Agenda: Nimble Noshing, Real Men Drink Cans, New Amsterdam Market, and the Fancy Food Show


Istock_smoked_salmon_bagelRuss & Daughters: A Taste of Appetizing
Join 3rd generation slicer and R.A.L.S. (Royal Academy of Lox Slicers) member Mark Federman of Russ & Daughters (179 East Houston Street), his family's famous appetizing shop, for an evening of storytelling and noshing.  Federman will share many stories from the culinary landmark as well as offer up samples of their famous lox, herring, and more. The event will take place on Thursday, June 26th at the Astor Center Gallery (399 Lafayette Street) from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Tickets: $45/person.

EVENTS THIS WEEK (June 25 through July 1)

Be a Man..Get it in the Can
All four Dive Bar locations (732 Amsterdam Avenue, 101 West 75th Street, 2662 Broadway, and 938 Amsterdam Avenue) are celebrating what they view as the wave of the future, canned beers. All day long the bars will be offering reduced-price specials on six canned beers: Brooklyn Lager, Sly Fox Royal Weisse, Genesee Cream Ale, New England Elm City Lager, Dale's Pale Ale, and Butternuts Snapperhead IPA. Complimentary cheese platters will also be on hand to accompany the beers. The canned beer event will take place on Thursday, June 26th with the cheese platters available from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Admission is free.

Passion on the Vine
Italian Wine Merchants is presenting a tasting, "Italian Wines that Inspired the Book: Tasting on the Vine." The book, written by owner Sergio Esposito, is a memoir of his appreciation of the relationship between Italian food and wine. Guests will receive a signed copy of the book and participate in a special wine tasting and food pairing. The event will take place at the Italian Wine Merchants store (108 East 16th Street) on Saturday, June 28th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tickets: $95/person.

New Amsterdam Market
The New Amsterdam Market at the Seaport in Lower Manhattan will meet for the third time as an ongoing effort to make the market a permanent fixture. The June market will include over 50 farmers, food producers, purveyors, distributors, bread bakers, caterers, and chefs, plus photographers, filmmakers, and other advocates of the sustainable food movement. The event will take place on Sunday, June 29th at the plaza in front of the New Market Building (East River between Beekman Street and Peck Slip) from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Visit the official site for a full list of supporters and participants. $5/suggested donation.

Everybody Eats Lunch
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (212 West 83rd Street) will host two cooking classes taught by Cricket Azima, author of the interactive children's cookbook, Everybody Eats Lunch. The cookbook/toy teaches kids about ethnic lunch foods from Brazil, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico and South Africa. The classes will allow kids and parents the opportunity to prepare and sample the food. The classes will take place on Sunday, June 29th at 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Classes are free with paid admission to the museum.

Fancy Food Show
The convention is back! Over 1,000 specialty food purveyors will offer more than 100,000 products for sampling. Educational programs and seminars will also be available. The 54th Summer Fancy Food show will take place at the Jacob K. Javits Center (655 West 34th Street) on Sunday, June 29th through Tuesday, July 1st. $60/person.

Brooklyn Brewery Beer and Lobster Dinner
Brooklyn Brewery's beer master Garrett Oliver will be hosting a special lobster dinner. The menu features three Nova Scotia lobster courses paired with Brooklyn Brew's best beer selections and Oliver will explain the fundamentals between the beer and lobster pairings for each course. The event will take place at the Rock Center Cafe (20 West 50th Street) on Monday, June 30th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. $65/person. (212.332.7620)

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