This Week in Food: Eataly Discussion, Good Beer, Brooklyn Ice Cream Tasting


Mac & Cheesy Movie Night: Smokey and the Bandit
Huckleberry Bar (588 Grand Street, Brooklyn)
Monday, 9 p.m.

Movie Mondays are back at Huckleberry Bar — and this time, there’s free mac and cheese (with a drink purchase). The classic Smokey and the Bandit closes out this month’s muscle car madness series. Toast the cheesy goodness of comfort food and Seventies flicks with the bar’s $5 beer-and-a-shot special.

How To Eataly Book Discussion
Rizzoli Bookstore (1133 Broadway)
Wednesday, 12:30 p.m.

Dino Borri, Eataly’s purchasing director, will lead a discussion on the ins and outs of Italian food. Find out how to discover the very best ingredients when perusing markets, and get fresh insights into some of the book’s 100 recipes. The discussion is free to attend.

Intro to Green Roofing
Brooklyn Grange (Brooklyn Navy Yard Bldg. 3, 63 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn)
Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Gwen Schantz, badass urban farmer and COO of the Brooklyn Grange, will lead a class on the basics of green roofing. To help you get started on your own rooftop garden, after her talk attendees will move up to the rooftop farm for a sunset tour and Q&A. Tickets are $40. Reserve yours here.

Good Beer
180 Maiden Lane
Thursday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Beat the heat with a cold brew and goodies from Beecher’s Handmade Cheese and Gramercy Tavern at Edible Manhattan’s walk-around tasting. Tickets are $65, and include all food and drinks. Reserve yours here.

Brooklyn Screams for Ice Cream!

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

What better way to celebrate summer than with a ton of ice cream? Ice cream makers will gather — toting cones, sundaes, and sandwiches, of course — along with historic gastronomist Sarah Lohman, for this event at the Brooklyn Historical Society. There will be tastings from Ample Hills and Van Leeuwen. Reserve your $12 ticket here.