First of all, I just want to say WELCOME TO WEDNESDAY! Today’s visual theme will focus heavily on pizza, because 1) I think we can all agree when I say IT’S PRETTY GREAT, and 2) there’s an event tonight that will allow you to eat SO MUCH OF IT. So let’s get started, shall we?
- So the main reason for our pizza theme is this event, which I vaguely alluded to a moment ago. It’s called Slice Out Hunger, and the concept is amazing: all you have to do is show up at 154 Sullivan Street and get ready to eat LOTS of dollar slices, each of which will go towards ending hunger in NYC. You pay as many dollars as you want at the door, each of which scores you a token good for one slice of pizza. And not just any old pizza! There are like, literally (read: not literally, but almost) a zillion pizza joints participating, including my personal favorite Two Boots. This is especially great, because some of the participants don’t usually sell by the slice. NOW’S OUR CHANCE, GUYS. But let’s make sure to get there early and ready to go, because once the pizza’s gone, that’s IT.
- “That sounds great, but I am the only person on the planet who does not enjoy pizza, Megan.” WEIRD! Well, how about alcohol? Do you enjoy that? If so, you might consider this de Porres Pisco Tasting, where you can try out six different Peruvian piscos, PLUS specialty cocktails, PLUS delicious Peruvian snacks like alfajores. For $25, this sounds like an excellent time to me.
- Or maybe you’d prefer to LEARN about food rather than eat or drink it, in which case I vote you head to this walking tour, titled, “Eat the City.” You’ll learn all about the past and present of food production in NYC, with a special focus on the High Line’s historical role in the meat production process. And while I can’t predict the future, something tells me that a historical account of meat production in NYC just might turn you vegan! So if you’ve been looking for motivation and/or inspiration, you might just find it here!
- “No, no, I meant LEARN as in LEARN TO COOK FOOD, not LEARN TO HATE IT.” OH! My mistake. Okay, well, if you don’t mind zipping up to Queens, there’s a course on Turkish cooking techniques! You’ll learn how to make carrot yogurt salad and two other things I can’t spell or pronounce!
- OR, if you just want to boost your wine knowledge so you can stop looking like such a n00b at dinner parties etc., might I suggest this Develop Your Wine IQ course? You’ll cover all kinds of topics, from wine regions to wine varieties to how to read a wine label, and afterwards, according to the event description, you’ll be ready to “take the next step into the exciting world of wine.” Read: drunkenness with class.
- You can also indulge in some good, clean, sober fun at Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain tonight, where they’ll be putting on a free 90-minute showcase of silent films. (Even if you’re not into that sort of thing, though, it might be worth the trip just for The Great Pumpkin sundae. WHAT UP, FALL!)
- Are you so over the epicurean stuff, though? Well, fortunately for you we’ve got plenty of other events that have nothing to do with food. For instance, if you were unable to score tickets to see Morrissey this week (likely), then go drown your sorrows in this not-as-good-as-the-real-thing Tribute to The Smiths and Morrissey!
- For a slightly less depressing scenario, you could pay a mere $10 to see Heaven and Computer Magic at Mercury Lounge. INEXPENSIVE.
- OR, you could go have an epic time watching Fiona Apple perform at the Capitol Theatre for the very exact price of $56.75! EXPENSIVE.
- For an option that is neither expensive nor inexpensive, though, you could check out Action Bronson at Public Assembly for FREE.
So did you find something you wanted to do? Or have I neglected to include something critical? If so, please tell me all about it in the comments and/or on Twitter @ BYTNYC; I’ll just be eating some pizza over here.