Wintermarket, Chili, and Prohibition History



New Amsterdam Public, a non-profit organization seeking to establish a permanent indoor market at the the old Fulton Fish Market, will hold a one-day market showcasing food products sourced within 500 miles of New York City. Wintermarket will take place under the awning of the Fulton New Market Building at the South Street Seaport and run from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 16. Free to the public ($5 suggested donation).

EVENTS THIS WEEK (December 13 through December 18)

Whisky Tasting
The Chelsea Wine Vault will feature a class on whiskies, including tastings, on Saturday, December 15, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.. at Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Avenue. $75/person (212.462.4244).

Chili Cook-off
The 4th Annual Manhattan Chili Takedown, "the killingest chili competition in town," will take place on Sunday, December 16, 5:00 p.m., at The Plumm, 246 West 14th Street. $10/person to taste the chilis and $10 to submit your own own to the challenge.

Prohibition in New York
Michael Lerner, author of Dry Manhattan, will discuss the failure of Prohibition in New York City at a talk presented by the Culinary Historians of New York. The event will take place on Monday, December 17, at the International Wine Center, 350 Seventh Avenue, #1201, at 6:30 p.m. $40/person.

Image: New Amsterdam Public.