Our Guide to This Week: June 20, 2016

What we’re doing:

Monday: Have a very happy Monday at the fifth annual Spirits of New York event from Slow Food NYC and the New York Distilling Company for a tasting of New York’s best small-batch spirits.

Tuesday: Are you curious about matcha? Find out all about it at the Mucho Matcha Tea Tasting by Tea Dealers, Inc.

Wednesday: If you’re interested in the smokier side of agave-based spirits, head over to Threes Brewing for a workshop on mezcal.

Thursday: To learn all the tips and tricks of the shellfish trade, take this Brooklyn Kitchen shellfish intensive from the folks at Greenpoint Fish & Lobster.

Friday: You can drink a milkshake and donate to (RED) by heading over to the Instagram-famous Black Tap.

Saturday: Would you like to experience A Starry Night on the Farm without paying for an Airbnb? Modern Farmer has organized a dinner featuring food by chef Bill Telepan, Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli of Frankies Spuntino, Evan Hanczor of Egg, and Liz Neumark of Great Performances.

Sunday: Take a trip to Philadelphia’s Roughwood Seed Collection with Farm School NYC for a seed keeping workshop. Tickets are available on a sliding scale.

Coming Soon: Good Beer is next month! Make sure to get your tickets for a night of beer and fun. If you’ll be on Long Island in August (or want to take a day trip), don’t miss our Food Truck Derby, taking place on the East End.

Stories we’re reading:

Bolivia doesn’t want Bill Gates’s chickens.

Michael Pollan talked to Mother Jonesfood politics podcast about psychedelics.

Philly is the first U.S. city to introduce a soda tax.

The Bourgeois Pig is going vegan and renaming itself Ladybird.

Feeds we’re following:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BGzDEqtN3UN/

We swoon over our illustrator Adriana Gallo’s feed on a daily basis.

When the weather calls for tacos and margaritas, we can generally be found at Chavela’s in Crown Heights.

The cook behind the forthcoming Modern Love Brooklyn checked out Sage Brooklyn for a meal of summer rolls and fries.

If you like sweets, stop wasting time and head over to Confectionery in the East Village.

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