July 24, 2009

What to do in New York this weekend

Salud! Enjoy a free Spanish wine tasting and tapas this Saturday at Union Square Wines (140 Fourth Avenue @ 13th Street). Reknowned writer and importer Jorge Ordonez will be presenting his favorite wines from Rioja, Basque country, and more. Get there early as the event runs from 2-5pm. Admission is free and no reservations are required.

Come out to celebrate Belgian National Day this Sunday at The Frying Pan (Pier 66, W 26th St & the West Side Highway). One of our favorite Belgian restaurants (and event sponsor) Petite Abeille, will be serving burgers ($5), mussels ($10), and pommes frites ($3). Street vendor Wafels & Dinges will be serving waffles ($4). There will be live music, a great raffle (prizes include a pair of round-trip tickets from AA), and the Miss Belgium USA contest. The event runs from 2-9:30 pm. Adult admission is $15 (kids are free) and no reservations are required. All proceeds go towards Foster Pride.

Who can resist a whole pig roast in the summer? Get out to the 2nd Annual Pig Roast & Dance Party this Sunday in Brooklyn (3rd Ward, 195 Morgan Ave at Stagg St). Chef Eric Sherman will be on hand to turn 200 lbs of whole hog into pork tacos ($3 each). Cold drinks, live music, and roasted pork - what could be better? The party runs from 4-9pm. Admission is free. RSVP to events@3rdward.com.

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