IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Get Shaken & Stirred in Brooklyn

Calling all booze hounds! Brooklyn Shaken & Stirred is going down October 2nd from 6-9pm at The Green Building. For one night only, Brooklyn cocktail bars and restaurants come together for a night of eats and libations. Sharon Beason, founder of BrooklynExposed.com and Tasting Brooklyn, is the mastermind behind this cocktail-infused evening that features cocktails made with small-batch liquors, boutique local wines and beers, accompanied with small bites.

Both new and old cocktail spots will be serving their signature drinks, including Maison Premiere, Pok Pok, and Sunburnt Calf. Local liquors include Brooklyn Gin, Six Point Brewery, and Brooklyn Republic Vodka. There will also be plenty of artisanal liquors including Templeton Rye, Tenneyson Absinthe Roale, and White Pike Whiskey. And if you're a wine lover, you won't be left out! Local wineries include Brooklyn Oenology and Brooklyn Winery.

CULINARY OCCASIONS
Foodie Alert: The 2nd Annual Tasting Brooklyn Fest

Don't miss out on the 2nd annual Tasting Brooklyn, an event bringing together foodies from, you guessed it, Brooklyn! On April 3rd from 5:30-9pm at the Dumbo Loft, the hottest restaurants in the borough will gather round and serve up some of their specialties including top-notch restos like Maison Premiere, The Meatball Shop, Littleneck, The Saint Austere, Kiwiana, Fort Reno,

The Chocolate Room, and more. Drinks will be poured by Brooklyn Oenology, Brooklyn Winery, Sixpoint Beer, Bulldog Gin, Honeydrop Beverages and Brooklyn Soda works and the proceeds will benefit the Brooklyn Food Coalition, which promotes healthy eating practices to Brooklynites.

CULINARY OCCASIONS
Tasting Brooklyn Dining Club: Italian Style

The bimonthly dinner series, Tasting Brooklyn Dining Club, is having its Italian Classics with a Modern Reinterpretation tonight at Fornino Park Slope at 7pm. Diners will be welcomed with a housemade blueberry limoncello (who doesn't like limoncello?), accompanied by appetizers. Following this happy hour will be a five course sit-down dinner featuring duck rollatini paired with Insolia 2010 Cusumano, Sicily, among other delicious items. Dinner will be led by co-owners Chris Walsh and Dave Kearns, along with Executive Chef Kurt Eggers, who will be discussing the seasonal approach to modern Italian cuisine.

DAILY BITES
Want a Taste of Brooklyn's Best Food?

More than 25 of Brooklyn's best restaurants and vendors will be under one roof at Brooklyn Exposed's first-ever Tasting Brooklyn event. From 6:30-9pm on April 5th, sample culinary treats and drinks and watch live cooking shows from Fairway’s TV personalities Dan Glickberg and Mitchel London.

Participating restaurants include Baluchis, Barrio Foods, Bati Kitchen, Cheryl’s Global Soul, Clover Club, Fornino, Linger Café and Lounge, Loreley Williamsburg, Mojito Cuban Cuisine, Osteria il Paiolo, Palo Santo, Pete’s Downtown, Purple Yam, reBar, Red Hook Lobster Pound, Robicellis, Stone Park Café, Tanoreen, Tchoup Shop, The Castello Plan, The Chocolate Room and Thistle Hill Tavern.