Saturday 11 a.m.-6p.m.
East River Park, the waterfront at N 7th St.
As much as I love to hate on Brooklyn and its legions of gastronerds I have to admit to a soft spot for Smorgasburg. And now have even more reason to like it, my pal Noah Arenstein’s Scharf & Zoyer and its wacky New School take on Old School deli. Did somebody say kugel double down?
Sikh Day Parade and Festival
Saturday, April 27, 12:15-5:00
Madison Square Park, Manhattan
This parade provides not only provides an opportunity to celebrate Vaisakhi Day, but to take part in a huge gratis vegetarian feast. It’s like the Sikh version of the Big Apple BBQ Block Party.
Myanmar New Year Celebration Food Fair
Sunday, April 28, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
P.S. 12 (The James B. Colgate School), 42-00 72nd St., Woodside, Queens
Last year I got to this event kind of late. I don’t plan on making that mistake this year. Burmese food is far too hard to find, even in Queens, for me to miss out on any of it. Tea leaf salad here I come.
Meatopia Presents: A Night of Barbecue with Robbie Richter and Josh Ozersky
Monday, 8 p.m.
Alchemy, Texas BBQ, 71-04 35th Ave., Jackson Heights
Jackson Heights’ newest and only ‘cue shack makes good on its promise of guest pitmasters with two of my favorite meat-obsessed madmen, Robbie Richter opening pitmaster of Hill Country and Fatty Cue, and Josh Ozersky, self-appointed meat guru. The globe-trotting menu will include Tamarack Tunis smoked lamb ribs, loin, and picked Uzbek”plov,” Eden Farms Jamaican Jerk Pork Belly, and Korean-Style Barbecued Short Ribs. The dinner will be served family style, in a party setting with partial seating and free beer. Admission is $45, either at the door or via paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only pre-paid reservations are guaranteed.