This Week in Food: Speed Bartending, DIY Gingerbread Houses, and Modern Breakfast Cereal


Speed Rack New York, Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, 6 to 10 p.m.

Over 20 of the city’s best female bartenders will compete against the clock to help raise money for breast cancer charities. Contestants including representatives from Pouring Ribbons and Dead Rabbit will compete for the affection of judges as they tackle select drinks from a list of nearly 50 classic cocktail recipes.  Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door

DIY Gingerbread House, Butter & Scotch, 818 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn, Monday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Play the role of Christmas contractor at this gingerbread house workshop, which will offer hot toddies, cocktails, and desserts for purchase during break time. Tickets are $22.09 per person and include all gingerbread house materials and decorations — guests are encouraged to bring their own candy too; reserve a spot here.

Taste Talks & Mount Gay Present Start Something Old Brooklyn, Night of Joy, 667 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Brooklyn designers Emil and Sandy Corsillo of Williamsburg-based menswear label The Hill-Side are inviting fashionable foodies out for an evening of food, cocktails, and a conversation about craftsmanship. Guests can grab bites from Extra Fancy and signature rum cocktails from The Happiest Hour’s Brian Miller while learning the brothers’ story about launching their clothing line. Guests must RSVP in advance to guarantee admission and can do so here.

Raaka Holiday Gift Night, Raaka Chocolate, 64 Seabring Street, Brooklyn, Thursday and Friday, 7 to 10 p.m.

Drink hot chocolate and create a cocoa-flavored gift of your own at this interactive workshop. Tickets – $7 per person for entrance – include a cup of hot cocoa. Guests can choose to design and wrap their own chocolate gift for additional purchase. Truffle boxes, candy bars, and hot chocolate mugs are a few items you’ll find available for personalization; reserve a spot here.

Mission Chinese Dim Sum Pop-Up, Mission Chinese Food, 171 East Broadway New York, Friday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Danny Bowien and Kellogg’s are teaming up to tackle breakfast. Bowien is offering his twist on classic breakfast cereal, with options like frosted mini wheats cashew jam and frosted flakes with matcha. The special menu will be available throughout the weekend.