Live Well This Weekend With Chorizo Tortas, Pintxos, and $2 Happy Hours


BBQ and Cocktail Party, Jake’s Handcrafted, 559 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, Saturday, 4 p.m.

If you’re looking to explore a new kind of barbecue experience, this south Park Slope pad is hosting an authentic goat and beef cheek barbacoa smoke-out with tequila cocktails. A fifteen-pound baby goat will be smoked with mesquite chips and avocado leaves based on a Northern Mexican traditional method. For $15, guests receive a plate of meat, roasted vegetables, tortillas, and sauce. Chorizo tortas and chilaquiles are also available for an additional cost. To drink, Blue Nectar tequila-spiked flavored shaved ice and a selection of Mexican beers will be offered at the cash bar. The event is walk-in only, with additional barbecues scheduled for Saturday, July 25, and Saturday, August 22.

$2 Beer All Day Happy Hour, Potatopia, 378 Sixth Avenue, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.

Running through August 31, grab a cold brew for just $2, any hour of the day, at this West Village fast-casual spot. Guests can opt for any draft beer on the menu, and can choose to pair brews with myriad potato creations if desired. The offer is valid for dine-in guests only.

Meet Bryan Voltaggio,  Williams-Sonoma Columbus Circle, 10 Columbus Circle, Saturday, 12 p.m.

Executive chef Bryan Voltaggio is signing copies of his first cookbook, Home, which offers recipes focused on Mid-Atlantic cuisine like Baltimore crab cakes. The Maryland native covers a variety of meals from brunch to family favorite snacks, plus a few holiday favorites for those seeking inspiration for their Fourth of July parties. Tickets — which include a copy of the signed book — can be reserved in advance here.

Pintxo Happy Hour, Toro, 85 Tenth Avenue, Saturday, 4:30 p.m.

A recently launched pintxo happy hour from 4:30 to 7 p.m. gives guests a taste of the Basque country for less. Beginning at 5 p.m., guests can add to their three-dollar select beers or other drink of choice by choosing pintxos ranging from one to five dollars. Offerings include escabeche, tostas, and fried pig ears for adventurous eaters. The offer runs Monday through Saturday.

Gail Simmons Guest Pitmaster, Hill Country Brooklyn, 345 Adams Street, Brooklyn, Sunday, 5 p.m.

Top Chef’s Gail Simmons is kicking off a guest pitmaster series with smoky Asian-style spare ribs, succotash, and bourbon bread pudding at the Brooklyn location of Hill Country this weekend. The bar is also offering Simmons’s smoky mezcal cocktail with charred grapefruit and smoked salt to mark the occasion. Half of the proceeds from the special menu will be donated to City Harvest, with the menu offered through July 3.