It's a new month, and that means there are a trove of new ways to satiate yourself across the five boroughs. Hopefully your rent is all paid up and you've got a little cash left over in your pocket, because here are a handful of food events you definitely can't afford to miss.
If the massive lines have kept you away from the Queens International Night Market, you can still have an epic food evening off the 7 train thanks to Tuesday night's Queens Taste 2016. Over 50 restaurants will be offering up their goods, with plenty of emphasis on Asian and Latin American culinary styles. Plus, there'll be loads of drinks and more than a few industry big-wigs in the room, which means whether you're looking to network or just nosh, it'll have everything you need. Purchase your tickets here.
Blend beer and good eats and you'll have a Beer-y Good Meal, which will takeover Brooklyn Brewery Wednesday night. Featuring a family-style three-course menu of cheeses, seafood cioppino, salads, and black chocolate stout sundaes (yes please!), the meal is being headed up by Chew Andrew Gerson and will come with plenty of American Ale and East IPA, courtesy of the hosts.
Also on Tuesday night, Manhattan dairy stalwarts Murrays Cheese are hosting Cheese 101, a night dedicated to education and enjoyment of all things cheese. You'll learn about the seven families of cheese and taste samples of epoisses, manchego, and parmesan from all over the world. What's more, there'll be sparkling and red wines on hand to pair with your selections. Learning has never tasted so good.
Mayan drumming, modern dance beats, high-flying aerial shows, and sweet cocoa syrup will be waiting for you Thursday night inside House of Yes during CocoDios, a Cinco de Mayo celebration that promises pseudo-sacrificial ritual fun. You'll get to know chocolate in an entirely new way—the Mesoamericans considered it the food of the gods—and promoters are promising a show that's erotic and high energy.