Some Like It Hot Dinner, Riesling Cruise, National Tequila Day: This Week's Events
Now that you've swapped weekend warrior stories, it's time to start thinking about how to get through this Monday through Friday. You could catch up on (or get started with) all those TV shows you've been hearing about, but who wants to risk cabin fever in the heat? Get out of the house with one of this week's top food events.
Qui Tequila Above, the Mexican Mule, one of the many ways to celebrate National Tequila Day
Some Like It Hot Dinner, Louro, 142 West 10th Street, Monday, 7 p.m.
In another installment of Chef David Santos' weekly Nossa Mesa Supper Club series, patrons will get a chance to find their spice threshold--and sweat to something besides the oldies--when they dine on six globally diverse courses including papaya salad with homemade Thai chili vinegar. Dinner is $55 per person and is BYOB. Reservations can be made by calling or e-mailing the restaurant.
31 Days of German Riesling Concert Cruise, Skyport Marina, East 23rd street and FDR Drive, Tuesday, 8 p.m.
Riesling fanatics have flocked to Paul Grieco's Terroir Wine Bar all summer long for the sixth annual Summer of Riesling, and the festivities continue with an evening cruise of New York Harbor featuring--what else--bottomless Riesling. Get your fill while you dance to live music; food will also be available for purchase. Tickets are $51.22 per person.
National Tequila Day, multiple locations, Wednesday
College co-eds celebrate tequila with lime wedges, salt, and body shots while spirits geeks taste it with seriousness and contemplation. No matter which side of that spectrum you favor, celebrate the agave spirit this Wednesday at one of the city's fine drinking establishments, some of which are running thematic specials. Gemma, for instance, will offer a special Mexican Mule in the form of Qui extra añejo (extra aged) tequila with bitters, golden ginger, and an orange twist; all Village Pourhouse locations will roll out a $10 Sol beer and tequila shot combo.
Bonus: Make exceptional daiquiris? You're invited to participate in this weekend's Daiq-Attack daiquiri-making competition put on by the Claque. Mixologists of all levels are welcome to enter. The competition is Sunday at the Huckleberry Bar; for more details or to sign up, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration closes tomorrow.