Event Guide

Your Weekly Guide to Good Food Events: March 30th-April 5th

March 30, 2015

The Top 5 Food Events to Check Out This Week

Here are this week’s not-to-miss food events where you can meet folks who love indulging in their favorite eats, just as much as you do. 

Foodstand and Food Book Fair’s Ugly Food Soirée
(but check back tomorrow in case spots open up!)

Join Food Book Fair and Foodstand for an Ugly Food Soirée — a cocktail party to celebrate the beauty on the inside of some of our favorite foods. We’re bringing together artists, makers, growers, and changemakers to help us see food differently. We will have beverages, treats, and great conversations.

Tuesday, March 31st


@ The Yard Williamsburg (33 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, 2nd floor)

RSVP Required

1. Tues, March 31st @ 6:30pm| Leonard Nimoy Thalia| 2537 Broadway| Manhattan

FoodFight screening of FedUp

FoodFight invites you to a private viewing of the spirited and critically acclaimed documentary Fed Up, narrated by Katie Couric. $20 at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space. Share your views and learn about FoodFight over light bites, beer or wine after the screening.

2. Tues, March 31st @ 7PM| Darrow’s| 115 E. 18th St| Manhattan

The Manhattan Slur – Darrow’s
Slow Food NYC’s monthly Happy Hour! It is free and open to everyone- this month’s is hosted at Darrow’s Farm Fresh Takeout in Union Square (famous for their functional plates, organic beer, wine, and cocktails, and featuring an in-house nutritionist).  Mingle with Slow leadership and other “slow” minded people, while enjoying 50% off cocktails, beer, and select wines, or an $8 specialty cocktail of the day.

3. Wed, April 1st @ 7PM|Room& Board| 236 West 18th Street|Manhattan
Bring in the spring with the GrowNYC Community!  Seasonal cocktails presented by Gotham Bar and Grill, beer from Brooklyn Brewery, and hors d’oeuvres by Poppy’s. Tickets are $70.

4. Thurs, April 2nd7PM| NYU Education Building| 35 West 4th Street, Room 1080| Manhattan
Inventing Baby Food with Amy Bentley
Join Amy Bentley, author of Inventing Baby Food: Taste, Health, and the Industrialization of the American Diet, for a discussion about the rise of baby food, and its connection to other processed, unhealthy foods. Hosted by The James Beard Foundation, in partnership with Natural Gourmet Institute and Slow Food NYC, this discussion is part of the Enlightened Eaters series.  It’s free, with yummy snacks and refreshments provided by the Natural Gourmet Institute.

5. Fri, April 3rd @ 6pm| Back Label Wine Merchants| 111 W 20th Street| Manhattan
The Virtues of Acid! Wine Tasting
A free wine tasting of high-acid wines is sure to put a SPRING in your step! Head to Back Label Wine Merchants on Friday evening for an exciting sampling of bright, crisp, gorgeously-high-acid wines from Acid Inc. Selections.  Seriously, it’s free, and no RSVP required!

FYI on Grants for Farmers Market or Local Food Promotion

2015 Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) and 2015 Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) application deadlines are May 14th, 2015. More information is available on the Agricultural Marketing Service website.

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