BBQ and Good Humor bar season is finally here, and though we still can't indulge in an ice-cold Phrostie (THANKS, SCHUMER!) there are plenty more hot weather food situations ripe for our enjoyment. Here's where to eat this week.
On Monday, Edible Manhattan's greeting the heat with an all-cold food event at Brooklyn Brewery in Williamsburg. Appropriately dubbed "The Big Chill," the $40 family-style feast includes borscht shots, gravlax, tomato and wax green salad and ice cream sandwiches, along with canned brews from Brooklyn Brewery. The dinner runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; you can purchase a ticket online.
And Wednesday's got two foodfests ready for the taking. First, both 'wichcraft and Edible Manhattan (again!) are teaming up to host a barbecue in Bryant Park. The feast features BBQ-ed goods from the sandwich makers, like pork ribs, barbecue chicken and corn bread. There will also be cocktails from the likes of Brooklyn Republic Vodka and Dutch's Spirits, wine from Wölffer Estate Vineyard and beer courtesy of Peak Organic and Brooklyn Lager. Though the $60 tickets have sold out, you can still score a $70 ticket that includes a subscription to Edible Manhattan's magazine; the event runs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., and you can purchase a ticket online.
Also on Wednesday, Fairway Market on the Upper West Side is hosting a Jazz Night in their upstairs cafe, as part of a new two-day-a-week jazz series. Musicians from the Jazz Foundation—an organization that helps get retired—will perform, with this week's guests including Sharon Fischer & Friends and Bill Wurtzel. The cafe will also offer special food and drink items like onion rings, mimosas and sangria, along with regular menu items that can be purchased a la carte. The jazz runs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and will be recurring every Wednesday and Saturday night this summer.