Your rent is (probably) due this week, so it's best to prioritize cheap eats for the time being. But before you load up your shopping cart with instant ramen, check out this week's food calendar, which includes homebrewing lessons and happy hour barbecues that are bound to fill you up without emptying your wallet.


There was a time when you could buy just about anything for 10 cents. Those cheap old days may be long gone, but Bubby's is bringing them back (adjusted for inflation). All week long, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Bubby's Five & Dime happy hour menu will be offering up bar snacks like sweet potato chips, burgers, and pulled pork BBQ sandwiches—as well as beer, wine, and cocktails—for just $5.10. You may not be able to buy anything for a nickel these days—especially in Bubby's Tribeca neighborhood—but it's something.

Rooftop farming meets urban beer-making at Tinyfield Roofhop & Farm in Bed-Stuy, and on Tuesday, aspiring brewers can get in on the fun. Jason Sahler, award-winning homebrewer and owner of Strong Rope Brewery in Gowanus will be leading a Homebrewing 101 class where you'll learn the basics of making American- and British-style ales with a focus on sustainability—you'll be a pro in no time. Purchase tickets ($35) here.

On Wednesday, House Of Yes is having a Negroni Night, a celebration of the bitter beverage. Sometimes a cocktail's origin is as important as the drink itself. According to legend, a count who made a living as a rodeo cowboy in the U.S. returned to his native Italy with a taste for hard liquor—he asked a bartender to make a stronger version of an Americano, and thus the Negroni was born. Honor Count Negroni's legacy by throwing back a glass or two, paired with a burger for good measure. RSVP here.


Michael Psilakis' Caribbean Jerk & Reggae Fest is back at The Hall at MP this Thursday and Friday, and it's your last chance to chow down on Jamaican classics. A $37 ticket gets you a Caribbean Jerk Platter, which comes with jerk chicken thighs, Jamaican hot pepper shrimp, Caribbean style pilaf, and callaloo. Happy hour starts at 6 sharp, so arrive early for half-off beer, cocktails, and sangria and stay for the live reggae, which begins at 7:00 p.m. Purchase tickets ($37) for Thursday here and Friday here.