Pictured above is the The Doughnut Project's Maple Bourbon Tabasco Glazed Doughnut serving as a bun for the Fried Chicken Sandwich at Root & Bone. If this tickles your taste buds, head to Root & Bone's East Village restaurant anytime this weekend to order it. The doughnut minus the chicken will also be available all weekend at The Doughnut Project's West Village shop.
Downtown Brooklyn's Alamo Drafthouse will become the first Drafthouse in the nation to serve brunch this weekend. In addition to mainstays like queso and popcorn, catch a flick during weekend brunch hours and nosh on Deviled Eggs with smoked trout and dill; Breakfast Toastadas with beans, chorizo, pickled onions, avocado crema and cotija cheese; and a Breakfast Pizza with onion puree, cheddar, green onions, egg and bacon. The menu is rounded out by a classic BEC and a Spring Vegetable Frittata.
(Burger & Lobster)
Hester Street Fair hosts a summery-sounding Lobster and Beer event at their Saturday market. They'll be pouring $3 beers alongside lobster rolls from Burger & Lobster, whole lobster Louisiana Boil from Claw Daddy's, and hard shell lobster tacos from Tijuana Picnic. The Lower East Side market will also have some music from Nelleke, Arahaw and Ary Warnaar.
Food Karma Projects, which also produces the popular Brisket King and Pig Island events, will set up multiple grilling stations in the outdoor pavilion of the Food Sciences Academy of Long Island University Brooklyn on Saturday for the Great Brooklyn Grill Out, tapping some local grilling talent to man said grills. George Motz, burger expert and director of The Food Film Festival, will be cooking up 500 smash burgers for the event, among other local cooking folks from the Chefs' Consortium out of the Hudson Valley. Single admission tickets to the May 27th event cost $65 and are all-inclusive of as much food and drink as you can reasonable (or unreasonably, I'm not your mom) stuff into your bodily cavity.
While many of us will be slathering on the bug spray this weekend, an event happening in Williamsburg suggests we eat the bugs instead. Cooking Bugs in Brooklyn with ChefPV & Merci Mercado invites attendees learn to create Entomophagy-friendly dishes including chapuline (grasshopper)-crusted catfish, gusano (larva) marinara over zucchini pasta de chapuline, and citrus hopper brownies. The event runs from noon until 1:30 p.m.; tickets $27.
On Sunday, staycationers can head to the Vanderbilt Avenue location of Ample Hills Creamery for some free 'scream. The Prospect Heights ice cream shop will be reducing the price of their scoops incrementally throughout the day until they finally reach zero. We're told they typically give away around four full tubs of ice cream each year at this annual "thank you" event to the neighborhood.
(Katie June Burton)
Elsewhere in ice cream, Sam Mason of OddFellows Ice Cream has turned a Strawberry Pop Tart into a sundae for a collaboration with the Kellog's shop in Times Square. Beginning Memorial Day Monday, stop by the newly-opened brand cafe to try the "Deconstructed Pop-Tart Sundae": Strawberries and Cream Soft Serve Swirl, layers of house made sour strawberry jam, topped with toasted Pop-Tart Crumbs and rainbow sprinkles. The sundae will be on the menu for two weeks if you'll be traveling for the holiday.
Dale Talde's new Prospect Heights restaurant Atlantic Social hosts an all you can eat Pig Roast Cookout on Monday for the low price of $20 per person. Add on another $10 to that and be treated to bottomless beer and rosé wine. The restaurant promises beer pong and other "fun and games" to keep guests both well-fed and entertained as they try to ignore their impending Tuesday morning hangovers.
Feltman's, NYC's best hot dog, returns to its long ago home on Coney Island this summer and they're celebrating their grand opening with free hot dogs. At their new shop at Surf Ave & W. 10th St, they'll offer free hot dogs to the first 150 guests who show up on Monday. "In addition to the Original Frankfurter (onions, sauerkraut, and spicy brown mustard), there will be variations from the chili cheese to the Al Capone, topped with parmesan cheese and vodka sauce," Feltman's says.