Agenda: Crab Boil Wednesdays, Restaurant Week, Chefs & Champagne, and Meet Your Maker



Summer Crab Boil
In the spirit of sister restaurant Savoy's summer clam bakes, Back Forty (190 Avenue B) will present the first of its first annual summer Crab Boils. The old fashion crab boil includes spiced Blue Crabs piled on your newspaper-covered table, corn on the cob, potatoes, slaw, and dessert. Optional pitchers of local brews will also be available for $15. The Crab Boils will take place Wednesdays, from July 23rd through August 27th. Reservations are required one week in advance: 212.388.1990. $35/person.

EVENTS THIS WEEK (July 23 through 29)

Meet the Maker
Are you curious about the science and art behind making really great cheese? Murray's Cheese (254 Bleecker Street) presents a class, "Meet the Maker: Colin McGrath Demystifies Cheesemaking." Colin McGrath, cheesemaker at Sprout Creek Farm, will lead the discussion and tasting of his products and how they arrive to their final stages. The event will take place on Thursday, July 24th, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m  Tickets: $60/person.

Iced Tea Class
Amai Tea & Bake House (171 Third Avenue) is presenting a summer-appropriate class on iced tea. Learn which teas work best served over ice and discover the differences between the two most common brew methods -- cold brew and hot brew. The free event will take place on Thursday, July 24th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Space is limited, RSVP at 212.863.9860.

New York Restaurant Week
Restaurant Week is back for its summer installment. Participating New York City restaurants are offering three-course prix-fixe dinners for $35 and lunches for $24.07. Make your reservations now through Friday, July 25th, and Monday, July 28th through Friday, August 1st. For a list of participating restaurants and to make reservations, visit

Art and Oenology
LeNell's Wine and Spirit Boutique (416 Van Brunt Street, Brooklyn) invites visitors to check out the BWAC's latest waterfront art opening and later retire to the Boutique for a special wine tasting from a Brooklyn winemaker. The event will take place on Saturday, July 26th. (718. 360.0838)

Chefs & Champagne
The James Beard Foundation (JBF) will honor multiple JBF winner and first James Beard House visiting chef Wolfgang Puck at its annual summer tasting event and silent auction, "Chefs & Champagne New York." The event will take place on Saturday, July 26th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. General Admission: $275/general public, $195/JBF members, VIP: $400/general public, $325/JBF members. (212.627.2308)

Okra, Beans, and Leafy Greens
The Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture (630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills) presents "Okra, Beans, and Leafy Greens," its 3rd annual African-American food festival.  The day will be filled with hands on activities, food, tours, and screenings. The event will take place on Sunday, July 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Tickets are available through Historic Hudson Valley. $15/adults, $12/seniors, $8/children 5-17, Free/members.