What’s Happening This Week: Summer of Riesling, Meatopia


As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city.

Summer of Riesling
The Half Moon, docked at the 23rd Street Marina
Tuesday, July 19, 8 p.m.

Celebrate the crisp German wine with a three-hour tour around New York Harbor. The Deutschen Weinkönigin (a/k/a German Wine Queen), Mandy Großgarten, will be on board, along with New York bands Baby Brother, Grand Rapids, and the Nouvellas. Tickets are $40.

The Poster Art of Blaue Gans
Blaue Gans
Tuesday, July 19, 7 p.m.

Take in this collection of poster art as you enjoy a four-course meal prepared by chef Kurt Gutenbrunner. Poster experts Susan Reinhold and Robert Brown, co-owners of the Reinhold Brown Gallery, will will be on hand to talk art, while you munch on sausages and schnitzel, all for $90.

Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 5
Saturday, July 23, 5:30 p.m.

“Amstel Light Meatopia, presented by Whole Foods Market is a celebration of meat, the ‘Woodstock of Edible Animals,'” says the website. Yikes. Your ticket, starting at $85, gives you access to 45 chefs from around the country, half a dozen farmers, live music, and more meat than you can shake a stick — or, perhaps, an outsize brontosaurus bone — at.