Brinng Your Dog on a Beer Crawl, Wine from Down Under, A Major Asian Food Festival, + The Story of Root Beer
Come join us for a fun time exploring local businesses, sampling some great beer, and contributing to a good cause. All proceeds for this crawl of the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Park Slope and Gowanus go to Second Chance Rescue. You don't have to have a dog to join, but if you have one, I'm sure Fido would be more than thrilled to find some dog-friendly food and drink businesses.
Italy and France usually get all the fame, but wine from Down Under is quickly gaining respect. Join this Astor Center class that includes 6 wine tastings (plus cheese) to learn how Australia's wines are different from others and why you should start paying more attention to these Shiraz and Sauvignon Blancs (among others).
Some of the city's best and most upscale Asian restaurants get together for the 8th annual food festival and tasting menu hosted by the Lucky Rice publication. Everything from Korean to Indian to Szechuan to Indonesian food is represented. Make sure to grab both a saté and a jianbing. And if you don't know what those are, you owe it yourself to find out at this festival.
You might have grown up loving root beer, but did you ever know what really went in it? Brooklyn Brainery is running this class about the history of the sarsaparilla soft drink and you will learn you how to cook up your own concentrate made from a variety of roots and spices.