It is time to dine!
In addition to the return of Smorgasburg and the annual Taste of Fifth festival, Brooklyn is bursting with opportunities for you to stuff your face with fine food! We have assembled four other celebrations of food and drink happening in the borough of Kings over the next two weeks.
This beer festival will send you roaming around the expansive underground DeKalb Market Hall. Eight brewers from New York state will set up at booths around the market, each pouring two different beers for crawl participants. You’ll have three hours to try all 16 — and to visit the Market’s many food vendors, who can help you soak up the booze.
Start at DeKalb Market Hall’s Dekalb Stage (445 Albee Sq. West, basement, between Willoughby and Fulton streets Downtown, www.dekal
The Museum of Food and Drink re-creates Nixon’s famous first banquet with Chinese leadership in 1972, as part of its new “Dinnerlab” series. The night will feature a four-course meal, including Peking duck served with bread and butter, plenty of toasts with baiju wine, and a chat from scholar Andrew Coe.
Museum of Food and Drink [62 Bayard St. between Lorimer and Leonard Streets in Greenpoint, (718) 387–2845, www.mofad.org]. April 11 at 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm. $125.
This two-day festival for fermented grape fans offers more than a chance to swill down the vino — though you can do that, too! You can learn from sommeliers, join a scavenger hunt, and show off your wine knowledge in a trivia contest. The sipping celebration offers unlimited samples of hundreds of wines, with a special lounge devoted to its bubbly variations.
The Weylin (175 Broadway at Driggs Avenue in Williamsburg, www.winer
Stroll the neighborhood near the Canal and sample some of the many eateries that have popped up in the last few years. Buy your tickets online, pick them up at the Gowanus Canoe Club Boathouse, and grab a menu and map of the 20 participating spots — including Lucey’s Lounge, Dinosaur BBQ, and Freek’s Mill — where you can trade a ticket for a chicken wing, a pastry, a cocktail, or whatever else they have to offer. This is the first time Tastes of Brooklyn has come to Gowanus — the group will have its Carroll Gardens crawl on May 4.
Various locations in Gowanus, mostly on Third Avenue between 10th Street and Lincoln Place. Start at Gowanus Canoe Club Boathouse (165 Second St. at the Canal, www.taste