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Book Your Kid’s Summer Vacation Now: Culinary Camps and Farm Schools

Once school is out for the summer, even the most dedicated after-school farmer will turn to sugary popsicles and video games in the comfort of an air-conditioned living room if left to his or her own devices. The good news is parents looking to avoid this now have a plethora of summer camps geared toward food, cooking and farming to choose from.

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.

Announcing the Manhattan Semi-Finalists in The Great King Street Cocktail Competition

In honor of our current Alcohol Issue, which features a profile of Compass Box Whisky Company founder John Glaser, Edible Manhattan and Edible Brooklyn recently partnered with the Scotch whisky makers to host the Great King Street Cocktail Competition. Great King Street is a new blend by Compass Box, one named after the Scottish street where the company is registered and designed for mixing. We asked professional Manhattan and Brooklyn drinks-makers to create a cocktail made with Great King Street and at least one seasonal ingredient.

Our New Alcohol Issue is Now Up Online

We know, we know, you’re fasting until February and aren’t consuming any carbs or alcohol until the holiday hangover finally dissipates. But you can still read about drinking, right? Good, because our new issue is all about alcohol and is now out on the streets (at these fine locations) and is also available right here online. Look for stories on stellar sakes, the Negroni’s new lease on life, the history of the Subway cocktail, the city’s tiniest brewery, the city’s oldest brew-pub, Bemelman’s bar, bitters on draft and in tiny bottles, and a lot more.

Pass the Rolls and Praise the Host; It’s Thanksgiving in Manhattan.

May your heritage birds be perfectly brined, your cornbread stuffing contain loads of briny East End oysters, and your cranberries be from local bogs. Here’s to the result of those trips home from the Greenmarket with Long Island cheese pumpkins, Jersey Brussels sprouts and Upstate bacon. Should you need any brain food while the turkey roasts, we’ve got plenty of reading material on the holiday. And should you need any tips, be sure to check out our editor-in-chief talking turkey on the news just yesterday. In the meantime, pass the rolls and praise the host and watch out for parade floats: It’s Thanksgiving in Manhattan.

Facebook Your Thanksgiving; Pie Tips from Billy’s Bakery

Don’t let the recent mild weather fool you: Thanksgiving is indeed next week. With a reputation of being the most epic meal of the year, perhaps a tiny bit of planning is necessary. On Sunday, November 20th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., check out the Pie & Coffee 101 with Billy’s Bakery at the Whole Foods Bowery Culinary Center. If you’re scrambling to order a turkey and prepare your pie dough, Chef Alfred Portale of Gotham Bar and Grill has a few tips to help steer you in the right direction and help provide some professional Thanksgiving troubleshooting. Join us on our Facebook page next Tuesday, the 22nd, from 2-4pm for a live Q & A with the Chef himself.