This week was jam packed with things to do for local foodies! Just in case you missed it or you’re heading into the city and looking for something fantastic to do that involves amazing food and/or booze, here’s a list of events to hold you over for tonight and the rest of the weekend…
Aug 12 – G-50 Happy Hour at G-50 Bar and Grill , 208 East 50th St (@ 3rd Ave) from 4-7pm. Say buh-bye to the work week at G-50, which is sure to hit the, ahem, spot. Before sunset, enjoy $2 oysters, $5 beers (their list includes locally brewed Brooklyn Summer Ale) or your choice of Absolut Vodka cocktails, Bogle Merlot and Atlanta Pinot Grigio (a la Ramona of Real Housewives NYC) for $7. If you need to soak up some of that alcohol, their baby Meatballs, original Crostini plates and imported/domestic cheeses should do the trick. So don’t worry about starting the weekend with the right vibe, G-50 has you covered.
Duck, Duck….Goose! at the Guilty Goose, 131 w. 23rd St (b/w 6th & 7th Ave) starting at 4:30pm. First there came duck, duck, goose, and now there is duck, duck, goose fat! Come to the Guilty Goose bar any day after 4:30pm for some free Goose Fat Flavored popcorn sprinkled with smoked paprika salt. Your taste buds will thank you!
Aug 13 – Steve’s Ice Cream + Pint Mash Up at 61 Local, 61 Bergen St (@ Smith St) in Brooklyn, from 11am-1am. Cool off at the end of the summer with three new ice cream flavors made with Local craft beer: beer pretzel caramel, maple porter pecan, and Brooklyn blackout. Purchase an ice cream for a chance to win gift baskets full of yummy goodies. There will also be ‘pint’ shuffleboard competition: Sixpoint Craft Ales and Barrier Brewing Co vs. Brooklyn Home Brew Crew. Winner takes trophy…of multi-layered ice cream. YUM!!
Fitness & Wellness Soiree at a Private East Hampton Location, East Hampton (Ticket holders will be given exact location), from 2-6pm. Get your legs toned a la Dr. Legs (aka Dr. Emily Splichal) at this fun soiree benefiting Soles4Souls. This poolside event will be hosted by PIX 11′s Dr. Steve Salvatore and will have hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, swimming, massages, fitness tips, mani-pedis, an ask the doctors panel, and much more. Tickets go for $50-$75 and can be purchased here.
Columbus 72 Gala at Columbus 72, 246 Columbus Ave (@ 72nd St) from 6pm-12am. Instead of another low-class drunken Saturday night, get ready for this super gala at Columbus 72. Enjoy three hours of hors d’oeuvres, get a chance to win tickets to Freud’s Last Session, and receive a $25 discount card for Club Getaway’s popular boomer weekend. Nothing beats a Saturday night full of free goodies and class! Admission is $20 at the door.
Aug 14 – Kings County Cookout at Lady Jay’s, 636 Grand St (b/w Leonard and Manhattan St) in Brooklyn, from 12-8pm. Been craving a country-style cook out? Escape the ultra-urbane and head over to Lady Jay’s for some bluegrass, country and blues bands, plus gourmet BBQ. Not only can you chow down on fare like open-faced brisket sandwiches and German potato salad ($5) but you can wash it all down with Coors ($3), Vodka cocktails ($5) and draft Blue Point ($4). So break out the cowboy hat and over-sized belt after you RSVP here.
Shell Shocked! at Studio Square, 35-33 36th S. (Around 35th St) in Long Island City from 1-6pm. If you’re feeling fishy then check out NYC’s Annual Shellfish Festival. There will be 30,000 oysters prepared in six different ways, all day tastings of Sam Adams, Patron margaritas, Cupcake Sauv Blanc and Bluefeld Riesling, as well as music for your auditory delight. Tickets are available here for $50
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner at the Highpoint Bistro & Bar, 216 7th Ave (b/w 22nd & 23rd St) starting at 5pm. Tonight and every Sunday night head to Highpoint Bistro for their Winner Winner Chicken Dinner special. For just $20, you can get a mixed green salad, a bucket of 1/2 fried chicken, a buttermilk biscuit, and a banana split. Um, can you say deal?