The Edible Calendar: What to Do This Week

Jimmy’s No. 43 is one of our favorite East Village haunts for craft beer and local oysters—we’ve packed in with many a fellow food friend over the years for countless cook-offs and community organizing fundraisers—but this week the gastropub pays homage to the pig. Stop in for a bacon, beer, and chocolate tasting with Josh Ozersky, local charcuterie a la carte, or a chance to “meat” the farmer, Mike Yezzi of Flying Pigs Farm.

As much as we live to tell the tale of how the city eats, there is an oft unsung story of those who can’t get enough to eat. This week two programs highlight issues around food scarcity in New York City—the first is a supper club with Manhattan Young Democrats and the Inequality Bites Supper Club, the second is a discussion on food justice with Joel Berg, Karen Washington, and Daniel Bowman Simon. Find out the facts about hunger in NYC and then take action post-dinner to literally turn the table on inequality as it presents itself through food.

In saucier news, we hear Absolut Vodka will be unveiling its signature Brooklyn bottle this week in anticipation of Taste of Williamsburg which will serve up small plates from some of the neighborhood’s newest restaurants—Fatty ‘Cue, Traif, and Pies ‘n Thighs among them. Slideluck Potshow returns to Brooklyn, too, in an attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records for largest potluck ever!

Over in the East Village people will don vegetable costumes to march in support of saving the city’s community gardens, Anne Saxelby will take off from Essex Street Market to  lead a trip to the East End in pursuit of local cheese. The Eat Well Guide offers a bike tour of the farmers markets from Manhattan to Brooklyn, and high above it all on Sunday, the Rooftop Farm on Eagle Street will be holding a plant sale and container gardening workshop.

Check out Local Gourmands or our calendar page for a full list of upcoming local food events, locations, and times. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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