Our Guide to This Week: June 6, 2016

This week, we’re hanging with José Andrés at Food Loves Tech, celebrating the return of seasonal farmers markets, going to a pop-up dinner in Prospect Park and more.

What we’re doing:

Monday: Do you want to elevate your pancake game? Take this class on the history and science of all sorts of flapjacks—from standard American to French crêpes to Ethiopian injera and more—at Brooklyn Brainery.

Tuesday: Delicious and whimsical Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream is once again celebrating its Kanye Ice Cream Week through June 12 with some crazy specials, including an ice-cream-stuffed croissantwich custom-made by Arcade Bakery.

Wednesday: Fancy yourself a barbecue aficionado? Gowanus’s Pig Beach is kicking off its guest pit master series with Pappy’s Smokehouse.

Thursday: Head up to the Bronx to experience what some say is the true Little Italy: Arthur Avenue. MOFAD City is bringing together community members for a discussion of its past, present and future.

Friday: Food Loves Tech’s opening night features a talk between chef/restaurateur José Andrés and Gary Vaynerchuk—as well as cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

Saturday: Got a lot of new white clothes you wanna show off? Check out PopUp Dinner Brooklyn. Ticket sales benefit the Prospect Park Alliance.

Sunday: Chef Alex Raij of Txikito and Fany Gerson (the sweets genius behind Dough doughnuts and La Newyorkina paletas) are joining forces at Colonia Verde for Sunday Asados.

Coming Up: Food Loves Tech is happening this weekend! Make sure you’ve got your tickets. (See the winner of our Google-led #makefuturefood challenge here!) In July, we’ve got Good Beer—make sure to get your early bird tickets! Hopping the LIRR or Hampton Jitney in August? Don’t miss our Food Truck Derby taking place on the East End.

Stories we’re reading:

If you want to brew better coffee, check out these tips from Counter Culture.

The world’s two biggest beer-makers might merge and it could have a huge impact on distribution.

How some of New York City’s small food producers are running out of luck owing to rents and regulations.

Young fish eat plastic the same way teens eat McD’s.

Feeds we’re following:

The Bushwick Farmers’ Market is returning soon.

If anything will make you want to go to Queens, it’s the Queens Comfort Instagram feed filled with crazy doughnuts and indulgent mac and cheese.

Speaking of doughnuts, who wants one from Bushwick’s incredible Dun-Well?

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