herring Festival Opening Day Party, Grand Central Oyster Bar, 89 East 42nd Street, Monday, noon

Holland herring is making its way across the Atlantic, as the city’s most famous oyster bar is featuring the seasonal seafood starting Monday through July 5. Chef Sandy Ingber will get things started with an official first tasting; pair your fish to Dutch martinis and Heineken.

Speakeasy Tour and Cocktail, Museum of the American Gangster, 80 St. Mark’s Place, Wednesday, 7 p.m.

This interactive experience explores an old speakeasy and gangster hideaway on St. Mark’s Place, and concludes with a classic cocktail. Tickets start at $18.

Tales from the Vault! and June BHS Beer Garden, Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, Thursday, 6 p.m.

Learn about the Brooklyn that existed before the borough was filled with pickles and artisanal chocolate: The Brooklyn Historical Society is hosting archivist John Zarrillo, who will share his findings on how Brooklyn has changed since the 1800s. A party in the biergarten follows at 7 p.m. The event is free to attend, and food and drink will be available for purchase.

Chouffe Fest, Brooklyn Night Bazaar, 165 Banker Street, Brooklyn

Fans of Belgian ales — and gnomes — are invited to check out this one-night-only beer fest, which also offers guests the chance to play drunken Jenga. The drink list features select brews from the Achouffe Brewery, and attendees will be privy to prize giveaways and photo booths. Entrance is $10, but we’re also giving away a pair of tickets. Head over to our post about Chouffe Fest for details on how to win.

The 29 Pop Up Dining Experience, 115 Eldridge Street, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

This dining experience focuses on northern Indian tapas, including cauliflower soup, fishcake fritters, and chicken roti. Many dishes will be vegetarian-friendly, and guests are encouraged to bring their own beverages. Tickets are available through the pop-up’s website.