With an affinity for making lists (complete with check boxes), a history of smuggling goat cheese into college cafeterias and a never ending obsession to perfect her pie crust, it was only natural that Michaela Johnson would find her way into the position of planning and executing events for a food magazine.

    Our Brooklyn Butchery How-To, In Photos

    It was a carnivore’s dream on February 22nd at the Brooklyn Brewery when meat-eaters flocked to see the meat experts from Marlow & Daughters, Fleisher’s Grassfed and Organic Meats and Brooklyn Cured demonstrate how to butcher at the aptly named How to Slice it, the latest installment in our popular How to series.

    $5 Tickets for our Butchery 101 with Fleisher’s, Marlow & Daughters and Brooklyn Cured Next Week at Brooklyn Brewery

    How often do you get a chance to learn how to properly tie a roast? Stuff a sausage? Butcher a bird? Not too often? Never at all? Yup, we didn’t think so. In our upcoming installment of our popular “How-to” series, we’ve gathered some of the best butchers around to show you how it’s done. How to Slice it will go down at the Brooklyn Brewery on Wednesday, February 22nd from 8 pm to 10 pm with doors opening at 7:30 pm.

    Another Sneak Peek at Our Good Spirits Party Lineup

    There’s something about Tuesday that’s maybe a bit blah. It’s not quite Monday, but it’s definitely not Friday. Why not add some tasty excitement to it with a ticket to Good Spirits on February 28th from 6-9pm? You’d better hurry though, because they are flying. You won’t want to miss out on food and drink from over 50 of the city’s best restaurants and distillers, all for just $45.

    Coming up on the Events Calendar: Oysters on the Half Shell and Some Serious Cocktails

    In case you’ve lost count, there is a grand total of 20 days left until what has been called the best cocktail event in New York City. Good Spirits is our seasonal cocktail pairing party and all bias aside, this year’s line-up of participants is top-notch. It’s all going down downstairs at 82 Mercer in SoHo on February 28th. From 6 to 9 pm, you’ll be privy to incredible food and beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and all it takes to partake is a $45 ticket, which can be bought here. In case you’re one of those types who likes to pre-plan what they’re going to eat, here’s a little taste of what’s in store for your palate:

    Get Ready for Good Spirits on February 28: Our Cocktail Party Pairings Revealed

    Did you buy your ticket to Edible’s Good Spirits event yet? No?!? Act fast before it’s last call on your entry to over 50 vendors and samples from some of the area’s best restaurants and distillers. Tickets are only $45 and include dishes and cocktails from folks like Velseka Bowery, who will be serving Pierogies filled with Vermont Cheddar Cheese, Maple Glazed Bacon and Potato and pairing it with “The Golden Klenovka,” a cocktail made with Vermont Gold Vodka, maple syrup, organic black tea and a splash of club soda.

    Next up on the Event Calendar: That Holiday Everyone Loves to Hate

    Although it feels like spring is beginning, it is indeed still technically February, that means Valentine’s Day. Below are a few Edible-approved ways to woo this year. If you’re looking to plan your social calendar beyond the 14th, be sure to stay tuned to our Events Calendar to fill your dates. And if you got an event to add–from CSA meet-ups to farm schools to secret suppers–let us know.