Following their triumphant reopening last Friday, B&H Dairy is throwing a big reopening party this evening to celebrate their return after nearly five months in the dark. They'll be clearing out the tables and chairs and opening their doors from 6 to 8 p.m. for cakes, coffee and challah. Their special guest for the evening will be Florence Bergson Goldberg, the daughter of B&H's original owners Mr. & Mrs. Abie Bergson. The restaurant's crowdfunding campaign has also been extended until next week.
Over in Queens, Smorgasburg's newish LIC encampment welcomes cult noodle favorite Xi'an Famous Foods, who are bringing Liang Pi “cold skin” noodles, spicy cucumber salad, and sour hawberry tea to their new weekend pop-up. They'll be joined by Native Coffee Roasters plus a special four weekend beer and wine set up (serving Smorgasbeer!) running this Saturday and September 12th, 19th and 26th.
Back at the Williamsburg Smorg, the heat seekers of Zia Green Chile Company will be live roasting Hatch Green Chile straight from New Mexico, a feat rarely (if ever) performed in NYC. They're promising "a spectacle to the eyes (and nose)" plus the opportunity to bring home a supply of the chile to do with as you please.
A little bit of booze can be helpful for talking of titillating topics like sex, so Babeland will be pouring some tequila-based cocktails on Saturday for just that purpose. Their Spice it Up: Tequila and Sex Tips with Taquitoria brings not only a little boozy sex talk but also crunchy rolled tacos from LES joint Taquitoria. One attendee to the event at the shop's LES location will even go home with a special gift basket containing sriracha and sex toys, which the shop insists are "not intended to be used together."
With precious few weekends in summer left to us, it's time to head to Governors Island and take advantage of all the outdoor time you can get. This Saturday, the 2nd annual Seafood and Reggae Beach Party will be the island's main event, with a boatload of seafood on offer from Ambrose Beer and Lobster plus reggae acts including Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime, among others. Admission to the fest is $40 and once there, attendees can purchase a Seafood Platter ($30) piled high with one lobster roll, 12 steamed clams and fried calamari.