Sweet Stuff in Queens, Stories of Gowanus, Spices Galore + Holiday Shopping
In case you didn't get enough pie this past weekend, celebrate your sweet tooth out in the city's most diverse borough. Every day this week, two local bloggers will be celebrating a different local Queens business and showcasing one of their desserts, including the classic soda shop Eddie's Sweet Shop and the unqiue Asian desserts at Kulu Desserts. RSVP at eventbrite.
Learn all about how Brooklyn' Gowanus Canal became known as Lavendar Lake and hear about a time when the now notorious canal was home to beds of local, delicious oysters. While those days are gone, author and tour guide Joseph Alexiou discusses the waterway's history and what the future holds for the canal and the adjacent neighborhood. A glass of wine is include with the $15 ticket.
Chef and author Lior Lev Sercarz will inspire home cooks to expand their horizon when it comes to spices and flavor combinations. At the MOFAD event, he will demonstrate how to make two custom spice blends that are featured in his new book The Spice Companion and he will be pouring samples of the spiced-beer he collaborated on with Brooklyn Brewery. Two types of tickets are available, one including a copy of the book and a take-home spice jar.
There's no better time to get started on your holiday shopping and no better place to do it than at this impressive local market on the Upper West Side. Among the more than 100 vendors, you'll find artisan jewelery, vintage collectibles, and antiques. And when you get hungry, there are also lots of local food options as well. Best part is that all of the profits go to help the nearby public schools. This is the second of four Sundays the holiday market will be open.