This Week in Food: Sumo Stew, Yacht Cruise, Vegan Butcher Launch Party


Reel Food Screening and Discussion: Food, Inc.
Brooklyn Historical Society (128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn)
Monday, 6:30 p.m.

Catch a screening of the documentary Food, Inc. and explore the topic of corporate farming in the United States. The Executive Director of Brooklyn’s Added Value Farms will introduce the film and lead a post-screening discussion. Refreshments will be provided by Whole Foods, and guests are encouraged to reserve a spot in advance, as seating is not guaranteed. RSVP here.

Masters of Social Gastronomy
Old Stone House (336 3rd Street, Brooklyn)
Monday, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m

Learn all about the history and science of barbecue, from Spanish barbacoa to Texas brisket. Take a deep dive into the low-and-slow cooking method and discuss pork versus beef barbecue’s popularity. Beer, wine, and food will be available for purchase. There is a five-dollar suggested donation for entry to the event.


The Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th Street, Brooklyn)
Tuesday, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Sip on huge bowls of sumo stew (a/k/a chankonabe) and cold beer while watching sumo matches live from Japan. Bento boxes with goodies from EN Japanese Brasserie, Ramen Burger, and more will be available to nosh on, too. In addition to Brooklyn Brewery’s usual drafts, whiskey, sake, and other spirits will be available. Tickets are $50 and include food, one beer token, and two drink tickets. Reserve your spot here.

Manhattan Cricket Club’s Yacht Cruise

SkyPort Marina (23rd St. and FDR Drive)
Thursday, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Manhattan Cricket Club is hosting a $75 all-inclusive private cruise that includes cocktails, Blue Point oysters, and Australian-themed bites courtesy of Burke & Wills. The signature cocktail lineup includes a smoked-cinnamon old-fashioned and the Rhum Around, a rum and agave drink flavored with pistachio mist. Reserve your ticket here.

Vegan Butcher Shop Launch Party
Exhibit C. (88 Eldridge Street)
Friday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Celebrating the launch of New York City’s soon-to-debut vegan butcher shop, Kols Staem & Eséé Ché, the shop’s owners will host a twelve-course tasting menu. The dinner includes vegan versions of chicken masala, beef short ribs, cold cuts, cheeses, and cheesecake. Tickets are $125. Reserve yours here.