1. Gilt City is offering VIP tickets to Finger on the Pulse’s 5th annual BBQ Blowout, taking place Wednesday, May 16 from 7–10 pm at Good Co. There will be food courtesy of Joe Carroll and Yvon de Tassigny (Fette Sau, St. Anselm), Brooklyn Brewery beer, and a DJ set by Turing Machine, all on Good Co.’s massive patio. Twenty bucks buys you a silver ticket good for a BBQ dinner, one pint of beer, one bottle of Evian water, a Luther Himes custom tote bag, and a raffle entry to win Brooklyn Brewery swag and tickets to both the BlockParty Blowout and, get this…GoogaMooga!
2. Over Memorial Day weekend, Governors Island is hosting the 5 Boro PicNYC—a celebration of craft beer, gourmet food, and live music. Besides more than 20 food stations (including Jimmy’s No. 43, East Village Meat Market, and Lucky 777 Chili), there will be Sixpoint Brewery beer, a grilled cheese cook-off with chefs like Corey Cova of Earl’s Beer & Cheese, hot sauce tastings, and a taco challenge with tortillas from Tortilleria Nixtamal. Tickets are $25 and include one beer ticket and unlimited food samplings from 11:30-2.
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