Our Guide to This Week: May 18, 2016

We’re psyched for Harlem EatUp!, José Andrés at Food Loves Tech a weekend crawfish boil and more.

Wednesday: Brooklyn FoodWorks is hosting a digital storytelling class for food businesses.

Thursday: We’ve been told a lot about Monosodium Glutamate (a.k.a. MSG). What’s the truth? Brooklyn Brainery can tell you at this class.

Friday: The Harlem EatUp! rteturns this weekend. The four-day festival of food supports Harlem Park to Park and Citymeals-on-Wheels.

Saturday: Check out the Essex Street Market Block Party, which is bringing together amazing Lower East Side businesses.

Sunday: Sycamore in Ditmas Park is hosting its 7th Annual Crawfish Boil this Sunday. You get a bucket of crawfish, a delicious side, and a pint of beer from Threes Brewing.

Coming Up: May 26 is the annual Brooklyn Uncorked event, for all the wine lovers in the city. On June 1, come find out what goes into making an Edible magazine at Brooklyn Brewery. The first Food Loves Tech is happening in June—get tickets for the experiential dinner that’s kicking things off. You can also get discounted tickets to Saturday and Sunday events with the code EdibleFLT at check out! Headed out East in August? Don’t miss our Food Truck Derby. Even if you’re not planning to be out there, it’s worth the trip.

Stories we’re reading:

Dung beetles never have to stop and ask for directions.

Meet one of the biggest fish buyers at the Hunts Point market.

An astronaut dying of cancer dedicates his last year on Earth to studying the climate.

Would you eat a vegan egg?

Feeds we’re following:

Happy hour til 7pm! And it turned into a gorgeous day! Come drink some @threesbrewing Atomic Swerve in the backyard.

A photo posted by Cardiff Giant (@cardiffgiantny) on

Cardiff Giant in Clinton Hill serves only New York State–made beer, wine, cider, and spirits.

Into Greek food? Follow Molyvos, where there’s also a huge selection of Greek wines.

José Andrés, Marcus Samuelsson and Gary Vaynerchuk will be with us at Food Loves Tech! Follow the events Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds for updates.

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