By Billy Lyons VILLAGE VOICE 8/12/2016
NYC African Food Festival
Brooklyn Navy Yard (63 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn)
Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Celebrate African food and heritage at this festival, which will highlight vegetarian and vegan dishes. The event includes cooking demonstrations, dishes from over 25 restaurants and chefs, and a Sunday brunch party. Ticket packages start at $20. Reserve yours here.
Home Brew Takedown
Hill Country Barbecue Brooklyn (345 Adams Street, Brooklyn)
Sunday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Sample 25 of the city's best home brews at this walk around tasting, where $20 gets you unlimited beers for two hours. Guests can also opt for a $40 ticket which includes a brat, all-you-can-eat queso, frito pies, and nachos. Reserve your ticket here.
Sunday BBQ Dinner
The Breslin Bar & Dining Room (16 W. 29th Street)
Sunday, 5 p.m.
The Breslin is now offering a barbecue dinner featuring smoked pork shoulder, house-made beef sausage, and sides like fried okra fritters. For dessert, feast on a peaches and cream popsicle with streusel. Make a reservation by contacting the restaurant.
Mayanoki Sushi Pop-Up
New York Sushi Ko (91 Clinton Street)
Sunday through August 31, Seatings from 6 p.m until 9 p.m.
Learn how to seek out (and enjoy!) sustainable sushi thanks to Uchi's chef Jeff Miller. Throughout the rest of August, guests can partake in a fifteen-course omakase-style dinner featuring local and invasive species of fish. Dinner is $125 per person. Reserve seats here.