While Eat Drink Local Week may be winding down by Wednesday, keep on eating and drinking locally and don’t forget about these events that will also keep you dining, baking, and thinking locally.
On Tuesday night you can enjoy five locally brewed beers from Captain Lawrence in nearby Pleasantville, New York. Each has been chosen to go with each section of this five-course meal at The Vanderbilt. The evening’s menu is set to begin with a butternut squash soup paired with a pumpkin ale (and you can check out the rest of the menu here). Call 718.623.0570 or email email@example.com to make your reservations; aye, aye, Captain!
This next Thursday night is pizza night (as is Saturday and Sunday). Pizza A Casa has set up a new class schedule so you can find a time that’s right for you to learn how to make that perfect pizza pie using your home oven. And if this week doesn’t work for you, they’re offering these classes three times a week through December. You can also look forward to their new pasta making classes: The first arrive towards the end of October, and there’s another in November.
This week also marks the beginning of another series that will be ongoing from now until mid-December. The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at The New School has an exhibition that’s being referred to as a dialogue between The New School and Ryerson University in Canada. Living Concrete/Carrot City starts with the idea that one can grow food in cities, but it pushes the concept further by completely immersing you in maps, installations, interactive websites, videos and models. The opportunities open to the public include discussions on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m., with this week’s discussion titled “Food, Design, and Social Change.” Also open to the public are Brown-Bag Lunches on Thursdays from 12-1:30 PM. (This week’s lunch time chat is called, “Junk, Fast, Local, Authentic: What Is Food Studies About?”) Take a look at the full schedule for future programs and while you’re on the site, take a sneak peak at two elements of the exhibit by downloading “A Walking Tour of Food Systems in Brooklyn” and “A Sustainable Food Guide of the Lower East Side.”
Still hungry for more? Check out the other upcoming events the Edible crew has spotted by visiting our Events Calendar. It’s updated frequently, so be sure to check it often. You can also follow us on Twitter to see the events as soon as they’re posted.