Eat Your Way Around the Neighborhood This Weekend

The Australians are coming to North Brooklyn Farms Sunday night

It’s shaping up to be a great weekend to hang around the neighborhood, finding a new summer outfit from one of our new shops, picking up lunch at the farmers market, taking in some outdoor yoga, and/or hitting up a few food events. From the new feature at MOFAD to dinner at North Brooklyn Farms, we’ve got a few things worth checking out in between the raindrops.

The MOFAD Lab’s Chow exhibit is still running.

Starting Thursday and running through September 3rd, MOFAD Lab (62 Bayard St) is featuring a special pop-up film exhibit: 1 Minute Meal, Stories of Food and Community in New York. This curated selection of stories is the passion project of filmmaker James Boo and is included with admission to Chow: Making the Chinese American Restaurant.

If you’re in the need of dinner ideas either tonight or tomorrow, may we suggest a visit to our favorite in-house charcuterie spot, Cherry Point (664 Manhattan Ave)? All week they’ve been running their very own Charc Week (because it’s Shark Week) specials. Happy hour items like the pickled mackerel and green tomato or ‘nduja on toast with honey and pickled ramps are available all night, all house-made charcuterie is $6, and they have a few drink specials for you. Eat Charc, Not Shark.

Archestratus (160 Huron St), our favorite little cookbook shop and cafe, is holding two events this weekend. At 11:30 am on Saturday morning, their monthly “Women’s Table” summit is happening. It’s a small meeting to talk about women’s issues in a safe space. Sunday night is Roof to Plate Pizza with fresh herbs from Eagle Street Rooftop Farm. For $15, you can top your own pizzas with ingredients harvested that morning.

Our neighborhood is no stranger to the Australians and also on Sunday night, North Brooklyn Farms (320 Kent Ave) will be host to “a thick-skinned feast of American eating and Australian drinking.” The Melbourne-based design team of Otis Armada is behind this 4+ course meal of “twisted vegetable-forward takes on American classics” using produce grown at North Brooklyn Farms. The show begins at 6:30 pm Sunday with the dinner and many beverages included in the $110 ticket.

About Siobhan Wallace

Siobhan Wallace is a freelance writer & editor. She co-founded the food blog Blondie & Brownie in 2008 and co-authored "New York à la Cart: Recipes and Stories from the Big Apple's Best Food Trucks" (Running Press, 2013).

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