Here Are This Week's Four Best Food Events
Not ready to say goodbye to the long weekend just yet? Ease into a four-day week with these, the best food events this week.
Courtesy Brooklyn Grange/Facebook Explore a rooftop farm for free this Wednesday
Farm Tour, Brooklyn Grange, BLDG 92 -- Brooklyn Navy Yard, 63 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, Wednesday, 1 or 2:30 p.m.
The world's largest rooftop farm is conducting free tours every Wednesday at its Brooklyn Navy Yard location. Tours will cover the basics of Brooklyn Grange's business model along with its operations and the environmental benefits of urban rooftop farming, and guests will also have time to explore the grounds unguided. Pre-registration is required, and a contribution of $10 to support the farm's efforts is suggested.
Burger Challenge, Professor Thom's, 219 Second Avenue, Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Think you have what it takes to beat out a professional competitive eater? If you can find a few friends to stuff their faces, you may just be able to defeat pro-eater Crazy Legs Conti in the finals and achieve everlasting glory. For $60, teams of four to five people receive two pitchers of beer and four burgers total, one for each team member. Burgers get progressively larger (double patty, triple patty, etc.), so distribute the goods accordingly. The finals will pit one member from each of the three top teams, who all must eat the bar's grand slam go blue! burger, against Conti. The competitive eater will have to eat the bar's wolverine burger -- 20 patties, toppings, and super-size bun -- before everyone else finishes their own burger in order to win. Prizes will be awarded, and those who wish to watch the festivities can enjoy a two-hour open bar for $20.
Beer Making Class, The DUMBO Spot, 160 Water Street, Brooklyn, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
The Brooklyn Brew Shop is inviting the curious DIY crowd out for an evening of beer making conversation. Founders Erica Shea and Steven Valand will take attendees through a step-by-step process of making beer at home, and guests are invited to stick around for samples afterwards. The couple's book, Make Some Beer: Small-Batch Recipes From Brooklyn To Bamberg, is also included in the cost of a $40 ticket, which can be purchased through the brew shop's website.
Chocolate, Pops, and Live Bluegrass, Cacao Prieto, 218 Conover Street, Friday, 7 p.m.
Celebrating the launch of the chocolate factory's new partnership with People's Pops, guests are invited out for an evening of small plates, chocolates, and a first look at the latest pop flavor to hit the streets just in time for summer. Then head over to Botanica next door, where you'll find an after party with custom curated cocktails and a chocolate-centric menu. Tickets are $35.