Upcoming food and drink events in New York City:

Carnival Popup by OddFellows 

Oddfellows' caramel popcorn soft serve, topped with salted caramel popcorn and chocolate pearls. (Wyatt Conlon)
Oddfellows’ caramel popcorn soft serve, topped with salted caramel popcorn and chocolate pearls. (Wyatt Conlon)

Wednesday, June 21–Monday, Sept. 4 OddFellows Ice Cream Co. is launching a carnival-themed summer popup, complete with jugglers and popcorn soft serve. Themed treats include the Cotton Candy Creamsicle, a vanilla and tangerine soft serve cone wrapped in cotton candy and topped with pop rocks, and the Concessions Stand, caramel popcorn soft serve injected with salted caramel and topped with salted caramel popcorn and chocolate pearls. Sidewalk performers, vintage decor, and an old-school photo booth round out the experience. OddFellowsNYC.com

Chefs Club Counter
62 Spring St. (at Lafayette Street)
SoHo

Monday Dinners at Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria

Italian street food at Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria. (Giada Paoloni)
Italian street food at Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria. (Giada Paoloni)

Through Monday, Aug. 28 Chef Garrison Price is launching a summer dinner series inspired by Italian street food. The multicourse menus, offered every other Monday night, will feature options like a porchetta panino with spicy pickles, arancini with buffalo mozzarella and pesto, and bomboloni Italian doughnuts with salted caramel gelato. $55 per person, wine pairing an additional $35 per person. IlBucoVineria.com

Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria
53 Great Jones St. (between Bowery & Lafayette Street)
NoHo

Mochidoki Pop-up Parlors and Mochi Pops

(Courtesy of Mochi Doki)
(Courtesy of Mochi Doki)

Throughout the summer Mochidoki will be serving its bite-sized mochi ice cream treats at four new pop-up parlors all summer long. Choose among 20 rotating flavors, from Matcha Green Tea to Mango Thai Basil ($5 for two), or try Mochidoki’s latest creation—Mochi Pops, a piece of mochi ice cream dipped in chocolate or condensed milk and sprinkled with various toppings. Signature pops include Pop on the Rocks, passion fruit mochi ice cream with condensed milk coating and strawberry Pop Rocks; and Crispy Caramel, with vanilla chocolate chip mochi covered with condensed milk and caramel cornflakes ($4 each). Mochidoki.com

Various locations across Manhattan

French Restaurant Week

Monday, July 3–Sunday, July 16 French Restaurant Week is returning to New York tri-state for its eighth year. Over 50 restaurants, including Ai Fiori, Le Bateau Ivre, and Perrine at the Pierre Hotel, will participate. Prix-fixe menus at $17.89, $38, and $178.90. FrenchRestaurantWeek.com

Various locations in the tri-state area

Family Meals at The Red Cat

Chicken Tostadas with romaine, sour cream, queso fresco, and spicy guacamole. (Courtesy of The Red Cat)
Chicken Tostadas with romaine, sour cream, queso fresco, and spicy guacamole. (Courtesy of The Red Cat)

Ongoing Get a taste of what the chefs eat behind the scenes with The Red Cat’s new lunch menu. Created by the line cooks who prepare staff-wide “family” meals, the seasonally rotating menu currently features dishes like gazpacho with cucumber, grilled shrimp, almonds, and purple basil; huevos rancheros with black beans, corn tortillas, tomatillo, and guajillo sauce; and pork carnitas with spring onion, lime, salsa rojo, and salsa verde. Monday through Friday during lunch service. TheRedCat.com

The Red Cat
227 10th Ave. (between West 23rd & West 24th streets)
Chelsea

Summer Garden Dinner at Root & Bone 

(Courtesy of Root and Bone)
(Courtesy of Root and Bone)

Friday, July 7 As part of its First Friday Garden Parties series, Root & Bone is hosting a family-style Southern dinner in the garden next to the restaurant, serving up traditional fare like Grandma Daisey’s Angel Biscuits, fried chicken, heirloom tomato and cucumber salad, and seasonal desserts. Unlimited beer and wine will be available for two hours. 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. seatings. $80 per person. RootnBone.com

Root & Bone
200 E. 3rd St. (between Avenues A & B)
East Village