|The James Beard House|
East Village eatery Jimmy’s No. 43 hosts The Good Beer Seal Awards from 6-9 PM tonight, highlighting some of the city’s best new bars for brews. A wide selection of local beers from Sixpoint, Brooklyn Brewery, Barrier, Bronx Ale House, and Kelso will be available for purchase - pair them with BBQ from Waterfront Ale House, cheese from Jasper Hill, and chocolates curated by Clay Gordon, author of The Chocolate Life.
The Mermaid Inn has begun their annual Summer Crab Boil - on Tuesdays, $24 buys you a bucket of Maryland Blue crabs, corn, potatoes, and cornbread. Unsure how best to chow down on the crustaceans? Check out the restaurant’s instructional video on cracking crabs like a pro.
Andaz Wall Street’s Farmer’s Market returns today, with fresh baked breads, homemade jams, fresh produce and more on offer from Hudson Valley producers. The hotel has also partnered with Down Home Acres to sponsor a CSA, with New York City members able to pick up a week’s supply of fresh produce at the market. The market continues every Wednesday and Saturday until November.
Find a taste of Charleston in New York at the James Beard House tonight, where chef Daniel Doyle of South Carolina restaurant Poogan’s Porch will be cooking the eatery’s signature lowcountry cuisine at 7 PM. The evening begins with hors d’oeuvres including fried chicken confit and pork skins, followed by dinner with dishes like South Carolina pickled shrimp with pimento cheese ravioli and ham hock-green tomato jus. The evening costs $130 for JBH members ($170 for non-members) and includes wine pairings.
Kick of your weekend at Pampano Botaneria, which offers a Summer Fridays menu with $6 sangrias and $5 Mexican-style tapas like torta pork sliders, beef and pork meatballs, and bacon-wrapped dates.
Beer fans can taste their way along the waterfront in Williamsburg at the Brooklyn Beer Festival today. Suds from dozens of craft brewers will be available for sipping alongside food like artisanal grilled cheese from The Morris Truck, shrimp and grits from Cornelius, and meatloaf sandwiches from The Brooklyn Star. Live music and seminars on urban home brewing are also on tap. The festival is offered in afternoon or evening sessions, with tickets starting at $55.
Happy Father’s Day! Sunday sees plenty of culinary-focused options for food-loving dads. The Brooklyn Kitchen and the Meat Hook join forces in Socrates Sculpture Park for a demo on grilling the perfect steak and hamburger, with attendees able to eat the end product. David Burke Kitchen offers a family-style suckling pig roast while the folks at Park Slope’s Beer Table are erecting a tent for a Father’s Day fish fry featuring catfish, hush puppies, and beer to wash it all down.