Memorial Day barbecues might have you stuffed to the gills this week, assuming your holiday meat feast wasn't stolen out from under you by the starving coyotes hellbent on claiming this city for their own. Still, a stomach requires more than 18 hot dogs to survive [Editor's Note: But DOES it?], and there's food to be had once the office grind kicks in again. Here's where to eat:
On Tuesday Symphony Space on the Upper West Side will host its final 5 Boroughs Food Talk, with this week's topic focusing market spaces in the city. Guests include Edible Manhattan editor-in-chief Gabrielle Langholtz, Eli Zabar of Eli's Manhattan and Jessamyn Rodriguez of Hot Bread Kitchen, and host Gabriella Gershenson will lead them in discussion about the revival of the marketplace in NYC. The event kicks off at 7:30 p.m. and costs $14 to attend; you can purchase a ticket online.
Head to Dassara Brooklyn Ramen in Cobble Hill on Wednesday for the launch of their new pop-up collaboration with local seafood purveyor Aqua Best. Dassara's promising an "Asian-style seafood boil" for the ages, with Japanese/Creole-inspired dishes cooked up with local live shellfish delivered daily. The pop-up will run through Labor Day.
And we've got a whole slew of events around town on Thursday. First, the Full Moon Festival crew is pre-gaming their August 1st festivities by giving out free handmade ice cream sandwiches, courtesy of Bardejar. They'll be in Manhattan outside of Cafe Select in SoHo from 1 to 4 p.m., and then outside Roberta's in Bushwick from 5 to 8 p.m.
If you can make it out to Sheepshead Bay, the neighborhood's hosting THE BITE: SHEEPSHEAD, where area restaurants will get a chance to showcase their stuff to hordes of hungry diners. Participants include Chayhana Salom, Il Fornetto, T&D Bakery and Clemente's Maryland Crab House, and the event will be held at the Baron DeKalb Knights of Columbus hall at 3000 Emmons Ave. The Bite kicks off at 7 p.m. and costs $45 to attend; you can snag a ticket online.
And last but not least, Rouge et Blanc in SoHo will host a four-course rosé wine dinner showcasing offerings from regions all over France. Dishes include a ceviche of the day, duck heart, and a spring vegetable salad, paired with rosés from Provence, Côtes du Rhône, Loire-Valley and Gascogny. Prices run $75 per person, and you can make a reservation through the restaurant.