This Week in Food: Dirt Candy Takeover, Cocktails and Coloring Books, National Oyster Day


Dirt Candy Takeover
Huertas (107 First Avenue)
Monday, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Chef Amanda Cohen of Dirt Candy will take over the pintxo menu board on Monday night at Huertas. The menu will include vegetarian bites like zucchini takoyaki, carrot sliders, and tomato tarts.

Cocktails + Coloring for National Coloring Book Day
Sky Terrace and Hudson Common (358 West 58th Street)
Tuesday, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

On National Coloring Book Day, get inspired with a drink in one hand and a colored pencil in the other. The Bar at Sky Terrace and Hudson Common will offer special rainbow sour cocktails — a white wine sangria with Bombay Sapphire, agave, watermelon, and pampelonne rosé — in celebration of the holiday. Those that order the drink will get a free coloring book to help them exercise their artistic talents.

Brooklyn Pizza: The Search for Authenticity

Brooklyn Historical Society (128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn)
Thursday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m

How did pizza become one of New York’s favorite foods? Pizza historian Scott Wiener — along with some of Brooklyn’s most beloved pizza makers — will try to get to the crust crux of the matter at the Brooklyn Historical Society. The night’s lineup of pizzerias includes a classic slice joint, a coal-fired pizza parlor, a Neapolitan pizzeria, and a modern pizza maker. Tickets are $12 for general admission. Reserve yours here.

Vins de Bordeaux Summer Thursday Party
Piora (430 Hudson Street)
Thursday, 9:30 p.m. until late

Sip on wines from France’s famed Bordeaux region while taking in a burlesque performance at this nighttime affair. Guests can also nosh on cheese from Murray’s and puff on Nat Sherman cigars while listening to an accordion player and a jazz band at Piora. Tickets are $35. Reserve yours here.

National Oyster Day

McCarren Hotel & Pool (160 North 12th Street, Brooklyn)
Friday, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Celebrate National Oyster Day at McCarren Hotel & Pool with specials on the bivalves during dinner. What’s available? Cupcake oysters ($1) along with Hammersley Island Creek and Beausoleil oysters ($3). There will also be a fried Blue Point oyster po’ boy sandwich. The offer will be available at the hotel’s rooftop as well as at Oleanders.