Television stations decided to air Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally, Four Weddings and a Funeral, and The Breakfast Club this weekend, so some of us are too stuffed on tortilla chips, tubs of Trader Joes cookies, and human tears to think about the upcoming week's food offerings. But you WILL be hungry again, dear reader, and when your stomach's a-grumbling once more, you can turn your attention to these tasty events.
On Monday and Tuesday, kosher steakhouse Reserve Cut is setting up its own sukkah in the Financial District in honor of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot this week. From 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., they're teaming up with kosher wine company Royal Wines for a free tasting. Beyond the wine, the sukkah will be open from 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. today, from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, and from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Fans of Viennese coffee should head to Grand Central Terminal on Tuesday and Wednesday for a special celebration of the Ringstrasse, Vienna's main boulevard, which turns 150 this year. Austrian coffee roasting company Julius Meinl will be handing out free Viennese coffee from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, along with manner schnitten, Austrian hazelnut pastries. You can also take personality quizzes to vie for a trip to Vienna, explore a multi-media exhibit documenting the Ringstrasse and learn about traditional coffee-making via teleconference with locals at Vienna's Cafe Central.
And on Wednesday, the Park Slope Civic Council is hosting their 3rd annual Food for Thought fundraiser, which benefits the community group's scholarship program, at the Prospect Park Picnic House. Local eateries like Al Di La Trattoria, Buttermilk Bake Shop, Pickle Shack, and Palo Santo will serve up delectable bites, with drinks courtesy of the likes of Freddy's Bar, Shawn Fine Wine & Spirits, and P&H Soda. The event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. and runs $75-per-person; you can purchase a ticket online.