CULINARY OCCASIONS
ALL-AMERICAN DINER : !A POP-UP!

For one weekend only, Alex Mitow, the mastermind behind Los Perros Locos, brings you the All-American Diner: !A Pop Up!. Offering affordable, lively dinner parties this four day extravaganza promises to take one of NYC’s most unassuming venues, the now defunct Noah’s Ark, and turn it into an “over-the-top underground performance art, music, and culinary space.” Take part in a Debaucherous DISCO Diner Dinner, featuring Andrew Andrew and the Azucar DJs, or enjoy a Pan-Latin Night hosted by Dominican Hipsters, the Dip-Sters crew, and an S&M Sunday Gravy; whichever night you chose will be alive with food and fun.

CULINARY OCCASIONS
Best Easter Eats in Boston

The stress of cooking a full course meal for your family and friends can be overwhelming, especially on Easter Sunday. Luckily, many restaurants in Boston keep their doors open to serve the public tasty plates, just like your grandmother would make. Special menus from the different neighborhoods of Boston are cultivating new appetizing dishes making your Easter the best one yet. Here are a few that caught our attention in the Boston area.

Beehive (541 Tremont St)

CULINARY OCCASIONS
All That You Missed at Taste of Fifth

In an increasingly alienated, gentrified city, real community events are becoming harder to come by. This past Wednesday, though, we came upon that rare beast: a real community event that managed to be both fun and authentic.

Backyard: Backyard brought the down-home feeling they’re known for full-force with their Cheese Grits, served warm and creamy with an excellent jalapeno kick.

Stone Park Cafe: The folks at Stone Park served us something we’d never had before: ’Escargot Chowder, which was simultaneously delicate and hearty and had us wanting more from the first bite.

CULINARY OCCASIONS
Prepare Your Tastebuds for Queens Taste

If you’ve looked outside recently, you already know that spring has sprung (fingers crossed, no jinxes), and with the blooms on the trees and the warming weather, a number of food festivals celebrating the best of NYC are also fast approaching.

One of the most exciting among them is Queens Taste, the Queens Economic Development Corporation/Queens Tourism Council’s annual foodie blowout. Queens, the largest of the five boroughs, is also one of the most diverse, and Queens Taste exists to highlight what that diversity lends to the Queens culinary scene. In honor of the event’s 11th anniversary and the globe-spanning nature of Queens’ many communities, this year’s theme is the World’s Fair. That means World Fair memorabilia, decorations, and guest veterans of the 1964 World Fair, which took place in Q-Town itself.

HOW-TO
Belgian Chocolatiers Teach the Art of Easter Eggs Decorating

All next week, the Belgian chocolatiers at Neuhaus will teach classes on how to best decorate and enjoy chocolate eggs. And all this time you never realized you were doing it wrong! Neuhaus will provide each guest with a hand-made chocolate egg, which they can decorate with gianduja, a luxury hazelnut paste, and fill with one of Neuhaus' famous pralines, including black currant, coffee, and fleur de sel.

Guests will also be invited to learn about the history of Neuhaus, and then taste some of their best-selling chocolates. Bubbly will also be provided to wash down the delectables. Those who fall in love with the products can also pick up their many Easter-themed packages at a discount.

What: Egg Decorating at Neuhaus

When: Wednesday, April 16th, Thursday, April 17th, and Friday, April 18th from 7-9pm, and Saturday, April 19th from 12-2pm

Where: Neuhaus, 500 Madison Ave., New York, NY

CULINARY OCCASIONS
NYC's Best Easter Eats
CULINARY OCCASIONS
1st Annual 'Lobster de Mayo' to Take Place in NYC

That is because on May 10th, the first annual, “Lobster de Mayo” will drop its anchor at Capitale in New York City. The event, hosted by Food Network’s Katie Lee, will unite chefs from New York's elite restaurants. The handpicked crew will assume the role of the evening’s tastemakers, serving up a delectable celebration of lobster and tequila.

CULINARY OCCASIONS
Zeppelin Hall's Annual Sausage Fest



Are YOU a sausage enthusiast? Does your sausage enthusiasm sometimes shock your friends and family?

Then we have the perfect place for you! From Thursday, April 10th to Sunday, April 20th, Zeppelin Hall is holding their Annual Sausage Fest! The event is a great place for you to bring those friends and fill them up with sausage! Stop snickering.

What: Zeppelin Hall’s Annual Sausage Festival

When: Thursday, April 10th to Sunday, April 20th

Where: Zeppelin Hall Restaurant & Biergarten, 88 Liberty View Drive, Jersey City, NJ

LIQUID COURAGE
Upcoming: Five Boro Craft Beer Fest

If you thought you got your fill of craft beer at New York Craft Beer Week, think again. The Five Boro Craft Beer Fest is quickly approaching, and all you brew-heads (especially the locavores among you) should take notice.

What’s The Five Boro Craft Beer Fest, you might ask? In essence, it’s a celebration of the five boroughs’ sudsy bounty. Thirty-three breweries from Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and The Bronx will be gathering together to display their beautiful wares, alongside paired snacks from five awesome local eateries (namely, Bill’s Balls, Brooklyn Wok Shop, Asiadog, Bite Size Kitchen, and BeeHive Oven.)