What’s Good This Month: November 23, 2015

DIY cheese cave simulations, a new Sweetgreen and a vice-centered Bushwick tour.

From GrowNYC’s new hotel space to a mobile wine vendor, we’ve rounded up all the local food news you might’ve missed in the last couple of weeks.

  • Just Food is now accepting workshop proposals for their annual conference.
  • Greenlight Bookstore is donating a copy of Leanne Brown’s Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day to the Food Bank of NYC for every copy purchased.
  • UrbanGlass has released a series of recipe glasses just in time for the holidays.
  • Support the Indiegogo campaign for Cloud Farms, the soilless, never-water herb planter.
  • Last week, GrowNYC erected a massive arch in Union Square to raise funds for Project Farmhouse, their new all-purpose space in the Hyatt Hotel near Union Square.
  • Jimmy’s No. 43 is hosting Battle of the Belgians, their annual Belgian-style ale competition, on December 5.
  • Also on December 5, fifteen chefs including Karen DeMasco, Erin McKenna and Zachary Golper of Bien Cuit will be teaming up at “Be A Good Cookie Family Fun Day,” an event benefiting Cookies for Kids Cancer co-hosted by Christina Tosi. Tickets available here.
  • Sweetgreen just opened a new location on the Upper West Side.
  • Through the end of the month, Eat Local NY and Slow Food are teaming up to raise funds for food education programs. Support the Paper Project here.
  • Franny’s-operated Rose’s Bar and Grill is now open every day.
  • Mouth released tons of new spirits collections in time for holiday entertaining.
  • On the heels of our guide to eating on the Upper East Side, Eli Zabar has opened Eli’s Night Shift.
  • Marley Spoon’s launched a new family box option with meals at $8.90 per person.
  • You can now simulate a cheese cave at home.
  • A new Bushwick tour series, “Transparent Vice,” explores coffee, chocolate and rum.
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