DIY

$5 Tickets for our Butchery 101 with Fleisher’s, Marlow & Daughters and Brooklyn Cured Next Week at Brooklyn Brewery

How often do you get a chance to learn how to properly tie a roast? Stuff a sausage? Butcher a bird? Not too often? Never at all? Yup, we didn’t think so. In our upcoming installment of our popular “How-to” series, we’ve gathered some of the best butchers around to show you how it’s done. How to Slice it will go down at the Brooklyn Brewery on Wednesday, February 22nd from 8 pm to 10 pm with doors opening at 7:30 pm.

$5 D.I.Y Dairy Tomorrow Night: The Art of Affinage, Butter-Churning and Cheese Plate Perfection

Learn the art of affinage, the path to perfect cheese plates and how to churn your own butter tomorrow night in our latest installment of the How-To series at Brooklyn Brewery. Anne Saxelby from Saxelby Cheesemongers in Essex Market (and her new caves in Red Hook) will be speaking about aging cheese, fromager Tia Keenan will help you compose a cheese course, and folks from Organic Valley will show you how to make that butter. Better still, it’s just $5. Buy those amazingly priced tickets right here.

Blue Moon Fish Hosts a Benefit for Two Fellow Greenmarket Farmers at Southpaw on November 6

Blue Moon Fish will be hosting a fundraiser at Southpaw on Fifth Avenue in Park Slope on Sunday, November 6th from 2 to 8 p.m. The shindig is to support two fellow Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket farmers whose fields were destroyed by Hurricane Irene: Kira Kinney at Evolutionary Organics and Ray Bradley of Bradley Farm, whom we just profiled this summer in the magazine.

Project Neon: One Brooklynite’s Love for Old-School Signage Sparks an iPhone App and an Art Show

The recent news in The Brooklyn Paper that the Bay Ridge soda shoppe called Hinsch’s has shuttered reminded us of a very cool link a friend sent us a few months back to a site called Project Neon. Hinsch’s was known as much for its neon signage at Fifth Avenue and 86th Street as its scoops of ice cream, which were still served old-school style in tiny metal trays. It’s one of the many city places cataloged by Brooklyn photographer Kirsten Hively on her Tumblr and Flickr sites.