Chef Michael Psilakis's Williamsburg venue The Hall at MP continues its series of pairing music with relevant cuisine. This Saturday, it's the conclusion of the New Orleans Crawfish Boil Series with the Sunny Side Social Club and four other acts, with doors opening at 6 p.m. Along with the soul-blues and funk, suck on a crawfish boil ($25) with potatoes and corn, or other NOLA specialties like Bayou Fried Shrimp ($14) or Creole Fried Rice Jambalaya ($16). Tickets that include a 1.5 pound serving of crawfish are $35, with general admission tickets going for $15.
Gowanus's new seasonal small plates restaurant Freek's Mill begins brunch this weekend for those of us sticking around the city. Stop by for dishes that defy any genre, like Shakshuka made with duck eggs in a spicy tomato sauce, Biscuits and Red Eye Gravy with oysters and Benton's country ham, and a Dutch Pancake with blueberries and clotted cream. They're doing cocktails, too, including a Michelada with house sangrita and a Mezcal Breakfast Cocktail with cucumber, lime and sriracha.
Brooklyn Kolache Co. (Facebook)
Three Texas titans are teaming up for some weekend breakfast fun. Both locations of Hill Country will be opening early Friday, Saturdays and Sundays in July to serve kolaches, the sweet and savory pastries popular in the Lone Star State. In Brooklyn, kolaches will come from Brooklyn Kolache Co. and in Manhattan, Kings Kolache. The Texas Czech treats will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in fruit, cheese and sausage flavors.
Humboldt & Jackson celebrates two years of food and drink in Williamsburg the way we all celebrate a birthday: getting drunk and singing karaoke. On Sunday, they're trowing a "KARAo-que" Party, serving July 4th-inspired eats like smoked ribs, Maine style lobster rolls, a Pork roll hot dog, BBQ sliders, Elote corn salad and lots of other festive dishes. Then at 8 p.m., the free karaoke begins, with a prize for the evening's best chanteur.