With an affinity for making lists (complete with check boxes), a history of smuggling goat cheese into college cafeterias and a never ending obsession to perfect her pie crust, it was only natural that Michaela Johnson would find her way into the position of planning and executing events for a food magazine.

    Our Brooklyn Butchery How-To, In Photos

    It was a carnivore’s dream on February 22nd at the Brooklyn Brewery when meat-eaters flocked (get it?) to see the experts from Marlow & Daughters, Fleisher’s Grassfed and Organic Meats and Brooklyn Cured demonstrate how to butcher at “How to Slice it,” the latest installment in our popular How to series. Here’s a little wrap-up of what you missed (or want to relive) last week:

    On the Events Calendar: Last Call for Good Spirits; Brooklyn Pizza Tours and Free Jazz in the Vineyards

    Looking to get a head start on March? Looking for a way to take February out with a bang? We’ve got just the ticket. As always, be sure to stay tuned to our Events Calendar by signing up for our e-newsletter. You’ll get the latest on our new issues and stories, weekly giveaways and what’s going on around the city, right in your inbox.

    $5 Tickets for our Butchery 101 with Fleisher’s, Marlow & Daughters and Brooklyn Cured Next Week at Brooklyn Brewery

    How often do you get a chance to learn how to properly tie a roast? Stuff a sausage? Butcher a bird? Not too often? Never at all? Yup, we didn’t think so. In our upcoming installment of our popular How to series, we’ve gathered some of the best butchers around to show you how it’s done. How to Slice it will go down at the Brooklyn Brewery on Wednesday, February 22nd from 8 pm to 10 pm with doors opening at 7:30 pm.

    Coming up on the Events Calendar: How to Tie a Roast; Meet the Mixology Masters

    Looking for something to do in the next few weeks? Look no further! Take a look at what Edible’s got cooking up. Still looking for more things to do? Be sure to stay tuned to our Events Calendar for the latest happenings going on in the city, and to get those and more Edible news right in your inbox, sign up for our email newsletter–or if you have an event to add, send it to [email protected]

    Another Sneak Peek at our Good Spirits Party Lineup

    There’s something about Tuesday that’s maybe a bit blah. It’s not quite Monday, but it’s definitely not Friday. Why not add some tasty excitement to it with a ticket to Good Spirits on February 28th from 6-9pm? You’d better hurry though, because they are flying. You won’t want to miss out on food and drink from over 50 of the city’s best restaurants and distillers, all for just $45 at Downstairs at 82 Mercer in Soho.

    Get Ready for Good Spirits on February 28: Our Cocktail Party Pairings Revealed

    Did you buy your ticket to Edible’s Good Spirits event yet? No?!? Act fast before it’s last call on your entry to over 50 vendors and samples from some of the area’s best restaurants and distillers. Tickets are only $45 and include dishes and cocktails from folks like Velseka Bowery, who will be serving Pierogies filled with Vermont Cheddar Cheese, Maple Glazed Bacon and Potato and pairing it with “The Golden Klenovka,” a cocktail made with Vermont Gold Vodka, maple syrup, organic black tea and a splash of club soda.

    Next up on the Event Calendar: That Holiday Everyone Loves to Hate

    Although it feels like spring is beginning, it is indeed still technically February, that means Valentine’s Day. Below are a few Edible-approved ways to woo this year. If you’re looking to plan your social calendar beyond the 14th, be sure to stay tuned to our Events Calendar to fill your dates. And if you got an event to add–from CSA meet-ups to farm schools to secret suppers–let us know.