The PDT Project, in which Payman Bahmani prepare every cocktail in Jim Meehan's PDT Cocktail Book, makes for excellent reading and drinking—and how many things can you say that about? Pictured is the Albert Mathieu cocktail, named for the French engineer who proposed a tunnel linking France in 1802. The drink, with Plymouth Gin, Lillet Blanc and Chartreuse, proposes its own link between the two countries. [Photo: Vanessa Bahmani]
Atera, 77 Worth [Church/Bway] 212.226.1444. Chef Matthew Lightner, pictured.
Gwynnett St., 312 Graham Av. [Ainslie/Devoe] Wburg 347.889.7002
Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria, 53 Great Jones [Laf/Bowery] 212.837.2622
Mission Chinese, 154 Orchard [Stanton/Riv]
Neta, 61 W. 8th [5th/6th] 212.505.2610
Hillside, 70 Hudson Ave. [Water/Front] Vinegar Hill 718.522.7957
Take an Ice Cream Making Class with Megan Fitzroy, pastry chef at Torrisi Italian Specialties, Saturday, June 30th, 2-4pm, at The Brooklyn Kitchen. $55
On Thursday, June 21, Whole Paycheck donates 5% of the day's net earnings to Just Food, the inestimable local non-profit that helps connect NYC communities with regional farms.
PICK YOUR OWN
It's that time of year, when the local fruits and veggies are starting to be ready for picking. Here's a state-by-state guide to Pick Your Own options. Nearby, it's mostly strawberries and peas up now; blueberries, corn, peppers, tomatoes come later in the season.
Free and cheap sustainable foodie social fun for the summer, offered by Ger-Nis. Memberships—$50 for a month or $85 for June thru September—gets you a free $50 class, invites to foodie meetups, and discounts on additional classes and events.