SUNDAY: A Song of Ice & Beer Assuming you’re able to get off your analyst’s couch after last week’s Red Wedding, it’s time for the Game of Thrones season finale. If it’s group therapy you seek, Professor Thom’s gathers a rabid crew to watch (George R.R. Martin himself has been spotted here). Lola BKLYN and Halyards also roll out big screens, with a GoT trivia warmup at the latter. Staying at home? Grab an Ommegang Iron Throne ale from Alphabet City Beer Co.—and listen to your mother.
WEDNESDAY: Napa Comes To NoHo Saxon + Parole shows off its pairing skill with a series of wine dinners. This Wednesday you can sample the Bordeaux-style Napa blends of Arietta from winery co-founder Fritz Hatton.
Arietta wine dinner at Saxon + Parole (316 Bowery, NoHo) starts at 7pm on Wednesday, June 12th. Call for reservations. To learn more about the restaurant, check out the listing at BlackBook Guides.
FRIDAY: Beer Craft A cool 76 beers representing 31 states will be settling into the Metropolitan Pavilion for SAVOR: An American Craft Beer and Food Experience. The two-day beer blast will feature pairings, ultra-rare quaffs, and smart talk from brewers like Dogfish Head and the Bronx Brewery.
General admission entry to SAVOR starts at 7:30pm on Friday, June 14th, and Saturday, June 15th, at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 W. 18th St., Chelsea). Tickets start at $170. To learn more about the event space, check out the listing at BlackBook Guides.
TODAY (Monday): Taste Of Greenwich House For over a century, Greenwich House has been uplifting New Yorkers with social programs, from music schools to senior centers. Pitch in by ponying up for the annual Taste of Greenwich House tonight, Monday the 11th, and you’ll graze from a greatest hits package of neighbor restaurants. Anita Lo and Annisa will be featured, joined by fresh blood like Barraca, Marble Lane, and Swine. Live music and an open bar will keep the Metropolitan Pavilion swinging.
General admission for Taste of Greenwich House at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 W. 18th St., Chelsea) begins at 7:30pm tonight, Monday the 11th. Tickets are $150 ($100 is tax-deductible). To learn more about the event space, check out the listing at BlackBook Guides. Photo by Ebbe Sweet Photography.
FRIDAY: Scandi Man Can Fredrik Berselius’s smash Aska continues to evolve, with an upgraded tasting menu kicking off this Friday. Ten courses tour through Scandi-inspired innovations, with drink pairings to match (weekend nights only).
Ten-course tasting menus start this Friday at Aska (90 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg). To learn more about the restaurant, check out the listing at BlackBook Guides.
SUNDAY: Saint Patrick McMullan Irish eyes will be smiling when Patrick McMullan kicks off his 30th annual St. Patty’s Day party at XL. Irish dancers, DJ Lady Oh’Bunny, and Stoli Shamrock martinis highlight the bill.
St. Patrick’s Day at XL (512 W. 42nd St., Midtown West) starts at 10pm on Sunday the 17th. To learn more about the bar, check out the listing at BlackBook Guides.
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THURSDAY: NYC Beer Week Chugs Along NYC Beer Week is underway, with 300 hopped-up events spread across the city. Catch choice pints at the Williamsburg Cask Beer Festival at d.b.a., Funky Jewbelation Thursday night at Barcade, and the Sunday afternoon closing bash at La Birreria. On Thursday night let one-buck oysters, DJ Teeth, and rare drafts from Smuttynose lure you to neighborhood fave Sea Witch in the South Slope.
Beer and oysters at Sea Witch (703 Fifth Ave., Park Slope) kick off at 7pm on Thursday the 28th. To learn more about the bar, check out the listing at BlackBook Guides.
WEDNESDAY: Sake Goodness Chef Akiko Thurnauer has been turning out creative Japanese to rave reviews at Family Recipe for over a year now. This Wednesday, join two experts as they pair eight sakes with selections from the winter menu.
The Midwinter Sake Social atFamily Recipe (231 Eldridge St., Lower East Side) runs from 8pm to 11pm Wednesday the 27th. Advance tickets are $48. To learn more about the restaurant, check outthe listing at BlackBook Guides.
SATURDAY: Veg Out Vegetarian cuisine has come a long way from mock fish and carrot bacon. Check out the fruits of the movement this weekend at the Vegetarian Food Festival, when the likes of The Butcher’s Daughterand Beyond Sushi join the third-annual event at the Metropolitan Pavilion.
The NYC Vegetarian Food Festival at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 W. 18th St., Chelsea) starts 10am on both Saturday and Sunday, March 2nd and 3rd. General admission tickets are $5. To learn more about the event space, check out the listingat BlackBook Guides.