This Week in Food: Choice Eats, Women in Wine, and Wahlburgers Party


Women in Wine, Saxon + Parole, 316 Bowery, Monday, 5 p.m.

Winemakers and importers from across the country (including Oregon’s Willamette Valley and Macari Vineyards in Long Island) will be honored by Saxon + Parole. Speakers will pour a selection of their favorite varietals and discuss their experiences in the industry. Tickets are $20 and include all wine tastings and snacks from the kitchen.

ood Labeling and Packaging Workshop, Goodwin Procter LLP, 620 Eighth Avenue, Monday, 5:30 p.m.

Learn the rules and regulations of building your own food or beverage brand. Guest speakers from Samuel Adams and Goodwin Procter LLP will guide people through the process from start to finish, including the basics of beer label design. The workshop also includes a Q&A session and time to network with fellow food and beverage industry entrepreneurs. Guests can secure a spot in advance here for free.

Wahlburgers Season Premiere Viewing Party, Wahlburgers Coney Island, 3015 Stillwell Avenue, Brooklyn, Wednesday, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Celebrate the season premiere of Wahlburgers by working your way through the family’s namesake menu items. In addition, a cast member will be on hand to thank guests and fans of the show. Tickets ($100) include select menu items and unlimited beer and wine. (There’s also a cash bar for cocktails and spirits.) Reserve a spot here.

Sushi Rolling Class, Alley Pond Environmental Center, 22806 Northern Boulevard, Queens, Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

Learn how to roll your own sushi in this hands-on demonstration led by a Mizumi Restaurant chef. Students will craft their very own California roll, tekka maki, and masago gunkan. Samples of each dish will be included. Tickets are $20; secure them here.

The Village Voice‘s 9th Annual Choice Eats, Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18 Street, Friday, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Enjoy a tasting of New York’s top dishes from 65 restaurants selected by the Voice staff.  From juicy American bites by Genuine Superette to Cabalito’s Salvadorian style pupusas, tastings will include a variety of cuisines. Don’t forget to visit Choice Sweets — an entire section dedicated to sweets. Beer and wine will also be available. General admission tickets ($70) include a souvenir tasting glass and unlimited bites; reserve them here.