The interminable holiday that is Adult Halloween has finally come to an end, and now that you're coming down from the candy corn and lethal Fireball cider hangover (sorry, everyone!), it's time to think about non-costumed feasting, sans mini-Snickers bars. Here's where to do it this week—and note that the majority of these events are **FREE**.
On Monday, the Snowday Food Truck (one of the best in the city!) is teaming up with bakery Sweet Generation for a free baked goods giveaway in the East Village. The truck will be parked outside 130 1st Avenue on St. Marks Place starting at 1 p.m. to celebrate the bakery's new brick-and-mortar spot at that address; stop by for tasty cookies, cupcakes and brownies while supplies last.
Also on Monday, East Village diner Veselka will be offering free food, wine and beer from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. in honor of its 60th anniversary. No need to reserve a spot, but space is extremely limited, so get there as early as possible if you want to stuff some free blintzes down your throat.
On Wednesday, head to 1200 Miles in the Flatiron for a complimentary whiskey happy hour. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., they'll be doling out new whiskeys from Macallan Distillery, paired with small bites from Chef Blake Schumpert. The event is first come first serve, so show up early and bring your best whiskey shot face.
And on Thursday, 61 Local in Cobble Hill will host a "Meet Your Maker" benefit for the Youth Farm at the High School for Public Service. A $55 ticket gets you a plate of food crafted by Brooklyn chefs Rob Newton of Nightingale 9, Zahra Tangorra of Brucie, and Andres Valbuena of Martha; a cheese plate and two free glasses of wine or beer. There are seatings from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and seatings from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; get your ticket online.