This Week's Events: Free Gelato, Rooftop Dinner, Cricket Talk

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Michal Labik
Craving cricket? Cricket farming technology's future is discussed on August 14.
If the sight of your beach towel and bathing suit is driving you crazy, remember there's a time and a place for everything. After all, without appreciating Monday so little, we wouldn't love Friday so much! Here's a round-up of what's happening this week in the world of food and drink, which should get you painlessly through to the weekend.

Future Food Salon Manhattan: Cricket Anyone?, The Center for Social Innovation, 601 West 26th Street, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.

You may want to think twice the next time a fly lands in your soup--bugs can be delicious, and many cultures eat them. Cricket farming technologies inventor Jakub Dzamba will explore insect rearing, and attendees will have the chance to taste cricket canap├ęs as well as receive a crash course in the study of bugs as food. You can also check out a curated collection of books, journals, and archival material on entomophagy. Tickets are $25 in advance and include tastings; a cash bar will be available to help wash down Jiminy.

The Gelato Garden, The Old School, 233 Mott Street, Thursday, 2 p.m.

Helping people deal with break ups for three decades, Ciao Bella celebrates its 30th anniversary with a day of free gelato and sorbet. The event, held in the courtyard of a former elementary school, will also feature wine after 7 p.m. along with live music until 10 p.m. Reserve your admission for free ice-cold treats, and take advantage of one of the most unique outdoor spaces in the city.

Farm to Fork on the Roof, Brooklyn Grange, 63 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

Rooftop dining without aggravating your landlord is a skilled art form. So head to someone else's roof: Brooklyn Grange and Slow Food NYC team up for this dinner; Parker Red will provide all of the essentials, including a menu featuring farm-to-table courses like poached lambs tongue salad. Along with cocktails and a three-course dinner, the night will feature a discussion of the rooftop farm by the Brooklyn Grange founders as well as an overview of dinner by executive chef Christopher Jackson. Tickets can be purchased online for $125.

Location Info


Brooklyn Grange

37-18 Northern Blvd., New York, NY

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