New York's food scene can best be described as eclectic. Whether you're in the mood for (free!) Indian fast food; a sit-down, six course meal paired with local brews; or gut-busting Japanese food paired with a sumo match, this week's food events offer plenty of culinary variety.


On Monday, Virginia's is hosting another collaborative pop-up dinner, this time with Chef Erik Ramirez of Brooklyn's Llama Inn. The multi-course feast features contributions from both restaurants, including an appetizer of roasted beets; muña, chèvre, and gooseberries; beef tenderloin stir fry; and brown butter-banana cake. You can check out the full menu here. To make a reservation, fill out this form and email it to

On Tuesday, the Brooklyn Kitchen is hosting their tenth round of Sumo Stew, featuring vegetable curry with rice, and roasted vegetable chankonabe made by Moku Moku's chef Phillip Gilmour. Each bowl of stew comes with a bento box, which includes shrimp balls in lobster dashi; Japanese fried rice; sweet soy-braised beef with vegetables; and cold ramen with ham, egg, and cucumber. They'll also be serving green tea, Japanese whiskey from Nikka Wisky, sake from Sake Tengoku, and sochu from Mizu. As always, a selection of beers from the Brooklyn Brewery will be on tap and a sumo match will be streaming live from Japan. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to relief efforts for those affected by the recent Kumamoto earthquake. Purchase tickets ($50) here.

The Kati Roll Company opens a new East Village location this week and is giving away free rolls on Wednesday to celebrate. From noon to 2 p.m., they'll be handing out free chicken aloo rolls at their new location at 128 Second Avenue between East 7th Street and St. Mark's Place. They're also rolling out a new lassi menu which includes a creamsicle-flavored Orange Blosson Lassi and a Mishti Dai Lassi made of fermented sweet yogurt and a reduction of date-palm sugar.

And finally, on Thursday Sixpoint and Baron's Restaurant in Brooklyn are throwing a five-course beer dinner. Each of the courses is paired with a different Sixpoint brew: grilled clams paired with The Crisp, a Pilsner-style beer; chorizo taquitos with broccoli sprouts are paired with Bengali IPA; and a merguez sandwich with feta and peppers is paired with Sweet Action, a cream ale. Check out the full menu and purchase tickets ($65) here.