Our Guide to This Week: April 4, 2016

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What we’re doing:


Miss the ‘80s? Pouring Ribbons is bringing them back with a Pretty in Pink night, Monday April 4, from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Celebrate the launch of Lucky Peach’s new cookbook, The Wurst of Lucky Peach, on April 5 at the Columbus Circle Williams-Sonoma.

Interested in cheese? Don’t miss our next Brooklyn Brewery event, How to Eat Cheese, happening this Wednesday! Tickets are only $10.

GreenThumb wants you to learn how to prune your stonefruit trees before the summer at their April 7 workshop.

Food and art collide at the Printed and Plated event. Come for a great meal; leave with an 8″ x 10″ print.

The Chefs Collaborative Summit is happening April 10 to 12. To kick it off Tom Colicchio will be introducing Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

On Monday, April 11, learn all about fungi at the New York Mycological Society.

The Green Festival Expo comes to New York from April 15 to 17.

Step back in time on April 16 for Edible History’s next event, a re-creation of an 1851 feast that cost a thousand dollars at Cafe Ghia in Bushwick (this one goes for quite a bit less).

Plan ahead for April 20, when Archestratus will have its monthly Italian Night in Greenpoint.


For Earth Day on Friday, April 22, check out Seeds of Time, a film on the future of our food supply, at the New York Botanical Garden.

Love chicken and waffles? What about beer? Well, the Rockaway Brewing Company has an event for you, happening April 23.

Take a tour of the world’s wines on April 26, with Wine Spectator’s Grand Tour.

Still trying to cook the perfect steak? Let J. Kenji López-Alt of Serious Eats and The Food Lab cookbook teach you at MOFAD on April 29.

Know someone who should apply for a James Beard Foundation scholarship? The application deadline is May 15.

Pick up tickets to Brooklyn Uncorked, happening May 26, and Food Loves Tech, in June.

Stories we’re reading:

At the new Taste Talks site, read about the lack of diversity in farming.

Quinoa might not be so bad for Peruvian farmers (but we’ll see).

New York’s road to $15 minimum wage will be “uneven and bumpy.”

Humans have left such an indelible impact on the planet that some scientists argue that we’re living in the Anthropocene epoch.

Feeds we’re following:


Smorgasburg returned to the great outdoors this weekend, and with it a new slew of drool-inducing photos from vendors like Chickpea and Olive.

Dear Bushwick has rebooted as Sincerely Burger, offering up amazing shakes, pickles and burgers—including a great veggie served on a plantain bun.

If you’re on the Lower East Side, don’t skip Kottu House, which serves incredible (and spicy) Sri Lankan street food.

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