Our Guide to This Week: August 15, 2016

This week, we’re headed to Uptown Restaurant Week, getting tips from a local herbalist, heading out East for a food truck derby and more.

What We’re Doing:

Monday: It’s Uptown Restaurant Week, so hop on a train and enjoy lunch specials along East 125th Street.

Tuesday: Every day is a National Something Day, but today it’s rum and that means drink specials. Watch our Facebook Live with Glady’s beverage director Shannon Mustipher, then head down there to join their rum club.

Wednesday: A stone fruit galette is an easy way to take advantage of late-summer fruit. If you don’t yet have the skills, head over to this class at Brooklyn Brainery and leave an expert.

Thursday: Sip cocktails and enjoy some beautiful music at Cooper Hewitt.

Friday: It’s finally time for our Food Truck Derby! Get out east for an evening packed with food and drink from some incredible vendors.

Saturday: While you’re out east, make sure you also check out Dan’s Harvest East End, where you can stuff yourself with the bounty of local farms and vineyards.

Sunday: Take your bread-baking a bit more seriously by attending Sourdough 101 with expert Sarah Owens.

Stories We’re Reading:

The beloved Bed-Stuy restaurant Do or Dine is now a bar called Do or Dive.

Why did the GMO labeling movement fall short?

NPR reports on what food companies add to products when they cut salt, as well as why milk prices spike.

On our radar:

GrowNYC has been running a campaign called “Oh SNAP!” to draw attention to the Greenmarket’s acceptance of EBT cards.

The Lowline is hiring a director of development.

The Culinary Institute of America is doing Italian cuisine weekends for those who want to improve their sauce.

The Food Business School is accepting students to its course for mission-driven food businesses.

Feeds We’re Following:

#Repost @liketheteaeats: Hi, I'm the Stinger Bell from @paulie_gees_hampden #liketheteaEATS

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We’re perpetually coveting a Paulie Gee’s pie.

Newly arrived Madagascar beans prepped to roast – for a series of special projects. #ICEChocolateLab

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Pastry king and chocolate researcher Michael Laiskonis is prepping some Madagascar beans for a new project.

We’re all about @wildcaptives‘ Instagram feed. It’s a gorgeous guide to the city’s edible and medicinal “weeds” and other underrated local plants.

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Alicia Kennedy is a Long Island–born, Brooklyn-based food writer and recipe developer.