5 Best Weekend Food Events
Lauren Shockey Tacombi at Fonda Nolita launches brunch on Saturday.
Friday, March 29
Founders Beer and Field Trip Beef Jerky Tasting
Head to Nolita Mart and Espresso Bar to sip Founders Brewing Co.'s All Day IPA and nosh on Field Trip beef jerky from 6 to 8 p.m. And bring friends, because this tasting is free. 156 Mott Street
Good Friday Dinner at Miranda
In honor of Good Friday, Miranda serves a meatless four-course meal tonight. The menu will feature pan-seared Arctic char, balsamic-glazed beets, and house-made farfalle with littleneck clams. Chef Sasha Miranda will also make vanilla-brandy flan and a Dominican dessert, dulce de habichuelas. Reserve a table for $39 a person. 80 Berry Street, Brooklyn
Saturday, March 30
NYC Craft Beer Festival
Sample beers from more than 150 vendors at the Park Avenue Armory. Expect spring seasonal pours and dozens of options from Allagash, ACBC, Bayou Teche Biere, Bronx Brewery, Magic Hat, and many more. Sign up for the afternoon or evening sessions and experience two-and-a-half hours of beer joy. VIP tickets get you an extra hour of drinking with no crowds. Tickets cost between $55 and $135 and can be purchased at NYCCraftBeerFest.com. Park Avenue and 67th Street.
Brooklyn Taco at Donna
Donna, the cocktail lounge in Williamsburg, hosts the Brooklyn Taco team and serves Mexican eats as part of the menu from 4 p.m. until they run out. Arrive before 7 p.m. for a $5 beer-and-shot special and $7 cocktails. Donna has hosted Brooklyn Taco four other times this year, but according to the restaurant, Saturday will be the last day of the partnership. 27 Broadway, Brooklyn
Brunch at Tacombi at Fonda Nolita
The Mexican restaurant famous for its in-house taco truck kicks off a new brunch menu on Saturday. Expect huevos rancheros, chilaquiles verdes, and fresh Mexican-style juices. Stop by on Saturday or Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 267 Elizabeth Street