Local Events for the Foodie in You: Week of Oct 29th!

I have a feeling all events for today and tomorrow in the city are not happening, thanks to Sandy. Or if they are still going on no busses, trains, subways and ferries might make them hard to attend. So let’s start with Wednesday (since I don’t want to encourage anyone to go out in this weather), it’s Halloween and all. I couldn’t think of a better day to start the weeks celebrations!

Oct 31 – Halloween Costume Party: Politics Are Scary at Brooklyn Winery, 213 N. 8th St. (bt. Driggs and Roebling St) at 5pm. But really, who isn’t ready for the election to be over by now? Tell everyone how you really feel about it by dressing up as any dead politician for a free drink. There will also be a costume contest, so make sure you’re in your best scary attire for a chance to win some Brooklyn Winery prizes. Pull on that fake Abe Lincoln beard and head over for some wine and wigs to celebrate Halloween!

Greenhouse Halloween Night at Greenhouse, 150 Varick St. (@ Vandam St) from 9pm-4am. Halloween goes green this year as New York City’s first eco-friendly, LEED registered nightclub, Greenhouse. Come dance the bamboo floors and enjoy the musical delights from Greenhouse’s wind-powered electricity all Halloween night. This glamorous “tree-house” kicks off with a one hour well open bar and delves into the depths of Halloween with live DJ performances. Don’t miss your shot for celebrity sightings—and not just the costumed one—at this all-night spooktacular event. Among those seen have been Kourtney Kardashian, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Leonardo DiCaprio, Katy Perry, Will.I.Am and LL Cool J. Grab your $25 tickets or go all out with VIP packages.

Nov 1 – Renato Brancaleoni at Il Buco, 53 Great Jones Street and 47 Bond Street from 6-9pm. Italian cheesemaker Renato Brancaleoni will be visiting Il Buco and Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria for a week starting Thursday. For his first day, Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria will be holding a special lunch that includes a cooking demo, and Il Buco will be offering a special prix-fixe dinner menu. Both lunch and dinner will be centered around Brancaleoni’s cheeses. $95 for lunch, $120 for dinner with wine pairings.

Gran Electrica’s Day of the Dead Party, 5 Front Street form 6pm-12am. DUMBO restaurant Gran Electrica is hosting a Day of the Dead party. Chef Sam Richmanm will be offering a menu of Mexican food, including tamales, mole poblanos, and great tequila cocktails. At 9 p.m., the party will really get started with live music and make-up stations. Free entry.

Meet the Winemaker: Abe Schoener of The Scholium Project at Astor Center, 399 Lafayette St. (@ E 4th St) from 6:30-8:30pm. Prepare for an extraordinary opportunity to meet winemaker Abe Schoener, a passionate and knowledgeable speaker about wines. Schoener will take guests through four incredible flights as he shares his winemaking philosophy and the stories behind how each wine came to be. This is one study session you won’t want to miss — afterall, who doesn’t want to learn all about the wonderful world of wine? Tickets are going quick, so book your spot for $59 and take your place at this “school of wine.”

Nov 3 – Brooklyn Beer Summit Kickoff BBQ @ Sycamore, 118 Cortelyou Rd. (@ Stratford Rd) from 2-8pm. Come celebrate, well, booze by kicking off a week-long party with an all-day boozy festival featuring cask ales and grilled delectables. Start the week off with delicious treats and have a hoppy afternoon in celebration of the world class beer town that is Brooklyn at Sycamore’s 3rd annual Brooklyn Beer Summit Kickoff BBQ. It’s will delight real ale diehards and cask newbies alike. Check out their website for more information and come get your drink on.

Nov 4 – 2nd Annual Chefs for Impact at the Dream Downtown hotel, 355 W 16th Street (bt. 8th and 9th Ave) at 5pm. Impact Network will host their 2nd Annual Chefs for Impact Fundraiser. Participating chefs from Anfora, L’Artusi, Dell’ Anima, L’Apicio, Colonie, Edi & The Wolf, Todd’s Mill (scheduled to open in late October), as well as Chef Pierre Thiam who is a leader in African-influenced catering and the author of Yolele! Cookbook, will serve a 5-course meal in the hotel’s Gallery space accompanied by live music from Spirit Ensemble. All proceeds benefit Impact Network, an organization piloting 10 eSchools in rural Zambia.

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