Around Town: Food Book Fair, Cookie Love, and a Bloody Mary Festival

April 2, 2015 Updated: October 8, 2018    
Eataly Vino. (Courtesy of Eataly)
Eataly Vino. (Courtesy of Eataly)

Stock Up on Wine From Eataly

Eataly Vino is temporarily closing this Sunday for a new and expanded wine store to come. Until then, Eataly’s wine shop will be offering 20 percent off all bottles and cases through Sunday, April 5.

Friday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–10 p.m., Sunday noon–9 p.m., 200 Fifth Ave. Blog.Eataly.com/Free-the-Wine/

 

Mindy Segal: Cookie Love—an Edgy New Take

Are you serious about cookies? ‘Cause we are—especially when it comes to brown butter with hickory smoked bacon chocolate chip cookies and crème de violet snickerdoodles. Join Mindy Segal, James Beard Award-winning chef and owner of popular Chicago restaurant Hot Chocolate, to talk and taste all things cookies.

Tuesday, April 7, 7 p.m. Lexington Ave at 92nd St. Tickets $30. 92Y.org/Event/Cookie-Love

 

Last year's Food Book Fair. (Liz Clayman)
Last year’s Food Book Fair. (Liz Clayman)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Food Book Fair

Celebrating the intersection of writing and food culture, the Food Book Fair returns for the fourth year.

Expect conversations about food labeling; the meaning of “vegetable-forward”; a conversation with Mimi Sheraton; how to put a book together; and more—the whole thing accompanied by good eats.

Prices vary (passes available for each day as well as for the weekend, $129–$349)

April 10–12. Wythe Hotel. 80 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, NY. FoodBookFair.com 

 

General atmosphere during Day 1 of the New York Culinary Experience 2014 presented by New York Magazine and the International Culinary Center at International Culinary Center on April 5, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The New York Culinary Experience)
General atmosphere during Day 1 of the New York Culinary Experience 2014 presented by New York Magazine and the International Culinary Center at International Culinary Center on April 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The New York Culinary Experience)

New York Culinary Experience

Enjoy an intimate weekend of hands-on master cooking classes and conversation with more than 30 renowned chefs, including Markus Glocker, Jody Williams, and David Lebovitz. Hosted by Gillian Duffy, culinary editor of New York magazine, and Dorothy Cann Hamilton, founder and CEO of the International Culinary Center, the 7th annual New York Culinary Experience will pay tribute to chef David Bouley. The cost for the weekend is $1,695 per ticket and includes all classes, breakfast, lunch, and a closing reception each day.

April 11-12. International Culinary Center, 462 Broadway. NYCE.NYMag.com

 

Bloody Marys. (Courtesy of The Bloody Mary Liberation Party)
Bloody Marys. (Courtesy of The Bloody Mary Liberation Party)

The Bloody Mary Festival

Need a cure for the Sunday blues? Bloody Marys are always the answer. The good Samaritans of the Bloody Mary Liberation Party scoured the depths of Brooklyn for 12 of the craftiest and most delicious Bloody Marys, including Pok Pok/Whiskey Soda Lounge, Mominette, and Lucky Luna. Enjoy three hours of unlimited tastings of Bloody Marys, live music, lunch by Delaney BBQ, and local artisanal food and drinks.

Sunday, April 12, 1–4 p.m. Industry City, 233 37th St., Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Tickets $50. TheBloodyMaryFest.com

 

Last Year's Mac and Cheeze Takedown. (Courtesy of Mac and Cheeze Takedown)
Last Year’s Mac and Cheeze Takedown. (Courtesy of Mac and Cheeze Takedown)

Brooklyn Mac and Cheeze Takedown

In the land of cheese, there are no losers. Get to know all the cheesiest winners at the Brooklyn Mac and Cheeze Takedown—a cooking competition by self-taught chefs where anything goes.

Sunday, April 12, noon. Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club, 514 Union St., Brooklyn. Tickets $20. TheTakeDowns.com

 

The Vegan Cook-Off: Comfort Food Edition

At the Vegan Cook-Off, more than a dozen everyday chefs will vie for your votes with vegan comfort food. Shake off the winter doldrums and get your bellies ready for everything from hearty mains to palate-pleasing snacks, and even decadent desserts. In addition to the nom-worthy fare, vegan wine, beer, and liquor will also be joining the party.

Sunday, April 12, 2 p.m.. Littlefield, 622 Degraw St. (between Third and Fourth Avenues.), Brooklyn. Tickets $12. VeganCookOff.com