Best Weekend Food Events: Bronx Brewery Party, Crawfish Boil, Food Book Fair


Opening Day Party
The Bronx Brewery (856 East 136th Street, Bronx)
Saturday, 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The Bronx Brewery’s backyard is officially opening this weekend. To celebrate, the brewery is hosting a bona fide barbecue with Fletcher’s Brooklyn Barbecue and live music. Tickets are $20 and include two drink tickets, along with a discounted Uber ride and commemorative shirt.

The Bloody Mary & BBQ Brunch
Beast of Bourbon (710 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn)
Saturday, 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Can’t decide your favorite style of Bloody Mary? The Bloody Mary Liberation party is hosting a brunch party where guests can try four unique Bloody Marys alongside a barbecue brunch. Black Swan Pub and the Bloody Mary Liberation Party will each show off their own concoctions. The brunch menu includes staples like smoked and pulled chicken, pork ribs, and corn bread. Tickets are $48.47 (including tax and gratuity).

Mad. Sq. Eats
Madison Square Park — Worth Square (Fifth Avenue Between 25th and 26th Street)
Saturday, April 30 through Friday, May 27

Mad. Sq. Eats, an outdoor food market, returns this weekend with a lineup that includes Ice & Vice, Roberta’s, and Hill Country Barbecue among other eateries. Guests can also find take-home treats like marshmallows, chocolates, and macarons too. A full lineup of participating businesses can be found on the Mad. Sq. Eats website.

Ninth Annual Crawfish Boil
The Redhead (349 East 13th Street)
Sunday, 11 a.m. until supplies last

Snag a fresh crawfish straight from Louisiana this weekend. Get a platter with two pounds of crawfish and traditional sides like corn, andouille sausage, and potatoes for $35. The restaurant will also have additional bites on hand, like hush puppies and bacon-peanut brittle. Drinks include Louisiana-favorite Abita beer, hurricanes, cold brew coconut milk punch, and group-sized cocktails. Can’t make it this weekend? There will be additional crawfish boils on May 8 and 15.

Food Book Fair
Wythe Hotel (80 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn)
Sunday and Monday, 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Snag a copy of your favorite culinary publication or check out a panel discussion during this two-day affair celebrating the written gospel of food. Workshops include a cocktail-making class led by the beverage director of Mission Chinese as well as a party with pizza and sparkling wine. Tickets range from $8 to $115.