Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are five choice dining events going on around the city:
Where: 79 N. 11th St.
When: Sunday, noon - 5 PM
What: This weekend, the organizers of the Brooklyn Flea are launching SmorgasBrewery, a wintertime offshoot of Smorgasburg inside the Brooklyn Brewery in Williamsburg. This weekend's vendor lineup includes: Kumquat Cupcakery, LandHaus, Shorty Tang & Sons, and Mile End. Admission is free, but you have to pay for the food and the beer.
2) Roberta's Holiday Bazaar/BeerFest
Where: 261 Moore Street, Brooklyn
When: Saturday, noon - 7 PM; all day Sunday
What: Roberta's is holding a holiday bazaar on Saturday from noon - 7 PM. They'll be serving mulled wine, cheese soup, roasted meats, and artisanal beer and coffee. Vendors will also sell food items (tea, kimchi, pickles), clothing, jewelry, and more. On Sunday, the party animals at Roberta's will host their second annual BeerFest. Last year, the bash was a "Nerds-style beer-drinking event" complete with beer pong, flip cup, keg stands DJs, and food and beer specials. The new flier for the event promises "rad prize$" and "so much beer."
3) Julbord at Aquavit
Where: 65 East 55th St
When: Saturday, 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
What: Midtown's favorite Scandinavian restaurant is serving a special winter smörgåsbord this afternoon. The feast includes julskinka (Christmas ham), lussekatt (saffron and raisin buns), pepparkakor (ginger snaps), garlic and herb herring, gravlax, smoked eel, and many other dishes. The price is $65 and includes a complimentary glass of glögg. The julbord will be offered every Saturday afternoon this month.
4) Slow Food Show at Jimmy's No. 43
Where: 43 East 7th Street
When: Saturday, 1 - 5 PM
What: Jimmy Carbone's locavore bar and restaurant is hosting its first ever Slow Food Show today, featuring tastings from a number of local vendors, including Newton Farm Cooperative, Hudson Valley Harvest Cooperative, Josephine’s Feast, The Cidery, and Brooklyn Bouillon. Tickets are $10, with all proceeds going to benefit Slow Food NYC. The vendors are also doing a tasting at the New Amsterdam Market on Sunday from 11 AM - 4 PM.
5) Gowanus Canal Conservancy Winter Festival
Where: 69 9th Street
When: Saturday, 6:30 PM - midnight
What: The Gowanus Canal Conservancy, a non-profit organization that helps restore and develop the Gowanus Canal, is holding its first annual winter fundraising event tonight. The menu by Lot 2 includes gumbo, cole slaw, buttermilk cornbread, and apple crumble bars, plus beer from Captain Lawrence and Butternuts. There will also be a silent auction, and live music by Amanda Palmer, Ambassadors, Savoir Adore, The Suzan, and others. Tickets for music, dinner, and membership to the conservancy are $60 each ($40 for just the food and music), and music-only tickets are just $15. Buy them online at Brown Paper Tickets.
Also of Note: The Enid's annual Holiday Snowflake Party is tomorrow at 4 PM. If you're hungry for steak this weekend, check out Eater's ultimate steakhouse guide. For a new restaurant to try, consider Kutsher's in Tribeca, Allswell in Williamsburg, or the Vinatta Project in the Meatpacking District. For more dining ideas, take a look at the recently updated Eater Heat Map.