Congratulations: You've survived the warm, welcoming embrace of 2018's first few weeks. Now that your toes have finally thawed, spend the three-day weekend making your way from a Prohibition-themed pub crawl to a cooking class with the city's premier Indian chef.
It may not be what comes to mind when you hear the words Brooklyn dance festival, but trust us when we say this tribute to Balkan music, art and food is a party you'll regret missing.
First up from the downtown pasta gem's all-female roster is food writer Katie Parla, whose special menu item is spaghetti tossed in garlic, spicy pepper flakes and crispy bread crumbs.
The annual event starts January 22, but it's never too early to come up with a game plan and nab some reservations.
Friday, January 12
Flapper dresses and pinstriped suits are optional (but highly encouraged) attire for this three-hour walking tour of NYC's most infamous booze dens.
Saturday, January 13
Remember how you said 2018 will be the year you "follow your dreams?" Head to this seminar hosted by Urban Teach NYC, where fellow food entrepreneurs will help turn that phrase into more than a Hallmark greeting.
Local food magazine Edible Brooklyn is teaming up with Little Tong Noodle Shop owner Winston Chiu for its first dinner of a series. The meal will feature the best of Brooklyn's food artisans, like locally made noodles nestled in fragrant clam broth and Portugese egg tarts scented with Earl Grey tea from The Extraction Lab.
Steak and chocolate mousse was so last Valentine's Day. Switch it up this year (and, more importantly, do a test run) with chef Floyd Cardoz's Indian-inspired menu.
Sunday, January 14
It's not often you get to dine among the work of an acclaimed artist, but Eataly Downtown's fine dining room, Osteria della Pace, is letting you do just that, as it's transformed by Italian artist Arianna Carossa's newest installation.
Boost your wine trivia with this class focusing on one of France's most famous grape-growing regions, led by sommelier Robin Kelley of Pierre Loti.
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