This Weekend's Five Best Food Events
If you're freaking out because July is coming to close, we feel your pain. Here are five ways to feel better about it, including one containing a little vitamin B: bacon, beer, and a ballpark.
Bacon and Beer Classic, Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Avenue, Queens, Saturday, 11 a.m.
The Mets cause plenty of heartburn, so it makes perfect sense that the Bacon and Beer Classic makes its only New York stop at the Amazins' stadium. Revelers can select from either a brunch or evening session; you'll taste a number of tasty bacon dishes and craft beers either way. Participating restaurants include Strip House and Ottomanelli Brothers, and you'll find brews from the usual local suspects plus a variety of out of towners, like California's Stone Brewing Co. Ticket packages start at $39.
Luzzo's Pizza Cart, multiple locations, Saturday
Luzzo's pizza is going mobile this weekend with the debut of its custom street cart, which will offer free warm slices of Neapolitan pie throughout the weekend. Track the cart's location in the East Village via Luzzo's Twitter handle, @PizzaByLuzzos, and #LuzzosPizzaCart.
Summer Luau Pig Roast and Dance Party, Fitzcarraldo, 195 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn, Saturday, 11 a.m.
This all day affair featuring surf rock and a limbo contest has all the benefits of the beach without the sandy aftermath. Add in a giant pig, drinks, and piña colada jello shots, and you've got yourself a leisurely Saturday in Bushwick. Tickets start at $20 if you plan on just enjoying the entertainment, while $40 gets you access to food and drink tickets; reserve via the event's website.
Tequila Fest, Tequila Park at Hudson, 356 West 58th Street, Saturday, 3 p.m.
This outdoor patio is offering guests a taste of six tequilas along with an assortment of bites like tuna poke tacos and pineapple glazed skirt steak. To cap the meal off, boozy ice cream by Tipsy Scoop will be available while live musical performances from a DJ and band will take place throughout the afternoon. Tickets start at $50 and can be purchased through the venue's website.
Sunday Night Lobster Boil, Hearth, 403 East 12th Street, Sunday, 6 p.m.
Few meals represent summer in the northeast better than boiled lobster, which is why Marco Canora is making the end of the weekend a little easier with a special three-course menu. For $68, guests can enjoy appetizers of tomato and watermelon salad along with smoked bluefish pâté; a one-pound lobster and traditional sides follow. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the restaurant.