Monday, November 11, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Thai Curry Workshop
4 Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue, Brooklyn
“Teach a man to fish,” we’ve heard it before, but “Teach a man to fish sauce?” now that would be welcome news to our ears (and taste buds). Thai food has everything we crave, so rather than hand over our bank accounts over to our favorite pad Thai joints, we’re learnin’ how to whip up our own go-to dishes. At the Thai Curry Workshop, students can learn how to whip up their own batch of curry paste and – even better – how to turn it into a glorious bowl of Thai curry. The class is $45 to attend, and everyone leaves with a batch of curry paste to cook with at home.
Deal nearby: Janelle’s Restaurant
Monday, November 11, 6:30 p.m.
The Great CSA Smackdown
Brooklyn Winery, 213 North 8th Street, Brooklyn
What is a husk cherry? How do we chop a bulb of fennel? What’s best to eat with fresh broccoli rabe? At the Great CSA Smackdown, expect to have all of these questions answered (along with many more) while cooks from the Just Food network of CSA's go head-to-head. Earlier this year, CSAs around the city held competitions to crown their best culinary wizards. This Monday, those champs will slice n’ dice their way through the seasonal haul from Stoneledge Farm to see who has the chops to make the best dish. It’s a culinary free-for-all at its finest.
Deal nearby: Hope Garage
Monday, November 11 and Tuesday, November 12, 9 p.m.
Dylan Fest NYC
Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey Street, Manhattan
For two days, more than 20 different rock-and-rollers converge on Bowery Ballroom for a tribute to a living legend – good ol’ Zimbo, Mr. Bob Dylan. Music from Grouplove, Patrick Carney of The Black Keys, Erika Wennerstrom of Heartless Bastards, Doyle Bramhall II, Jason Isbell and Dhani Harrison does the famous songwriter and crooner right. Tickets are $25. Scout Tip: grab ‘em fast – Tuesday’s show is sold out, but there’s still a few tix up for the taking on Monday.
Deal nearby: Davidovich Bakery
Tuesday, November 12, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Bar Food Blowout
Pork Slope, 247 5th Avenue, Brooklyn
Bar food is an essential part of life in New York City. Where would we all be without it? The Bar Food Blowout is our chance to celebrate all of our faves – buffalo pig tails, kielbasa heroes with beer mustard, nacho “cheese-charrones” and assorted pickles prepared by Craftbar executive chef, Laura Hirshberg. It’s all going down at the Brooklyn go-to, Pork Slope, for $20 per person. Every hungry barfly gets a plate piled high, along with a Slippery Slope (a can of beer from Brooklyn Brewery plus a shot of Powers Whiskey).
Deal nearby: Athena Mediterranean Cuisine
Tuesdays through November 26, 10 p.m.
Absinthe Jazz Jam
Mominette, 221 Knickerbocker Avenue, Manhattan
Absinthe Jazz Jam: it almost sounds delicious, doesn’t it? Each Tuesday of November, Mominette invites anyone feelin’ jazzy to come over and jam with fellow local musicians. Snag a $6 St. George Absinthe Drip and channel your best Ella or Duke. The house band kicks things off at 9 p.m. with a couple of guitars, then everyone’s invited to join in at 10 p.m. All musicians get their first drink free, plus happy hour pricing all night afterward.
Deal nearby: El Mio Cid
Thursday, November 14, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Monocle Order's Second Eyewear Care and Repair Party
The Monocle Order, 5 Devoe Street, Brooklyn
For those of us four-eyes, we know what a pain they can be. Watching a 3D movie is a harrowing experience when trying to balance those infernal plastic things over our real glasses. Then there’s the sad day when our trusty specs lose a screw or two. Have heart, bespectacled friends. This one’s for you. There will be free booze, free food, and most importantly, free glasses repair. An optician will also be on hand to measure pupillary distance for anyone lookin’ for a new pair of specs or sunglasses.
Deal nearby: Fanny