Regional Noodles, Historic Local African Americans, Lots of Meat + NYC Beer Week Kickoff
One of the most notable characteristics of Chinese food from the Xi'an region are the thick noodles that are pulled by hand. Jason Wang from Xi'an Famous Foods and Jack Chen from the Museum of the Chinese in America discuss the history of these noodles and their significance and influence on the larger cuisine.
In honor of Black History Month, Green-Wood Cemetery has partnered with the Weeksville Heritage Center for a trolley tour visiting the resting site of some notable early black New Yorkers and abolitionists before heading to Weeksville, Brooklyn's largest African American cultural institution for exhibitions and a box lunch.
Most carnivores will agree there is nothing better than cured, smoked, and preserved meats. In this second annual competition at Flushing Town Hall, NYC chefs will be competing with meaty dishes like pastrami sandwiches, blood sausage, and alpaca stew. Meat samples and drinks are included with the price of admission.
Kick off the week-long celebration of local New York City craft beer with the gigantic opening night bash at Brooklyn Expo Center. There will be pours from over 50 breweries from across the world (including many from the five boroughs), snacks, and the opportunity to really immerse yourself in the local suds scene. This is just the first of many events this year and so start planning your week with the entire list of events here.