Tuesday is for tippling, and we hope you’ll be joining us for cocktails and some of the borough’s best bar snacks tonight at the Bell House where Brooklyn will be in Good Spirits. The Vanderbilt, No. 7, Walter Foods, The Farm on Adderley and Palo Santo will pair plates with cocktails concocted of storied spirits. Sip Empire State favorites like Tuthilltown Spirits and Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery, as well as small batch selections from Vertical Vodka, Chartreuse and Illegal Mexcal. But that’s just one of many food events slated for the week (though it’s our favorite, naturally).
If you can’t make it to Gowanus, catch up with Moby in DUMBO at Powerhouse Arena, where he’ll be launching his new book, Gristle. Also on the docket for this evening, the NYC Beekeeper’s Association holds their monthly meeting at Seafarers & International where the recent lift on the beekeeping ban will be the hot topic of conversation, fueled, of course, by generous samples from the good folks at Manhattan Meadery.
If Food, Inc. left you devastated about the state of our country’s food system, the new food film Fresh is an optimistic response. Filmmaker Ana Joanes looks at the positive steps farmers and advocates around the country are taking to tackle the issues at hand. The flick hits theatres in New York this month, and this week there are a number of great promotional events leading up to its launch, including a blue plate special on offer at Jimmy’s No. 43 and a Sixpoint and Mast Brothers Chocolate tasting in the bros’ factory in Williamsburg. Click here for a full list of FRESH functions. All tickets to these events come with a comp movie ticket to see the film at Quad Cinema.
On the lecture and panel circuit, Leonard Lopate hosts Will Allen, renowned urban gardener, on stage with his local cohorts at the Greene Space to talk about an Attack on the Front Lawn. Southern food writer and editor of Oxford American’s 2010 Southern Food Issue John T. Edge will be tearing it up at the Beard House, and the Horticultural Society of New York presents Dave DeWitt, co-author of The Complete Chile Pepper Book. He’ll will out samples of some of his champion peppers and tell you how to grow your own.
A complete list of food events for the week ahead can be found at Local Gourmands, along with dates, times, and locations. We hope to see you out and about!