Oenophiles ought to head to Brooklyn Winery at 8PM tonight for their first ever Winemaking Walkabout and Tasting with co-founder John Stires. Stires will give visitors a behind-the-scenes tour of their Williamsburg wine production facility, with insider info on the winemaking process. Along the way, you’ll taste six recently released small batch wines. The hour-and-a-half tour costs $40, and tickets can be purchased here.
Try your hand at Asian-dumpling-making tonight at Union Square cooking school, Haven’s Kitchen, where Connie Sun of Bite Size Kitchen will instruct students on the art of creating these savory, doughy treats. The class costs $125 and runs from 7-9 PM. Reserve your space and see the entire list of class offerings for July here.
Happy 4th of July! Get into the spirit with Independence Day dining specials throughout the city. West Village Southerner Low Country will be offering happy hour pricing all day and food specials like a 10-piece fried chicken basket with roasted corn and potatoes, corn bread, and a carafe of John Daly for $50. The Financial District’s Iron Horse hosts a Pig Roast Block Party, with gratis burgers and hot dogs, and for a small donation, roasted pork plates, with money going to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.
West Village New American Monument Lane hosts a weekly shrimp boil on Thursdays. $27 buys you a half-pound of Carolina shrimp, sausage, corn, potatoes and hush puppies. Wash it all down with a pitcher of American ales, like the Sixpoint Sehr Crisp Pilsner.
West 40s Italian Re Sette if offering half-price tequila cocktails on Friday nights. Pair drinks like the Satin Cucumber (Alacran tequila, fresh lemonade, cucumber and mint leaves) for $6 with bar bites like calamari fritti for $8.
Eat your way through the Lower East Side’s Hester Street Fair between 10 AM-6 PM on Saturdays. Options range from lobster rolls from Luke’s Lobster, to a braised beef brisket taco from Brooklyn Taco Co., to s’mores pie from Pie Corps. See the complete list of vendors here.
This weekend, Governor’s Island plays host to Cook Out NYC, a two-day event featuring food from local eateries like Jimmy’s No. 43, Brooklyn Grange, and Blind Tiger. The weekend also includes a kimchi-eating contest, hot dog and burger cook-offs, and live music. General admission is $30 ($45 with beer), and tickets can be purchased here.